On This Day

November 2016 in Music History

Weddings in Music

  • Nov 11 Singer-songwriter Adrienne Bailon (33) weds musician Israel Houghton (45) at the Hotel Plaza Atheneel in Paris

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 3 Kay Starr [Katherine Starks], American singer (Wheel of Fortune), dies at 94
  • Nov 4 Eddie Harsch [Hawrysch], Canadian keyboardist (Bulldog; The Black Crowes - "Hard To Handle"), dies at 59
  • Nov 6 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, dies of cancer at 64

Person of interestLeonard Cohen

Nov 7 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), dies at 82

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • Nov 9 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), dies at 96
  • Nov 9 Zoltán Kocsis, Hungarian pianist, conductor and composer, dies of cancer at 64
  • Nov 11 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), dies at 79
  • Nov 13 Leon Russell, American musician and singer-songwriter (Carny), dies at 74
  • Nov 14 Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), dies of cancer at 59
  • Nov 15 Mose Allison, American jazz and blues piano player, singer, and composer ("Everybody's Cryin Mercy"; "Your Mind Is on Vacation"), dies at 89
  • Nov 15 Milt Okun, American music producer, conductor, and arranger (John Denver; Peter, Paul and Mary), dies at 92
  • Nov 15 Jules Eskin, American cellist (Boston Symphony, 1964-2016), dies of cancer at 85 [1]
  • Nov 18 Sharon Jones, American soul singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), dies of cancer at 60
  • Nov 24 Pauline Oliveros, American composer (Sound Patterns), dies at 84
  • Nov 24 Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), dies at 82
  • Nov 25 Russell Oberlin, American countertenor (Pro Musica Antiqua, 1952-66) and educator (Hunter, 1966-94), dies at 88 [1]
  • Nov 25 Alexander Yossifov, Bulgarian conductor and composer (Back To The Beginning), dies at 76
  • Nov 28 Allan Zavod, Australian classical and jazz pianist and composer, dies of brain cancer at 71
  • Nov 28 Mark Taimanov, Russian pianist, dies at 90
  • Nov 30 Aleksei Maslennikov, Russian tenor (Bolshoi Theater, 1953-88), dies at 87