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1841 - Composer Karl Tausig was born.

1961 - Bob Dylan made his concert hall debut in New York City. The show was seen by 50 people who paid two dollars each.

1967 - "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' was released.

1970 - Bob Dylan recorded the song "George Jackson." Jackson was a black militant what had been killed in a California prison shootout.

1973 - Soft Machine and Pink Floyd hold a benefit concert for Robert Wyatt who had been paralyzed earlier in the year.

1974 - Elton John released his "Greatest Hits" LP.

1977 - "The Last Waltz" premiered in New York City.

1978 - Greg Reeves, sues his former band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young for $1 million in unpaid back royalties.

1978 - Boston played their first show in the city of Boston.

1978 - The Talking Heads' "Take Me To The River" was released.

1982 - Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, of the Talking Heads, have a baby boy.

1990 - The musical "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opened.

1991 - Bobby "Blue" Bland, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, The Isley Brothers, The Yardbirds, and Sam & Dave are elected to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

1992 - Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin sign a $39 million publishing contract with Warner-Chappell music.

1995 - Michael Jackson premiered his single "Earth Song" on the German game show "Wanna Bet?".

1996 - Melissa Etheridge and partner Julie Cypher appear on the cover of Newsweek promoting an article on gay parents.

1996 - Michael Jackson announced that he and a friend, Debbie Rowe, were expecting a child, but he denied that the couple had used artificial insemination and that Rowe had been paid to carry the baby.

1998 - Amazon.com formed "Advantage ForMusic," which allows unsigned artists and independent labels to sell music online.

2002 - The book "Journals" was released. The book, about Kurt Cobain, contained letters and diary entries from the 1980s until 1994.

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1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis performed "Great Balls of Fire" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Don & the Goodtimes performed "Happy and Me" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - Bobby Womack performed "Sweet Caroline" and "Harry Hippie" on "American Bandstand."

Who are Don and the Goodtimes?

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Friday November 4

The Beatles play a royal command performance for Queen Elizabeth in London (John Lennon asks those in the expensive seats "up front" to "rattle their jewelry" while the others applaud), 1963

Bob Dylan performs before 50 people at Carnegie Hall in New York, 1961

Jerry Butler is elected to the Cook County Board of Commissioners from Chicago, 1986

The Band documentary, "The Last Waltz", opens in 1977

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are sued for one million dollars by a former bass player over royalties he claims he was due, 1978

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1935 - Composer Nicholas Maw was born.

1960 - Johnny Horton was killed in an auto accident in Milano, Texas at the age of 33. He had the hit "Battle of New Orleans."

1977 - Ozzy Osbourne quit Black Sabbath only to rejoin a few weeks later. He later quit again to pursue a solo career.

1995 - "The Wizard of Oz in Concert" took place for a Children's Defense Fund. The show featured Jackson Browne as the Scarecrow, Roger Daltrey as the Tin Man, Nathan Lane as the Cowardly Lion and Jewel as Dorothy.

1995 - Queen released their first studio album since the death of Freddie Mercury. Mercury died November 24, 1991 of AIDS.

November 5th

1998 - Liam Gallagher of Oasis was arrested for allegedly attacking a photographer and damaging his camera equipment.

1998 - ODB, of Wu Tang Klan, was arrested for threatening to kill his former girlfriend. He was stopped while climbing over a security gate at the woman's place of employment.

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November 6th

1753 - Composer Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval was born.

1814 - Adolphe (Antoine) Sax, the inventor of the saxophone and saxotromba, was born.

1854 - Composer John Philip Sousa was born.

1860 - Composer/pianist Ignace Jan Paderewski was born.

1916 - Musician/orchestra director Ray Conniff was born.

1965 - The Rolling Stones, Strangeloves and Fontella Bass appeared on "Shindig!"

1965 - "It's My Life" by the Animals was released.

1966 - Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium opened in San Francisco, CA.

1973 - Singer Gram Parsons' manager Phil Kaufman was fined $300 for stealing Parsons' body from the Los Angeles International Airport. Kaufman claimed that it was Parson's wish to be cremated.

1975 - The Sex Pistols made their live debut at St. Martin's School of Art in London.

2001 - Britney Spears' album "Britney" was released.

2001 - Metallica's "Classic Albums" was released on VHS and DVD in the U.S.

