The debut of the best selling American rock band of all time, the best selling album by a female artist, and one of the most iconic songs in rock and roll! Learn more about Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin IV, Shania Twain’s Come On Over Below and more below!
1967 – November 2nd, Cream released their second studio album Disraeli Gears.
It became the group’s American breakthrough, becoming a massive seller in 1968.
The album features the two singles ‘Strange Brew’ and ‘Sunshine of Your Love’.
Disraeli Gears veers away from their blues roots and indulges in more psychedelic sounds.
In 1999, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
In 2003 the album was ranked #114 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
1970 – November 6th, Aerosmith performed their first ever gig at a High School in Massachusetts.
The group has been referred to as “The Bad Boys from Boston”.
They became the best-selling American rock band of all time, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide.
They also hold the record for the most gold and multi-platinum albums by an American group.
1970 – November 6th, Led Zeppelin released their fourth album, Led Zeppelin IV.
The album is notable for featuring ‘Stairway to Heaven’, which has been described as the band’s signature song.
The lyrics to ‘Stairway to Heaven’ are about a woman who always got what she wanted and never gave back.
Track fun fact: The only sound on ‘When the Levee Breaks’ that’s recorded in natural time is Plant’s voice.
The rustic oil painting on the front cover was purchased by Robert Plant from an antique shop in England.
Jimmy Page said they didn’t put their faces on the album “to let the music do the talking.”
1972 – November 3rd, James Taylor and Carly Simon were married by a judge in Simon’s Manhattan apartment.
They were married for 11 years and had 2 children together.
James Taylor and Carly Simon have different opinions on why they divorced.
Simon revealed everything had gone wrong when her husband confessed to “seeing a few other women.”
Taylor said they divorced because their marriage was very premature as he “hadn’t had a solid sole under his feet.”
1997 – November 4th, Shania Twain released her third studio album Come On Over.
It became the best-selling country album, best-selling studio album by a female artist and best selling album by a Canadian.
To date, the album has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
Out of the album’s 16 tracks, 12 were released as singles.
It was nominated for 6 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Country Album.
The hits include ‘You’re Still the One’, ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’, and ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman’.
1999 – November 2nd, Foo Fighters released their third studio album There Is Nothing Left to Lose.
The album marks the first appearance of drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Early pressings of the disc included a temporary tattoo, similar to the one featured on the album cover.
There Is Nothing Left to Lose won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2001 marking the band’s first ever Grammy win.
Dave Grohl has stated that it might be his “favorite album that they’ve ever done.”