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November 1982 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 5 George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Nov 7 "Your Arms are Too Short to Box" closes at Alvin NYC after 69 performances
  • Nov 28 "Pirates of Penzance" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 772 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 30 "Thriller", 6th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1984, best-selling album of all time, Billboard Album of the Year 1983)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 2 Kyoko Fukada, Japanese actress, model and singer, born in Kita, Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 6 Sowelu, Japanese pop singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 8 Sam Sparro [Falson], Australian producer, singer, songwriter (Boombox Eternal), and former child actor, born in Sydney
  • Nov 11 Lil' Dave [Davis Shelton], American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 13 Koda Kumi [Kumiko Kōda], Japanese singer (Butterfly), born in Fushimi, Kyoto
  • Nov 14 Joy Williams, American singer-songwriter (the Civil Wars), born in West Branch, Michigan
  • Nov 21 Ryan Starr, American singer
  • Nov 22 Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Hong Kong singer (Twins)

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 21 Singer Joni Mitchell (39) weds bassist Larry Klein in Malibu, California

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 1 Leighton Lucas, composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 7 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer (Grupo de los cuatro), dies at 71
  • Nov 14 Joachim Stutschewsky, Austrian-Israeli cellist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 91
  • Nov 17 Eduard Tubin, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 22 Max Deutsch, Austrian-French composer, dies at 90
  • Nov 26 Juhan Aavic, Estonian composer, dies at 98
  • Nov 27 Filip Kutev, Bulgarian composer (State Ensemble for Folk Song and Dance), dies at 79