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November 2006 in Music History

Events in Music

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 6 40th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban wins

Singer Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
Country Singer-Songwriter Keith Urban
Country Singer-Songwriter
Keith Urban

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 21 33rd American Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson, Sean Paul & Rascal Flatts win

  • Nov 21 Daughtry release their debut album “Daughtry” (2007 Billboard Album of the Year, American Music Awards Favorite Pop-Rock Album 2007)

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 21 "Kingdom Come" 9th studio album by Jay-Z is released

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 2 Rocker Rod Stewart (58) divorces model Rachel Hunter (33) due to irreconcilable differences

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 27 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) divorces singer Kid Rock (36) due to irreconcilable differences only 4 months after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 27 Actress Selma Blair (34) divorces actor-rocker Ahmet Zappa (32) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 2 years of marriage

Actress Selma Blair
Selma Blair

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 3 Paul Mauriat, French easy listening orchestra leader, composer, and arranger ("Love Is Blue"), dies at 81
  • Nov 7 (George) "Sonny" Cohn, American jazz trumpeter (Red Saunders, 1945-60; Duke Ellington, 1960-84), dies at 81
  • Nov 8 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer, dies of cancer at 61
  • Nov 10 Gerald Levert, American singer (In My Songs) (b. 1966), dies at 40
  • Nov 16 John Veale, English composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 17 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (won Sanremo Music Festival-Viale d'autunno), dies at 82
  • Nov 17 Ruth Brown, American actress and singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" (So Long, Teardrops from My Eyes), dies at 78
  • Nov 21 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, dies at 91
  • Nov 23 Betty Comden [Basya Cohen], American lyricist (On The Town; Just In Time), dies at 89
  • Nov 23 Anita O'Day, American jazz singer, dies at 87
  • Nov 24 Juice Leskinen, Finnish rock singer (b. 1950)
  • Nov 24 Robert McFerrin, Sr., American operatic baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1955-58; singing voice for Sidney Poitier in film "Porgy and Bess"), dies at 85
  • Nov 25 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (b. 1920)
  • Nov 25 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer (b. 1979)
  • Nov 25 Bobby Byrne, American orchestra leader (Club Seven), dies at 88
  • Nov 27 Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
  • Nov 29 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, dies at 87
  • Nov 30 Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)