miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

November 26th: On this day in Music History

1958, Johnny Cash, made his debut on the US country chart when 'Cry! Cry! Cry!' made it to number 14. His next seven singles would all make the country top 10, with 'I Walk the Line' and 'There You Go' both hitting number 1.
1962, The Beatles recorded their second single 'Please Please Me' in 18 takes and 'Ask Me Why' for the flip side at EMI studio's London.
1967, The promotional film of The Beatles 'Hello, Goodbye' was aired on The Ed Sullivan show in the US. It was never shown at the time in the UK due to a musician's union ban on miming.
1967, During a UK tour Jimi Hendrix appeared at The Palace Theatre in Manchester, playing two shows in one evening.
1968, Cream played their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Also on the bill were Yes and Taste.
1969, Pink Floyd and Mouseproof appeared at The Civic Hall, Dunstable, England, tickets 14 shillings, ($1.68).
1973, The New York Dolls made their live UK debut at Biba's Rainbow Room, London.
1975, During a UK tour Captain Beefheart appeared live at Brunel University, Middlesex, England, tickets cost £1.20.
1975, Slade, Gary Glitter, Leo Sayer and The Troggs all appeared live on UK TV pop show Supersonic.
1975, During a UK tour Queen played two shows at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester.
1976, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme left 10cc to work as a duo and concentrate on other projects including developing 'The Gizmo', a device used to make neo- orchestral sounds on a guitar.
1976, The Sex Pistols released the single 'Anarchy In The UK'. It peaked at No.38 on the UK charts.
1977, 'The Sound Of Bread' by Bread went to No.1 on the UK album chart.
1977, Blondie played the first night of a 28 date (and their first tour of Australia) at the Concert Hall, Perth with support from The Ferrets.
1982, Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis married actress Cicely Tyson in New York, the musician's third marriage.
1983, David Bowie played the last night of his 10-date Serious Moonlight tour of Australia and New Zealand at West Springs Stadium, Auckland.
1988, The Stone Roses and The Dogfaced Hermans appeared at The Citadel, St Helens, England.
1988, UK music weekly the New Musical Express ran a competition to win a 1959 Black Gibson Les Paul belonging to New Orders Bernard Sumner. 25 other runner-ups would win a copy of the bands new single 'Fine Time.'
1988, Russian cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 7 took a cassette copy of the latest Pink Floyd album 'Delicate Sound Of Thunder' into space and played it in orbit, making Pink Floyd the first rock band to be played in space.
1989, The Rolling Stones played a concert at Death Valley Stadium in Clenson, South Carolina to help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Hugo.
1990, The inaugural Billboard Music Awards were held in Santa Monica, California. Janet Jackson was the main winner of the night, winning in eight categories, including Top Pop Album, Top R&B Album and Top R&B Artist.
1991, During a UK tour Nirvana appeared at Bradford University, England.
1991, US Country singer Garth Brooks asked fans to bring 10 cans of food to a grocery store in exchange for a lottery envelope, some of which contained tickets to see Garth at a forthcoming show. Over 10,000 cans were donated to charity.
1994, UK dance music trio Baby D started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Let Me Be Your Fantasy.' The song failed to chart when first released in 1992.
1994, Boyz II Men started their 14th and final week at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Make Love To You' giving them the longest run in chart history along with 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston.
1994, The Eagles started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Hell Freezes Over.'
1995, Blur appeared at Sheffield Arena, England. Tickets cost £14.00.
1995, Alice In Chains were at No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album.
2000, Manchester club the Hacienda was auctioned off raising £18,000 for charity. Madonna made her UK TV debut at the club when C4 music show The Tube was broadcast live from the venue. Oasis, Happy Mondays, U2, New Order, Stone Roses, The Smiths and James all played at the club.
2000, The Beatles went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Beatles 1.'
2006, Westlife went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Love Album' the Irish boy bands sixth UK No.1 album.
2008, The parents of missing Manic Street Preachers guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards were granted a court order for him to be declared presumed dead, after he disappeared nearly 14 years ago. Despite alleged sightings all over the world many believed Edwards, whose car was found near the Severn Bridge, took his own life at the age of 27.
November 26th: Born on this day
1925, Born on this day, Michael Holliday, singer, 1958 UK No.1 'The Story Of My Life'. The song gave the writers Bacharach and David their first UK No.1 hit.
1939, Born on this day, Tina Turner, (Annie Mae Bullock), Ike & Tina Turner, (1966 UK No.3 single 'River Deep Mountain High', 1971 US No.4 single 'Proud Mary'), solo, (1984 UK No.3 and US No.1 single 'What's Love Got To Do With It', plus over 25 other UK Top 40 singles).
1944, Born on this day, Jean Terrell, vocals, The Supremes, joined in 1969. (1970 US No.10 & UK No.6 single 'Up The Ladder To The Roof').
1944, Born on this day, Alan Henderson, Them, (1965 UK No.2 & US No.24 single 'Here Comes The Night').
1945, Born on this day, John McVie, Fleetwood Mac, (1987 UK No.5 single 'Little Lies', and 1977 US No.1 single 'Dreams', from worldwide No.1 album 'Rumours').
1946, Born on this day, Burt Reiter, bass, Focus, (1973 UK No.4 single 'Sylvia', 1973 US No.9 single 'Hocus Pocus').
1948, Born on this day, John Rossall, The Glitter Band, (1974 UK No.4 single 'Angel Face').
1949, Born on this day, Martin Lee, Brotherhood Of Man, (1976 UK No.1 single 'Save Your Kisses For Me').
1964, Born on this day, Adam Gaynor, guitar, Matchbox 20, (1998 UK No.38 single 'Push', 2000 US No.1 single 'Bent').
1966, Mark Gillespie, Big Fun, (1989 UK No.4 single 'Blame It On The Boogie').
1967, Born on this day, John Stirratt, bass, songwriter, Wilco, (2004 album 'A Ghost Is Born').
1970, Born on this day, Ron Jones, guitar, Flaming Lips, (2002 UK No. 32 single 'Do You Realize').
1981, Born on this day, Natash Bedingfield, singer, (2004 UK No.1 single 'These Words').
1984, Born on this day, Benjamin Wysocki, drummer, The Fray. 2009 US No.1 self titled album.
Died on this day
1973, John Rostill former bassist with The Shadows died after being electrocuted at his home recording studio. A local newspaper ran the headline, 'Pop musician dies, guitar apparent cause'. After the break up of The Shadows Rostill worked with Tom Jones and wrote songs covered by Elvis Presley and Olivia Newton-John. ( "If You Love Me Let Me Know" and  "Let Me Be There " )
2003, rapper Soulja Slim was shot to death in front of his home in New Orleans aged 25. The rapper was featured on Juvenile's 2004 US No.1 single 'Slow Motion.'

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