miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

November 25th: On this Day In Music History


1958, Lord Rockinghams XI were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hoot's Mon', (based on the traditional Scottish folk song 'One Hundred Pipers'). Lord Rockingham's XI were the house band on the UK Jack Good TV show 'Oh Boy.'
1961, The Everly Brothers started active service for the 8th Battalion Marine Corps Reserves, working as artillerymen.
1965, Harrods department store in London closed to the public so The Beatles could do their Christmas shopping.
1965, The Seekers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Carnival Is Over', the group's second No.1.
1968, The Beatles double White album was released in the US. Featuring 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da', 'Dear Prudence', 'Helter Skelter', 'Blackbird' 'Back In The USSR' and George Harrisons 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. The album spent 101 weeks on the US chart peaking at No.1.
1969, John Lennon returned his MBE to The Queen on the grounds of the UK's involvement in the Nigeria Biafra war, America in Vietnam, and against his latest single 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts.
1972, Chuck Berry was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'My Ding a-Ling', his only UK No.1.
1976, The Band made their final performance; 'The Last Waltz' the show also featured Joni Mitchell, Dr John, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton and others. Martin Scorsese filmed the event.
1978, The Police appeared at The Electric Ballroom in London, England, admission £1.50.
1982, The Jam started their final UK tour at Glasgow's Apollo Theatre in Scotland.
1984, The cream of the British pop world gathered at S.A.R.M. Studios, London to record the historic 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' The single, which was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, featured Paul Young, Bono, Boy George, Sting and George Michael. It went on to sell over three million copies in the UK, becoming the bestselling record ever, and raised over £8 million ($13.6 million) worldwide.
1989, Milli Vanilli started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Blame It On The Rain', their third US No.1 of the year, a No.53 hit in the UK.
1989, The US boy band from Boston New Kids On The Block had their first UK No.1 single with 'You Got It' (The Right Stuff').
1992, The film 'The Bodyguard', opened nation-wide featuring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.
1995, Radiohead singer Thom Yorke blacked out halfway through a show in Munich, Germany, suffering from exhaustion.
1995, Whitney Houston went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Exhale (Shoop Shoop)', written by Babyface and taken from the film 'Waiting To Exhale', it gave Whitney her 11th US No.1.
1999, Creation records boss Alan McGee announced that he was leaving the label. McGee had signed Oasis to the label after seeing them play a gig in Glasgow, Scotland. The label was also the home to other acts including Primal Scream and Teenage Fanclub.
2000, A burglar broke into Alice Cooper's home and made off with over $6000 worth of clothes, shoes and cameras belonging to the singers daughter. The good's were all lifted from Cooper's house in Paradise Valley, along with four of the star's gold discs.
2001, Garth Brooks went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Scarecrow.
2001, Robbie Williams started an eight-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Swing When You're Winning'.
2001, S Club 7 scored their fourth UK No.1 single with 'Have You Ever.' The Children In Need charity recording was their 4th and last No.1.
2003, Michael Jackson launched a website to defend himself following allegations of sexual abuse of a 12-year old boy. The singer posted a message saying the charges were based on 'a big lie' and he wanted to end 'this horrible time' by proving they were false in court.
2003, Glen Campbell was arrested in Phoenix Arizona with a blood alcohol level of .20 after his BMW struck a Toyota Camry. He was charged with 'extreme' drunk driving, hit and run, and assaulting a police officer. A police officer reported that while in custody, Campbell hummed his hit 'Rhinestone Cowboy' repeatedly
2003, Meat Loaf underwent heart surgery in a London hospital after being diagnosed with a condition that causes an irregular heartbeat. The 52-year-old singer had collapsed on November 17th as he performed at London's Wembley Arena.
2005, Take That announced that they were to reform for a tour, 10 years after they split up. At a press conference in London, Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Howard Donald said they would go back on tour in April 2006, but without Robbie Williams.
2005, Authorities in Vietnam extended Gary Glitter's detention by four months, while claims that he had sex with under-age girls were examined. Glitter was held under suspicion of committing lewd acts with children. The ex-singer denied accusations of having sex with two under-age girls, one aged 12.
2005, Madonna achieved her sixth number one on the US album charts with 'Confessions on a Dance Floor' her third consecutive US album chart topper. The album went to No.1 in 40 countries setting a new record. The Beatles previously held this record when The Beatles 1 went to No.1 in 36 countries in 2000.
2008, The legal dispute over a music contract between Michael Jackson and an Arab sheik, ended with an "amicable settlement." Jackson had been due to fly in to the UK to give evidence at the High Court before an agreement in principle was reached. The King of Bahrain's son, Sheikh Abdulla Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, was suing Jackson for £4.7m, claiming he reneged on a music contract.
November 25th: Born on this day
1940, Born on this day, Percy Sledge, soul singer, (1966 UK No.4 and US No.1 single 'When A Man Loves A Woman').
1944, Born on this day, Bob Lind, singer, (1966 US & UK No.5 single 'Elusive Butterfly').
1950, Born on this day, Jocelyn Brown, singer, (1997 UK No.5 single 'Something Goin' On', worked with John Lennon, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen).
1959, Born on this day, Born on this day, Steve Rothery, guitar, Marillion, (1985 UK No.2 single 'Kayleigh').
1960, Born on this day, Amy Grant, singer, (1991 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Baby Baby').
1966, Born on this day, Stacey Lattishaw, (1980 US No.21 single 'Let Me Be Your Angel', 1980 UK No.3 single 'Jump to The Beat').
1967, Born on this day, Rodney Sheppard, guitar, Sugar Ray, (1999 UK No. 10 single 'Every Morning').
1968, Born on this day, Tunde, singer, Lighthouse Family, (1996 UK No.4 single 'Lifted' plus 9 other UK Top 40 singles).
Died on this day
1974, UK singer, songwriter Nick Drake died in his sleep aged 26 of an overdose of tryptasol an anti-depressant drug. Drake signed to Island Records when he was twenty years old, recorded the classic 1972 album Pink Moon. In 2000, Volkswagen featured the title track from Pink Moon in a television advertisement, and within a month Drake had sold more records than he had in the previous thirty years.
2007, Kevin Dubrow, the frontman with metal band Quiet Riot, was found dead in his Las Vegas home at the age of 52. Their 1983 release Metal Health was the first metal album to top the US charts. The band's biggest hit was 'Cum on Feel the Noize', a cover of the Slade song which they are said to have grudgingly recorded in just one take.