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On This Day In Music – 30th November

1924 Allan Sherman born in Chicago, IIIinois.US Singer/Comedy Writer & Musician. (1963 US No.2 & UK No.14 single ‘Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah’). He died on 21st November 1973 aged 49.
1929 Dick Clark born in Santa Monica, California. Host of US TV’s longest running music show American Bandstand. On April 18, 2012, Clark suffered a fatal heart attack while undergoing a transurethral resection procedure to treat an enlarged prostate
1932 Bob Moore born in Nashville, Tennessee. US Bassist/Songwriter. He & his band backed Roy Orbison on his early hits. Solo hit “Mexico” – 1961.
1937 Frank Ifield born in Coventry, England. Australain Singer. Ifield began his singing career in Australian & returned to Britain in 1959. (1962 UK No.1 single ‘I Remember You’, plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
1937 Paul Stookey (Noel Paul Stookey) born in Baltimore, Maryland. Vocalist/Guitarist with Peter Paul and Mary, (1969 US No.1 & 1970 UK No.2 single ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane’). He wrote the Wedding Song specifically for Peter yarrow’s wedding. H has been known by his first name, Noel, throughout his life. He continues to work as a singer and an activist, performing as a solo artist, and occasionally performing with Peter Yarrow
1943 Leo Lyons born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England. Bass Guitarist with Ten Years After, (1970 No.10 UK single ‘Love Like A Man’).
1944 Robert Grill born in Los Angeles, California. US Singer/Bass Player with Grass Roots.
1945 Roger Glover born in Brecon, Powys, Wales. UK Bassist & Songwriter who joined Deep Purple in 1973.(1970 UK No.2 single ‘Black Night’), 1973 US No. 4 single ‘Smoke On The Water’). In 1974, Glover released his first solo album, Butterfly Ball,
1949 Terry Reid, UK singer, turned down the job as lead singer with Led Zeppelin.
1953 June Pointer born in Oakland, California. US Singer with The Pointer Sisters, (1981 US No.2 single ‘Slow Hand’, 1984 UK No.2 single ‘Automatic’)
1954 George McArdale – Bassist with the Little River Band from 1977 – 1979. (1978 US No.3 single ‘Reminiscing’ plus 12 other US Top 40 singles).
1954 Nat King Cole played the first of six nights at Harlem’s Apollo in New York.
1955 William Broad (Billy Idol) born in London, England. English Singer with Generation X, (1979 UK No.11 single ‘King Rocker’), solo (1987 US No.1 & UK No.7 single ‘Mony Mony’, plus 9 other UK top 40 singles).
1957 Richard Barbieri born in London, England. Keyboard Player/Songwriter with UK Group Japan, (1982 UK No.5 single ‘Ghosts’).
1957 John Ashton born in England. Guitarist with Psychedelic Furs, (1986 UK No.18 single ‘Pretty In Pink’).
1958 Stacey Q (Stacey Lynn Swain) born in Fullerton, California. US Singer. She had a top 10 hit in Australian in 1986 with ‘Two Of Hearts’.’
1959 Adam Faith was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘What Do You Want.’ The singers first of two UK No.1’s.
1959 “Dance With Me” by The Drifters peaked at #15 on the US singles chart.
1959 “Don’t You Know” by Della Reese peaked at #2 on the US singles chart.
1959 “Misty” by Johnny Mathis peaked at #12 on the US singles chart.
1963 The Beatles second album With The Beatles became the first million selling album by a group in the UK. The album stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks, displacing Please Please Me, so that The Beatles occupied the top spot for 51 consecutive weeks.
1965 Paul Wheeler – Australian Drummer with Icehouse, (1983 UK No.17 single ‘Hey Little Girl’).
1966 Johnny Young went to No.1 on the Australian singles chart with the “Let Me Be” EP. Staying at No.1 for 2 weeks.
1967 Des’ree (Desiree Weeks) born in London, England. English Singer/Songwriter. (1998 UK No.8 single ‘Life’).
1968 Glen Campbell started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Wichita Lineman.’ Jimmy Webb’s inspiration for the lyrics came while driving through Washita County in northern Oklahoma. Webb was driving through an endless litany of telephone poles, each looking exactly the same as the last. Then, in the distance, he noticed the silouette of a solitary lineman atop a pole. Webb then “put himself atop that pole and put that phone in his hand” as he considered what the lineman was saying into the receiver.
1968 “Chewy Chewy” by Ohio Express peaked at #15 on the US singles chart.
1968 “Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf peaked at #3 on the US singles chart.
