November 3 – On This Day In Music History

1933 John Barry born in York, Yorkshire, England. English composer and conductor of film music. He composed the scores for 11 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987, and also arranged and performed the “James Bond Theme” to the first film in the series, 1962’s Dr. No. He wrote the Grammy and Academy Award-winning scores to the films Dances with Wolves and Out of Africa, as well as the theme for the British television cult series The Persuaders!, in a career spanning over 50 years. In 1999, he was appointed OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. Barry died of a heart attack on 30 January 2011 at his Oyster Bay home, aged 77.
1941 Brian Poole born in Dagenham, London. UK Singer and Guitarist with Brian Poole & The Tremeloes.
1943 Bert Jansch born in Glasgow, Scotland. Scottish folk musician and founding member of the band Pentangle. He was born in Glasgow and came to prominence in London in the 1960s, as an acoustic guitarist, as well as a singer-songwriter. He recorded at least 25 albums and toured extensively from the 1960s to the 21st century. Jansch died on 5 October 2011, aged 67, at a hospice in Hampstead after a long battle with lung cancer.[
1946 Nick John Simper born in Southall, Middlesex. English bass guitarist, who was a co-founding member of Deep Purple and Warhorse. In the 1960s he began his professional career in bands such as Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, The Flower Pot Men, and Lord Sutch’s Savages. Simper was in the 1966 car crash that Killed Johnny Kid, became a founder member of Deep Purple, quit the band in 1969.
1946 Tommy Dee, John Fred and His Playboy Band, (1968 US No.1 & UK No.3 single ‘Judy In Disguise’).
1948 Lulu born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire) Scottish singer, actress, and television personality (1964 UK No.7 single ‘Shout’ plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles including 1993 UK No.1 ‘Relight My Fire’ with Take That, 1967 US No.1 single ‘To Sir With Love’).
1954 Stuart Goddard, (Adam Ant), 1981 UK No.1 single with Adam And The Ants ‘Stand And Deliver plus 15 other UK Top 40 hit singles.
1957 Sun Records released ‘Great Balls Of Fire’, by Jerry Lee Lewis. The single went on to sell over five million copies worldwide, a No.1 in the UK & No.2 in the US.
1960 James Prime born in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. Keyboardist with Scotland Deacon Blue. (1988 UK No.8 single ‘Real Gone Kid’, plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
1960 Elvis Presley had his fifth UK No.1 single with ‘It’s Now Or Never’, it stayed at No.1 for eight weeks.
1962 Ian McNabb, guitar, vocals, Icicle Works, (1984 UK No.15 single ‘Love Is A Wonderful Colour’), solo, worked with Crazy Horse.
1962 Marilyn (Peter Robinson) born in Kingston, Jamaica. British pop singer who was known for his highly androgynous appearance. UK Singer, (1983 UK No.4 single ‘Calling Your Name’).
1962 The Crystals started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘He’s A Rebel’, it made No.19 on the UK chart.
1963 Appearing at The Odeon, Leeds, England, The Beatles, The Brook Brothers, Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers, The Vernons Girls and The Kestrals. Tickets, 5/6.
1964 A 17 year-old Rolling Stones fan fell from the balcony during a gig in Cleveland, Ohio.
1969 Mark Roberts, guitar, Catatonia, (1998 UK No.3 single ‘Mulder And Scully’).
1969 Robert Miles born (Roberto Concina) in Fleurier, Switzerland. Swiss-Italian record producer, composer, musician and DJ. (1996 UK No.2 single ‘Children’).
1972 Carly Simon and James Taylor married in Manhattan.
1973 Appearing at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, England, Neil Young supported by The Eagles.
1973 David Bowie scored his second UK No.1 album when ‘Pinups’ started a five-week run at the top of the charts. The set contained Bowie covering his favourite 60’s songs; his version of The Mersey’s ‘Sorrow’ made No.3 on the UK
1976 Ras, Damage, (1996 UK No.6 single ‘Forever’).
1977 During a concert at Wembley’s Empire Pool, Elton John announced his retirement from live performances.
1979 One hit wonder M went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Pop Muzik’. M was Robin Scott who scored one other UK top 40 hit, ‘Pop Muzik’ made No.2 in the UK.
