Music History for
November 11


1938 - Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" on network radio.

1958 - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters recorded "The Twist." This version was a moderate hit in 1960. Chubby Checker's cover version gave rise to the Twist dance craze.

1969 - Jim Morrison (Doors) and Tom Bakker was jailed for "interfering with the flight of an intercontinental aircraft and public drunkenness." The charges were eventually dropped.

1972 - Berry Oakley (The Allman Brothers) was killed in a motorcycle accident. He was 24 years old.

1976 - KISS released the album "Rock and Roll Over."

1989 - In Germany, Melissa Etheridge and Joe Cocker entertained Germans that were celebrating the newly tumbled Berlin Wall.

1997 - Metallica played a free concert in Philadelphia, PA, in celebration of the upcoming release of the album "Reload."

1997 - The Metallica single "The Memory Remains" was released.

1999 - Brandy (Brandy Rayana Norwood) was admitted into a hospital in Southern California due to dehydration from overwork.