This Month In Music History: November

Posted: 13th November 2010 by Jinjer in This Month in Music History

1899: The Pacific Phonograph Company installs the world’s first jukebox at the Palais Royal Hotel in San Francisco.

November 6, 1965: Legendary concert promoter Bill Graham produces his first concert when the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and three other bands play a benefit for the San Francisco Mime Troupe. The Fillmore Auditorium costs Graham a mere $60.

November 9, 1961: Brian Epstein sees the Beatles perform during a lunchtime concert at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. He becomes the band’s manager soon afterward.

November 9, 1967: Rolling Stone Magazine debuts.

November 14, 1960: The term “Nashville sound” is used for the first time in print, in Time Magazine.

November 15, 1926: NBC Radio Network goes on the air.

November 16, 1955: RCA buys Elvis Presley’s contract for $35K from Sun records.

November 16, 1956: Elvis’s first film, “Love Me Tender” premieres in New York.

November 17, 1980: John Lennon and Yoko Ono release Double Fantasy, Lennon’s last album. Lennon would be murdered by a deranged fan on December 8.

November 24, 1972: Don Kirshner’s In Concert premieres on ABC. Alice Cooper, The Allman Brothers Band, Chuck Berry, Blood Sweat and Tears, Poco and Seals and Crofts appear on the program.

November 24, 1991: Freddie Mercury dies of complications from AIDS.

November 28, 1925: George Hay begins the radio show that would become the Grand Ole Opry .

Happy Birthday:
November 1: Anthony Keidis (b. 1962).
November 4: Sean “P Diddy” Combs (b.Harlem, NY 1969).
November 5: Art Garfunkel (b.1941 New York City).
November 5: Bryan Adams (b.1959).
November 9: Nick Lechey (b.1973).
November 13: Aldo Nova (b.1956).
November 14: Alec John Such (b.1956).
November 14:  Travis Barker (b. 1975)
November 18: Kirk Hammett (b.1962).
November 19: Matt Sorum (b.1960).
November 21: Bjork (b.1965).
November 22: “Miami” Steve Van Zandt (b. 1949).
November 23:  Mylie Cyrus (b. Nashville, TN 1992).
November 28: Berry Gordy (b. 1929 Detroit,Michigan).
November 28: Paul Shaffer (b.1948).
November 30: Dick Clark (b.1929 New York City).
November 30: Billy Idol (b. 1955).

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