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November 26 – Today in Music History

1926 Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong recorded “You Made Me Love You” on Okeh Records.
1933 Robert Goulet is born in Lawrence, Mass. He is awarded a Grammy as the best new artist of 1962. His best-selling album is the million-selling 1964 release `My Love Forgive Me,” which reaches No. 5 .Goulet died from pulmonary fibrosis on October 30, 2007, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center while awaiting a lung transplant aged 73.
1937 Jim Sundquistand born in Niagara, Wisconsin. US Guitarists with the Fendermen. Sundquist died on June 4, 2013, of cancer at his home in Fairfax, Minnesota, at age 75.
1936 Phil Humphrey born in Madison, Wisconsin. US Guitarist with the Fendermen. Humphrey died on March 29, 2016, at a Minnesota hospital, at age 78, due to heart failure.
1938 Tina Turner, (Annie Mae Bullock) born in Nutbush, Tennessee. US Singer. Ike & Tina Turner, (1966 UK No.3 single ‘River Deep Mountain High’, 1971 US No.4 single ‘Proud Mary’), solo, (1984 UK No.3 and US No.1 single ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’, plus ov
1939 Doo-wop singer Dave White (of Danny and the Juniors) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He wrote the Rock and Roll anthem, “Rock and Roll is Here to Stay” and co-wrote a number of other hit songs, including “At the Hop,” “You Don’t Own Me” and “1-2-3.”
1944 Jean Terrell, vocals, The Supremes, joined in 1969. (1970 US No.10 & UK No.6 single ‘Up The Ladder To The Roof’).
1944 Alan Henderson – Bass Player with Them, (1965 UK No.2 & US No.24 single ‘Here Comes The Night’).
1945 John McVie born in Middlesex, England. Bass Guitarist with Fleetwood Mac, (1987 UK No.5 single ‘Little Lies’, and 1977 US No.1 single ‘Dreams’, from worldwide No.1 album ‘Rumours’).
1946 Burt Reiter – Dutch Bassist & Singer with Focus, (1973 UK No.4 single ‘Sylvia’, 1973 US No.9 single ‘Hocus Pocus’).
1948 John Rossall – UK Trumpeter with The Glitter Band, (1974 UK No.4 single ‘Angel Face’).
1949 Martin Lee born in London, England. UK Singer with the Brotherhood Of Man, (1976 UK No.1 single ‘Save Your Kisses For Me’).
1958 Johnny Cash made his debut on the US country chart when ‘Cry! Cry! Cry!’ made it to number 14. His next seven singles would all make the country top 10, with ‘I Walk the Line’ and ‘There You Go’ both hitting number 1.
1962 The Beatles recorded their second single ‘Please Please Me’ in 18 takes and ‘Ask Me Why’ for the flip side at EMI studio’s London. When released in the US on the Vee-Jay label, the first pressings featured a typographical error: The band’s name was spelled “The Beattles”.
1963 Adam Gaynor born in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Rhythm Guitarist with Matchbox 20 from 1995-2005 (1998 UK No.38 single ‘Push’, 2000 US No.1 single ‘Bent’).
1966 Mark Gillespie, Big Fun, (1989 UK No.4 single ‘Blame It On The Boogie’).
1967 The promotional film of The Beatles ‘Hello, Goodbye’ was aired on The Ed Sullivan show in the US. It was never shown at the time in the UK due to a musician’s union ban on miming.
1967 This was the 10th date on a 16-date UK package tour that Pink Floyd played alongside The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Move, The Nice, The Eire Apparent, The Outer Limits and Amen Corner. Tonight’s date was at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, and as with all of the dates, there were two shows per night.
1968 Cream played their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Also on the bill were Yes and Taste. The concert was filmed and released as Cream’s Farewell Concert which has often been criticized for both its mediocre sound and visual effects: during Ginger Baker’s drum solo, he seems to change clothes at lightning speed due to careless post-editing.
1969 Appearing at The Civic Hall, Dunstable, England, Pink Floyd and Mouseproof, tickets 14 shillings, ($1.68).
1973 John Rostill – UK Bassist with The Shadows from 1963 to 1969, died after being electrocuted at his home recording studio. A local newspaper ran the headline, ‘Pop musician dies, guitar apparent cause’. Born 16th June, 1942.
1973 The New York Dolls made their live UK debut at Biba’s Rainbow Room, London. The American band who formed in New York in 1971 influenced the look of many new wave and 1980s-era glam metal groups.
