Monday, November 2, 2009

This Date In Music History-November 2


Earl "Speedo" Carroll - Cadillacs/Coasters (1937)
David "Jay" Black - Jay and the Americans (1938)
Brian Poole - Tremeloes (1941)
Bruce Welch - Shadows (1941)
Keith Emerson - Emerson Lake and Palmer (1944)
John David Souther - Souther, Hillman, Furay Band (1945)
Dave Pegg - Fairport Convention (1947)
Maxine Nightingale (1952)
Chris Fairbrass - Right Said Fred (1956)
Carter Beauford - Dave Matthews Band (1957)
Matt Sorum - Guns n' Roses (1960)
k.d. lang (1961)
Dobby Dall - Poison (1965)
Reginald Arvizu - Korn (1969)
Chris Walla - Death Cab For Cutie (1975)
Nelly (Cornell Haynes Jr) (1979)

They Are Missed:

Influential bluesman Mississippi John Hurt died in 1966 (age 73). It was Hurt who wrote "Coffee Blues," the song that includes the phrase "lovin' spoonful."

Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz (better known as Ricky Ricardo) died in 1986.

Singer/songwriter Mort Shuman died in 1991 (age 52). He wrote songs for Elvis Presley and Janis Joplin, among others.


Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons" first appeared on the charts in 1955. It will become one of the biggest selling singles of its time.

In 1956, police used tear gas to break up a riot that broke out during a Fats Domino concert in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fats and three of his sidemen suffer minor injuries.

The Elvis Presley film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" premiered in 1962.

After complaining, to no avail, that the go-go dancers surrounding him on stage were distracting him, Dion walked off stage during a live taping of his performance for the British television show "Ready, Steady, Go" in London in 1963. Prima Donna.

The Beach Boys' "Be True To Your School" was released in 1963.

Peter Paul and Mary started a five week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1963 with "In The Wind" the group's second #1.

In 1967, the Beatles completed recording their next single "Hello Goodbye" at Abbey Road studios London with a second Paul McCartney bass line. The McCartney song had been selected for the A-side for The Beatles next single, the flip side to be Lennon’s "I Am the Walrus."

Stevie Wonder's "For Once In My Life" was released in 1968.

The avant-garde film "Sympathy for the Devil" premiered in San Francisco in 1969. It showed, among other things, the Rolling Stones in the studio recording the title song.

Columbia released Bob Dylan's "Greatest Hits Volume 2" in 1971.

Ringo Starr released his star-studded album "Ringo" in 1973. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison all performed on the record.

In 1974, George Harrison opened his North American tour in Vancouver, the first-ever solo tour by a Beatle and the first time Harrison himself had hit the road since 1966.

Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to #1 on the US album chart in 1974 with "So Far," the group's third US #1.

Stevie Wonder went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1974 with "You Haven't Done Nothin," the singers fourth US #1. It featured The Jackson Five on backing vocals.

The movie version of the Who's Quadrophenia, which features Sting, opened in 1979.

Stevie Wonder went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1985 with "Part-time Lover," his 9th US #1 hit.

The TV soundtrack from Miami Vice went to #1 on the US album chart in 1985. It spent a total of 11 weeks at #1.

"The Yellow Shark," an album of Frank Zappa conducting the Ensemble Modern, who perform 19 of his compositions, was released in 1993. It is the last album by Zappa released in his lifetime.

The Counting Crows went to #1 on the US album chart in 1996 with "Recovering From Satellites."

In 2002, armed police arrested an international gang who were planning to kidnap former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and her two young children. The gang had planned to ransom Victoria for £5m.

John Lennon's 17-track "Acoustic," album was released in 2004. The set featured "Working Class Hero" and "Watching The Wheels."

Led Zeppelin's eagerly-awaited reunion concert in London in 2007 was postponed for two weeks after guitarist Jimmy Page broke a finger. The tribute concert in honour of late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun scheduled for November 26 would now take place on December 10. More than a million fans applied for the 20,000 tickets available, which cost £125 each. Profits from the show would go towards scholarships in Ertegun's name in the UK, USA and the country of his birth Turkey.

In 2007, Ozzy Osbourne claimed his reputation had been tarnished after a party supposedly involving him was organised by US police officers to round up missing criminal suspects. Over 500 people in North Dakota with outstanding arrest warrants were sent invitations and more than 30 suspects turned up. Osbourne said it was "insulting" that his name had been used but police argued it was a "creative" way to fight crime. Ozzy had been selected because he was due to play a gig in a nearby arena, which was used to explain why he would supposedly have attending the party.

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