~ 1981 – Queen and David Bowie released the single “Under Pressure” in the U.K.
~ 1975 – Tom Waits ‘Nighthawks At The Diner’ is released. It is the first live album by Tom Waits and his third overall. It has received critical acclaim for its successful mood-setting, capturing of the jazz-club atmosphere and characterisation. It is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The title was inspired by Edward Hopper’s 1942 painting Nighthawks. The album’s working title had been “Nighthawk Postcards from Easy Street,” but was shortened to Nighthawks at the Diner, which is the opening line to “Eggs and Sausage (In a Cadillac with Susan Michelson)”. The cover, designed by Cal Schenkel, is also inspired by the painting.
~ 1956 – Elvis Presley’s song “Love Me Tender” became the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit. He became the first artist to follow himself into the No. 1 position. The song “Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog” had been the No. 1 song for 11 weeks.
~ 1988 – Enya starts a run at # with ‘Ornico Flow’
~ 1971 – Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, GA.
~ 1939 – Grace Slick (of Jefferson Airplane fame) is born
~ 1988 – Kurt Cobain smashed his very first guitar
~ 1989 – The first MTV UNPLUGGED session is taped. The series first aired November 26, 1989, featuring Squeeze, Syd Straw and Elliot Easton. The first 13 episodes were hosted by American singer-songwriter Jules Shear and featured Aerosmith, Elton John, Sinéad O’Connor, Poison, Joe Satriani and Stevie Ray Vaughan among others.
~ 1975 – Rod Stewart and The Faces make their final live appearance at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island