November 1: Rick Allen-Def Leppard (47)
Anthony Kiedis-Red Hot Chili Peppers (48)
November 3: Bobby Dall-Poison (47)
November 4: Jeff Scott Soto-Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey (45)
November 5: Brian Wheat-Tesla (47)
Bryan Adams (51)
November 6: Craig Goldie-Dio, Giuffria, Rough Cutt (49)
Glenn Frey-Eagles (62)
Corey Glover-Living Colour (46)
Paul Gilbert-Mr. Big (44)
November 7: Tommy Thayer-Kiss, Black N’ Blue (50)
Brian Jay-Keel (49)
November 9: Tom Fogerty-Credence Clearwater Revival (69)
Joe Bauchard-Blue Oyster Cult (62)
Alan Gratzer-REO Speedwagon (62)
November 10: Greg Lake-King Crimson & Emerson, Lake & Palmer (63)
November 12: Neil Young (65)
Dave Ellefson-Megadeth (46)
Buck Dharma-Blue Oyster Cult (63)
November 14: James Young-Styx (61)
Frankie Banali-Quiet Riot (57)
Alec Jon Such-Ex Bon Jovi (54)
November 15: Steve Fossen-Heart, Alias (61)
November 17: Martin Barre-Jethro Tull (64)
November 18: Kirk Hammett-Metallica (48)
Rudy Sarzo-Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio, Blue Oyster Cult, Yngwie Malmsteen (60)
Herman Rarebell-Scorpions (61)
November 19: Matt Sorum-Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, Velvet Revolver (50)
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Joe Walsh-Eagles, James Gang (63)
Frank Marino-Mahogany Rush (56)
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November 24: Bev Bevan-Black Sabbath, ELO (66)
November 26: John McVie-Fleetwood Mac (65)
November 27: Jimi Hendrix (1942)
Charlie Benante-Anthrax (48)
Mike Bordin-Faith No More, Ozzy Osbourne (48)
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Paul Shaffer (61)
November 29: Ronnie Montrose-Montrose, Edgar Winter Group (63)
Barry Goudreau-Boston (56)
November 30: Billy Idol (55)
Dick Clark (81)
Roger Glover-Deep Purple, Rainbow (65)
Masayoshi Yamashita-Loudness (50)
Mike Matijevic-Steelheart (46)
Today in Rock History:
1965: Bill Graham (later to become America’s biggest promoter) puts on his first show at Fillmore West, with Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane
1965: Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson meet up with Brian Jones and jam through the night of the famous electricity blackout, at the New York Hilton Hotel
1965: Rolling Stones: ‘Get Off of My Cloud’ Top US 45
1976: Steve Miller: ‘Rock ‘N’ Me’ Top US 45
1993: Meatloaf ‘I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Wont Do That)’ Top US single
1993 Pearl Jam “VS’ Top US LP
1971: ‘Led Zeppelin 4’ LP released
1987: Bruce Springsteen: ‘Tunnel of Love’ #1 US LP
1988: In a bizarre twist of logic, John Fogerty is found not guilty at a San Francisco court of plagiarising his own 1970 single ‘Run Through the Jungle’ in writing ‘Old Man Down the Road’
1982: Iron Maiden begin their first tour of Australia.
1988: Iron Maiden release the single ‘The Clairvoyant’
1969: On second gig of their first US tour in three years, Rolling Stones beat Los Angeles concert gross record (held since 1966 by Beatles)
1975: Elton John debuts at No. 1 on US LP chart for second time with ‘Rock of the Westies’
1980: Bruce Springsteen ‘The River’ #1 US LP
1998: Metallica release a remake of Bob Seger’s’s ‘Turn The Page’, as the first single from Garage Inc.
