November 12th: On this Day In Music History
|1956, Johnnie Ray was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Just Walking In The Rain.' It stayed at No.1 for seven weeks making it this years Christmas No.1. Written in 1952 by Johnny Bragg and Robert Riley, two prisoners at Tennessee State Prison in Nashville, after a comment made by Bragg as the pair crossed the courtyard while it was raining.|
|1965, After changing his name from Toby Tyler to Marc Bolan, the future T Rex star performed his first single 'The Wizard' on the UK TV show 'Ready Steady Go!'|
|1965, Velvet Underground made their live debut when the played at Summit High School, New Jersey, the band were paid $75 for the gig.|
|1966, The Monkees debut album started a 13-week run at No.1 on the US album chart, selling over 3 million copies in three months.|
|1966, Johnny Rivers went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Poor Side Of Town'. Not a hit in the UK.|
1968, UK book and record chain W.H. Smiths refused to display The Jimi Hendrix Experience album 'Electric Ladyland' due to the naked girls featured on the sleeve. The album was then made available as two albums with changed artwork after the complaints.