Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November 30 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Billy Idol!

Billy Idol


Musicians Born On November 30

1915 Brownie McGhee (blues performer)
1929 Dick Clark (DJ American Bandstand)
1937 Frank Ifield (I Remember You)
1937 Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul and Mary)
1943 Leo Lyons (Ten Years After)
1945 Roger Glover (Deep Purple)
1954 Shuggy Otis (guitarist, son of Johnny)
1958 Billy Idol (William Broad)
1958 Des'ree

Number 1 In The Charts On November 30

1968 Supremes and Diana Ross: 'Love Child' US 45
1974 Elton John: 'Greatest Hits' US LP
1985 Wham!: 'I'm Your Man' UK 45
1985 Phil Collins: 'Separate Lives' US 45
1991 P M Dawn: 'Set Adrift on Memory Bliss' US 45
1991 Michael Jackson : Dangerous : UK LP

Various Music Events On November 30

1954 `Nat 'King' Cole opens first of six nights at Apollo

1956 Fats Domino's 'Blueberry Hill' Hits UK chart

1962 First showing by Beatles in NME 'Favourite Group' readers' poll

1963 Roy Orbison's 'In Dreams' hits UK LP chart

1968 Sly and the Family Stone hit US chart with 'Everyday People', on way to No. 1

1972 Wings release 'Hi-Hi-Hi' single

1974 Eagles hit US chart with 'Best of My Love', their first No. 1

1977 David Bowie Joins Bing Crosby on Crosby's 42nd annual Christmas special. They sing 'Little Drummer Boy'

1985 Lloyd Cole's 'Easy Pieces' and Joni Mitchell's 'Dog Eat Dog' hit UK LP chart


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November 30 - Today in Beatles History

Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, 1968

1962
Studio 2 (control room only). Time unknown. Mono mixing: 'Please Please Me' (from unknown take number); 'Ask Me Why' (from take 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: unknown.
End of sessions for 'Please Please Me'/'Ask Me Why'.

1963
'Please Please Me' LP number 1, 30th and last week (UK Record Retailer chart).

Concert at the Empire, Sunderland ('The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1964
BBC Home Service's 'Desert Island Discs' broadcast, with appearance of Brian.

Ringo visits 'Melody Maker'.

1965
Abbey Road, Room 65. 4.45-5.00pm. Mono mixing: '12-Bar Original' (from take 2). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Ron Pender.
For cutting acetates for the Beatles' private collections. Last session of Norman Smith as Beatles' balance engineer.

1968
'Hey Jude', 14th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

1970
UK LP release: 'All Things Must Pass'.

1994
UK LP/CD release: 'Live At The BBC'.


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November 30 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 30, 1971 The TV movie "Brian's Song," airs for 1st time on ABC-TV.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1988 Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
1988 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
1988 New York City furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase
1988 Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
1988 U.N. General Assembly (151-2) censures U.S. for refusing PLO's Arafat visa
1987 Afghanistan Constitution adopted
1986 "Flamenco Puro" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 40 performances
1986 74th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 39-15
1986 Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million, lifetime
1983 6th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1983 Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam
1983 Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)
1983 Raul Alfonsin wins Argentine presidential election
1983 Sam Shepards "Fool for love," premieres in New York City
1983 Denver Nugget coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record
1982 STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad
1982 U.S. submarine Thomas Edison collides with U.S. Navy destroyer in So China Sea
1982 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1981 New York Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award
1981 South Africa anti apartheid advocate Bulelani Ngcuka arrested
1981 Yankees Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year
1980 "Banjo Dancing" closes at Century Theater New York City after 38 performances
1980 "Perfectly Frank" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 16 performances
1980 "West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 341 performances
1980 Uruguay's new constitution rejected by referendum

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC)
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1978 France performs nuclear test
1976 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)
1975 Dahomey becomes Benin
1974 "Good Evening" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 438 performances
1974 "Mack and Mabel" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 66 performances
1974 20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks)
1974 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1974 Most complete early man skeleton found (Johanson and Gray in Ethiopia)
1973 M T Ghani scores 104 on FC debut for Commerce Bank (Pak) age 44
1972 BBC bans Wings "Hi, Hi, Hi"
1972 Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy)
1971 TV movie "Brian's Song," airs for 1st time on ABC-TV
1970 George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 57th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 29-11
1969 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1968 56th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21
1967 Democratic People's republic of Yemen gains independence
1967 Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announce their engagement
1967 Kuria Muria Islands ceded by Britain to Oman
1967 People's Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from U.K.
1967 People's Rep of South Yemen (Aden) gains independence from Britain
1967 Senator Eugene McCarthy begins run for U.S. presidency
1966 Barbados gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1966 Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland
1964 U.S.S.R. launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned
1963 51st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats BC Lions, 21-10
1963 Martin Walser's "oberlebensgross Herr Krott," premieres in Stuttgart
1962 U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of United Nations unanimously
1961 Billy Williams of the Cubs is voted NL Rookie of Year
1961 U.S.S.R. vetoes Kuwaits application for United Nations membership
1960 French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons
1960 Tad Mosels "All the Way Home," premieres in New York City


Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL
1958 1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me
1958 WKBW TV channel 7 in Buffalo, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 "Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 413 performances
1957 45th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 32-7
1957 Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8
1956 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards and the News)
1956 Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1955 "Pipe Dream" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 245 performances
1955 Argentine government disbands Peronistic party
1954 1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)
1954 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)
1954 John Strodom succeeds Malan as premier of South Africa
1953 French parachutist under Col De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu
1952 Jackie Robinson charges New York Yankees with racism
1950 U.S. President Truman threatens China with atom bomb


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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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November 29 - Today in Beatles History

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1962
Concert at the Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead.