1999: Van Halen singer Gary Cherone leaves the band
1961: Beatles meet Brian Epstein for the first time when he sees their lunchtime gig at the Cavern Club
1967: ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine publishes its first edition, in San Francisco
1974: Bachman Turner Overdrive ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’ #1 US 45
1975: David Bowie makes his national US TV debut on Cher’s TV show, singing ‘Fame’
1969: Jim Morrison jailed following antics on a flight from LA to Phoenix
1976: KISS release ‘Rock And Roll Over’
1973: Elton John ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ #1 US LP
1995: Smashing Pumpkins ‘Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness’ #1 US LP
1988: U2: ‘Rattle and Hum’ #1 US LP
1970: Doors make their final appearance as a quartet in New Orleans
1973: Queen begin their first UK tour in Leeds, supporting Mott the Hoople
1967: Beatles ‘Yellow Submarine’ film opens in US
1971: Santana: ‘Santana 3’ #1 US LP
1992: 90,000 people attend a concert in Mexico City as Elton John performs in Mexico for the first time
1969: David Bowie ‘Space Oddity’ LP released
1995: ALICE IN CHAINS release their self-titled third record.
1965: Rolling Stones make their US TV debut singing ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’ on ‘Hullabaloo’
1981: New IRON MAIDEN singer, Bruce Dickinson, is introduced to UK audiences at the Rainbow.
1984: KISS’ Animalize U.S. tour opens.
1992: OZZY OSBOURNE performs what he said would be his last concert, in Costa Mesa on the final leg of the No More Tours Tour. BLACK SABBATH with frontman Rob Halford (!) opened the show. The show turned into a Sabbath reunion when Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward joined Ozzy on stage for a four-song encore.
2000: TESLA reunite.
1968: JIMI HENDRIX’s Electric Ladyland reaches #1
1974: John Lennon: ‘Walls and Bridges’ #1 US LP
1984: TRIUMPH release Thunder Seven.
1970: Elton John concert in New York is broadcast on WPLJ-FM and recorded for his LP ’11-17-70′
1971: Rod Stewart and Faces release their third LP, ‘A Nod Is as Good as a Wink’ in US
1994: Ritchie Blackmore plays his final show with DEEP PURPLE in Finland, to later be temporarily replaced by Joe Satriani and then permanently replaced by Steve Morse.
2000: THE CULT release a six-CD box set, Rare Cult, through Beggars Banquet.
1978: Billy Joel: ’52nd Street’ #1 US LP
1986: Boston: ‘Amanda’ #1 US Song
1995: THE ROLLING STONES become the first act to broadcast a concert on the Internet.
1997: MSG releases Written In The Sand.
1988: Bon Jovi: ‘Bad Medicine’ #1 US Single
1994: Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York #1 US LP
1996: OZZY OSBOURNE releases the single, ‘Walk On Water’, pulled from the soundtrack to Beavis & Butthead Do America.
1973: Nineteen-year-old Who Fan, Scott Haldin, stands in for ill Keith Moon during a concert in San Francisco
1979: IRON MAIDEN sign to EMI.
1991: The Rolling Stones sign a $45 million deal with Virgin, making them rock’s highest paid group at that time
2001: AEROSMITH release a new 2CD collection, Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology, through Universal.
1967: THE WHO release The Who Sell Out, known as one of the first “concept” albums, on Decca Records. The album features the classic ‘I Can See For Miles’.
1975: the first gathering of the KISS Army.
1980: IRON MAIDEN begin a mini UK tour to introduce new member Adrian Smith.
1987: Billy Idol: ‘Mony Mony’ #1 US Single
1990: Mick Jagger marries Jerry Hall
1995: The “Beatles Anthology I” sets a first-day sales record, selling 450,000 copies
1963: Beatles’ ‘With the Beatles’ LP released
1968: Beatles’ ‘White Album’ released
1975: Nazareth score their only major US hit as ‘Love Hurts’ goes into American chart, on way to No. 8
1976: ‘Boston’ LP goes platinum
1980: John Lennon’s ‘Double Fantasy’ hits UK LP chart
1980: Dire Straits’ ‘Makin’ Movies’ LP hits US Top 40
1986: IRON MAIDEN’s ‘Stranger In A Strange Land’ single is released.
1997: INXS singer Michael Hutchence is found dead after hanging himself in an Australian hotel.
1974: Rolling Stones: ‘It’s Only Rock and Roll’ #1 US LP
1991: Freddie Mercury of Queen dies
1991: Eric Carr of KISS, 41, died of heart cancer.
