1965, The Doors appeared at the Pioneer Club Boat Ride, Los Angeles, California.
1966, The Monkees were at the top of the Billboard singles chart with “Last Train To Clarksville,” the group’s first number one. It was later revealed that due to filming commitments on their TV series, none of the group had played on this or most of the group’s early recordings.
1967, Pink Floyd played two shows, afternoon and evening at The Cheetah Club, in Venice, California. Smokestack Lightning and The Candymen were support.
1967, Bee Gee Robin Gibb was a passenger on a train which crashed in South East London in England killing 49 people and injuring 78. Robin was treated for shock after the accident.
1968, Herman”s Hermits singer Peter Noone married Mirellie Strasser in London.
1969, Led Zeppelin performed two shows, 7 pm and 9:30 pm at Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Missouri. The group’s stage equipment was sent to San Francisco from their show in Ontario, Canada the night before, in preparation for their dates at Winterland. On this night in Kansas City, they played with rented P.A.’s and amps from Mission Music.
1970, More £1 ($1.60) Backtrack LP’s are by The Who released in the U.K. Backtrack 8 is a reissue of A Quick One (mono), Backtrack 9 is The Who Sell Out and Backtrack 14: The Ox is a collection of Who songs all written by John Entwistle.
1970, Led Zeppelin III was released in the UK on Atlantic records. The album peaked at No.1 on both the UK and US charts. It has now been certified 6 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 6 million copies.
1970, The Grateful Dead played the first of four days at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York.
1971, Elvis Presley kicked off a 15-date North American tour at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Minneapolis. Announcer Al Dvorin uttered the well known phrase, “Elvis has left the building” at the end of the show. He was asked to make the announcement in an effort to quiet the fans who continued to call for an encore.
1971, Pink Floyd appear at Assembly Hall, Hunter College, New York.
1971, Yes performed at the Whiskey A Go-Go, Los Angeles.
1972, Roxy Music appear at Top Rank, Birmingham, England.
1973, Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance played their first gig in a circus tent on Clapham Common, London.
1973, King Crimson performed at Rhine Halle, Düsseldorf, Germany.
1973, The wear on The Who caused by the complicated Quadrophenia material explodes into violence on stage. At the performance at the Odeon Theatre in Newcastle, Pete loses it during “5:15” when the tapes come in too slow. He attacks road manager Bobby Pridden, drags him over the soundboard, starts ripping up the tapes, before announcing to the audience that he will never play live again and stalking offstage. The curtain drops only to go back up ten minutes later as The Who with Pete come back onstage and perform a set of oldies.
1974, Black Sabbath perform at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia.
1975, Rush played at The Rafters, Battle Creek, Michigan.
1977, The manager of the Virgin record store in Nottingham, England was arrested for displaying a large poster advertising the new Sex Pistols album, Never Mind The Bollock’s, Here’s The Sex Pistols. London stores banned the album after police warned they could be fined under the 1898 indecent advertising act.
1978, Eric Clapton appears at Pabellon Deportivo Del Real Madrid, Madrid.
1979, Blue Oyster Cult played the first of four sold out nights at London”s Hammersmith Odeon.
1982, England’s Channel 4 TV’s The Tube had its first showing. Presented by Paula Yates and Jools Holland, the show featured The Jam and an interview with Mick Jagger. The first live act on the show was local band Toy Dolls. The show ran until 1987 and was named after the plexiglass tunnel which led down into Studio Five at Tyne Tees TV, the place where all the stars from the 80’s subsequently appeared.
1983, Billy Joel was at number one on the UK singles chart with “Uptown Girl,” which remained at the top of the chars for five weeks. The song was initially written about his relationship with his then-girlfriend Elle Macpherson, but it ended up also becoming about his soon-to-be wife Christie Brinkley, both women being among the most well-known supermodels of the 1980’s.
1986, Bobby Nunn of The Coasters died of heart failure in Los Angeles. He had the 1958 US number one single “Yakety Yak,” as well as the 1959 US number two and UK number six single “Charlie Brown.”
1988, “The Locomotion,” became the first song to reach the US Top five in three different versions, when Kylie Minogue’s reached number three on the US chart. It was composed by songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King, and is notable for appearing in the American Top 5 three times, each in a different decade. The first appearance was for Little Eva in 1962, followed by Grand Funk Railroad in 1974.
1994, Sheryl Crow scored her first UK Top ten single when “All I Wanna Do” entered the charts at number four. The US singer songwriter went on to become the first US female to score six UK hits off her debut album Tuesday Night Music Club.
1995, Producer Butch Vig’s new band Garbage made their US live debut when they played at The 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Vig produced Nirvana’s album Nevermind.
2000, U2 went to No.1 on the UK album chart with All That You Can’t Leave Behind, the Irish group’s 8th UK top album. Creed were at number one on the US singles chart with “With Arms Wide Open.”
2003, Bobby Hatfield of The Righteous Brothers was found dead in hotel room in Michigan, 30 minutes before he was due on stage, aged 63. The autopsy report from the Kalamazoo County Medical Examiner gave the opinion that Hatfield suffered a sudden, unexpected death due to acute cocaine toxicity. The Righteous Brothers had the 1965 UK and US number one single “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,” and the 1990 UK number one single “Unchained Melody,” first released in 1965.
2005, Guitarist Link Wray died aged 76. Wray was credited with inventing “fuzz” guitar after punching a hole in a speaker giving him a distorted guitar sound. Famous for his 1958 US number 16 single “Rumble” which was banned on several radio stations, on the grounds that it glorified juvenile delinquency. A rare feat for a song with no lyrics.
2014, The funeral for Jack Bruce was held in London, attended by Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and noted musicians Phil Manzanera, Gary Brooker, Vernon Reid and Nitin Sawhney among others. Dozens assembled at the Golders Green Crematorium paying a last tribute singing “Morning Has Broken,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” and “Theme for an Imaginary Western.” The Scottish-born bass player and singer had died in October as a result of liver disease.
Born on November 6: Ike Turner (1931); Art Garfunkel (1941); Gram Parsons (1946); Peter Noone (1947); Peter Hammill, singer, guitar, keyboards, Van Der Graff Generator (1948); Bryan Adams (1959) and Jonny Greenwood, guitar, keyboards, Radiohead (1971); and Ryan Adams, singer, songwriter (1974)