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Today in Music History...November 11, 2017 (Now with more info & links)

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2012 During a show at the Perth Arena in Australia, INXS drummer Jon Farriss tells the crowd, "Tonight is very likely to probably be the last show we ever do." The next day, the band confirms that they are calling it quits after 35 years.

2011 Black Sabbath announces that it will reunite its original lineup for a new album and tour in 2012. The press conference is hosted by Henry Rollins.

2007 John Petersen (drummer for Beau Brummels, Harper's Bizarre) dies of a heart attack at age 65.

2005 Billy Joel begins touring again, launching his first solo tour in eight years.

2004 M'hammed Soumayah, bodyguard for Liza Minnelli, sues the singer for $100 million for allegedly forcing him to have sex with her or be fired.

2003 The owner of a pub in Wiltshire, England, is awarded £40,000 in damages after suing Van Morrison for pulling out of a scheduled performance at the pub in the summer of 2002 at the last moment.

2003 At the emotional funeral for Righteous Brother Bobby Hatfield, Bill Medley, the remaining half of the famous blue-eyed-soul duo, sings the gospel standard "Precious Lord."

2000 The original Meters reunite for one - and only one - gig in San Francisco, their first since 1977.

1999 A teenaged Britney Spears wins for Best Female, Best Pop, Breakthrough Artist and Best Song ("Baby One More Time") at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Dublin.

1998 Madrid band Jarabe De Palo tops the 45th Premios Ondas in Barcelona, winning for Best Album (Depende) and Best Video. Other winners include Alejandro Sanz for Best Song ("Corazon") and Ella Baila Sola, Best Group. The Ondas are organized by media group Prisa through Radio Barcelona.

1997 Following in the footsteps of Garth Brooks, Metallica holds a free concert in Philadelphia to celebrate the release of their newest album Re-Load.

1994 Billy Vera, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick all appear on the TV show Boy Meets World in the episode "Band on the Run."

1993 James Brown appears on The Simpsons in the episode "Bart's Inner Child."

1986 Pink Floyd announce their intention to record a new album and tour under their band name, a name which recently departed leader Roger Waters considers his alone.

1982 Prince begins his 1999 tour with a show in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The opening acts are two groups he put together in Minneapolis: The Time and Vanity 6.

1979 Film score composer and conductor Dimitri Tiomkin - known for western scores like Duel in the Sun, High Noon, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and The Alamo - dies in London, England, at age 85.

1978 Awolnation lead singer Aaron Bruno is born outside of Los Angeles.

1978 Donna Summer's disco version of "MacArthur Park," a #2 hit for Richard Harris in 1968, goes to #1 in America.

1977 Wings release "Mull Of Kintyre."

1976 Linda Ronstadt makes her UK live debut, performing at the Odeon in Hammersmith, London.

1974 Stephen Garrett, a songwriter/producer known as Static Major, is born in Louisville, Kentucky. His hits include "Lollipop" by Lil Wayne and "Are You That Somebody?" by Aaliyah.

1970 Elvis Presley's concert film That's The Way It Is opens to generally favorable reviews.

1970 Gene Chandler receives a gold record for "Duke Of Earl."

1969 En route to a to a Rolling Stones concert, Jim Morrison of The Doors is arrested by the FBI for drunk and disorderly behavior and interfering with the flight of an aircraft in Phoenix, Arizona, after a flight attendant on his trip from Los Angeles accuses him of attacking and sexually harassing her. Morrison and his flight companion, American actor Tom Baker, spend the night in the local jail but are released the next day on $2,500 bail. The charges are later dropped.

1969 Elvis Presley releases "Don't Cry Daddy" b/w "Rubberneckin'."

1967 Van Morrison makes his only appearance on American Bandstand, lip-synching his big hit "Brown Eyed Girl."

1965 The Beatles record "You Won't See Me," "Girl," "Wait," and "I'm Looking Through You."

1964 Tom Jones records "It's Not Unusual."

1963 After a gig in Birmingham, England, The Beatles find themselves attempting to escape a throng of fanatically devoted fans for the first time, escaping through the crowd by dressing up as policemen.

1961 Joan Baez plays her first major headlining concert, opening at New York's Town Hall in a sold-out, critically acclaimed show.

1958 Hank Ballard and the Midnighters record "The Twist," which later becomes a huge hit for Chubby Checker.

1956 Ian Craig Marsh (keyboardist for The Human League) is born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.

1953 Singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw is born in Detroit Michigan, but will grow up in nearby Berkley, Michigan.

1953 Andy Partridge (guitarist, songwriter for XTC) is born in Mtarfa, Malta, but will be raised in Swindon, Wiltshire, England.

1952 Paul Cowsill (of The Cowsills) is born in Portsmouth, Virginia.

1950 Jim Peterik is born in Berwyn, Illinois. He fronts The Ides of March and later joins Survivor, co-writing their hit "Eye of the Tiger."

1947 Pat "Dirty" Daugherty (bass guitarist, vocalist for Black Oak Arkansas) is born in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

1945 Vince Martell, guitarist for Vanilla Fudge (known for their cover of "You Keep Me Hangin' On"), is born Vincent James Martellucci in New York City.

1945 Chris Dreja (rhythm guitarist, bassist for The Yardbirds) is born in Surbiton, England.

1944 Frank Sinatra, boy singer for the Harry James and Tommy Dorsey big bands, signs with Columbia as a solo recording artist.

1943 Mac Kissoon (of Mac and Katie Kissoon) is born Gerald Farthing in Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies.

1940 Guitarist Dennis Coffey is born in Detroit, Michigan. A Motown alum, he is known for the Funk instrumental hit "Scorpio."

1938 Roger Lavern (keyboardist for The Tornados) is born in Kidderminster, England.

1929 R&B singer LaVern Baker is born Delores LaVern Baker in Chicago, Illinois. Known for '50s and '60s hits like "Tweedlee Dee," "Jim Dandy," and "I Cried a Tear."

1929 Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy record "Froggy Bottom."

1927 Jazz-blues singer and pianist Mose Allison is born on his grandfather's farm near Tippo, Mississippi.

John And Yoko Get Naked On New Album

 
1968John Lennon and Yoko Ono release the album Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins with a cover photo of the pair naked, which many record stores carry in a brown paper wrapper.
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1994 Christie's auction house in New York City holds their first-ever auction of rock memorabilia, including The Beach Boys' guitars, a stage outfit worn by Jimi Hendrix, and John Lennon's famous Army fatigues.


1991 Per Michael Jackson's wishes, one week before his controversial "Black Or White" music video airs, a memo circulates at MTV instructing the network's on-air personnel to refer to Jackson as the King of Pop at least twice a week during the next two weeks.More

1972 Berry Oakley (bassist for The Allman Brothers Band) dies at age 24 after a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia, just three blocks from the site of Duane Allman's fatal motorcycle crash a year earlier.

1970 Bob Dylan publishes his first novel, a poorly received stream-of-consciousness work called Tarantula.

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