miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

November 22nd: On this Day In Music History


 

1957, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel appeared as Tom and Jerry on ABC-TV's American Bandstand.
1963, The Beatles released their second album 'With The Beatles' which spent 51 weeks on the UK charts.
1965, Bob Dylan married Sara Lowndes in New York. Sara filed for divorce on March 1st 1977.
1965, Wilson Pickett appeared at The Flamingo Club, London, England.
1967, Long John Baldry was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Let The Heartaches Begin', the singers only UK No.1.
1968, The Beatles double White album was released in the UK. Featuring 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da', 'Dear Prudence', 'Helter Skelter', 'Blackbird' 'Back In The USSR' and George Harrisons 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. Priced at £3.13 shillings, ($8.76), it spent eight weeks as the UK No.1 album.
1968, Iron Butterfly, Canned Heat and The Youngbloods played the first of two nights at New York's Fillmore East, tickets cost $3 - $5.
1969, Iron Butterfly supported by Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen), appeared at the Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. The gig was held in the school's 3,500- seat Crenshaw Gymnasium.
1975, Scottish comedian Billy Connolly was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a parody of the Dolly Parton song D.I.V.O.R.C.E.
1975, KC and the Sunshine Band started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'That's The Way (I Like It)', the group's second US No.1 of the year, it made No.4 in the UK.
1976, Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested for drunk driving after driving his rolls Royce into a ditch.
1980, Abba scored their sixth UK No.1 album when 'Super Trouper' started a nine week run at the top of the charts.
1983, R.E.M. appeared at the Marquee Club, London, tickets cost £2.50.
1986, The Human League went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Human', making them the 8th UK act to score a US No.1 single in 1986.
1986, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble kicked off a 149-date North American and European tour at the Towson Center in Towson, Maryland.
1987, Jesus and Mary Chain singer Jim Reid was arrested in Canada after being accused of assaulting members of the audience with his microphone stand, he was released on $2,000 bail.
1990, Bill Wyman announced that his 17-month marriage to model Mandy Smith was over.
1991, Alice Cooper came to the rescue of two fans; Patrick and Dee Ann Kelly, whose California home was about to be re-possessed. Patrick had painted Coopers face on the house to help sell the property. Mr Cooper signed autographs to help raise money for the couple.
1992, The Cherries, Molly Halfhead and Oasis all appeared at The Boardwalk, Manchester, England.
1994, Paul Weller appeared at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England.
1998, George Michael started an eight-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Ladies & Gentleman, The Best Of George Michael', his fourth UK No.1 album.
1998, Alanis Morissette was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie.'
2002, The surviving members of The Doors, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, announced they would record and tour again with a new line up including ex- Cult singer Ian Astbury and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland. Original drummer John Densmore was not able to take part because he was suffering from severe tinnitus.
2004, Ozzy Osbourne struggled with a burglar who escaped with jewellery worth about £2m from his Buckinghamshire mansion. Osbourne told reporters that he had the masked raider in a headlock as he tried to stop him. The burglar broke free and jumped 30 ft from a first floor window. A large amount of jewellery was stolen in the raid in which two burglars were involved.
2004, U2 shot the video for 'All Because Of You' from a moving flat bed truck on the streets of Brooklyn in New York City. Later in the day, they performed a brief concert under the Brooklyn Bridge, which was taped by MTV for a later showing
2005, Poems written by Bob Dylan in his college days sold for $78,000 (£45,000) at a New York City auction. The 16 pages of poems were the first known time Robert Zimmerman used the Dylan name and came from his studies at the University of Minnesota during 1959-60.
2005, A gig by former Stone Roses front man Ian Brown was abandoned after 20 minutes because the floor at the venue began to sag. 2,000 people were told to leave Newcastle's Carling Academy, which had only been open for a month. Organisers said it was simply a safety precaution after joists under the main dance floor came out of their springs.
 
