21 November

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1995 Matthew Ashman (Bow Wow Wow guitarist) dies of complications from diabetes at age 35.

1994 "Here & Now" by Letters to Cleo is featured on the Melrose Place episode "The Days of Wine & Vodka." Thanks to its inclusion on the show's soundtrack, the unknown Boston band lands a #10 hit on the Modern Rock chart and a video on MTV.

1990 Mick Jagger and the model/actress Jerry Hall get married in a six-hour ceremony on the island of Bali. When they split eight years later, Jagger claims they never registered and thus were never actually married. The couple settle on an annulment, with a lucrative payout for Hall.

1987 Nina Simone, who hasn't charted in the UK since 1969, hits #5 with the re-release of her 1958 song "My Baby Just Cares For Me" thanks to its use in TV commercials for Chanel No. 5 perfume.

1987 George Harrison has the #2 UK hit with "Got My Mind Set On You," while Paul McCartney's All The Best is #2 on the Albums chart. Keeping these Beatles at bay is T'Pau, whose album Bridge of Spies and single "China In Your Hand" hold the top spots.

1986 Switched-On Bach, an album of Moog synthesizer interpretations of classical compositions, becomes just the second classical album certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album was released in 1969 by Walter Carlos, who in the late '70s switched gender, becoming Wendy Carlos.

1982 Joni Mitchell marries her bass player, Larry Klein, at manager Elliot Roberts' home in Malibu, California.

1980 Don Henley is arrested after calling 911 to save a 16-year-old prostitute who has overdosed on cocaine and Quaaludes at his Los Angeles home.More

1980 Steely Dan releases Gaucho. The album is meticulously produced and features contributions from Rick Derringer and Mark Knopfler.

1975 In the UK, Queen release their fourth album, A Night At The Opera, containing the hits "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "You're My Best Friend." The album is issued in America on December 2.

1974 Marty Balin, who founded Jefferson Airplane in 1965 but left in a welter of conflict with Grace Slick and Paul Kantner, reunites with the band, now known as Jefferson Starship, at a show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. At first he claims to be a "hired gun," but he gradually comes back to the band full time, delivering their hit "Miracles" on their next album, Red Octopus.

1974 Kelsi Osborn (of SheDaisy) is born in Magna, Utah.

1970 The Partridge Family's "I Think I Love You" hits #1 for the first of three weeks.

1968 With girlfriend Yoko Ono about to miscarry their first son, John Ono Lennon II, John Lennon asks for a tape recorder to be brought to the hospital so that he can record the baby's dying heartbeat. Later that day, Yoko miscarries; the baby is buried in a secret location and the recording appears on the duo's album Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions as a track called "Baby's Heartbeat," followed by "Two Minutes Silence" for his death.

1968 Blur bass player Alex James is born in Bournemouth, England.

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