lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2011

November 3, On this Day In Music History

1957, Sun Records released 'Great Balls Of Fire', by Jerry Lee Lewis. The single went on to sell over five million copies worldwide, a No.1 in the UK & No.2 in the US.
1958, Elvis Presley went on maneuvers for the first time with the US Army's 32nd Tank Regiment near the German, Czech border.
1960, Elvis Presley had his fifth UK No.1 single with 'It's Now Or Never', it stayed at No.1 for eight weeks. The song which was based on the Italian song, 'O Sole Mio', gave Presley his first post-army No.1.
1962, The Crystals started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'He's A Rebel', it made No.19 on the UK chart.
1963, The Beatles, The Brook Brothers, Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers, The Vernons Girls and The Kestrals all appeared at The Odeon, Leeds, England, tickets, 5/6.
1963, The last night of a 30 date UK tour featuring The Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Mickie Most and The Flintstones at The Hammersmith Odeon, London. All the acts had played two shows every night.
1964, During a Rolling Stones North American tour a 17 year-old Rolling Stones fan fell from the balcony during a gig in Cleveland, Ohio. The Mayor of Ohio banned all future pop concerts, saying; "Such group's do not add to the community's culture or entertainment."
1967, The filming for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour was completed finishing with a sequence at Ringo's country house in Weybridge, Surrey, BBC television bought the rights to broadcast the film twice, the first broadcast, in black-and-white was scheduled for December 26, 1967. The second showing, on the color channel BBC2, was not yet available to all Britons, was set for January 5, 1968.
1972, James Taylor and Carly Simon were married by a judge in Simon's Manhattan apartment, beginning their eleven year marriage. That evening, Simon joined him on stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall and announced their union to a cheering audience.
1973, Neil Young supported by The Eagles appeared at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, England.
1973, David Bowie scored his second UK No.1 album when 'Pinups' started a five-week run at the top of the charts. The set contained Bowie covering his favourite 60's songs; his version of The Mersey's 'Sorrow' made No.3 on the UK singles chart.
1977, During a concert at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London, Elton John announced his retirement from live performances.
1979, One hit wonder M went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Pop Muzik'. M was Robin Scott who scored one other UK top 40 hit, 'Pop Muzik' made No.2 in the UK.
1979, The Eagles started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Long Run', the group's fourth US No.1 album.
1983, RCA records signed Latin teen sensations Menudo for $30m. The line up of five young boys all had to sign a contract agreeing to leave the group when they reached 16, (when too old for the group). Ricky Martin was once a member.
1984, Billy Ocean started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Caribbean Queen'. The song was originally called 'European Queen'.
1984, Paul McCartney went to No.1 on the UK album chart with the film soundtrack to 'Give My Regards To Broad Street', featuring the UK No.2 single 'No More Lonely Nights.'
1987, David Bowie played the first of eight sold out nights at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia. The shows were part of the 1987-date Glass Spider world tour.
1988, Run-DMC, Public Enemy and Derek B. all appeared at the Apollo Manchester, England.
1990, 25 years after their version was recorded, The Righteous Brothers went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Unchained Melody.' The track had been featured in the Patrick Swayze film 'Ghost.' Written by Alex North and Hy Zaret, 'Unchained Melody is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, with over 500 versions in hundreds of different languages.
1990, 'Ice Ice Baby', by Vanilla Ice became the first rap record to top the US singles chart, it was also a UK No.1 single. The track was initially released as the B-side to the rapper's cover of 'Play That Funky Music', and became the A-side after US DJ's started playing the track.
1991, A free concert was held in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to honor the memory of promoter Bill Graham, who was killed in a helicopter crash the week before. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Grateful Dead, Journey and Joan Baez were the featured acts.
1995, Hootie and the Blowfish reached an out of court settlement with Bob Dylan for the group's unauthorized use of Dylan's lyrics in their song 'Only Want To Be With You'.
1997, Metallica came to a out of court agreement with a fan who claimed he lost his sense of smell after being dropped on his head by fans at one of their shows four years earlier.
1999, Britain's first museum of pop music 'The National Centre for Popular Music' was saved from bankruptcy after creditors agreed on a deal. The museum based in Sheffield had run up debts of over a £1 million.
2002, Eminem started a 12 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Lose Yourself.' Also a UK No.1 hit.
2002, Spanish producer DJ Sammy went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Bryan Adams track from the 80's 'Heaven.'
2002, David Gray went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘A New Day.’
2002, Santana were at No.1 on the US alum chart with ‘Shaman’ their fourth US No.1 album.


