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This Day in Music History: November 20th

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.

1994: David Crosby received a liver transplant at UCLA’s Medical Center. Crosby was on the operating table for seven hours.

1991: The Rolling Stones signed a three album deal with Virgin Records for $45 million making it the biggest recording contract at the time.

1981: AC/DC released their eighth studio album For Those About to Rock which went on to become their first album to reach number one on the Billboard 200 album chart and sell four million copies in the U.S.

1973: During a concert at San Francisco’s Cow Palace, Who drummer Keith Moon collapsed onstage after someone spiked his drink with horse tranquilizer. Audience member, 19 year old Scot Halpin filled in for the final three songs of The Who’s set.

1971: Led Zeppelin played the first of back to back “Electric Magic” concerts at London’s Wembley Empire Pool. These concerts featured circus performers.

1970: Ray Davies of The Kinks flew to London to re-record a lyric to their current single “Apeman”. Radio stations objected to the lyric “The air pollution is foggin’ up my eyes” claiming “foggin’” sounded too much like another f-word.

1961: Bob Dylan began recording his debut album at Columbia Studio A in New York City. John Hammond was the producer.

Birthdays:
Duane Allman-guitarist for The Allman Brothers Band & Derek and the Dominos born in 1946
Joe Walsh-guitarist for James Gang & Eagles born in 1947
Frank Marino-guitarist for Mahogany Rush born in 1954

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