November – 9 – On this day Music History

1937 Roger McGough born in Litherland, Lancashire, England. UK Poet, Songwriter & Singer with The Scaffold, (1968 UK Christmas No.1 single ‘Lily The Pink’).
1941 Tom Fogerty born in Berkeley, California. Rhythm guitarist with Creedence Clearwater Revival and the older brother of John Fogerty. (1969 US No.2 & UK No.1 single ‘Bad Moon Rising’, 1970 US & UK No.1 album ‘Cosmo’s Factory’). Fogerty died on 6th September 1990.
1943 Lee Graziano born in Chicago. US Drummer & Trumpeter with American Breed, (1967 US No.5 & UK No. 24 single ‘Bend Me, Shape Me’).
1944 Phil May born in Dartford, Kent. English vocalist. He gained fame in the 1960s as the lead singer of The Pretty Things, of which he was a founding member. (1964 UK No.10 single ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’).
1946 Benny Mardones born in Cleveland, Ohio. American pop singer and songwriter who is best known for his hit single “Into the Night”,[1] which hit the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart twice, in 1980 (#11) and again in 1989 (#20).
1948 Alan Gratzer born in Syracuse, NY. drums, percussion, backing vocals with REO Speedwagon, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single ‘Keep On Loving You’).
1948 Joe Bouchard born in Watertown, New York. US Bassist and singer with The Blue Oyster Cult, (1976 US No.12 & 1978 UK No.16 single ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’).
1954 Dennis Stratton born in Canning Town, East London, England. Guitar player who is best known as a former member of the British band Iron Maiden from December 1979 to October 1980.
1955 The Everly Brothers made their first studio recordings cutting 4 tracks in 22 minutes, at Nashville’s Old Tulane Hotel studios.
1957 Sean Kelly born in Sydney, New South Wales. Australian singer, guitarist and song writer best known as a founding member of the bands Models, Absent Friends and The Dukes.
1958 Elvis Presley’s ‘Hound Dog’, exceeded three million copies sold in the USA, becoming only the third single to do so. Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ & ‘Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer’ by Gene Autry being the other two.
1959 Johnny Mathis started a five- week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Heavenly’.
1960 Demetra Plakas, drums, L7, (1992 UK No. 21 single ‘Pretend We’re Dead’).
1961 Liverpool record store owner Brian Epstein visits the local Cavern Club to check out the lunchtime show by a band he’s heard a lot about… the Beatles. After weeks of soul-searching, he would become their manager.
1963 The first night of a UK tour with Tommy Roe, Freddie and the Dreamers, The Searchers and Brian Poole & The Tremeloes kicked off at The Odeon Cinema, Bolton, England.
1963 The Kingsmen’s classic, “Louie, Louie” is released in the US. It will enter the Hot 100 near the end of November and peak at #2 in early January.
1965 Wilson Pickett made his UK live debut at the Scotch of St James Club in London.
1966 John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time when he visited her art exhibition at the Indica Gallery, London.
1967 The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco. It came with a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint.
1967 In a battle of egos, The Byrds’s Roger McGuinn boots David Crosby from the group. Crosby is replaced by Gene Clark and goes on to form Crosby, Stills, Nash & Younginstead.
1968 Led Zeppelin played their first ever London show when they appeared at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm.
1969 Sandra Denton (Pepa) Salt-n-Pepa born in Kingston, Jamaica. (1991 UK No.2 single ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’).
1969 Simon And Garfunkel record what would become their signature tune, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, with future member of Bread, Larry Knechtel on piano. Art wanted Paul to sing the song, but Paul insisted that Art’s voice was better suited for it. It was a decision that Paul would later say he regretted.
1970 Scarface, (Brad Terrance Jordan), American rapper, (1997 US No.1 album ‘The Untouchable’).
1973 Nick Lachey born in Harlan, Kentucky. American singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and television personality. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the multi-platinum selling boy band 98 Degrees, and later starred in the reality television series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica with his then-wife, Jessica Simpson.
1974 Bachman Turner Overdrive went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet’, the groups only No.1, A No.2 hit in the UK.
1974 Carole King scored her third US No.1 album with ‘Wrap Around Joy’.
1975 Sparks played their last gig for what would be 19 years at Croydon Fairfield Halls, England.
1977 Sisqo, (a.k.a. Mark Andrews), 2000 US & UK No.3 single ‘Thong Song’).
1984 Delta Goodrem, Australian singer, born in Sydney, NSW. Actress/Singer. (Nina Tucker in TV soap opera Neighbours). 2002 Australian No.1 and 2003 UK No. 3 single ‘Born To Try’ plus six other Australian No.1 singles. 2003 UK No.2 album ‘Innocent Eyes’).
1985 Jan Hammer went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the ‘Miami Vice Theme’, a No.5 hit in the UK.
1990 The internal revenue seized all of US country singers Willie Nelson’s bank accounts and real estate holdings in connection with a $16million tax debt.
1991 Appearing at The Cambridge Corn Exchange, England, Tin Machine.
1991 Prince and the New Power Generation started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Cream’, a No.15 hit in the UK.
1991 Queen scored their 8th UK No.1 album with ‘Greatest Hits II’
1991 Richard Marx played in five cities in 1 day during a ‘Rush- n Rush Out, Street Tour’. Marx appeared in Baltimore, New York City, Cleveland, Chicago and Burbank Airport.
