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On November 11, 1958, Hank Ballard and The Midnighters recorded the original version of “The Twist”. It became a number one hit in 1960 after Chubby Checker recorded it.

In 1965, The Velvet Underground made their concert debut at a high school dance in Summit, New Jersey.

In 1969, Doors lead singer Jim Morrison was arrested for public intoxication and for interfering with the flight of an airplane. Morrison allegedly annoyed a flight attendant on a trip from Los Angeles to Phoenix. The charges were eventually dropped.

In 1970, Bob Dylan published his book “Tarantula”, a collection of stories and poems.

In 1972, bassist Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers Band was killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia. The crash happened three blocks from the site of a crash that killed guitarist Duane Allman a year earlier.

In 1997, Metallica played a free concert in the parking lot of the CoreStates complex in Philadelphia. The band had gone to court and won the right to do so after CoreState officials bowed to pressure from city councilors and neighbors opposed to the show.

Today’s birthdays: Country singer Narvel Felts is 85. Guitarist Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge is 78. Keyboardist Jim Peterik (PEE’-ter-ihk) of The Ides of March (and formerly Survivor) is 73. Singer-keyboardist Paul Cowsill of The Cowsills are 72. Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 70. Singer-guitarist Andy Partridge of XTC is 70. Singer Dave Alvin is 68. Synthesizer player Ian Craig Marsh (Human League, Heaven 17) is 67. Actor Stanley Tucci (TOO’- chee) ) is 63. Actor Demi Moore is 60. Actor Calista Flockhart (“Brothers and Sisters,” “Ally McBeal”) is 59. Actor Frank John Hughes (“24”) is 56. TV personality Carson Kressley (“Queer Eye For The”) Straight Guy”) is 54. Actor David DeLuise (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) is 52. Actor Tyler Christopher (“General Hospital”) is 51. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is 49. Actor Scoot McNairy (“Argo “) is 46. Musician Jon Batiste is 37. Actor Christa B. Allen (“Revenge”) is 32. Actor Tye Sheridan (“X-Men” movies) is 27.

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