November 1995 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Nov 1 Revival of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest", starring Patrick Stewart, opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 71 performances

  • Nov 2 "Busker Alley" premieres at St James Theatre, NY
  • Nov 2 "Sacrilege" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • Nov 4 "Indiscretions" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances
  • Nov 9 "Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC
  • Nov 15 "Master Class" opens at Golden Theater NYC for 601 performances
  • Nov 19 "Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Nov 19 "Sacrilege" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • Nov 19 "School for Scandal" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • Nov 20 Apple Records release "Anthology 1", the first of 3-part series of rare recordings and outtakes by the Beatles; set covers the years 1955-64, as well as new collaboration "Free As A Bird", album tops Billboard chart in US and peaks at no. 2 in UK
  • Nov 20 David Hare's stage drama "Racing Demon", set amongst clergy of the Church o England, opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC; runs for 48 performances

Album Release

Nov 21 Apple Records releases The Beatle "Anthology 1" (double CD/triple LP); includes new song "Free as a Bird" - a John Lennon demo augmented by additional lyrics and performances by the surviving three

Album Release

Nov 21 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 11th studio album "The Ghost of Tom Joad"; wins Grammy Award for best Contemporary Folk Album

  • Nov 25 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 46 performances
  • Nov 29 "Garden District" closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 20 Michael Clifford, Australian musician (5 Seconds of Summer -"She Looks So Perfect"), born in Quakers Hill, Australia

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 3 Eddie Pola [Sidney Edward Pollacsek], American radio and TV producer, and lyricist ("The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"; "I Love The Way You Say Goodnight"), dies at 88
  • Nov 3 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 4 Marti Caine [Lynne Stringer], British comedienne, singer and television host, dies of lymphatic cancer at 50
  • Nov 7 Jerry Daniels, singer/guitarist, dies at 79
  • Nov 8 Country Dick Montana [Daniel McLain], American rock drummer and vocalist (The Beat Farmers - "Happy Boy"), dies on stage during a performance in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada at age 40
  • Nov 11 Kenneth S. Goldstein, American folklorist and record producer, dies at 68
  • Nov 13 Ralph Hunsecker Blane, American songwriter (with HughMartin - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"; "The Trolley Song"), dies at 81
  • Nov 14 Eddie Ballantine, American orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), dies at 88
  • Nov 15 Kristian Lundin, record producer, dies at 22
  • Nov 17 Alan Hull, British folk singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Lindisfarne - "Lady Eleanor"), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • Nov 17 Pete Welding, American music writer (Down Beat), musicologist (Testament Records), and jazz and blues record producer (Doug Quattlebaum), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Nov 18 Ted Sannella, square dance caller, dies of cancer
  • Nov 19 Bruce Trent [William Butters], British singer and actor (The Passing Show, Band Waggon), dies at 83
  • Nov 19 Martha Hill, American modern dancer and teacher (Juilliard), dies at 94
  • Nov 19 Shirley Bergeron, American Cajun singer and guitarist, dies at 62
  • Nov 21 Peter Grant, English rock band manager (Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Nov 21 Smilin' Jim Eames, singer/songwriter, dies at 71
  • Nov 22 Ambrose Sam, American Creole accordionist, dies at 76
  • Nov 22 Edna Deane, British ballroom dancer, choreographer and drama teacher, dies at 90
  • Nov 23 Junior Walker [Autry Mixon, Jr], American tenor saxophonist ("Shotgun"; "(I'm a) Road Runner"), dies of cancer at 64
  • Nov 24 Woytec Lowski [Woiciech Wiesidlowski], Polish dancer and ballet master, dies at 56
  • Nov 26 David Briggs, American record producer (Neil Young; Nils Lofgren), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • Nov 30 Randy Walker (AKA Stretch), American musician (b. 1972)