On Nov. 11, 1958, Hank Ballard and The Midnighters recorded the original version of "The Twist." It became a No. 1 hit in 1960 after Chubby Checker recorded it.
In 1965, The Velvet Underground made their concert debut at a high school dance in Summit, N.J.
In 1969, Doors lead singer Jim Morrison was arrested for public drunkenness and for interfering with the flight of an aircraft. Morrison allegedly had annoyed a flight attendant on a trip from Los Angeles to Phoenix. The charges eventually were dropped.
In 1970, Bob Dylan's book "Tarantula," a collection of narratives and poems, was published.
In 1972, bassist Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers Band was killed in a motorcycle crash in Macon, Ga. The accident occurred three blocks from the site of a crash that took the life of Duane Allman a year earlier.
In 1997, Metallica played a free concert in the parking lot of the CoreStates complex in Philadelphia. The band had gone to court and won the right to do so after CoreStates officials bowed to pressure from city council members and neighbors who opposed the show.
Today's Birthdays: Comedian Jonathan Winters is 87. Jazz singer-pianist Mose Allison is 85. Country singer Narvel Felts is 74. Guitarist Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge is 67. Singer-keyboardist Paul Cowsill of The Cowsills is 61. Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 59. Singer-guitarist Andy Partridge of XTC is 59. Singer Dave Alvin is 57. Synthesizer player Ian Craig Marsh (Human League, Heaven 17) is 56. Actor Stanley Tucci is 52. Actress Demi Moore is 50. Actress Calista Flockhart ("Brothers and Sisters," "Ally McBeal") is 48. Actor Philip McKeon ("Alice") is 48. Drummer Scott Mercado of Candlebox is 48. TV personality Carson Kressley ("Queer Eye For The Straight Guy") is 43. Actor David DeLuise ("Wizards of Waverly Place") is 41. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is 38.