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This Day in Music November 20

1941 - Dr John
Dr John, (Malcolm John Rebennack), US R&B pianist, guitarist, singer. He wrote 'I Walk On Guilded Splinters.' Active as a session musician from the late 1950s until his death, he gained a following in the late 1960s after the release of his album Gris-Gris and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music. He died of a heart attack on 6 June 2019 age 77.

1942 - Norman Greenbaum
Norman Greenbaum, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and One Hit Wonder with the 1970 UK No.1 & US No.3 single 'Spirit In The Sky'.

1946 - Duane Allman
Duane Allman, guitarist, and co-founder and leader of The Allman Brothers Band who released the classic album Eat a Peach in 1972 and had the 1973 US No.12 single 'Ramblin Man'. Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident on 29th October 1971 in Macon, Georgia, when he collided with the rear of a flatbed truck that had turned in front of him.

1947 - Joe Walsh
Joe Walsh, guitarist, singer, songwriter, who led The James Gang. He joined the Eagles in 1975 who scored the 1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Hotel California', plus 5 US No.1 albums. As a solo artist under the name Barnstorm he had the 1973 breakthrough album The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get featuring the single, 'Rocky Mountain Way' and had the 1978 UK No.14 single 'Life's Been Good'.

1965 - Mike Diamond
Mike Diamond, The Beastie Boys, (1987 US No.7 & UK No.11 single 'You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party', 1987 US No.1 and UK No.7 album 'Licence To Ill', plus 3 other US No.1 albums).

1986 - Kings Of Leon
Jared Followill, bassist, from American rock band Kings of Leon who had the 2007 UK No.1 album Because Of The Times, and the 2008 UK No.1 single ‘Sex on Fire’. The band has sold over 21 million albums worldwide and 38 million singles.

1966 - The Supremes
The Supremes were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Keep Me Hanging On', the group's seventh US No.1 spent two weeks at the top of the charts was also a No.8 hit in the UK.

1967 - Strawberry Alarm Clock
Los Angeles-based psychedelic rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Incense And Peppermints'. When recording the track the band expressed a dislike for the song's lyrics so the lead vocals were sung by a friend of the band, Greg Munford, who was attending the recording session as a visitor.

1974 - Keith Moon
Drummer with The Who, Keith Moon collapsed during a concert after his drink was spiked with horse tranquilliser. 19 year-old Scott Halpin who was in the audience, volunteered to replace him on drums for the remaining three numbers.



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