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One of Rocks most unique events took place on this night in 1976 at Winterland in San Francisco when The Band with the help of Bill Graham provided a Thanksgiving dinner-concert that featured a mind boggling number of guest artists that included Eric Clapton,  Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Joni Mitchell, Dr. John, Ronnie Hawkins, Paul Butterfield and, somewhat oddly, Neil Diamond.  Fortunately, Martin Scorsese was there with a crew to film what would become one of the best concert movies ever released, The Last Waltz.


Other Noteworthy Classic Rock events on November 25 include...


1965 Kinks release Kontroversy.

1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience plays first London concert.

1971 Doors surviving members announce their intention to continue without Jim Morrison.

1969 John Lennon returns his MBE award to Buckingham Palace to protest UK support of Vietnam War.

1975 Allman Brothers Band plays fund raiser for Jimmy Carter Presidential campaign at Providence, RI Civic Center.

1984 Do They Know It's Christmas benefit single recorded in London includes Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Sting, Bono and Adam Clayton, Bob Geldof, Phil Collins and more under the collective name Band Aid.

1991 Mark Ford replaces Jeff Cease in the Black Crowes.

1994 Sheryl Crow does an acoustic set with the Rolling Stones in Miami.

1997 Original Zombies lineup reunites for first time in 30 years for a London concert.

2003 Meat Loaf undergoes heart surgery.

2008 Jeff Beck releases Live At Ronnie Scott’s.

2007 Quiet Riot's Kevin Dubrow dies

2015 Fire Marshall shuts down LA reunion concert by David Lee Roth’s solo original solo band.

2015 Court dismisses claims against Boston Herald and Brad Delp's widow filed by Tom Sholz after Delp's 2007 suicide.

2016 Former Sex Pistols manager's wife and son burn $6 million of Punk Rock memorabilia in protest of Punk London cultural program...