November 2014 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Single

Nov 10 "Uptown Funk" single released by Bruno Mars (Billboard Song of the Year 2015, Grammy Record Of The Year, Grammy Song of the Year 2016)

Music History

Nov 19 American singer-songwriter and piano man Billy Joel receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Music Awards

Nov 23 42nd American Music Awards: One Direction, Sam Smith and Katy Perry win

  • Nov 24 "Take Your Time" single is released by Sam Hunt (Billboard Song of the Year 2015)

Weddings in Music

  • Nov 16 Singer-songwriter Solange Knowles (28) weds music video director Alan Ferguson (51) in New Orleans, Louisiana

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 1 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), dies at 48
  • Nov 2 (Bernard) "Acker" Bilk, British clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, dies at 85
  • Nov 6 Rick Rosas, American session and touring bassist (Neil Young; Joe Walsh; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • Nov 7 Gibson Kente, South African playwright and composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 11 Big Bank Hank [Henry Lee Jackson] American rapper (The Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight"), dies of cancer at 58
  • Nov 11 James Erb, American composer, arranger, and musicologist (Shenendoah), dies at 88
  • Nov 15 (Bernard) "Bunny" Briggs, American tap dancer 'Duke's dancer', dies at 92
  • Nov 17 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer "(What Becomes of the Brokenhearted"), dies at 78
  • Nov 18 Dave Appell, American musician, arranger, musical director (Ernie Kovacs), record producer (Charlie Gracie; The Orlons; Tony Orlando and Dawn), and songwriter, dies at 92
  • Nov 19 Ralph "Riff" West, American rock bassist (Molly Hatchet), dies at 64
  • Nov 20 Arthur Butterworth, British classical trumpet player and composer dies at 91
  • Nov 22 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, dies at 89