This Day in Music History: November 16th

2005: The second UK Music Hall of Fame ceremony took place at the Alexandria Place in London with The Who, Pink Floyd, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan & Black Sabbath among the inductees.

2002: The Rolling Stones and John Mellencamp played a private concert for billionaire David Bonderman’s sixtieth birthday party at The Joint in Las Vegas. Robin Williams entertained guests between acts & the party cost $7 million.

1996: The Beatles became the first act to have three number one albums on the Billboard 200 Album Chart in a 12 month period as Anthology 3 debuted on top.

1994: Dino Valente, founder of Quicksilver Messenger Service died of a brain tumor in Santa Rosa, CA. He was 51 years old.

1991: Guns N’ Roses peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Don’t Cry” which was their fifth top ten single in the U.S.

1987: Topper Headon, former drummer for The Clash was sentenced to 15 months in prison for supplying heroin to a man who later died.

1978: Queen was awarded the Gold Ticket for playing to over 100,000 fans at Madison Square Garden. During the concert they were joined onstage by semi-nude female cyclists during “Fat Bottomed Girls”.

1977: Rush received their first Gold records in the U.S. for 2112, All the World’s A Stage and A Farewell To Kings. 

1974: John Lennon reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the only time in his lifetime as a solo artist with “Whatever Gets You thru the Night” which spent which spent one week at number one. Elton John played piano & sang background vocals on this song.

1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience reached the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with their third and final album Electric Ladyland which spent two weeks at number one.

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