On This Day

November 1990 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 1 "Oh, Kay!" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • Nov 4 "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Shubert NYC for 225 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 6 "I'm Your Baby Tonight" 3rd studio album by Whitney Houston is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1991)

  • Nov 7 "Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 11 performances
  • Nov 7 "Those Were The Days" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 126 performances
  • Nov 8 "6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

Nov 8 Musician Chris Isaak releases single "Wicked Game"

Singer Chris Isaak
Chris Isaak
  • Nov 11 "Shadowlands" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 169 performances
  • Nov 18 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 241 performances
  • Nov 19 Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning "Girl You Know Its True" album

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 26 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win

  • Nov 29 "Shogun - The Musical" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 72 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 7 Matt Corby, Australian singer and songwriter (Into The Flame), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 8 SZA [Solána Rowe], American R&B singer-songwriter, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Nov 13 Jibbs [Jovan Campbell], American rapper (Chain Hang Low), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Nov 14 Jessie Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (d. 2008)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 5 Bobby Scott, American composer, arranger and jazz singer (He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother), dies of cancer at 53
  • Nov 10 Lisa Kirk, US Broadway-singer, dies
  • Nov 10 Ronnie Dyson, American singer (Salvation-I Don't Wanna Cry), dies at 40
  • Nov 12 Nico Haak, Dutch singer (Foxy Foxtrot), dies
  • Nov 18 Peter Schilperoort, saxophonist/clarinetist, dies
  • Nov 24 Bulent Arel, Turkish-born electronic composer, dies at 72