Thursday, November 9, 2017

More Music History for November 9, 2017 (with links)

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1955 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
The Everly Brothers made their first studio recordings, cutting four tracks in 22 minutes at Nashville's Old Tulane Hotel Studios.

1958 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" became only the third record in history to sell over three million copies, joining "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby and Gene Autry's "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer".

1959 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
Billboard magazine says that this is "one of the most frantic weeks in the history of the music business," as the government probe into disc jockey payola steps up.

November 9
RCA executives offer a guarantee of $100,000 to Sam Cooke in an effort to lure him to their label when his Keen Records contract expires. After Cooke signed with RCA, he would go on to achieve 19 more Billboard Top 40 hits to go along with the 8 he had with Keen.

1961 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
Brian Epstein went to Liverpool's Cavern Club to see The Beatles perform for the first time. He had been getting requests at his NEMS music store for a record called "My Bonnie". After several more visits, Epstein would offer to manage the group, which he did until his death in 1967.

November 9
Elvis Presley had his 9th UK #1 with single with "His Latest Flame / Little Sister".

1963 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
The Kingsmen's classic, "Louie, Louie" is released in the US. It will enter the Hot 100 near the end of November and peak at #2 in early January.

1966 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
John Lennon first met Yoko Ono at a showing of her work at the Indica Art Gallery in London. She supposedly doesn't know who Lennon is. The two wouldn't get together until 1968.

1967 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
The first issue of the Rock and Roll magazine Rolling Stone, which included a free roach clip with every subscription, is published in San Francisco. The cover featured a photo of John Lennon from his movie, How I Won The War.

November 9
In a move which is later described by both sides as being conflicting egos, Roger McGuinn expels David Crosby from The Byrds. Crosby is replaced by Gene Clark, an original member of the group returning after two years away.

1968 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
A US Army captain is quoted in Rolling Stone magazine as saying "Rock and Roll music contributes to both the usage of drugs and the high VD rate among enlisted men in the army today."

1969 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
Simon And Garfunkel record what would become their signature tune, "Bridge Over Troubled Water", with future member of Bread, Larry Knechtel on piano. Art wanted Paul to sing the song, but Paul insisted that Art's voice was better suited for it. It was a decision that Paul would later say he regretted.

1973 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
After years of struggling as a member of two New York area bands, The Hassels and Attila, and as a bar room piano player, Billy Joel releases what will ultimately be his breakthrough album, "Piano Man". The title song will be released as a single and become a Top Twenty-five hit early next year.

1974 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
Randy Bachman, the former lead guitarist for The Guess Who, enjoyed a number one song with his new band, Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Randy stuttered through the lyrics of "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" on a demo recording as a private joke about his brother Gary, who had a speech impediment. The record company liked that take better than the non-stammering version and released it. The song not only gave the band their third US top thirty hit and a #2 in the UK, Gary Bachman stopped stuttering.

1976 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
Frank Zappa And The Mothers of Invention earn a Gold record for the 1973 album, "Overnite Sensation".

November 9
In the wake of the reformed Fleetwood Mac's success with their latest, self-titled album, one of the band's earlier LPs, "Mystery to Me" goes Gold.

1977 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
Donna Summer is awarded a Gold record for her Billboard #6 hit, "I Feel Love". It was the second of her twenty, US Top 40 chart makers.

1999 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
The Recording Industry Association of America announces their Artists Of The Century. The Beatles top the list for US sales of over 106 million albums. Garth Brooks was named most successful male artist (89 million albums sold) and Barbra Streisand the most successful female artist. (62 million albums sold). Elvis Presley had the most Gold and Platinum singles with 77, to go along with his 80 Gold and Platinum albums. Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" (Princess Diana version) is the best selling single of all time and the Eagles "Greatest Hits 1971 - 1975" is the record holder for best selling album.

2000 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
The Beatles launched their official internet web site, www.thebeatles.com

2008 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967 with "Pata Pata", suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 76. Among her many notable achievements was becoming the first African woman to win a Grammy, for Best Folk Recording in 1966 with Harry Belafonte for "An Evening With Belafonte / Makeba".

2010 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
Scottish singer Gerry Rafferty was reported to be in grave condition after being admitted to hospital in Bournemouth, England and put on a life-support machine while being treated for multi-organ failure. He would rally for a time and it seemed that he might survive and recover, but died on January 4th 2011 of liver failure.

November 9
Marie Osmond appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and said that her son's suicide was "probably the hardest thing" she's ever been through. Osmond's son, 18-year-old Michael Bryan, jumped from the eighth floor of a Los Angeles apartment building last February. Marie and her brother Donny took a short break from their Las Vegas show before returning with a tribute to Bryan in March.

2012 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
Major Harris, who reached #5 on the Billboard Pop chart in 1975 with "Love Won't Let Me Wait", died from congestive heart and lung failure at the age of 65.

2015 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
Andy White, the Scottish studio musician who producer George Martin hired to play drums on The Beatles' "Love Me Do" and its B-side, "P.S. I Love You", died following a stroke at the age of 85.

2016 - ClassicBands.com

November 9
Al Caiola, the guitarist who recorded the theme songs for Bonanza (#19) and The Magnificent Seven (#35) in 1961, passed away at the age of 96. He also played on Paul Anka's "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", Neil Sedaka's "Calendar Girl", Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife" and "Splish-Splash", Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson", Johnny Mathis' "Chances Are", Del Shannon's "Runaway" and Ben E. King's "Stand by Me".

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