1964, Decca Records released The Rolling Stones’ “Little Red Rooster.” Written by Willie Dixon, as “The Red Rooster,” and previously recorded by Howlin’ Wolf and Sam Cooke, the single was recorded at Chess Studios in Chicago. It was a number one hit in the UK and remains the only time a blues song has ever topped the UK pop chart.

1965, The Castiles, which featured a young singer called Bruce Springsteen appeared at The Fire House, Hazlet, New Jersey. The night was billed as a “Teenage Go, Go Dance.”

1966, The Beach Boys, Lulu, and David and Jonathan appeared at the Birmingham Theatre, England.

1967, Cream performed at Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki, Finland.

1967, Pink Floyd appeared on the third evening of the four-day Hippy Happy Fair, at De Oude Ahoy Hallen, Ahoy Heliport, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Their appearance was rescheduled from November 12th, due to their later than expected return from the US tour. Other bands in the festival included the Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Motions, The Spencer Davis Group, Soft Machine, Golden Earring, and Tomorrow.

1968, Rolling Stone Brian Jones bought Cotchford Farm in Sussex. The author AA Milne, who wrote Winnie The Pooh, had owned the house.

1968, Hugo Montenegro was at number one in the singles chart with “The Good The Bad And The Ugly,” the soundtrack from a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western film. It was the first instrumental number one since 1963.

1969, The Who play the New York State University Gymnasium in New Paltz, New York.

1969, Having bought the Island of Dorinch, off Ireland, John Lennon declares any hippie who wishes, is free to live there.

1969, Crosby Stills Nash & Young played the first of four nights at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California.

1970, Elvis Presley appeared at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California, near San Francisco.

1971, Santana scored their second US number one album with Santana III.

1971, The Faces appeared at The Pavilion, Bath, England, tickets cost 75p.

1972, The Grateful Dead performed at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.

1972, King Crimson plays at the Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey, England.

1973, Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. was killed in a car accident near Hernando, Mississippi. Lewis had been working as the drummer in his father’s band.

1974, Yes plays at the Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin.

1975, Bob Dylan performs at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut.

1976, Linda Ronstadt appeared at the New Victoria Theatre, London.

1976, Led Zeppelin scored their seventh number one album with the film soundtrack to The Song Remains The Same.

1976, Rod Stewart started an 8-week run at number one on the US singles chart with “Tonight’s The Night.” It was Rod’s second US chart topper, and it reached the fifth spot in the UK, after being banned by many radio stations, due to song being about the seduction of a virgin.

1976, The Melody Maker announced UK dates for the first major punk tour with The Sex Pistols and the Ramones co-headlining along with Talking Heads, The Vibrators and Chris Spedding. The 14-date tour which was due to start at Newcastle City Hall on November 29th never took place.

1977, Robin Trower appears at Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee.

1978, Bob Dylan played at the Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California.

1978, Rush performed at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California.

1979, Bob Dylan played at the Fox Warfield Theatre, San Fransisco.

1981, The Rolling Stones appeared at Madison Square Garden, New York

1981, U2 kicked off a 23-date North American October tour at JB Scott’s in Albany, New York.

1982, Men At Work started a 15-week run at number one on the US album chart with their debut album Business As Usual, which went on to sell over five million copies in the US.

1992, Ronnie Bond, drummer with The Troggs, died. They scored the 1966 US number one and UK number two single “Wild Thing” and 1966 UK chart topper “With A Girl Like You.”

1996, On the last leg of their Ballbreaker World Tour, AC/DC played the first of four sold out nights at Sydney Entertainment Center in Sydney, Australia.

1999, It was announced that Cliff Richard had signed up with Internet company Remotemusic.com, making him the first major artist to sign a deal with an online company.

2000, The Beatles launched their first official website www.thebeatles.com. The site went live on the same day as the release of their retrospective Compilation 1 album.

2004, Rap artist Ol’ Dirty Bastard, whose real name was Russell Jones, collapsed and died at a Manhattan recording studio in New York aged 35. A spokesman for his record company, said the rapper, had complained of chest pains, was dead by the time paramedics reached him. ODB was a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan in the early 1990s.


2012, The original collage that was reproduced and included in copies of The Beatles’ 1967 classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band record sold for $87,720 The piece, which was designed by Peter Blake, was sold to an unnamed bidder as part of an auction of modern British art at Sotheby’s in London

Born on November: John Hammond, Jr. (1942);  Roger Steen, guitar, The Tubes (1949); Bill Gibson, Huey Lewis and the News (1951); and Nikolai Fraiture, bass, The Strokes (1979)

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