Almanac: November 3, 2015
- 1915 - Cal Maddox (Maddox Brothers and Rose) (d. 1968)
- 1930 - Mable John (85)
- 1933 - John Berry (d. 2011)
- 1943 - Bert Jansch (d. 2011)
- 1945 - Nick Simper (Deep Purple) (70)
- 1946 - Tommy Dee (John Fred & the Playboy Band) (69)
- 1948 - Lulu (born Marie Lawrie) (67)
- 1952 - Del Palmer (Kate Bush) (66)
- 1954 - Adam Ant (born Stuart Goddard) (61)
- 1960 - Ian McNabb (Icicle Works) (55)
- 1960 - James Prime (Deacon Blue) (55)
- 1962 - Marilyn (born Peter Robinson) (53)
- 1969 - Mark Roberts (Catatonia) (46)
- 1969 - Robert Miles (born Robert Concina) (46)
- 1973 - Mick Thomson (Slipknot) (42)
- 1973 - Sticky Fingaz (born Kirk Jones) (42)
- 1981 - Travis Richter (From First to Last) (37)
- 1989 - Paula DeAnda (26)
- 1964 - John Henry Barbee - Heart attack (58)
- 1993 - Leon Theremin (inventor of theremin) (97)
- 2002 - Lonnie Donegan - Heart attack (72)
- 2006 - Paul Mauriat (81)
- 2010 - Jim Clench (April Wine, Bachman-Turner Overdrive) - Lung cancer (61)
- 1958 - Elvis Presley went on maneuvers with the U.S. Army.
- 1960 - Arhoolie Records released their first album, Texas Sharecropper & Songster by Mance Lipscombe.
- 1960 - Merle Haggard was released from San Quentin Prison.
- 1961 - The Country Music Hall of Fame inducted their first class, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams and Fred Rose.
- 1964 - After a 17 year-old fan fell from the balcony at a Rolling Stones show in Cleveland, the mayor banned all future rock concerts.
- 1967 - The Beatles completed filming of Magical Mystery Tour.
- 1977 - Elton John announced his retirement from live performing at a show in London.
- 1983 - RCA Records signed Menudo for $30 million.
- 1991 - A free concert was held in San Francisco for the late Bill Graham who had been killed a week earlier in a helicopter crash. Performing were Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Grateful Dead, Journey and Joan Baez.
- 1992 - The Grateful Dead ended their traditional San Francisco New Year's Eve concert.
- 1995 - Hootie & the Blowfish settled with Bob Dylan in their dispute over using Bob's lyrics in the song Only Want to Be With You.
- 2000 - EMI dropped Simple Minds.
- 2000 - Bon Jovi opened the U.S. portion of their Crush tour in Charlotte, NC.
- 2002 - Bob Dylan, Shel Silverstein and Dean Dillon were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
- 2003 - A memorial concert was put on for Elliott Smith. Performing were Beck, Beth Orton and Rilo Kiley.
- 2008 - Merle Haggard had lung cancer surgery, removing part of the upper lobe of his right lung.
- 2011 - Keith Urban announced he would have throat surgery to remove a polyp.
- 1972 - James Taylor and Carly Simon
- 1950 - I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow - Stanley Brothers
- 1964 - King of the Road - Roger Miller
- 1965 - Michelle - Beatles (single)
- 1957 - Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis (single)
- 1957 - At the Hop - Danny & the Juniors (single)
- 1992 - Keep the Faith - Bon Jovi
- 1998 - Mutations - Beck
- 1998 - Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie - Alanis Morissette
- 1998 - These Are Special Times - Celine Dion
- 1998 - The Best of 1980-1990 - U2
- 2009 - Play On - Carrie Underwood
- 2005 - MTV Europe Music Awards
- Song - Speed of Sound - Coldplay
- Video - Believe - Chemical Brothers
- Album - American Idiot - Green Day
- Female - Shakira
- Male - Robbie Williams
- Group - Gorillaz
- New Act - James Blunt
- Pop - Black Eyed Peas
- Rock - Green Day
- Alternative - System of a Down
- R&B - Alicia Keys
- Hip-Hop - Snoop Dogg
- Free Your Mind - Bob Geldof
- 1991 - The Gambler Returns: Luck of the Draw - Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire