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November 1987 in Music History

Events in Music

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Nov 2 George Harrison releases "Cloud 9" & McCartney releases "All the Best"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Nov 5 "Into the Woods" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 764 performances
  • Nov 5 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine's musical "Into the Stars," premieres
  • Nov 11 "Roza" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Nov 12 "Teddy & Alice" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • Nov 14 "La Cage aux Folles" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 performances

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Nov 16 Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 17 The Madonna compilation album "You Can Dance" is released

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • Nov 24 "Make It Last Forever" debut album by Keith Sweat is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)
  • Nov 27 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
  • Nov 29 "Dreamgirls" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 177 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 4 T.O.P. [Choi Seung-hyun], Korean singer-songwriter (Big Bang) and actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Nov 5 Kevin Jonas, American guitarist (member of the Jonas Brothers), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Nov 24 Megan Mullins, American singer
  • Nov 24 Sabi, American pop singer-songwriter (You Make Me Feel...), born in Inglewood, California
  • Nov 30 Dougie Poynter, British singer and bassist (McFly)

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 16 Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 6 Zohar Argov, Israeli singer (b. 1955)
  • Nov 16 Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (b. 1907)
  • Nov 17 Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady), dies at 81
  • Nov 22 Ted Taylor, rock vocalist, dies
  • Nov 23 Alton Adams, American composer (1st black bandmaster in the United States Navy), dies at 98
  • Nov 26 Emmanuel Bondeville, French composer, dies at 89
  • Nov 28 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, dies at 83