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This Day in Music History: November 9th

1996: Van Halen’s first compilation album Best of Volume I became their fifth album to reach the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart. The album spent one week at number one & went on to sell three million copies in the U.S.

1996: Bob Dylan licensed “The Times They Are a-Changin’” to be used in a commercial for the Bank of Montreal. This was the first time Dylan licensed a song of his to be used in a commercial.

1976: Frank Zappa received his first Gold record for his 1973 album Over-Nite Sensation.

1974: Bachman-Turner Overdrive went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the only time with “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” which spent one week on top of the chart.

1968: Cream peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “White Room” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.

1968: Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant married his first wife Maureen Wilson in London. Their wedding reception was Led Zeppelin’s concert at London’s Roundhouse, which was their first concert in London. The couple would divorce in August of 1983.

1967: The first issue of Rolling Stone was published with John Lennon on the cover dressed in army fatigues while filming How I Won the War.

1967: Roger McGuinn kicked David Crosby out of The Byrds. Crosby shortly thereafter formed Crosby, Stills & Nash.

1966: John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time when he attended a private viewing of her art collection at the Indica Gallery in London.

Birthdays:
Tom Fogerty-guitarist for Credence Clearwater Revival born in 1941
Joe Bouchard-bassist for Blue Oyster Cult born in 1948
Alan Gratzer-drummer for REO Speedwagon born in 1948

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