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November 1980 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 17 John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

CameraFamous Photo

Nov 21 John Lennon and Yoko Ono pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 30 "Banjo Dancing" closes at Century Theater NYC after 38 performances
  • Nov 30 "Perfectly Frank" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 16 performances

Music releaseTheatrical Finale

Nov 30 "West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 341 performances

Choreographer, Director and Theater Producer Jerome Robbins
Choreographer, Director and Theater Producer
Jerome Robbins

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 8 Ana Vidovic, Croatian classical guitarist, born in Karlovac, Croatia
  • Nov 10 Calvin Chen, Taiwanese singer (Fahrenhiet), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Nov 13 Monique Coleman, American actress (High School Musical), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Nov 15 Ace Young, American singer
  • Nov 17 [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, American pop singer (Hanson-MMMbop), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 18 Junichi Okada, Japanese pop singer (V6), and actor, born in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
  • Nov 18 Dustin Kensrue, American singer- songwriter (Thrice), born in Irvine, California
  • Nov 26 Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor, born in Mitaka, Tokyo
  • Nov 28 Lisa Middelhauve [Elisabeth Rodermund], German rock singer (Xandria), born in Bielefeld, West Germany

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 12 Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 16 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American blues singer, dies at 41