martes, 15 de noviembre de 2011

November 5th: On this Day In Music History



 

1955, The Johnston Brothers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hernando's Hideaway' a song from the musical The Pajama Game, which was also a US No.2 hit for Archie Bleyer.
1956, Tommy Steele made his live debut at the Empire Theatre, Sunderland.
1956, "The Nat King Cole Show" debuted on NBC-TV in America. The Cole program was the first of its kind hosted by an African-American.
 
1963, During a UK tour The Beatles performed two shows at the Adelphi Cinema in Slough.
1965, The Who released the single 'My Generation' in the UK. It peaked at No.2 on the UK chart.
1965, The Doors appeared at the Pioneer Club Boat Ride, Los Angeles, California.
1966, The Monkees were top of the Billboard singles chart with 'Last Train To Clarksville', the group's first No. 1. It was later revealed that due to filming commitments on their TV series, none of the group had played on this or most of the group's early recordings.
1967, Bee Gee Robin Gibb was a passenger on a train which crashed in South East London in England killing 49 people and injuring 78. Robin was treated for shock after the accident.
1971, Elvis Presley kicked off a 15-date North American tour at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Minneapolis. Announcer Al Dvorin uttered the well known phrase: "Elvis has left the building" at the end of the show. He was asked to make the announcement in an effort to quiet the fans who continued to call for an encore.
1973, Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance played their first gig in a circus tent on Clapham Common, London.
1977, the manager of the Virgin record store in Nottingham, England was arrested for displaying a large poster advertising the new Sex Pistols album, 'Never Mind The Bollock's, Here's The Sex Pistols'. High street stores banned the album after police warned they could be fined under the 1898 indecent advertising act.
1977, '40 Golden Greats' by Cliff Richard went to No.1 on the UK album chart, his first No.1 album for almost 15 years
1979, Mick Jagger's divorce from Bianca was finalised. The couple had married in St Tropez in 1971.
1979, Blue Oyster Cult played the first of four sold out nights at London's Hammersmith Odeon.
1982, Brian Wilson was fired from The Beach Boys by his former colleagues.
 
1982, Channel 4 TV's 'The Tube' had its first showing. Presented by Paula Yates and Jools Holland, the show featured The Jam and an interview with Mick Jagger. First live act on the show was local band Toy Dolls.
1983, Billy Joel was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Uptown Girl', his only UK No.1 stayed at the top of the chars for five weeks. A No.3 hit in the US, the song was written about his relationship with his girlfriend then-wife, supermodel Christie Brinkley.
1983, Topper Headon of The Clash was arrested for walking his dog while drunk on London's Fulham Road.
 
1988, The Beach Boys went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Kokomo', it peaked at No.25 in the UK. The track had been featured in the film Cocktail.
1988, 'The Locomotion', became the first song to reach the US Top 5 in three different versions, when Kylie Minogue's reached No.3 on the US chart. The song had also been a hit for Little Eva and Grand Funk Railroad.
1994, Sheryl Crow scored her first UK Top 10 single when 'All I Wanna Do' entered the charts at No.4. The US singer songwriter went on to become the first US female to score six UK hits off her debut album 'Tuesday Night Music Club'.
1995, producer Butch Vig's new band Garbage made their US live debut when they played at The 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis. Vig produced Nirvana's album 'Nevermind.'
1995, Oasis appeared at Earls Court, London, tickets £14.00
1998, former Smiths singer Morrissey lost an appeal ruling that all band profits should have been split equally and faced a backdated payout to former Smiths member Mike Joyce estimated at £1million.
1999, it was reported that Robbie Williams was ready to quit his pop career. He was quoted as saying he was so disillusioned with the music business, he no longer enjoyed it and was thinking of a career in films.
2000, U2 went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'All That You Can't Leave Behind', the Irish group's 8th UK No.1 album. Creed were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'With Arms Wide Open'.
2000, Westlife went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'My Love'. The Irish group's 7th UK No.1 single.
2002, the funeral took place of Jam Master Jay, (Jason Mizell) from Run-DMC who was murdered by an assassin's single bullet on 30th October 2002. A $30,000 reward was offered in connection with the murder, to this day nobody has ever been convicted of the killing.
 
2006, Girls Aloud went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Sound Of - The Greatest Hits.'
 
