2nd November On This Day In Music History

1941 Brian Poole – singer and performer. Poole was the lead singer of 1960s Rock ‘n’ Roll band the Tremeloes (1957–1962) then Brian Poole and the Tremeloes (1962–1967) Daughters Karen and Shellie formed Alisha’s Attic in the 90’s.
1941 Bruce Welch born in Bognor Regis, Sussex, England. English guitarist, songwriter, producer and singer, best known as a member of The Shadows. (1960 UK No.1 single ‘Apache’ plus 28 other UK top 40 singles), Member of Marvin Welch and Farrar, and producer.
1944 Keith Emerson born in Todmorden, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He played keyboards in a number of bands before he found his first commercial success with the Nice(1968 UK No.21 single ‘America’) Emerson Lake and Palmer, (1977 UK No.2 single ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’). Emerson died on 11 March 2016 in Santa Monica, California, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His body was found at his Santa Monica home. Following an autopsy, the medical examiner ruled Emerson’s death a suicide, and concluded that he had also suffered from heart disease and from depression associated with alcohol. According to Emerson’s girlfriend Mari Kawaguchi, Emerson had become “depressed, nervous and anxious” because nerve damage had hampered his playing, and he was worried that he would perform poorly at upcoming concerts and disappoint his fans.
1945 John David Souther born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in Amarillo, Texas. Also known as JD Souther. American musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. He has written and co-written songs recorded by artists such as Linda Ronstadt and the Eagles.The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band, (1974 US No.27 single ‘Fallin’ In Love’).
1947 Carter Beauford born in Charlottesville, Virginia. American drummer, percussionist, and founding member of Dave Matthews Band. He is known for his ability to adapt to a variety of genres, and both his ambidextrous and his open hand drumming styles. He plays the drums and sings backing vocals in the band. (1998 US No.1 album ‘Before These Crowded Streets’, 2001 US No.1 album ‘Everyday’, 2001 UK No. 35 single ‘The Space Between’).
1947 Dave Pegg English born in Acocks Green, Birmingham, England. multi-instrumentalist and record producer, arguably most visible as a bass guitarist. He is the longest-serving member of the pre-eminent electric folk band Fairport Convention and has been bassist with a number of important folk and rock groups including The Ian Campbell Folk Group and Jethro Tull. (1969 UK No.21 single ‘Si Tu Dois Partir’).
1946 Les Chip Hawkes – UK Bassist with The Tremeloes from 1966–1972, 1979–1988.
1951 Lindy Morrison born in Queensland, Australia. She was the drummer in indie rock group The Go-Betweens from 1980 to 1989, appearing on all the band’s releases from their first LP in 1981 until the band’s first break up on 26 December 1989. Their song, “Cattle and Cane” from 1983’s Before Hollywood was selected by Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time.
1952 Maxine Nightingale born in Wembley, London. British R&B and soul music singer. (1975 UK No.8 single ‘Right Back Where We Started’).
1952 Jay Black born in New York City. US Lead Singer with Jay & The Americans.
1956 Chris Fairbrass – Guitarist with Right Said Fred, (1991 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘I’m Too Sexy’, 1993 UK No.1 album ‘Up’).
1958 Tommy Edwards was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘It’s All In The Game.’
1961 Kathryn Dawn Lang, (KD Lang),born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress.(1993 UK No.15 single ‘Constant Craving’).
1963 Peter Paul and Mary started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘In The Wind’ the groups second No.1.
1964 During a live ‘Ready Steady Go!’ TV show, singing ‘Donna The Prima Donna’ Dion walked off the show after becoming irritated by the audience dancing around him.
1965 Bobby Dall born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Bassist for the multi-platinum selling hard rock band Poison. The band have sold over 45 million records worldwide and have sold 15 million records in the United States alone. The band has also charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the Hot 100 number-one, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”. (1988 US No.1 & 1989 UK No.13 single ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’).
1967 Tom Jones kicked off a 22 date UK tour at Finsbury Park, Astoria with Kathy Kirby and The Ted Heath Orchestra.
1969 Andy Barker, 808 State, (1989 UK No.10 single ‘Pacific State’).
1969 Reginald Arvizu, bass, Korn, (1998 UK No.23 single ‘Got The Life’, 1998 US No.1 album, ‘Follow The Leader’).
1969 Sugar Sugar’ by The Archies was at No.1 on the UK singles chart.
1974 Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘So Far’, the groups third US No.1.