1969 The Rolling Stones played the final night on a 17 date North American tour at the International Raceway Festival, West Palm Beach, Florida. Also appearing, The Moody Blues, Ten Years After, King Crimson, Janis Joplin, The Band, Steppenwolf and Iron Butterfly.
1969 The Monkees made what would be their last live appearance for 15 years when they played at The Oakland Coliseum, California.
1969 David Bowie,The Graham Bond Organisation and Dusty Springfield all performed at a fund raising show in London for youth magazine ‘Rave.’
1971 Sly And The Family Stone were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Family Affair’, their fourth and final No.1. Rolling Stone magazine later ranked the song #138 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
1971 “Trapped By A Thing Called Love” single by Denise La Salle was certified Gold by the RIAA
1971 “Family Affair” single by Sly & The Family Stone was certified Gold by the RIAA
1973 John Moyer – Bass Guitarist with heavy metal band Disturbed. He joined in 2004. (2005 US No.1 album ‘Ten Thousand Fists’).
1973 “Mind Games” album by John Lennon was certified Gold by the RIAA
1974 Elton John started a ten- week run at No.1 on the US album chart with his ‘Greatest Hits’.
1974 “Wishing You Were Here” by Chicago peaked at #11 on the US singles chart.
1974 the Eagles hit “Best of My Love” was released in the US. On March 1, 1975, it reached the No. 1 spot on the Top 40 charts.
1974 “I’ve Got The Music In Me” by Kiki Dee Band peaked at #12 on the US singles chart.
1975 Former Monkee Michael Nesmith appeared at The Theatre Royal, Dury Lane, playing a solo acoustic set.
1976 “Tonight’s The Night (gonna Be Alright)” single by Rod Stewart was certified Gold by the RIAA
1976 You Don’t Have To Be A Star” single by Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis, Jr. was certified Gold by the RIAA
1977 Marcia Hines went to No.1 on the Australian singles chart with “You”. Staying at No.1 for one week only.
1978 Clay Aiken born in Raleigh, North Carolina. Singer/runner- up in 2003 US American Idol, (2003 US No.1 single ‘This Is The Night’).
1978 The Gambler” album by Kenny Rogers was certified Gold by the RIAA. Also including ‘She Believes In Me’.
1982 Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album was released. It spent 190 weeks on the UK album chart became the biggest selling pop album of all time, with sales over 50 million copies. Seven singles were released from the album, including ‘Beat It’, which featured guitarists Eddie Van Halen and Steve Lukather and ‘Billie Jean’.
1983 ZZ Top appeared at London’s Wembley Arena.
1985 Phil Collins had his 5th US No.1 with ‘Separate Lives’. The song was taken from the film ‘White Nights’ and featured Marilyn Martin.
1985 Wham! Were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I’m Your Man’, the duo’s third UK No.1, a No.3 hit in the US.
1986 Appearing at the 100 Club, London, England, Sinead O’Conner.
1987 Dougie Poynter – English singer, musician, songwriter and the bassist and youngest member of pop rock band McFly, (2004 UK No.1 single ‘Colours In Her Hair’, 2004 UK No.1 album ‘Room On The 3rd Floor’).
1988 Phil Collins went to No.1 on the Australian singles chart with “Groovy Kind Of Love”. Staying at No.1 for one week only.
1989 The Happy Mondays and fellow Mancunians The Stone Roses both made their debut appearance on UK TV music show Top Of The Pops. The Mondays performed ‘Hellelujah’ and the Roses ‘Fools Gold.’
1991 Michael Jackson scored his fourth UK No.1 album with his eighth studio album Dangerous. The album has sold over 32 million copies worldwide making it one of the best selling albums of all time.
1991 Milli Vanilli singer Rob Pilatus attempted suicide while staying at The Mondrain Hotel, Los Angeles by taking an overdose of sleeping pills and slashing his wrists.
1991 PM Dawn went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Set Adrift On Memory Bliss’, a No.3 hit in the UK.
1991 The Billboard Hot 100 chart changed by including airplay as well as sales, the US No.1 this week was P.M Dawn, ‘Set Adrift On Memory Bliss’.
1994 Tupac Shakur was shot five times during a robbery outside a New York City recording studio.
1995 Oasis kicked off a 10-date UK tour at Southampton Guildhall.
1996 Ice Cube obtained a restraining order to keep an obsessed fan away from him and his family. Cynthia Renee Collins was told to stop harassing the 26 year-old rapper, and stay at least 100 feet away from him.
1996 Robson and Jerome went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Take Two.’
1996 Herbert Khaury, otherwise known as Tiny Tim of “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” fame, dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 64.
