Read all about the events in rock history between November 21 - 27! It includes the first public UK live show of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, no less than three Beatles albums, and sadly the death of a rock music icon.

Events

1955 - RCA Records bought Elvis Presley's recording contract from Sun Records for $35,000. This was considered a substantial amount of money at the time.

1960 - After George Harrison was discovered to be underage, the Beatles were forced to play Hamburg's Kaiserkeller Club without their 17 year old guitarist.

1965 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their public live debut in the UK on November 25 when they played at the Bag O'Nails Club in London.

1968 - Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce played their last show as Cream at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Cream

1976 - The Band played their last show ever. It took place at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.


Releases

1963 - The Beatles: With the Beatles

Beatles

1965 - The Kinks: The Kink Controversy

1967 - The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour

1968 - The Beatles: The Beatles

1968 - The Kinks: The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society

1970 - George Harrison: All Things Must Pass

1971 - Alice Cooper: Killer

1974 - Johnny Winter: John Dawson Winter III

1977 - Eric Clapton: Slowhand

1981 - AC/DC: For Those About to Rock We Salute You

1986 - Eric Clapton: August

1989 - Rush: Presto

1990 - Bad Religion: Against the Grain

1993 - Guns N' Roses: "The Spaghetti Incident?"

1995 - Bruce Springsteen: The Ghost of Tom Joad

1998 - Metallica: Garage, Inc.

2002 - Sum 41: Does This Look Infected?

2003 - Puddle of Mudd: Life on Display

2004 - U2: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

U2

2005 - System of a Down: Hypnotize

2008 - Guns N' Roses: Chinese Democracy


Deaths

John Rostill (The Shadows) - November 26, 1973

Big Joe Turner - November 23, 1985

Peter Grant (Led Zeppelin manager) - November 21, 1995

Michael Hutchence (INXS) - November 22, 1997

Eric Carr (Kiss) - November 24, 1991

Freddie Mercury - November 24, 1991

Freddie Mercury

Albert Collins - November 24, 1993


Births

Dr. John (Malcolm John Rebennack) - November 21, 1940

Jimi Hendrix - November 27, 1942

Jimi Hendrix

John McVie (Fleetwood Mac) - November 26, 1945

Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band) - November 22, 1950

John Squire (The Stone Roses) - November 24, 1962

Tony Rombola (Godsmack) - November 24, 1964

Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) - November 25, 1964

Alex James (Blur) - November 21, 1968

Chad Taylor (Live) - November 24, 1970

Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) - November 22, 1978