This Month in Music History-November


This Month in music history

November 1

• 1969: After a seven year absence, Elvis Presley returns to Billboard’s number one position with “Suspicious Minds”

November 3

• 1972: James Taylor and Carly Simon are married in a NYC apartment

• 1954: Adam Ant is born Harry Beetle

November 5

• 1946: Gram Parsons of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers is born

November 9

• 1993: Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee is arrested for trying to take a gun on an airplane

• 1967: The first issue of Rolling Stone is published in San Francisco and comes with a free ‘roach clip’

November 11

• 1972: At the age of 24, Allman Brothers bassist Berry Oakley is killed in a motorcycle accident. three blocks from where guitarist Duane Allman was also killed

November 12

• 1970: The Doors make their last concert appearance while in New Orleans

• 1945: Neil Young is born

November 15

• 1969: Janis Joplin is arrested in Tampa, Florida for the use of “vulgar and indecent language”

November 20

• 1994: Singer/songwriter David Crosby receives a liver transplant

• 1970: The Who’s Keith Moon collapses twice during a San Francisco concert

• 1965: Mike D (Diamond) of The Beastie Boys is born

• 1946: Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers is born

November 22

• 1997: Michael Hutchence of INXS hangs himself in an Australian hotel room

• 1967: Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant Masacree” is released

November 24

• 1991: Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury dies of pneumonia the day after announcing to the world that he had AIDS

November 25

• 1976: The Band plays its last concert at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom; the show is recorded and made into the epic Martin Scorsese-directed film The Last Waltz

November 26

• 1968: Cream plays its last show at London’s Royal Albert Hall

November 27

• 1942: Jimi Hendrix is born

November 29

• 2001: George Harrison dies at the age of 58 at his home in Los Angeles

Complied from the archives of Rock & Roll Library

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