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November 7th

1810 - Composer Ferenc Erkel was born.

1877 - Composer Henry Balfour Gardiner was born.

1905 - Composer William Alwyn was born.

1986 - Willie Nelson made a guest appearance the series "Miami Vice" as a corrupt policeman.

1988 - John Fogerty won his self-plagiarism court battle with Fantasy Records. The label claimed Fogerty copied his own song, "Run Through The Jungle" when he wrote "The Old Man Down The Road".

1990 - The musical revival of "Those Were The Days" opened.

1991 - Frank Zappa was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

1991 - The musical revival of "Brigadoon" opened in New York.

1995 - Alice in Chains released "Alice in Chains" on CD and cassette. The album was only available in a vinyl edition until this release.

1995 - The Madonna album "Something to Remember" was released.

1995 - The Captain and Tennille (Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille) renew their wedding vows on their 20th anniversary.

2000 - Garth Brooks filed for a divorce from his wife Sandy.

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November 7th

1958 - The Cadillacs performed "Peek-a-Boo" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Trade Martin performed "That Stranger Used to be My Girl" and "Jelly Jelly" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - The Everyly Brothers performed "Gone Gone Gone" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - Brian Hyland performed "Gypsy Woman" on "American Bandstand."

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Monday November 7

Johnny Rivers ("Memphis") is 63

The late Dee Clark ("Raindrops") is born in 1938

Mary Travers of Peter, Paul & Mary ("Blowin' in the Wind") is 68

Joni Mitchell ("Help Me") is 62

The late Al Hirt ("Java") is born in 1922

Nick Gilder ("Hot Child in the City") is 54

Carter Cornelius of Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose ("Treat Her Like a Lady") dies of a heart attack in 1991

Frank Sinatra marries Ava Gardner (they divorce six years later), 1951

Frank Zappa announces he has prostate cancer (he dies two years later), 1991

The Kingston Trio reunite at Magic Mountain in California (the reunion airs as a PBS special three months later), 1981

John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival is cleared in court of charges he plagiarized himself (his former label thought "Old Man Down the Road" sounded too much like "Run Through the Jungle"), 1988

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November 8th

1770 - Composer Friedrich Witt was born.

1785 - Composer Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner was born.

1883 - Composer Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax was born.

1932 - "Make Mine Music" debuted on Broadway. The show ran for 342 performances.

1939 - Frank Sinatra's recorded were "Every Day of My Life" and "Ciribiribin". They were the last songs he recorded with the Harry James Band.

1964 - Judy Garland and her daughter, Liza Minnelli appeared together at the London Palladium.

1967 - John Lennon's "How I Won the War" opened in the U.S. It was the first solo movie by a Beatle.

1968 - Cynthia Powell Lennon was granted a divorce from John Lennon. The two had been married for six years.

1968 - Jean Terrell replaced Diana Ross in the Supremes.

1985 - Sting's concert-movie "Bring On The Night" opened nationally.

1986 - Metallica performed their first live concert with Jason Newstead.

1995 - Michael Jackson and Sony Corp. of America combined forces and created the world's third-largest music publishing company with more than 100,000 titles.

1997 - Dr. Tommy Comeaux died when he was hit by a car while riding a bicycle.

1997 - Johnny Paycheck officially joined the Grand Ole Opry. He was the 72nd member of the radio show's cast.

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Tuesday November 8

The late Minnie Riperton ("Lovin' You") is born in 1948

Bonnie Bramlett of Delaney & Bonnie ("Only You Know & I Know") is 61

Michael Johnson ("Bluer than Blue") is 61

Leif Garrett ("I Was Made for Dancin'") is 44

Rickie Lee Jones ("Chuck E's in Love") is 51

Patti Page ("Tennessee Waltz") is 78

Beach Boy Carl Wilson marries Dean Martin's daughter, Gina, 1987

Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from John, 1968

Connie Francis is raped in a Long Island, New York motel, 1974

Jerry Lee Lewis declares bankruptcy, 1988

The Dave Clark Five perform for Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Variety Show in London, 1965

A bullet hits a Motown tour bus in Savannah, Georgia (no one is hurt), 1962

Sonny Bono is elected to the U. S. House of Representatives, 1994

Jean Terrell is named to replace Diana Ross in the Supremes, 1968

Suzi Quatro begins her role as Leather Tuscadero on ABC-TV's "Happy Days", 1977

Buddy Holly's radio show debuts on KDAV in Lubbock, Texas, 1953

Harry Nilsson begins recording "Everybody's Talkin'", 1967

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November 9th

1961 - Brian Epstein saw the Beatles play at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1962 - Motown Records released "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," by the Miracles.

