U2's drummer, Larry Mullen, was born on this date.
The Who appeared at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, for their first and last time.
Michelle Phillips, formerly of the Mamas and Papas, and actor Dennis Hopper were married. The two divorced 8 days later.
Led Zeppelin decided to form their own record label in early 1974. They hosted one of many launch parties for their new label on Halloween night at the Chislehurst Caves in Surrey, England. It was a lavish and over the top affair complete with strippers dressed as nuns in suspenders serving drinks, a naked woman laying in a coffin covered in jelly, and naked male wrestlers. The label's name came from an unfinished Zeppelin song.
Roger Waters attempted to prevent David Gilmour and Nick Mason from touring or recording under the name 'Pink Floyd' by taking up the matter with England's High Court. Waters has recently stated he regrets doing so.
The first episode of 'MTV Unplugged' was taped on this date in 1989 and was aired later on November 26th. The episode featured a UK band, The Squeeze, performing in New York City.
Queen's most immortal song was actually conceived by author Freddie Mercury back in the Sixties long before Queen was formed or the monicker Freddie Mercury existed. Orignally entitled The Cowboy Song, the song was given to producer Roy Thomas Baker and Queen guitarist Brian May years later. The band rehearsed the song for three weeks and then worked on it in the studio for another three. Five different recording studios were involved with 180 vocal overdubs required. At the time, it was the most expensive song ever recorded but it was worth it. We still listen and marvel over the timeless Queen classic known as Bohemian Rhapsody. It was released on this date, 10/31 in 1975 and went on to top the UK charts. It went Top Ten here in the U.S.