miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

November 23rd: On this Day In Elvis History


1899, The world's first jukebox was installed at San Francisco's' Palais Royal Hotel.
1956, sheet metal worker Louis Balint was arrested after punching Elvis Presley at a Hotel in Toledo. Balint claimed that his wife's love for Elvis had caused his marriage to break up. He was fined $19.60 but ended up being jailed because he was unable to pay the fine.
 
1962, The Beatles traveled to St. James' Church Hall, London, for a ten-minute audition with BBC Television. The audition came about when Beatles fan, David Smith of Preston, Lancashire wrote to the BBC asking for The Beatles to be featured on BBC television. Assuming that Smith was The Beatles' manager, the BBC wrote back to him, offering The Beatles an audition. Smith brought his letter to NEMS Enterprises, and Clive Epstein (Brian's brother) arranged for audition to take place. Four days later, Brian Epstein received a polite "thumbs-down" letter from the BBC.
1963, Dale and Grace went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'm Leaving It Up To You', it made No.42 on the UK chart.
1965, Marc Bolan appeared live on the UK TV show Five O'Clock Funfair, performing 'The Wizard'.
1967, The Who appeared at The New Barn, Lions Delaware County Fairgrounds, Muncie, Indiana.
1968, Pink Floyd appeared at the The Large Hall, Regent Street Polytechnic, London, England.
1971, during a European tour The Mothers Of Invention appeared at The Rheinhalle in Dusseldorf.
1974, Elton John started an 11-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with his 'Greatest Hits', album. It also enjoyed a 10 week run as the US No.1
1974, One hit wonder Billy Swan started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Can Help', it made No.6 in the UK.
1974, The Rolling Stones scored their fifth US No.1 album with 'It's Only Rock 'N Roll'.
1975, Queen started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' The promotional video that accompanied the song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video and only cost £5,000 to produce. When the band wanted to release the single various record executives suggested to them that, at 5 minutes and 55 seconds, it was too long and would never be a hit.
1976, The Scorpions appeared at Accrington Town Hall, England. The German band were billed as Europe's leading hard rock band.
1976, Ten hours after his last arrest, Jerry Lee Lewis was nicked again after brandishing a Derringer pistol outside Elvis Presley's Graceland's home in Memphis, demanding to see the 'King'. When police arrived they found Lewis sat in his car with the loaded Derringer pistol resting on his knee.
1976, Wings kicked off a 19-date UK tour at Liverpool's Royal Court.
1979, Keith Richard's girlfriend Anita Pallenburg was cleared by a court of shooting a man found dead at her home.
1979, Marianne Faithfull was arrested at Oslo Airport, Norway, for possession of marijuana.

1987, Sly Stone was charged with possession of cocaine in Santa Monica.
1989, Singer Jimmy Somerville was given a conditional discharge from Bow St Magistrates after being found guilty of obstructing the highway during a aids demonstration outside the Australian commission in London.
1989, during a 104-date world tour, Paul McCartney played the first of five nights at the Los Angeles Forum, California, his first appearances in North America in thirteen years.
1991, Genesis scored their 5th UK No.1 album with 'We Can't Dance', featuring the singles 'Jesus He Knows Me' and 'I Can't Dance'.
1991, Michael Bolton scored his second US No.1 single with his version of the Percy Sledge song 'When A Man Loves A Woman', a No.8 hit in the UK.
1991, Michael Jackson had his fourth UK No.1 single with 'Black or White' which featured Slash on guitar. Also a No.1 hit in the US.
1995, Garbage, made their UK live debut at The Forum, Kentish Town, London.
1996, The Prodigy scored their second UK No.1 single when 'Breathe' went to the top of the charts for two weeks. The second single from their album The Fat of the Land.
1997, Barbra Streisand was at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Higher Ground', the singers sixth US No.1 album.
1999, former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown kicked off an 11 date UK tour at Newcastle University.
2000, the son of George Harrison was involved in a car crash. Dhani Harrison crashed his Audi S3 in Oxfordshire but escaped any serious injury.
 
