Sunday, November 5, 2017

More Music History for November 5, 2017 (with links)

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1954 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
Elvis Presley made his only commercial when he sang a jingle for Southern Maid Doughnuts on the Louisiana Hayride radio program. Elvis sang "You can get 'em piping hot after four p.m., you can get 'em piping hot. Southern Maid Doughnuts hit the spot, you can get 'em piping hot after four p.m."

1956 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
The Nat 'King' Cole Show debuted on NBC-TV, becoming the first US musical variety show hosted by an African-American. After failing to secure national sponsorship, Cole decided to end the show in December, 1957, saying, "Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark."

1960 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
33 year old Johnny Horton, who had a number one hit with "Battle of New Orleans", died when his Cadillac was hit by a drunken truck driver in Milano, Texas. Ironically, Johnny had just played his last show at the Skyline in Austin, where Hank Williams had played his last show as well. Horton's widow, Billy Joe, was also Hanks Williams' widow.

1965 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
The Who release a song called "My Generation" which will become a sort of anthem for British teens, rising to number two on the UK chart. In the US however, despite performing the tune on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, the song will be mostly ignored and would get no higher than number 74 on the Billboard chart. "My Generation" was later named #11 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

1966 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
Eight weeks after their TV series debuted, The Monkees had the number one record in the US with "Last Train To Clarksville".

1967 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb survives a train wreck near London, England that killed 49 others.

November 5
Kenny Rogers And The First Edition make their TV debut on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Over the next three years, they will place seven songs on the Billboard Top 40 and have their own TV show in the Fall of 1971.

November 5
2,000 people attend an auction of Elvis Presley's personal belongings at his Circle G Ranch in Horn Lake, Mississippi, ten miles from Graceland.

1970 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
While making one of his rare stage appearances, The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson loses his balance several times and has to be helped backstage. His right ear, the better of the two, sustains severe damage because of the volume level on-stage.

1971 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
Announcer Al Dvorin utters what would become a well known phrase: "Elvis has left the building" at the end of a Minneapolis concert by the King. He was asked to make the announcement in an effort to quiet the fans who continued to call for an encore. Ironically, Dvorin was killed in an automobile accident following a concert by an Elvis impersonator in August, 2004.

1977 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
Ozzy Osbourne quits Black Sabbath, only to rejoin a few weeks later. He eventually leaves again to pursue a solo career.

November 5
The manager of a Virgin Records store in Nottingham England is arrested and charged under the UK's Indecent Advertising Act for displaying a poster that read "Never Mind The Bollocks: Here's The Sex Pistols". At his trial two weeks later, defense lawyers called Professor James Kingsley, who testified that the word "bollocks" had several different meanings, both slang and proper. After a twenty minute deliberation, the court returned a verdict of not guilty.

1982 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
Mike Love, Carl Wilson and Al Jardine hand delivered a letter to Brian Wilson informing him that he was fired from The Beach Boys until such time that he entered treatment for his personal problems. Brian, who had ballooned to over 300 pounds, agreed and was soon off to Hawaii to begin his recovery.

1983 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
The Fixx, a New Wave, Techno-Pop band from London, England, enjoy their peak U.S. chart success when "One Thing Leads To Another" reaches #4 on the Billboard chart. The song would later be featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the fictional radio station Flash FM. It also turned up in an episode of TV's Everybody Hates Chris and in the movie The House of the Devil.

1986 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
Bobby Nunn, vocalist for The Coasters on their 1958 hit, "Yakety Yak", died of a heart attack at the age of 61.

1988 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
The Beach Boys had the number one record in the US when "Kokomo", from the movie Cocktail, reached the top. It made #25 in the UK. It had been 22 years since the group had their last US chart topper with "Good Vibrations". Their only other Top Ten hit in that time had been "Rock and Roll Music" in 1976.

1989 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
Former US Army Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler died at a Veterans Administration hospital in Nashville from complications brought on by an un-explained gun shot wound to the head, suffered 14 months earlier in Guatemala City. Sadler is best remembered for his hit "The Ballad of the Green Berets", which stayed on top of Billboard's Pop chart for five weeks in 1966. He was 49 years old at time of his death.

2002 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
Billy Guy, who sang baritone on the hits "Searchin'" and "Yakety Yak" as part of the 1950s vocal quartet The Coasters, died in Las Vegas from cardiovascular disease. He was 66.

2003 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
Bobby Hatfield, one-half of the Hall of Fame duo, The Righteous Brothers, died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 63.

2005 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
Beach Boys singer Mike Love launched a lawsuit against former band mate Brian Wilson for using Love's likeness and the band trademark to promote Wilson's album "Smile", allegedly costing the other band members millions in unpaid revenue.

November 5
Link Wray, the electric guitar innovator who is often credited as the father of the power chord, died at his home in Copenhagen of natural causes. He was 76. His 1959 instrumental, "Rumble" was banned by many US radio stations, even thought it had no lyrics what so ever.

2009 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
Record label EMI filed a copyright violation suit against a US website after a string of Beatles tracks appeared online for download at discounted prices.

November 5
Marie Osmond's former manager, whom she dismissed on October 23rd, just 18 months into a 5 year contract, launched a lawsuit demanding $88,000 in back commission. Marie would answer by filing a counter suit.

2013 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
David Crosby announced his first solo album in twenty-one years, "Croz", would be released on January 28th, 2014. Crosby said, "This won't be a huge hit. It'll probably sell nineteen copies. I don't think kids are gonna dig it, but I'm not making it for them. I'm making it for me. I have this stuff that I need to get off my chest."

2015 - ClassicBands.com

November 5
Canadian Music Week announced that Andy Kim would be one of four inductees to the 2016 Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. During his career, Kim recorded nine Billboard Top 40 hits and sold over thirty million records.

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