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’

• 1953: Boulder’s Fox Theatre Company building remodeled as Ted’s Buff Café

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

•  1946: Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers is born

November 21

• 1980: Paramount Theatre Denver added to the National Register of Historic Places

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

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

Compiled from the archives of Rock & Roll Library

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