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Events in Music in November 1963

  • Nov 2 "Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Nov 4 John Lennon utters his infamous line at a Royal Variety Performance "Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And for the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry…" in London

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 9 "Tovarich" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 264 performances

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Nov 11 Brian Epstein & Ed Sullivan sign a 3 show contract for The Beatles

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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
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  • Nov 22 The Beatles release their second album "With the Beatles" in UK
  • Nov 23 "Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • Nov 28 The Beatles "She Loves You" unusually, returns to #1 in UK record chart and reaches 1 million copies sold
  • Nov 29 "I Want to Hold Your Hand" single released by the Beatles in the United Kingdom