1968: CREAM performed their farwell concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.
1972: ABC TV premieres ‘In Concert’ on US television, with Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Poco and Allman Brothers
1979: IRON MAIDEN release The Soundhouse Tapes on their own label, Rock Hard Records.
1998: METALLICA release Garage Inc and EMI unleashes the Ultimate IRON MAIDEN Box Set, featuring all 12 of the band’s albums.
1976: ‘The Last Waltz’ the final concert by the Band, takes place at the Winterland Theatre in San Francisco
1995: Alice In Chains : Alice In Chains : US LP
2007: Quiet Riot frontman Kevin DuBrow’s body was found in his Las Vegas home November 25, dead at age 52. He was believed to have died six days earlier of an accidental cocaine overdose.
1977: Sex Pistols release ‘Anarchy in the UK’
1984: QUIET RIOT’s Metal Health reaches #1.
1988: ‘Hysteria’ by Def Leppard logs its 62nd week in US Top 10, the fifth longest run for 25 years
1994: EAGLES Hell Freezes Over : US LP
1967: Beatles release ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ package
1969: Rolling Stones open a four-night stand at Madison Square Garden, recorded for ”Get Yer Ya Yas Out’
1995: The Beatles’ “Anthology I” sets a first week sales record, selling 1.2 million copies
1990: law enforcement officials in Los Angeles decide there isn’t enough evidence to prosecute singer AXL ROSE for assault in connection with a dispute involving his neighbor. The neighbor claims that Rose hit her over the head with an empty wine bottle.
1968: John Lennon is fined £15- and convicted of possession of cannabis – the first Beatle to be caught breaking the law
1977: KISS Alive II is released.
1979: the 4 original members of KISS perform for what they think will be the last time together. However, they reunite in
1996 for a tour in full makeup.
1986: Bon Jovi: ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’ #1 US Single
1984: DEEP PURPLE release Perfect Strangers.
1985: KISS’ Asylum tour begins.
1986: Bruce Springsteen enters US album chart at No. 1 with ‘Live 75-85’ boxed set – only the fourth album and first box set ever to go into chart at the top spot
1992: U2’s first TV special, called “U2’s Zoo TV Outside Broadcast,” is shown on Fox-TV.
1995: SAMMY HAGAR marries Kari Karte on a mountain in Northern California.
2001: former BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON passes away at the age of 58.
1974: Elton John: ‘Greatest Hits’ #1 US LP
1974: Eagles hit US chart with ‘Best of My Love’, their first No. 1
1977: David Bowie Joins Bing Crosby on Crosby’s 42nd annual Christmas special. They sing ‘Little Drummer Boy’
1971: Switzerland’s Montreaux Casino burns to the ground during a gig by Frank Zappa. DEEP PURPLE, in town at the time recording an album, commemorate the incident in the song ‘Smoke On The Water’.
1976: DEEP PURPLE’s Tommy Bolin dies.
1980: LED ZEPPELIN issue the following statement about the death of John Bonham: “The loss of our dear friend, and the deep sense of harmony felt by ourselves and our manager, have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were.”
1997: the two BLACK SABBATH reunion shows at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Center occur. Most felt it was a magic moment, pulled off, competent, spiced with a few surprise choices like ‘Spiral Architect’, ‘Lord Of This World’ and ‘Dirty Women’. It seems singer Ozzy Osbournewas considered the weakest link, even though everybody seemed most worried about drummer Bill Ward.
1979: AC/DC strikes it big in the U.S. with their fifth album, Highway to Hell. It turns gold and happens to be the last album recorded with original vocalist Bon Scott, who dies two months later.
2000: BRUCE DICKINSON and QUEENSRYCHE’s Geoff Tate join ROB HALFORD onstage in London for a rendition of ‘The One You Love To Hate’.
1993: GUNS N’ ROSES announce they will keep the Charles Manson penned tune, ‘Look At Your Game, Girl’ on their album, The Spaghetti Incident? because the royalties from the song will go to the son of one of Manson’s victims.