November 1981 in Music

Events in Music

  • Nov 10 "Oh, Brother!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Nov 11 "Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Nov 14 "Raise!" 11th studio album by Earth, Wind & Fire is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1982)
  • Nov 15 "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Nov 16 "Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 17 "1st" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 37 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

Nov 21 Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • Nov 22 "Marlowe" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Nov 28 "Merrily We Roll Along" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Nov 29 "My Fair Lady" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 119 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 7 Anthony Moffat, Scottish musician, writer and filmmaker
  • Nov 16 Allison Crowe, Canadian singer, born in Nanaimo, Canada
  • Nov 17 Sarah Harding, English singer (Girls Aloud)
  • Nov 18 Gian Magdangal, Filipino singer and actor
  • Nov 20 Kimberley Walsh, English singer (Girls Aloud), born in Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Nov 22 Ben Adams, English singer
  • Nov 26 Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
  • Nov 29 Nicholas Teo, Malaysian singer and actor, born in Sarawak, Malaysia

Weddings in Music

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 26 Legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (55) weds "Sounder" actress Cicely Tyson (47) at the home of actor Bill Cosby

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 17 Bob Eberly, American singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), dies at 65
  • Nov 27 Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer/actress (From Russia With Love), dies of cancer at 83
  • Nov 29 Natalie Wood [Natasha Gurdin], American actress (Gypsy, Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story), drowns at 43