November 1983 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Single

Nov 2 "Thriller" single released worldwide by Michael Jackson

Album Release

Nov 4 Warner Bros. Records releases "Hearts and Bones", the sixth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon

Music Premiere

Nov 10 Garry Sherman and Peter Udell's musical "Amen Corner", based on James Baldwin's drama "The Amen Corner", opens at Nederlander Theatre; runs for 28 performances

  • Nov 17 "La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 performances

Film Premiere

Nov 17 Film "Yentl" produced, directed and starring Barbra Streisand and Mandy Patinkin premieres, based on play and story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

  • Nov 19 Robert Whitney (79) conducts his final concert, leading the Louisville Orchestra at the opening of the Whitney Concert Hall at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in Louisville, Kentucky

Music Premiere

Nov 20 Musical "Marilyn: An American Fable", loosely based on life of Marilyn Monroe, starring Alyson Reed and Scott Bakula, opens at Minskoff Theater, NYC; runs for 17 performances

  • Nov 21 "Doonesbury" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 104 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 5 (Anne) Leilehua Lanzilotti, Kānaka Maoli-American violinist and contemporary classical composer, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Nov 6 Jon Hume, Australian singer (Evermore), born in Lismore, Australia

Miranda LambertMiranda Lambert (39 years old)

Nov 10 American country music singer and songwriter ("The Weight of These Wings"), born in Longview, Texas

  • Nov 16 K [Kang Yoon-sung], South Korean singer, born in Goyang, South Korea
  • Nov 19 Fabrejay [Jeffrey Santana], American dance club DJ and record producer, born in Hoboken, New Jersey

Future [Nayvadius Wilburn]Future [Nayvadius Wilburn] (39 years old)

Nov 20 American rapper and singer-songwriter (High Off Life), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Nov 22 Corey Beaulieu, American heavy metal guitarist (Trivium), born in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
  • Nov 22 Tyler Hilton, American singer-songwriter, and actor (One Tree Hill), born in Palm Springs, California
  • Nov 25 Kirsty Crawford, Scottish pop singer-songwriter (Pop Idol), born in Glasgow
  • Nov 27 Professor Green [Stephen Paul Manderson], British rapper (Lip Sync Battle UK), born in London, England
  • Nov 28 Rostam [Batmanglij], Iranian-American songwriter, keyboardist, composer, arranger, and record producer (Vampire Weekend, 2006-16 - "A-Punk"; "Oxford Comma"), born in Washington, D.C.

Divorces in Music

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Nov 14 British theatrical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (35) divorces Sarah Hugill after more than 11 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 1 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn Catalog), dies at 96
  • Nov 3 Alfredo Antonini, Italian-American Emmy Award-winning conductor (CBS Symphony; Columbia Pan-American Orchestra), and composer (The Great City), dies during heart surgery at 82
  • Nov 3 Bob Scholte, Dutch vocalist, dies at 81
  • Nov 6 Robert Gross, American composer and violinist, dies at 69
  • Nov 7 David Alexandrovich Toradze, Soviet composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 7 Germaine Tailleferre [Taillefesse], French composer (Le Marin du Bolivar; L'adieu du cavalier), dies at 91
  • Nov 12 Preston Jackson [James Preston McDonald], American jazz trombonist (Preservation Hall Jazz Band), dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Alvin "Junior" Samples, American comedian and country singer (Hee Haw), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Nov 19 Tom Evans, English rock musician (Badfinger), commits suicide at 36
  • Nov 25 Anton Dolin [Sydney Francis Patrick Chippendall Healey-kay], British dancer (Girl From Petrovka), dies at 79