This Month in Music History – November


November 1

1894 : Billboard Advertising, a trade publication dealing with all manner of billboard advertising begins publication. Within a few years, it will begin focusing on the entertainment shows advertised by billboards, and by the 1930s Billboard, as it has come to be known, is covering radio and sales of the new medium, juke box records

  • 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

    • 1993: Leon Theremin the Russian inventor who created his namesake instrument the theremin, one of the world’s earliest electric instruments, dies at the age of 97

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
  • 2013: Judy Collins is inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame

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 the year before

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 Band 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 Martin Scorsese 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


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