This Day in Music History — November 11

1961 : Joan Baez plays her first major headlining concert, opening at New York’s Town Hall in a sold-out, critically acclaimed show.

1965 : Journalist Al Aronowitz gets the garage band The Velvet Underground their first gig — at the Summit High School dance in Summit, NJ.

1969 : Jim Morrison of The Doors is arrested by the FBI for drunk and disorderly behavior and interfering with the flight of an aircraft in Phoenix, AZ, after a flight attendant on his trip from Los Angeles accuses him of attacking and sexually harassing her. He was flying to a Rolling Stones concert. Morrison and his flight companion, American actor Tom Baker, spend the night in local jail but are released the next day on $2,500 bail. The charges are later dropped.

1994 : Billy Vera, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick all appear on the TV show Boy Meets World in the episode “Band on the Run.”

1994 : Christie’s auction house in New York City holds their first-ever auction of rock memorabilia, including The Beach Boys’ guitars, a stage outfit worn by Jimi Hendrix, and John Lennon’s famous Army fatigues.

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