On This Day

November 1973 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 1 Jerry Livingston and Mack David's musical "Molly", starring Kaye Ballard, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 68 performances

Television Premiere

Nov 2 "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" special premieres on CBS TV

Album Release

Nov 9 Columbia Records releases "Piano Man", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's second studio album

  • Nov 10 "Ship Ahoy" album by The O'Jays is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1974)

Album Release

Nov 11 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's second album "The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle"

Music History

Nov 12 Dmitri Shostakovich's 14th String Quartet premieres

  • Nov 13 "Gigi" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • Nov 14 "Good Evening" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 438 performances

Album Release

Nov 16 John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album

Album Release

Nov 30 Paul McCartney & Wings release album "Band on the Run" in the UK


Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 2 Tobias Ringborg, Swedish violinist and conductor, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 3 Sticky Fingaz [Kirk Jones], American hardcore rapper (Oynx), born in the Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City
  • Nov 3 Mick Thomson, American heavy metal guitarist (Slipknot), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Nov 9 Nick Lachey, American singer, born in Harlan, Kentucky
  • Nov 10 Khiry Abdul Samad, rocker (Boys-Dial My Heart, Lucky Charm), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 11 Jason White, American punk rock guitarist (Green Day), born in North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Nov 13 Ari Hoenig, American jazz drummer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 14 Moka Only [Daniel Denton], Canadian rapper, born in Langford, British Columbia
  • Nov 14 Adina Howard, American R&B and hip-hop singer-songwriter ("Freak Like Me"; "What's Love Got To Do With It"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Nov 18 Steve Christopher Petree, American pop singer (pc Quest- "After The Summer's Gone"), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • Nov 27 Twista [Carl Terrell Mitchell], American rapper, one-time fastest English language rapper (Guinness World Record, 1992), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 28 Jade Puget, American rock guitarist (AFI), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Nov 30 John Moyer, American bassist (Disturbed)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 10 Stringbean [David Akeman], American country singer, comedian, and banjo player (Hee Haw), murdered by burglars at his home at 58
  • Nov 13 Bruno Maderna, Italian conductor, and avant garde composer (Quadrivium; Satyricon), dies of lung cancer at 53
  • Nov 20 Allan Sherman, American parody singer and songwriter ("Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah"), dies from emphysema at 48
  • Nov 26 John Rostill, British rock bassist (The Shadows, 1963-70 - "The Rise and Fall of Flingel Bunt"), and songwriter ("If You Love Me, Let Me Know"), dies of barbiturate poisioning at 31
  • Nov 27 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 86
  • Nov 30 Bruce Yarnell, American actor (Outlaws) and singer, dies at 35 when the single‐engine plane he was piloting crashes on a mountain slope in northern Los Angeles County [1]