On This Day

November 1979 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 2 Peter Shaffer's musical "Amadeus" premieres in London

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Playwright
Peter Shaffer

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Nov 16 Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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Nov 19 Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry
  • Nov 25 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 53 performances
  • Nov 28 "King of Schnorrers" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 63 performances

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Nov 30 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 3 Tim McIlrath, American musician (Rise Against)
  • Nov 5 Mihalis Hatzigiannis, Greek-Cypriot songwriter and singer, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Nov 7 Jon Peter Lewis, American singer and songwriter, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Nov 10 Chris Joannou, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 10 Warren Wolf, American jazz vibraphonist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 13 Subliminal [Ya'akov Shimoni], Israeli rapper and producer, born in Tel Aviv
  • Nov 14 Tobin Esperance, American musician (Papa Roach)
  • Nov 19 Keith Buckley, American punk rock singer (Every Time I Die), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Nov 20 Ericson Alexander Molano, Colombian gospel singer, born in Pereira, Colombia
  • Nov 21 Kim Dong Wan, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • Nov 22 Chris Doran, Irish singer
  • Nov 25 Thea Gilmore, British rock and folk singer-songwriter, born in Oxford, England
  • Nov 27 Hilary Hahn, American classical violinist, born in Lexington, Virginia
  • Nov 27 Shin Hyesung, Korean singer (Shinhwa), born in Gangbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Nov 28 Chamillionaire [Hakeem Seriki], American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 29 Jayceon "The Game" Taylor, American rapper, born in Compton, California

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 11 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
  • Nov 23 Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter (Crayon Angels: Jesus Was A Cross Maker), dies of a drug overdose at 35