November 1987 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Nov 2 George Harrison releases album "Cloud 9" & Paul McCartney releases greatest hits album "All the Best"

Music Premiere

Nov 5 Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairytale musical "Into the Woods" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC; runs for 764 performances, wins 3 Tony Awards and 5 Drama Desk Awards

  • Nov 11 "Roza" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Nov 12 "Teddy & Alice" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 77 performances

Music History

Nov 13 Sonny & Cher perform together for the final time, singing "I Got You Babe" on 'Late Night with David Letterman' (NBC)

  • Nov 14 "La Cage aux Folles" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 performances

Music Single

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

Album Release

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

  • Nov 24 "Make It Last Forever" debut album by Keith Sweat is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)
  • Nov 24 Concert performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos' folk operetta "Magdalena" debuts at Alice Tully Hall in NYC's Lincoln Center
  • Nov 27 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
  • Nov 29 Revival of Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen's musical ."Dreamgirls" closes at Ambassador Theater, NYC, after 177 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 3 Courtney Barnett, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Avant Gardner"; "Nameless, Faceless"), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 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 (The Jonas Brothers), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Nov 24 Megan Mullins, American country singer-songwriter, fiddler, and mandolin player, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Nov 24 Sabi [Jenice Portlock], American hip-hop and pop singer-songwriter (The Bangz; "You Make Me Feel..."), born in Inglewood, California
  • Nov 30 Dougie Poynter, British singer and bassist (McFly), born in Orsett, England

Weddings in Music

Lenny Kravitz & Lisa Bonet

Nov 16 Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 6 Jean Rivier, French composer and educator (Paris Conservatory, 1946-66), dies at 91
  • Nov 6 Zohar Argov, Israeli singer, dies in jail of unintentional suicide at 32
  • 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, American R&B singer ("Stay Away From My Baby"), dies in a car crash at 58
  • 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