Almanac: November 12, 2015
- 1909 - Bukka White (d. 1977)
- 1917 - Jo Stafford (d. 2008)
- 1931 - Bob Crewe (Four Seasons, Bob Crewe Generation) (d. 2014)
- 1936 - Mort Schuman (songwriter, A Teenager in Love, This Magic Moment) (d. 1991)
- 1938 - Terry Johnson (Flamingos) (77)
- 1939 - Ruby Nash Curtis (Ruby & the Romantics) (also reported as June 15, 1934) (76)
- 1941 - Frank Rosenthal (Dante & the Evergreens) (74)
- 1943 - Arthur “Pooch” Tavares (Tavares) (72)
- 1943 - Brian Hyland (72)
- 1943 - Jimmy "Bro" Hayes (Persuasions) (72)
- 1943 - John Walker (born John Maus) (Walker Brothers) (d. 2011)
- 1944 - Booker T. Jones (71)
- 1945 - Neil Young (70)
- 1947 - Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult) (68)
- 1948 - Errol Brown (Hot Chocolate) (67)
- 1950 - Barbara Fairchild (65)
- 1952 - Laurence Juber (Wings) (63)
- 1955 - Les McKeown (Bay City Rollers) (60)
- 1964 - Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) (51)
- 1964 - Vic Chesnutt (d. 2009)
- 1964 - Jerry Kilgore (51)
- 1968 - Jo Dunne (We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It) (47)
- 1976 - Tevin Campbell (39)
- 1978 - Andrew Kinlochan (Phixx) (37)
- 1984 - Omarion (born Omari Grandberry) (B2K) (31)
- 1997 - Rainer Ptacek - Brain tumor and lymphoma (46)
- 2003 - Tony Thompson (Chic) - Kidney cancer (48)
- 2008 - Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience) - Natural causes (61)
- 1955 - Elvis Presley was voted the Most Promising Country and Western Artist in the annual Billboard disk jockey poll.
- 1957 - The movie Jamboree, with the debut of Jerry Lee Lewis as an actor, premiers.
- 1960 - Hank Locklin joined the Grand Ole Opry.
- 1968 - In the U.K., the retail chain W.H. Smiths would not display the album Electric Ladyland by the Jimi Hendrix Experience because of nudity on the cover.
- 1970 - The Doors played for the last time with Jim Morrison in New Orleans.
- 1979 - Rock Justice, a rock opera written by the Jefferson Starship's Marty Balin, opened in San Francisco.
- 1979 - Kenny Rogers began shooting his movie The Gambler.
- 1987 - Sly Stone showed up an hour late for his comeback concert in Los Angeles and is met by police who arrest him for not paying child support.
- 1990 - Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones broke both legs when he was hit by a car in Marlborough, England.
- 1993 - Michael Jackson canceled his world tour blaming dependence on painkillers.
- 1997 - Billy Preston was sent to prison for three years for cocaine possession.
- 1999 - Gary Glitter was sentenced to four months in a Bristol, U.K. prison for downloading child pornography.
- 1999 - Oasis added bass player Andy Bell.
- 2000 - LeAnn Rimes, 18, sued Curb Records to get out of the contract her parents had signed for her at the age of 13.
- 2002 - It was TLC Day in Atlanta, GA.
- 2002 - Beatles fan are upset when they discover that Paul McCartney has changed the songwriting credits on the group's songs on his Back in the U.S. 2002 DVD from Lennon-McCartney to McCartney-Lennon.
- 2003 - It is announced that George Strait, Buddy Guy and the Morman Tabernacle Choir were among the choices for the National Medal of the Arts.
- 2003 - Phil Collins announced he had lost 60% of his hearing in his left ear.
- 2004 - The funeral for influential British DJ John Peel took place in Suffolk, England.
- 2004 - Sugarland made their debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
- 2005 - Gary Glitter disappears in Viet Nam after authorities find a 15-year-old girl living in his house.
- 2007 - Boy George was found guilty of false imprisonment of a 28-year-old man.
- 2013 - Danielle Bradbury made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
- 1963 - Robert Goulet and Carol Lawrence
- 1953 - Such a Night - Drifters
- 1967 - To Make Love Sweeter For You - Jerry Lee Lewis (his country comeback single)
- 1966 - Mellow Yellow - Donovan (single)
- 1984 - Like a Virgin - Madonna
- 1996 - Evita: The Complete Motion Picture Soundtrack
- 1998 - MTV Europe Music Awards
- Song - Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
- Video - Teardrops - Massive Attack
- Album - Ray of Light - Madonna
- Female - Madonna
- Male - Robbie Williams
- Group, Pop - Spice Girls
- New Act - All Saints
- Dance - Prodigy
- Rock - Aerosmith
- Rap - Beastie Boys
- 1965 - Ready Steady Go (U.K.) - Mark Bolan