On This Day

November 2019 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 Olivia Newton-John's black leather outfit from the film "Grease" sells for $405,700 at auction in Beverly Hills, California

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 24 Taylor Swift wins six awards at American Music Awards including Artist of the Year and Artist of the Decade

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • Nov 29 K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon sentenced to prison for gang-raping unconscious fans and distributing footage of it (Jung)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 6 Robert Freeman, English photo-journalist and graphic designer (early Beatles album art and film posters), dies of pneumonia at 82 [1]
  • Nov 22 Cecilia Seghizzi, Italian composer, dies at 111
  • Nov 22 Stephen Cleobury, British organist and music director (King's College - Cambridge, 1982-2019), dies of cancer at 70
  • Nov 24 Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Chilean composer, dies at 100
  • Nov 29 Irving Burgie (Lord Burgess), American Caribbean music composer and musician (Day-O), dies at 95
  • Nov 29 Ruth Anderson, American flutist, classical and electronic music composer (I Come Out of Your Sleep), dies at 91 [1] [2]