Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Today in Music History...November 30, 2016

Music History: November 30

 

Births

1915: Brownie McGhee
1924: Allan Sherman
1929: Dick Clark
1931: Teddy Wilburn (The Wilburn Brothers)
1932: Bob Moore (Moby Grape)
1935: Jack Reno
1936: Frank Ifield
1937: Jimmy Bowen, Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul and Mary)
1943: Leo Lyons (Ten Years After)
1944: Rob Grill (The Grass Roots), Luther Ingram
1945: Roger Glover (Deep Purple)
1953: Shuggie Otis
1954: Jeannie Kendall (The Kendalls), George McArdle (Little River Band), June Pointer (The Pointer Sisters)

Deaths

1996: Tiny Tim

Events

1940: Desi Arnaz marries Lucille Ball.
1954: Nat "King" Cole begins a six-night run at Harlem's Apollo theater.
1959: In a Billboard article, DJ Alan Freed claims that his career has gone "down the drain" due to the recent "payola" scandal.
1962: For the first time, the Beatles make the "favourite group" list in the New Musical Express' reader's poll.
1969: NBC airs Simon and Garfunkel's Songs Of America special, even after sponsor AT&T backs out over the show's plan to show footage of the Bobby Kennedy funeral and the Vietnam war. 
 1977: David Bowie appears on Bing Crosby's 42nd (and last) Christmas special on CBS. The two sing a medley of "Little Drummer Boy" and "Peace On Earth."

Releases

1958: The Crests, "16 Candles"
1968: Sly and the Family Stone, "Everyday People"
1972: Wings, "Hi, Hi, Hi"
1974: The Eagles, "Best Of My Love"

Recording

1939: Harry James, "Concerto for Trumpet"
1943: The Nat "King" Cole Trio, "Straighten Up and Fly Right"

Certifications

none

Charts

1968: Diana Ross and The Supremes' "Love Child" hits #1
1974: Elton John's Greatest Hits album hits #1
1959: Jackie Wilson's "Talk that Talk" enters the R&B charts

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