Music History: November 5th:
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2017 Robert Knight, who had a hit with "Everlasting Love," dies at 72.
2014 It's a big day in Las Vegas, as Kiss begins their first residency with a show at the Hard Rock, while Britney Spears is honored with a key to the strip in celebration of her successful concert production at Planet Hollywood, which began in December 2013.
2007 Garth Brooks plays the first of nine sold-out shows at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, which opened a month earlier. When baseball season begins in 2008, the Kansas City Royals begin a tradition of playing "Friends In Low Places" during the sixth inning of every home game.
2005 Beach Boys singer Mike Love sues the group's mastermind Brian Wilson, whom Love claims is "shamelessly misappropriating Mike Love's songs, likeness and the Beach Boys trademark" in promotion for his album SMiLE. The lawsuit is later dismissed.
2005 Link Wray (of Link Wray & His Ray Men) dies of heart failure at age 76 at his home in Copenhagen, Denmark.
2003 Bobby Hatfield (of The Righteous Brothers) dies of a cocaine-induced heart attack at age 63.
2002 Justin Timberlake releases his debut solo album, Justified. It debuts at #2 in America and earns Top 5 entries with the singles "Cry Me A River" and "Rock Your Body."
2002 Billy Guy (original baritone singer of The Coasters) dies of heart disease at age 66.
2000 The Who guest star on the "A Tale of Two Springfields" episode of The Simpsons.
2000 Jimmie Davis, a country singer-songwriter who also served as governor of Louisiana from 1960-1964, dies at age 101 of a possible stroke. In 1945, he had a #1 hit on the country chart with "There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder."
2000 U2 scores their eighth UK #1 album when All That You Can't Leave Behind tops the chart, keeping Blur off the top.
1999 Mariah Carey makes her acting debut, playing a temperamental opera singer in the romantic comedy The Bachelor, starring Chris O'Donnell and Renée Zellweger.
1996 Jazz tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris, who was also credited for introducing the electrically amplified saxophone, dies of bone cancer and kidney disease at age 62.
1995 A charity performance of The Wizard of Oz in Concert 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).
1992 Tom Jones appears on The Simpsons in the episode "Marge Gets a Job."
1989 The 44-year-old, thrice married and divorced Ritchie Blackmore meets the 18-year-old Candice Isralow on a football field in New York State. They form Blackmore's Night in 1997 and finally get married in 2008.
1989 Ukrainian pianist and composer Vladimir Horowitz dies of a heart attack at age 86.
1988 Edie Brickell and New Bohemians are the musical guests on Saturday Night Live. Brickell meets Paul Simon on the broadcast, whom she marries in 1992.
1987 Bobby Nunn (original bass vocalist for The Coasters) dies of heart failure at age 61.
1987 Kevin Jonas (of The Jonas Brothers) is born in Teaneck, New Jersey. As the eldest, he's the sole Jonas brother until Joe is born two years later.
1982 Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys part ways on the orders of Wilson's new psychiatrist and caretaker, Dr. Eugene Landy.
1979 Mick Jagger officially divorces his first wife, Bianca.
1977 A record store manager in Nottingham, England, is arrested for displaying a poster promoting The Sex Pistols' album Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols.
1977 Guy Lombardo (of Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians) dies of a heart attack at age 75.
1974 Ryan Adams is born David Ryan Adams in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He'll front the alt country band Whiskeytown before embarking on a solo career.
1974 The Eagles release "Best Of My Love."
1973 Bob Dylan records "You Angel You" and "Going, Going, Gone."
1972 The Jackson 5 Show, the group's second television special, airs on CBS.
1971 Two firsts at tonight's Elvis Presley show at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota: 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.
1971 Jonny Greenwood (lead guitarist, keyboardist of Radiohead) is born in Oxford, England.
1970 Long since retired from touring with his group, Brian Wilson joins The Beach Boyson 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.
1970 Twin sisters Heather and Jennifer Kinley (of the country duo The Kinleys) are born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1970 Led Zeppelin releases "Immigrant Song."
1969 Jerry Reed records "Amos Moses."
1968 On his 21st birthday, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits) marries Mireille Strasser at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in London.
1967 Kenny Rogers makes his TV debut, appearing with his group The First Editionon The 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 Presleyauctions off several items of horse-riding paraphernalia at his Circle G ranch in Horn Lake, Mississippi. 2,000 fans attend the auction.
1966 The Monkees' "Last Train To Clarksville" hits #1, where it will stay for one week.
1965 The Who release "My Generation" in the US.
1963 Andrea McArdle is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Known for originating the title role of Annie on Broadway.
1960 Country singer Johnny Horton, age 35, dies in an automobile accident near Milano, Texas.
1959 Bryan Adams is born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
1957 David Moyse (guitarist for Air Supply) is born in Adelaide, Australia.
1957 Mike Score (lead singer of A Flock of Seagulls) is born in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Before landing his famous gig, he makes a living as a hairdresser.
1948 Don McDougall (guitarist for The Guess Who) is born in Canada.
1948 Peter Hammill (lead vocalist for Van Der Graaf Generator) is born in Ealing, London, England.
1947 Peter Noone is born in Davyhulme, Manchester, England. He becomes lead singer of Herman's Hermits.
1946 Dance singer Loleatta Holloway ("Love Sensation") is born in Chicago.
1946 Gram Parsons (of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers) is born Ingram Cecil Connor III in his mom's hometown of Winter Haven, Florida, but will reside in Waycross, Georgia.
1943 Pablo Gomez (drummer for Los Bravos) is born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
1942 George M. Cohan, a fixture on Broadway as an entertainer and composer, dies of cancer at age 64. Wrote the standards "Over There," "The Yankee Doodle Boy," and "You're A Grand Old Flag."
1941 Art Garfunkel (half of the folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel) is born in Queens, New York. He meets Paul Simon in elementary school when the pair are cast to perform in Alice in Wonderland for sixth grade graduation.
1936 "Stand By Your Man" songwriter Billy Sherrill is born in Phil Campbell, Alabama.
1931 Ike Turner is born in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
1929 McKinney's Cotton Pickers record "Plain Dirt."
1911 Cowboy singer and film star Roy Rogers (Sons of the Pioneers) is born Leonard Franklin Slye in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Beach Boys Land First #1 In 22 Years With "Kokomo"
The Beach Boys, who haven't had a #1 hit since "Good Vibrations" in 1966, top the charts with the Brian Wilson-less "Kokomo," used in the movie Cocktail. It's the longest gap between #1 hits for any artist.
2012 With one day to go until the United States presidential election, dozens of music stars take to the press to support incumbent Barack Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Those voicing support for Obama include Jay-Z, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, and Stevie Wonder. This should come as no surprise, as music celebrities traditionally come out to support the progressive candidate in elections.
1999 Van Halen announce that lead singer Gary Cherone is leaving the band. All parties claim the split is amicable.
1994 The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut solo single, "Juicy," peaks at #27 on the pop charts.
1971 After Elvis Presley's set at the Met Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, announcer Al Dvorin tells the crowd, "Elvis has left the building." The phrase soon enters the cultural lexicon, used to signal that an event is truly over.