Tuesday, November 7, 2017

More Music History for November 7, 2017 (with links)

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1958 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
20-year-old Eddie Cochran makes his UK chart debut with "Summertime Blues" which will peak at #18. The song had already reached its highest spot of #8 on America's Billboard chart a week earlier. Cochran sang both the vocal and bass vocal, played all the guitar parts and added the hand clapping.

1961 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
Ray Charles is arrested in Indianapolis after police discover marijuana and heroin in his hotel room.

1964 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
The Marvelettes' "Too Many Fish in the Sea" enters the Billboard Hot 100 where it will reach #25. The song will be the fifth of the group's ten US Top 40 hits.

1970 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
MGM Records President Mike Curb announces that the company is dropping 18 acts from its roster in a move to discredit musicians who "exploit and promote hard drugs through music." Among the acts dropped are Connie Francis, and The Cowsills, but not Eric Burdon.

1974 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
Rolling Stone reports that Ted Nugent has won the National Squirrel-Shooting Archery Contest by picking off a squirrel at 150 yards. Nugent also wiped out 27 more of the small mammals with a handgun during the three day event.

1975 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
A guitar player named Steve Anderson set a new world record for continuous guitar string plucking at 114 hours 17 minutes.

1981 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
Daryl Hall and John Oates achieve their third US number one single with "Private Eyes". Over the next three years they would have three more. "Private Eyes" reached #32 in the UK.

1987 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
A sixteen year old singer named Tiffany had the top tune in the US with a cover version of Tommy James' 1967 hit, "I Think We're Alone Now". His rendition stalled at number four. Tiffany became the youngest act to score a US #1 since a 14-year-old Michael Jackson with did it with "Ben" in 1972.

1988 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
After using his guitar in court to show a jury how several hit songs have contained the same short series of notes, John Fogerty was found not guilty of plagiarizing his own record, "Run Through the Jungle" when he wrote "The Old Man Down The Road". His former record label, Fantasy Records, had brought about the suit which ended up costing Fogerty $400,000 in legal fees.

1991 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
Carter Cornelius of The Cornelius Brothers And Sister Rose died of a heart attack at the age of 43. Their biggest hits were "Treat Her Like A Lady" (#3 in 1971) and "Too Late To Turn Back Now" (#2 in 1972).

November 7
Moon and Dweezil Zappa announce that their father Frank has prostate cancer. The disease would take his life on December 4th, 1993, just days before his 53rd birthday.

1995 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
Eric Clapton receives the Order Of the British Empire from the Prince Of Wales at Buckingham Palace.

2004 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
Lenny Mays of The Dramatics passed away of heart failure at the age of 53. The group cracked the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971 with "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" and again in 1972 with "In The Rain".

2005 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
Grokster Ltd., a leading developer of Internet software that was widely used for illegal song sharing, agreed to shut down its operations.

2007 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
The Eagles' first studio album in 28 years, "Long Road Out Of Eden", rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 200 chart after selling 711,000 copies in the US during its first week of release. The LP produced two singles on the Hot Country Songs charts: a cover of J.D. Souther's "How Long" and "Busy Being Fabulous", both of which were Top 30 hits on the Country charts as well as Top 20 hits on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts.

2009 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, filed court papers in Los Angeles requesting an allowance from the estate of his late son, saying the Pop star supported him for years before his death. The 81-year-old's lawyers said his monthly expenses are $20,000, but he receives only $1,700 from the state.

2011 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, in the climax of a complicated six-week trial. Murray still faced more lawsuits and medical licensing issues.

November 7
Andrea True, a Disco star and actress who had Top 40 hits with "More, More, More" (1976) and "N.Y. You Got Me Dancing" (1977), died of undisclosed causes at the age of 68.

2012 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
Cleve Duncan, vocalist for The Penguins on their 1955 Billboard #1 hit, "Earth Angel", passed away at the age of 77.

2015 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
While Eagles' drummer Don Henley was trying to turn the spotlight on guitarist Steuart Smith during a concert in Detroit, a fan interrupted him by shouting out former Eagles' guitarist Don Felder's name. When Henley called him out, the fan then shouted, "Don Felder taught Tom Petty how to play guitar." Henley responded, "Okay, that's it, you're outta here," and had security escort the man out. Felder was kicked out of the group in 2001 and was deemed persona non grata after he wrote his autobiography, Heaven and Hell: My Life In The Eagles (1974 - 2001).

2016 - ClassicBands.com

November 7
Poet, composer and singer Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82. Inducted into Cleveland's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2008, his composition "Hallelujah" has been covered by over 300 artists.

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