On This Day In Music – 22nd November

1899 The world’s first jukebox was installed at San Francisco’s’ Palais Royal Hotel. The word Jook is an old African-American term, meaning to dance, sometimes used with sexual connotations.
1939 Betty Everett born in Greenwood, Mississippi. US Singer. Died August 19, 2001 (1964 US No. 6 single ‘The Shoop Shoop Song, It’s In His Kiss’, 1965 UK No. 29 single ‘Getting Mighty Crowded’). She died on 19th August 2001 aged 61.
1949 Sandra Stevens born in Leeds, Yorkshire United Kingdom. UK Singer with Brotherhood Of Man, (1976 UK No.1 single ‘Save Your Kisses For Me’).
1949 Alan Paul born in Newark, New Jersey. Vocalist with Manhattan Transfer from 1972. (1977 UK No.1 ‘Chanson D’amour’, 1981 US No.7 single ‘Boy From New York City’).
1952 Sharon O’Neill born in Nelson, South Island, New Zealand. NZ Singer/Songwriter. Her biggest hit was Maxine. She co-wrote Dragons 1989 Hit ‘Young Years’.
1954 Bruce Hornsby born in Williamsburg, Virginia. US Singer/Keyboardist/Accordionist with his band Bruce Hornsby & The Range, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.15 single ‘The Way It Is’).
1956 Sheet metal worker Louis Balint was arrested after punching Elvis Presley at a Hotel in Toledo. Balint claimed that his wife’s love for Elvis had caused his marriage to break up. He was fined $19.60 but ended up being jailed because he was unable to pay t
1957 Jellybean, producer, (1987 UK No.10 single ‘Who Found Who.’)
1960 Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the US charts with ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’.
1962 Chris Bostock born in Bristol, England. Bassist with Jo Boxers, (1983 UK No.3 single ‘Boxer Beat’).
1962 The Beatles travelled to St. James’ Church Hall, London, for a ten-minute audition with BBC Television. The audition came about when Beatles fan, David Smith of Preston, Lancashire wrote to the BBC asking for The Beatles to be featured on BBC television. Assuming that Smith was The Beatles’ manager, the BBC wrote back to him, offering The Beatles an audition. Smith brought his letter to NEMS Enterprises, and Clive Epstein (Brian’s brother) arranged for audition to take place. Four days later, Brian Epstein received a polite “thumbs-down” letter from the BBC.
1963 Dale and Grace went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I’m Leaving It Up To You’, it made No.42 on the UK chart.
1963 “Washington Square” by The Village Stompers peaked at #2 on the US singles chart.
1965 Marc Bolan appeared live on the UK TV show Five O’Clock Funfair, performing ‘The Wizard’.
1966 DECEMBER 1966’S “TIGER BEAT” On newstands.. with MARK LINDSAY the featured cover photo
1968 “Those Were The Days” hits #2 on the US singles chart by Mary Hopkin.
1973 ABC’S “IN CONCERT” A 1st Anniversary Show with a mix of new and repeat segments from SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, JOHNNY WINTER, JIM CROCE, B.B. KING
1974 Elton John started an 11-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with his ‘Greatest Hits’, album. It also enjoyed a 10 week run as the US No.1
1974 One hit wonder Billy Swan started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Can Help’. The song was a hit throughout most of Europe and also reached #1 in Australia. It was so successful in Norway that it charted for 37 weeks on the Norwegian charts making it the 4th best-performing single of all time in that country.
1974 The Rolling Stones scored their fifth US No.1 album with ‘It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll’. The album which was the last Stones album for guitarist Mick Taylor peaked at No.2 in the UK.
1975 Blue Oyster Cult Appearing live at the Hammersmith Odeon, London, Blue Oyster Cult.
1975 Queen started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ The promotional video that accompanied the song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video and only cost £5,000 to produce. When the band wanted to release the single various record executives suggested to them that, at 5 minutes and 55 seconds, it was too long and would never be a hit.
1976 Appearing live at Accrington Town Hall, England and billed as Europe’s leading hard rock band, The Scorpions.
1976 Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested outside of Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion after waving a pistol and demanding to see “The King.”
