Monday, November 16, 2009

This Date In Music History-November 16


Garnet Mimms - Enchantments (1933)

Troy Seals - James Brown's Band (1938)

Winfred Lovett - Manhattans (1943)

Chi Coltrane (1948)

Pattie Santos - It's a Beautiful Day ("White Bird")(1949)

Gary 'Mani' Mounfield - Stone Roses (1962)

Diana Krall - Canadian singer, songwriter. Has become one of the best selling jazz artists of all-time. (1964)

David Kushner - Velvet Revolver (1965)

Bryan Abrams - Color Me Bad (1969)

They Are Missed:

Memphis soul singer O.V. Wright ("Ace of Spades") died in 1980 (age 41) after a long battle with drugs.

Dino Valente, who founded Quicksilver Messenger Service died in 1994.

Born today in 1916, Herb Abramson, producer, songwriter and co-founder of Atlantic records (died on November 9, 1999).

Grady Owen, guitarist with Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps died in 1999.

English pianist and composer Russ Conway died in 2000. Scored the 1959 UK #1 instrumentals "Side Saddle" and "Roulette," plus 17 other UK Top 40 hits.

In 2000, American rapper Joseph Calleja died of chronic intestinal disorder. Calleja had celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can cause stunted growth, as a result, he reached a maximum height of 3 feet, 9 inches (114 centimeters) by adulthood. He was a member of Kid Rock's band.

German guitarist, violinist and composer Michale Karoli with German art-rock group Can died of cancer in 2001 (age 53).


Elvis Presley's film debut, "Love Me Tender," opened in New York in 1956. Despite critical reaction, it takes in nearly $4 million in just two months.

In 1962, the Beatles recorded their second appearance on Radio Luxembourg, for the program 'The Friday Spectacular.' The Beatles were interviewed and they played in front of a live audience. Both sides of their latest single, "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You" were performed.

Nino Tempo and April Stevens went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1963 with "Deep Purple."

The Animals recorded "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" in 1964.

In 1968, Led Zeppelin played their first ever show in the north of England when they appeared at Manchester College of Science & Technology.

B.J. Thomas' "Hooked On A Feeling" was released in 1968.

1968, the Jimi Hendrix Experience went to #1 on the US album chart in 1968 with 'Electric Ladyland.' The double album included "Crosstown Traffic," "Voodoo Chile" and "All Along the Watchtower" and featured guest appearances by Dave Mason, Steve Winwood and Al Kooper.

Led Zeppelin's debut, actually released in early 1969, finally went gold in 1971. By this time, the group is getting ready for their fourth album, 'Led Zeppelin IV.'

In 1973, David Bowie starred in his first TV special, "1980 Floor Show," broadcast here on NBC'S "Midnight Special." The special had been taped a month earlier at London's Marquee Club, a favorite of Bowie's who used to play there with his first band. It was one of the few clubs that would book him because they were considered "a very freaky band."

John Lennon was at #1 in the US singles chart in 1974 with "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" (his first solo #1 hit). Elton John played on the session and made a deal with Lennon that if the song reached #1, Lennon would have to appear on stage live with Elton. Lennon kept his side of the deal and appeared live with Elton. They played three songs together: "I Saw Her Standing There," "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "Whatever Gets You Through the Night." Backstage after the concert, Lennon got back with Yoko Ono after a temporary split.

In 1977, the Canadian trio Rush received three gold records for '2112,' 'All the World's a Stage' and 'A Farewell to Kings.' The group, which started out as a Led Zeppelin-inspired power trio, opted for a more experimental progressive direction on those LPs and found itself a sizable audience.

Queen played at Madison Square Garden in New York in 1978 with several semi-nude women bicycling on stage for their hit "Fat Bottomed Girls." Slow news day......

The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton and Billy Preston make their acting debuts as the 'acting' debuts as the movie version of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" opened in 1978.

The album “Abracadabra,” with the catchy (obnoxious) title track, went platinum in 1982. Though it’s a huge seller, mercifully, it’s not the Steve Miller Band’s biggest album – “Fly Like An Eagle” still holds that honor.

Starship started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1985 with "We Built This City."

In 1987, former Clash drummer Topper Headon was jailed for 15 months at Maidstone Crown Court, England for supplying heroin to a man who later died.

In 1988, Stan Love, former Beach Boys manager and brother of lead singer Mike Love, was sentenced to 5 years probation for embezzling more than $300,000 from the group.

The Beatles' 'Anthology Volume 3' went to #1 on the American albums chart in 1996. The Beatles become the first act to have three #1 albums in a 12-month period.

Mase was at #1 on the US album charts in 1997 with 'Harlem World,' the rappers first #1 album.

In 2002, Texan multi-billionaire David Bonderman hired The Rolling Stones to play at his 60th birthday party held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The bands fee was $7.3 million.

Toby Keith was at #1 on the album chart in 2003 with 'Shock'n Y'all.'

In 2003, Kid Rock is named the Best Pop/Rock Male Artist at the American Music Awards. Linkin Park gets Best Alternative Performer.

In 2005, Kenny Chesney beat out 50 Cent to the #1 album spot, as the country star's 'The Road and the Radio' outsells the 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' soundtrack.

In 2006, Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ album was declared the Best Selling UK album of all time by The Official UK Charts Company. The chart which was made up of sales figures from the last fifty years showed their Greatest Hits compilation had sold 5,407,587 copies. The Beatles occupied second place with ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.’

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