Music History for

November 7


1810 - Composer Ferenc Erkel was born.

1877 - Composer Henry Balfour Gardiner was born.

1905 - Composer William Alwyn was born.

1979 - "The Rose," starring Bette Midler, premiered in Los Angeles, CA.

1986 - Willie Nelson made a guest appearance the series "Miami Vice" as a corrupt policeman.

1986 - The film "Sid And Nancy" opened nationally.

1988 - John Fogerty won his self-plagiarism court battle with Fantasy Records. The label claimed Fogerty copied his own song, "Run Through The Jungle" when he wrote "The Old Man Down The Road".

1990 - The musical revival of "Those Were The Days" opened.

1991 - Frank Zappa was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

1991 - The musical revival of "Brigadoon" opened in New York.

1991 - It was announced that Izzy Stradlin had left Guns N' Roses. Gilby Clarke replaced him.

1995 - Alice in Chains released "Alice in Chains" on CD and cassette. The album was only available in a vinyl edition until this release.

1995 - Queen released the album "Made in Heaven" in the U.S. It was their first studio album since the death of Freddie Mercury. Mercury died November 24, 1991 of AIDS.

1995 - The Madonna album "Something to Remember" was released.

1995 - The Captain and Tennille (Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille) renew their wedding vows on their 20th anniversary.

2000 - Garth Brooks filed for a divorce from his wife Sandy.

2006 - The game "Guitar Hero II" for Playstation 2 was released in North America.