Thursday, November 23, 2017

Today in Music History...November 23, 2017 (Now with more info)

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Music History: November 23th:

    

2015 Cynthia Robinson, trumpet player and founding member of Sly & the Family Stone, dies at age 71. That's her saying, "Get on up and dance!" in "Dance To The Music."

2014 Clive Palmer (of The Incredible String Band) dies at age 71.

2011 Lady Gaga's 90 minute A Very Gaga Thanksgiving special airs on ABC. Gaga directed the program, which features her singing, eating, visiting her old school, and being interviewed by Katie Couric.

2011 In Austria, George Michael is hospitalized mid-tour due to a serious bout with pneumonia. All remaining tour dates are postponed as the singer is placed in intensive care.

2009 Little Richard has hip replacement surgery, which does not go well. The rocker will never walk again and remains in constant pain.

2006 Jazz singer Anita O'Day dies of a cardiac arrest at age 87.

2004 Robert Downey, Jr. releases his debut studio album, The Futurist.

2001 O.C. Smith, known for the 1968 hit "Little Green Apples," dies of a heart attack at age 69.

2001 Juan Hinojosa (drummer for Los Fabulosos Cuatro), along with his 28-year-old son, dies in a car crash in Texas.

2000 Twelve-year-old Billy Gilman sings "One Voice" during festivities at the Dallas Cowboys-Minnesota Vikings football game. Gilman is joined by Jessica Simpson for the halftime show.

2000 Jonathan King is arrested for sexual abuse of minors in the '80s (one year later he receives a seven-year jail sentence).

1998 A businessman convicted of second-degree murder in the drowning of the ex-wife of Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson is sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Donald Bohana, 61, listens as Jackson family members urge a lengthy prison sentence for the boyfriend convicted of killing Delores "DeeDee" Jackson.

1995 Michael Jackson is crowned best male artist and Björk best female artist at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards in Paris.

1995 Junior Walker (of Junior Walker & the All-Stars) dies of cancer at age 64.

1994 Tommy Boyce (of the '60s songwriting duo Boyce and Hart) commits suicide at age 55.

1994 DNA testing clears Michael Jackson in a California paternity suit.

1993 Emerson, Lake And Palmer receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1992 Roy Acuff, country singer and co-founder of the Acuff/Rose music publishing company, dies of congestive heart failure at age 89.

1991 Queen frontman Freddie Mercury issues a statement confirming that he has AIDS and calling for help in fighting the disease. Mercury would die the next day.

1991 Michael Bolton's version of the Percy Sledge soul classic "When A Man Loves A Woman" hits #1.

1990 Bad Religion release their fifth full-length studio album, Against the Grain. This is the band's last recording with drummer Pete Finestone, who left the band just prior to the recording of their next album Generator, which eventually dropped in 1992.

1979 Marianne Faithfull is arrested at the Oslo, Norway, airport for possession of marijuana.

1979 The Rod Stewart Special airs on NBC-TV.

1978 Alison Mosshart (The Kills/The Dead Weather singer), is born in Vero Beach, Florida.

1974 Gary Wright leaves Spooky Tooth to launch a solo career.

1970 Cat Stevens releases Tea For The Tillerman.

1968 The Cowsills: A Family Thing special airs on NBC-TV.

1966 Ken Block (lead singer of Sister Hazel) is born in Gainesville, Florida.

1966 Charlie Grover (second drummer for Sponge) is born.

1963 "Walk In The Room"/"Till You'll Say You'll Be Mine" is released by Jackie DeShannon; the A-side is later covered by numerous artists.

1963 On the BBC program That Was The Week That Was, Millicent Martin performs "In The Summer Of His Years," which was written in haste after the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

1963 #1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I'm Leaving It Up To You" by Dale and Grace.

1960 Elvis Presley's first post-Army film, G.I. Blues, is officially released.

1954 Bruce Hornsby is born in Williamsburg, Virginia.

1940 Freddie Marsden (drummer for Gerry and the Pacemakers) is born in Toxteth, Liverpool, England.

1939 Betty Everett is born in Greenwood, Mississippi.

Chinese Democracy Is Released

 
2008Fourteen years after Axl Rose started working on it, the Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy is released.

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1998 After his concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, Marilyn Manson has a backstage run-in with Spin magazine editor Craig Marks, who claims that Manson assaults and threatens to kill him

1992 Miley Cyrus is born Destiny Hope Cyrus in Franklin, Tennessee. Nicknamed "Smiley," later shortened to "Miley," she is the first child of country star Billy Ray Cyrus. She also has a famous godmother: Dolly Parton.

1976 Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested outside of Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion after waving a pistol and demanding to see "The King."

1970 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord."

1963 The first episode of Dr Who is broadcast; it features the classic electronic music theme.

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