1976 Ten hours after his last arrest, Jerry Lee Lewis was nicked again after brandishing a Derringer pistol outside Elvis Presley’s Graceland’s home in Memphis, demanding to see the ‘King’. When police arrived they found Lewis sat in his car with the loaded Derringer pistol resting on his knee.
1977 “Dedication” album by Bay City Rollers was certified Gold by the RIAA
1979 Keith Richard’s girlfriend Anita Pallenburg was cleared by a court of shooting a man found dead at her home. A 17-year-old, Scott Cantrell, had shot himself in the head with a gun owned by Keith Richards, while in Pallenberg’s bed, at the South Salem, New York house shared by Richards and Pallenberg. Cantrell had been employed as a part-time groundskeeper at the estate and was involved in a sexual relationship with Pallenberg.
1979 Marianne Faithfull was arrested at Oslo Airport, Norway, for possession of marijuana.
1983 Tom Evans from Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself. Evans co-wrote ‘Without You’ a hit for Harry Nilson and Mariah Carey.
1984 Lucas Stephen Grabeel, American actor and singer High School Musical, as part of the cast had the 2006 US No.1 ‘High School Musical’ album and 2007, US No.1 ‘High School Musical 2’ album. Over 17 million viewers in the United States watched the TV premier of High School Musical; making it the highest rated basic cable broadcast in U.S. history.
1985 American blues artist Big Joe Turner died of a heart attack aged 75. Wrote ‘Shake Rattle and Roll’, (a hit for Bill Haley and His Comets) and ‘Sweet Sixteen.’
1985 Pee Wee Herman hosts “Saturday Night Live.” The cast finally seems hip by comparison.
1985 “Lay Your Hands On Me” by Thompson Twins peaked at #6 on the US singles chart.
1985 “Soul Kiss” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at #20 on the US singles chart.
1987 Sly Stone was charged with possession of cocaine in Santa Monica.
1987 “Actually” album by Pet Shop Boys was actually certified Gold by the RIAA
1989 Singer Jimmy Somerville was given a conditional discharge from Bow St Magistrates after being found guilty of obstructing the highway during a aids demonstration outside the Australian commission in London.
1989 During a 104-date world tour, Paul McCartney played the first of five nights at the Los Angeles Forum, California, his first appearances in North America in thirteen years.
1991 Genesis scored their 5th UK No.1 album with ‘We Can’t Dance’, featuring the singles ‘No Son Of Mine’ Jesus He Knows Me’, ‘I Can’t Dance’, ‘Hold On my Heart’ & ‘Tell Me Why’.
1991 Michael Bolton scored his second US No.1 single with his version of the Percy Sledge song ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’, a No.8 hit in the UK.
1991 Michael Jackson had his fourth UK No.1 single with ‘Black or White’. Also a No.1 hit in the US.
1991 “I Wonder Why” by Curtis Stigers peaked at #9 on the pop singles chart.
1992 American country music singer Roy Acuff died aged 89. Known as the “King of Country Music,” he was the first living artist elected to the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Acuff started his career in 1932 working for Dr. Hauer’s medicine show, hired as one of its entertainers to draw a crowd to whom Hauer could sell medicines.
1992 Miley Ray Cyrus, (born Destiny Hope Cyrus) in Nashville, Tennessee. American actress, singer and songwriter. Miley Stewart -Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel series, Hannah Montana. Scored the 2006 US No.1 album ‘Hannah Montana’, and the 2013 US No.1 hit ‘Wrecking Ball’.
1994 Tommy Boyce, singer, songwriter, committed suicide. (1968 US No. 8 single with Bobby Hart, ‘I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonite’, also wrote ‘Last Train To Clarksville’, ‘I’m Not Your Stepping Stone’ and ‘Scooby- Doo Where Are You.’ Sold over 40m records.
1995 US Soul singer Junior Walker died. (1966 US & UK Top 20 single ‘How Sweet It Is.’ 1969 US No.4 single ‘What Does It Take, To Win Your Love’).
