1967, The Beatles finished recording “Blue Jay Way,” “Flying,” and “Magical Mystery Tour.” The Beatles have only six songs, not enough for an album so decided to issue a double-EP. Capitol Records didn’t think the double-EP format would be acceptable for the US market, so they decide to put out an album instead. The album contained the six Magical Mystery Tour songs. Five of the six songs from The Beatles’ 1967 singles appeared on side two.
1967, Pink Floyd mimed to “Apples And Oranges” for the music program American Bandstand, hosted by Dick Clark, in which the band were also interviewed. It was broadcast on KABC and KEYT TV on December 16th
1968, At a Doors concert in Phoenix, Jim Morrison asks the audience to stand up. That’s enough for the local authorities to ban the group from the city. They suspected that Morrison was going to moon the audience as he had at a previous concert.
1968, Pink Floyd appeared at Porchester Hall in Queensway, London, along with Barclay James Harvest, and the Edgar Broughton Band. The Floyds also jammed with Alexis Korner and Arthur Brown after their set.
1969, The Rolling Stones kicked off their 6th North American tour at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Also on the bill, Ike and Tina Turner, Chuck Berry and BB King.
1969, UK release date for Pink Floyd’s Ummagumma. The disc comprised of a double vinyl album. The first four songs were recorded live in April and May of the same year. The studio tracks were recorded at EMI Studios on Abbey Road in London.
1970, Led Zeppelin released their third album, which features a distinctive pinwheel revolving cover. It entered the chart at number one and spendt a total of 40 weeks in the Top 75.
1979, The Allman Brothers opened for Procul Harum at The Warehouse in New Orleans, Louisiana. Duane Allman and Dickey Betts jammed with Peter Green after the headliners’ set.
1970, MCA drops 18 acts who purportedly “exploit and promote hard drugs through music” from its roster, according to label president Mike Curb. The unfortunate 18 include such incongruous hopheads as Connie Francis, and the Cowsills.
1971, Elvis Presley performed at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.
1972, Yes appeared at the CIvic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1973, Genesis played at Tufts University, Boston.
1974, Ted Nugent won a National Squirrel-shooting contest after picking off a squirrel at 150 yards. The heavy metal guitarist also shot dead 27 other mammals during the three day event.
1975, Elton John started a three week run at number one on the album chart with Rock Of The Westies, the singers tenth studio album and seventh chart topper. Rock of the Westies contained the number one single, “Island Girl,” which was released prior to the album, and “Grow Some Funk of Your Own.”
1976, Eric Clapton appeared at the Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida.
1978, Rush performed at the Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington.
1980, Van Halen played at the Roberts Municipal Stadium, Evansville, Indiana.
1981, Hall and Oates started a two week run at number one on the singles chart with “Private Eyes,” the duo’s third chart topper.
1987, Bruce Springsteen went to number one on the album chart with Tunnel Of Love. His eighth studio album went triple platinum, with “Brilliant Disguise” being one of his biggest hit singles, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100.
1988, John Fogerty is victorious in the court case brought against him by Fantasy Records. The label, which owns his recordings with Creedence Clearwater Revival, alleged he plagiarized his own “Run Through the Jungle” on his 1985 hit “The Old Man Down the Road.”
Born on November 7: Mary Travers, Peter Paul and Mary (1937); Johnny Rivers (1942); Joni Mitchell, (1943); and Nick Gilder, singer, Sweeney Todd, solo artist (1951)