This is Music History Today for November 1. On this Date:
* In 1955, James Brown & the Famous Flames made their first demo record.
* In 1968, George Harrison released his first solo album.
* In 2008, music promoter & VP of Def Jam Music Group Shakir Stewart committed suicide.
Born on this date:
* Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
* Eddie Macdonald of the Alarm
* country singer Lyle Lovett
* producer / composer David Foster
* Darren Partington of 808 State
* Mary Hanson of Stereolab
* DJ Sigala
* singer Sophie B Hawkins
* singer Tina Arena
* Kenny Alphin of Big & Rich
* Dan Peek of America
* Ronald Bell of Kool & the Gang
* LaTravia Roberson of Destiny’s Child
* Rick Allen of Def Leppard
* Mags Furuholmen of A-Ha
* Chris Morris of Paper Lace
* Rick Grech of Traffic
* Sgt Barry Sadler, who sang the Ballad of the Green Berets
* Mike Burney of Wizzard