Thursday, November 2, 2017

More Music History for November 2, 2017 (with links)

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1955 - ClassicBands.com

November 2
Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons" begins a ten week stay on the Billboard chart, where it will eventually reach #1. The record will become one of the biggest selling singles of the 1950s.

1956 - ClassicBands.com

November 2
Police use 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 cuts.

1957 - ClassicBands.com

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Elvis Presley had eight hits in the UK Top 40, an all-time record.

1959 - ClassicBands.com

November 2
Fifteen Elvis Presley fans are sent to jail in Germany after marching through the streets of Leipzig shouting "Long live Elvis Presley" and making unkind remarks about German music.

November 2
Wink Martindale's rendition of a 1948 Country hit called "The Deck Of Cards" peaks at #7 on the Billboard chart, on its way to selling over a million copies. After becoming a disc jockey, Martindale would move on to TV where he would host his first game show, What's This Song? in 1964.

1963 - ClassicBands.com

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In a review of a recent show, the phrase Beatlemania is coined by London's Daily Mirror.

November 2
The Beach Boys' "Be True To Your School" is released. The record, which includes the University of Wisconsin fight song, will peak at #6 in the US.

November 2
Jerry And The Pacemakers version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk Alone" tops the UK chart, giving them the distinction of having their first three singles all rise to number one. This feat will not be duplicated for 21 years when Frankie Goes To Hollywood also took each of their first three singles to the top.

1964 - ClassicBands.com

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Dion angrily walks off the set of the British TV television program Ready Steady Go! after trying to rehearse his hit "Donna The Prima Donna", claiming he was distracted by the dancers surrounding him during the song.

1968 - ClassicBands.com

November 2
Appearing at Madison Square Garden on their farewell tour of the US, Atco Records presents Cream with a Platinum disc for $2 million worth of sales of the double album "Wheels of Fire".

November 2
Stevie Wonder's rendition of "For Once In My Life" is released in the US, where it will reach #2. Earlier versions of the song by Barbara McNair, Jack Soo, Tony Bennett and The Temptations had all failed to catch on.

1974 - ClassicBands.com

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"You Haven't Done Nothin" becomes Stevie Wonder's fourth US number one single. The record, on which Stevie was joined by The Jackson 5, topped both the Billboard and Cash Box charts.

November 2
Three Dog Night's next to last charting record, "Play Something Sweet", enters The Hot 100 where it will peak at number 33. August of 1975 would see the end of their eight years as hit makers when "Til The World Ends" would reach number 32.

November 2
Bad Company's first Billboard chart entry, "Can't Get Enough" tops out at #5. The British quartet would go on to place eight more songs in the US Top 40, but only one, "Feel Like Makin' Love", would crack the Top 10.

1984 - ClassicBands.com

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After a judge rules that he shot in self defense, The Reverend Marvin Gay Sr. is given only five years probation for killing his son, Marvin Gaye. (Marvin added an "e" to his stage name) Ironically, it was Marvin Jr. who had given his father the .38 revolver used in the killing.

1985 - ClassicBands.com

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Stevie Wonder's "Part-Time Lover" topped the Billboard Pop chart, becoming his ninth single to do so. The song also led the R&B, Dance and Adult Contemporary charts, making Stevie the first artist to score a number one hit on four different Billboard charts. In the UK, it reached #3.

1995 - ClassicBands.com

November 2
The US TV music show Soul Train celebrates 25 years on the air with appearances by Al Green, Bill Withers, Diana Ross and Patti LaBelle.

2000 - ClassicBands.com

November 2
www.classicbands.com goes online, publishing in both official languages: Rock and Roll.

2010 - ClassicBands.com

November 2
Jim Clench, bassist for April Wine on their Billboard #32 hit "You Could Have Been A Lady" in 1972, died of lung cancer at the age of 61.

2011 - ClassicBands.com

November 2
A US Federal Appeals Court ruled that TV network NBC should not be fined for broadcasting Janet Jackson's now infamous "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004. The Broadcaster aired a glimpse of Jackson's breast during the Super Bowl half-time show. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) brought the case to the US Supreme Court in 2008 to force the TV network to pay a $550,000 (345,270 Pounds) fine.

2014 - ClassicBands.com

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Mr. Acker Bilk, the clarinet player who topped the Billboard Hot 100 with the instrumental "Stranger on the Shore" in 1961, passed away at the age of 85. He was the first UK act to lead an American music chart in the 1960s

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