On This Day

November 2001 in Music History

Events in Music

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 7 35th Country Music Association Award: Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack & Toby Keith win

Country Singer and Actor Toby Keith
Country Singer and Actor
Toby Keith
Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 13 Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 20 Josh Groban releases his debut album "Josh Groban"; sales exceed over 5 million units

Singer Josh Groban
Singer
Josh Groban

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 12 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), dies of cancer at 73
  • Nov 13 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer and author (Mozart biography), dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Raphaël Sommer, Czech cellist, and educator, dies of an aortic aneurysm at 64 [1]
  • Nov 13 Marius Flothuis, Dutch composer, (Kleine Suite for 12 harps; Negro Lament), musicologist and music critic, dies at 87
  • Nov 16 Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)
  • Nov 17 Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)
  • Nov 22 Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and producer (b. 1918)
  • Nov 23 O. C Smith, American jazz singer (Little Green Apples), dies at 69
  • Nov 24 Melanie Thornton, American pop-dance singer (La Bouche - "Be My Lover"), dies in a plane crash near Zürich, Switzerland, at 34
  • Nov 26 Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish Sami writer (The Sun, My Father) and musician, dies at 58
  • Nov 28 Kal Mann, American lyricist (Let's Twist Again), dies at 84
  • Nov 29 Mic Christopher, Irish singer and songwriter (b. 1969)

Person of interestGeorge Harrison

Nov 29 George Harrison, British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and sitar player (Beatles -"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; "Here Comes The Sun"; solo - "If Not For You"; Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"), dies of lung cancer at 58

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison