In 1949 Tap dancing great Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, the inspiration for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Mr. Bojangles," dies at age 71.
In 1954 Miles Davis begins his first recording session.
In 1957 Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1957 "Oh, Boy!" by Buddy Holly and "Great Balls Of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1961 The Everly Brothers are inducted into the U.S. Marine CorpsReserve, reporting to Camp Pendleton for duty.
In 1964 Manfred Mann and the Everly Brothers appear on TV's "Shindig."
In 1964 The Zombies record "Tell Her No."
In 1965 Harrods in London opens after hours to allow the Beatles to shop for Christmas.
In 1966 The Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London performing debut at the Bag O' Nails Club.
In 1967 "Incense & Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm Clock is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 The Beatles release the so-called "White Album."
In 1969 John Lennon returns his MBE award in protest against British involvement in Biafra and Vietnam.
In 1971 The three surviving members of the Doors, tell Rolling Stone that they are determined to carry on despite the death of lead singerJim Morrison. The Doors would officially disband in 1973.
In 1972 The Rolling Stones arrive in Kingston, Jamaica, to begin recording of their upcoming album "Goat's Head Soup."
In 1972 "Rocky Mountain High" by John Denver enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 "Bad Blood" by Neil Sedaka is certified gold.
In 1976 The Band performs its last show at San Francisco's Winterland which is filmed and released as "The Last Waltz."
In 1976 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman joins the group Yes.
In 1977 Frankie Valli hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Olivia Newton-John and Pat Boone.
In 1980 "Lady" by Kenny Rogers is certified gold and "Another One Bites The Dust" by Queen goes platinum.
In 1982 Miles Davis marries his third wife Cicely Tyson in New York.
In 1984 Several British stars under the name "Band-Aid" record "Do You Know It's Christmas" for Ethiopian famine relief.
In 1985 Bobby Brown leaves New Edition and is replaced by Johnny Gill.
In 1988 Chuck Berry pays a $250 fine to resolve assault charges in NewYork.
In 1989 "Janie's Got A Gun" by Aerosmith enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 "Blame It On The Rain" by Milli Vanilli hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1991 Kiss drummer Eric Carr dies of cancer at age 41.
In 1991 The albums "Lost In Love" by Air Supply, "Emotions In Motion" by Billy Squier and "Seven And The Ragged Tiger" by Duran Duran are all certified double platinum.
In 1992 Whitney Houston makes her acting debut in "The Bodyguard."
In 1994 A Rolling Stones pay-per-view concert airs live from Miami.
In 1994 Stevie Wonder appears in the 67th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
In 1995 "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" by Whitney Houston becomes the third single to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In 1996 Toni Braxton's album "Secrets" goes triple platinum.
In 1997 The original lineup of the Zombies (Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent, Chris White, Hugh Grundy and Paul Atkinson) play together for the first time in 30 years at London's Jazz Cafe.
In 1997 Blues singer/guitarist Fenton Robinson dies of complications from brain cancer at age 62.
In 1997 Garth Brooks' album "Sevens" is released.
In 1997 Salt 'N Pepa's album "Brand New" goes gold.
In 1998 Faith Evans' single "Love Like This" and Deana Carter's album "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" are both certified gold.
In 1999 Clint Black helps the Salvation Army launch its annual holiday fundraising drive during half-time at the Dallas Cowboys' annual Thanksgiving football game.
In 2000 Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tennessee.
In 2007 Quiet Riot lead singer Kevin DuBrow is found dead in his Las Vegas home of an accidental cocaine overdose. He was 52.