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Beatles, Bruce and Prince - Rock it.

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On Nov. 4, 1963, The Beatles performed for the Queen Mother in London. This is when John Lennon commented that people in the cheap seats could clap and the rest could rattle their jewelry.

In 1974, Elton John released his "Greatest Hits" album.

In 1976, a Bruce Springsteen concert in New York was interrupted by a bomb threat. Springsteen joked that the threat could have come from his former manager, with whom he was involved in a legal battle.

In 1978, the band Boston played the city of Boston for the first time, in a sold-out show.

In 1977, "The Last Waltz," the film of The Band's final concert, premiered in New York.

In 1984, Prince launched his Purple Rain tour in Detroit.

In 1986, country singer Tammy Wynette checked in to the Betty Ford Clinic for addiction to painkillers.

In 1989, Roxette hit No. 1 with "Listen To Your Heart." It was the first No. 1 song to be available only on cassette.

In 1992, songwriters Elton John and Bernie Taupin signed a publishing contract worth about $39 million with Warner-Chappell Music.

In 2001, the Emmys were finally given out after being canceled twice due to concerns following Sept. 11. "The West Wing" was the big winner, with eight Emmys.

In 2008, Deftones bassist Chi (CHEE) Cheng was involved in a car accident in Santa Clara, Calif. He has been in a coma ever since.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Doris Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond") is 82. Actress Loretta Swit ("MASH") is 75. Singer Harry Elston of Friends of Distinction is 74. Singer Delbert McClinton is 72. Actress Markie Post is 62. Singer-guitarist Chris Difford of Squeeze is 58. Country singer Kim Forester of the Forester Sisters is 52. Actress Kathy Griffin is 52. Actor Ralph Macchio is 51. "Survivor" host Jeff Probst is 51. Actor Matthew McConaughey is 43. Rapper-producer Diddy (Sean Combs) is 43. Singer Shawn Rivera of Az Yet is 41. Actress Heather Tom ("Bold and the Beautiful," "One Life To Live") is 37. Actress Gillian Zinser ("90210") is 27.

 

 

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