November 2006 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Nov 2 7th Latin Grammy Awards: Shakira first female artist to win Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year

Music Awards

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

Music Concert

Nov 9 David Bowie performs on stage for the final time - three songs at a charity concert in New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom: "Wild Is the Wind", "Fantastic Voyage", and a duet of "Changes" with Alicia Keys

Album Release

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

Music Awards

Nov 21 34thAmerican 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)

Divorces in Music

Rod Stewart

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

Pamela Anderson

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

Selma Blair

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


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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), dies of acute narcotic intoxication 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 21 Věroslav Neumann, Czech composer and music educator, dies at 75
  • Nov 23 Anita O'Day, American jazz singer, dies at 87
  • Nov 23 Betty Comden [Basya Cohen], American lyricist ("On The Town"; "Just In Time") and playwright, dies of a heart failure at 89
  • Nov 24 (Juhani) "Juice" Leskinen, Finnish rock singer-songwrirter ("Musta aurinko nousee - Black Sun Rises"; "Marilyn"), and poet, dies from multiple medical issues at 56
  • 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 [1]
  • Nov 25 Bobby Byrne, American orchestra leader (Club Seven), dies at 88
  • Nov 25 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (b. 1920)
  • Nov 25 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer (b. 1979)
  • Nov 27 Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
  • Nov 29 Nina Milkina, Russian-British concert pianist, dies at 87
  • Nov 30 Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)