Saturday, November 14, 2009

This Date In Music History-November 14


Sherri Payne - Supremes (1944)

Accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco (real name Stanley Dural) (1947)

James Young - Styx (1949)

Barry Brandt - Angel (1951)

Steven Bishop (1951)

Frankie Banali - Quiet Riot (1953)

Alec John Such - Bon Jovi (1956)

Nic Dalton - Lemonheads (1964)

Joe Simmons, a.k.a "Run" of Run-D.M.C. (1964)

Stuart Stapels - Tindersticks (1965)

Jeannette Jurado - Expose (1965)

Brian Yale - Matchbox 20 (1968)

Brendan Benson - Raconteurs (1970)

Douglas Payne - Travis (1972)

Travis Barker - Blink 182 (1975)

They Are Missed:

A member of John Mellencamp's band, keyboardist John Cascella, was found dead in his car in Indiana in 1992. Authorities suspected that Cascella had a heart attack while driving.

Born today in 1936, Freddie Garrity, vocals, Freddie & The Dreamers, (1965 #1 single "I'm Telling You Now"). Died on May 19, 2006.

Born on this day in 1938, Cornell Gunter, The Coasters, (1958 #1 single "Yakety Yak") Gunter was murdered on 26th February 1990.


Leonard Bernstein made his debut with the New York Philhamonic in 1943 when he filled in for the ailing Bruno Walter prior to a nationally broadcast concert. Bernstein was 25 years old and was an assistant conductor at the time.

A re-issue of Bill Haley & the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" debuts, again, on the U.K charts in 1955. It's only the second of the song's five chart appearances. Others follow in 1956, 1968 and 1974.

Jerry Lee Lewis cuts his first tracks, including his debut single "Crazy Arms," for Sun Records in Memphis in 1956. It was credited to Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano.

In 1960, Billboard reports Elvis Presley's "It's Now or Never" becomes the fastest selling single in U.K. history. It sold 780,000 copies in the first week of release.

Ray Charles went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1960 with "Georgia On My Mind." His cover of this Hoagy Carmichael's 1930 standard, became the first of three #1 hits for the singer.

The Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii" premiered in 1961.

The Beatles played the final show of a 14 night run at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany in 1962

The Supremes' "Come See about Me" entered the Hot 100 in 1964, where it will remain for 14 weeks, eventually becoming their third release in a row to reach #1.

The single "Daydream Believer" by the Monkeys, went gold in 1967.

In 1969, "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies was at #1 on the UK singles chart. The single became the longest running one hit wonder in the UK with eight week's at the top of the charts. It was the first #1 performed by cartoon characters. Ummm, they didn't really sing, it was the voice of Ron Dante and others. The single was also very big in the US, going to #1 for four weeks that same year. The song was written by the song writing team of Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich (who also provided back up vocals). By the way, the cartoon characters names were Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and the infamous Jughead.

Santana's "Black Magic Woman" was released in 1970.

'Gaucho,' Steely Dan's seventh album – and last new music that will usher from them for 20 years – was released in 1980. It yields a Top Ten single, "Hey Nineteen."

In 1987, Sonny & Cher appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and were prodded by Letterman into singing "I Got You Babe" on his show.

The soundtrack from the film 'Dirty Dancing' went to #1 on the US album chart in 1987.

In 1990, record producer Frank Farin fired Milli Vanilli singers Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan because they were insisting on singing on their new album. Yeh, that'll work.....

Also in 1990, the Who's Pete Townshend confessed his bisexuality to Newsweek. Says Pete, "I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman. And I won't be classified as just a man." Ewwwwwww....

Over 1,000 New Kids On The Block 'fans' were given medical treatment after a minor riot during a concert in Berlin, Germany in 1991.

Michael Jackson's controversial 11-minute "Black or White" video debuts on television in 1991. It is a teaser for 'Dangerous,' his third #1 album in a row and the source of seven more hit singles.

R. Kelly released his self-titled second album in 1995, featuring the singles "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" and "You Remind Me of Something." It topped the Billboard 200.

Marilyn Manson's released "Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)" in 2000. The cover of the album was banned by several retail chains due to the cover art. The banning chains released an alternate cover. The cover depicts Manson on a crucifix.

Two high-profile hip-hop releases went head-to-head in 2003 as Jay-Z's valedictory "The Black Album" and 50 Cent's G-Unit debut "Beg for Mercy" land in stores simultaneously.

In 2004, the Rolling Stones were refused permission to pursue a claim against their former record company Decca for unpaid royalties through the courts. A High Court judge in London said the dispute would go to arbitration and not be decided in court. The dispute was over their "Forty Licks" compilation CD, which was released in 2002 and was the first collection to span their entire career.

A four-disc Sublime box set titled “Everything Under the Sun” was released in 2006. The career-spanning collection features music videos, live performances, a band interview, unreleased demos, live rarities, studio outtakes and remixes (including a mid-'90s mix by Snoop Dogg). The package comes 10 years after the death of Sublime frontman Brad Nowell from a drug overdose.

The Beatles have the most discs on a Top 100 list of all-time greatest albums that was chosen by Time magazine staff in 2006. Hip bunch, they are. The five Beatles albums are "Rubber Soul," "Revolver," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "The White Album" and "Abbey Road." Bob Dylan's three albums are "Highway 61 Revisited," "Blonde On Blonde" and "Time Out of Mind." The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and U2 manage to place two albums each on the list.

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