I’d taken the cure and had just gotten through

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

November 22, 1965

Dylan LowndesBob Dylan and Sara Lowndes are married in a secret ceremony during a break in his tour. The marriage takes place under an oak tree on a judge’s lawn on Mineola, Long Island, New York. Sara,  the mother of singer Jakob Dylan, files for divorce on March 1, 1977.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Waiting for this moment to arrive



The wind in the willow played

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

November 18, 1956

FatsFats Domino appears on the Ed Sullivan Show, performing his cover of the classic Blueberry Hill. It becomes one of his signature songs. Before Fats makes it a rock ‘n’ roll standard, it is recorded by various artists including Louis Armstrong, The Glenn Miller OrchestraGene Autry and Jimmy Dorsey.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: ‘Til we tear the house down


No reason to get excited

November 16, 1968

electric-ladyland-3The Jimi Hendrix Experience is at #1 on the U.S. album chart with Electric Ladyland. The double album includes Crosstown Traffic, Voodoo Chile and All Along the Watchtower and features guest appearances by Dave Mason, Steve Winwood and Al Kooper.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Too many runaways eating up the night


Clark Gable would have fell at your feet

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

November 12, 1983

Dylan InfidelsBob Dylan’s Infidels peaks at #9 on the U.K. chart. The album marks his return from the land of intense religiosity, where he had gone and left some of us behind. Infidels is his 22nd studio album and it is blessed. It is co-produced with Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler. It has eight tracks, including Jokerman, Sweatheart Like You and Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Give me things that don’t get lost


You never do nothin’ to save your doggone soul

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

November 11, 1954

Bill Haley and His CometsBill Haley scores his first U.S. Top 10 single with his cover of Big Joe Turner’s Shake, Rattle and Roll. Haley has dropped his cowboy image while changing The Saddlemen to Bill Haley and His Comets. The song becomes the theme song for the Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: I met her on the mountain