1974 George Harrison became the first Beatle to undertake a solo world tour when he played the first show of a 30-night tour in Vancouver, Canada.
1974 Stevie Wonder went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘You Haven’t Done Nothin’, the singers fourth US No.1. It featured The Jackson Five on backing vocals.
1975 Chris Walla, guitarist, Death Cab for Cutie, 2008 US No.1 album ‘Narrow Stairs.’
1979 Nelly, (Cornell Haynes Jr), 2000 US No.1 album ‘Country Grammar, ‘ 2002 US & UK No.1 single ‘Dilemma’.
1984 The Rev Marvin Gaye Sr. was sentenced to five years in prison for the manslaughter of his son, Marvin Gaye.
1984 U2 kicked off 10-date UK tour at London Academy, Brixton, London.
1985 Simple Minds scored their second UK No.1 album with ‘Once Upon A Time’ Including “Alive And Kicking”, “All The Things She Said” and “Sanctify Myself”.
1985 Stevie Wonder went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Part- time Lover’, his 9th US No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK.
1985 The TV soundtrack from Miami Vice went to No.1 on the US album chart. It spent a total of 11 weeks at No.1.
1986 Singer, songwriter Billy Bragg was arrested after cutting through wire fences at a US Air Base in Norfolk, England.
1987 Eric Clapton played the first of three nights at The Budokan, Tokyo.
1988 Wedding Present Appearing at the Queens Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, The Wedding Present supported by The Inspiral Carpets.
1991 Appearing at Wolverhampton Civic Hall, England, Tin Machine.
1991 Karyn White went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Romantic’, a No.23 hit in the UK.
1991 U2 had their second UK No.1 single with ‘The Fly’.
1993 P J & Duncan made their live debut at the Birmingham Dome, England.
1996 Counting Crows went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Recovering From Satellites’.
1996 The Beautiful South went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Blue Is The Colour’
1999 David Gray kicked off an 8 date UK tour at Leeds City Varieties.
1999 Foo Fighters released their third studio album ‘There Is Nothing Left to Lose’, the album marks the first appearance of drummer Taylor Hawkins. Early pressings of the disc included a temporary tattoo, similar to the one featured on the album cover.
2001 Slipknot kicked off a 6-date UK tour at Cardiff Arena.
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.
2003 Fatman Scoop with Crooklyn Clan went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Be Faithful.’
2003 REM were at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘In Time: The Best Of.’
2004 Guitarist Eric Clapton collected his CBE from Buckingham Palace for his services to music.
2007 Led Zeppelin’s eagerly-awaited reunion concert in London 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 26 November would now take place on 10 December. 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.
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.
2008 X-Factor Finalists started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hero’, to raise money for Help for Heroes ‘ a charity that provides support for wounded servicemen and women, and the Poppy Appeal. The song was a Top 10 hit for Mariah Carey in 1993.
2009 Ronnie Wood was given an Outstanding Contribution award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour ceremony in London, England. Who guitarist Pete Townshend presented the award to Wood, who had joined The Rolling Stones full time in 1976.
2014 Acker Bilk, the clarinet player passed away at the age of 85. Bilk’s 1962 instrumental tune ‘Stranger on the Shore’ became the UK’s biggest selling single of 1962: it was in the UK charts for more than 50 weeks, peaked at No.2, and was the first No.1 single in the United States by a British artist in the era of the modern Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
2015 Adele went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hello’, the lead track from her third album 25. ‘Hello’ became the first song to sell more than a million digital copies in a single week and the third highest weekly sales total since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991
2015 Tommy Overstreet died at his home in Oregon on November 2, 2015. He had been suffering from a variety of undisclosed ailments in recent years. He was an American country singer. Often known simply as “T.O.” by fans and radio disc jockeys, Overstreet had five top five hit singles in the Billboard country charts and 11 top 10 singles. His popularity peaked in the 1970s.
2016 Taylor Swift was the highest-paid woman in music, according to Forbes’ annual list, having earned more than double her nearest competitor Adele. The 26-year-old pop star had amassed earnings of $170m (£137.8m) over the past year, mainly thanks to a world tour named after her recent 1989 album.

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