November 2004 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 1 "That's What I Love About Sunday" single released by American country singer Craig Morgan (Billboard Song of the Year 2005)

Album Release

Nov 8 Mercury Nashville Records releases "Greatest Hits" album by Shania Twain (Billboard Album of the Year, 2005)

  • Nov 16 "Let Me Love You" single released by Mario (Billboard Song of the Year 2005)

Album Release

Nov 30 RCA releases "Breakaway", Kelly Clarkson's 2nd studio album; wins 2 Grammy Awards and becomes her best selling album to date with over 12 million units sold

Divorces in Music

  • Nov 19 American singer Jermaine Jackson (49) divorces Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza (35) after 9 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 1 Mac Dre [Andre Louis Hicks], American rapper and hip hop pioneer, dies at 34
  • Nov 1 Terry Knight, American rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), murdered by his daughter's boyfriend defending her during a domestic dispute at 61
  • Nov 3 Joe Bushkin, American jazz pianist (Bunny Berigan; Tommy Dorsey; Bing Crosby), composer ("Oh! Look At Me Now"), and TV host (A Couple of Joes), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • Nov 6 Pete Jolly [Ceragioli], American session and West Coast jazz pianist, and accordionist (Shorty Rogers; Pete Jolly Trio), dies of multiple myeloma at 72
  • Nov 7 Howard Keel, American actor, singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate), dies of cancer at 87
  • Nov 8 Bruno Bettinelli, Italian composer and teacher (Musica per archi), dies at 90
  • Nov 10 (Catalina) "Katy" de la Cruz, Filipina bodabil singer and actress, dies at 97
  • Nov 13 John Balance [Geoffrey Rushton], British poet and industrial rock musician (Coil; Psychic TV), falls to his death from a second floor balcony at 42
  • Nov 13 Ol' Dirty Bastard [Russell Jones], American rapper (Wu Tang Clan), dies of a drug overdose at 35
  • Nov 14 Michel Colombier, French composer of film and concert music, dies of cancer at 65
  • Nov 16 Massimo Freccia, Italian-American conductor (New Orleans Symphony, 1944-52: Baltimore Symphony), 1952-59, dies at 98
  • Nov 18 Cy Coleman [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), dies at 75
  • Nov 19 Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (b. 1942)
  • Nov 20 Jenny Ross, English alt-rock keyboard player and vocalist (Section 25 - "Looking from a Hilltop"), dies from cancer at 42
  • Nov 24 Wong Jim, Hong Kong TV theme song and Canto-pop songwriter, and actor, dies of lung cancer at 64