On This Day

November 2010 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Nov 10 Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • Nov 13 Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage

Film Premier

Nov 14 Disney's 3-D computer-animated musical adventure film "Tangled" premieres at El Capitan Theatre, loosely based on the German fairy tale "Rapunzel" by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Album Release

Nov 22 Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records release American rapper and producer Kanye West's 5th studio album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"

Album Release

Nov 22 Trinidadian-born American rapper Nicki Minaj's debut album "Pink Friday" released

  • Nov 28 24th Soul Train Music Awards: Ron Isley, Anita Baker win

Music Single

Nov 29 "Rolling in the Deep" single is released by Adele (Billboard Song of the Year 2011, Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year 2012)


Divorces in Music

Avril Lavigne

Nov 16 Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (25) divorces "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (29) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 3 Jerry Bock, American Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Nov 3 James "Jim" Clench, Canadian bassist and songwriter (April Wine; Bachman-Turner Overdrive), dies of lung cancer at 61
  • Nov 3 (Cecil) Hotep Idris Galeta, South African jazz pianist, composer, and educator, dies of an asthma attack at 69
  • Nov 4 Michelle Nicastro, American actress and singer, dies of cancer at 50
  • Nov 5 Shirley Verrett, American operatic mezzo-soprano, dies of heart failure at 79
  • Nov 12 Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (Symphony No. 3 - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), dies from complications arising from a lung infection at 76
  • Nov 12 John MacIvor Perkins, American composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 23 James Tyler, American musicologist and author (b. 1940)
  • Nov 25 Peter Christopherson English musician and video director/designer (b. 1955)
  • Nov 25 Ann Southam, Canadian electronic and classical music and dance composer (Glass Houses; Figures; The Emerging Ground), dies at 73
  • Nov 30 Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
  • Nov 30 Monty Sunshine, British jazz clarinetist and bandleader (Petite Fleur), dies at 82