Wednesday, November 29, 2017

More Music History for November 29, 2017

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1959 - ClassicBands.com

November 29
At the 1959 Grammy Awards, held just six months after a similar award show, Bobby Darin wins Record of the Year for "Mack the Knife" as well as the Best New Artist of the Year. Song of the Year is awarded to Jimmy Driftwood, writer of Johnny Horton's hit, "The Battle Of New Orleans".

1960 - ClassicBands.com

November 29
Paul McCartney and Pete Best are deported from West Germany after being arrested on suspicion of arson. The hotel room they were staying in mysteriously caught fire.

1963 - ClassicBands.com

November 29
The Beatles' fifth British single, "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is released. Advance orders exceed 700,000 and within three days the record will have sold one million copies, making it their second million seller. It was released in the US on December 26th and spent seven weeks at #1.

1969 - ClassicBands.com

November 29
The Beatles score their 18th Billboard chart topper with the double-sided hit, "Come Together / Something".

November 29
Elvis Presley's LP "From Memphis to Vegas / From Vegas to Memphis" reaches the Billboard album chart where it will stay for the next 24 weeks, climbing as high as #12.

November 29
Blood, Sweat And Tears see a third single, "And When I Die", peak at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. "You've Made Me So Very Happy" and "Spinning Wheel" also topped out at the second spot earlier in the year.

1976 - ClassicBands.com

November 29
Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot a soda bottle with a .357 magnum, hits his bass player, Norman Owens in the chest. Owens would make a full recovery, but later sued Jerry Lee for $50,000 and won. Lewis was charged with shooting a firearm within the city limits, but the shooting was ruled to be accidental.

1979 - ClassicBands.com

November 29
Anita Pallenburg, the common-law wife of Rolling Stone Keith Richards, is cleared of murder charges in the shooting death of her young male companion, whose body had been found in her New York state home.

November 29
The four original members of KISS perform for what they say will be the last time. However, they would reunite in 1996 for a tour in full makeup.

November 29
Michael Jackson receives a Gold record for "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough," the first of four Top Ten hits from his album, "Off the Wall".

1986 - ClassicBands.com

November 29
"Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Live / 1975-85" started a seven week run at #1 on the Billboard album chart.

1995 - ClassicBands.com

November 29
Van Halen vocalist Sammy Hagar married model Kari Karte in San Francisco.

1997 - ClassicBands.com

November 29
Whitney Houston backs out of a slated one million dollar performance at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC after finding out the event was a mass wedding for over 1,000 Moonie couples.

1998 - ClassicBands.com

November 29
Butch McDade, drummer for The Amazing Rhythm Aces on their 1975 hit "Third Rate Romance", died of cancer at the age of 52.

2001 - ClassicBands.com

November 29
Beatles' guitarist George Harrison passed away at the age of 58, while resting at a friend's home in Los Angeles. His last words were reported to have been, "Love one another." The news came as a shock to the world, despite Harrison's much-chronicled cancer treatments. Speaking outside his home in St John's Wood, north west London, Paul McCartney said: 'I am devastated and very, very sad'. Ringo Starr, speaking from Vancouver, Canada said: 'We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter.'

2007 - ClassicBands.com

November 29
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle, a convicted sex offender, was arrested for failing to properly register a new permanent address. The 59-year-old Pyle pleaded guilty in 1993 to charges of attempted capital sexual battery by an adult on a victim younger than 12 and being principal to lewd and lascivious behavior on a child younger than 16. He was sentenced to eight years of probation.

2010 - ClassicBands.com

November 29
Sotheby's of New York announced that Bob Dylan's hand-written lyrics to the 1960s anthem "The Times They Are A-Changin" would hit the auction block. When they did in early December, the scribbled notes were bought by hedge fund manager Adam Sender, who placed the winning bid at $422,500 (267,400 Pounds).

2013 - ClassicBands.com

November 29
Dick Dodd, drummer and vocalist for The Standells on their 1966 hit "Dirty Water", died of cancer at the age of 68.

November 29
Cleveland's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum opened an exhibit of Elvis Presley memorabilia that included his stylish ID bracelet, custom-made motorcycle, eye-catching rings and military mementos.

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