1975 Appearing live at Brunel University, Middlesex, England, Captain Beefheart, tickets £1.20. He joined the group in the mid 60’s as a replacement for Brian Locking.
1975 Appearing live on UK TV’s pop show ‘Supersonic’, Slade, Gary Glitter, Leo Sayer and The Troggs.
1976 Kevin Godley and Lol Creme left 10cc to work as a duo and concentrate on other projects including developing ‘The Gizmo’, a device used to make neo- orchestral sounds on a guitar.
1976 The Sex Pistols released the single ‘Anarchy In The UK’. Originally issued in a plain black sleeve, the single was the only Sex Pistols recording released by EMI, and reached No.38 on the UK Singles Chart before EMI dropped the group on 6 January 1977.
1977 Bread ‘The Sound Of Bread’ by Bread went to No.1 on the UK album chart.
1981 Natasha Bedingfield born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England. British singer and songwriter. (2004 UK No.1 single ‘These Words’).
1982 Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis married actress Cicely Tyson in New York, the musician’s third marriage.
1983 Quiet Riot went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Metal Health’. Including ‘Cum On Feel The Noise’.
1984 Benjamin Wysocki, drummer, The Fray. 2009 US No.1 self titled album.
1988 New Order UK music weekly the New Musical Express ran a competition to win a 1959 Black Gibson Les Paul belonging to New Orders Bernard Sumner. 25 other runner-ups would win a copy of the bands new single ‘Fine Time.’
1988 Russian cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 7 took into space a cassette copy (minus the cassette box for weight reasons) of the latest Pink Floyd album Delicate Sound Of Thunder and played it in orbit, making Pink Floyd the first rock band to be played in space. David Gilmour and Nick Mason both attended the launch of the spacecraft.
1989 The Rolling Stones played a concert at Death Valley Stadium in Clenson, South Carolina to help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Hugo.
1990 British singer-songwriter and actress, Rita Ora. Her debut studio album Ora (2012) debuted at No.1 in the UK, and spawned the No.1 singles ‘R.I.P.’ and ‘How We Do (Party)’.
1990 The inaugural Billboard Music Awards were held in Santa Monica, California.Janet Jackson was the main winner of the night, winning in eight categories, including Top Pop Album, Top R&B Album and Top R&B Artist.
1991 US Country singer Garth Brooks asked fans to bring 10 cans of food to a grocery store in exchange for a lottery envelope, some of which contained tickets to see Garth at a forthcoming show. Over 10,000 cans were donated to charity.
1994 Baby D started a two week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Let Me Be Your Fantasy’
1994 Boyz II Men started their 14th and final week at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I’ll Make Love To You’ giving them the longest run in chart history along with ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston.
1994 The Eagles started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Hell Freezes Over.’ The album name is in reference to a quote by Don Henley after the band’s breakup in 1980; he commented that the band would play together again “when Hell freezes over.”
2000 Manchester club the Hacienda was auctioned off raising £18,000 for charity. Madonna made her UK TV debut at the club when C4 music show The Tube was broadcast live from the venue. Oasis, Happy Mondays, U2, New Order, Stone Roses, The Smiths and James all played at the club.
2000 The Beatles went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Beatles 1.’ The album features virtually every number-one single released from 1962 to 1970. Issued on the 30th anniversary of the band’s break-up, it was their first compilation available on one CD. The world’s best-selling album of the 21st century, 1 has sold over 31 million copies.
2003 Rapper Soulja Slim was shot to death in front of his home in New Orleans aged 25. The rapper was featured on Juvenile’s 2004 US No.1 single ‘Slow Motion.’
2008 The parents of missing Manic Street Preachers guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards were granted a court order for him to be declared presumed dead, after he disappeared nearly 14 years ago. Despite alleged sightings all over the world many believed to be Edwards, whose car was found near the Severn Bridge, where he was thought to have taken his own life at the age of 27.
2010 Willie Nelson was arrested for possession of six ounces of marijuana found in his tour bus while travelling from Los Angeles to Texas. He was released after paying bail of $2,500. Prosecutor Kit Bramblett supported not sentencing Nelson to jail due to the amount of marijuana being small, but suggested instead a $100 fine and told Nelson that he would have him sing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” for the court.
2016 Punk memorabilia said to be worth £5m ($6m) was set on fire in the middle of the River Thames in London, England. Joe Corre, the son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, burnt the items on the 40th anniversary of the Sex Pistols debut single. The 48-year-old told the crowd that “punk was never meant to be nostalgic”.

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