Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Today in Music History...November 16, 2016

Music History: November 16

 

Births

1905: Albert "Eddie" Condon
1916: Herb Abramson
1931: Bob Gibson
1933: Garnet Mimms
1938: Troy Seals (James Brown)
1940: John Ryanes (The Monotones)
1941: Dan Penn
1943: Winifred Lovett (The Manhattans)
1948: Chi Coltrane
1949: Pattie Santos (It's A Beautiful Day)

Deaths

1980: O.V. Wright
1994: Dino Valente (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
1998: J.D. Sumner (J.D. Sumner and the Stamps)
1999: Grady Owen (Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps)
2000: Russ Conway

Events

1965: CBS-TV airs the Frank Sinatra documentary Sinatra: An American Original, hosted by Walter Cronkite.
1965: George Martin puts together the final running order of the songs on the Beatles' Rubber Soul album.
1969: During tonight's Janis Joplin concert in Tampa, FL, a policemen tries to use a bullhorn to control a crowd that had left its seats and begun to move around, prompting Joplin to object: "Don't ---- with those people! Hey, mister, what are you so uptight about?

Did you buy a $5 ticket?" The cop responds by telling the singer to inform her crowd that they need to be seated, she replies, "I'm not telling them s---." Janis left the stage after the concert, calling the cop a "son of a b----" and threatening to kick his face in, leading her to be arrested in her dressing room on a charge of publicly using "vulgar and indecent language." After posting a $504 bail, the charges are later dropped.
1976: Resident genius of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, comes out of an eight-year seclusion to give an interview to BBC 2's music show Old Grey Whistle Test.
1978: A musical tribute to the songs of the Beatles starring the Bee Gees, Peter Frampton and dozens of others, the infamous fantasy film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band opens in Us theaters. A notorious flop that was widely panned by critics, the musical does quite a bit of damage to the careers of all who appear in it, including co-stars Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, and Stargard. Comedian Steve Martin, George Burns, and Earth Wind and Fire, however, emerge from the disaster relatively unscathed.
1978: Replicating their infamous promo stunt for the single, Queen are joined onstage at Madison Square Garden by several dozen nude, semi-overweight women during their performance of "Bicycle Race." (Overweight because the single mentions "fat bottomed girls," the title of the other half of the A-side.)
1988: Stan Love, brother and manager of Beach Boy Mike Love, is sentenced to five years' suspended sentence after being found guilty of embezzling over $300,000 from the group.
1996: The Beatles become the first artists to score three Number One albums in the same year when their Anthology 3 hits the top of the American charts.
1998: Having suffered a seizure while performing in Hollywood a few weeks earlier, Roland Alphonso of the Skatalites slips into a coma.
2001: The city of Palm Springs, CA unveils a statue in its downtown area honoring the late Sonny Bono, half of Sonny and Cher and mayor of the city for a time in the Eighties.
2006: Queen's Greatest Hits is declared the most popular album of all time in Britain, with more than five-and-a-half million units sold. At Number Two: the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper.
2006: After performing in Jackson, TN, Frankie Ford of "Sea Cruise" fame is accidentally struck by a car, but suffers no major injuries.
2006: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sends 417 more letters to sixteen college administrators threatening mass lawsuits if file-sharing is found happening on university servers.

Releases

1968: B.J. Thomas, "Hooked On A Feeling"
1973: Bob Dylan, Dylan

Recording

1937: Bob Crosby, "South Rampart Street"
1955: The Four Lads, "No, Not Much"
1960: Patsy Cline, "I Fall To Pieces"
1964: Jay and the Americans, "Let's Lock The Door"
1964: The Animals, "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"

Charts

1959: The Fleetwoods' "Mr. Blue" hits #1
1963: Nino Tempo and April Stevens' "Deep Purple" hits #1
1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience's LP Electric Ladyland hits #1
1974: John Lennon (and Elton John)'s "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" hits #1

Certifications

1970: Anne Murray's "Snowbird" is certified gold
1977: Rush's LPs 2112, All The World's A Stage, and A Farewell To Kings are certified gold

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