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November 20, 1976: Paul Simon hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live. His musical guest was his friend, George Harrison; the two performed “Here Comes The Sun” and “Homeward Bound.” Paul Simon & George Harrison – Homeward Bound – SNL Article reposted from

November 21, 1960: “Stay” by Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs topped the Billboard chart. At just 1:37 long, it is the shortest #1 record in Rock and Roll history. The song would reach #14 in the UK in 1961. Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs – Stay Article reposted from

November 21, 1970: Two months after his death, Jimi Hendrix was at #1 on the UK singles chart with “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).” The song was the closing track on “Electric Ladyland”, the third and final album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. This would be the guitarist’s only single to top the UK charts. Jimi […]

November 21, 1955: RCA Records purchased Elvis Presley’s recording contract from Sam Phillips at Sun Records for an unprecedented sum of $35,000. Elvis’ first single for his new label would be “Heartbreak Hotel”, which would be released on January 27, 1956. Elvis Presley Heatrbreak Hotel Live (1956`) Article reposted from

November 21,1971: Elton John kicked off a 13-date UK tour at The Coventry Theatre, promoting his new album, “Madman Across The Water.” Despite the tour, the album was not very successful in the UK, peaking at #41 on the charts. It would do much better in the US and go to #8 on the Billboard […]

November 18, 1972: Danny Whitten, guitarist for Neil Young’s backing band Crazy Horse, died of a heroin overdose in Los Angeles. He was 29 years old. Although the song wasn’t specifically about Whitten, Neil Young wrote “The Needle and the Damage Done” about musicians throwing away their lives to heroin. Neil Young – Needle and […]

November 18, 1975: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band kicked off their first tour of Europe at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. The band was touring in support of their recently released breakthrough album, “Born to Run.” Springsteen THUNDER ROAD (Hammersmith Odeon London 1975) sub ita Article reposted from

November 18, 1976: Richard Hell and The Voidoids made their debut at CBGB's in New York. Hell was an innovator of "punk" fashion and was one of the first to spike his hair and wear torn, cut and drawn-on shirts, often held together with safety pins. Malcolm McLaren, manager of the Sex Pistols, later credited […]

November 18, 1963: The Huntley-Brinkley Report on the NBC nightly news became the first American station to air a story on The Beatles and feature footage of the band in concert. The Beatles’ first appearance on American TV — NBC News Article reposted from

November 18, 1993: Nirvana taped their appearance for “MTV Unplugged” at Sony Music Studios in New York City. It aired the following month, on December 16th. An album of the concert would be released in November 1994, seven months after Kurt Cobain’s death; it would enter the Billboard 200 Album Chart at #1. Nirvana – […]

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