1966, The Who go into CBS Studios in London and record their next single “Happy Jack” in at least two versions. Sometime during this session Roger and Pete go off to a pub and John and Keith stay behind to record the B-side, a new Entwistle composition called “I’ve Been Away.”
1967, The Beatles filmed three promotional films for their new single “Hello Goodbye” at the Saville Theatre in London. Each of the three film clips featured different costumes and Beatle antics. In the first film they wear their “Sgt. Pepper” uniforms, for the second The Beatles are wearing everyday clothes, the third film clip features shots from the first two films, plus additional shots of The Beatles, especially John, doing the twist. A Musician’s Union ban on lip-sync broadcasts prevented the film being used on British television.
1967, The Moody Blues release “Nights in White Satin, ” the first single from Days of Future Passed. The London Festival Orchestra provided the orchestral accompaniment for the introduction, the final rendition of the chorus, and the “final lament” section, all of which were in the original album version. It reached number 19 on the UK singles chart.
1968, Buddy Guy Blues Band played at the Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan.
1969, The Rolling Stones performed at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California.
1970, The Kinks appeared at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California.
1971, Pink Floyd played at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Quebec City, Canada.
1972, Alice Cooper appeared at Playhouse in Glasgow, Scotland during a UK tour.
1973, Elton John started a eight week run at number one on the album chart with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, the singers third chart topper.
1973, Eddie Kendricks, former lead singer with The Temptations, started a two week run at number one on the singles chart with “Keep On Truckin.”
1974, Black Sabbath performed at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia.
1975, David Bowie was at number one on the singles chart with “Space Oddity,” the track was first released in 1969 to coincide with the Apollo 11 moon landing. Rick Wakeman, former keyboard player with Yes, provided synthesizer backing. Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs “Ashes to Ashes” and “Hallo Spaceboy.”
1976, AC/DC appeared at the Hammersmith Odeon, London.
1977, Rush performed at Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York.
1978, Bob Dylan played at Hec Edmondson Pavilion, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.
1979, Fleetwood Mac scored their second UK number one album with Tusk.
1979, The Eagles went to number one on the singles chart with “Heartache Tonight,” the group’s fifth chart topper.
1981, King Crimson performed at the Park West, Chicago.
1984, After setting a new record for advanced orders, 1,099,500 copies, Frankie Goes To Hollywood went to number one on the UK album chart with their debut LP Welcome To The Pleasure Dome. Also, Frankie Goes To Hollywood made their debut TV appearance on Saturday Night Live performing “Two Tribes” and “Born To Run.”
1984, Former Rufus singer Chaka Khan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Feel For You.’ Written by Prince, the song featured Stevie Wonder on harmonica and the rap was by Grandmaster Melle Mel. The repetition of Khan’s name by rapper Mel at the beginning of the song was originally a mistake made by producer Arif Mardin, who then decided to keep it.
1992, U2, Public Enemy and the Sugarcubes all appeared at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California.
1997, American session guitarist Tommy Tedesco died of lung cancer aged 67. Described by Guitar Player magazine as the most recorded guitarist in history, he was part of “The Wrecking Crew” of session musicians in Hollywood. Tedesco recorded with The Beach Boys, Everly Brothers, The Supremes, The Monkees, The Association, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Zappa, Sam Cooke, Cher, and Nancy and Frank Sinatra, and played on many TV themes including Bonanza, The Twilight Zone, M*A*S*H and Batman.
2008, Coldplay were declared the biggest-selling act of 2008 at the World Music Awards held in Monaco. The band picked up the prize along with the Rock Act Of The Year award, after their current album Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends topped charts around the globe. Other winners at the awards included Leona Lewis for Best Pop Female, and Best New Artist, Amy Winehouse was the winner in the Female Pop/Rock award, while Alicia Keys was named best in the R&B category. Lil’ Wayne bagged the Hip-Hop/Rap Artist award, while Akon was declared the Biggest Internet Artist Of The Year.
Born on November 10: Screaming Lord Sutch, singer-songwriter (1940); ; Greg Lake (1947); Peter Bramall, aka, Bram Tchaikovsky, singer, The Motors (1950); Drew McConnell, bass,Babyshambles, Mongrel (1978); Miranda Lambert (1983)
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