November 8 Rock And Roll History
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On this day in 1965, the Beatles were working on the newest song George Harrison had written called "Think For Yourself" at Abbey Road for their upcoming album, "Rubber Soul." After rehearsing the song, it only took them one try to record the basic instrumental track.
In 1969, the Rolling Stones broke the Los Angeles concert gross record (which had previously been set by the Beatles in 1966) on the second date of their tour of the U.S.
In 1971, Led Zeppelin's fourth album was released. There wasn't a title on the front of the album, but it was commonly called the Four Symbols, The Fourth Album, or Led Zeppelin IV. It has since sold more than 37 million copies worldwide. The 19th-century oil painting on the album's cover was purchased from an antique shop in Berkshire, England by lead singer Robert Plant. The 20th-century tower block depicted on the back of the full LP cover is Butterfield Court in Dudley, England.
In 1973 on this day, David Bowie was presented with an award for selling over a million singles and a million albums in the U.K. over a period of two years. The award was given during his appearance on the BBC's Top of the Pops.
In 1975, John Lennon and Yoko Ono made Elton John the godfather to their son, Sean.
And in 1980, KISS launched their 11-date Unmasked Tour of Australia and New Zealand with two nights at the Perth Entertainment Center.