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November 2017 in Music

Events in Music

  • Nov 7 Opera soprano Audrey Luna sings highest-ever note at Met Opera in New York, A above high C
  • Nov 15 Country singer Blake Shelton wins People Magazine's sexiest man alive award

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Nov 18 Shawn Mendes is the first singer under 18 to get three No. 1 singles on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart

Singer-Songwriter Shawn Mendes
Singer-Songwriter
Shawn Mendes

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 1 Katie Lee, American folk singer, environmentalist and author (Colorado River Songs), dies at 98
  • Nov 7 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), dies at 95
  • Nov 7 Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 9 Fred Cole, American rock artist (The Lollipop Shoppe, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows), dies from cancer at 69
  • Nov 9 Hans Vermeulen, Dutch singer and guitarist (Sandy Coast), dies at 70
  • Nov 11 Francesco "Frank" Corsaro, American opera director (The Night of the Iguana, Play of the Week), dies at 92
  • Nov 15 Lil Peep [Gustav Åhr], American rapper, dies of a drug overdose at 21
  • Nov 17 William Mayer, American composer (A Death in the Family, Brief Candle), dies from heart failure at 91
  • Nov 19 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), dies at 86
  • Nov 19 Mel Tillis [Lonnie Melvin Tillis], American country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel), dies of respiratory failure at 85
  • Nov 21 David Cassidy, American singer and actor (Keith-Partridge Family), dies at 67
  • Nov 24 Carol Neblett, American soprano (Met and City Opera), dies at 71
  • Nov 24 Mitch Margo, American rocker (The Tokens, The Lion Sleeps Tonight), dies of natural causes at 70
  • Nov 28 Shadia [Fatmah Ahmed Kamal Shaker], Egyptian actress and singer Midaq Alley, The Thief and the Dogs), dies from respiratory failure at 86
  • Nov 30 Jim Nabors, American comedian, actor and singer (Gomer Pyle, Back Home Again in Indiana), dies from health complications at 87