Almanac: November 16, 2015
- 1916 - Herb Abramson (founder Atlantic Records) (d. 1999)
- 1931 - Hubert Sumlin (d. 2011)
- 1931 - Bob Gibson (d. 1996)
- 1933 - Garnet Mimms (82)
- 1935 - Lillian Lopez (Odyssey) (d. 2012)
- 1938 - Toni Brown (Joy of Cooking) (77)
- 1940 - John Ryanes (Monotones) (d. 1972)
- 1941 - Dan Penn (74)
- 1943 - Winfred Lovett (Manhattans) (72)
- 1948 - Chi Coltrane (67)
- 1948 - Robert "Mutt" Lange (67)
- 1949 - Pattie Santos (It's a Beautiful Day) (66)
- 1949 - Mark Orr (Kentucky Headhunters) (66)
- 1958 - Harry Rushakoff (Concrete Blonde) (57)
- 1962 - Gary Mounfield (Stone Roses, Primal Scream) (53)
- 1962 - Josh Silver (Type O Negative) (53)
- 1963 - Keith Burns (Trick Pony) (52)
- 1964 - Diana Krall (51)
- 1966 - Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) (49)
- 1966 - Christian Lorenz (Rammstein) (49)
- 1969 - Bryan Abrams (Color Me Badd) (46)
- 1974 - Eric Judy (Modest Mouse) (41)
- 1979 - Trevor Penick (O-Town) (36)
- 1981 - Allison Crowe (34)
- 1994 - Dino Valente (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (57)
- 1999 - Grady Owen (Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps)
- 2000 - Russ Conway (75)
- 2000 - Joe C. (born Joseph Calleja, sidekick of Kid Rock) - Celiac disease (26)
- 2002 - Mose Vinson - Diabetes (85)
- 1940 - The WSB Barn Dance was broadcast for the first time from Atlanta, GA.
- 1954 - Faron Young was released from the U.S. Army.
- 1978 - The movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band opened starring the Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Billy Preston and more.
- 1985 - U2 launched their Mother Records label.
- 1986 - Bob Will's Texas Playboys played their final dates in Ft. Worth, TX.
- 1987 - Topper Headon of the Clash was sentenced to 15 months in prison for giving heroin to a man who later died.
- 1988 - Stephen Love, former manager of the Beach Boys, was sentenced to five years probation for embezzling $1 million from the group.
- 2002 - A Texas billionaire paid the Rolling Stones almost $7 million to play his 60th birthday party.
- 2005 - Pink Floyd, the Eurythmics, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Joy Division/New Order, the Who, the Kinks, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne were inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame.
- 2006 - Queen's Greatest Hits was declared the best selling album of all-time in the U.K. with sales of 5.4 million copies.
- 2010 - The Beatles' catalog was released on iTunes.
- 1987 - Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet
- 1991 - Iris Dement and Elmer McCall
- 1996 - Lorrie Morgan and Jon Randall
- 2010 - Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley (Sum 41)
- 2011 - Rubben Studdard and Surata Zuri McCants
- 1960 - I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline
- 1923 - It Ain't Gonna Rain No More - Wendell Hall (first hillbilly hit)
- 1974 - Boogie On Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder (single)
- 1981 - The Elder - KISS
- 2000 - MTV Europe Music Awards
- Song - Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
- Video - Natural Blues - Moby
- Album - The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
- Female, New Artist - Anastacia
- Male - Ricky Martin
- Group - Backstreet Boys
- Dance - Madonna
- Rock - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- R&B - Jennifer Lopez
- Hip-Hop - Eminem
- 1971 - Old Grey Whistle Test (BBC 2) - Frank Zappa
- 1973 - Midnight Special (NBC) - David Bowie (The 1980 Floor Show)
- 1976 - Old Grey Whistle Test (BBC 2) - Brian Wilson (first formal interview in eight years), Be Bop Deluxe, Cajun Moon
- 2005 - I Walk the Line: A Night For Johnny Cash (CBS) - Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Dwight Yoakam, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Alison Krauss