On This Day

November 2005 in Music History

Events in Music


Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 15 39th Country Music Association Award: Keith Urban & Gretchen Wilson wins

Country Singer-Songwriter Keith Urban
Country Singer-Songwriter
Keith Urban

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 15 Carrie Underwood releases her debut album “Some Hearts” (2006 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award Best New Artist 2007)

  • Nov 17 Italy's choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 22 32nd American Music Awards: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson win


Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 19 Singer and actress Christina Aguilera (28) weds music executive Jordan Bratman (32) under a mountainside tent at the Staglin Family Vineyards in Rutherford, California

  • Nov 19 "KISS" lead singer Paul Stanley (53) weds Erin Sutton at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 1 Skitch Henderson, English-born bandleader (b. 1918)
  • Nov 4 Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
  • Nov 4 Milton "Milt" Holland, American drummer, percussionist, ethnomusicologist (film Tinkerbell's tinkle, Bewitched's nose tinkle), dies at 88
  • Nov 5 Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (b. 1912)
  • Nov 5 (Fred Lincoln) "Link" Wray, Native American rock guitarist ("Rumble"), dies of heart failure at 76 [1]
  • Nov 6 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, dies of leukemia at 38
  • Nov 6 Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer, dies at 90
  • Nov 14 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, dies at 103
  • Nov 20 Chris Whitley, American blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, dies of lung cancer at 45
  • Nov 20 James King, American tenor, dies at 80
  • Nov 21 Bill D'Angelo, American heavy metal guitarist (Femme Fatale, 1987-90), dies of a drug overdose at 43
  • Nov 22 Rod "The Bottle" Price, British electric and slide guitarist (Foghat - "Slow Ride"), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Nov 23 Beverly Tyler, American singer and actress (Fireball, The Youngest Profession, Big Town), dies at 78
  • Nov 27 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (b. 1926)
  • Nov 29 (Daniel) Tony Meehan, British rock drummer (Vipers; Drifters: Shadows), dies from head injury during a fall at his home, at 62