1995 Garbage, made their UK live debut at The Forum, Kentish Town, London.
1995 American soul singer and saxophonist Junior Walker died of cancer aged 64. Had the 1966 US & UK Top 20 single ‘How Sweet It Is’, and the 1969 US No.4 single ‘What Does It Take, To Win Your Love’. Walker also played sax on Foreigner’s 1981 hit ‘Urgent.’
1995 Michael Jackson is crowned best male artist and Bjork best female artist at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards in Paris.
1997 Barbra Streisand was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Higher Ground’, the singers sixth US No.1 album.
1998 A businessman convicted of second-degree murder in the drowning of the ex-wife of Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson is sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Donald Bohana, 61, listens as Jackson family members urge a lengthy prison sentence for the boyfrie
2000 The son of Beatle George Harrison was involved in a car crash. Dhani Harrison crashed his Audi S3 in Oxfordshire but escaped any serious injury.
2000 Twelve-year-old Billy Gilman sings “One Voice” during festivities at the Dallas Cowboys-Minnesota Vikings football game. Gilman is joined by Jessica Simpson for the half-time show.
2001 Singer O.C. Smith died aged 65. Famous for his 1968 US No.1 single ‘Little Green Apples’ and 1968 UK No.2 single ‘The Son Of Hickory Holler’s Tramp’. Smith became pastor and founder of The City Of Angels Church in Los Angeles, California.
2002 Otis Reddings’ widow and his former manager filed a lawsuit against the author of a biography written in 2001 about the R&B legend, claiming the book was filled with lies. The lawsuit, filed in Atlanta’s Fulton County, sought $15 million in damages and claimed that the book detailed rumors about the singer’s drug use, extramarital affairs and divorce, causing “harm to the plaintiffs.” It also cites rumors that Otis’ manager plotted with the Mafia to kill Otis by causing the plane to crash in order to claim $1 million in life insurance.
2002 Christina Aguilera was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Dirrty’, her 3rd UK chart topper.
2003 Westlife scored their twelfth UK No.1 single with their version of the Barry Manilow song ‘Mandy.’
2003 Michael Jackson’s Number Ones album went to number one in the UK. In the US it entered the chart at number 13 and quickly dropped out of the Top 50.
2003 Jay-Z started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘The Black Album.’
2005 Dan McTeague a Toronto MP tried to have 50 Cent barred from entering Canada to perform a series of concerts later this year. McTeague had sent a letter to Immigration Minister Joe Volpe claiming that the controversial rapper shouldn’t be permitted to cross the border because he promotes gun violence.
2007 Bono and The Edge from U2 made a surprise appearance at a charity gig, playing four songs before 250 people. The London gig at the Union Chapel was held as part of the Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions.
2008 Leona Lewis was at No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut album ‘Spirit’. The album held the record for the biggest digital album sales in a week ever for a new artist and was the 6th biggest selling of 2008 in the world. It has gone on to sell over seven million copies worldwide.
2008 15 years after their last album, Guns N’ Roses released Chinese Democracy in the US, exclusively via the electronics retailer Best Buy. Nine years previously, Geffen Records had reportedly paid Axl Rose $1 million to finish the album, with a further $1 million if he handed it in to them by March 1, 1999.
2009 KEE$HA went to No.1 on the Australian Singles Chart with “Tik Tok”. Staying at No.1 for 8 weeks in a row.
2012 According to a new list of the 200 rarest records published in Record Collector magazine, the original acetate of the pre- Beatles demo by the Quarrymen of ‘That’ll Be The Day’ was worth £200,000 ($320,630). Several other Beatles records figured in the top 20. Low-numbered copies of The Beatles The White Album was said to be worth £7,000 ($11,222 USD), though a copy of a mono White Album #0000005 sold for £19,201 ($30,782 USD) in 2009.
2015 Taylor Swift dominated the American Music Awards, winning three prizes, including album of the year and song of the year. One Direction were named favourite group and artist of the year, for the second year in a row and Ariana Grande was the surprise winner of best female, beating Taylor Swift.
2016 The Hendersonville, Tennessee property where Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash lived for most of their thirty five years of marriage was put up for sale by the current owner. The house was destroyed in a fire in 2007, but a one-bedroom apartment building, a tennis court, a swimming pool and a covered boat dock remained standing. The couple made their home there until their deaths in 2003

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