November 1996 in Music History

Events in Music

Theatrical Finale

Nov 2 Revival of Eugene O'Neill's' drama "Hughie", directed by Al Pacino, and starring Pacino and Paul Benedict, closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC, after 56 performances

  • Nov 3 "It's a Slippery Slope" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC

Album Release

Nov 4 British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut album "Spice", goes on to sell 23 million copies

Election of Interest

Nov 5 Voters in California re-elect entertainer Sonny Bono to US Congress

  • Nov 7 "3 Sisters" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
  • Nov 13 "Three Sisters" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
  • Nov 14 Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Chicago" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC
  • Nov 15 "Into the Whirlwind" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • Nov 16 "Into the Whirlwind" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • Nov 17 "Present Laughter" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • Nov 19 "God Said, Ha!" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • Nov 19 "Sex & Longing" closes at Cort Theater NYC
  • Nov 21 "Rehearsal" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Nov 24 Elliot Goldenthal' musical "Juan Darién - A Carnival Mass" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC; runs for 49 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Lil Peep [Gustav Åhr], American rapper, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)

LordeLorde (26 years old)

Nov 7 New Zealand singer (Royals), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Weddings in Music

Michael Jackson

Nov 14 King of Pop Michael Jackson (38) weds American dermatology assistant Debbie Rowe (38) in Sydney, Australia; divorce in 1999

  • Nov 16 "What Part of No" country singer Lorrie Morgan (37) weds singer Jon Randall (29) in Nashville

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 2 Eva Cassidy, American singer, dies of cancer at 33
  • Nov 5 Eddie Harris, American jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 62
  • Nov 5 Paula Hinton, British ballet dancer, dies at 72
  • Nov 7 Carmell Jones, American bebop jazz and session trumpet player (Bud Shank; Horace Silver), dies of heart failure at 60
  • Nov 8 Gino Marinuzzi, Jr., Italian-American conductor, symphonic and film score composer (Le Carrosse d’or), and electronic music pioneer (Fonosynth), dies at 76
  • Nov 11 Jo Baker, American blues-rock vocalist (Elvin Bishop), dies of liver disease at 48
  • Nov 12 Gwen Catley, English soprano, dies at 90
  • Nov 13 Bill Doggett, American jazz and blues Hammond B-3 organist ("Honky Tonk"; "Funky Whistler"), pianist and arranger (The Inkspots; Ella Fitzgerald), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Nov 16 Jack Popplewell, British composer and playwright (If I Should Fall In Love Again), dies at 87
  • Nov 18 Douglas Guest, British organist (For the Fallen), dies at 80
  • Nov 19 Edward Kassner, Austrian-born music publisher, dies at 76
  • Nov 21 Bernard Rose, British organist, soldier, composer, and academic, dies at 80
  • Nov 23 Art Porter, saxophonist, dies at 35
  • Nov 24 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, Russian avant-garde composer (Sun of the Incas), dies at 67
  • Nov 26 Dame Joan Hood Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, dies at 84
  • Nov 26 May Moxon, Scottish dance producer, dies at 91
  • Nov 28 Anna Pollak, English mezzo-soprano, dies at 84
  • Nov 30 Tiny Tim [Herbert Khaury], American musician ("Tiptoe Through The Tulips"), dies of a heart attack at 64