This Week In Classic Rock History

November 10-16: Historic events this week from Elton John, Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, The Beatles and Rush

NOVEMBER 10, 1973: GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD GOES TO #1
A month after its release, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is #1, knocking the Rolling Stones’ Goats Head Soup off the top spot.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road would remain #1 for eight weeks.

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NOVEMBER 10, 1986: BRUCE RELEASES LIVE/1975-85
The E Street Band’s 13x Platinum live album sold and unheard of (at the time) 1.5M in advance copies.

It’s the second best-selling live album in US history behind Garth Brooks’ Double Live.

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NOVEMBER 15, 1967: PAUL IS DEAD = SALES!
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band & Magical Mystery Tour re-entered the Billboard charts thanks to the Paul Is Dead conspiracy.

The record-buying public were in search of more clues proving the theory that Paul was dead.

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NOVEMBER 15, 1969: JANIS IS ARRESTED
A cop uses a bullhorn to tell the audience to remain in their seats.

Janis responds:
“DON’T F*&% WITH THOSE PEOPLE!”

The cop implores Janis to ask the audience to remain in their seats.

Janis replies:
“I’M NOT TELLING THEM S–T!”

She was arrested and charged with using “vulgar, indecent language.”

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NOVEMBER 16, 1977: THREE RUSH ALBUMS ARE CERTIFIED GOLD
2112, A Farewell to Kings and the live All the World’s a Stage were all certified Gold on the same day.

2112 has since gone 3x Platinum in the US and 2x Platinum in Canada.