Today In Music History

Important events in music history for the month of November.
November 1, 1969Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds" hits #1 in America. It's his last #1 in the US.
November 2, 1920KDKA in Pittsburgh becomes the first commercially licensed radio station in the United States. The station announces results of the Harding-Cox presidential election, getting the news out much faster than the morning papers.
November 3, 1962The Crystals' song "He's A Rebel" hits #1. No members of the actual group appear on the Phil Specter-produced track. The real Crystals learn about the song when they hear it on the radio.
November 4, 1972"I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash (an American singer) hits #1 on the Hot 100. It's considered the first reggae tune to top the chart.
November 5, 1971After Elvis Presley's set at the Met Center in Minnesota, announcer Al Dvorin tells the crowd, "Elvis has left the building."
November 6, 1979At London's Hammersmith Odeon, Paul Simon kicks off his British tour by offering to buy everyone in the audience a drink. The tab is roughly $2k.
November 7, 1969Life Magazine tracks down Paul McCartney at his farm in Scotland, and photograph him for the cover of their next issue. The "Paul is dead" rumors are dispelled with the headline "Paul Is Still With Us."
November 8, 1971Led Zeppelin IV, featuring "When The Levee Breaks", "Going to California" and another track called "Stairway To Heaven" is released.
November 9, 1985The “Miami Vice Theme” hits #1 on the Hot 100, the last instrumental song to top the charts.
November 10, 1986Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live/1975-85 sells one-million copies on its release day.
November 11, 1972Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley dies in a motorcycle accident at age 24 in Macon, Georgia, just three blocks from the site of Duane Allman's fatal motorcycle crash a year earlier.
November 12, 1969Sesame Street debuts on public television. Don Mclean, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, and Pete Seeger are among the many guest starts to appear on the show.
November 13, 2010Taylor Swift becomes the first female artist to have 11 songs on the Hot 100 at the same time.
November 14, 1960Ray Charles' version of "Georgia On My Mind," a song written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell, hits #1 in America.
November 15, 1966Jefferson Airplane records "Somebody To Love." Written by The Great Society guitarist Darby Slick, the song was brought to Airplane by new member (and Darby Slick's then-sister-in-law) Grace Slick.
November 16, 1964The Animals record "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood." The song was first recorded by Nina Simone.
November 17, 1980John Lennon releases Double Fantasy just weeks before he is shot and killed. The the album quickly goes to #1 around the world.
November 18, 1994The Rolling Stones become the first major act to stream a live concert, webcasting 20 minutes of their show at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.
November 19, 1971B.B. King marks his 25th anniversary in music by opening a European tour in London.
November 20, 1976George Harrison and Paul Simon share the stage on Saturday Night Live, performing Simon's "Homeward Bound" and Harrison's "Here Comes The Sun."
November 21, 1986Switched-On Bach, an album by Wendy Carlos of classical compositions reinterpreted on Moog synthesizers becomes just the second classical album certified Platinum.
November 22, 1968The Beatles release The White Album.
November 23, 1990MTV bans the video for Madonna's "Justify My Love" over sexually explicit content. The song, which appeared on Madonna's first greatest hits compilation, was co-written by Lenny Kravitz and Ingrid Chavez.
November 24, 1972TV series In Concert debuts on ABC. Guests on the first episode include Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, The Allman Brothers Band and Poco.
November 25, 1976An all-start cast, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, The Staple Singers, Dr. John, Van Morrison and Neil Diamond, perform during The Last Waltz, a farewell concert  for The Band, which was filmed by Martin Scorsese.
November 26, 2008Digital sales surpass CD sales at Atlantic Records. It's the first major label to reach that mark.
November 27, 1969The Rolling Stones record “Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!” at New York City's Madison Square Garden. In the audience is Jimi Hendrix, celebrating his 27th (and last) birthday.
November 28, 1960Elvis Presley's "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" hits #1 in America for the first of six weeks.
November 29, 1969The Beatles' "Come Together" hits #1 on the Hot 100.
November 30, 1977Bing Crosby's last Christmas special airs. The program was recorded in September, and Crosby died that October. The show is remembered for Crosby's unusual duet with David Bowie, where they sing a modified version of "Little Drummer Boy," with Bowie singing the new "Peace On Earth" lyrics composed by the show's writers.