On This Day

November 1986 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 3 John Lennon "Menlove Avenue" album released posthumously

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 6 "Just Like the First Time" 2nd studio album by Freddie Jackson is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1987)
  • Nov 8 "Song & Dance" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 15 Beastie Boys release their debut album "Licensed to Ill" - 1st No. 1 rap album on Billboard charts

Rocker Adam Yauch
Adam Yauch
  • Nov 17 "Oh Coward!" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Nov 24 "Smile" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Nov 30 "Flamenco Puro" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 40 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 2 Erika Jo, American country music singer, born in Angleton, Texas
  • Nov 4 Alexz Johnson, Canadian singer and actress, born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Nov 5 BoA [Kwon Boa], South Korean singer, born in Gyeonggi-do
  • Nov 7 Andy Hull, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Manchester Orchestra - "The Gold"), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nov 11 Jon Batiste, American jazz pianist, bandleader (Stay Human; The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), and composer (Soul), born in Metairie, Louisiana,
  • Nov 12 Evan Yo, Taiwanese pop singer, born in Taiwan, Taiwan
  • Nov 15 Jeffree Star, American model, fashion designer, make-up artist and singer-songwriter
  • Nov 20 Aaron Yan, Taiwanese singer and actor, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Nov 20 Oliver "Oli" Sykes, English rock vocalist (Bring Me The Horizon), born in Ashford, United Kingdom
  • Nov 20 Jared Followill, American alternative-rock backing vocalist and musician (Kings of Leon), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 25 Katie Cassidy, American singer and actress, born in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 1 Sippie Wallace [Beulah Belle Thomas], American blues singer, (Women Be Wise) dies at 88
  • Nov 1 Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (Anerca), dies at 57
  • Nov 3 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis [Edward F. Davis], American jazz saxophonist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band), dies of cancer at 65
  • Nov 4 Zlatan Vauda, Slovene composer and conductor (RTB Children's Choir, 1953-86), dies at 86
  • Nov 5 Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Robins, The Coasters) dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Nov 6 Elisabeth Grümmer, Alsatian soprano (b. 1911)
  • Nov 7 Tracy Pew, Australian musician (The Birthday Party) (b. 1957)
  • Nov 8 Beatrice Kay, singer/actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & the Col), dies at 78
  • Nov 13 Rudolf Schock, German opera tenor, dies at 71
  • Nov 15 Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), dies at 89
  • Nov 18 Lajos Bárdos, Hungarian conductor, composer, musicologist and professor, dies at 87
  • Nov 22 Robert Sutton Whitney, composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 22 Scatman Crothers [Benjamin], American actor, singer, dancer and musician (Chico and the Man, The Shining), dies at 76
  • Nov 22 Robert Whitney, American conductor (Sospiro do Roma), dies at 82