On Nov. 4, 1963, The Beatles performed for the Queen Mother in London. This is when John Lennon commented that people in the cheap seats could clap and the rest could rattle their jewelry.
In 1974, Elton John released his “Greatest Hits” album.
In 1976, a Bruce Springsteen concert in New York was interrupted by a bomb threat. Springsteen joked that the threat could have come from his former manager, with whom he was involved in a legal battle.
In 1978, the band Boston played the city of Boston for the first time, in a sold-out show.
In 1977, “The Last Waltz,” the film of The Band’s final concert, premiered in New York.
Today’s Birthdays: Actress Loretta Swit (“MASH”) is 82. Singer Harry Elston of Friends of Distinction is 81. Singer Delbert McClinton is 79. Actress Ivonne Coll (“Jane the Virgin”) is 72. Actress Markie Post is 69. Singer-guitarist Chris Difford of Squeeze is 65. Country singer Kim Forester of the Forester Sisters is 59. Actress Kathy Griffin is 59. Actor Ralph Macchio (MAH’-chee-oh) is 58. “Survivor” host Jeff Probst is 58. Saxophonist Tim Burton of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones is 56. Actor Matthew McConaughey (mih-KAH’-nih-hay) is 50. Rapper-producer Sean “Diddy” Combs is 50. TV personality Bethenny Frankel (“Bethenny,” ”Real Housewives of New York”) is 49. Jazz singer Gregory Porter is 48. Singer Shawn Rivera of Az Yet is 48. Actress Heather Tom (“Bold and the Beautiful,” ”One Life To Live”) is 44. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone is 44. Actress Emme Rylan (“General Hospital”) is 39.