7 November

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2004 Soul singer Lenny Mayes (of The Dramatics) dies of lung cancer at age 53.

2002 Guns N' Roses is scheduled to start their first North American tour since 1993, but their notoriously unreliable frontman Axl Rose doesn't show for the Vancouver concert. The tour sputters and is canceled a month later.

2001 Singer Rod Lauren is accused of stabbing his actress wife Nida Blanca to death in their native Philippines, but flees the country before he can stand trial.

2001 Tim McGraw is named Entertainer of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards held at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Toby Keith wins Male Vocalist of the Year and Lee Ann Womack nabs Female Vocalist of the Year.

2001 Michael Jackson makes his first-ever instore appearance at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square. The event is broadcast live on MTV's Total Request Live.

1998 Little Jimmy Dickens celebrates a historic milestone when he appears on the Grand Ole Opry in a performance that marks 50 years as a member of the show's cast.

1998 Eagle-Eye Cherry performs his debut single, "Save Tonight," on Saturday Night Live.

1996 On the Seinfeld episode "The Checks," Elaine is frustrated by her new boyfriend's obsession with the Eagles' song "Desperado." The actor, James Patrick Stuart, has a real-life musical connection: His dad is Chad Stuart, half of the '60s pop duo Chad & Jeremy.

1995 Alice In Chains' self-titled album is released on CD and cassette. Previously, the album only existed in a vinyl edition, released on Halloween of 1995.

1995 On their 20th anniversary, Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille) renew their wedding vows in Virginia City, Nevada. They almost make it to 40, but split in 2014.

1991 R&B musician Carter Cornelius (of Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose), also known as Prince Gideon Israel, dies of a heart attack at age 43.

1987 16-year-old Tiffany hits #1 in the US with "I Think We're Alone Now," a cover of a 1967 song by Tommy James & the Shondells.

1986 Willie Nelson guest stars as a corrupt cop on the "El Viejo" episode of Miami Vice.

1985 Lots of Dylan is now available in one place as his five-album Biograph set is released.

1983 The Rolling Stones release Undercover.

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Life Magazine Tracks Down Paul McCartney In Scotland, Confirms He Is Alive


After Life magazine tracks down Paul McCartney at his farm in Scotland, they put him on the cover with his family, dispelling the "Paul is dead" rumors with the headline, "Paul Is Still With Us."

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