November 1977 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 6 Revival of hippie musical "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater, NYC, after 43 performances
  • Nov 11 Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" & "Girl's School"
  • Nov 17 Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man" premieres in London
  • Nov 21 "All 'N All" 8th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1978)

Music Premiere

Nov 23 Revival of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater, NYC; runs for 96 performances

Theatrical Finale

Nov 27 Victor Borge's "Comedy with Music" closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 66 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 3 Jane Monheit, American jazz singer, born on Long Island, New York
  • Nov 4 Kavana [Anthony Kavanagh], British pop singer ("I Can Make You Feel Good"), born on Moston, England
  • 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, singer-songwriter (Tin Drum; The Velvet Teen), graphic artist, and album cover artist, born in Los Banos, California (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 (Gaetano) "Guy" Lombardo, Canadian-American orchestra leader ("Auld Lang Syne"), dies of heart attack in Houston at 75
  • Nov 5 (Jacob) "Jan" Garber, American violinist and sweet jazz bandleader, dies at 82
  • Nov 11 Greta Keller, Vienna-born cabaret singer and actress (b. 1903)
  • Nov 14 Richard Addinsell, English composer (Warsaw Concerto, 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