On This Day

Musicians Who Died in November 2008

  • Nov 1 Nathaniel Mayer, American soul musician (b. 1944)
  • Nov 1 Yma Sumac [Chavarri], Peruvian-American 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam), dies at 85
  • Nov 1 Shakir Stewart, American music producer (b. 1974)
  • Nov 3 Jean Fournet, French conductor, dies at 95
  • Nov 10 Miriam Makeba, South African singer and civil rights activist (Grammy for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, 1965), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Nov 12 Mitch Mitchell, English musician (Jimi Hendrix Experience), dies at 62
  • Nov 12 Serge Nigg, French composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 16 Ralph "Rusty" Gill,, American singer (Polka Time), dies at 89
  • Nov 17 George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison
  • Nov 17 Guy Peellaert, Belgian graphic artist, photographer (Rock Dreams), movie poster and album cover designer (David Bowie -"Diamond Dogs'; Rolling Stones - "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll"), dies of cancer at 74
  • Nov 23 Richard Hickox, English conductor and music director, dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Nov 24 Kenny MacLean, Scottish musician (Platinum Blonde) (b. 1956)
  • Nov 27 Pekka Pohjola, Finnish rock and jazz-fusion bassist, and composer, dies of a seizure at 56
  • Nov 29 Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (Sydney Opera House), dies at 90
  • Nov 30 Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer (Loudness) (b. 1958)