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Nov 01 1955
Little Willie John, Champion Jack Dupree, Little George Smith and Otis Williams play the fifth night in a week at the Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1955)

Nov 01 1959
Ray Charles leaves Atlantic Records and moves to ABC-Paramount, which has offered him a more lucrative deal, including the eventual ownership of his master recordings. (1959)

Nov 01 1959
America's most popular folk music group, The Kingston Trio, plays in Reynolds Auditorium, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. (1959)

Nov 01 1962
Bob Dylan records several takes of the songs Mixed Up Confusion and Rocks And Gravel in Columbia Records Studio, New York City. (1962)

Nov 01 1962
Mr Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band play at McIlroy?s Ballroom, Swindon. (1962)

Nov 01 1965
The first of two days is spent recording the TV special The Music Of Lennon and McCartney, at Studio 6, Granada TV Centre, Manchester, UK. Performing artists include The Beatles, Lulu, Billy J Kramer, Peter Sellers, Cilla Black, Marianne Faithfull, Henry Mancini, Esther Phillips and Peter And Gordon. On the same day, The Byrds record He Was A Friend Of Mine at Columbia Studios, Hollywood, California. (1965)

Nov 01 1970
UK singer/songwriter Nick Drake releases his second album, Bryter Layter on Island Records. (1970)

Nov 01 1971
At the funeral of Duane Allman, of the Allman Brothers Band, in Rose Hill Cemetary, Macon, Georgia, USA, the rest of the group performs three songs including Statesboro Blues. Mourners include Dr John and Delaney Bramlett. (1971)

Nov 01 1972
Bjorn And Benny, Agnetha And Anni-Frid release a new single, He Is Your Brother/Santa Rosa, in Sweden on Polar Records. They will find greater success after changing their name to Abba. (1972)

Nov 01 1980
The album Grace And Danger by John Martyn enters the UK album chart where it will peak at No54. (1980)

Nov 01 1996
Michael Jackson donates most of the earnings from today's HIStory World Tour concert, a 70,000 seat sell-out at the Andheri Sports Complex in Bombay, India, to raise funds and provide jobs for young people in the state of Maharashtra. (1996)

Nov 1 2003
Jamie Cullum enters the UK albums chart for the first time with his second album, Twentysomething, which will become the fastest-selling jazz album in British chart history, peaking at No5 during a nine-week run. (2003)

Nov 01 2010
Annie Lennox receives the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year Lifetime Achievement Award during a ceremony at One Mayfair, London, UK. (2010)

Nov 01 2010
It is announced that Richard Ashcroft, best known as the leader of The Verve has signed to Razor And Tie Records, which will release his next album, The United Nations Of Sound. (2010)

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