November 22nd: Born on this day
1943, Born on this day, Floyd Sneed, drums, Three Dog Night, (1970 UK No.3 & US No.1 single 'Mama Told Me Not To Come').
1946, Born on this day, Aston Barrett, The Upsetters, Bob Marley and the Wailers, (1981 UK No.8 single 'No Woman No Cry', plus over Ten other UK Top 40 singles).
1949, Born on this day, Steven Van Zandt, (Little Steven or Miami Steve), guitarist with South Side Johnny, then Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul. Created music-industry activist group Artists United Against Apartheid as an action against the Sun City resort in South Africa, Springsteen, U2, Bob Dylan and Run DMC, collaborated on 'Sun City'. Starred as Silvio Dante in the TV Series 'The Sopranos'.
1950, Born on this day, Tina Weymouth, bass, Talking Heads, (1983 US No.9 single 'Burning Down The House', 1985 UK No.6 single 'Road To Nowhere'), Tom Tom Club, (1981 UK No.7 single 'Wordy Rappinghood').
1957, Born on this day, Sharon Bailey, Amazulu, (1986 UK No.5 single 'Too Good To Be Forgotten')
1960, Born on this day, James Morrison, (Jim Bob), Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, 1992 UK No.7 single 'The Only Living Boy In New Cross').
1962, Born on this day, Neil Fraser, guitar, Tindersticks, (1993 album 'Tindersicks').
1966, Born on this day, Francis Anthony 'Eg' White, songwriter and producer. Member of Brother Beyond in the late 1980s, Will Young, Natalie Imbruglia, James Morrison, Kylie Minogue, Adele and Duffy have all recorded his songs.
1968, Born on this day, Rasa Don, Arrested Development, (1992 UK No.2 single 'People Everyday').
1978, Born on this day, Karen O, singer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, (2006 UK No. 18 single 'Gold Lion').
1979, Scott Robinson, vocals, Five, (1998 UK No.2 single 'Everybody Get Up', 1999 UK No.1 single 'Keep On Movin').
1981, Born on this day, Ben Adams, vocals, A1, (2000 UK No.1 single, 'Same Old Brand New You').
 
Died on this day
 
1949, Born on this day, Steven Van Zandt, (Little Steven or Miami Steve), guitarist with South Side Johnny, then Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul. Created music-industry activist group Artists United Against Apartheid as an action against the Sun City resort in South Africa, Springsteen, U2, Bob Dylan and Run DMC, collaborated on 'Sun City'. Starred as Silvio Dante in the TV Series 'The Sopranos'.
1950, Born on this day, Tina Weymouth, bass, Talking Heads, (1983 US No.9 single 'Burning Down The House', 1985 UK No.6 single 'Road To Nowhere'), Tom Tom Club, (1981 UK No.7 single 'Wordy Rappinghood').
1957, Born on this day, Sharon Bailey, Amazulu, (1986 UK No.5 single 'Too Good To Be Forgotten')
1960, Born on this day, James Morrison, (Jim Bob), Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, 1992 UK No.7 single 'The Only Living Boy In New Cross').
1962, Born on this day, Neil Fraser, guitar, Tindersticks, (1993 album 'Tindersicks').
1966, Born on this day, Francis Anthony 'Eg' White, songwriter and producer. Member of Brother Beyond in the late 1980s, Will Young, Natalie Imbruglia, James Morrison, Kylie Minogue, Adele and Duffy have all recorded his songs.
1968, Born on this day, Rasa Don, Arrested Development, (1992 UK No.2 single 'People Everyday').
1978, Born on this day, Karen O, singer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, (2006 UK No. 18 single 'Gold Lion').
1979, Scott Robinson, vocals, Five, (1998 UK No.2 single 'Everybody Get Up', 1999 UK No.1 single 'Keep On Movin').
1981, Born on this day, Ben Adams, vocals, A1, (2000 UK No.1 single, 'Same Old Brand New You').