Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November 23 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Bruce Hornsby!

Bruce Hornsby

Musicians Born On November 23

1940 Freddie Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
1954 Bruce Hornsby (The Way it Is)

Number 1 In The Charts On November 23

1963 Dale and Grace: 'I'm Leaving It Up to You' US 45
1974 Elton John: 'Greatest Hits' UK LP
1974 Billy Swan: 'I Can Help' US 45
1974 Rolling Stones: 'It's Only Rock and Roll' US LP
1991 Michael Jackson: 'Black or White' : UK single
1991 Michael Bolton: 'When a Man Loves a Woman' : US single
1991 Genesis : We Can't Dance : UK LP
1997 Various : Perfect Day : UK single
1996 Robson and Jerome : Take Two : UK LP

Various Music Events On November 23

1899 First jukebox installed by Pacific Phonograph Co., at Palais Royal Hotel in San Francisco

1955 Cadillacs enter US chart with 'Speedoo'

1964 Rolling Stones are banned from appearing on BBC radio after turning up late to sessions for 'Saturday Club' and 'Top Gear'

1971 Chilites enter US R&B chart with 'Have You Seen Her', on the way to No. 1

1974 Queen's 'Sheer Heart Attack' hits UK LP chart

1974 Frankie Valli enters US chart with 'My Eyes Adored You' (his first solo hit for five years), on way to No. 1

1974 Gary Wright leaves Spooky Tooth

1985 Pet Shop Boys debut on UK chart with 'West End Girls'

1985 Wham! Hit UK chart at No. 2 with 'I'm Your Man'

1990 MTV bans Madonna's "Justify My Love" video

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