Saturday, November 5, 2016

Today in Music History...November 5, 2016

Music History: November 5



1931: Ike Turner
1936: Billy Sherrill
1941: Art Garfunkel
1943: Pablo Gomez (Los Bravos)
1946: Gram Parsons (Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers)
1947: Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits)
1947: Donnie McDougall (The Guess Who)
1948: Peter Hammill (Van Der Graff Generator)
1950: Dennis Provisore (The Grass Roots)
1957: David Moyse (Air Supply)


1942: George M. Cohan
1960: Johnny Horton
1977: Guy Lombardo
1986: Bobby Nunn (The Coasters)
2000: Governor Jimmie Davis
2002: Billy Guy (The Coasters)
2003: Bobby Hatfield (The Righteous Brothers)
2005: Link Wray


1967: Kenny Rogers and his group The First Edition make their television debut on CBS' Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
1967: A passenger train derails at Hither Green near London, killing 49 people and injuring 78. Among the passengers who escaped with no injuries: the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb, who helps injured passengers from the car for three hours and is nevertheless taken to a nearby hospital in a state of shock. 
 1967: Tired of his latest hobby, Elvis auctions off several items of horse-riding paraphernalia at his Circle G ranch in Horn Lake, MS. 2,000 fans attend the auction.
1968: Peter Noone, lead singer of Herman's Hermits, marries Mireille Strasser at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Mayfair, London; the couple are still married.
1970: Long since retired from touring with his group, Brian Wilson joins the Beach Boys on stage at the Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles only to suffer inner ear damage in his good ear from an excessively loud sound system. After losing his balance a few times, he is helped backstage.
1971: Two firsts at tonight's Elvis Presley show at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Minneapolis, MI: comic Jackie Kahane begins his lifelong stint as opening act, and Elvis ends the show with cape outstretched in a bizarrely Christlike pose -- another gimmick that will become a staple of Elvis' live act.
1972: The Jackson 5 Show, the group's second television special, airs on CBS.
1973: Who guitarist Pete Townshend storms off the stage at tonight's gig in Newcastle, England, after discovering that the backing track the band plays along to is running 15 seconds behind.
1979: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones has his divorce from first wife Bianca Jagger finalized.
1982: Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys part ways on the orders of Wilson's new psychiatrist and caretaker, Dr. Eugene Landy.
1988: The Beach Boys set two records with their latest #1 hit, "Kokomo," which marks the group as having the longest gap between chart-toppers (21 years and ten months from 1966's "Good Vibrations") and the longest stretch of career #1s (dating back to their first, "I Get Around," 24 years and four months earlier).
1988: Kylie Minogue's version of "The Loco-Motion" hits #1 in the US, making it the first song to ever take the top spot three separate times in three different versions (the 1962 Little Eva original and the 1974 Grand Funk Railroad cover).
1992: Tom Jones guest stars on tonight's "Marge Gets a Job" episode of FOX-TV's The Simpsons, a move that revived his dormant career.
1995: A charity performance of The Wizard Of Oz is staged at New York's Lincoln Center, featuring Jewel (Dorothy), Jackson Browne (The Scarecrow), Roger Daltrey (The Tin Man), and Nathan Lane (The Cowardly Lion).
2000: The Who guest star on tonight's "A Tale of Two Springfields" episode of FOX-TV's The Simpsons.
2005: Beach Boys singer Mike Love sues former leader Brian Wilson for using his likeness and the band trademark in his promotion of the SMiLE project, a reconstructed release of the band's legendary "lost" 1967 album.


1965: The Who, "My Generation"
1970: Led Zeppelin, "Immigrant Song"


1929: McKinney's Cotton Pickers, "Plain Dirt"
1969: Jerry Reed, "Amos Moses"
1973: Bob Dylan: "You Angel You," "Going, Going, Gone"


1966: The Monkees' "Last Train To Clarksville" hits #1



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