On This Day

We take you back into classic rock’s history and legacy to note important events that happened on this date as well as celebrate the birthdays of major musical artists and mourn their passing.

Nov 16, 2002: Rolling Stones Play Birthday Party

Just so you know: If you have the dough (and that is a mighty big ‘if’ there), you too could hire the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band to play your birthday bash

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November 15, 1992: Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Final’ Concert

It became the first time Black Sabbath and its original singer had performed together since Live Aid in 1985. Not The End it turns out…

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Nov 14, 1970: Santana Issues ‘Black Magic Woman’

The song went Top 5 for the Latin rock band in 1970 and helped power them into the mainstream. It had almost been a hit two years earlier

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Nov 13, 2016: Leon Russell, Musician and Songwriter, Dies

The performer had suffered a heart attack earlier that year. His legacy includes hit songwriting credits for others including “Superstar” and “This Masquerade”

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Nov 13, 1982: Men At Work Start 15-Week Run At #1

It took seven months for the Australian band’s debut album, Business As Usual, to reach #1 in the US. It stayed there for months thanks to two big hits

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Nov 13, 2015: Paris Terrorism Includes Rock Concert

A concert by the Eagles of Death Metal at le Bataclan was targeted in the coordinated Paris terror attacks that killed 130

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Nov 12, ’01: George, Paul, Ringo Meet For Last Time

At a Manhattan hotel, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr met with George Harrison for what would be the last time

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Nov 11, 1986: Pink Floyd Continues Without Waters

When the other band members wished to carry on as Pink Floyd in 1986 after Roger Waters left the band, he sued to stop them from using the name

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Nov 11, 2015: Motorhead Drummer Phil Taylor Dies

Taylor aka “Philthy Animal” did two stints on the drum kit with Mötorhead, his first during the band’s seminal late 1970s reign as the world’s loudest band

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Nov 10, 1975: Queen Film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Clip

The video for the band’s masterpiece – voted the U.K.’s favorite song of the past 60 years – is almost as iconic as the song itself

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