2002 – R&B star Usher guest stars in an episode of the revival series “The Twilight Zone.” In an episode titled “To Protect and Serve,” Usher portrays a young police officer who puts his life on the line for a call girl.
2001 – In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin establishes the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox. The site features 90-second clips of all the tracks on Jagger’s “Goddess in the Doorway,” his first solo album since 1993’s “Wandering Spirit.”
2000 – Alejandro Sanz picks up two of the 14 music awards at the 47th Premios Ondas, presented in Barcelona. Sanz wins the album category for “El Alma Al Aire,” and the honor for best Spanish artist.
2000 – Ricochet vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Eddie Kilgallon and his wife, Terry, welcome into the world a baby daughter. Addison Marie Kilgallon weighs 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measures 19 inches.
1999 – Lee Ann Womack gets hitched. The Texas native marries her longtime beau, Frank Liddell, in a private ceremony.
1999 – Bill Miller takes home top honors at the second annual Native American Music Awards, presented at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque. Miller wins five honors, including artist of the year, songwriter, male artist, and song (“Ghostdance”).
1999 – Former Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. frontman Johnny Lydon, better known as Johnny Rotten, debuts an online radio show at www.eyada.com. The show, dubbed “Rotten Radio,” is taped in Lydon’s living room in Los Angeles and webcast every Saturday.
1998 – Shock rocker-turned-glam poster-boy Marilyn Manson is the top winner at the 1998 Billboard Music Video Awards, nailing two for “The Dope Show,” the first single and video from the group’s latest release, “Mechanical Animals.” “Dope Show” also wins best hard rock/metal clip.
1998 – Jazz producer Sumner “Sonny” Lester sues EMI, Capitol, and Blue Note Records, Blue Note CEO Bruce Lundvall, reissue firm Mosaic Records, and Mosaic principals Michael Cuscuna and Charlie Lourie, claiming that the labels reissued recordings allegedly held exclusively by Lester without authorization. The recordings in question include sessions by Jimmy McGriff, Junior Parker, Jeremy Steig, Chick Corea, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, and Dizzy Gillespie.
1986 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Amanda,” Boston. The song is from the album “Third Stage,” which was eight years in the making.
1975 – The Sex Pistols make their performance debut at St. Martin’s School of Art in London. Ten minutes into the gig, the school’s social programmer pulls the plug on the band’s amplifiers.
1966 – Opening night of Bill Graham’s Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.
1964 – Singer Corey Glover of metal act Living Colour is born.
1948 – Glenn Frey of the Eagles is born in Detroit. He has two solo hits that reach No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100: “The Heat Is On” and “You Belong to the City.”
1948 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Buttons and Bows,” Dinah Shore.