On This Day

November 1976 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 1 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" opens at Playhouse NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 14 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" closes at Playhouse NYC after 16 performances

Music History

Nov 19 George Harrison releases "This Song"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Nov 20 George Harrison appears on "Saturday Night Live": haggling with Lorne Michaels; performing "Here Comes the Sun" and "Homeward Bound" with Paul Simon; and airing two music videos

Music Concert

Nov 25 The Band's farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California; guest performers include Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Vn Morrison, Ringo Starr, and the Staples Singers; concert film "The Last Waltz" directed by Martin Scorcese

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
Singer Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Nov 26 German DR deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship

Music Single

Nov 26 Sex Pistols release their debut single "Anarchy In The UK"

Rocker Steve Jones
Steve Jones

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 3 Jake Shimabukuro, Japanese-American ukulele virtuoso and composer (Gently Weeps), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Nov 6 Mike Herrera, American singer and bassist (MxPx), born in Bremerton, Massachusetts
  • Nov 6 Jodi Martin, Australian singer-songwriter, born in Ceduna, Australia
  • Nov 11 Jesse Keeler, Canadian musician (Death From Above; MSTRKRFT), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 12 Judith Holofernes [Holfelder-Roy], German singer (Wir sind Helden), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Nov 18 Shagrath [Stian Tomt Thoresen], Norwegian heavy metal singer (Dimmu Borgir), born in Jessheim, Akershus
  • Nov 19 Jun Shibata, Japanese singer and songwriter,born in Setagaya, Japan
  • Nov 22 Ville Valo, Finnish singer (HIM)
  • Nov 26 Jean Grae [Tsidi Ibrahim], South African-American rapper (The Evil Jeanius), born in Capetown, South Africa
  • Nov 27 Tyrone Sutton, American pop and R&B singer (Perfect Gentlemen) and Muslim chaplain, born in Massachussetts
  • Nov 30 Martin Kasík, Czech concert pianist, born in Frenštát, Czech Republic

Divorces in Music

Donna Summer

Nov 24 Singer-songwriter Donna Summer (27) divorces actor Helmuth Sommer after 5 years of marriage

Singer Donna Summer
Donna Summer

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 12 Walter Hamor Piston, Jr, American two-time Pulitzer Prize winning composer (Incredible Flutist), music theorist, and educator (Harvard, 1926-60), dies at 82
  • Nov 17 Victor Alessandro, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 27 Victor Alessandro, American orchestral conductor (Oklahoma City; San Antonio) dies on his 61st birthday
  • Nov 28 Robert Fleming, composer, dies at 55