lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2011

November 2, On this Day In Music History



1956, Police used tear gas to break up a riot that broke out during a Fats Domino concert in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fats and three of his sidemen suffer minor injuries.
1958, Tommy Edwards was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'It's All In The Game.' Written by Charles Dawes, later Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge. It is the only No.1 pop single to have been co-written by a US Vice President.
1963, Peter Paul and Mary started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'In The Wind' the group's second No.1.
1963, The Konrads, (featuring David Bowie), appeared at Shirley Parish Hall, Shirley, Croydon, England.
1964, During a live 'Ready Steady Go!' TV show, singing 'Donna The Prima Donna' Dion walked off the show after becoming irritated by the audience dancing around him.
1967, Tom Jones kicked off a 22 date UK tour at Finsbury Park, Astoria with Kathy Kirby and The Ted Heath Orchestra.
1967, The Beatles completed recording their next single ‘Hello Goodbye’ at Abbey Road studios London with a second Paul McCartney bass line. The McCartney song had been selected for the A-side for The Beatles next single, the flip side to be Lennon’s ‘I Am the Walrus.’
1968, The Doors played 2 shows at the Veterans Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio.
1969, 'Sugar Sugar' by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The single became the longest running one hit wonder in the UK with eight week's at the top of the charts.
1970, Grand Funk Railroad and Black Sabbath appeared at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California.
1974, Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'So Far', the group's third US No.1.
1974, George Harrison became the first Beatle to undertake a solo world tour when he played the first show of a 30-night tour in Vancouver, Canada.
1974, Stevie Wonder went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Haven't Done Nothin', the singers fourth US No.1. It featured The Jackson Five on backing vocals.
1979, AC/DC played the second of three sold out nights at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, with Def Leppard supporting.
1984, The Rev Marvin Gaye Sr. was sentenced to five years in prison for the manslaughter of his son, Marvin Gaye.
1984, U2 kicked off 10-date UK tour at London Academy, Brixton, London.
1985, Simple Minds scored their second UK No.1 album with 'Once Upon A Time.'
1985, Stevie Wonder went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Part-time Lover', his 9th US No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK.
1985, The TV soundtrack from Miami Vice went to No.1 on the US album chart. It spent a total of 11 weeks at No.1.
1986, Singer, songwriter Billy Bragg was arrested after cutting through wire fences at a US Air Base in Norfolk, England.
1987, Eric Clapton played the first of three nights at The Budokan, Tokyo.
1991, Tin Machine appeared at Wolverhampton Civic Hall, England.
1991, Karyn White went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Romantic', a No.23 hit in the UK.
1991, U2 scored their second UK No.1 single with 'The Fly', taken from their album 'Achtung Baby'. The song was also a showcase for a persona Bono had invented called "The Fly".
1996, Counting Crows went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Recovering From Satellites'. The album peaked at No.4 in the UK.
1999, David Gray kicked off an 8 date UK tour at Leeds City Varieties.
2001, Slipknot kicked off a 6-date UK tour at Cardiff Arena in Wales.
2002, Armed police arrested an international gang who were planning to kidnap former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and her two young children. The gang had planned to ransom Victoria for £5m.
2003, Fatman Scoop with Crooklyn Clan went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Be Faithful.' The New York hip-hop producer, club DJ and radio DJ had recorded the track some 5 years earlier.
2003, REM were at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘In Time: The Best Of.’
2004, Guitarist Eric Clapton collected his CBE from Buckingham Palace for his services to music.
2007, Led Zeppelin's eagerly-awaited reunion concert in London was postponed for two weeks after guitarist Jimmy Page broke a finger. The tribute concert in honour of late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun scheduled for 26 November would now take place on 10 December. More than a million fans applied for the 20,000 tickets available, which cost £125 each. Profits from the show would go towards scholarships in Ertegun's name in the UK, USA and the country of his birth Turkey.
2007, Ozzy Osbourne claimed his reputation had been tarnished after a party supposedly involving him was organised by US police officers to round up missing criminal suspects. Over 500 people in North Dakota with outstanding arrest warrants were sent invitations and more than 30 suspects turned up. Osbourne said it was "insulting" that his name had been used but police argued it was a "creative" way to fight crime. Ozzy had been selected because he was due to play a gig in a nearby arena, which was used to explain why he would supposedly have attending the party.
2008, X-Factor Finalists started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hero', to raise money for Help for Heroes – a charity that provides support for wounded servicemen and women, and the Poppy Appeal. The song was a Top 10 hit for Mariah Carey in 1993.
November 2nd: Born on this day
1941, Born on this day, Bruce Welch, guitar, The Shadows, (1960 UK No.1 single 'Apache' plus 28 other UK top 40 singles), Member of Marvin Welch and Farrar and producer.

1944, Born on this day, Keith Emerson, keyboards, The Nice, (1968 UK No.21 single 'America'). Emerson Lake and Palmer, (1977 UK No.2 single 'Fanfare For The Common Man').
1945, Born on this day, John David Souther, singer, songwriter. The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band, (1974 US No.27 single 'Fallin' In Love').
1947, Born on this day, Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention, UK folk group, (1969 UK No.21 single 'Si Tu Dois Partir').
1952, Born on this day, Maxine Nightingale, singer, (1975 UK No.8 single 'Right Back Where We Started').
1956, Born on this day, Chris Fairbrass, guitar, Right Said Fred, (1991 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘I’m Too Sexy’, 1993 UK No.1 album ‘Up’).
1957, Born on this day, Carter Beauford, drummer, Dave Matthews Band, (1998 US No.1 album 'Before These Crowded Streets', 2005 US No.1 album ‘Stand Up’).
1961, Born on this day, Kathryn Dawn Lang, (kd Lang), singer, songwriter, (1993 UK No.15 single 'Constant Craving').
1965, Born on this day, Bobby Dall, Poison, (1988 US No.1 & 1989 UK No.13 single 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn').
1969, Born on this day, Andy Barker, 808 State, (1989 UK No.10 single 'Pacific State').
1969, Born on this day, Reginald Arvizu, bass, Korn, (1998 UK No.23 single 'Got The Life', 1998 US No.1 album, 'Follow The Leader').
1975, Born on this day, Chris Walla, guitarist, Death Cab for Cutie, 2008 US No.1 album ‘Narrow Stairs.’
1979, Born on this day, Nelly, (Cornell Haynes Jr), 2000 US No.1 album 'Country Grammar, ' 2002 US & UK No.1 single 'Dilemma'.