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November 2011

Articles From Neil Cossar in November
Wednesday Nov 30, 2011 10:00 PM ET
Stardate 1967. Syd Barrett arrives at Sound Techniques studio in London's Chelsea to continue recording sessions on "Arnold Layne" and "Candy And A Currant Bun."
Wednesday Nov 30, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1969, The Monkees made what would be their last live appearance (for 15 years) when they played at The Oakland Coliseum, California.
Tuesday Nov 29, 2011 40:00 AM ET
On this day in 2001, former Beatles guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer, aged 58. Following the breakup of The Beatles, Harrison had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys.
Monday Nov 28, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1962, The Beatles performed two evening shows: the first at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.
Friday Nov 25, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1984, the cream of the British pop world gathered at SARM Studios, London, to record the historic “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”
Thursday Nov 24, 2011 00:00 AM ET
"Agadoo" by Black Lace was named the worst song of all time by a panel of music writers. The song peaked at No.2 on the UK charts in 1984.
Wednesday Nov 23, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1975, Queen started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Bohemian Rhapsody." The promotional video that accompanied the song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video and only cost £5,000 to produce.
Tuesday Nov 22, 2011 00:00 AM ET
The Beatles release an album, The Boss opens for Iron Butterfly, and Ozzy fails to foil a burglar.
Monday Nov 21, 2011 00:00 AM ET
George Harrison gets deported for staying out too late, and Phil Spector and the Red Hot Chili Peppers end up in court (for very different reasons).
Friday Nov 18, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this date, musician Danny Whitten dies, R.E.M. makes their debut abroad, and Britney disses Justin's junk.
Thursday Nov 17, 2011 00:00 AM ET
When you are asked to play on a session, you are (or you were in the '60s) given the option of being paid a fee for the day's work or taking a small percentage of future sales. Now, when you’re a struggling musician a bit of cash on the day would be very tempting; you need to pay the rent, right?
Wednesday Nov 16, 2011 20:00 AM ET
Coming up with a great name for your band is tough, as anyone who's tried knows. Not only does it have to sound good, it has to have a message and look good on flyers and the front of that bass drum.
Tuesday Nov 15, 2011 30:00 AM ET
This day's musical history, spanning the decades...
Monday Nov 14, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1967, a 16-date UK package tour with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, Nice and Amen Corner kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Friday Nov 11, 2011 50:00 AM ET
Rubber Soul was the Beatles' sixth studio album. Produced by George Martin, Rubber Soul had been recorded in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market.
Thursday Nov 10, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1973, Elton John started an eight-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, the singer's seventh album and third US No.1.
Wednesday Nov 9, 2011 00:00 AM ET
It can be dangerous being a pop star — and from time to time you get to hear about the obsessive fan, who inevitably ends up on the wrong side of the law.
Tuesday Nov 8, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1971, Led Zeppelin released their fourth album. With no title printed on the album, and generally referred to as Four Symbols, The Fourth Album or Led Zeppelin IV, it has gone on to sell over 37 million copies worldwide.
Monday Nov 7, 2011 29:27 PM ET
Born on this day in 1943, Joni Mitchell, (Roberta Anderson), singer, songwriter and painter. Mitchell is one of the most important and influential female recording artists of the late 20th century.
Friday Nov 4, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1968, Pink Floyd recorded "Point Me at the Sky" and "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" at Abbey Road Studios, London. Written by Roger Waters and David Gilmour, the two tracks were released as a single, in December 1968.
Thursday Nov 3, 2011 00:00 AM ET
The story behind one of the most popular songs of the 20th century (and some "Unchained" facts)...
Wednesday Nov 2, 2011 00:00 AM ET
I couldn’t help but notice there has been an interesting and diverse mix of singers, songwriters and musicians all born on this day, November 2. So here goes, eldest first!
Tuesday Nov 1, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Born on this day in 1963, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen, who survived a terrible accident and kept his job as drummer in one of the world's most successful rock bands.

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