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

Music releaseAlbum Release

1970 George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
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George Harrison
  • 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
  • 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 Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer
  • 1861 Ludwig Thuille, composer
  • 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, Mexican singer and actor (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, parody singer/songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Fardah)
  • 1924 Klaus Huber, Swiss composer, born in Bern
  • 1925 Maxwell Street Jimmy Charles Davis Thomas, blues musician
  • 1931 Gunther Herbig, Usti-nad-Labem Czech, conductor (East Berlin Orch)
  • 1937 Jimmy Bowen, American record producer and pop star, 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, actor/singer (Yentl, Alien Nation), 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, American singer
  • 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)
  • 1977 Olivier Schoenfelder, French ice dancer
  • 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, composer, dies at 60
  • 1824 Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, composer, dies at 87
  • 1904 Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer, dies at 64
  • 1931 John Hyatt Brewer, composer, dies at 75
  • 1931 Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, composer, dies at 46
  • 1940 Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer, dies at 78
  • 1948 Franco Vittadini, 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)
  • 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