miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

November 30th: On this Day In Music History

1954, Nat King Cole played the first of six nights at Harlem's Apollo in New York.
1959, Adam Faith was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'What Do You Want.' The singers first of two UK No.1's.
1963, The Beatles second album 'With The Beatles' became the first million selling album by a group in the UK.
1968, Glen Campbell started a five-week run at No. 1 on the US album chart with 'Wichita Lineman.'
1969, The Monkees made what would be their last live appearance for 15 years when they played at The Oakland Coliseum, California.
1969, David Bowie, The Graham Bond Organisation and Dusty Springfield all performed at a fund raising show in London for youth magazine 'Rave.'
1969, The Rolling Stones played the final night on a 17 date North American tour at the International Raceway Festival, West Palm Beach, Florida. Also appearing, The Moody Blues, Ten Years After, King Crimson, Janis Joplin, The Band, Steppenwolf and Iron Butterfly.
1971, Sly And The Family Stone were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Family Affair', it peaked at No.15 in the UK.
1974, Elton John started a ten-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with his 'Greatest Hits'.
1985, Phil Collins had his fifth US No.1 with 'Separate Lives'. The song was taken from the film 'White Nights' and featured Marilyn Martin.
1985, Wham! Were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'm Your Man', the duo's third UK No.1, a No.3 hit in the US.
1989, The Happy Mondays and fellow Mancunians The Stone Roses both made their debut appearance on UK TV music show Top Of The Pops. The Mondays performed 'Hellelujah' and the Roses 'Fools Gold.'
1991, Michael Jackson scored his fourth UK No.1 album with 'Dangerous.'
1991, Milli Vanilli singer Rob Pilatus attempted suicide while staying at The Mondrain Hotel, Los Angeles by taking an overdose of sleeping pills and slashing his wrists.
1991, The Billboard Hot 100 chart changed by including airplay as well as sales, the US No.1 this week was P.M Dawn, 'Set Adrift On Memory Bliss'.
1994, Tupac Shakur was shot five times during a robbery outside a New York City recording studio.
1995, Oasis kicked off a 10-date UK tour at Southampton Guildhall.
1996, Ice Cube obtained a restraining order to keep an obsessed fan away from him and his family. Cynthia Renee Collins was told to stop harassing the 26 year-old rapper, and stay at least 100 feet away from him.
1996, Robson and Jerome went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Take Two.'
1997, Chumbawamba's Danbert Nobacon was arrested by Italian police for wearing a skirt and was detained in police cells overnight.
1997, Metallica were at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Reload', the bands third US No.1 album.
1999, Elton John was blasted by the Boy Scout Association after he appeared on stage at London's Albert Hall performing 'It's A Sin' with six male dancers dressed as Boy Scouts. The dancers had peeled of their uniforms during the performance
2001, The Stereophonics kicked off a 12-date UK tour at London Docklands Arena.
2001, The first Top of the Pops UK Awards were held in Manchester, with categories voted by viewers of the BBC show. Winners included: Best pop act: Westlife, Best R&B Act: Destiny's Child, Best Rock Act: U2, Best Dance Act: Fatboy Slim, Best Newcomer: Nelly Furtado, Best Single: Kylie Minogue, 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head', Best Album: Travis, 'The Invisible Band', Artist on top of the world: Jennifer Lopez, Hall of Fame Award: Sir Paul McCartney.
2002, High Court probate records showed that George Harrison left his fortune of £99m in a trust to his wife Olivia and his son Dhani, depriving the taxman of £40m. His English mansion near Henley-on-Thames was said to be worth £15m
2003, Will Young scored his fourth UK No.1 single with a song written by Eg White 'Leave Right Now.'
2003, Irish boyband Westlife went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Turnaround' their fourth UK No.1 album.
2003, A block of East 2nd Street in New York City was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place. It is the block where Joey once lived with band mate Dee Dee Ramone, and is near the music club CBGB, where the Ramones played their first gigs.
2005, 50 Cent was planning to create a vibrator of his manhood, so his female fans could pretend to have sex with him. The rapper was also planning to sell a line of condoms and waterproof sex toys designed to excite his female fans. The rapper said: "I need to make a 50 Cent condom and motorised version of me, which will have to be waterproof so you can utilise it in the tub, Blue is my favourite colour so it will probably be blue".
