On This Day

November 1985 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 5 Paul Schierhorn's rock musical "News" opens at Helen Hayes Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • Nov 9 "News" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 4 performances

Music History

Nov 18 Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"


Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 5 Tanaka Koki, Japanese idol and singer (member of KAT-TUN), born in Chiba, Japan
  • Nov 5 Kate DeAraugo, Australian singer (3rd winner of Australian Idol 2005), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Nov 10 Ricki-Lee Coulter, Australian singer (Hell No!), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Nov 15 Jeffree Star [Jeffrey Steininger Jr.], American internet personality, entrepreneur (Jeffree Star Cosmetics), and singer-songwriter ("Lollipop Luxury"), born in Los Angeles County, California

Carly Rae Jepsen

Nov 21 Carly Rae Jepsen, Canadian singer ("Call Me Maybe"), born in Mission, British Columbia

  • Nov 24 Julia Alexandratou, Greek fashion model and singer
  • Nov 26 Lil' Fizz [Dreux Pierre Frédéric], American singer (B2K), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 27 Klara Elias [Klara Ósk Elíasdóttir], Icelandic pop singer (Nylon), born in Sweden

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 24 "Big" Joe Turner, American blues and R&B singer ("Shake, Rattle and Roll"), dies of heart failure at 74