2002, Otis Redding's widow and his former manager filed a lawsuit against the author of a biography written in 2001 about the R&B legend, claiming the book is filled with lies. The lawsuit, filed in Atlanta's Fulton County, sought $15 million in damages and claimed that the book detailed rumors about the singer's drug use, extramarital affairs and divorce, causing "harm to the plaintiffs." It also cites rumors that Otis' manager plotted with the Mafia to kill Otis by causing the plane to crash in order to claim $1 million in life insurance.
2002, Christina Aguilera was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Dirrty', her 3rd UK chart topper.
2003, Westlife scored their twelfth UK No.1 single with their version of the 1975 Barry Manilow song 'Mandy'.
2003, Michael Jackson's Number Ones album went to number one in the UK. In the US it entered the chart at number 13 and quickly dropped out of the Top 50.
2003, Jay-Z started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Black Album.'
2005, Dan McTeague a Toronto MP tried to have 50 Cent barred from entering Canada to perform a series of concerts later this year. McTeague had sent a letter to Immigration Minister Joe Volpe claiming that the controversial rapper shouldn't be permitted to cross the border because he promotes gun violence.
2007, Bono and The Edge from U2 made a surprise appearance at a charity gig, playing four songs before 250 people. The London gig at the Union Chapel was held as part of the Mencap's Little Noise Sessions.
2008, Leona Lewis was at No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut album 'Spirit'.
November 23rd: Born on this day
1939, Born on this day, Betty Everett, soul singer, (1964 US No. 6 single 'The Shoop Shoop Song, It's In His Kiss', 1965 UK No. 29 single 'Getting Mighty Crowded'). She died on 19th August 2001 aged 61.
1949, Born on this day, Sandra Stevens, Brotherhood Of Man, (1976 UK No.1 single 'Save Your Kisses For Me').
1949, Born on this day, Alan Paul, singer, Manhattan Transfer, (1977 UK No.1 'Chanson D'amour', 1981 US No.7 single 'Boy From New York City').
1954, Born on this day, Bruce Hornsby, keyboards, vocals, The Range, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.15 single 'The Way It Is').
1962, Born on this day, Chris Bostock, bass, Jo Boxers, (1983 UK No.3 single 'Boxer Beat').
1984, Born on this day, Lucas Stephen Grabeel, American actor and singer 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.
1992, Born on this day, Miley Ray Cyrus, (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), American actress, singer and songwriter. Miley Stewart -Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel series, Hannah Montana. (2006 US No.1 album 'Hannah Montana').
 
Died on this day
1985, American blues artist Big Joe Turner died of a heart attack aged 75. Wrote 'Shake Rattle and Roll', (a hit for Bill Haley and His Comets) and 'Sweet Sixteen.'
1992, American country music singer Roy Acuff died aged 89. Known as the "King of Country Music," he was the first living artist elected to the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Acuff started his career in 1932 working for Dr. Hauer's medicine show, hired as one of its entertainers to draw a crowd to whom Hauer could sell medicines.
1994, Tommy Boyce, singer, songwriter, committed suicide. (1968 US No. 8 single with Bobby Hart, 'I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite', also wrote 'Last Train To Clarksville', 'I'm Not Your Stepping Stone' and 'Scooby- Doo Where Are You.' Sold over 40m records.
1995, American soul singer and saxophonist Junior Walker died of cancer aged 64. Had the 1966 US & UK Top 20 single 'How Sweet It Is', and the 1969 US No.4 single 'What Does It Take, To Win Your Love'. Walker also played sax on Foreigner's 1981 hit 'Urgent.'
 
2001, Singer O.C. Smith died aged 65. Famous for his 1968 US No.1 single 'Little Green Apples' and 1968 UK No.2 single 'The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp'. Smith became pastor and founder of The City Of Angels Church in Los Angeles, California.
 
2005, US singer songwriter Chris Whitley died of lung cancer aged 45. Whitley earned critical success with his 1991 album 'Living with the Law' and toured with Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.
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