1965, Wilson Pickett made his UK live debut at the Scotch of St. James Club in London.
1966, John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time when he visited her art exhibition “Unfinished Paintings and Objects” at the Indica Gallery in London.
1967, the first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War, and the first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. The name of the magazine was compiled from three significant sources, a Muddy Waters song, the first rock ’n’ roll record by Bob Dylan and band name The Rolling Stones.
1967, Roger McGuinn kicks out David Crosby from the Byrds. Gene Clark replaces him. Crosby would later go on to form Crosby, Stills & Nash.
1968, The Doors appeared at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri.
1968, Melody Maker’s Chris Welch reports on the recording of The Who’s new rock opera, titled Deaf Dumb and Blind Boy. Producer Kit Lambert says it will be ready for Christmas release. The Who play at the Adelphi Cinema in Slough.
1968, Led Zeppelin played their first ever London show when they appeared at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm on the same bill as John Lee Hooker, Deviants, John James and Tyres. Zeppelin singer Robert Plant married his girlfriend Maureen in London on this day and held the reception at the gig.
1969, The Rolling Stones appear at the Coliseum, Oakland, California.
1969, Simon and Garfunkel record what would become their signature song,” Bridge Over Troubled Water,” with future member of Bread, Larry Knechtel on piano. Garfunkel wanted Simon to sing the song, but Paul insisted that Art’s voice was better suited for it. It was a decision that Paul would later say he regretted. The song won five awards at the 13th Annual Grammy Awards in 1971, including Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
1969, A planned show by The Who at Chicago’s Kinetic Playground on the is cancelled after the venue burns down.
1971, King Crimson performed at Fountains Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
1972, Roxy Music played at Hardrock Club, Manchester, England.
1973, Neil Young headlined at City Hall, Newcastle, England.
1973, The Grateful Dead played the first of three nights at the Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California.
1974, Pink Floyd played the second of two nights at the Odeon in Newcastle UponTyne in England.
1974, Carole King had the number one album in the US with Wrap Around Joy.
1975, Rush played at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri.
1976, AC/DC appeared at St. Andrews Hall, Norwich, England.
1977, Kansas performed at the Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland.
1979, Bob Dylan appeared at the Fox Warfield Theatre, San Fransisco.
1980, Outlaws played at the Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland.
1981, The Rolling Stones played at the Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut.
1985, Jan Hammer went to number one on the US singles chart with the theme from the television show Miami Vice. It was a number five hit in the UK.
1990, The Internal Revenue Service seized all of US country singer’s Willie Nelson’s bank accounts and real estate holdings in connection with a $16 (£10) million tax debt.
1991, Prince and the New Power Generation started a two week run at number one on the US singles chart with “Cream,” a top 15 hit in the UK.
1993, The Dave Matthews Band released their first album, Remember Two Things on the Bama Rags label.
1996, Michael Jackson played at the Ericsson Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, the first of eleven dates in Australia and New Zealand on the HIStory world tour.
1999, Gary Glitter appeared at Bristol Crown Court, England charged with seducing and sexually humiliating a 14 year-old girl. The charges related back to 1980.
2008, Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who reached number 12 on the Billboard chart in 1967 with “Pata Pata,” suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 76. Among her many notable achievements was becoming the first African woman to win a Grammy, for Best Folk Recording in 1966 with Harry Belafonte for An Evening With Belafonte / Makeba.
Born on November 9: Tom Fogerty (1941); Lee Graziano, American Breed (1943); Phil May, The Pretty Things (1944); Joe Bouchard, bass, Blue Oyster Cult, and Alan Gratzer, REO Speedwagon (1948); Dennis Stratton, guitar, Iron Maiden (1954)