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Music History: November 12th:


2012 The Rolling Stones release GRRR!, a hits compilation album.

2011 Blues drummer Doyle Bramhall dies of heart failure in his sleep in Alpine, Texas, at age 62. He worked with both Jimmie Vaughan (in The Chessmen) and Stevie Ray Vaughan (in The Nightcrawlers).

2010 Katy Perry launches her first fragrance, "Purr."

2010 Ne-Yo welcomes his first child, baby girl Madilyn Grace, with girlfriend Monyetta Shaw.

2008 John Ronald "Mitch" Mitchell (drummer for Jimi Hendrix) dies after years of alcohol-related health problems in Portland, Oregon, at age 61.

2005 Mariah Carey wins Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for The Emancipation of Mimi and R&B Voice of the Year and Best R&B Song for "We Belong Together" at the Vibe Awards.

2004 The funeral of longtime (and highly influential) British DJ John Peel is held in Suffolk, England, with attendees including Robert Plant, The White Stripes, and members of Underworld, Pulp, and The Undertones. Peel died of a heart attack on October 25.

2003 Session drummer Tony Thompson (of The Power Station and Chic) dies of kidney cancer in Los Angeles, California, at age 48, two months after Power Station bandmate Robert Palmer died from a heart attack.

1999 Glam legend Gary Glitter is acquitted in England's Bristol Crown Court of sexual assault on a minor stemming from an incident with a fan in the '80s; however, that same day, Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) is sentenced to four months in jail for four counts of possessing child pornography found in 1997.

1999 Kid Rock and Lauryn Hill top the 1999 Billboard Music Video Awards, held at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

1998 Madonna draws the Best Female and the Best Album (Ray of Light) honors at the 1998 MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan.

1997 Taiwanese pop singer Chang Yu-Sheng dies 31 weeks after a car accident leaves him in a coma, at age 31.

1997 Rainer Ptacek, blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies nearly two years after a brain tumor diagnosis in Tucson, Arizona, at age 46.

1997 Billy Preston is sentenced to four years in prison in California's Avenal State Prison for cocaine use and fraud when he arranged a fake burglary of his home in 1994. He will serve a year and a half.

1997 More than $2 million are raised at the Neil Bogart Memorial Fund's 1997 Children's Choice Award dinner honoring Grammy-winning producer/songwriter David Foster. Performers and guests include Az Yet, All-4-One, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman and Cindy Crawford.

1997 Carly Simon is hospitalized with breast cancer, undergoing both chemo and a mastectomy.

1990 Ron Wood, formerly of The Faces and currently of The Rolling Stones, is badly injured when hit by a car in London, breaking both legs.

1988 "Wild, Wild West" by The Escape Club hits #1 on the Hot 100.

1987 Sly Stone arrives one hour late for a major comeback concert in Santa Monica, California, only to be arrested at the gig for failure to pay child support.

1984 R&B singer Omarion (lead singer for B2K) is born Omari Ishmael Grandberry in Inglewood, California.

1983 With some fabricated Swahili ("Tambo liteh sette mo-jah!"), Lionel Richie hits #1 in America with "All Night Long (All Night)."

1983 Complete with some mock Swahili ("Shambo Nitte Festiva, Yo!"), Lionel Richie's party song "All Night Long (All Night)" hits #1 in America for the first of four weeks.

1979 Jefferson Airplane/Starship singer Marty Balin premieres his new rock opera, Rock Justice, at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco.

1976 Queen release "Somebody To Love."

1976 R&B singer and actor Tevin Campbell is born in Waxahachie, Texas. Known for '90s hits like "Tell Me What You Want Me To Do," "Can We Talk," and "I'm Ready."

1969 The Supremes and The Temptations' second joint TV special, G.I.T. On Broadway, airs on NBC. (The title stands for "Gettin' It Together"; the show consists of both groups performing show tunes.)

1966 At Sokol Hall in San Francisco, the Grateful Dead play a show for the Hells Angels biker gang.

1966 Teens on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip protesting a recent curfew are beaten by police, inspiring Stephen Stills to write the Buffalo Springfield hit "For What It's Worth."

1966 The Monkees' LP The Monkees hits #1.

1966 Johnny Rivers' "Poor Side Of Town" hits #1.

1964 David Ellefson (bassist for Megadeth) is born in Jackson, Minnesota.

1964 Shirley Ellis records "The Name Game."

1964 On his 19th birthday, Neil Young writes "Sugar Mountain," where he reflects on his fleeting youth ("You can't be 20 on Sugar Mountain").

1964 David Bowie (then known as David Jones) appears on the BBC program Tonight as leader of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long Haired Men.

1960 Stage performer and comic Lord Buckley dies of a stroke in New York City, at age 54.

1955 Les McKeown (lead singer for Bay City Rollers) is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1955 Fats Domino is named the favorite Rhythm & Blues artist in Billboard's annual DJ's Poll.

1955 Chuck Berry is named the most promising Rhythm & Blues artist in Billboard's annual DJ's Poll.

1955 Billboard begins its "Top 100" chart, with the first #1 listed as "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing" by the Four Aces. The magazine wouldn't combine all its pop charts into one until 1959.

1951 The musical Paint Your Wagon opens at the Shubert Theater, New York City. In 1969, it's turned into a movie musical starring Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin.

1950 Country, gospel singer Barbara Fairchild, known for the 1973 country hit "The Teddy Bear Song," is born in Knobel, Arkansas.

1947 Buck Dharma (lead guitarist for Blue Oyster Cult) is born Donald Brian Roeser in Long Island, New York.

1944 Booker T. Jones (frontman for Booker T. & the MG's) is born in Memphis, Tennessee. (The "T" stands for Taliaferro.)

1943 Pop singer Brian Hyland is born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York.

1943 Errol Brown (frontman for Hot Chocolate) is born Lester Errol Brown is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

1942 R&B singer Arthur "Pooch" Tavares (of Tavares) is born in Providence, Rhode Island.

1941 Artie Shaw records "St. James Infirmary."

1939 Ruby Nash Curtis (of Ruby & the Romantics) is born in Akron, Ohio.

1936 R&B singer Charlotte Davis (of The Tune Weavers, known for the 1957 hit "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby") is born.

1936 Mort Shuman, singer-songwriter and pianist, is born in Brooklyn, New York City. Known for co-writing '60s rock 'n roll hits like "Viva Las Vegas."

1934 Charles Manson is born. Why is he on a music calendar? He wrote and recorded songs before he was imprisoned, including one called "Cease To Exist," which Dennis Wilson re-wrote for The Beach Boys as "Never Learn Not to Love."

1931 Abbey Road recording studios open in London's pricey St. John's Wood.

1930 Songwriter and music executive Bob Crewe is born Stanley Robert Crewe in Newark, New Jersey. Co-wrote many Four Seasons hits with Bob Gaudio, including "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Walk Like a Man."

1925 Louis Armstrong records "My Heart."

1917 Traditional pop singer Jo Stafford is born in Coalinga, California.

1911 Trumpet player Buck Clayton is born in Kansas.

1833 Composer Aleksandr Borodin, part of a group of Russian composers known as The Five, is born in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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1968 Jimi Hendrix's third album, Electric Ladyland, shows the famous guitarist on the cover along with a collection of naked women. You can only get it in England - the American version is released with an alternate cover.

1945 Neil Young is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is raised in the small, rural town of Omemee, Ontario, where the Youngtown Museum will be established in his honor.

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