1963: Lesley Gore released the single "Judy's Turn To Cry".
1964: "Chapel of Love" by the Dixie Chicks held down the #1 spot on the R&B chart for the third week.
1967: Jefferson Airplane and Jimi Hendrix performed for the first of six nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco, California.
1970: The Beatles spent a second week at #1 with "The Long And Winding Road". The Jackson 5 was headed there with "The Love You Save" which moved from 10-2 while the Poppy Family fell to #2 with "Which Way You Goin' Billy?". Rare Earth scored their biggest hit at #4 with "Get Ready" and Three Dog Night was on the move (19-5) with "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)". The rest of the Top 10: The Temptations were right behind (20-6) with "Ball Of Confusion", the Moments' big hit "Love On A Two-Way Street" fell to #7, Joe Cocker's remake of the classic Box Tops song "The Letter" fell to #8, Vanity Fare, one of the great One Hit Wonder stories of the Rock Era, rose from 16-9 with "Hitchin' A Ride" and Melanie and the Edwin Hawkins Singers made the Top 10 with "Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)".
1972: Tallahatchie Bridge, made famous in Bobbie Gentry's classic "Ode To Billie Joe", collapsed in Mississippi.
1977: The Brothers Johnson released "Strawberry Letter 23" as a single. (Note: one naive website claims the song was released on July 12. "Strawberry Letter 23" debuted on the Singles chart on July 1. It is physically impossible for a song to be included on the Singles chart if it has not been released as a single.)
1978: Foreigner released the album Double Vision.
1978: Foreigner released the single "Hot Blooded".
1980: The Rolling Stones tried disco with the release of their single "Emotional Rescue".
1980: The Rolling Stones released the album Emotional Rescue.
1980: Fleetwood Mac played the first of six sold-out concerts at Wembley Arena in London.
Neil Diamond with his 48th career hit...
1981: Stars on 45 climbed the final rung to #1 with "Medley", as Kim Carnes finally dropped with "Bette Davis Eyes". A Taste of Honey sat third with their remake of "Sukiyaki". Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio edged up with "A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)" and George Harrison sang about "All Those Years Ago". The rest of the Top 10: Smokey Robinson's "Being With You", Air Supply jumped from 14-7 with "The One That You Love", Neil Diamond held steady with "America", Hall & Oates bounced up with "You Make My Dreams" and Rick Springfield moved from 20 to 10 with "Jessie's Girl".
1983: Guitar whiz Duane Eddy set out on his first concert tour in 15 years, opening in San Francisco, California.
1987: Los Lobos released their remake of the Richie Valens hit "La Bamba".
1992: Celine Dion's "If You Asked Me To" reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
2006: Claydes "Charles" Smith, who played lead guitar and was one of the founding members of the popular group Kool & the Gang, died at age 57 in Maplewood, New Jersey.
2008: Elite guitarist Jimmy Page of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin received an honorary Doctorate of Music from the University of Surrey in Guilford, England.
2009: The Dave Matthews Band had the #1 album with Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King.
2011: Leslie West of Mountain ("Mississippi Queen") had his lower right leg amputated after a septic foot infection.
1936: Billy Guy of the Coasters was born in Itasca, Texas; died November 12 in Las Vegas, Nevada of cardiovascular disease. (Note: several websites claim Guy died November 5, but according to the newspapers 'The Los Angeles Times' and 'The New York Times', he died on November 5.)
1936: Mickie Most, producer for the Animals, Herman's Hermits, Lulu and Jeff Beck and owner of RAK Records, which signed Hot Chocolate and Suzi Quatro, was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England; died May 30, 2003 of cancer in London.
1942: Brian Wilson, guitarist, songwriter and the genius behind the Beach Boys, was born in Hawthorne, California.
1945: Anne Murray was born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1948: Don Airey, keyboard player for Deep Purple beginning in 2002, was born in Sunderland, Durham, England.
1949: Alan Longmuir, bassist of the Bay City Rollers, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1949: Lionel Ritchie of the Commodores and a solo superstar, was born in Tuskegee, Alabama.
1954: Michael Anthony, bass guitarist for Van Halen, was born in Chicago, Illinois. (Note: some websites report Anthony was born in 1955. He was born in 1954, according to the book 'Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga' by Ian Christe.)
1960: John Taylor, bass guitarist for Duran Duran and later the Power Station, was born in Solihull, Warwickshire, England. (Note: several websites falsely report he was born in Birmingham, England. According to Taylor in an interview with the newspaper 'The Daily Mail', he was born in Solihull and grew up in Birmingham.)
1963: Brian Nash of Frankie Goes to Hollywood was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England.
1966: Stone Gossard, guitarist of Pearl Jam, was born in Seattle, Washington.
1967: Murphy Karges, bass guitarist of Sugar Ray, was born in Newport Beach, California.
1973: Chino Moreno of the Def Tones was born in Sacramento, California.