Τρίτη, 22 Νοεμβρίου 2016

THIS DAY IN MUSIC


November 22nd: On this Day
1957, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel appeared as Tom and Jerry on ABC-TV's American Bandstand. Close friends through childhood, the first time they appeared on stage together was in a school play, Alice in Wonderland (Simon as the White Rabbit, Garfunkel as the Cheshire Cat). They later began performing together in their junior year as Tom and Jerry, with Simon as Jerry Landis and Garfunkel as Tom Graph. 
1963, The Beatles released their second album 'With The Beatles' which went on to spend 51 weeks on the UK charts. The LP had advance orders of a half million and sold another half million by September 1965, making it the second album to sell a million copies in the UK, (after the soundtrack to the 1958 film South Pacific). 
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1965, Bob Dylan married Sara Lowndes in a secret ceremony during a break in his tour. The marriage took place under an oak tree on a judge's lawn on Mineola, Long Island, New York. Sara who is the mother of singer Jakob Dylan filed for divorce on March 1st 1977. 
1968, The Beatles double White Album was released in the UK. Featuring 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da', 'Dear Prudence', 'Helter Skelter', 'Blackbird' 'Back In The USSR' and George Harrison's 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. Priced at £3.13 shillings, ($8.76), it spent eight weeks as the UK No.1 album. 
1969, Iron Butterfly supported by Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) appeared at the Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. The gig was held in the school's 3,500- seat Crenshaw Gymnasium. 
1975, Scottish comedian Billy Connolly was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a parody of the Tammy Wynette song D.I.V.O.R.C.E. Connolly's early career as a singer led to him forming a folk-pop duo called The Humblebums in the late 60's, with future rock star Gerry Rafferty. 
1975, KC and the Sunshine Band started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'That's The Way (I Like It)', the group's second US No.1 of the year, it made No.4 in the UK. 
1980, ABBA scored their sixth UK No.1 album when Super Trouper started a nine week run at the top of the charts. The album which features the No.1 singles 'The Winner Takes It All' and 'Super Trouper', became the biggest-selling of 1980 in the UK. 
1986, The Human League went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Human', making them the 8th UK act to score a US No.1 single in 1986. 
1986, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble kicked off a 149-date North American and European tour at the Towson Center in Towson, Maryland. 
1987, Jesus and Mary Chain singer Jim Reid was arrested in Canada after being accused of assaulting members of the audience with his microphone stand, he was released on $2,000 bail. 
1990, Bill Wyman announced that his 17-month marriage to model Mandy Smith was over. With the consent of her mother, Smith had started dating the 47-year-old Rolling Stones bassist when she was aged 13.
1991, Alice Cooper came to the rescue of two fans; Patrick and Dee Ann Kelly, whose California home was about to be re-possessed. Patrick had painted Coopers face on the house to help sell the property. Mr Cooper signed autographs to help raise money for the couple. 
1994, Pearl Jam released their third studio album Vitalogy, which was first released on vinyl and became the first vinyl album to appear on the US chart, since the domination of the compact disc format. They followed the release in other formats two weeks later, whereupon it became the second-fastest-selling CD in history, behind only the band's previous release Vs. 
1997, INXS singer Michael Hutchence was found dead in his hotel suite in Sydney. He was 37. Hutchence body was found at 11.50am naked behind the door to his room. He had apparently hanged himself with his own belt and the buckle broke away and his body was found kneeling on the floor and facing the door. It had been suggested that his death resulted from an act of auto eroticism, no forensic or other evidence to substantiate that suggestion was found. 
1998, Alanis Morissette was at No.1 on the US album chart with her fourth album ‘Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie.’ The first single from album 'Thank You' received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance". 
2002, The surviving members of The Doors Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, announced they would record and tour again with a new line up including ex- Cult singer Ian Astbury and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland. Original drummer John Densmore was not able to take part because he was suffering from severe tinnitus. 
2004, Ozzy Osbourne struggled with a burglar who escaped with jewellery worth about £2m from his Buckinghamshire mansion. Osbourne told reporters that he had the masked raider in a headlock as he tried to stop him. The burglar broke free and jumped 30 ft from a first floor window. A large amount of jewellery was stolen in the raid in which two burglars were involved. 
2004, U2 shot the video for 'All Because Of You' from a moving flat bed truck on the streets of Brooklyn in New York City. Later in the day, they performed a brief concert under the Brooklyn Bridge, which was taped by MTV for a later showing. 
2005, Poems written by Bob Dylan in his college days sold for $78,000 (£45,000) at a New York City auction. The 16 pages of poems were the first known time Robert Zimmerman used the Dylan name and came from his studies at the University of Minnesota during 1959-60. 
2005, A gig by former Stone Roses front man Ian Brown was abandoned after 20 minutes because the floor at the venue began to sag. 2,000 people were told to leave Newcastle's Carling Academy, which had only been open for a month. Organisers said it was simply a safety precaution after joists under the main dance floor came out of their springs. 
2010, After just one week of availability on the iTunes store, The Beatles music sold more than 450,000 albums and 2 million individual songs. The Fab Four's debut on iTunes was accompanied by an extensive world-wide marketing campaign. 
November 22nd: Born on this day
1941, Born on this day, Jessie Colin Young, The Youngbloods, (1969 US No.5 single 'Get Together'). 
1943, Born on this day, Floyd Sneed, drums, Three Dog Night, (1970 UK No.3 & US No.1 single 'Mama Told Me Not To Come'). 
1946, Born on this day, Aston Barrett, The Upsetters, Bob Marley and the Wailers, (1981 UK No.8 single 'No Woman No Cry', plus over Ten other UK Top 40 singles). 
1950, Born on this day, Steven Van Zandt, (Little Steven or Miami Steve), guitarist with South Side Johnny, then Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul. Created music-industry activist group Artists United Against Apartheid as an action against the Sun City resort in South Africa, Springsteen, U2,Bob Dylan and Run DMC, collaborated on 'Sun City'. Starred as Silvio Dante in the TV Series 'The Sopranos'. 
1950, Born on this day, Tina Weymouth, bass, Talking Heads, (1983 US No.9 single 'Burning Down The House', 1985 UK No.6 single 'Road To Nowhere'), Tom Tom Club, (1981 UK No.7 single 'Wordy Rappinghood'). 
1957, Born on this day, Sharon Bailey, Amazulu, (1986 UK No.5 single 'Too Good To Be Forgotten') 
1960, Born on this day, James Morrison, (Jim Bob), Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, 1992 UK No.7 single 'The Only Living Boy In New Cross'). 
1962, Born on this day, Neil Fraser, guitar, Tindersticks, (1993 album 'Tindersicks'). 
1966, Born on this day, Francis Anthony 'Eg' White, songwriter and producer. Member of Brother Beyond in the late 1980s, Will Young, Natalie Imbruglia, James Morrison, Kylie Minogue, Adele and Duffy have all recorded his songs. 
1968, Born on this day, Rasa Don, Arrested Development, (1992 UK No.2 single 'People Everyday'). 
1970, Born on this day, Chris Fryar, American drummer and a member of the Grammy Award winning group, Zac Brown Band. 
1978, Born on this day, Karen O, singer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, (2006 UK No. 18 single ‘Gold Lion’). 
1979, Scott Robinson, vocals, Five, (1998 UK No.2 single 'Everybody Get Up', 1999 UK No.1 single 'Keep On Movin'). 
1981, Born on this day, Ben Adams, vocals, A1, (2000 UK No.1 single, 'Same Old Brand New You').

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