On This Day

November 1997 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 Expanded Negro Leagues Museum and the new American Jazz Museum open in Kansas City's historic 18th and Vine district

Baseball Player and Coach Buck O'Neil
Baseball Player and Coach
Buck O'Neil
  • Nov 2 "Barrymore" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 240 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 4 "Come On Over" 3rd studio album by Shania Twain is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1999)

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
  • Nov 6 "Proposals" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • Nov 9 "Cherry Orchard" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Nov 9 "Scarlet Pimpernel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC
  • Nov 10 "Jackie - An American Life" opens at Belasco Theater NYC
  • Nov 13 "Lion King" opens at New Amersterdam Theater NYC
  • Nov 16 "1776" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Nov 18 70s glam-rock star Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) arrested by British police in child porn probe

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 18 Metallica release the album "ReLoad"

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • Nov 18 "Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture" album is released by Sony Music Soundtrax
  • Nov 19 "Eugene Onegin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Nov 19 "Old Neighborhood" opens at Booth Theater NYC
  • Nov 20 "Ivanov" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 51 performances
  • Nov 24 "Street Corner Symphony" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 25 "Sevens" 7th studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Grammy Award Best Country Collaboration with Vocals 1998, Billboard Album of the Year 1998)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Nov 30 "Eugene Onegin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 28 Thor! [Salden], Belgian pop singer, born in Antwerp, Belgium

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 8 Bluegrass musician Alison Krauss marries Pat Bergeson

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 5 Epic Soundtracks [Kevin Paul Godfrey], English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls), dies in his sleep at 38
  • Nov 10 Tommy Tedesco, American jazz and Los Angeles session guitarist (Wrecking Crew; Lalo Schifrin), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Nov 12 Carlos Surinach, Spanish composer (b. 1915)
  • Nov 13 André Boucourechliev, Bulgarian-French composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 15 Saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85
  • Nov 17 Wilfred Josephs, English composer, dies at 70
  • Nov 21 Robert Simpson, British classical composer, and broadcaster (BBC), dies at 76

Person of interestMichael Hutchence

Nov 22 Michael Hutchence, Australian rock singer and actor (INXS), commits suicide at 37

  • Nov 25 Fenton Robinson, US blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62
  • Nov 25 Barbara [Monique Andrée Serf], French singer ("L'Aigle noir"), dies at 67
  • Nov 26 Francis Paudras, designer/jazz fan, dies at 62
  • Nov 28 William "Smitty" Smith, American rock keyboardist and session musician (Motherlode - "When I Die"), dies of a heartattack at 53