Monday, November 29, 2010

November 29 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday John Mayall!

John Mayall, Bluesbreakes

Musicians Born On November 29

1933 John Mayall (Bluesbreakers)
1940 Chuck Mangione (US jazz trumpeter)
1941 Denis Doherty (Mamas and the Papas)
1941 Jody Miller (Queen of the House)
1944 Felix Cavaliere (Rascals)
1951 Barry Goodreau (Boston)
1958 Michael Dempsey (formerly of The Cure)
1965 Wallis Buchanan (Jamiroquai)
1968 Jon Knight (New Kids on The Block)

Number 1 In The Charts On November 29

1969 Beatles: 'Come Together' US 45
1975 Queen: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' UK 45
1975 Silver Convention: 'Fly Robin Fly' US 45
1980 Abba: 'Super Trouper' UK 45
1986 Bon Jovi: 'You Give Love a Bad Name' US 45
1997 Celine Dion : Let's Talk About Love : UK LP

Various Music Events On November 29

1959 Jackie Wilson enters US R&B chart with 'Talk that Talk', on the way to No. 3

1962 Brenda Lee's 'Rocking Around the Christmas Tree' hits UK chart

1968 John Lennon releases 'Two Virgins' LP

1968 John Lennon is fined £15- and convicted of possession of cannabis - the first Beatle to be caught breaking the law

1979 'Supertramp' recorded live in Paris and subsequently released as a double LP

1980 Steely Dan's 'Gaucho' hits UK LP chart

1980 Stray Cats debut on UK chart with 'Runaway Boys'

1986 Bruce Springsteen enters US album chart at No. 1 with 'Live 75-85' boxed set - only the fourth album and first box set ever to go into chart at the top spot

1992 U2's first TV special, called "U2's Zoo TV Outside Broadcast," is shown on Fox-TV.

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