martes, 15 de noviembre de 2011

November 7th: On this Day In Music History

1958, Eddie Cochran made his UK chart debut with 'Summertime Blues'. It reached No.18 in the UK & No.8 in the US.
1963, The Beatles went to Ireland to make their only two appearances ever in the country playing two shows at the Adelphi Cinema, Dublin. The group hooked up with screenwriter Alun Owen, who had been appointed to write the screenplay for The Beatles' first (as yet untitled) motion picture. Owen spent three days with The Beatles observing their hectic, lifestyle.
1967, Reg Dwight (Elton John) and his song writing partner Bernie Taupin signed to DJM publishing, their signatures had to be witnessed by their parents because they were both under 21 years of age. Taupin answered an advertisement for a lyric writer placed in the New Musical Express, the pair have since collaborated on over 30 albums.
1967, The Beatles finished recording 'Blue Jay Way', 'Flying' and 'Magical Mystery Tour.' The Beatles have only six songs, not enough for an album so decided to issue a double-EP. Capitol Records didn't think the double-EP format would be acceptable for the US market, so they decide to put out an album instead. The six "Magical Mystery Tour" songs with five of the six songs from The Beatles' 1967 singles went on side two.
1969, The Rolling Stones kicked off their 6th North American tour at Fort Collins state University, Colorado. Also on the bill, Ike and Tina Turner, Chuck Berry and BB King.
1970, Led Zeppelin released their third album, which features a distinctive pinwheel revolving cover. It entered the UK chart at No. 1 and spends a total of 40 weeks in the Top 75.
1974, Ted Nugent won a National Squirrel-shooting contest after picking off a squirrel at 150 yards. The heavy metal guitarist also shot dead 27 other mammals during the three day event.
1975, a new world record was set for continuous guitar string plucking by Steve Anderson who played for 114 hours 17 minutes.
1975, Elton John started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Rock Of The Westies', the singers seventh US No.1.
1981, Hall and Oates started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Private Eyes', the duo's third US No.1, a No.32 hit in the UK.
1981, Shakin' Stevens went to No.1 on the album chart for one week with 'Shaky.'
1986, Tracey Pew, bassist with The Birthday Party died during an epileptic fit aged 28.
1987, during a UK tour The Jam appeared at St Andrews University in Scotland
1987, Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Tunnel Of Love.'
1987, Tiffany became the youngest act to score a US No.1 since Michael Jackson ('Ben', in 1972) with 'I Think we're Alone Now'.
1997, The Spice Girls sacked their manager Simon Fuller and his 19 management team.
1999, Geri Halliwell went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Lift Me Up', beating former colleague Emma Bunton's single which entered the chart at No.2. Sales of Geri's single were helped by front-page press reports about her dating Chris Evans.
1999, it was reported that Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall had met his mother for the first time in 37 years. His mother had left him when he was 2 years old.
2002, 12 Guns N' Roses fans were arrested during a riot after a gig in Vancouver was cancelled. Promoters pulled the gig after Axl Rose's flight from Los Angeles was delayed.
2002, Whitney Houston's husband, Bobby Brown was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, speeding, driving without a licence and having no proof of insurance after he was stopped by police in Atlanta City.
2004, Eminem went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Just Lose It', his fourth UK No.1. The UK top five this week consisted of all American acts: No.2, Destinys Child - Lose My Breath, No.3, Britney Spears - My Prerogative, No.4, Christina Aguilera & Missy Elliott - Car Wash and No.5 Usher & Alicia Keys - My Boo.
2004, R. Kelly and Jay-Z went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Unfinished Business.'
2004, Elton John turned the air blue live on BBC Radio 1 using the words; f****ing, w**k, and t**s. The singer was a guest on the Chris Moyles breakfast show.
November 7th: Born on this day
1937, Born on this day, Mary Travers, Peter Paul and Mary, (1969 US No.1 & 1970 UK No.2 single 'Leaving On A Jet Plane', written by John Denver).
1942, Born on this day, Johnny Rivers, US singer, songwriter, (1966 US No.1 single 'Poor Side Of Town' plus over 15 other US Top 40 hits).
1943, Born on this day, Joni Mitchell, (Roberta Anderson), singer, songwriter, 1970 UK No.11 single 'Big Yellow Taxi', 1974 US No.7 single 'Help Me'. Wrote 'Both Sides Now' hit for Judy Collins and 'Woodstock.' Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Matthews Southern Comfort.
1951, Born on this day, Kevin Scott MacDonald, guitarist, Cutting Crew, (1987 US No.1 & 1986 UK No.4 single 'I Just Died In Your Arms')
1951, Born on this day, Nick Gilder, singer, Sweeney Todd, solo, (1978 US No.1 single 'Hot Child In The City').
1954, Born on this day, Robin Beck, singer, (1988 UK No.1 single 'First Time'). The song was taken from a TV advertisement for Coca-Cola. As a backing singer Beck worked with Melissa Manchester, Chaka Khan and Leo Sayer.
1960, Born on this day, Tommy Thayer, lead guitarist, took over Ace Frehley's character in Kiss of the 'Spaceman.'
1963, Born on this day, Clint Mansell, guitarist, Pop Will Eat Itself, (1991 UK No.15 single 'X Y & Zee').
1964, Born on this day, Liam O'Maonlai, vocals, guitar, piano, Hothouse Flowers, (1988 UK No.11 single 'Don't Go').
1967, Born on this day, Sharleen Spiteri, vocals, Texas, (1997 UK No.3 single 'Say What You Want', 1997 UK No.1 album 'Blonde On Blonde').
1970, Born on this day, Neil Hannon, singer, Divine Comedy, (1999 UK No. 8 single 'National Express').
1971, Born on this day, Robin Finck, American guitarist, Nine Inch Nails and Guns N' Roses.
1978, Born on this day, Mark Daniel Read, vocals, A1, (2000 UK No.1 single, 'Same Old Brand New You').
Married on this day
1951, Frank Sinatra married his second wife actress Ava Gardner, the couple split up in 1953 and divorced in 1957. Sinatra was married three other times, to his first wife Nancy Barbato, to the actress Mia Farrow and finally to Barbara Marx, to whom he was married at his death.

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