On This Day

Year 2001 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music


Weddings in Music


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
  • Dec 3 Grady Martin, American country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), dies at 72
  • Dec 13 Chuck Schuldiner, American musician (Death) (b. 1967)
  • Dec 15 Rufus Thomas [Mr. Swing], American musician (Do the Funky Chicken), dies at 84
  • Dec 16 Stuart Adamson, Scottish rock vocalist and guitarist (The Skids, Big Country), dies at 43
  • Dec 18 Gilbert Bécaud [François Gilbert Léopold Silly], French singer, pianist, composer and actor (Nathalie) known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, dies at 74
  • Dec 18 Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 19 Marcel Mule, French saxophonist. (b. 1901)
  • Dec 29 Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)