This Month in Music History – November

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November 1
•    1969: After a seven year absence, Elvis Presley returns to Billboard’s number one position with “Suspicious Minds”
•    1962: Anthony Kiedis of The Red Hot Chili Peppers is born
November 3
•    1954: Adam Ant is born Harry Beetle
•    1972: James Taylor and Carly Simon are married in a NYC apartment
November 4
•    1940: Delbert McClinton is born
November 5
•    1974: Ryan Adams is born
•    1959: Bryan Adams is born
•    1946: Gram Parsons of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers is born
•    1971: At the end of a Minneapolis concert by “The King,” announcer Al Dvorin says, “Elvis has left the building” for the first time
November 6
•    1948: Glenn Frey of The Eagles is born
November 7
•    1973: The Rolling Stones begin their first tour of the U.S. in three years, in Denver
•    1943: Joni Mitchell is born
November 8
•    1949: Bonnie Raitt 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’
•    1970: Susan Tedeschi is born
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 killed
November 12
•    1999: Gary Glitter is sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty to child pornography charges
•    1970: The Doors make their last concert appearance while in New Orleans
•    1945: Neil Young is born
•    1955: Chuck Berry is awarded “Most Promising Artist” by Billboard
November 14
•    1964: Rapper Run, of Run D.M.C., is born Joseph Simmons
November 15
•    1969: Janis Joplin is arrested in Florida for vulgar and indecent language

November 16
•    1978: Queen performs at Madison Square Garden with several nude women riding around the stage on bicycles for “Fat Bottomed Girls”
November 20
•    1994: Singer/songwriter David Crosby receives a liver transplant
•    1970: After Keith Moon collapses twice during a San Francisco concert, The Who’s Pete Townshend pulls a 19-year-old boy from the crowd to play three songs
•    1965: Mike D (Diamond) of The Beastie Boys is born
•    1946: Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers is born
November 21
•    1947: Joe Walsh of The Eagles is born
November 22
•    1997: Michael Hutchence, of INXS, hangs himself in an Australian hotel room
•    1967: Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant is released
•    1965: Bjork is born Bjork Gudmundsdottir
November 23
•    1976: Police arrest Jerry Lee Lewis outside Graceland after he appears for the second time that night, waiving a pistol and demanding to see Elvis
November 24
•    1991: Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury dies of pneumonia the day after announcing to the world that he had AIDS
•    1954: Bruce Hornsby is born
November 25
•    1976: The Band plays its last concert at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom; the show is recorded and made into the film The Last Waltz
•    1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience make their debut at London’s Bag O’ Nails Club
November 26
•    1968: Cream plays its last show at London’s Royal Albert Hall until 2005.
•    1938: Tina Turner is born Annie Mae Bullock
November 27
•    1942: Jimi Hendrix is born
November 29
•    2001: George Harrison dies at the age of 58 at his home in Los Angeles
•    1933: John Mayall is born
November 30
•    1994: Tupac Shakur is shot five times outside a NYC recording studio
•    1988: LL Cool J performs at the first rap concert in Africa
•    1965: The Colorado government announces today will be The Rolling Stones Day in the state.

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