On This Day

November 1989 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 1 "Les Miserables" opens at Curran Theatre, San Francisco
  • Nov 2 Musical "Meet Me In St Louis", based on the 1944 film, opens at Gershwin Theater, NYC; runs for 253 performances
  • Nov 5 "Threepenny Opera" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Nov 11 "Prince of Central Park" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Nov 12 George Forrest's musical "Grand Hotel" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1018 performances (5 Tony wins)

Music History

Nov 13 Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" & "Ou Est Le Soleil"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Nov 15 "Few Good Men" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 497 performances
  • Nov 16 "Gypsy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 477 performances

Music History

Nov 27 George Harrison releases "Cheer Down" & "Poor Little Girl"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Album Release

Nov 28 Queen Latifah releases her debut hip hop album "All Hail the Queen" featuring single "Ladies First"

Singer, Rapper and Actress Queen Latifah
Singer, Rapper and Actress
Queen Latifah

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 2 Katelyn Tarver, American singer and actress (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), born in Glennville, Georgia
  • Nov 3 Paula DeAnda, American singer
  • Nov 10 Taron Egerton, Welsh actor and singer (Rocketman), born in Birkenhead, England
  • Nov 11 Reina Tanaka, Japanese pop singer (d Lovendor.), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Nov 19 Tyga [Micheal Ray Stevenson], American rapper (Legendary), born in Compton, California

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 1 Louis Barron, American composer (electronic music), dies at 69
  • Nov 5 Barry Sadler, American singer ("Ballad Of The Green Berets"), dies from complications of being shot at 49
  • Nov 5 Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-American classical pianist (Variations on a Theme from Carmen), dies of a heart attack at 85
  • Nov 6 Dickie Goodman, American parody singer (Flying Saucer), dies at 55
  • Nov 12 Armando Gentilucci, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 17 Emerson Buckley, American composer, dies at 73
  • Nov 28 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Songs for Life), dies at 91
  • Nov 29 Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], singer, dies at 56