On This Day

November 1970 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 3 "President's Daughter" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Nov 7 "Purlie" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances
  • Nov 10 "2 by 2" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 343 performances
  • Nov 10 R Rodgers/M Charnins musical "Two by Two" premieres in NYC

Music releaseMusic Recording

Nov 16 Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album

Singer Elton John
Elton John

Music releaseMusic Single

Nov 23 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single in the US

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 7 Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician (The Divine Comedy), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Nov 8 Diana King, Jamaican singer and songwriter ("Shy Guy", "I Say a Little Prayer" remake), born in St. Catherine, Jamaica
  • Nov 9 Susan Tedeschi, American musician, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 9 Scarface [Brad Terrence Jordan], American rapper (Geto Boys), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 10 Warren G, American rapper (Regulate), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 11 Derry Brownson, rock keyboardist (EMF-Unbelievable)
  • Nov 15 Jack Ingram, American singer and songwriter
  • Nov 17 Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)
  • Nov 18 Johan Liiva, Sweden vocalist (Arch Enemy)
  • Nov 19 Justin Chancellor, English bassist (Tool)
  • Nov 20 Geoffrey Keezer, American jazz pianist, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Nov 20 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor], American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), born in Queens, New York (d. 2016
  • Nov 24 Chad Taylor, musician (Live)
  • Nov 24 Julieta Venegas, Mexican singer

Divorces in Music

  • Nov 8 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) divorces singer Michelle Phillips (26) only 8 days after getting married

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 6 Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and one of the most popular songwriters of his era (Granada, Solamente Una Vez), dies at 73
  • Nov 18 Hal Dickinson, American singer (Modernaires), dies at 56
  • Nov 24 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 29 Robert Ruthenfranz, German composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 29 Karl Ottó Runólfsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 70