martes, 15 de noviembre de 2011

November 13th: On this Day In Music History


 

1963, The Beatles recorded a television interview at Westward Television Studios in Plymouth, Devon, for a local teen program "Move Over, Dad". Due to a large crowd of excited fans outside, The Beatles had to be smuggled from their dressing-room at the ABC Cinema, where they were scheduled to appear that night, into an adjacent building, then through a tunnel, to get to Westward Studios for the interview taping.
1965, The Castiles, which featured a young singer called Bruce Springsteen appeared at The Fire House, Hazlet, New Jersey. The night was billed as a Teenage Go, Go Dance.
1966, The Beach Boys, Lulu and David and Jonathan appeared at the Birmingham Theatre, England.
1968, Rolling Stone Brian Jones bought 'Cotchford Farm' in Sussex. The author AA Milne who wrote Winnie The Pooh had owned the house.
1968, Hugo Montenegro was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'The Good The Bad And The Ugly', the soundtrack from a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western film. The first instrumental No.1 since 1963.
1969, Crosby Stills Nash & Young played the first of four nights at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California.
1971, Santana scored their second US No.1 album with 'Santana III'.
1971, The Faces appeared at The Pavilion, Bath, England, tickets cost 75p.
1976, Linda Ronstadt appeared at the New Victoria Theatre, London.
1976, Led Zeppelin scored their seventh UK No.1 album with the film soundtrack to 'The Song Remains The Same', it peaked at No.2 on the US chart.
1976, Rod Stewart started an 8 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Tonight's The Night'. It was Rod's second US No.1; it made No.5 in the UK after being banned by many radio stations due to song being about the seduction of a virgin.
1976, The Melody Maker announced UK dates for the first major punk tour with The Sex Pistols and the Ramones co-headlining along with Talking Heads, The Vibrators and Chris Spedding. The 14-date tour which was due to start at Newcastle City Hall on Nov 29th never took place.
1981, U2 kicked off a 23 date North American 'October' tour at JB Scott's in Albany, New York.
1982, Men At Work started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their debut album 'Business As Usual', which went on to sell over five million copies in the US.
1982, Former Equals singer Eddie Grant started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Don't Wanna Dance', his only UK chart topper.
1987, Sonny and Cher reunite for a performance on TV show Late Night with David Letterman.
1990, Patricia Boughton filed a lawsuit against Rod Stewart claiming that a football he kicked into the crowd during a concert at Pine Knob Music Theatre had ruptured a tendon in her middle finger. And as a result the injury had made sex between her and her husband difficult.
1996, on the last leg of their Ballbreaker World Tour, AC/DC played the first of four sold out nights at Sydney Entertainment Center in Sydney, Australia.
1999, a report showed that The Spice Girls were the highest earners in pop during the 90's with their debut album 'Spice' selling over 20 million copies. Elton John was second with 14 million sales from 'The Lion King'.
1999, it was announced that Cliff Richard had signed up with Internet company Remotemusic.com, making him the first major artist to sign a deal with an online company.
2000, The Beatles launched their first official website www.thebeatles.com. The site went live on the same day as the release of their retrospective 'Compilation 1' album.
2002, the three surviving member of Led Zeppelin announced they were re-forming after 22 years for a US stadium tour.
2005, Simon Cowell was named Show Business personality of the year by the Variety Club at the show business charity's annual awards show in London. Katie Melua won recording artist of the year at the event, hosted by singer Myleene Klass.
2005, Il Divo went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Ancora' the group's second No.1 album.
 
November 13th: Born on this day
1934, Born on this day, Timmy Thomas, US singer, (1972 US No.3 & 1973 UK No.12 single 'Why Can't We Live Together').
1949, Born on this day, Roger Steen, guitar, The Tubes, (1977 UK No.28 single 'White Punks On Dope', 1983 US No.10 single 'She's A Beauty').
1951, Born on this day, Bill Gibson, Huey Lewis and the News, (1985 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'The Power Of Love').
1953, Born on this day, Andrew Ranken, drums, The Pogues, (1987 UK No.8 single 'The Irish Rover').
1960, Born on this day, Wayne Parker, Glass Tiger, (1986 UK No.29 single 'Don't Forget Me, When I'm Gone').
1979, Born on this day, Nikolai Fraiture, bass, The Strokes, (2001 UK No. 14 single, 'Last Nite' 2001 UK No.2 album 'Is This It').
1980, Born on this day, Monique Adrienne Coleman, American actress and singer from High School Musical, as part of the cast had the 2006 US No.1 'High School Musical' album and 2007, US No.1 'High School Musical 2' album. Over 17 million viewers in the United States watched the TV premier of High School Musical; making it the highest rated basic cable broadcast in U.S. history.
 
Died  on this day
1973, Jerry Lee Lewis Jr was killed in a car accident near Hernando, Mississippi. Lewis had been working as the drummer in his father's band.
 
1992, Ronnie Bond drummer with The Troggs died. Scored the 1966 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Wild Thing' and 1966 UK No.1 'With A Girl Like You.'
 
2004, Rap artist Ol' Dirty Bastard, (real name Russell Jones), collapsed and died at a Manhattan recording studio in New York aged 35. A spokesman for his record company, said the rapper, had complained of chest pains, was dead by the time paramedics reached him. ODB was a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan in the early 1990s.