On this Day November 14, 1967

were added to a 16-date UK tour with The Move, The Nice, Amen Corner, The Outer Limits and The Eire Apparent. It kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The headlining Hendrix was allotted exactly 40 minutes; The Move, who preceded him onstage, had just half an hour, and Pink Floyd, who appeared between…

On this Day November 14, 2006

were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame by Roger Taylor of Jimmy Page personally accepted the award in front of a 3,000 strong audience during the 3rd annual induction ceremony which was held at the famed Alexandra Palace in London. Source link

On this Day November 14, 2013

posted a letter on his website calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 Greenpeace activists whom Russian authorities arrested during a protest over Arctic oil drilling in September. All the activists involved had their charges dropped in late December of this year. Source link

On this Day November 13, 1964

Decca Records released ‘Little Red Rooster’. Written by Willie Dixon (as The Red Rooster), and previously recorded by Howlin Wolf and the single was recorded at Chess Studios in Chicago. The single was a No.1 hit in the UK and remains the only time a blues song has ever topped the UK pop chart. Source…

On this Day November 13, 1976

Rod Stewart started an 8 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Tonight’s The Night’. It was Rod’s second US No.1; it made No.5 in the UK after being banned by many radio stations due to song being about the seduction of a virgin. The song features whispers from actress Britt Ekland…

On this Day November 13, 2005

was named Show Business personality of the year by the Variety Club at the show business charity’s annual awards show in London. Katie Melua won recording artist of the year at the event, hosted by singer Myleene Klass. Source link

On this Day November 13, 2012

The original collage that was reproduced and included in copies of The Beatles’ 1967 classic record sold for $87,720. The piece, which was designed by Peter Blake, was sold to an unnamed bidder as part of an auction of modern British art at Sothebys in London. Source link

On this Day November 13, 2015

comeback single ‘Hello’ achieved platinum sales status in the UK, just three weeks after it was released after the chart-topping song sold more than 600,000 copies. Source link

On this Day November 13, 2016

Leon Russell died in Nashville, he was 74. He led Joe Cockers band Mad Dogs & Englishmen, and appeared at George Harrisons 1971 Concert for Bangladesh. Many of his songs became hits for others, among them ‘Superstar’ (written with Bonnie Bramlett) for the Carpenters, ‘Delta Lady’ for Joe Cocker and ‘This Masquerade’ for George Benson….

On this Day November 12, 1966

appeared at the Corn Exchange, Bedford, England. The set list for these early Floyd shows included: ‘Let’s Roll Another One’, ‘Gimme A Break’, ‘Interstellar Overdrive’, ‘Astronomy Domine’ and ‘Stoned Alone’. ‘Stoned Alone’ was also known as ‘I Get Stoned’, and was possibly the first song wrote for Pink Floyd. Source link