On This Day

November 1994 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 15 "Glass Menagerie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 57 performances
  • Nov 17 "Sunset Boulevard" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 977 performances
  • Nov 20 "Flying Karamzov Brothers..." opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 50 performances
  • Nov 20 "Shadow Box" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 49 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 29 "My Life" 2nd studio album by Mary J. Blige is released (Billboard Music Award Top R&B Album 1995)

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
  • Nov 30 Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 2 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter, dies at 73
  • Nov 4 Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitarist (MC5), dies at 46
  • Nov 5 McHenry Boatwright, American operatic singer, dies at 66
  • Nov 7 Shorty Rogers [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter and composer, dies at 70
  • Nov 9 Milton M Shorty Rajonsky Rogers, trumpeter, dies at 70
  • Nov 10 Carmen McRae [Clark], US jazz singer/pianist, dies at about 73
  • Nov 11 Elizabeth Lefanu Maconchy, Engl composer (My Dark Heart), dies at 87
  • Nov 16 Chester Dino Powers Valenti, singer/Songwriter, dies at 57
  • Nov 16 Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer, dies at 83
  • Nov 16 Harvey Watkins, gospel Singer, dies at 64
  • Nov 16 Dino Valenti, [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), dies at 57
  • Nov 18 Cab[ell] Calloway, US band leader/actor (Missourians), dies at 86
  • Nov 18 Michael [George] Somes, English dancer (Royal Ballet), dies at 77
  • Nov 22 L V Johnson Singer, dies
  • Nov 22 Norma Donaldson, American singer and actress (Poetic Justice, 5 Heartbeats), dies at 68
  • Nov 23 Eldero L D Williams, tenor saxophonist, dies at 70
  • Nov 23 Erick Frederick Hawkins, US dancer/wed to Martha Graham, dies at 85
  • Nov 23 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees), commits suicide at 55
  • Nov 23 Frederick Hawkins, American dancer and choreographer, dies at 85
  • Nov 26 Nimrod Workman, folksinger, dies at 99
  • Nov 27 Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and musicologist (b. 1906)
  • Nov 28 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, dies at 63
  • Nov 29 Sviatoslav S Stravinsky, French/American composer/son of Igor S, dies at 84
  • Nov 30 Connie Conrad Henry Kirnon Kay, jazz Drummer, dies at 67
  • Nov 30 Irwin Kostal, US arranger/conductor (Sound of Music), dies at 83
  • Nov 30 Connie Kay, American jazz drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies of a cardiac arrest at 67