domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2011

November 16th: On this Day In Music History



November 16th: On this Day
1962, The Beatles recorded their second appearance on Radio Luxembourg, for the program The Friday Spectacular. The Beatles were interviewed they played in front of a live audience. Both sides of their latest single, 'Love Me Do' and 'P.S. I Love You' were played.
1963, Nino Tempo and April Stevens went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Deep Purple', it made No.17 in the UK.
1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Electric Ladyland'. The double album included 'Crosstown Traffic,' 'Voodoo Chile' and 'All Along the Watchtower' and featured guest appearances by Dave Mason, Steve Winwood and Al Kooper. Barry Ryan was at No.1 on the Disc & Echo UK singles chart with 'Elosie'.
1968, Led Zeppelin played their first ever show in the north of England when they appeared at Manchester College of Science & Technology.
1971, Frank Zappa appeared on this week's UK TV music show the 'Old Grey Whistle Test', playing live and showing clips from his '200 Motels' film.
1971, During a UK tour Led Zeppelin appeared at Baths Hall, Ipswich, England, tickets £1.
1974, David Essex was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Gonna Make You A Star', the singers first UK No.1.
1974, John Lennon was at No.1 in the US singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached No.1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal and appeared live with Elton. They played three songs together: 'I Saw Her Standing There,' 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds' and 'Whatever Gets You Through the Night.' Backstage after the concert, Lennon got back with Yoko Ono after a temporary split.
1976, Beach Boy Brian Wilson gave his first formal interview for eight years on the UK BBC 2, TV show 'Old Grey Whistle Test.' Also on the program, Be Bop Deluxe and Cajun Moon.
1978, The Clash, supported by The Slits appeared at the Odeon Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1983, Frankie Goes To Hollywood kicked off a seven date UK tour at Eves, Wolverhampton.
1985, Former Undertones singer Feargal Sharkey had his only UK No.1 single with the Maria McKee song 'A Good Heart' written about her relationship with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboard player Benmont Tench. Sharkey followed up the single with Tench written 'You Little Thief', this time about Tench's relationship with McKee.
1985, Sade scored her first UK No.1 album with 'Promise.'
1985, Starship started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'We Built This City', it made No.12 in the UK.
1985, U2 launched their own record label 'Mother Records.'
1987, Former Clash drummer Topper Headon was jailed for 15 months at Maidstone Crown Court, England for supplying heroin to a man who later died.
1988, Former Beach Boys manager Stephen Love was sentenced to five years probation for embezzling almost $1m from the group's accounts.
1989, Stevie Nicks plus Richard Marx appeared live at The NEC, Birmingham, England.
1991, Irish singer Enya scored her first UK No.1 album with 'Shepherd Moons'
1996, The Beatles 'Anthology 3' went to No.1 on the UK album chart.
1996, The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release 'Spice Girls.'
1997, The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their second album 'Spiceworld.'
1997, Mase was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Harlem World.' the rappers first US No.1 album.
1999, Grady Owen guitarist with Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps died. Scored the 1956 US No.7 & UK No.16 single with 'Be Bop A Lula'.
2000, English pianist and composer Russ Conway died. Scored the 1959 UK No.1 instrumentals 'Side Saddle' and 'Roulette', plus 17 other UK Top 40 hits.
2000, American rapper Joseph Calleja died of chronic intestinal disorder. Calleja had celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can cause stunted growth, as a result, he reached a maximum height of 3 feet, 9 inches (114 centimeters) by adulthood. He was a member of Kid Rock's band.
2000, Elton John told a London High Court that his former lover and manager John Reid betrayed him over touring costs. The singer said Reid, had been "caught with his hands in the till". Elton was suing Andrew Haydon, former managing director of John Reid Enterprises, his management company alleging Haydon was negligent in allowing JREL to charge him "several millions" in overseas tour expenses.
2001, German guitarist, violinist and composer Michale Karoli with German art-rock group Can died of cancer aged 53.
2002, Texan multi-billionaire David Bonderman hired The Rolling Stones to play at his 60th birthday party held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The bands fee was £4.4m.
2006, Queen's 'Greatest Hits' album was declared the Best Selling UK album of all time by The Official UK Charts Company. The chart which was made up of sales figures from the last fifty years showed their Greatest Hits compilation had sold 5,407,587 copies. The Beatles occupied second place with 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band.'
2008, Il Divo went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Promise' the fifth studio album by the operatic pop group.
2010, The Beatles' back catalogue was finally made available on iTunes, after years of negotiations. For the first time consumers would now be able to purchase some of the Fab Four's most popular songs via the store. Apple and record label EMI had been in talks for years about getting the catalogue online. Apple chief executive and Beatles fan Steve Jobs said it had "been a long and winding road to get here. We love the Beatles and are honoured and thrilled to welcome them to iTunes."
November 16th: Born on this day
1916, Born on this day, Herb Abramson, producer, songwriter and co-founder of Atlantic records. Wrote and produced Tommy Tucker's 1964 hit 'High Heeled Sneakers.' He died on 9th November 1999.
1938, Born on this day, Troy Seals, James Brown's Band, (1966 US No.8 and UK No.13 single 'It's A Man's World', 1986 UK No.5 single 'Living In America', 1963 album 'Live At The Apollo').
1943, Born on this day, Winfred Lovett, vocals, The Manhattans, (1976 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'Kiss And Say Goodbye').
1962, Born on this day, Gary 'Mani' Mounfield, bass, The Stone Roses, (1989 UK No.8 single 'Fool's Gold', 1989 album 'The Stone Roses'), Primal Scream, (1994 UK No.7 single 'Rocks').
1964, Diana Krall, Canadian singer, songwriter. Has become one of the best selling jazz artists of all-time. Nominated for Album of the Year at the 2000 Grammy. Won three Juno awards in 2002, Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.
1965, Born on this day, David Kushner, guitarist, Velvet Revolver, (2004 US No.1 & UK No.11 album 'Contraband').
1969, Born on this day, Bryan Abrams, Color Me Bad, (1991 UK No.1 single 'I Wanna Sex You Up', 1991 US No.1 single 'I Adore Mi Amor').