The tail end of November and early December offer a crop of memorable rock 'n' roll events, from the births of guitar great Jimi Hendrix and metal legend Ozzy Osbourne to the release of Pink Floyd's The Wall. Read on for some significant events, historic record releases as well as notable births and deaths happening from November 27 through December 3.

Events

1959 - The Grammy Awards show appears on national television for the first time.

1965 - Denver, Colorado, declares Nov. 29 "Rolling Stones Day."

1965 - Keith Richards suffers electric shock and loses consciousness when his guitar comes into contact with his microphone during a Rolling Stones concert in Sacramento, California.

1966 - The Beatles record “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

1966 - Jeff Beck leaves The Yardbirds.

1968 - Steppenfolf's self-titled debut album goes gold.

1969 - The Rolling Stones record "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!" at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Guess who's in the audience? Jimi Hendrix. He's celebrating his 27th  birthday.

1974 – John Lennon and Elton John perform “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night” and “I Saw Her Standing There” at Madison Square Garden. It's Lennon’s final concert.

1980 - Led Zeppelin officially declare they will not continue as a band in the wake of drummer John Bonham’s death.

1983 – Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video debuts on MTV.

1991 – Freddie Mercury's funeral takes place in London.

2001 - Twisted Sister, Ace Frehley and Anthrax perform a New York Steel benefit concert to raise money for families of firefighters and police officers who were killed in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The show takes place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan.


Releases

1967 - The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour (U.S.)

1971 – Mountain: Flowers of Evil

1971 – Steppenwolf: For Ladies Only

1971 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Pictures at an Exhibition

1971 – King Crimson – Islands

1973 – Black Sabbath: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

1974 – Charlie Daniels Band: Fire on the Mountain

1974 – Deep Purple: Stormbringer

1974 – Badfinger: Wish You Were Here

1976 – ZZ Top: Tejas

ZZ Top

1976 – Aerosmith: Draw the Line

1978 – The Doobie Brothers: Minute by Minute

1979 – Pink Floyd: The Wall

Pink Floyd

1982 - Michael Jackson: Thriller

Michael Jackson

1983 - Bad Religion: Into the Unknown

1988 – Guns N’ Roses: G N’ R Lies

1993 - The Beatles: Live at the BBC (Recorded 1963-'65)

Beatles


Births

Merle Travis – Nov. 29, 1917

Berry Gordy, Jr. – Nov. 28, 1929

Dick Clark – Nov. 30, 1929

Bob Moore (Moby Grape) – Nov. 30, 1932

John Mayall – Nov. 29, 1933

Al Jackson - Nov. 27, 1934

Jimi Hendrix - Nov. 27, 1942

Chris Hillman (The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds) – Dec. 4, 1942

Bob Mosley (Moby Grape) – Dec. 4, 1942

Randy Newman – Nov. 28, 1943

Felix Cavaliere – Nov. 29, 1944

Robb Grill (The Grass Roots) – Nov. 30, 1944

Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult) – Dec. 1, 1944

John Densmore (The Doors) – Dec. 1, 1944

Randy Brecker (Blood, Sweat & Tears) - Nov. 27, 1945

Roger Glover (Deep Purple) – Nov. 30, 1945

Gilbert O'Sullivan – Dec. 1, 1946

Ronnie Montrose – Nov. 29, 1947

Ozzy Osbourne – Dec. 3, 1948

Dave Winthrop (Supertramp) - Nov. 27, 1948

Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship) – Dec. 3, 1949

Barry Goudreau (Boston) – Nov. 29, 1951

Jaco Pastorius – Dec. 1, 1951

Duane Roland (Molly Hatchet) – Dec. 3, 1952

Billy Idol – Nov. 30, 1955

John Ashton (The Psychedelic Furs) – Nov. 30, 1957

Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds) - Nov. 27, 1959

Rick Savage (Def Leppard) – Dec. 2, 1960

Charlie Benante (Anthrax) - Nov. 27, 1962

Mike Bordin - Nov. 27, 1962

Matt Cameron (Soundgarden) – Nov. 28, 1962


Deaths

Magic Sam – Dec. 1, 1969

Jerry Edmonton (Steppenwolf) – Nov. 28, 1993

George Harrison – Nov. 29, 2001

Odetta – Dec. 2, 2008

Junior Murvin – Dec. 2, 2013

Bobby Keys – Dec. 2, 2014

Ian McLagan (Small Faces, Faces) – Dec. 3, 2014

Scott Weiland – Dec. 3, 2015