A first for Floyd -- A third for Bowie -- A one-and-done for John Lester Nash, Jr. -- At least it's Wednesday; here's yer November 4th Coffee Break Calendar, a rather spiffy edition this morning....

David Bowie Concert
David Bowie, Nov. 2003. (Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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11/4/1967 (53 years ago today) - Pink Floyd make their U.S. debut concert appearance at The Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, opening for Big Brother & the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin; singer-songwriter Richie Havens was also on the bill. A good night out, then...

11/4/1969 (51 years ago today) - At the time, just another album from just another act to file in the racks: David Bowie released his third studio album, "The Man Who Sold The World" -- It's his first recording with what would become the nucleus of his legendary backing band, The Spiders From Mars. Absolutely nobody picked up on this one; turns out, flying under the radar and staying way, way, way ahead of the curve was a Bowie M.O. that worked out rather well in the long run...

11/4/1972 (48 years ago today) - Johnny Nash starts a three week run at No. 1 on the singles chart with the reggae classic "I Can See Clearly Now" -- His only chart-topper was the follow-up to a version of Bob Marley's "Stir It Up" that went to No.12 a few months earlier. Interesting fact: Johnny was not from the islands. He was born in Houston, Texas, August 19, 1940, and he was one of the very first non-Jamaican singers to record real reggae music in the heart of it all, Kingston, Jamaica. Johnny just passed away back on Rocktober 6th; he was 80 years old.

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"Look straight ahead/Nothin' but blue skies...", xoxo!