On This Day in Music for November 30

Events in Music

  • 1885 Opera "El Cid" premieres (Paris)
  • 1955 "Pipe Dream" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • 1957 "Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances
  • 1974 "Good Evening" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 438 performances
  • 1974 "Mack & Mabel" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 66 performances
  • 1980 "Banjo Dancing" closes at Century Theater NYC after 38 performances
  • 1980 "Perfectly Frank" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1980 "West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 341 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1982 "Thriller", 6th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1984, best-selling album of all time, Billboard Album of the Year 1983)

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King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1986 "Flamenco Puro" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 1994 Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain
  • 1997 "Eugene Onegin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • 1593 Johann Dilliger, composer
  • 1634 Andres de Sola, Spanish composer, born in Tudela (d. 1696)
  • 1645 Andreas Werkmeister, composer
  • 1693 Christoph Förster, German composer (d. 1745)
  • 1753 Johann Baptist Schenk, composer
  • 1764 Franz Xaver Gerl, composer
  • 1796 Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe, composer
  • 1809 Thomas Molleson Mudie, composer
  • 1813 Charles-Henri Valentin Alkan, composer
  • 1847 August Friedrich Martin Klughardt, composer
  • 1859 Sergei Lyapunov, Russian composer and pianist, born in Yaroslavl, Russian Empire (d. 1924)
  • 1861 Ludwig Thuille, Austrian composer (sextet for piano and wind quintet), born in Bozen, Tyrol (now Bozano, Italy) (d. 1907)
  • 1863 Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, composer
  • 1870 Cecil Forsyth, composer
  • 1890 John Tasker Howard, composer
  • 1895 Johann Nepomuk David, composer
  • 1897 Andreas Nezertis, composer
  • 1897 Quinto Maganini, American composer (The Argonauts), born in Fairfield, California (d. 1974)
  • 1907 Gyorgy Ranki, composer
  • 1909 Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)
  • 1911 Jorge Negrete [Moreno], Mexican singer and actor (The Rebel, La madrina del diablo), born in Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1953)
  • 1912 Constant Stotijn, Dutch oboist (Residence Orchestra)
  • 1915 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, Knoxville Tennessee, American blues singer/guitarist
  • 1922 Robert Evett, composer
  • 1924 Allan Sherman, American parody singer and songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1924 Klaus Huber, Swiss composer, born in Bern
  • 1931 Gunther Herbig, Usti-nad-Labem Czech, conductor (East Berlin Orchestra)
  • 1931 Jack Sheldon, American jazz trumpeter, singer, and actor (Run Buddy Run, Merv Griffin), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1937 Jimmy Bowen, American record producer and pop star (I'm Stickin' With You), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico
  • 1943 J[ames] J[ay] Barnes, US gospel/singer (Please Let Me In)
  • 1943 Jerry Hunt, American composer, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1943 Leo Lyons, Standbridge Beds, rock bassist (Ten Years After)
  • 1943 Oscar Harris, Surinames/Dutch singer (Try a Little Love)
  • 1944 Luther T Ingram, US singer/songwriter (I'll Be Your Shelter)
  • 1944 Rob Grill, rock bassist/vocalist (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Radu Lupu, Galati Romania, pianist (Enesco 1st prize-1967)
  • 1945 Roger Glover, British hard rock bassist (Episode Six-Deep Purple)
  • 1950 Greg Gordon, rock vocalist (Boys Band)
  • 1952 Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer (Yentl, The Princess Bride, Homeland), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 Shuggie Otis, American singer-songwriter, born in Los Angeles California
  • 1954 George McArdle, rock bassist (Little River Band Melbourne
  • 1954 June Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So excited)
  • 1955 Billy Idol, [William Broad], rocker (White Wedding)
  • 1957 John Ashton, English guitarist (Psychedelic Furs)
  • 1957 Richard Barbieri, British keyboardist (Porcupine Tree)
  • 1957 Andrew Calhoun, American musician
  • 1958 Stacey Q [Stacey Lynn Swain], American singer (Two of Hearts), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1968 Des'ree [Desirée Annette Weeks], English singer (Feel So High, You Gotta Be, Life)
  • 1973 John Moyer, American bassist (Disturbed)
  • 1975 Mindy McCready, country/western singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1978 Clay Aiken, American singer
  • 1987 Dougie Poynter, British singer and bassist (McFly)
  • 1993 Yuuri Chinen, Japanese singer

Deaths in Music

  • 1580 Richard Farrant, English composer
  • 1626 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, dies at 47
  • 1703 Nicolas de Grigny, composer, dies at 31
  • 1764 Dieudonne Raick, composer, dies at 61
  • 1777 Jean-Marie Leclair, composer, dies at 74
  • 1792 Ernst William Wolf, composer, dies at 57
  • 1798 Friedrich Fleischmann, German composer, dies at 32
  • 1813 Friedrich August Baumbach, German composer, dies at 60
  • 1824 Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, composer, dies at 87
  • 1904 Aldine Silliman Kieffer, American composer, dies at 64
  • 1931 John Hyatt Brewer, American composer, dies at 75
  • 1931 Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, French composer, dies at 46
  • 1940 Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer, dies at 78
  • 1948 Franco Vittadini, Italian composer, dies at 64
  • 1954 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (b. 1886)
  • 1955 Josip Slavenski, composer, dies at 59
  • 1957 Beniamino Gigli, Italian tenor (b. 1890)
  • 1961 Stanislaw Kazuro, Polish composer, dies at 80
  • 1964 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 64
  • 1972 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71
  • 1972 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer, dies at 70
  • 1992 Jorge Donn, dancer, dies after long illness at 45
  • 1993 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), dies at 57
  • 1994 Connie Conrad Henry Kirnon Kay, jazz Drummer, dies at 67
  • 1994 Irwin Kostal, US arranger/conductor (Sound of Music), dies at 83
  • 1994 Connie Kay, American jazz drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies of a cardiac arrest at 67
  • 1995 Randy Walker (AKA Stretch), American musician (b. 1972)
  • 1996 Tiny Tim [Herbert Khaury], American musician (Tip Toe), dies at 71
  • 1999 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), dies at 74
  • 2000 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), drowns in a sailing accident at 45
  • 2006 Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)
  • 2008 Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer (Loudness) (b. 1958)
  • 2010 Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
  • 2013 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), dies at 76
  • 2017 Jim Nabors, American comedian, actor and singer (Gomer Pyle, Back Home Again in Indiana), dies from health complications at 87