Thursday, November 3, 2016

Today in Music History...November 3, 2016

Music History: November 3



1930: Mabel John
1933: John Barry
1943: Bert Jansch
1946: Nick Simper (Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, Deep Purple)
1946: Tommy Dee (John Fred and his Playboy Band)
1948: Lulu


2002: Lonnie Donegan
2006: Paul Mauriat


1957: CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show accidentally cuts off Sam Cooke mid-song when "You Send Me" isn't given enough time at the end of tonight's show. Sullivan invites the singer back the next month to make up for it.
1958: PFC Elvis Presley goes on maneuvers for the first time, with the 32nd Tank regiment near the border of Germany and Czechoslovakia.
1962: Billboard magazine drops the "Western" from its "Country and Western" chart title.
1964: Mayor Ralph Locker of Cleveland, OH, bans the Rolling Stones from playing the city ever again after a teenager falls from a balcony during the group's concert. Locker is quoted as commenting, "Such groups do not add to the community's culture or entertainment."
1967: The Beatles complete filming on their ill-fated movie Magical Mystery Tour.
 1972: Carly Simon and James Taylor, icons of the Seventies singer-songwriter movement and the highest-paid couple in entertainment, are married at Simon's apartment in Manhattan. Later, at a celebratory concert at Radio City Music Hall, Taylor quips: "I don't know whether to be more nervous about the concert or the marriage." The union lasts eleven years.
1977: Elton John announces his retirement during a concert at London's Empire Pool. He would return to the music business within a year and a half.
1990: After being featured prominently in the smash hit film Ghost, the Righteous Brothers' version of "Unchained Melody" returns to the top of the UK charts after 25 years.
1991: Legendary rock promoter Bill Graham's funeral in San Francisco is attended by over 300,000 people, though the many musical acts that perform -- the Grateful Dead, Crosby Stills, Nash and Young, Santana, and Joan Baez -- may have helped the turnout.
1995: Hootie and the Blowfish reach an out-of-court settlement with Bob Dylan for an undisclosed amount after courts rule the adult alternative powerhouse of a group lifted lyrics from Dylan's "Tangled Up In Blue" for their recent hit "Only Wanna Be With You."
1997: In Santa Monica, CA, Billy Preston is sentenced to three years in prison for cocaine possession and violating parole.
2004: Eric Clapton is made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace.
2006: Donny Osmond guest stars on ABC's soap opera All My Children.


1957: Jerry Lee Lewis, "Great Balls Of Fire"
1957: Danny and the Juniors, "At The Hop"
1965: Elvis Presley, Harum Scarum


1941: Glenn Miller, "String Of Pearls"
1963: Gale Garnett, "We'll Sing In The Sunshine"
1965: The Beatles, "Michelle"


1951: Tony Bennett's "Cold, Cold, Heart" hits #1
1956: Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender" hits #1
1962: The Crystals' "He's A Rebel" hits #1
1979: The Eagles LP The Long Run hits #1


1976: Firefall's self-titled LP is certified gold

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