November 5th: Born on this day
1931, Born on this day, Ike Turner, singer, (1966 UK No.3 single with Tina Turner, 'River Deep Mountain High', 1971 US No.4 single 'Proud Mary').
1941, Born on this day, Art Garfunkel, singer, actor, (1970 UK & US No.1 single with Simon and Garfunkel 'Bridge Over Trouble Water', 1970 album 'Bridge Over Trouble Water' spent 307 weeks on the UK chart), solo, 1979 UK No.1 single 'Bright Eyes').
1943, Born on this day, Pablo Gomez, Los Bravos, (1966 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'Black Is Black'). First Spanish rock band to have a UK & US hit single.
1946, Born on this day, Gram Parsons, US singer, songwriter. Member of The International Submarine Band, The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers. Released the 1973 solo album 'Grievous Angel.' Died on 19th September 1973 from a heroin overdose aged 26.
1947, Born on this day, Peter Noone, vocals, Herman's Hermits, (1964 UK No.1 single 'I'm Into Something Good', 1965 US No.1 single 'Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter').
1948, Born on this day, Peter Hammill, guitar, keyboards, Van Der Graff Generator. (1968 album 'The Aerosol Grey Machine').
1956, Born on this day, Helen O'Hara, Dexy's Midnight Runners, (1982 UK No.1 & 1983 US No.1 single 'Come On Eileen').
1957, Born on this day, David Moyse, guitar, Air Supply, (1980 UK No.11 single 'All Out Of Love', 1981 US No.1 single 'The One That You Love').
1957, Born on this day, Mike Score, A Flock Of Seagulls, (1982 UK No.10 single 'Wishing, If I Had A Photograph Of You').
1959, Born on this day, Bryan Adams, guitarist, singer, songwriter, first UK single 'Run To You', 1985 UK No.11. 1991 UK & US No.1 single '(Everything I Do)', I Do It For You', 16 weeks UK No.1, plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles and 3 UK No.1 albums).
1959, Born on this day, Robert Fisher, Climie Fisher, (1988 UK No.2 single 'Love Changes Everything'). Wrote songs for Rod Stewart, Milli Vanilli, Fleetwood Mac and Jermaine Jackson. Died of cancer on 25th August 1999.
1965, Born on this day, Paris Grey, Inner City, (1989 UK No.4 single 'Good Life').
1968, Born on this day, Mark Hunter, keyboards, James, (1991 UK No.2 single 'Sit Down')
1971, Born on this day, Jonny Greenwood, guitar, keyboards, Radiohead, (1993 UK No.7 single 'Creep', 1997 UK No.1 & US No.21 album 'OK Computer', 2000 UK & US No.1 album 'Kid A').
1975, Born on this day, Lisa Scott- Lee, vocals, Steps, (1998 UK No.1 single 'Heartbeat / Tragedy').
1985, Born on this day, Kate Jenna DeAraugo, Australian singer, winner of the third season of Australian Idol in 2005.
1987, Born on this day, Kevin Jonas American singer and actor, Jonas Brothers, 2009 US No.1 album 'Lines, Vines and Trying Times'. 
 
 Died on this day
 
1960, Country & western singer Johnny Horton was killed in a car crash. (1959 US No.1 & UK No.16 single 'The Battle Of New Orleans').
 
1986, Bobby Nunn of The Coasters died of heart failure in Los Angeles. Scored the 1958 US No.1 single 'Yakety Yak', 1959 US No.2 and UK No.6 single 'Charlie Brown'.
 
2003, Bobby Hatfield of The Righteous Brothers was found dead in hotel room in Michigan 30 minutes before he was due on stage, aged 63. The autopsy report from the Kalamazoo County Medical Examiner gave the opinion that Hatfield suffered a sudden, unexpected death due to acute cocaine toxicity. The Righteous Brothers had the 1965 UK & US No.1 single 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', and the 1990 UK No.1 single 'Unchained Melody', first released in 1965.
2005, guitarist Link Wray died aged 76. Wray was credited with inventing 'fuzz' guitar after punching a hole in a speaker giving him a distorted guitar sound. Famous for his 1958 US No.16 single 'Rumble' which was banned on several radio stations, on the grounds that it glorified juvenile delinquency. A rare feat for a song with no lyrics.