2003, P Diddy ran in the New York City Marathon and raised $2,000,000 for the educational system for the children of New York. He finished the marathon in four hours and eighteen minutes.


2004, plans were being made to record a new version of the 1984 Band Aid single 'Do They Know It’s Christmas.' The new version would feature Joss Stone, Busted, Chris Martin, Bono, Justin Hawkins, Ms Dynamite and others.
2004, Joss Stone kicked off a 6-date UK tour at the Academy in Glasgow ending at Exeter university on the 14th Dec.
2005, Winners at this years MTV Europe awards included Coldplay who won best UK act and best song for ‘Speed Of Sound’, Green Day won best rock act and best album, Alicia Keys was named best R&B act, System of a Down won best alternative act, The Black Eyed Peas won the best pop award and for the first time, the awards included a category for best African act, won by 2 Face. Madonna, in her first live TV performance since a riding accident, launched the show by emerging from a giant disco ball. Madonna also presented MTV's 'Free Your Mind' humanitarian award to Live 8 organiser Bob Geldof.
2006, A man who had been stalking US singer, actress Hilary Duff was arrested for threatening to kill her. According to legal papers, Maksim Miakovsky had gone to the U.S. "for the sole purpose of meeting and becoming romantically involved with Ms. Duff". He was later sentenced to 117 days in jail and five years probation after pleading no contest to the charges.
November 3rd: Born on this day
1933, Born on this day, John Barry, John Barry Orchestra, film themes 'James Bond Theme', 'Zulu', & 'The Magnificent Seven'.
1941, Born on this day, Brian Poole, vocals, The Tremeloes, (1967 UK No.1 & US No.11 single 'Silence Is Golden'). Daughters Karen and Shellie formed Alisha's Attic in the 90's.
1943, Born on this day, Bert Jansch, UK folk singer, songwriter, guitarist, Pentangle, John Renbourn, solo.
1946, Born on this day, Nick Simper, bass, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates. Simper was in the 1966 car crash that Killed Johnny Kid, became a founder member of Deep Purple, quit the band in 1969.
1946, Born on this day, Tommy Dee, John Fred and His Playboy Band, (1968 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Judy In Disguise').
1948, Born on this day, Marie Lawrie, (Lulu), UK singer, (1964 UK No.7 single 'Shout' plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles including 1993 UK No.1 'Relight My Fire' with Take That, 1967 US No.1 single 'To Sir With Love').
1954, Born on this day, Stuart Goddard, (Adam Ant), singer, actor, 1981 UK No.1 single with Adam and the Ants 'Stand And Deliver' plus 15 other UK Top 40 hit singles.
1960, Born on this day, James Prime, keyboards, Deacon Blue, (1988 UK No.8 single 'Real Gone Kid', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
1962, Born on this day, Ian McNabb, guitar, vocals, Icicle Works, (1984 UK No.15 single 'Love Is A Wonderful Colour'), solo, worked with Crazy Horse.
1962, Born on this day, Marilyn, singer, (1983 UK No.4 single 'Calling Your Name').
1969, Born on this day, Mark Roberts, guitar, Catatonia, (1998 UK No.3 single 'Mulder And Scully').
1969, Born on this day, Robert Miles, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Children').
1976, Born on this day, Ras, Damage, (1996 UK No.6 single 'Forever').

Died on this day
1993, Russian inventor Leon Theremin died. Most famous for his invention of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments. He first performed the theremin with the New York Philharmonic in 1928.
2002, Lonnie Donegan, died mid-way through a UK tour and shortly before he was due to perform at a memorial concert for George Harrison with The Rolling Stones. He was aged 71. Donegan who launched the skiffle craze in the UK had the 1959 hit ‘Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour’, the 1960 UK No.1 single 'My Old Man's A Dustman', 'Rock Island Line', plus over 30 other UK Top 40 singles.