On This Day

November 2003 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Nov 4 "Shock'n Y'all" 8th studio album by Toby Keith is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2004)

Country Singer and Actor Toby Keith
Country Singer and Actor
Toby Keith

Music Awards

Nov 5 37th Country Music Association Award: Alan Jackson & Martina McBride wins

Country Singer-Songwriter Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter
Martina McBride

#1 in the Charts

Nov 11 Josh Groban releases his second album "Closer"; it goes to #1 on US charts and becomes his biggest seller

Singer Josh Groban
Singer
Josh Groban

Music History

Nov 17 Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

Music Concert

Nov 29 The first of Nelson Mandela's 46664 AIDS benefit concerts held at Green Point Stadium, Capetown

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens

Weddings in Music

Blake Shelton

Nov 17 Singer Blake Shelton (27) weds Kaynette Williams in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton

Carmen Electra

Nov 22 Actress Carmen Electra (31) weds rocker Dave Navarro (36) at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 2007

  • Nov 22 Singer Wynonna Judd (39) weds D. R. Roach (39) in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee

Danny Elfman

Nov 29 Composer and former Oingo Boingo singer Danny Elfman (50) weds actress Bridget Fonda (39) at First Congressional Church in Los Angeles

Composer Danny Elfman
Composer
Danny Elfman

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 1 Kent Kennan, American composer, dies at 90
  • Nov 1 Joji "George" Kawaguchi Japanese jazz drummer and bandleader, dies at 76
  • Nov 5 Bobby Hatfield, American singer (Righteous Brothers), dies at 63
  • Nov 8 Guy Speranza, American singer, original Riot frontman (b. 1956)
  • Nov 12 Tony Thompson, American session and touring drummer (Chic; LaBelle; The Power Station), dies of renal cancer at 48
  • Nov 14 Gene Anthony Ray, American dancer and actor (Fame - "Leroy"), dies from complications of a stroke at 41
  • Nov 15 Speedy West, Country Music Hall of Fame Steel Guitarist (b. 1924)
  • Nov 15 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Annie), dies of cancer at 78
  • Nov 17 Arthur Conley, American singer (b. 1946)
  • Nov 17 Don Gibson, American country musician (Sweet Dreams), dies at 75
  • Nov 17 Surjit Bindrakhia [Bains], Punjabi Bhangra singer ("Lakk Tunoo Tunoo"), dies of cardiac arrest at 41
  • Nov 18 Michael Kamen, American composer and arranger (film scores to Brazil and Mr. Holland's Opus; Pink Floyd), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • Nov 19 Greg Ridley, British rock bassist (Spooky Tooth; Humble Pie), dies of pneumonia at 56
  • Nov 21 Teddy Randazzo, American pop singer-songwriter (I'm on the Outside Looking In), dies at 68
  • Nov 26 Soulja Slim [James Adarryl Tapp Jr.], American rapper (Slow Motion), shot to death by an assailant at 26
  • Nov 27 Riccardo Malipiero, Italian composer, dies at 89