1991 Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff were at No.1 in the UK with their version of ‘Dizzy’, (a No.1 for Tommy Roe in 1969).
1996 Actors Robson and Jerome scored their third UK No.1 single when their versions of ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted / Up On The Roof /You’ll Never Walk Alone’, started a two week run at the top of the charts.
1996 Blackstreet featuring Dr Dre started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘No Diggity’, a No.9 hit in the UK.
1996 Boyzone went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘A Different Beat’.
1996 Oasis singer Liam Gallagher was arrested after being stopped by police in London’s Oxford Street and charged with possession of a class A controlled substance.
1996 Van Halen went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Best Of Vol 1’.
1997 Paul Weller was arrested and spent the night in a French jail after smashing up his hotel room. His record company paid £4,000 to cover the damage; Weller was released the following day.
1997 The Firm were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘The Album’, (featuring Nas, Foxy Brown, Az and Nature).
1998 Michael Jackson successfully settles his lawsuit with London’s Daily Mirror newspaper, which had claimed his face was disfigured by endless cosmetic surgery. Jackson claimed the photos had been doctored.
1999 Herb Abramson died. Producer, songwriter and co- founder of Atlantic records. Wrote and produced Tommy Tucker’s 1964 hit ‘High Heeled Sneakers.’
1999 Gary Glitter appeared at Bristol Crown Court charged with seducing and sexually humiliating a 14 year-old girl. The charges related back to 1980.
1999 Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announces the century’s big winners, sales-wise: The Beatles have sold the most albums (106 million), with Garth Brooks and Barbra Streisand the most successful male and female solo artists. Elvis Presley leads the pack on gold and platinum certifications with 77 (singles) and 80 (albums), while Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind ’97” (rewritten as a tribute to the recently-deceased Princess Diana) is the best-selling single of the century. The best-selling album, suprisingly, is the Eagles’ Greatest Hits 1971-1975, which has just overtaken Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
2002 Viewers of the UK music channel VH1 voted ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston as the number 1 most romantic song ever. In second place Elvis Presley, ‘You Were Always On My Mind’ and third place went to ‘My Heart Will Go On’ by Celine Dion.
2002 It was announced that Madonna’s latest movie ‘Swept Away’ would not be released in the UK because it had been such a box office flop in the US. The Washington Post said the film was “as awful as you’ve heard and as bad as you’ve imagined.”
2003 Davey Goldsworthy singer and guitarist with The Chesterfields died after being involved in a hit-a-run accident.
2003 Kylie Minogue scored her seventh UK No.1 single with ‘Slow.’ UK boy band Blue scored their third UK No.1 album with ‘Guilty.’
2003 Blue UK boy band Blue scored their third UK No.1 album with ‘Guilty.’
2004 A Dutch man was jailed for nine months for harassing former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm. The unnamed 39-year-old sent the singer parcels, letters and tapes during 2001. Dutch police searched the man’s home after he tried to hand-deliver a parcel to Ms Chisholm’s London home.
2004 Kenny Chesney is the big winner at the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards, held at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Chesney, who had never previously won a CMA award, scores both the entertainer of the year and album of the year trophy. The latter is for his No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems set.
2006 The Rolling Stones’s Bigger Bang tour is a big winner at the Billboard Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, wrap up the third annual Billboard Touring Conference. The Stones’ tour is recognized as the top tour, based on gross dollars, and top draw, based on ticket sales. The band grossed nearly $230 million for the period that the awards cover (Dec. 1, 2005-Sept. 29, 2006), and drew nearly 2 million fans to shows all over the world.
2008 Girls Aloud went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Out of Control’, the girl groups fifth studio album.
2008 Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who reached No.12 on the Billboard chart in 1967 with ‘Pata Pata’, suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 76. Among her many notable achievements was becoming the first African woman to win a Grammy, for Best Folk Recording in 1966 with Harry Belafonte for ‘An Evening With Belafonte / Makeba’.
2014 Cheryl Fernandez-Versini become the first British female solo artist to have five No.1 singles in the UK after her latest song, ‘I Don’t Care’, entered the Official Charts in pole position. The 31-year-old overtook Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora, who both had four chart-toppers.
2014 One Direction were the big winners at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Glasgow, Scotland, picking up three awards including best pop act. They also won best live and biggest fans. Ariana Grande picked up her first EMA’s for best female and best song for ‘Problem’. 5 Seconds Of Summer won the Best New Act award.
2015 Andy White died after a stroke in Caldwell, New Jersey on 9 November 2015 at the age of 85. He was a Scottish drummer, primarily as a session musician. He was affectionately christened “the fifth Beatle” as he is best known for replacing Ringo Starr on drums on the Beatles’ first single, “Love Me Do”. White was featured on the American 7″ single release of the song, which also appeared on the band’s debut British album, Please Please Me. He also played on “P.S. I Love You”, which was the B-side of “Love Me Do”. White played with other prominent musicians and groups both in the United Kingdom and the United States, including Chuck Berry, Billy Fury, Herman’s Hermits and Tom Jones. AllMusic called White “one of the busier drummers in England from the late ’50s through the mid-’70s”.
2016 David Bowie’s retrospective show at the Victoria & Albert Museum had enjoyed so much foot traffic it was now officially the most successful touring exhibition in the cultural institution’s 164-year history. According to the V&A’s over half a million people had visited David Bowie Is in sites across the globe, including the 312,000 visitors who saw the exhibition in London back in 2013.

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