From the birth of Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett to the release of Led Zeppelin’s Coda, November 14 through 20 offers a bevy of notable moments in rock ‘n’ roll. Read on for some major events, historic record releases and births and deaths taking place November 14 through 20.

Events

1961 - The Elvis Presley movie “Blue Hawaii” debuted.

1971 - B.B. King marked his 25th anniversary in music by opening a European tour in London.

1973 - David Bowie performed on his first TV special, "1980 Floor Show.” The show was broadcast on NBC's "Midnight Special."

1978 - Echo & the Bunnymen performed for the first time at Eric's Club in Liverpool, England.

1987 - U2 posted as a country-rock band called the Dalton Brothers and opened for itself during a show in Los Angeles.

1990 - David Crosby broke his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle incident in Los Angles.

2005 – The Johnny Cash flick "Walk the Line" opened in theaters.

Births

James Young (guitarist for Styx), November 14, 1948

Stephen Bishop, November 14, 1951

Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), November 14, 1953

Alec John Such (ex-Bon Jovi), November 14, 1955

Joseph Simmons (Run of Run-DMC), November 14, 1964

Brian Yale (Matchbox Twenty), November 14,1968

Travis Barker (Blink-182), November 14, 1975

Tobin Esperance (Papa Roach), November 14, 1979

Steve Fossen (Heart), November 15, 1949

Troy Seals (James Brown), November 16, 1938

John Ryanes (The Monotones), November 16, 1940

Harry Rushakoff (original drummer for Concrete Blonde), November 16, 1958

Mani (The Stone Roses), November 16, 1962

Gerry McGee (The Ventures), November 17, 1937

Gordon Lightfoot, November 17, 1938

Bob Gaudio (of The Four Seasons), November 17, 1942

Gene Clark (tambourine player, guitarist, vocalist for The Byrds), November 17, 1944

Martin Barre (guitarist for Jethro Tull), November 17, 1946

Ben Wilson (keyboardist for Blues Traveler), November 17, 1967

Herman Rarebell (The Scorpions), November 18, 1949

Graham Parker, November 18, 1950

Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Whitesnake), November 18, 1950

John McFee (The Doobie Brothers), November 18, 1953

Kim Wilde, November 18, 1960

Kirk Hammett (Metallica), November 18, 1962

Duncan Sheik, November 18, 1969

Warren "Pete" Moore (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles), November 19, 1939

Fred Lipsius (Blood, Sweat & Tears), November 19, 1943

Joe Correro Jr. (Paul Revere and the Raiders), November 19, 1946

Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses), November 19, 1960

Travis McNabb (Better Than Ezra), November 19, 1969

Duane Allman (The Allman Brothers Band, Derek and the Dominos), November 20, 1946

Joe Walsh (guitarist, vocalist for James Gang, Eagles), November 20, 1947

Jim Brown (UB40), November 20, 1957

Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), November 20, 1965

Micheal Diamond / Mike D (Beastie Boys), November 20, 1965

Deaths

Keith Hudson, November 14, 1984

Danny Whitten (Crazy Horse), November 18, 1972

Cab Calloway, November 18, 1994

Tom Evans (Badfinger), November 19, 1983

Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot), November 19, 2007

Releases

The Beach Boys, Smiley Smile, 1967

The Faces, A Nod Is As Good As a Wink to a Blind Horse, 1971

Elton John, Crocodile Rock, 1972 (U.S. release)

Bob Dylan, Dylan, 1973

Frank Zappa, Joe’s Garage (Acts II & III), 1979

John Lennon, Double Fantasy, 1980

Led Zeppelin, Coda, 1982

Led Zeppelin

Kiss, Smashes, Thrashes & Hits, 1988

KISS

U2, Achtung Baby, 1991

KISS

AC/DC, Bonfire, 1997

Metallica, Reloaded, 1997

The Offspring, Conspiracy of One, 2000

The Beatles, Let It Be... Naked, The Beatles, 2003