On This Day

November 1977 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 6 "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 43 performances
  • Nov 11 Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" & "Girl's School"
  • Nov 21 "All 'N All" 8th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1978)
  • Nov 23 "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 96 performances

Music releaseTheatrical Finale

Nov 27 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Imperial NY after 66 performances

Comedian and Pianist Victor Borge
Comedian and Pianist
Victor Borge

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 3 Jane Monheit, American jazz singer, born on Long Island, New York
  • Nov 8 Jully Black, Canadian R&B singer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 13 Chanel Cole [Whalley], New Zealand-born Australian singer (Spook), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Nov 13 Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer
  • Nov 14 Obie Trice, American rapper
  • Nov 15 Logan Whitehurst, American musician (d. 2006)
  • Nov 18 Fabolous [John David Jackson], American rapper (From Nothin' to Somethin'), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Nov 20 Josh Turner, American singer (Long Black Train), born in Hannah, South Carolina
  • Nov 21 Myles Heskett, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
  • Nov 21 Tobias Sammet, German singer (Edguy)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 5 Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne), dies in Houston at 75
  • Nov 11 Greta Keller, Vienna-born cabaret singer and actress (b. 1903)
  • Nov 14 Richard Addinsell, English composer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 73
  • Nov 15 Serafin Pro, Cuban composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 19 William "Sonny" Criss, American bebop jazz saxophonist (Jazz U.S.A.), commits suicide while suffering from stomach cancer at 50