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Classic Rock Almanac: November 8

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  • 2006: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band kick off their first tour in 10 years in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • 2004: Cream announces plans to reunite briefly in 2005.
  • 2002: Guns n’ Roses finally get their tour started in Tacoma, Washington.
  • 1995: The A-T-V Music publishing catalog, which contains most of The Beatles’ songs, is acquired by Sony from Michael Jackson for 95-million-dollars.
  • 1986: Alice Cooper & Vinnie Vincent’s Invasion perform at Music Hall.
  • 1985: Sting’s concert movie, Bring on the Night, opens.
  • 1981: Hall And Oates & Karla DeVito perform at Kent State University.
  • 1980: Bruce Springsteen’s double album The River hits No.1 on the charts. The single “Hungry Heart” is released on the same day.
  • 1975: Elton John becomes godfather to Sean Lennon, John and Yoko’s son.
  • 1971: Led Zepplin’s fourth album is released in the U.S. – it would come out in England eleven days later. The album somehow never reached #1 in the states, but remained on the charts for 158 weeks.
  • 1968: John Lennon divorces from wife Cynthia. In the end, Cynthia kept custody of their young son Julian.

Birthdays:

Jack Osbourne – 28 years old
Ozzy and Sharon’s son
Born in 1985

Cindy Blackman – 54 years old
The Santana/ex-Lenny Kravitz drummer is married to Carlos Santana.
Born in 1959

Porl Thompson – 56 years old
Cure/ex-Page-Plant guitarist-keyboardist-saxophonist
Born in 1957

Al Berger – 64 years old
Ex-Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes bassist
Born in 1949


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