1996 Metallica were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Reload’, the bands third US No.1 album.
1997 Chumbawamba’s Danbert Nobacon was arrested by Italian police for wearing a skirt and was detained in police cells overnight.
1997 Metallica were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Reload’, the bands third US No.1 album.
1999 Don ‘Sugarcane’ Harris was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment at the age of 61. The American guitarist and violinist was part of the 50’s duo Don & Dewey. He also worked with Little Richard, John Mayall, Frank Zappa, John Lee Hooker and Johnny Otis.
1999 Elton John was blasted by the Boy Scout Association after he appeared on stage at London’s Albert Hall performing ‘It’s A Sin’ with six male dancers dressed as Boy Scouts. The dancers had peeled of their uniforms during the performance.
1999 Don ‘Sugarcane’ Harris was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment at the age of 61. The American guitarist and violinist was part of the 50’s duo Don & Dewey. He also worked with Little Richard, John Mayall, Frank Zappa, John Lee Hooker and Johnny Otis.
2001 The first Top of the Pops UK Awards were held in Manchester, with categories voted by viewers of the BBC show. Winners included: Best pop act: Westlife, Best R&B Act: Destiny’s Child, Best Rock Act: U2, Best Dance Act: Fatboy Slim, Best Newcomer: Nelly Fu
2002 High Court probate records showed that George Harrison left his fortune of £99m in a trust to his wife Olivia and his son Dhani, depriving the taxman of £40m. His English mansion near Henley-on-Thames was said to be worth £15m.
2003 A block of East 2nd Street in New York City was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place. It is the block where Joey once lived with band mate Dee Dee Ramone, and is near the music club CBGB, where the Ramones played their first gigs. In 2010, it was reported that “Joey Ramone Place,” was New York City’s most stolen sign. As of September 27, the sign has been moved to 20 feet above ground level.
2003 Will Young scored his fourth UK No.1 single with ‘Leave Right Now.’
2003 Irish boyband Westlife went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Turnaround’ their fourth UK No.1 album.
2005 50 Cent was planning to create a vibrator of his manhood, so his female fans could pretend to have sex with him. The rapper was also planning to sell a line of condoms and waterproof sex toys designed to excite his female fans. The rapper said: “I need to make a 50 Cent condom and motorised version of me, which will have to be waterproof so you can utilise it in the tub, Blue is my favourite colour so it will probably be blue’.
2005 Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty was arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs after he was stopped by police while driving his car in Ealing, west London. Police had stopped the vehicle because it was being driven “in an erratic manner” and recovered “substances” from the scene.
2005 Police were investigating claims that Michael Jackson was trafficking drugs to feed his 40 pills-a-day habit. The singer was suspected of flying antidepressants and painkillers from the US to his current home in Bahrain.
2006 The sale of Syd Barrett’s final belongings were sold by Cheffins auctioneers in Cambridge, England. The sale of the 77 items raised £119,890 ($233,786). Ten paintings alone raised over £55,000 and two bicycles over £10,000. The sale included such things as the armchair he used to sit in, his home-made bread bin, tools, notebooks and binders and books. The sale catalogue described Barrett – who quit Pink Floyd in 1968 – as a man with a “total disinterest in materialism.”
2007 During a Christies Rock and Roll auction held the Rockefeller Plaza, New York City a collection of 276 ticket stubs compiled by a rock journalist who covered many of the greatest rock concerts at New York City venues between the late 1960s to the 1990s, sold for $2,000. The tickets included concerts by: Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Traffic, Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen.
2008 Take That went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Greatest Day’, their 11th UK No.1 which was taken from their 2008 album The Circus. Also on this day, The Killers went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Day & Age’ the bands third album.
2009 The death of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately was the most searched for topic on Google’s UK site in 2009. It was closely followed by the rise of Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle Microsoft revealed that the death of Michael Jackson dominated its Bing search engine results during the year.
2012 Rihanna was at No.1 on the UK album chart with her seventh studio album Unapologetic. The album produced seven singles including ‘Stay’, which became Rihanna’s twelfth No.1 song, tying her with Madonna and The Supremes for fourth most No.1 songs in the history of the chart.
2015 Sinead O’Connor was receiving medical treatment after a message about her taking an overdose was posted on her Facebook page. “I have taken an overdose. There is no other way to get respect,” the post read. The Irish singer was found safely in Dublin by Police.
2015 Former New Order bassist Peter Hook was suing his ex-bandmates for £2.3m, ($3.5m). Hook accused Bernard Sumner and Stephen and Gillian Morris of “pillaging” the pop group’s assets after the three other band members set up a company without him to handle the band’s income in 2011.

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