1964: The Beatles were at The Night of a Hundred Stars at the Palladium in London.
1966: The Lovin' Spoonful had the perfect hit for the season--"Summer In The City", which moved from #53 to #21 on this date.
1973: Cher released the single "Half Breed".
1977: Judas Priest began their first American tour at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California, opening for Led Zeppelin.
1977: Barry Manilow made it to #1 with "Looks Like We Made It", his eighth hit, sixth Top 10 and third chart-topper. Andy Gibb closed to #2 with "I Just Want to Be Your Everything", Shaun Cassidy fell with "Da Doo Ron Ron" and Peter Frampton's title track from his album I'm In You was at #4. The rest of the Top 10: "My Heart Belongs To Me" from Barbra Streisand, Hot with "Angel In Your Arms", Alan O'Day slipped to 7 with "Undercover Angel", Jimmy Buffett's signature song "Margaritaville" at #8, Peter McCann with "Do You Wanna' Make Love" and the Emotions crashed into the Top 10 with "Best Of My Love".
1980: Keith Godchaux of the Grateful Dead died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Marin County, California. He was 32.
1983: The Police performed at Comisky Park in Chicago, Illinois.
1983: Paul Young rose to the top of the U.K. chart with his remake of the Marvin Gaye song "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)".
1983: Synchronicity reached #1 on the Album chart in only the fourth week of release for the Police. In those days, it was tough to get to the top because of the stronger competition. The Soundtrack to "Flashdance" was up to #2 while Thriller by Michael Jackson relinquished its stranglehold on the top spot...for the time being, and Def Leppard's great album Pyromania had to stay at #4. The rest of the Top 10: Stevie Nicks with The Wild Heart, David Bowie's Let's Dance, Loverboy had a solid album at #7 with Keep It Up, Men At Work's Cargo was #8, Prince's solid album 1999 was at #9 and Eddy Grant remained at 10 with Killer on the Rampage.
You are missed, Michael Hutchence...
1988: Def Leppard finally reached #1 on the Album chart...in their 49th week of release with Hysteria. Van Halen dropped to 2 with OU812, Faith by George Michael (now down to #5), and the "Dirty Dancing" Soundtrack (#3) were on their way down. Guns N' Roses edged up to #4 with their superb Appetite for Destruction. The rest of the Top 10: Steve Winwood moved from 15 to 6 with Roll With It, Tracy Chapman's incredible debut was at #7, Sade was at 8 with Stronger Than Pride, Poison dropped with Open Up and Say...Ahh! and Bruce Hornsby & the Range had another winner with Scenes from the Southside.
1989: Ringo Starr began his first tour with his All-Starr Band (Joe Walsh, Billy Preston and Clarence Clemons) at the Park Central Amphitheater in Dallas, Texas. Over the years, the lineup has changed, but the concept remains--everyone on stage is an "all-star in their own right".
1990: John Mellencamp began work on his acting and directing debut in the movie Falling From Grace.
1987: The surviving members of the Beatles sued EMI-Capitol for $40 million representing back payments and the right to own their own music.
1992: Bruce Springsteen opened his world tour with the first of 11 shows at Brendan Byrne Arena in New Jersey.
1993: Nirvana made a surprise appearance at Roselnad Ballroom in New York City, playing songs from their upcoming In Utero album.
1994: The Eagles were in concert at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.
; died November 7, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Note: some websites are confused as to his birth year--according to the Doo Wop Music Hall of Fame, he was born in 1935.)
1944: Dino Danelli, drummer of the Rascals, was born in Jersey City, New Jersey.
1947: David Essex ("Rock On" from 1973) was born in Plaistow, London.
1948: John Hall of Orleans and a United States Congressman from New York from 2007-2011, was born in Baltimore, Maryland.
1950: Blair Thornton, one of the hard-driving guitarists of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
1952: Janis Siegel of Manhattan Transfer ("Boy From New York City") was born in Brooklyn, New York.
1954: Marisa DeFranco, keyboardist of the DeFranco Family
1965: Slash, elite guitarist of Guns 'n Roses, was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
1980: Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child was born in Rockford, Illinois.