Sunday, November 28, 2010

November 28 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Berry Gordy!!

Berry Gordy Jr, Motown

Musicians Born On November 28

1929 Berry Gordy Jr (Motown mogul)
1940 Glen Curtis (Fortunes)
1940 Bruce Channel (Hey Baby)
1943 Randy Newman (Short People)
1944 R.B. Greaves (Take a Letter Maria)
1948 Beeb Birtles (Little River Band)
1949 Paul Shaffer
1962 Matt Cameron (Soundgarden)
1968 Dawn Robinson (En Vogue)

Deaths On November 28

1971 Papa Lightfoot (Wine, Women and Whisky)

Number 1 In The Charts On November 28

1958 Lord Rockingham's XI: 'Hoots Mon' UK 45
1960 Elvis Presley: 'Are You Lonesome Tonight' US 45
1964 Shangri-Las: 'Leader of the Pack' US 45
1970 Dave Edmunds: 'I Hear You Knocking' UK 45
1970 Bob Dylan: 'New Morning' UK LP
1987 Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes: 'The Time of my Life' US 45
1992 Whitney Houston : I Will Always Love You : US single
1992 Erasure : Pop! The First 20 Hits : UK LP
1998 Divine : Lately : US single

Various Music Events On November 28

1964 Betty Everett enters US Hot 100 with her fifth hit, 'Getting Mighty Crowded'

1966 Righteous Brothers go gold with 'Soul and Inspiration' LP

1970 Byrds' 'Untitled' hits UK LP chart

1970 Santana's 'Abraxas' hits UK LP chart

1970 Elton John releases 'Your Song' in UK

1974 John Lennon joins Elton John on stage at Madison Square Garden, John's last concert appearance. They sing 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night' and 'I Saw Her Standing There'

1977 'Elvis the Musical' opens in London, starring Shakin' Stevens

1987 REM debut on UK chart with 'The One I Love'

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