2022-11-27

NOVEMBER 27th
George Harrison’s solo career peaks early with the release of his triple album “All Things Must Pass.” The set goes on to be certified six-times platinum by the RIAA, making it the best-selling album by a solo Beatle. 1970
Bon Jovi has the #1 song in the U.S. with “You Give Love A Bad Name.” 1986
From the album “Slippery When Wet” it’s the band’s first #1.
The Black Keys’ “Tighten Up” starts a two-week stay at the top of the Rock Songs chart.  This is the first of two runs at #1. Stone Sour’s “Say You’ll Haunt Me” has a one week shot before “Tighten Up” recaptures the top spot.  2010
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Jimi Hendrix is born in Seattle with the moniker Johnny Allen Hendrix. Four years later, Jimi’s dad changes his kid’s name to James Marshall. 1942
Drummer Mike Bordin (Faith No More) starts his life in San Francisco. 1962
Charlie Benante (Anthrax) enters the world. 1962
“I Feel Fine,” by The Beatles,” drops in the U.K.  It’s the first pop song to deliberately incorporate feedback (in the intro). 1964
Lovin’ Spoonful release “You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice.” 1965
The Beatles unfurl “Magical Mystery Tour” in the U.S. Often seen as a pale imitation of “Sgt. Pepper’s,” the album contains two Lennon classics “Strawberry Fields” and “I Am The Walrus.”  1967
Steppenwolf’s self-titled debut album reaches gold record status. It contains the inescapable “Born To Be Wild,” “The Pusher” (it’s the ‘60s, man) and the Chuck Berry influenced “Berry Rides Again.” 1968
Alter Bridge’s Myles Richard Kennedy (born Myles Richard Bass) has a birthday. 1969
Black Sabbath and opening act Steel Mill, with Bruce Springsteen, perform at the Sunshine Inn.  Sabbath is at the Asbury Park, NJ venue to promote their sophomore album “Paranoid,” while Steel Mill breaks up a couple months later. 1970
Queen present the single “Somebody To Love.” 1976
Smells like a mega-hit. Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album goes platinum. 1991
“The Beatles Anthology I” sells 1.2 million copies in its first week; a quarter century after the group broke up. It’s a sales record. 1995
Four marriages and one divorce. Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson announce they are getting divorced less than four months after they wed amid a publicity blizzard. Both parties cite “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their separation. The couple were officially married in Beverly Hills, CA, but also held three other ceremonies celebrating their nuptials. 2006
The Rolling Stones’ “A Bigger Bang” world tour is #1 all-time according to Billboard magazine’s Boxscore monitor. The jaunt grosses $437-million. 2006
Jimi Hendrix is named the greatest Rock guitarist ever by a panel convened by Rolling Stone magazine. “Hendrix exploded our idea of what Rock music could be,” writes Rage Against The Machine’s guitarist Tom Morello. “He manipulated the guitar, the whammy bar, the studio and the stage.” 2011
Jimi Hendrix’s favorite guitar is auctioned in London on what would have been the icon’s 70th birthday (see above). The black Fender Stratocaster, played at the ’67 Monterey International Pop Festival, sells at auction £237,000 (approx. $380,000 US). 2012
Liam Gallagher’s (Oasis) Pretty Green clothing line officially takes a no-fur stance and requests addition to PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) list of no-fur brands. 2012
Five Finger Death Punch score their second Top 5 album in four months with “The Wrong Side of Heaven And The Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2.” The album enters the Billboard Top 200 album chart at #2. “Vol. 1” also landed in the Top 5. 2013
KISS appear in the 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade surrounded by cheerleaders. They muff their lip-synch version of “Rock And Roll All Nite.” 2014
Bring Me The Horizon’s song “Throne,” off their album “That’s The Spirit,” is #1 on the Active Rock Radio chart, replacing Breaking Benjamin’s “Angels Fall.” It’s the U.K. band’s first #1 song on the chart. 2015
Accept’s founding bassist Peter Baltes announces his exit from the band. “I have been with the band from the very beginning,” says Baltes in a statement. “I’d like to thank you all for the great years we shared together. Keep it Metal.”  2018
During an Irving, TX show Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor mentions that when Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who recently won re-election, asked for free tickets to the show he was told to “F*ck Off.” Turns out Reznor has history with the Senator.  A few years earlier Cruz was backstage at a N.I.N. concert and drank all the beer and was a pain to be around. 2018