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Nov 23
1928

Clarence Williams’ Novelty Four, with Eddie Lang on guitar and Joe ‘King’ Oliver on cornet, record In The Bottle Blues, for Okeh Records in New York City. (1928)

Nov 23
1962

Jet Harris and Tony Meehan, record their first hit, Diamonds, in London, UK. Rhythm guitarist on the track is Jimmy Page, later to find global success with Led Zeppelin. (1962)


Nov 23
1965

Twist sensations Joey Dee and The Starlighters are playing in Revere, Massachusetts, USA. Their young guitarist, Jimmy Hendicks, will later find fame as Jimi Hendrix. (1965)

Nov 23
1968

Creedence Clearwater Revival play at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Blue Cheer. (1968)

Nov 23
1976

Brian Robertson, guitarist of Thin Lizzy, is injured at The Speakeasy Club, London, UK, when Gordon Hunte, guitarist of the band Gonzalez attacks Scottish vocalist Frankie Miller with a broken bottle. Robertson intercepts the attacker but suffers serious damage to tendons in his hand, obliging Thin Lizzy to cancel their upcoming US tour. (1976)

Nov 23
1976

Jazz guitarist Irving Ashby records Shivers and Funkville U.S.A. in Los Angeles, California, USA, for his RCA Records album Guitar Player. Hampton Hawes plays piano on the session. (1976)

Nov 23
2010

Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses files a $20m lawsuit against computer games maker Activision claiming its use of the Gn'R song Welcome To The Jungle in the game Guitar Hero violates a condition of their deal not to include any imagery of ex-guitarist Saul Hudson [aka Slash] in the game. (2010)

Nov 23
2011

Rolling Stone magazine publishes a list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time, showing Jimi Hendrix at No1. The voting panel consisted of top guitarists and music biz luminaries. The Top 10 listing is as follows : 1. Jimi Hendrix, 2. Eric Clapton, 3. Jimmy Page, 4. Keith Richards, 5. Jeff Beck, 6. B.B. King, 7. Chuck Berry, 8. Eddie Van Halen, 9. Duane Allman, 10. Pete Townshend. (2011)