Friday, November 10, 2017

More Music History for November 10, 2017 (with links)

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1958 -

November 10
Sam Cooke and members of his back-up band, which included Lou Rawls, were slightly injured when the car they were riding in left the road near Marion, Arkansas, killing the driver, Edward Cunningham.

November 10
A Billboard magazine article notes that Beechnut gum's sales have gone up 100 percent since becoming an American Bandstand sponsor.

November 10
Conway Twitty had the top tune on the Billboard chart with "It's Only Make Believe". The singer, whose real name is Harold Lloyd Jenkins, took his stage name by combining two Southern US towns, Conway, Arkansas and Twitty, Texas.

1962 -

November 10
With worldwide sales of close to one million copies, Frank Ifield earns the second of his three UK number one hits when "Lovesick Blues" reaches the top. The song had been around since 1922 and was a Country & Western chart topper for Hank Williams in 1949. Ifield's version reached #44 on Billboard's Hot 100.

1968 -

November 10
Jefferson Airplane stir up some controversy on The Smothers Brothers Show when Grace Slick, appearing in black face, gives the black power fist salute at the end of "Crown Of Creation".

1973 -

November 10
Former Temptations member Eddie Kendricks scores his only solo, number one Pop hit with "Keep On Truckin". It got as high as #18 in the UK.

1979 -

November 10
The Eagles had the number one song in America with a tune that was co-written by Bob Seger, "Heartache Tonight". It only reached #40 in the UK.

1990 -

November 10
Ronnie Dyson, who had a Top Ten hit in 1970 with "Why Can't I Touch You", died of heart failure and lung disease. Dyson rose to fame after playing a leading role in the Broadway production of Hair in the late 1960s. Although he continued to record for many years, Dyson could never match the success of "Why Can't I Touch You".

2002 -

November 10
Viewers of the UK music channel VH1 voted Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" as the most romantic song ever. In 2nd place was Willie Nelson's "You Were Always On My Mind" and 3rd was "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion.

2008 -

November 10
After the anti-child-abuse group Kidscape filed a complaint, the British exam board recalled a high school music test that included convicted child molester Gary Glitter's 1973 hit "I'm the Leader of the Gang" in its suggested listening section. Group head Michele Elliott said "The role model is morally decrepit. It's just inappropriate."

2009 -

November 10
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled that because Joe Jackson does not stand to inherit any of his son's assets, he has no standing to challenge the executors.

2013 -

November 10
Boy George announced that he was reforming Culture Club to record a new album called "Tribes" in early 2015 on the band's own label.

2015 -

November 10
77-year-old Allen Toussaint died after suffering a heart attack following a concert he performed in Spain. The legendary New Orleans pianist, songwriter, producer and performer penned or produced such classics as "Working in a Coal Mine", "Mother-In-Law", "Lady Marmalade", "Play Something Sweet" and "Southern Nights".

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