1979 The Eagles started a nine- week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘The Long Run’, the group’s fourth US No.1 album.
1983 RCA records signed Latin teen sensations Menudo for $30m. The line up of five young boys all had to sign a contract agreeing to leave the group when they reached 16, (when too old for the group). Ricky Martin was once a memb
1984 Billy Ocean started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Caribbean Queen’. The song was originally called ‘European Queen’.
1984 Paul McCartney went to No.1 on the UK album chart with the film soundtrack to ‘Give My Regards To Broad Street.’
1987 David Bowie played the first of eight sold out nights at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia. The shows were part of the 87-date Glass Spider world tour.
1988 Run-DMC Appearing at the Apollo Manchester, England, Run-DMC, Public Enemy and Derek B.
1990 Righteous Brothers 25 years after their version was recorded, The Righteous Brothers enjoyed a UK No.1 with ‘Unchained Melody’ after the song was featured in the film ‘Ghost’.
1990 Ice Ice Baby’, by Vanilla Ice became the first rap record to top the US singles chart. (it also made No.1 in the UK).
1997 Metallica came to a out of court agreement with a fan who claimed he lost his sense of smell after being dropped on his head by fans at one of their shows four years earlier.
1988 Appearing at the Apollo Manchester, England, Run-DMC, Public Enemy and Derek B.
1999 Britain’s first museum of pop music ‘The National Centre for Popular Music’ was saved from bankruptcy after creditors agreed on a deal. The museum based in Sheffield had run up debts of over a million.
1999 Irish boyband Westlife came under attack from Sinn Fein Youth’s organiser after they had been photographed supporting the Poppy Day Appeal.
2000 Bon Jovi kicked of the North American leg of their Crush Tour at the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.
2000 EMI Records announced they had dropped Simple Minds. The band had sold over 30m albums during the 80’s.
2002 Lonnie Donegan, died mid-way through a UK tour and shortly before he was due to perform at a memorial concert for George Harrison with The Rolling Stones. He was aged 71. Donegan who launched the skiffle craze in the UK had the 1959 hit ‘Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour’, the 1960 UK No.1 single ‘My Old Man’s A Dustman’, ‘Rock Island Line’, plus over 30 other UK Top 40 singles.
2002 Eminem started a 12 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Loose Yourself.’ Also a UK No.1 hit.
2002 DJ Sammy went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Heaven.’
2002 David Gray went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘A New Day.’
2002 Santana were at No.1 on the US alum chart with ‘Shaman’ their fourth US No.1 album.
2003 P Diddy ran in the New York City Marathon and raised $2,000,000 for the educational system for the children of New York. He finished the marathon in four hours and eighteen minutes.
2005 Winners at this years MTV Europe awards included Coldplay who won best UK act and best song for ‘Speed Of Sound’, Green Day won best rock act and best album, Alicia Keys was named best R&B act, System of a Down won best alternative act, The Black Eyed Peas won the best pop award and for the first time, the awards included a category for best African act, won by 2 Face. Madonna, in her first live TV performance since a riding accident, launched the show by emerging from a giant disco ball. Madonna also presented MTV’s ‘Free Your Mind’ humanitarian award to Live 8 organiser Bob Geldof.
2006 A man who had been stalking US singer, actress Hilary Duff was arrested for threatening to kill her. According to legal papers, Maksim Miakovsky had gone to the U.S. “for the sole purpose of meeting and becoming romantically involved with Ms. Duff”. He was later sentenced to 117 days in jail and five years probation after pleading no contest to the charges.
2013 The first ever YouTube awards were held in New York City. The event featured Eminem, Lady Gaga and M.I.A making live music videos directed by the awards’ creator, Spike Jonze, and others. Eminem won Artist of the Year, while Taylor Swift’s ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ took the YouTube Phenomenon award.
2015 A former prison officer was jailed for 12 months after admitting selling stories about George Michael to the Sun newspaper for £2,150, ($3,249). Michael was jailed for eight weeks in September 2010 for crashing his Range Rover while under the influence of cannabis.

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