On This Day

November 1974 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 3 "Lorelei" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 320 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 Dmitri Shostakovich completes Michelangelo songs

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 8 "Greatest Hits" 11th studio album by Elton John is released

Singer Elton John
Elton John

Music release#1 in the Charts

Nov 16 John Lennon's only solo #1 "Whatever Gets You Through the Night"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 28 John Lennon's last concert appearance (Elton John concert in Madison Square Garden NYC)
  • Nov 30 "Good Evening" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 438 performances
  • Nov 30 "Mack & Mabel" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 66 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 2 Nelly [Cornell Haynes Jr.], American rapper, born in Austin, Texas
  • Nov 2 Prodigy [Albert Johnson], American rapper (Mobb Deep), born in Hempstead, Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 4 Cedric Bixler-Zavala, American musician (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta), born in Redwood City. California
  • Nov 5 Angela Gossow, German vocalist (Arch Enemy), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Nov 5 Ryan Adams, American musician, singer and songwriter (Whiskeytown), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Nov 7 Chris Summers, Norwegian drummer (Turbonegro), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Nov 9 Joe C. [Joseph Calleja], American rapper (hype man for Kid Rock), born in Taylor, Michigan (d. 2000)
  • Nov 10 Niko Hurme, Finnish musician (Stala & so), born in Karkkila, Finland
  • Nov 11 Static Major, American singer (d. 2008)
  • Nov 15 Chad Kroeger, Canadian singer
  • Nov 16 Eric Judy, American musician (Modest Mouse)
  • Nov 26 Jamie Jones, American singer (All 4 One), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 28 apl.de.ap, American rapper (Black Eyed Peas)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 8 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American R&B singer and songwriter, dies at 60
  • Nov 9 Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austrian composer/musicologist, dies at 89
  • Nov 11 Alfonso Leng, Chilean dentist and composer (Doloras), dies at 90
  • Nov 19 George Brunies, American musician (b. 1902)
  • Nov 21 Frank Martin, Swiss composer (In Terra Fax), dies at 84
  • Nov 23 Pall Isolfsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 25 Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter, dies of a drug overdose at 26