November 2013

1946: Rick Grech
1957: Lyle Lovett
1968: George Harrison releases the Beatles’ first solo opus, Wonderwall, and the first LP on the Apple label.
1979: Bob Dylan is booed by the audience at the start of his Slow Train Coming tour.

1944: Keith Emerson (ELP)
1944: Dave Pegg – Fairport Convention
1951: Lindy Morrison (Go-Betweens)
1961: kd Lang
1967: Kurt Elling
1966: Bluesman ‘Mississippi’ John Hurt dies at 73 years.
1968: Cream perform at Madison Square Garden during farewell tour.
1974: Bob Dylan starts recording Planet Waves.

1930: Mabel John (first woman to sign to Berry Gordy’s Tamla label).
1943: Bert Jansch
1945: JD Souther
1957: Sun Records releases Jerry Lee Lewis’ ‘Great Balls of Fire’ b/w ‘You Win Again’.
1961: Jimmie Rodgers (1897 –1933) is unanimously elected the first singer to the Country Hall of Fame in Nashville.
1967: Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac releases its first single in England, ‘I Believe My Time Ain’t Long’.
2004: Eric Clapton awarded a CBE.

1931: Ike Turner
I940: Delbert McClinton
1954: Chris Difford (Squeeze)
1957–1982: James Honeyman-Scott (The Pretenders)
1961: Bob Dylan makes his concert hall debut in NYC.
1963: The Beatles headline the Royal Command Performance.
1967: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles release ‘I Second That Emotion.’
1973: Pink Floyd and Soft machine perform benefit for Robert Wyatt, paralysed after an accident.
1977: The Last Waltz, Martin Scorsese’s doco of The Band’s 1976 farewell performances is released.
1994: Fred ‘Sonic’ Smith, ex-MC5 and husband of Patti Smith, dies at 45.
2003: Ryan Adams releases third solo album, Rock ‘n’ Roll.

1941: Art Garfunkel
1946- 1973: Gram Parsons
1964: Ryan Adams
1965: The Who’s ‘My Generation’ released.
1966: ‘Good Vibrations’ by The Beach Boys enters the English charts.
2003: Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers dies.


1938: PJ Proby
1941: Guy Clark
1941: Doug Sahm
1947: George Young (Easybeats)
1948: Glenn Frey (Eagles)
1949: Arturo Sandoval (Cuban trumpeter)
1964: Corey Glover (Living Colour)
1973: Phil Kaufman and Michael Martin are charged with the theft of a coffin containing the remains of Gram Parsons.
1975: The Sex Pistols play their first gig in London.7 NOVEMBER
1937: Mary Travers (died September 16, 2009)
1942: Johnny Rivers
1943: (Roberta Joan) Joni Mitchell (nee Anderson)
1948: Stephen Bruton (d. May 9, 2009)
1964: Liam O’Maonlai (Hothouse Flowers)
1960: AP Carter dies in Maces Springs, VA

1944: Bonnie Bramlett
1946: Roy Wood
1947: Minnie Riperton
1949: Bonnie Raitt (who appeared on the very first cover of Rhythms Magazine in 1992)
1954: Rickie Lee Jones
1958: Don Byron
1970: Jim Morrison, 27, records poetry that will appear on the 1978 LP An American Prayer.
1974: Ivory Joe Hunter dies at 63 years.
1995: Country Dick Montana of The Beat Farmers dies from aneurysm.
1999: Jazz trumpeter Lester Bowie dies.

1941: Tom Fogerty
1944: Phil May (Pretty Things)
1970: Susan Tedeschi
1961: Brian Epstein pays a lunchtime visit to the Cavern Club to see a group called The Beatles.
1963: The Kingsmen release ‘Louie Louie.’
1967: Roger McGuinn fires David Crosby from The Byrds.
1967: The first edition of Rolling Stone hits the streets. John Lennon is on the cover.

1919: Hubert Laws – flautist
1929: George “Mojo” Buford
1966: Newspapers report that The Beatles have decided to stop touring.
1978: The Clash’s second album, Give ‘em Enough Rope, is released in the UK.
1986: Bruce Springsteen releases Live 1975-1985.
1997: Tommy Tedesco, who played with Elvis Presley and The Beach Boys, dies at 67.

1927: Mose Allison (new album produced by Joe Henry)
1929: LaVern Baker
1944: Jesse Colin Young (Youngbloods)
1946: Chris Dreja (Yardbirds)
1953: Marshall Crenshaw
1953: Andy Partridge (XTC)
1955: Dave Alvin
1970: Bob Dylan publishes Tarantula.
1974: Allman Brothers bassist Berry Oakley is killed in a motorcycle accident, three blocks from where Duane Allman was killed just over a year previously.
1986: Pink Floyd announce they will continue without Roger Waters.

1906–77: Bukka White
1931: Bob Crewe (‘Music To Watch Girls By’ plus many Four Seasons hits).
1943: John Maus (Walker Brothers)
1944: Booker T Jones
1945: Neil Young
1970: The Doors perform with Jim Morrison for the last time in New Orleans.
1971: Led Zeppelin IV released.
1977: Never Mind the Bollocks – Here’s The Sex Pistols reaches No 1 on UK charts.

1939: Idris Muhammad (drummer)
1943: John Paul Hammond Jr
1944: Timmy Thomas (“Why Can’t We Live Together?’)
1949: Terry Reid (once considered as singer for Led Zeppelin but who recommended Robert Plant).
1965: James Brown’s ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’ enters the pop and R&B charts.

1947: Buckwheat Zydeco (Stanley Dural).
1975: Queen release A Night at the Opera in the UK.

