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November 1988 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 9 "Prince of Central Park" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Nov 20 "Les Miserables" opens a Bus & Truck tour in Tampa

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Nov 25 Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry
Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Chuck Berry

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 6 Conchita Wurst [Thomas Neuwirth], Austrian singer and drag queen (Eurovision Song Contest winner: 2014), born in Gmunden, Austria
  • Nov 7 Tinie Tempah [Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu], British rapper ("Written In The Stars"), born in Plumstead, London
  • Nov 28 Christopher Stringini, American pop singer (US5), born in Wheaton, Illinois

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 11 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor & organist (b. 1900)
  • Nov 12 Tomasz Sikorski, Polish minimalist composer (Solitude of Sounds), dies at 49
  • Nov 13 Antal Doráti, Hungarian-American conductor (Minneapolis Symphony, 1949-1960), dies at 82
  • Nov 13 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (Beer Barrel Polka), dies at 86
  • Nov 24 Irmgard Seefried, German soprano, dies at 69
  • Nov 26 Antonio Estévez, Venezuelan composer and conductor (Cantata Criolla), dies at 72
  • Nov 27 Karel Horky, Czech composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 30 Charlie Rouse, American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist (Thelonious Monk Quartet; Sphere), dies of lung cancer at 64