A first for The Beatles, a last for Sly, and a birthday for a keyboardist who has played with some of the very best...

Sly & The Family Stone, c 1970. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)

11/30/1963 (55 years ago today) - The Beatles second album release in Britain, "With The Beatles", becomes the very first million selling LP by a group in the U.K., where it ends up staying in the No. 1 spot for 21 consecutive weeks! The album it replaced at the top of the chart? The boys' first LP "Please, Please Me", meaning The Beatles occupied the No. 1 spot for 51 weeks in a row!!! Do the math...

11/30/1971 (47 years ago today) - Sly & The Family Stone hit No. 1 on the singles chart for the fourth time with a brand new piece of smoldering funk: "Family Affair", one of their best, would also turn out to be their last chart-topper. Rolling Stone magazine ranked it at No. 138 on their "500 Greatest Songs Of All Time" list. It still is pretty unique-sounding...

11/30/1953 - Happy Birthday to keyboard wiz David Sancious, 65 years old today. One of the earliest members of Springsteen's E Street Band (he was on Bruce's first three albums), David's since gone on tour with Peter Gabriel, Sting and Paul Simon, so we're assuming he's rather all right, then...

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