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November 25, 2018

    1981: Members of the Rolling Stones joined Muddy Water’s band on stage at the Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago, Illinois, for four days of shows, November 22, 23, 24, and 25, 1981. The combined band included Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Lefty Dizz, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, and Ian Stewart.

    1976: The Band played its last performance at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom on November 25, 1976. The show, filmed by Martin Scorsese as “The Last Waltz”, featured numerous rock, folk, and blues musicians as invited guests, including Paul Butterfield, Bobby Charles, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Pinetop Perkins, Mavis Staples, Roebuck Staples, Yvonne Staples, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, and Neil Young.

    1897: Stride pianist Willie “The Lion” Smith was born November 25, 1897.

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