November 1986 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Nov 3 John Lennon's "Menlove Avenue" album released posthumously

  • Nov 6 "Just Like the First Time" second 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

Album Release

Nov 10 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band "Live/1975-85", a 5 LP box set of concert recordings

Album Release

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

  • 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 6 Ben Rector, American folk-Americana singer-songwriter (Brand New), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 7 Andy Hull, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Manchester Orchestra - "The Gold"), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Jon BatisteJon Batiste (36 years old)

Nov 11 American jazz pianist, singer-songwriter, bandleader (Stay Human; The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, 2015-22), and film score composer (Soul), born in Metairie, Louisiana

  • Nov 12 Evan Yo [Tsai Min-you], Taiwanese Mando-pop singer, born in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
  • Nov 13 Miho Hazama, Japanese jazz keyboardist, composer, and bandleader, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 20 Aaron Yan, Taiwanese singer and actor, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Nov 20 Jared Followill, American alternative-rock bassist (Kings of Leon -"Use Somebody"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 20 Oliver "Oli" Sykes, British rock vocalist (Bring Me The Horizon - "Drown"; "Medicine"), born in Ashford, England
  • Nov 26 Diego Urbano, Chilean jazz vibraphonist, composer, and bandleader ("Begs the Question’’), born in Santiago, Chile

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 1 Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (Anerca), dies at 57
  • Nov 1 Sippie Wallace [Beulah Belle Thomas], American blues singer ("Women Be Wise"), dies on her 88th birthday
  • Nov 3 Eddie "Lockjaw" 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 (Ulysses) Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Robins; The Coasters - "Charlie Brown"; "Youngblood"), 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, American singer and 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 (Benjamin) "Scatman" Crothers, American singer, musician ("I'd Rather Be a Hummingbird"), and actor (Chico and the Man - "Louie"; The Shining), dies of lung cancerat 76
  • Nov 22 Robert Whitney, American conductor (Louisville Orchestra, 1937-67), educator (University of Louisville, 1956-71), and composer, dies at 82