miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

November 28th: On this Day In Music History


 
1954, Winifred Atwell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Let's Have Another Party.' Atwell was the first black artist to reach No.1 in the UK and the first black artist to sell a million records.
1960, Elvis Presley started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Are You Lonesome Tonight', his third US No.1 of 1960. The single included a spoken passage loosely based on Shakespeare.
1962, The Beatles performed two evening shows: the first at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and the second at the 527 Club in Liverpool. The 527 Club show was a dance for the staff of Lewis Department Store in Liverpool, held on the top floor of the store.
1963, 'She Loves You' by The Beatles returned to No.1 for the second time on the UK singles chart.

1964, The Shangri-Las went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the 'teen death song', 'Leader Of The Pack', it peaked at No.11 in the UK.
1967, The Beatles recorded their last fan club record as a group; 'Christmas Time Is Here Again!'
1968, on their first North American tour, Deep Purple played the first of four nights at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, California.
1970, Bob Dylan went to No.1 on the UK chart with the album 'New Morning'.
1970, Dave Edmunds was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the 1955 Smiley Lewis hit 'I Hear You Knocking.' Also the first release on the new MAM record label.
1974, John Lennon made his last ever concert appearance when he joined Elton John on stage at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. Lennon performed three songs; 'Whatever Gets You Thru The Night', 'I Saw Her Standing There' and 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.'
1975, The Sex Pistols appeared at Queen Elizabeth College, Kensington, London.

1976, The Sex Pistols appeared on BBC TV's 'Nationwide' and ITV's 'London Weekend Show.'
1976, The Tom Robinson Band made their live debut at The Hope & Anchor, London. The bands biggest hit '2-4-6-8 Motorway' peaked at No.5 in the UK in Oct 77. Robinson now also works as a radio presenter.
1987, taken from the film 'Dirty Dancing', the Jennifer Warnes' duet with Bill Medley '(I've Had) The Time Of My Life', went to No.1 on the US singles chart.
1987, Rick Astley went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut LP 'When You Need Somebody.'
1987, David Bowie played the second of four sold-out nights during his Glass Spider Tour in Australia and New Zealand at the Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne.
1987, REM had their first entry in the Top 10 on the US singles chart with 'The One I Love.'
1991, Nirvana recorded a performance for BBC TV music show Top Of The Pops in London. When asked to lip-sync 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' to a pre-recorded tape Kurt Cobain protests by singing in a low-pitched funny voice with the rest of the band not even trying to mime in-time to the track.
1992, Erasure went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Pop! The First 20 Hits'
1992, Whitney Houston started a record-breaking fourteen-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Will Always Love You', taken from the 'Bodyguard' soundtrack. The song was written by Dolly Parton.
1995, The Stone Roses kicked off a 17-date UK tour at Bridlington Spa.
1999, Cliff Richard started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Millennium Prayer', despite the record being boycotted by most radio stations. It became Cliff's 14th UK No.1.
1999, Steps went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Steptacular.'
1999, Rage Against The Machine were at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Battle Of Los Angeles' the bands second US No.1.
2000, David Bowie was crowned the musician's musician. Bowie beat the Beatles and alternative rockers Radiohead in a survey by the NME that asked hundreds of top rock and pop stars to name their biggest musical influence.
2000, Madonna played her first British show for more than seven years at London's Brixton Academy. Tickets changed hands for more than £1,000. QXL.com the internet auctioneers sold one pair for £2,204.
2000, AC/DC kicked off a 5-date UK tour at Birmingham NEC Arena. Tickets £22.50.
2002, Tony McCarroll the original drummer with Oasis failed in a bid to sue the group's lawyers after he was sacked because he took too long to file his claim. Judge Justice Gray, at the High Court in London, told McCarroll his case could not proceed because he had brought his claim outside of the six-year time limit.
2002, Britney Spears ended her partnership in the restaurant at the Dylan Hotel, New York after it was plagued by lousy reviews and slow business. Management had recently changed the menu to American food with an Italian flair.
2004, Metallica played the last show on their 137-date 'Madly in Anger with the World Tour' at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. It became the fourth-highest grossing tour of 2004, reaping $60,500,000 in ticket sales.
2006, US actress Pamela Anderson filed for divorce from rapper Kid Rock after four months of marriage. In a statement on her website the 39-year-old confirmed she had split from Rock.
2007, Kanye West and stuntman Evel Knievel settled a copyright dispute over West's use of the name "Evel Kanyevel" in a music video. The 69-year-old daredevil had claimed his image was tarnished by the video's "vulgar, sexual nature." The clip for Touch The Sky, showed the rap star cavorting with Pamela Anderson and trying to jump a rocket-powered motorcycle over a canyon.
 
November 28th: Born on this day
1929, Born on this day, Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, former boxer, composer, (wrote Jackie Wilson's 'Reet Petit').
1939, Born on this day, Gary Troxel, The Fleetwoods, (1959 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Come Softly To Me').
1940, Born on this day, Bruce Channel, US singer, (1962 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Hey! Baby').
1940, Born on this day, Glen Curtis, The Fortunes, (1965 UK No.2 & US No.7 single 'You've Got Your Your Troubles').
1943, Born on this day, Randy Newman, singer, songwriter, Composer of 'Mama Told Me Not To Come', 'Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear', 1977 US No.2 single 'Short People.' Film soundtracks including 'Ragtime.' Once hailed as the greatest songwriter alive by Paul McCartney.
1948, Born on this day, Beeb Birtles, Little River Band, Australian group, (1978 US No.3 single 'Reminiscing' plus 12 other US Top 40 singles).
1949, Born on this day, Hugh McKenna, keyboards, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, (1975 UK No.7 single 'Delilah, 1975 album 'Next').
1954, Born on this day, David Jaynes, Modern Romance, (1982 UK No.4 single 'Best Years Of Our Lives').
1958, Born on this day, David Van Day, vocals, Dollar, (1981 UK No.4 single 'Mirror Mirror').
1962, Born on this day, Matt Cameron, drums, Soundgarden, (1994 UK No.12 single 'Black Hole Sun'). Joined Pearl Jam in 1998.
1968, Born on this day, Dawn Robinson, En Vogue, (1992 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'My Lovin').
1970, Born on this day, Matt Cheslin, bass player, Neds Atomic Dustbin, (1991 UK No.16 single 'Happy').
1979, Born on this day, Chamillionaire, (born Hakeem Seriki), US rapper, (2006 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Ridin'). 
 
Died on this day
 
1993, Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton was killed in a car crash not far from his Santa Barbara, California home, he was 47. Steppenwolf had the 1969 US No.2 & UK No.30 single 'Born To Be Wild'.