1963 - "Louie, Louie" was released by the Kingsmen.

1967 - David Crosby left the Byrds. The next year Crosby, Stills, and Nash was formed.

1967 - The first issue of Rolling Stone was published in San Francisco. John Lennon was on the cover.

1973 - Cat Stevens made his national TV debut on ABC's "In Concert."

1973 - The album "Piano Man" was released by Billy Joel.

1975 - David Bowie appeared on Cher's CBS TV show.

1998 - Singer Billy Preston, his manager Merle Otis Greene and Greene's wife Sandra were indicted on 22 charges of fraud in collecting $1 million in insurance claims.

1998 - Rick James was hospitalized after he suffered a stroke when a blood vessel ruptured in his neck during a show the week before in Denver, CO.

1998 - Michael Jackson settled a lawsuit over stories and pictures in the London Daily Mirror that said his face had been disfigured by cosmetic surgery. A lawyer for the publisher said, "The photographs were taken honestly and were not tampered with, but the Mirror has since met with the plaintiff in person and acknowledges that the photographs do not accurately represent the plaintiff's true appearance."

1999 - The Prince released the album "Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic."

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November 9th

1959 - Annette (Funicello) performed "First Name, Initial" and "My Heart Became of Age" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Duane Eddy performed "Pepe" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Joni James performed "My Last Date (With You)" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Dion performed "Love Came to Me" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Gene Pitney performed "24 Hours from Tulsa" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Andy Kim performed "Shoot 'em Up Baby" and "Rainbow Ride" on "American Bandstand."

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November 10th

1958 - The Four Aces performed "The World Outside" on "American Bandstand."

1959 - Fats Domino performed "Be My Guest" and "I've Been Around" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - Steely Dan performed "My Old School" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Tommy Shaw performed "Girls with Guns" and "Lonely School" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The Maria Vidal video for "Body Rock" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Dwight Twilley performed "Why You Wanna Break My Heart" on "American Bandstand."

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November 10th

1668 - Composer Francois Couperin was born.

1873 - Composer Henri Rabaud was born.

1958 - Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls were injured in an auto accident near Marion, AR. Sam Cooke's driver was killed in the accident.

1960 - Gregg Allman received a guitar for his 13th birthday.

1967 - The Moody Blues released "Nights in White Satin."

1969 - "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry received a gold record. The song had been released 20 years earlier.

1973 - David Essex's "Rock On" was released.

1978 - The Clash's second album "Give 'Em Enough Rope," was released in England. The album would be their first U.S. release.

1986 - Bruce Springsteen's "Live 1975-1985" box set was released.

1988 - Steve Miller began his first tour in six years.

1991 - A St. Louis judge found Axl Rose of Guns 'N' Roses guilty of assault and property damage in connection with a riot at a 1991 concert in St. Louis.

1992 - Axl Rose was found guilty of assault and property damage at a 1991 Guns N' Roses concert in Maryland Heights, MO. He was given two years probation and ordered to pay $50,000 to community groups.

1993 - The musical revival of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opened.

2001 - The musical "Lady Diana - A Smile Charms the World" opened in Germany.

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Number 1 in the Charts:

Gilbert O'Sullivan "Claire" (UK, 1972)

Focus, "Moving Waves" (UK, 1972)

Elton John "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (1973,US)

Donna Summer: "Mac Arthur Park", (single, 1978, UK)

Pulp, "Different Class" (1995, UK)

Smashing Pumpkins, "Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness" (1995, US)


Chas Hodges (Chas and Dave) (1943)

Jesse Colin Young (1944)

Andy Partridge (XTC, 1955)

Hank Ballard & Midnighters record original version of 'The Twist' in King Studios, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1958

Bob Dylan's book 'Tarantula' is published, 1970

Thirty stations across America broadcast Mott the Hoople's 'live' concert. In reality, it's Mott studio tracks with dubbed applause (1973)

Cars debut on UK chart with 'My Best Friend's Girl (1978)

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November 11th

1939 - Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on network radio.

