1967, The filming for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour was completed finishing with a sequence at Ringo’s country house in Weybridge, Surrey, BBC television bought the rights to broadcast the film twice, the first broadcast, in black-and-white was scheduled for December 26, 1967. The second showing, on the color channel BBC2, was not yet available to all Britons, was set for January 5, 1968.
1968, The Doors played at the Chicago Stadium, Chicago.
1969, King Crimson appeared at the Boston Tea Party, Boston.
1971, Pink Floyd appeared at the Central Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey.
1972, Carly Simon and James Taylor married in Manhattan. They had two children, and divorced in 1983.
1973, Neil Young supported by The Eagles appeared at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, England.
1973, Genesis performed at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario.
1973, David Bowie scored his second UK number one album when Pinups started a five-week run at the top of the charts. The set contained Bowie covering his favorite ’60s songs. His version of The Mersey’s “Sorrow” reached number three on the UK singles chart.
1974, KISS performed at the Duluth Arena, Duluth, Minnesota.
1975, The Who appeared at Messehalle, Stuttgart, Germany.
1977, During a concert at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London, Elton John announced his retirement from live performances.
1977, Robin Trower played at the Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland.
1978, Aerosmith appeared at the University Of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio.
1979, One hit wonder M went to number one on the US singles chart with “Pop Muzik.” M was Robin Scott who scored one other UK top 40 hit, “Pop Muzik’ made it to second on the UK singles charts.
1979, The Eagles started a nine-week run at number one on the album chart with The Long Run, the group’s fourth chart topping album.
1982, Devo bring their video-synchronized concert experience to Minneapolis. This involves the band performing in front of a giant screen on which are projected films and lyrics. The robotic band also interacts with the clips.
1983, RCA records signed Latin teen sensations Menudo for $30 million (£18.75 million). The line up of five young boys all had to sign a contract agreeing to leave the group when they reached 16, when too old for the group. Ricky Martin was once a member.
1984, The Grateful Dead played at the Berkeley Community Theater in Berkeley, California.
1984, Paul McCartney went to number one on the UK album chart with the film soundtrack to Give My Regards To Broad Street, featuring the UK number two single “No More Lonely Nights.”
1987, David Bowie played the first of eight sold out nights at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia. The shows were part of the Glass Spider world tour.
1990, 25 years after their version was recorded, The Righteous Brothers went to number one on the UK singles chart with “Unchained Melody.” The track had been featured in the Patrick Swayze film Ghost. The song was written by Alex North and Hy Zaret, and is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, with over 500 versions in hundreds of different languages.
1990, “Ice Ice Baby,” by Vanilla Ice became the first rap record to top the US singles chart, and later it was also a UK chart topper. The track was initially released as the B-side to the rapper’s cover of “Play That Funky Music,” and became the A-side after US DJ’s started playing the track.
1991, A free concert was held in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to honor the memory of promoter Bill Graham, who was killed in a helicopter crash the week before. An estimated 300,000 people attended to view many of the entertainment acts Graham had supported including Santana, the Grateful Dead, John Fogerty, Robin Williams, Journey (reunited), and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (reunited).
1992, Bon Jovi released their fifth studio album, Keep The Faith, which spent a total of 49 weeks on the US chart. The album produced three Top Forty hits, “Keep The Faith,” “Bed of Roses,” and “In These Arms.”
1995, Hootie and the Blowfish reached an out of court settlement with Bob Dylan for the group’s unauthorized use of Dylan’s lyrics in their song “Only Want To Be With You.”
2002, Lonnie Donegan, died midway through a UK tour, and shortly before he was due to perform at a memorial concert for George Harrison with The Rolling Stones. He was aged 71. Donegan, who launched the skiffle craze in the UK had the 1959 hit “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour,” the 1960 UK number one single “My Old Man’s A Dustman,” “Rock Island Line,” plus over 30 other UK Top Forty singles.
Born on November 3: Brian Poole, vocals, The Tremeloes (1941); Nick Simper, Deep Purple (1946); Tommy Dee, John Fred and His Playboy Band (1946); Joe Lala, actor, drummer, Blues Image, Manassas (1947); Lulu (1948); Adam Ant (1954); Steven Wilson, singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, Porcupine Tree (1967); Mick Thomson, guitarist, Slipknot (1973)