1933–72: Clyde McPhatter
1937: Little Willie John
1941: Jim Dickinson (died August 15, 2009)
1941: Rick Kemp (Steeleye Span)
1950: Graham Parker
1957: Kevin Eubanks
1971: Grand Funk Railroad release E Pluribus Funk.

1873: William Christopher Handy
1931: Hubert Sumlin – blues guitarist extraordinaire
1941: Dan Penn
1964: Diana Krall
1956: Elvis Presley’s film debut in Love Me Tender.
1971: Led Zeppelin’s debut album, released in 1969, goes gold.
1974: John Lennon has his first solo No.1 single in the US with ‘Whatever Gets You Through the Night’. The album Walls and Bridges is also No 1.
1980: OV Wright dies at 41.

1938: Gordon Lightfoot
1941: Gene Clark
1942: Bob Gaudio (Four Seasons)
1946: Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
1965: Amanda Brown (Go-Betweens)
1966: Jeff Buckley (died May 29, 1997)
1966: Kate Ceberano
1958: Eddie Cochrane’s ‘Summertime Blues’ enters the UK pop charts at No 20.
1971: The Faces release A Nod is as Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse.
2003: Country singer Don Gibson dies, aged 75.

1905: Compay Segundo (died July 13, 2003)
1927: Hank Ballard (d.March 2, 2003)
1936: Don Cherry
1950: Graham Parker
1953: John McFee (Clover, Doobie Bros, Elvis Costello)
1971: Blues harmonica player and singer Herman ‘Junior’ Parker dies at 39 during surgery.
1972: Danny Whitten, former member of Neil Young’s Crazy Horse, dies of OD, aged 29.
1999: Doug Sahm dies of heart disease, aged 58.

1950: Katy Moffatt
1965: Jason Pierce (Spiritualised)
1979: Chuck Berry is released from a Californian prison farm after serving half of a four-month sentence for tax evasion.
2004: Terry Melcher (son of Doris Day, producer of The Byrds, Ry Cooder) dies at 62.

1925: Robert F. Kennedy
1942: Norman ‘Spirit In The Sky’ Greenbaum
1944: Mike Vernon (producer)
1946–71: Duane Allman
1947: Joe Walsh
1967: Beach Boys release Smiley Smile.
1994: David Crosby receivers liver transplant.

1904: Coleman Hawkins
1926: RL Burnside (died Sept 1, 2005)
1941: David Porter (Stax)
1941: Dr John (Mac Rebennack)
1942: Andrew Love (Memphis Horns)
1948: Alphonse Mouzon
1960: Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes)
1965: Bjork
1967: The Who release The Who Sell Out.

1940: Davy Graham
1944: Jesse Colin Young (Youngbloods)
1946: Aston Barrett
1948: Steve Ferguson (NRBQ)
1950: Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads, The Heads)
1950: Steve Van Zandt
1959: Jason Ringenberg
1955: A&R man Steve Scholes signs Elvis Presley to RCA Victor for $40,000.
1963: The Beatles release With The Beatles.
1968: The Beatles (aka The Double White Album) is released.
1969: Sandy Denny and Tyger Hutchings leave Fairport Convention to pursue solo careers. This leaves Richard Thompson on lead vocals.
1978: Bob Dylan releases Live At Budokan.

1931: Gloria Lynne
1935: Johnny Kidd (d. October 7, 1966)
1939: Betty ‘Shoop Shoop Song’ Everett
1940: Gerry Marsden
1954: Bruce Hornsby
1967: Police arrest Jerry Lee Lewis outside the gates of Graceland where he is brandishing a pistol, shooting bass players in the chest etc.

1968: Scott Joplin
1941: Pete Best
1945: Lee Michaels
1941: Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn
1969: The Rolling Stones’ Let it Bleed certified gold.
1972: David Bowie releases ‘Jean Genie’, a song about a friend, Iggy Pop.
1993: Albert Collins, The Iceman, dies.

1897: Willie “The Lion” Smith, pianist
1914: Eddie Boyd (d. July 13, 1994)
1940: Percy Sledge
1944: Bob Lind (‘Elusive Buttefly’).
1964: Mark Lanegan.
1966: Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London performing debut at the Bag o’ Nails.
1969: John Lennon returns his MBE to the Palace in protest.
1970: Albert Ayler, jazz sax, dies at 34.
1974: Nick Drake dies.
1978: New York new wave band Talking Heads chart with their second album More Songs about Buildings and Food.

1938: Tina Turner (Annie Bullock)
1945: John McVie (Fleetwood Mac)
1968: Cream perform their last concert for more than 30 years at the Royal Albert Hall.

1933: Floyd Kramer
1934: Al Jackson Jr (The MGs)
1942–70: James Marshall Hendrix
1945: Randy Brecker
1967: Capitol Records releases The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour in the US.

1940: Bruce Channel
1929: Berry Gordy Jr
1944: Randy Newman
1948: Beeb Birtles (LRB)
1949: Paul Shaffer (David Letterman Show)
1964: ‘Leader of the Pack’ by the Shangri Las reaches No.1 on the US pop charts.
1974: John Lennon makes a rare live appearance to accompany Elton John on several songs after ‘Whatever Gets You Through the Night’ hits No 1.

1941: Dennis Doherty (Mamas & Papas)
1943: John Mayall
1944: Felix Cavaliere (Young Rascals)
1959: Bobby Darin wins a Grammy for Record of the Year, ‘Mack The Knife.’
1963: The Beatles release ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand.’
1968: John Lennon becomes the first Beatle charged with possession of cannabis.

1915: Brownie McGhee
1929: Dick Clark
1937: Noel Stookey (Peter, Paul & Marry)
1944: Luther Ingram
1945: Roger Glover (Deep Purple)
1953: Shuggie Otis
1954: June Pointer (Pointer Sisters)

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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