November 2013 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 8 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win

Music Single

Nov 21 "Happy" single is released by Pharrell Williams (Billboard Song of the Year 2014, Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance 2015)

  • Nov 25 Disney releases “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)

Film Release

Nov 27 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released


Deaths in Music

  • Nov 5 Lee Crystal [Sackett], American drummer (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - "I Love Rock'n'Roll"), dies at 57
  • Nov 10 Herbert Worthington lll, American photographer and album cover artist (Stevie Nix; Fleetwood Mac), dies of heart disease at 69 (exact date uncertain, last seen on the 6th, body discovered on 10th)
  • Nov 11 Billy Adamson, Scottish drummer (The Searchers, 1969-98), dies at 69
  • Nov 12 Allan Blank, American composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 12 John Tavener, British composer (The Protecting Veil), dies from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69
  • Nov 13 Carlena Williams, American session and touring vocalist (Ike & Tina Turner Revue; Humble Pie; Pink Floyd; The Carpenters; Donna Summer), dies at 71
  • Nov 21 Bernard Parmegiani, French composer (L'Oeil écoute - The Eye Listens), dies at 86
  • Nov 25 (Foreststorn) "Chico" Hamilton, American jazz drummer (Lester Young; Gerry Mulligan; Count Basie), and bandleader (Chico Hamilton Quintet), dies at 92
  • Nov 25 Oralia Domínguez, Mexican mezzo-soprano, dies at 88
  • Nov 25 Toshiaki Tsushima, Japanese film score composer, dies of pneumonia at 77
  • Nov 30 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), dies at 76