On This Day

November 1991 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 2 Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song
  • Nov 6 "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" opens at Gershwin NYC for 32 performances
  • Nov 7 "Brigadoon" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Nov 7 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" opens at Music Box NYC

Television Premiere

Nov 14 Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV

  • Nov 17 "Brigadoon" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances

Music History

Nov 23 Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS the day before he dies

  • Nov 27 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Cathy Rigby, opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Anthony Ramos, American actor and singer-songwriter (Hamilton), born in New York City

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 2 Fran Stevens, singer, dies of cancer in Bronx NY at 72
  • Nov 2 Mort Shuman, American singer, and songwriter, with Doc Pomus ("Viva Las Vegas"; "Save The Last Dance For Me"), dies of cancer at 54
  • Nov 6 Andre Vandernoot, Flemish fluitist, conductor, dies at 64
  • Nov 8 Frances Faye, American cabernet singer and actress (Pretty Baby), dies after a stroke ay 79
  • Nov 8 John Kirkpatrick, American pianist and musicologist (Charles Ives Archives), dies at 86
  • Nov 10 Tutte Lemkow, dancer and director (Capt Paradise; I Am A Camera), dies at 73
  • Nov 24 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American drummer (Kiss), dies of cancer at 41

Freddie Mercury

Nov 24 Freddie Mercury [Farrokh Bulsara], British singer-songwriter (Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"), dies of AIDS at 45