On This Day

November 1971 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 2 "Great Harp" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Nov 6 "Great Harp" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Nov 22 "Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances
  • Nov 28 "Me Nobody Knows" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 587 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 5 Jonny Greenwood, English musician and composer (Radiohead), born in Oxford, England
  • Nov 5 Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer and songwriter, born in British Hong Kong
  • Nov 7 Robin Finck, American guitarist (Nine inch Nails; Guns N' Roses), born in Park Ridge, New Jersey
  • Nov 13 John Francis Zingg, American rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 15 Sandra Kim [Caldarone], French singer (J'aime la Vie)
  • Nov 19 Alice Peacock, American folk singer, born in White Bear Lake, Minnesota
  • Nov 28 Fenriz [Leif Nagell], Norwegian heavy metal musician (Darkthrone), born Kolbotn, Norway
  • Nov 29 Keith Carlock, American session and touring jazz and rock drummer (Steely Dan; Toto; Chris Botti), born in Clinton, Mississippi

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 18 [Herman] Junior Parker, American blues singer and musician (Mystery Train), dies during brain operation at 39
  • Nov 27 Jekabs Medinš, Latvian composer, dies at 86
  • Nov 28 Alexander "Papa" Lightfoot, American blues singer and harmonica player, dies of respiratory failure at 47
  • Nov 29 Heinz Tiessen, German composer, dies at 84