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This Day in Music History: November 18th

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.

1994: The Rolling Stones became the first major band to have a segment of a concert broadcast live on the internet with 20 minutes of their concert at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas being broadcast.

1993: Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder was arrested in New Orleans for public drunkenness & disturbing the peace at a bar after a fight with a waiter. Chicago White Sox pitcher Jack McDowell who was with Vedder was knocked unconscious.

1993: Nirvana taped their appearance for MTV Unplugged at Sony Music Studios in New York City. It aired the following month & the following year it entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number one.

1978: Billy Joel reach the top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with 52nd Street as it began the first of eight non-consecutive weeks on top.

1975: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off their first tour of Europe at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.

1974: Genesis released their sixth album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway which was their last album with Peter Gabriel. The album would later go Gold sixteen years after its initial release.

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.

Birthdays:
Hank Ballard born in 1936
Herman Rarebell-guitarist for Scorpions born in 1949

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