November 21 Rock And Roll History
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On this day in 1960, 17-year-old George Harrison was deported back to England during the Beatles' gig at the Kaiserkellar in Hamburg, Germany. It was against the rules for him to be in the club after midnight, since he was still underage.
In 1970, Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart two months after his death. It was the guitarist's only single to top the chart in the U.K. His solo on the track was named the 11th greatest solo of all time in Guitar World's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.
In 1990, Mick Jagger married Jerry Hall, his girlfriend of ten years, on the island of Bali. They divorced in 1998 and the marriage was declared null and void in August 1999. A judge had determined that the ceremony was never official.
In 1988 on this day, Jimmy Page started on his first ever-solo tour at The Hummingbird in Birmingham, performing with John Miles and Jason Bonham, son of Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.
In 2008, over 40 years after Christians around the world were outraged when John Lennon said that The Beatles were "more popular than Jesus," the Vatican's newspaper excused him of that remark. The paper wrote that, "After so many years it sounds merely like the boasting of an English, working-class lad struggling to cope with unexpected success."
And in 2012, the Grammy Hall Of Fame announced that 27 new recordings were being added. Among them were "Piano Man" by Billy Joel and "The Times They Are A-Changin'" by Bob Dylan.