November Music et al

November Music et al

November Music et al

I don't' have exact dates to attach to this music or these events, but Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar, Love, Melanie, & Van Morrison all have something  happening during November. Plus a few extras.

Ravi Shankar

In 1962 Ravi Shankar released his 3rd album, Improvisations. He released his first  at age 17 in 1937.

November Music et al

Jimi Hendrix and Billy Cox meet

November Music et al
Jimi Hendrix and Billy Cox in the Army
November 1961, Hendrix met fellow serviceman Billy Cox. He was walking past the service club and heard Hendrix playing guitar inside. Cox, intrigued by the proficient playing, which he described as a combination of "John Lee Hooker and Beethoven", immediately checked-out a bass guitar and the two began to jam. Soon after, they began performing at the base clubs on the weekends with other musicians in a loosely organized band called the Casuals.


Forever Changes
November 1967: Love released its classic album, Forever Changes.  It is considered by many (including me!) to be one of the greatest albums EVER!


Born To Be
November Music et al
Melanie’s Born To Be album cover
November 1968: Melanie (age 21) released her first album, Born to Be.

Van Morrison

 Astral Weeks
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Van Morrison at the Band’s Last Waltz
November 1968: Van Morrison released  the classic album, Astral Weeks. Even better than Love's Forever Changes. I've never heard this album enough.


November Music et al


In November, 1969,  Steppenwolf released the album Monster contained epic song by same name.


In November 1967, authorities released Ken Kesey and he moved to Oregon. (LSD see February 4, 1968; KK, see November 10, 2001)

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  1. From Wlipedia
    Drummer Ginger Baker recalled how the album’s title was based on a malapropism which alluded to 19th-century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli:

    You know how the title came about – Disraeli Gears – yeah? We had this Austin Westminster, and Mick Turner was one of the roadies who’d been with me a long time, and he was driving along and Eric [Clapton] was talking about getting a racing bicycle. Mick, driving, went ‘Oh yeah – Disraeli gears!’ meaning derailleur gears…We all just fell over…We said that’s got to be the album title

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