November 1993 in Music History

Events in Music

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Nov 4 Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror for a false report on his diet

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Nov 4 Revival of William Shakespeare's stage drama "Timon of Athens". with incidental music by Duke Ellington, opens at Lyceum Theater, NYC; runs for 37 performances

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Nov 8 Arista Records releases David Bowie's 19th studio "The Buddha of Suburbia", based on the novel of the same name by Hanif Kureishi, in the UK and Europe only; it is not released in US until nearly 2 years later

  • Nov 9 "Cinderella" opens at New York State Theater, NYC; runs for 14 performances

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Nov 10 Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice's biblical rock opera "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opens at Minskoff Theater, NYC; run for 223 performances

  • Nov 11 Krzysztof Penderecki conducts premiere of his revised version of "A Polish Requiem" in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 14 "Kentucky Cycle" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 34 performances
  • Nov 14 "Twilight of the Golds" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • Nov 16 "Any Given Day" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • Nov 17 "Grand Night For Singing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances

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Nov 18 Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness

  • Nov 21 "Cinderella" closes at New York State Theater, NYC after 14 performances
  • Nov 21 "Cyrano - The Musical" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 137 performances

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Nov 22 Neil Simon's comedy "Laughter on the 23rd Floor", inspired by his early job writing for Sid Caesar, opens at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC; runs for 320 performances

  • Nov 23 "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 performances

Album Release

Nov 23 "Doggystyle" debut album by Snoop Doggy Dogg is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1994)

  • Nov 28 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Nov 28 "Mixed Emotions" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Nov 29 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 40 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 13 Julia Michaels [Cavazos], American pop singer and songwriter, born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Nov 15 Saaya [Irie], Japanese actress and singer (Sweet Kiss), born in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Nov 25 Owain Park, British bass-baritone singer (The Gesualdo Six), and choral and opera composer (The Snow Child), born in Bristol, England
  • Nov 30 Yuuri Chinen, Japanese singer

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 3 Leon Theremin, Russian-Soviet electronic musical instrument inventor, dies at 97
  • Nov 7 Adelaide Hall, American jazz singer (Cotton Club), dies at 92
  • Nov 9 Stanley Myers, English television and film composer (The Deer Hunter), dies of cancer at 63
  • Nov 11 Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and composer (After Hours), dies at 79
  • Nov 11 Olavi Pesonen, Finnish composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 16 Lucia Popp, Czech/Austria soprano (Vienna Opera), dies at 54
  • Nov 23 Tatiana Nikolajeva, Russian pianist (Bach), dies at 69
  • Nov 24 Albert Collins, American blues guitarist (Ice Pickin'; Don't Lose Your Cool; Showdown!), dies of cancer at 61
  • Nov 26 César Guerra-Peixe, Brazilian violinist and composer (Brasilia Symphony), dies at 79
  • Nov 27 Jerry Hunt, American experimental composer and video artist, commits suicide at 49
  • Nov 28 Camillo Togni, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 28 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf), dies at 47
  • Nov 30 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), dies at 57