1965, The final recording session for The Beatles Rubber Soul album took place, at Abbey Road, London. They needed four new songs to finish the album so an old song “Wait” is pulled off the shelf and work is completed on “I’m Looking Through You.” The band recorded two new songs from start to finish. Paul’s “You Won’t See Me,” about his relationship with Jane Asher, and John’s “Girl, his response to Paul’s “Michelle.” The session began at 6 pm and ended at 7 o’clock the following morning. Rubber Soul was completed, and finished copies of the album were in the shops by December 3rd in the UK and December 6th in the US.
1966, The Who’s first UK EP, Ready Steady WHO is released. It is supposed to be live tracks from The Who’s recent television special but is, in fact, studio tracks recorded between February and August 1966. It goes all the way to number one on the UK. EP charts but isn’t released in the US.
1966, Pink Floyd played a concert for the London Free School at All Saints Church, Powlis Gardens, London.
1967, Jimi Hendrix performs at the Big Apple Club in Munich, Germany.
1969, The FBI in Phoenix, Arizona arrested Jim Morrison for drunk and disorderly conduct aboard a plane. The Doors singer, who was on his way to a Rolling Stones concert with actor Tom Baker, had been drinking and annoying the stewardesses. The pair spent the night in jail and were released on $2,500 bail.
1969, The Who played the first of two nights at The Tea Party in Boston with Tony William’s Lifetime as support.
1970, Elvis Presley appears at Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon.
1971, King Crimson appeared at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario.
1971, BBC TV’s Top Of The Pops celebrated its 400th show. The UK chart show was presented by Tony Blackburn with guests Tom Jones, Dana, John Kongos, Cher, Slade, Cilla Black, The Piglets, Clodagh Rodgers and The Newbeats.
1971, Led Zeppelin played the first date of a 16-night UK tour at City Hall, Newcastle, England.
1971, Pink Floyd performed at Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. Top ticket price was $6.00.
1972, Allman Brothers bass player Berry Oakley was killed when his motorcycle hit a bus at the same intersection where band member Duane Allman had died a year earlier. Oakley was 24 years old.
1972, David Bowie appears at the Majestic Theatre, Dallas, Texas.
1972, Gilbert O’Sullivan was at number one on the UK singles chart with “Clair,” the singer’s first of two UK chart toppers. The Irish singer songwriter would dress as a 1920s worker in flat cap, braces and baggy trousers.
1973, Thirty US radio stations broadcasted a “live” Mott The Hoople concert. In reality it was the band recorded in the studio with the applause dubbed in.
1973, Roxy Music performs at the Rainbow Theatre, London.
1974, David Bowie played at the Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland. The show includes a live video projection, an innovation first used in the Rolling Stones 1972 US Tour, directed by John Dove, who was documenting some of Bowie’s rehearsals and shows.
1976, US singer Linda Ronstadt made her live UK debut when she appeared at the Birmingham Odeon.
1976, Eric Clapton played at the Louisiana State University Assembly Center, in Baton Rouge.
1977, During an Australian tour, Fleetwood Mac appeared at the RAS Sydney Showgrounds. Also on the bill, Santana, Little River Band and The Kevin Borich Express.
1978, David Bowie played the first night of his 8-date Low / Heroes tour of Australia and New Zealand at The Oval in Adelaide. This was Bowie’s first ever show in Australia.
1978, Donna Summer started a three-week run at number one on the US singles chart with her version of Jimmy Webb’s “MacArthur Park.” The song was also a hit for actor Richard Harris in 1968, and made it to number five in the UK. Also on this day Summer went to number one on the US album chart with Live And More.
1978, The Cars released “My Best Friend’s Girl” the first picture-disc single commercially available, which went on to be a number three hit on the UK charts.
1979, The Who play the Conference Centre in Brighton, England.
1980, Bob Dylan performs at the Fox Warfield Theatre, San Fransisco.
1980, U2 appeared in the Junior Common Room of Rutherford College at Kent University, Canterbury, England. Tickets are £0.50 ($0.80) and all 150 sell out before the show.
1981, Rush performed at Concert Centrum, in Hamburg, Germany.
1982, Prince kicked off his 87-date 1999 North American tour at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1983, The Police appear at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.
1986, Pink Floyd issued a press statement stating that they intend to continue using the band name without Roger Waters and were recording their next album.
1989, Chris Rea started a three-week run at number one on the UK album chart with The Road To Hell. The iconic album cover features art by the English artist, Adrian Chesterman, who was also responsible for creating cover art for, Motörhead’s 1979 Bomber album.
1995, The Smashing Pumpkins double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness went to number one on the US charts.
2004, Robbie Williams, The Rolling Stones and Queen were inducted into the UK’s first music Hall of Fame at a ceremony in London. One act had been chosen by TV viewers of a Channel 4 program to represent each decade since the 1950s. Williams represented the 1990s, Michael Jackson the 1980s, Queen the 1970s, the Rolling Stones the 1960s, and Cliff Richard the 1950s.
2011, The four original band members of Black Sabbath announced that they were reuniting and recording a new album followed by a world tour in 2012.
2014, Big Bank Hank (Henry Lee Jackson), from The Sugarhill Gang died aged 58 from kidney complications due to cancer. The Sugarhill Gang were the first hip hop act to have a hit with the cross-over single “Rapper’s Delight” in the pop charts in 1979.
Born on November 11: Kurt Vonnegut (1922); Lavern Baker, R&B singer (1929); Jessie Colin Young, The Youngbloods (1944); Vince Martell, singer, guitar, Vanilla Fudge (1945); Chris Dreja, The Yardbirds (1946); Jim Peterik, Ides of March, Survivor (1950); Paul Cowsill, The Cowsills (1952); Andy Partridge, XTC (1953); Dave Alvin, singer-songwriter, guitar The Blasters, The Knitters, X (1955); Ian Craig Marsh, keyboards, Heaven 17 (1956); Mic Michaeli, keyboards, Europe, (1962); Jason White, guitar, Green Day (1973)