1958 - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters record "The Twist."

1965 - Velvet Underground made its performance debut at a high school dance in Summit, NJ.

1967 - The Supremes' "In And Out Of Love" was released.

1969 - Jim Morrison of the Doors was jailed for "interfering with the flight of an intercontinental aircraft and public drunkenness." The charges were eventually dropped.

1970 - "Plastic Ono Band" was released by John Lennon. The same title was used for the album released by Yoko One on the same day.

1970 - Bob Dylan's book "Tarantula" was published by Bantam Books.

1972 - Berry Oakley, of the Allman Brothers, was killed in a motorcycle accident. He was 24 years old.

1976 - KISS released the album "Rock and Roll Over."

1989 - Melissa Etheridge and Joe Cocker entertained Germans that were celebrating the newly tumbled Berlin Wall.

1997 - Metallica played a free concert in Philadelphia, PA.

1999 - Singer Brandy was admitted into a hospital in Southern California due to dehydration from overwork.

Wish I had been at that high school in 1965!

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Friday November 11

The late LaVern Baker ("Jim Dandy") is born in 1929

Jesse Colin Young of the Youngbloods ("Get Together") is 61

Jim Peterik of the Ides of March ("Vehicle") and Survivor ("Eye of rhe Tiger") is 55

Mac Kissoon of Mac & Katie Kissoon ("Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep") is 62

Jim Morrison of the Doors is arrested for drunkeness while on an airplane, 1969

Bob Dylan's book, "Tarantula", is published in 1970

John Lennon and Yoko Ono release their "Two Virgins" album with a nude cover picture of them, 1968

The concert film, "Elvis: That's The Way It Is" opens in 1970

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November 12th

1833 - Composer Alexander Porfirievich Borodin was born.

1966 - Donovan's "Mellow Yellow" was released.

1967 - Jerry Lee Lewis records "To Make Love Sweeter for You."

1970 - The Doors made their last appearance with Jim Morrison in New Orleans.

1979 - Marty Balin's, of Jefferson Starship, rock opera "Rock Justice" opens a four-day run at San Francisco's Old Waldorf night club.

1984 - Madonna released the album "Like A Virgin."

1987 - Sly Stone is arrested for nonpayment of child support when he arrives an hour late for his "comeback" concert in LA.

1989 - The musical "Grand Hotel" opened at the Beck Theatre.

1990 - Ron Wood, of the Rolling Stones, was injured when he was struck by a car near London.

1993 - Michael Jackson canceled a world tour, saying that he had a dependence on painkillers.

1996 - The album "Evita: The Complete Motion Picture Music Soundtrack" was released.

1997 - Chang Yu-Sheng, best know for his hit Mandarin song "My Future Is Not A Dream," died three weeks after being injured in an auto accident

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November 13th

1854 - Composer George Whitefield Chadwick was born.

1937 - NBC formed the first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio broadcasting. The conductor for its first 17 years was Arturo Toscanini.

1961 - The Tokens' "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was released.

1965 - "Fever" by the McCoys' was released.

1968 - The Beatles' animated movie "Yellow Submarine" premiered in the U.S.

1971 - Three Dog Night's "Old Fashioned Love Song" was released.

1973 - Jerry Lee Lewis, Jr. was killed in a highway accident near Hernando, MS.

1974 - An imposter posing as Deep Purple guitar player Ritchie Blackmore smashed up a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City.

1985 - At New York's Whitney Museum, an exhibition opened celebrating Bob Dylan's 25 years in the music industry.

1990 - Madonna's "The Immaculate Collection" was released.

1992 - Elton John performed in Mexico for the first time for 90,000 people in Mexico City.

1995 - M.C. Hammer played a benefit in Moscow for Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin's political party, Our Home Is Russia.

1997 - The musical "The Lion King" opened.

1997 - Celine Dion released her first single in Japanese. The song, "Be The Man," was released in Japan only and is the theme to the Japanese TV drama "Eve."

1997 - Ray Charles conducted his first-ever online chat at www.rhino.com.

2000 - Elton John released his live album "One Night Only." It was recorded at Madison Square Garden only 22 days before.

2001 - Madonna's "GHV2" was released.

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