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Styx released their 4th LP titled “Man of Miracles” on Nov. 8th of 1974. It would be the band’s last original album on the independent Chicago-based label Wooden Nickel Records before moving to the major label A&M. The original issue contained “Best Thing,” a re-release from the Styx album (their first LP), as the opening […]

Ozzy Osbourne released his 2nd LP, “Diary of a Madman” on Nov. 7, 1981. As alway, the critics had varied opinions of the record. The guitar work of Randy Rhoads received a lot of praise. Steve Huey of AllMusic stated that “it’s not uncommon to find fans who prefer Diary to Blizzard, since it sets […]

The Grateful Dead released their 6th LP “American Beauty” on Nov. 1, 1970. Jason Ankeny in AllMusic said that the album is the Dead’s “studio masterpiece”, and in comparing it to Workingman’s Dead, it is “more representative of the group as a collective unit”. In 2003, the album was ranked number 258 on Rolling Stone […]

Cream released their 2nd LP “Disraeli Gears” on Nov. 2, 1967. (There is some debate if it was the 2nd or the 10th, whatever) It was their American breakthrough, becoming a massive seller in 1968, reaching No. 4 on the American charts. The album was No. 1 for two weeks on the Australian album chart […]

On Nov. 3, 1973, Hall & Oates released their 2nd LP “Abandoned Luncheonette.” It was the most commercially successful of their first three albums of the duo’s Atlantic Records period. Twenty-nine years after its release, the album was certified platinum (over one million copies sold) by the Recording Industry Association of America. Critically acclaimed, Rolling […]

1st Nov 1969, The Beatles scored their 13th US No.1 album with Abbey Road. The final studio recordings from the group featured two Harrison songs; ‘Something’ & ‘Here Comes The Sun’. The cover supposedly contained clues adding to the ‘Paul Is Dead’ phenomenon: Paul is barefoot and the car number plate ‘LMW 281F’ supposedly referred […]

2nd Nov 1944, Born on this day, Keith Emerson, keyboards, The Nice, (1968 UK No.21 single ‘America’). Emerson Lake and Palmer, (1977 UK No.2 single ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’). Emerson died on 11 March 2016 in Santa Monica, California, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He had become “depressed, nervous and anxious” […]

2nd Nov 1996, American vocalist and guitarist Eva Cassidy, died of skin cancer aged 33. Two years after her death, Cassidy’s music was brought to the attention of British audiences, when her versions of ‘Fields of Gold’ and ‘Over the Rainbow’ were played by Mike Harding and Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2. She is […]

The Easybeats released their 3 LP “Volume 3” on Nov. 3, 1966. It was the third and final album from the group recorded in Australia before relocating to England. “Volume 3” would peak at #7 on the Kent Music Report charts and would end being the 21st best selling Australian album of 1966. The lead […]

2nd Nov 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival released Willy and the Poor Boys, the third studio album that the band released in this year. The album features the songs ‘Down on the Corner’, from which the album got its name, and ‘Fortunate Son’, which is a well known protest song and their version of the Lead […]

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