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This Day in Music History: November 26th

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1994: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their live album No Quarter: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Unledded which went on to go Platinum in the U.S.


1989: The Rolling Stones donated the proceeds from their concert at Death Valley Stadium in Clemson, SC to victims of Hurricane Hugo which struck nearby.

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This Day in Music History: November 25th

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2000: A burglar broke into Alice Cooper’s home in Paradise Valley, CA and stole $6,000 worth of clothes and electronics belonging to his daughter along with four of Alice’s Gold records.


1989: Alice Cooper peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Poison” which was Alice Cooper’s final top ten single in the U.S.

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This Day in Music History: November 24th

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1998: The Simpsons released their second album of originally recorded songs The Yellow Album which featured guest appearances by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Linda Ronstadt & Parliament-Funkadelic.


1994: At the first MTV Europe Music Awards held at the Pariser Platz in Berlin, Aerosmith won the award for Best Rock Band.

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This Day in Music History: November 21st

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2002: Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, the surviving members of The Doors announced that they would be performing again with Ian Astbury of The Cult singing & Stewart Copeland of The Police on drums.


1995: Peter Grant, manager of Led Zeppelin and widely credited for improving pay and conditions for musicians in dealings with concert promoters died of a heart attack while driving to his home in Eastbourne, U.K. He was 60 years old.

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This Day in Music History: November 20th

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2010: After the end of Bob Dylan’s concert in Amherst, MA, a man with a fake crew pass walked into a pizza parlor and ordered 178 pizzas and never came back to pick the pizzas up. The staff worked until 5:30 a.m. to fill the order.

1997: Paul McCartney taped a performance for the Oprah Winfrey Show at the Manhattan Center in New York City. More...


This Day in Music History: November 19th

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2007: Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow died of an accidental cocaine overdose at his home in Las Vegas, NV. His body was discovered six days later. He was 52 years old.


1998: Motley Crue opened their retail store S’crue in Los Angeles on Melrose Avenue. The store would close two months later.

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This Day in Music History: November 18th

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2003: Composer Michael Kamen, who worked with such artists as Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton, Def Leppard, Metallica, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, Queen, Queensryche, Rush & Sting died of a heart attack in London. He was 55 years old. 


2001: R.E.M. made a guest appearance on The Simpsons performing “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” in Homer Simpson’s garage.

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This Day in Music History: November 17th

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2007: The Eagles reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the sixth time with their first studio album in 28 years Long Road out of Eden. The album went on to be certified Platinum seven times.


1994: Bob Dylan began a two day taping of his appearance on MTV Unplugged at New York City’s Sony Studios. The appearance would be broadcast the following month & the album was released the following May.

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This Day in Music History: November 14th

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2000: Rush singer & bassist Geddy Lee released his first solo album My Favorite Headache. 


1992: Judas Priest singer Rob Halford performed the first of two concerts fronting Black Sabbath opening for Ozzy Osbourne in Costa Mesa, CA filling in for Ronnie James Dio who refused to perform because Osbourne was re-forming the original Sabbath lineup as these concerts were advertised as Osbourne’s farewell concerts.

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This Day in Music History: November 13th

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1992: Elton John performed his first concert in Mexico at the Estadio Azteca stadium in Mexico City before an audience of 90,000.


1992: Ronnie Bond, original drummer for The Troggs died in Winchester, Hampshire, U.K. He was 49 years old.

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This Day in Music History: November 12th

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2008: Mitch Mitchell, drummer for The Jimi Hendrix Experience died in his sleep of natural causes in his hotel room in Portland, OR. He was 61 years old.


2003: A New Jersey radio station pulled all Jethro Tull music from their playlist after frontman Ian Anderson criticized excessive displays of the American flag with the statement “It’s easy to confuse patriotism with nationalism.”

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This Day in Music History: November 11th

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1990: Outside of an AC/DC concert in East Rutherford, NJ, a 21 year old man died after being attacked. A New Jersey state trooper was later cleared of criminal wrongdoing in connection with the incident.


1989: The Rolling Stones peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Steel Wheels which went on to sell two million copies in the U.S.


