November 1990 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Nov 1 Revival of George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, and P. G. Wodehouse's musical "Oh, Kay!" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC; runs for 77 performances

  • Nov 4 Alan Janes' jukebox musical "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story", starring Paul Hipp, opens at Shubert Theatre, NYC; runs for 225 performances

I'm Your Baby Tonight

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

  • Nov 7 English-Yiddish musical revue "Those Were The Days" opens at Edison Theater, NYC; runs for 126 performances

Musical Finale

Nov 7 New York City Opera's limited run production of Stephen Sondheim's musical "A Little Night Music" closes at New York State, NYC, after 11 performances

  • Nov 8 "6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 performances

Wicked Game

Nov 8 Musician Chris Isaak releases single "Wicked Game"

Music History

Nov 11 William Nicholson's drama "Shadowlands", based on the life of C.S. Lewis, opens at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NYC; runs for 169 performances and wins a Tony Award

  • Nov 17 American singer David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, California
  • 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

Billboard Music Awards

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

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Sigala [Bruce Fielder], British electronic dance music record producer and club DJ ("Easy Love"), born in Norwich, England
  • Nov 2 Kendall Schmidt, American actor and singer-songwriter (Big Time Rush), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Nov 7 Courtney Marie Andrews, American singer-songwriter (Old Flowers), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Nov 7 Matt Corby, Australian singer and songwriter (Into The Flame), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

SZA (32 years old)

Nov 8 American R&B singer-songwriter ("All the Stars", Ctrl), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • Nov 13 Jibbs [Jovan Campbell], American rapper (Chain Hang Low), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Nov 14 Jessica Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (The Saddle Club), born in Canberra, Australia (d. 2008)

Rita Ora (32 years old)

Nov 26 British-Kosovan singer-songwriter ("Hot Right Now", "Let You Love Me"), born in Pristina, Kosovo, Yugoslavia

  • Nov 27 Hazel English [Eleisha Caripisi], Australian-American indie-pop singer-songwriter ("Shaking"; "Nine Stories"), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Nov 29 Diego Boneta, Mexican actor and singer (Rock of Ages), born in Mexico City

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 1 Ray Pohlman, American session upright and electric bass guitarist and arranger (The Wrecking Crew), and jazz guitarist, dies of heart failure at 60
  • 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 Ronnie Dyson, American stage actor (Hair - "Aquarius"; Salvation), and soul singer ("(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?"; "I Don't Wanna Cry"), dies of heart failure at 40
  • Nov 11 Lisa Kirk, American Broadway singer and actress (Kiss Me Kate), dies of lung cancer at 65
  • 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