This Day in Music History — November 3

1972 : Carly Simon and James Taylor get married, creating a musical power-couple not seen until Jay-Z and Beyonce tied the knot. The marriage lasts 11 years

1990 : After being featured prominently in the smash hit film Ghost, The Righteous Brothers’ version of Unchained Melody returns to the top of the UK charts after 25 years.

1991 : More than 300,000 people attend a free concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in memory of rock promoter Bill Graham. Among the acts performing are the Grateful Dead; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Joan Baez; Santana; and Journey (which reunited for the event).

1993 : Leon Theremin dies. Theremin (1896-1993) was a Russian inventor, most famous for the Theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments. Popularized in the Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations, the device was used to create those futuristic sound effects in many sci-fi movies.

2004 : Eric Clapton is made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace.

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