Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This Date In Music History-November 10


Dave Loggins (1947)
Greg Lake - Emerson, Lake & Palmer/King Crimson (1948)
Bram Tchaikovsky - Motors (1949)
Donna Fargo (1949)
Ronnie Hammond - Atlanta Rhythm Section (1950)
Midge Ure - Ultravox (1953)
Mario Cipollina - Huey Lewis and the News (1954)
Chris Joyce - Simply Red (1957)
Frank Maudsley - A Flock Of Seagulls (1958)
Steve Mackey - Pulp (1966)
Andrew Vowles - Mushroom/Massive Attack (1967)
Derry Brownson - EMF (1970)
Warren G (1970)
Jacqueline Abbott - The Beautiful South (1973)
Jim Adkins - Jimmy Eat World (1975)
Eve (1978)
Drew McConnell - Babyshambles (1978)
Chris Joannon - Silverchair (1979)

They Are Missed:

Born today in 1941, Kyu Sakamoto, (1963 #1 & "Sukiyaki," the first ever Japanese US #1). Killed in a plane crash on 12th August 1985.

Ronnie Dyson ("Why Can't I Touch You") died of heart failure and lung disease in 1990.

Session guitarist Tommy Tedesco died of lung cancer in 1997 (age 67). Described by "Guitar Player" magazine as the most recorded guitarist in history recording with The Beach Boys, Everly Brothers, The Supremes, The Monkees, The Association, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Zappa, Sam Cooke, Cher, and Nancy and Frank Sinatra. And played on many TV themes including Bonanza, The Twilight Zone, M*A*S*H and Batman.

England's original shock rocker, Screaming Lord Sutch, was born in 1940. His band was the proving ground for young guitarists like Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Ritchie Blackmore. Died June 16, 1999

Keyboard player Johnny Griffith died in 2002. Had been a member of the Motown records house band, played on Marvin Gaye's "Heard It Through The Grapevine."


In 1955, Elvis Presley attended the fourth Country Music Disc Jockey Convention in Nashville Tennessee. Back at his hotel Mae Boren Axton played him a demo of a new song she had written with Tommy Durden called "Heartbreak Hotel."

A Billboard article in 1958 noted Dick Clark's "phenomenal" rapport with his teenage audience and advertisers see him as "one of the hottest merchandising and promotional properties" on the tube. The article points out that Beechnut gum's sales have gone up 100 percent since becoming an "American Bandstand" sponsor.

Sam Cooke suffered minor eye injuries in an auto accident near Marion, Arkansas in 1958, a crash which took the life of his driver, Edward Cunningham and also injured singer Lou Rawls.

Gregg Allman got a guitar for his 13th birthday in 1960. He and his 14 year-old brother Duane will learn to play the instrument by listening to blues records and in a year will form their first group, the Kings. Other groups include the Allman Joys and Hourglass before the Allman Brothers Band was put together in 1969.

In 1966, the English newspapers break the news that there will be no more Beatles tours. They were right.

The Moody Blues released the epic cut "Nights in White Satin" in 1967.

Also in 1967, the Beatles filmed three promotional films for their new single "Hello Goodbye" at the Saville Theatre in London. Each of the three film clips featured different costumes and Beatle antics. In the first film they wear their "Sgt. Pepper" uniforms, for the second The Beatles are wearing everyday clothes, the third film clip features shots from the first two films, plus additional shots of The Beatles (especially John) doing the twist. A Musician's Union ban on lip-sync broadcasts prevented the film being used on British television.

Led Zeppelin II was certified gold in 1969.

Elvis Presley's last feature film, "Change Of Habit" opened in 1969.

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry received a gold record in 1969. Interestingly, the song had been released 20 years earlier.

'Live/Dead,' the first of many live albums by the Grateful Dead was released in 1969. Compiled from concerts recorded in their hometown of San Francisco between January 26th and March 2nd, 1969, it remains one of their career highlights.

David Essex's "Rock On" was released in 1973.

Elton John started a eight-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1973 with "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," the singers third US #1.

Former lead singer with the Temptations Eddie Kendricks started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1973 with "Keep On Truckin."

The Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior in 1975 and became the subject of Gordon Lightfoot's song, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."

Even though MTV is still years away, Queen filmed the video for “Bohemian Rhapsody” in 1975. The song, aided by the video, goes to #1 in the U.K.

The Clash's second album "Give 'Em Enough Rope," was released in England on CBS Records in 1978. It will soon be their first US album release on Epic Records.

The Eagles went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1979 with "Heartache Tonight," the group's 5th and final US #1 hit.

Bruce Springsteen's Live 1975-1985 box set hit stores in 1986.

Mariah Carey started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1990 with "Love Takes Time," her second US #1.

Vanilla Ice started a 16-week run at #1 on the US album chart with "To The Extreme." Yes, that's right- 16 weeks! It got that bad in that year, thank gooodness for grunge.

In 1992, aSt. Louis judge found Guns 'n' Roses lead singer Axl Rose guilty of assault and property damage in connection with a riot at a 1991 concert at St. Louis' Riverport Amphitheatre. Rose's sentence was suspended and he was put on probation. Rose was also ordered to pay $10,000 each to 5 charities.

Bruce Springsteen released Tracks in 1998, a 56 song box set featuring demos, unreleased recordings and outtakes, from Springsteen's previous albums. The set debuts at #27 on the Billboard album chart.

Eminem was at #1 on the US album chart in 2002 with the "8 Mile Soundtrack."

Carrie Underwood was at #1 on the US album chart in 2007 with "Carnival Ride."

In 2008, Coldplay were declared the biggest-selling act of 2008 at the World Music Awards held in Monaco. The band picked up the prize – along with the Rock Act Of The Year award – after their current album 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends' topped charts around the globe. Other winners at the awards included Leona Lewis for Best Pop Female – and Best New Artist, Amy Winehouse was the winner in the Female Pop/Rock award, while Alicia Keys was named best in the R&B category. Lil' Wayne bagged the Hip-Hop/Rap Artist award, while Akon was declared the Biggest Internet Artist Of The Year.

Switchfoot rolled out "Hello Hurricane" in 2009. The album is inspired by the group’s ’05 work with Habitat For Humanity in Baton Rouge.

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