This Day in Music History — November 4

1977 : The Last Waltz, director Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed documentary of The Band’s star-studded last concert, premieres in New York City, featuring Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Joni Mtchell, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, The Staple Singers, Dr. John, and more.

1993 : At a memorial service for the actor River Phoenix, Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys has a run in with a videographer and is later charged with battery and grand theft (for stealing his tape). He is sentenced to 200 hours of community service.

1997 : Capitol Records releases the four-disc set The Pet Sounds Sessions, chronicling the creation of The Beach Boys’ classic 1966 LP. It contains, in addition to a remastered version of the original album, as well as outtakes, unreleased tracks, and a capella tracks.

1998 : Michael Jackson announces that wife Debbie Rowe is pregnant with his first child, denying tabloid reports that Rowe was paid to be artificially impregnated and carry the child to term.

2001 : Michael Jackson proves that he’s “Invincible” in the U.K. as his Epic album Invincible goes straight to the top of the country’s album chart, earning him his seventh British No. 1 album as a solo artist.

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