21 November

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1995 Peter Grant (manager for The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, and Bad Company) dies of a heart attack at age 60.

1995 The Beatles release Anthology I (including the previously unreleased track "Free As A Bird," and sell 450,000 copies the first day).

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 Eric Clapton checks into the Hazelden rehab center for the second time. This time it takes and he finally gets sober after decades of drug and alcohol abuse. In 1998, he starts his own treatment center in Antiqua called Crossroads.

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 The morning after throwing a farewell party for his band the Eagles at his Los Angeles home, Don Henley is arrested after calling 911 to get treatment for a 16-year-old prostitute who was apparently having a seizure.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 Kelsi Osborn (of SheDaisy) is born in Magna, Utah.

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.

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

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