1965, The Rolling Stones played at the War Memorial Auditorium, New York during the band’s second North American tour. The set list was,”She Said Yeah,” “Hitch Hike,” “Heart of Stone,” “Mercy, Mercy,” “That’s How Strong My Love Is,” “Play With Fire,” “The Last Time,” “Good Times,” “Oh Baby,” “Get Off Of My Cloud,” “I’m Moving On,” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
1966, The Who are in Frankfurt, Germany appearing on the TV show Beat Beat Beat.
1966, The Doors played the first night of a month long residency at the Ondine Discotheque, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
1968, George Harrison releases his soundtrack to the psychedelic film Wonderwall. It’s the first-ever Beatles solo release.
1968, Pink Floyd returns to the UK after three gigs in Paris to perform at Highbury Technical College in Portsmouth.
1969, The Allman Brothers Band appeared at City Auditorium, Macon, Georgia.
1969, The Who’s 2nd North American Tommy tour continues with a show at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio.
1969, Elvis Presley went to number one on the singles chart with “Suspicious Minds,” his 18th number one single.
1969, The Beatles scored their 13th number one album with Abbey Road. The final studio recordings from the group which featured two George Harrison songs, “Something” and “Here Comes The Sun.” The cover supposedly contained clues adding to the “Paul Is Dead” phenomenon, Paul is barefoot and the car number plate “LMW 281F” supposedly referred to the fact that McCartney would be 28 years old if he was still alive. “LMW” was said to stand for “Linda McCartney Weeps.” The four Beatles, purportedly represent the priest, John, dressed in white, the undertaker, Ringo in a black suit, the corpse, Paul, in a suit but barefoot, and the gravedigger, George, in jeans and a denim work shirt.
1970, Matthews Southern Comfort were at number one on the UK singles chart with their version of the Joni Mitchell song “Woodstock.” It was the group’s only UK chart topper.
1971, The Allman Brothers Band perform during Duane Allman’s funeral at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Macon, Georgia. Accompanying the band are Dr. John, Bobby Caldwell, Thom Doucette, Delaney Bramlett, Jimmy Johnson, David Hood, Roger Hawkins, and Barry Beckett. The eulogy was delivered by Jerry Wexler, one of the most highly regarded A&R men in popular music history. The songs included “Stormy Monday,” “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed,” “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” “Come On In My Kitchen,” and “Statesboro Blues.”
1972, David Bowie appears at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington.
1972, Yes performed at the National Arts Centre English Theatre, Ottawa, Canada.
1973, The Who played at Belle Vue, King’s Hall, Manchester, England.
1974, Frank Zappa performed at the Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland.
1974, The Who’s Odds and Sods attains Silver status from the British Phonographic Industry.
1975, Elton John started a three week run at number one on the singles chart with “Island Girl,” his fifth chart topper.
1975, Touring Australia for the first time, Wings kicked an 11-date tour at The Entertainment Centre in Perth.
1976, AC/DC appeared at City Hall, Glasgow, Scotland.
1977, The Grateful Dead performed at Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan.
1978, Bob Dylan played at the Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin.
1979, Jethro Tull performs at the Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia.
1980, Bruce Springsteen has a number one album with The River, featuring the single “Hungry Heart.”
1981, The Moody Blues performed at the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1982, Rush appeared at Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana.
1983, ZZ Top played at Ebertshalle, Ludwigshafe, Germany.
1987, The first of three shows at the Hammersmith Odeon featuring; LL Cool J, Eric B & Rankin and Public Enemy. Each night was marred by violence and crime.
1996, U2 set up a video link to an Internet site from their recording studio in Dublin so fans could watch them record their new album.
2004, 61-year old Terry Knight, the former manager of Grand Funk Railroad, was murdered at his home in Killeen, Texas. Knight was defending his daughter during a domestic disturbance, when he was stabbed by her boyfriend, 26 year old Donald Alan Fair. Knight began his music career by leading a Michigan band called Terry Knight and the Pack, who scored a Billboard top 50 hit with “I, Who Have Nothing.”
2008, US drummer and singer Jimmy Carl Black died. He was a member of The Keys, The Soul Giants, The Mothers Of Invention, and Jimmy Carl Black And The Mannish Boys. Also worked with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, Joe Cocker, Grateful Dead and The Turtles. He is immortalized in name on the Mothers of Invention album We’re Only In It For The Money.
Born on November 1: Sgt Barry Sadler (1940); Mike Burney, sax, Wizzard (1944); Kinky Friedman, singer-songwriter (1944); Rich Grech, Traffic, Blind Faith (1946); David Foster, producer, composer, arranger (1949); Dan Peek, America (1950); Ronald Bell, Kool & The Gang (1951); Chris Morris, guitar, Paper Lace (1954); Lyle Lovett (1957); Robert Hart, singer-songwriter, Bad Company, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (1958); Anthony Kiedis, singer, Red Hot Chili Peppers (1962); Mags Furuholmen, guitar, keyboards, A-Ha (1962); Rick Allen, drums, Def Leppard (1963); Big Kenny, singer-songwriter, guitarist, Big & Rich (1963); LaTavia Roberson, singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, Destiny’s Child (1981)