Do you remember what year [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] performed for Queen Elizabeth II? Or, which year [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Smokey Robinson & The Miracles[/lastfm] released “I Second The Emotion“? Take a look at some music history that happened on November 4th!
- In 1961, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bob Dylan[/lastfm] gave a concert at the Carnegie Chapter Hall in New York, but only 43 people attended.
- In 1963, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] performed for Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon at the Royal Variety Performance in London. John Lennon informed the audience, “Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. All the rest of you, rattle your jewelry.”
- In 1964, The Beatles wrapped up sessions for their album Beatles for Sale.
- In 1967, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles released their single “I Second That Emotion.” The Motown classic became their first top ten hit since 1963’s “Mickey’s Monkey.”
- In 1968, At Abbey Road Studios, Pink Floyd recorded “Point Me at the Sky” and “Careful with That Axe, Eugene.”
- In 1968, Yoko Ono was admitted into Queen Charlotte’s Hospital.
- In 1969, Led Zeppelin played a disastrous gig at Ontario’s Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. John Bonham was too ill to perform “Moby Dick,” Jimmy Page blew out his amplifier and only two-thousand people turned up to see the band.
- In 1972, The Doobie Brothers reached number 11 on the singles chart with “Listen to the Music.”
- In 1973, At London’s Rainbow Theater, Pink Floyd and Soft Machine played a benefit for the Machine’s Robert Wyatt. The drummer was paralyzed after falling from an open window during a party.
- In 1976, A Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band concert at New York City’s Palladium Theater was delayed when someone phoned in a bomb threat.
- In 1977, The Last Waltz, a documentary about The Band’s last concert, premiered in New York.
- In 1978, Boston, the band, played Boston, the city, kicking off two sold-out nights at the Boston Garden.
- In 1978, Talking Heads released their single “Take Me to the River.” It became their first top 40 single, peaking at number 26.
- In 1991, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame admitted Bobby “Blue” Bland, Booker T & the MG’s, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, The Isley Brothers, Sam & Dave and The Yardbirds.
- In 1992, Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin signed to Warner-Chappell’s music publishers for an unprecedented 39-million dollars.
- In 1996, Newsweek featured Melissa Etheridge and partner Julie Cypher as part of an article on gay parents.
- In 1999, The Atlanta High Museum of Art began an exhibit of Elton John’s comprehensive collection of photographs.