This Month in Music History – November


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 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
November 7
• 1973: The Rolling Stones begin their first tour of the U.S. in three years, in Denver
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’
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
• 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 15
• 1969: Janis Joplin is arrested in Florida for vulgar and indecent language
November 20
• 1994: Singer/songwriter David Crosby receives a liver transplant
• 1946: Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers is born
November 22
• 1997: Michael Hutchence, of INXS, hangs himself in an Australian hotel room
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 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
November 27
• 1942: Jimi Hendrix is born
November 29
• 2001: George Harrison dies at the age of 58 at his home in Los Angeles

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