2005, Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty was arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs after he was stopped by police while driving his car in Ealing, west London. Police had stopped the vehicle because it was being driven "in an erratic manner" and recovered "substances" from the scene.
2005, Police were investigating claims that Michael Jackson was trafficking drugs to feed his 40 pills-a-day habit. The singer was suspected of flying antidepressants and painkillers from the US to his current home in Bahrain.
2006, The sale of Syd Barrett's final belongings were sold by Cheffins auctioneers in Cambridge, England. The sale of the 77 items raised £119,890 ($233,786). Ten paintings alone raised over £55,000 and two bicycles over £10,000. The sale included such things as the armchair he used to sit in, his home-made bread bin, tools, notebooks and binders and books. The sale catalogue described Barrett - who quit Pink Floyd in 1968 - as a man with a "total disinterest in materialism."
2008, Take That went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Greatest Day', their 11th UK No.1. Taken from their 2008 album The Circus.
2008, The Killers went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Day & Age' the bands third album.
2009, The death of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately was the most searched for topic on Google's UK site in 2009. It was closely followed by the rise of Britain's Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle Microsoft revealed that the death of Michael Jackson dominated its Bing search engine results during the year.
November 30th: Born on this day
1924, Born on this day, Allan Sherman, singer, (1963 US No.2 & UK No.14 single 'Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah'). He died on 21st November 1973 aged 49.
1929, Born on this day, Johnny Horton, singer, (1959 US No.1 & UK No.16 single 'The Battle Of New Orleans'). Horton was killed in a car crash on 5th November 1960.
1929, Born on this day, Dick Clark, host of US TV's longest running music show American Bandstand.
1937, Born on this day, Frank Ifield, singer, (1962 UK No.1 single 'I Remember You', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
1937, Born on this day, Paul Stookey, vocals, Peter Paul and Mary, (1969 US No.1 & 1970 UK No.2 single 'Leaving On A Jet Plane').
1943, Born on this day, Leo Lyons, bass, Ten Years After, (1970 No.10 UK single 'Love Like A Man').
1944, Born on this day, Rob Grill, Grass Roots, (1968 US No.5 single 'Midnight Confessions', plus 13 other US Top 40 singles).
1945, Born on this day, Roger Glover, bass, Deep Purple, (1970 UK No.2 single 'Black Night'), 1973 US No. 4 single 'Smoke On The Water').
1949, Born on this day, Terry Reid, UK singer, member of Peter Jay's Jaywalkers. Reid turned down the job as lead singer with Led Zeppelin.
1953, Born on this day, June Pointer, the Pointer Sisters, (1981 US No.2 single 'Slow Hand', 1984 UK No.2 single 'Automatic')
1953, Born on this day, David Sancious, keyboard player and guitarist, early member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, contributed to the first three Springsteen albums.
1954, Born on this day, George McArdale, Little River Band, Australian group, (1978 US No.3 single 'Reminiscing' plus 12 other US Top 40 singles).
1955, Born on this day, William Broad (Billy Idol), singer, Generation X, (1979 UK No.11 single 'King Rocker'). Solo (1987 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Mony Mony', plus nine other UK top 40 singles).
1957, Born on this day, Richard Barbieri, Japan, (1982 UK No.5 single 'Ghosts').
1957, Born on this day, John Ashton, guitar, Psychedelic Furs, (1986 UK No.18 single 'Pretty In Pink').
1965, Paul Wheeler, Icehouse, (1983 UK No.17 single 'Hey Little Girl').
1968, Born on this day, Des'ree, UK singer, songwriter, (1998 UK No.8 single 'Life').
1973, Born on this day, John Moyer, bass, Disturbed, (2005 US No.1 album 'Ten Thousand Fists').
1978, Born on this day, Clay Aiken, singer, runner-up in 2003 US American Idol, (2003 US No.1 single 'This Is The Night').
1987, Born on this day, Dougie Poynter, bass, vocals, McFly, (2004 UK No.1 single 'Colours In Her Hair', 2004 UK No.1 album 'Room On The 3rd Floor').
Died on this day
1999, Don 'Sugarcane' Harris was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment at the age of 61. The American guitarist and violinist was part of the 50's duo Don & Dewey. He also worked with Little Richard, John Mayall, Frank Zappa, John Lee Hooker and Johnny Otis.

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