November 2020 in Music History

Events in Music

Hall of Fame

Nov 7 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Depeche Mode; The Doobie Brothers; Whitney Houston; Nine Inch Nails; The Notorious B.I.G.; T-Rex; Jon Landau; and Irving Azoff

Music History

Nov 13 British pop singer Harry Styles becomes the first-ever solo male cover star for US Vogue

Music History

Nov 13 Kylie Minogue becomes the first woman to top the UK album chart over five consecutive decades with "Disco"

  • Nov 22 48th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd & Bad Bunny win

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 2 Baron Wolman, American photographer, founding chief photographer for Rolling Stone, dies of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) at 83
  • Nov 4 Ken Hensley, British rock songwriter, keyboardist, and singer (Uriah Heep, 1970-80 - "Easy Livin'"; Blackfoot, 1982-84), dies at 75
  • Nov 5 Len Barry [Leonard Borisoff], American singer, songwriter and producer (The Dovells - "Bristol Stomp"; solo - "1-2-3"), dies of bone marrow cancer at 78
  • Nov 6 Barbara York, Canadian composer (A Butterfly in Time), dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 71 
  • Nov 6 King Von [Dayvon Bennett], American rapper and songwriter ("Crazy Story"), dies in a nightclub gunfight at 26
  • Nov 7 Cándido Camero, Cuban American percussionist (congo drum) and bandleader, dies at 99 [1]
  • Nov 13 Jan Konopásek, Czech-American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator, dies at 88
  • Nov 14 Des O'Connor, British television presenter, singer and comedian, dies at 88 [1]
  • Nov 23 Hal Ketchum, American country singer (Small Town Saturday Night), dies at 67
  • Nov 25 Duris Maxwell [Ted Lewis], Canadian session and touring drummer (Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers; Powder Blues Band), dies of heart failure at 74