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Today In Rock: November 20

1946

Howard Duane Allman, of the Allman Brothers Band, is born in Nashville, Tennessee.

1947

Joe Walsh was born.

1955

Elvis Presley's contract with Sun Records, including all previously released and recorded material, is sold to the New York-based RCA label for $35,000.

1965

"I Hear a Symphony" by the Supremes hits #1.

1971

Traffic hits #26 in the US with 'Welcome to the Canteen'.

1975

Earth, Wind and Fire hits #1 with "Shining Star".

1976

Gordon Lightfoot hits #2 with "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".

1982

Japan hits #29 in the UK with "Nightporter".

1982

Human League hits #2 in the UK with "Mirror Man".

1989

The Berlin Wall is dismantled as communist dictatorships across Europe are replaced by democratic governments.