1986: Pink Floyd issued a statement that they would continue to use the name even though Roger Waters was no longer in the band.

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This Day in Music History: November 10th

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2003: While performing a concert in Nice, France, David Bowie cut his concert short due to laryngitis. His voice gave out during “Ziggy Stardust”.


2002: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Brian Setzer and Lenny Kravitz made guest appearances on The Simpsons running a Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp.


1995: Bryan Adams and Bonnie Raitt performed their duet “Rock Steady” on the Late Show with David Letterman.

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This Day in Music History: November 7th

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2008: Def Leppard & Taylor Swift’s performance together on CMT Crossroads premiered. The program showed them performing four of Swift’s songs & four Def Leppard songs.


2006: Genesis announced that they would be reuniting for tours of Europe and North America in 2007.

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This Day in Music History: November 6th

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1993: Pearl Jam entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number one with their sophomore album Vs. The band also set a record for most copies of an album sold in one week, which has since been broken.


1993: Rush entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number two with their fifteenth studio album Counterparts which was Rush’s highest charting album in the U.S. along with 2012’s Clockwork Angels which also debuted at number two. 

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This Day in Music History: November 5th

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2000: The Who made a guest appearance on The Simpsons’ 250th episode. Pete Townshend didn’t voice himself as he thought somebody else would like in Yellow Submarine. Townshend’s brother Paul provided the voice of Pete.

1999: It was announced that Gary Cherone was no longer the singer for Van Halen, after recording just one album with the band, 1998’s Van Halen III. More...


This Day in Music History: November 4th

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2002: Elton John & Bernie Taupin received the Music Industry Trusts Award in the U.K in recognition of their contribution to music in the U.K. Previous recipients of the award include Ahmet Ertegun, George Martin & Andrew Lloyd Webber.


1992: The Talking Heads’ Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth became first time parents as their son Robert was born.

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This Day in Music History: November 3rd

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2004: During a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, Eric Clapton was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for “contribution to British life”.


2003: Aerosmith appeared with Hank Williams Jr. to perform “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” live on Monday Night Football.

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This Day in Music History: October 13th

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1998: The Crossroads Center opened in Antigua. The addiction recovery center was underwritten by Eric Clapton. They offer a 29 day recovery program for $9,000.


1992: The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a request to reinstate a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne charging him with encouraging two teenagers to commit suicide.

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This Day in Music History: October 3rd

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2006: Former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent lost a Supreme Court appeal in a dispute with former bandmates over royalties for his contributions in the group’s 1983 album Lick It Up. 


2000: Benjamin Orr, bassist and one of the vocalists for The Cars died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Atlanta, GA. He was 53 years old.

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This Day in Music History: September 30th

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1998: ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Ramones singer Joey Ramone, Megadeth singer & guitarist Dave Mustaine, Joe Walsh & Matthew Sweet made cameo appearances on The Drew Carey Show.


1993: George Harrison and David Crosby made guest appearances on the season premiere of The Simpsons’ fifth season, which featured Homer Simpson in a barbershop quartet that made several references to The Beatles throughout the episode.

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This Day in Music History: September 29th

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2003: Ozzy Osbourne announced that he was writing a Broadway musical based on the life of Russian monk Rasputin.


1997: Don Henley was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Bill Clinton for his role in advancing environmental causes. 

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This Day in Music History: September 26th

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1999: Deep Purple played at London’s Royal Albert Hall accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


1997: Bryan Adams taped his appearance on MTV Unplugged at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The concert featured students from the Juilliard School being conducted by Michael Kamen.

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This Day in Music History: September 25th

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2006: Steven Tyler made a cameo appearance on Two and a Half Men playing himself as a noisy, obnoxious neighbor. 


1993: Nirvana were the musical guest on the season premiere on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Heart-Shaped Box” and “Rape Me”.

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This Day in Music History: September 24th

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1998: Steven Tyler threw out the first pitch at the Montreal Expos-St. Louis Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.


1998: Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler was sentenced to 150 days in jail for two counts of battery & probation violation from a conviction the previous year. 

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