Category Archives: NOVEMBER


1958: Coed Records releases the Crests’ “16 Candles.” It becomes their biggest hit, peaking at No. 2 on the pop charts.

1960: The Beatles perform at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg for the last time.

1963: The Beatles second album With The Beatles became the first million selling album by a group in the UK.

1968: Glen Campbell started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Wichita Lineman.’ Jimmy Webb’s inspiration for the lyrics came while driving through Washita County in northern Oklahoma.

1969: The Monkees made what would be their last live appearance for 15 years when they played at The Oakland Coliseum, California.

1969: David Bowie, The Graham Bond Organisation and Dusty Springfield all performed at a fund raising show in London for youth magazine ‘Rave.’

1969: The Rolling Stones played the final night on a 17 date North American tour at the International Raceway Festival, West Palm Beach, Florida.

1971: Sly And The Family Stone were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Family Affair’, their fourth and final No.1.

1972: Wings release their single “Hi, Hi, Hi.” However, the BBC bans the record because it declares the lyrics “unsuitable” for broadcast.

1976: Bob Dylan releases his single “Rita May.”

1982: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album was released. It spent 190 weeks on the UK album chart became the biggest selling pop album of all time, with sales over 50 million copies.

1985: Wham! Were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I’m Your Man’, the duo’s third UK No.1, a No.3 hit in the US.

1986: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “The Next Time I Fall,” Peter Cetera with Amy Grant.

1989: The Happy Mondays and fellow Mancunians The Stone Roses both made their debut appearance on UK TV music show Top Of The Pops.

1991: Michael Jackson scored his fourth UK No.1 album with his eighth studio album Dangerous. The album has sold over 32 million copies worldwide making it one of the best selling albums of all time.

1997: Metallica were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Reload’, the bands third US No.1 album.

1999: An early collection of Shania Twain’s work – recorded when she was still billing herself Eilleen Shania Twain – is released by Jomato Records.

2000: Creed is the big winner with four awards at the first My VH1 Music Awards, presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

2001: The first Top of the Pops UK Awards were held in Manchester, with categories voted by viewers of the BBC show. Winners included: Best pop act: Westlife, Best R&B Act: Destiny’s Child, Best Rock Act: U2, Best Dance Act: Fatboy Slim, Best Newcomer: Nelly Furtado, Best Single: Kylie Minogue, ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’, Best Album: Travis, ‘The Invisible Band’, Artist on top of the world: Jennifer Lopez, Hall of Fame Award: Sir Paul McCartney.

2002: High Court probate records showed that George Harrison left his fortune of £99m in a trust to his wife Olivia and his son Dhani, depriving the taxman of £40m.

2003: The corner of Bowery and Second Street in New York is renamed Joey Ramone Place, in honor of the late punk icon.

2003: Will Young, winner of the UK’s equivalent to American Idol, tops the British charts with “Leave Right Now.”

2004: Rising young UK act/The Jam clones The Ordinary Boys are rocked when their drummer and founding member Charlie Stanley leaves the band.

2005: Way-too-smart rockers System of a Down top the U.S. album charts with Hypnotize, the second installment in their fan-fleecing “double album.”

2006: The sale of Syd Barrett’s final belongings were sold by Cheffins auctioneers in Cambridge, England. The sale of the 77 items raised £119,890 ($233,786).

2006: Pearl Jam plays a secret show outdoors at the Waimea Valley Audubon Center on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, as part of the opening festivities for the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational surfing competition.

2007: During a Christies Rock and Roll auction held the Rockefeller Plaza, New York City a collection of 276 ticket stubs compiled by a rock journalist who covered many of the greatest rock concerts at New York City venues between the late 1960s to the 1990s, sold for $2,000. The tickets included concerts by: Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Traffic, Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen.

2008: Take That went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Greatest Day’, their 11th UK No.1 which was taken from their 2008 album The Circus. Also on this day, The Killers went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Day & Age’ the bands third album.