A trove of memorable events occurred during this week in rock history. One of America’s greatest bands staged their first-ever performance, Paul McCartney launched his “post-Beatles” group, and a legendary British heavy metal band announced their reunion. Read on for a look back at other significant moments that shaped rock and roll during this historically eventful week.

Events

1955 – The Everly Brothers record their first studio tracks, putting together four songs at Nashville’s Old Tulane Hotel studios.

1965 – The Rolling Stones’ “Get Off of My Cloud” tops the charts in the U.S., knocking The Beatles’ “Yesterday” from the Number One spot.

Rolling Stones

1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published. A photo of John Lennon is featured on the cover.

1968 – Led Zeppelin perform their first-ever London concert, staging a show at the famed venue The Roundhouse.

Led Zeppelin

1968 – The Monkees’ cult classic film “Head” is released.

1968 – Diana Ross leaves the Supremes to launch her solo career.

1969 – Simon and Garfunkel record “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Future Bread member Larry Knechtel plays piano on the session.

1970 – Aerosmith stage their debut performance, playing at a high school in Mendon, Massachusetts.

Aerosmith

1971 – Cher scores her first Number One single as a solo artist, with “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves.”

1971 – Paul McCartney launches his new band, Wings, with a party at London’s Empire Ballroom.

1973 – Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album tops the charts in America.

1975 – The Sex Pistols stage their first concert, opening for a band called Bazooka at St. Martin’s School of Art in London. The lead singer for Bazooka will later achieve fame as Adam Ant.

1975 – David Bowie appears on the American TV variety show, “Cher,” performing “Fame” and singing a medley of songs with the show’s host.

1977 – Rocker Suzi Quatro makes her debut appearance on the TV show “Happy Days.”

1986 – Boston’s “Amanda” becomes the band’s only American chart-topper.

1991 – Izzy Stradlin announces his departure from Guns N’ Roses. Gilby Clarke steps in as his replacement.

2008 – AC/DC begin a two-week run atop the U.S. album chart with Black Ice, their 15th studio album.

2011 – The original members of Black Sabbath announce they are reuniting for a new album and tour. Drummer Bill Ward eventually bows out of the projects, but both the album and the tour prove to be a great success.


Releases

1967 – The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed

1967 – Cream: Disraeli Gears

Cream

1970 – Badfinger: No Dice

1971 – Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin IV

1971 – Genesis: Nursery Cryme

1972 – Lou Reed: Transformer

1973 – Billy Joel: Piano Man

1973 – Santana: Welcome

1974 – Thin Lizzy: Nightlife

1974 – Queen: Sheer Heart Attack

Queen

1975 – Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Zuma

1975 – Earth Wind & Fire: Gratitude

1976 – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

1976 – Kiss: Rock and Roll Over

1978 – Bob Marley & The Wailers: Babylon by Bus

1978 – The Clash: Give ‘Em Enough Rope

1978 – Queen: Jazz

1980 -- Motörhead: Ace of Spades

1981 – The Cars: Shake it Up

1981 – Rod Stewart: Tonight I’m Yours

1981 – Ozzy Osbourne: Diary of a Madman

1981 -- Mötley Crüe: Too Fast for Love

1983 – Yes: 90125

1983 – The Rolling Stones: Undercover

1983 – Billy Idol: Rebel Yell

1984 – Robert Plant: The Honeydrippers: Volume One

1985 – Aerosmith: Done with Mirrors

1988 – R.E.M.: Green

1989 – Eric Clapton: Journeyman

1990 – Scorpions: Crazy World

1991 – Genesis: We Can’t Dance

1994 – Eagles: Hell Freezes Over (Live/Studio)

1995 – Aimee Man: I’m with Stupid

1995 – Queen: Made in Heaven

1995 – Alice in Chains: Alice in Chains

1996 – Vic Chesnutt: About to Choke

1997 – Led Zeppelin: BBC Sessions

1999 -- Faith Hill: Breathe

1999 -- Prince: Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic

2001 – Paul McCartney: Driving Rain

2002 – The Pretenders: Loose Screw

2002 – Pearl Jam: Riot Act

2008 – Taylor Swift: Fearless

2012 – Aerosmith: Music from Another Dimension!


Deaths

Billy Murcia (New York Dolls) – Nov. 6, 1972

Berry Oakley (The Allman Brothers Band) – Nov. 11, 1972

Epic Soundtracks – Nov. 6, 1997

Tommy Tedesco – Nov. 9, 1997

Tony Thompson (Power Station, Chic) – Nov. 12, 2003

Hank Thompson – Nov. 6, 2007

John Petersen (Beau Brummels) – Nov. 11, 2007

Mitch Mitchell – Nov. 12, 2008

Allen Toussaint – Nov. 10, 2015

Leonard Cohen – Nov. 7, 2016


Births

Mary Travers (Peter Paul and Mary) – Nov. 9, 1937

Guy Clark – Nov. 6, 1941

Tom Fogerty – Nov. 9, 1941

Johnny Rivers – Nov. 7, 1942

Joni Mitchell – Nov. 7, 1943

Phil May (The Pretty Things) – Nov. 9, 1944

Booker T. Jones – Nov. 12, 1944

Chris Dreja (The Yardbirds) – Nov. 11, 1945

Neil Young – Nov. 12, 1945

George Young (The Easybeats) – Nov. 6, 1946

Roy Wood – Nov. 8, 1946

Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper) – Nov. 10, 1947

Greg Lake – Nov. 10, 1947

Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult) – Nov. 12, 1947

Glenn Frey – Nov. 6, 1948

Bonnie Raitt – Nov. 8, 1949

Jim Peterik – Nov. 11, 1950

Laurence Juber – Nov. 12, 1952

Andy Partridge – Nov. 11, 1953

Rickie Lee Jones – Nov. 8, 1954

Tommy Thayer (Kiss) – Nov. 7, 1960

Cory Glover (Living Color) – Nov. 6, 1964

Vic Chesnutt – Nov. 12, 1964

Paul Gilbert – Nov. 6, 1966

Susan Tedeschi – Nov. 9, 1970

Miranda Lambert – Nov. 10, 1983