1963
UK single release: 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'/'This Boy'.

'I Want To Hold Your Hand' has sold 950 000 copies in advance: a new mark and gold record.

Concert at the ABC, Huddersfield ('The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1964

Conversations in London held by Gary Smith, Vic Lewis and Lester Gottlieb about a new American TV show, 'Hullaballoo'.

John and George meet two members of the Miracles at the Crazy Elephant restaurant, London.

Studio 1. BBC Television Centre, London. John films appearance on BBC-TV's 'Not Only... But Also'.

1965
Studio 1, BBC Television Centre, London. John, Dudley Moore and Norman Rossington film for BBC-TV's 'Not Only... But Also'.

1966
Studio 2. 2.30-8.00pm. Recording: 'Strawberry Fields Forever' (takes 5-6, tape reduction take 6 into take 7, overdub onto take 7). Mono mixing: 'Strawberry Fields Forever' (remixes 1-3, from take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

Chris Curtis produces 'Sorry', the next single of Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.

1967

Studio 1 (control room only). 2.30-5.30pm. Editing: 'Christmas Time (Is Here Again)' (of unnumbered mono remix). Tape copying: 'Christmas Time (Is Here Again)' (of master version). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Copy for print at Lyntone Records.

1968
UK LP release: 'Unfinished Music Number 1--Two Virgins'.

'The Beatles' has sold 2 million copies on the first week. British record for quick sale.

1969
'Cold Turkey', 5th week in the Top 28 (Billboard). [?]

1995

23.00-24.15. TVN broadcasst 2nd part of 'The Beatles Anthology' in Chile. Premiere of 'Real Love' in Chile.


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November 29 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 29, 1976 Free agent Reggie Jackson signs 5 year pact with New York Yankees.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 8th Largest wrestling crowd (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
1989 India president Rajiv Gandhi, resigns
1987 "Dreamgirls" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 177 performances
1987 75th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 38-36
1987 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1987 Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes
1987 Korean Air jetliner disappears off Burma, all 115 lost
1987 New Orleans Saints win, assuring their 1st winning NFL season
1987 Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs Isles) It is later ruled that he should not be credited with goal
1984 Javed Miandad completes twin Test Cricket tons, vs. New Zealand, Hyderabad
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1981 "My Fair Lady" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 119 performances
1981 Greg Chappell scores 201 vs. Pakistan at Gabba


Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 U.N. observes "international day of solidarity with Palestinian people," boycotted by U.S. and about 20 other countries
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1976 Free agent Reggie Jackson signs 5 year pact with New York Yankees
1975 Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii
1975 President Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped
1971 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton," premieres
1970 Colin Cowdrey becomes Test Crickets' leading run scorer (7,250)

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Beatles' "Come Together/Something" reaches #1
1968 John and Yoko release their 1st album "Two Virgins" in UK
1967 British troops withdraw from Aden and South Yemen
1967 Robert McNamara elected president of World bank
1966 1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101
1965 "Anya" opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 16 performances
1965 Dale Cummings does 14,118 consecutive sit-ups
1964 Roman Catholic Church in U.S. replaces Latin with English
1963 Beatles release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1963 Lyndon Baines Johnson sets up Warren Commission to investigate assassination of John F. Kennedy
1962 Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year
1962 Great Britain and France decide to jointly build Concorde
1961 Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Miss
1961 John A McCone replaces Allen W Dulles as 6th director of CIA
1961 Mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp (Enos) to orbit
1960 26th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Bellino, Navy (HB)


Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 46th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 35-28
1957 NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers and Giants
1956 "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 925 performances
1955 Turkish government of Menderes resigns
1953 American Airlines begins 1st regular coml NY-LA air service
1953 WSIX TV channel 8 in Nashville, Tennessee (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 40th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11
1952 President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war
1951 1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat Nevada
1951 Winston Churchill re-elected British premier
1950 National Council of Church of Christ in U.S. forms


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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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November 28 - Today in Beatles History

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1962
Performance at the Cavern, with Remo Four, and Dee Young and the Pontiacs.

1963
Concert at the ABC, Lincoln ('The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1964
'A Hard Day's Night' LP number 1, 19th week (UK Record Retailer chart).

Conversations in London held by Gary Smith, Vic Lewis and Lester Gottlieb about a new American TV show, 'Hullaballoo'.

1966
Studio 2. 7.00pm-1.30am. Recording: 'Strawberry Fields Forever' (takes 2-4). Mono mixing: 'Strawberry Fields Forever' (remixes 1-3, from take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

US LP release: 'The Beatles Girls', instrumental LP by George Martin.

1967
Studio 3. 6.00pm-2.45am. Recording: 'Christmas Time (Is Here Again)' (take 1 [music], takes 1-10 [speech], overdub of sound effects onto edit/remix). Mono mixing: 'Christmas Time (Is Here Again)' (from take 1 [music], from takes 2, 6, 10 [speech]). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
5th and last Christmas record made jointly by all Beatles and at Abbey Road. Visit at the studio: Victor Spinetti.
2.45-4.30am. Abbey Road. 2nd John's solo session, compiling sound effects for 'Scene Three, Act One'.

1968
John and Yoko appear at the Marylebone Magistrates' Court. John pleads guilty to possession of cannabis resin and is fined 150 pounds plus 20 guineas costs.

1969
Ringo continues recordings of 'Sentimental Journey' LP, in London.

1974
Performance of John with Elton John, at the Madison Square Garden. Yoko is in the audience and meets John backstage.

1995
In one week of sales, 'Anthology 1' beats sales record in the US: 855,473 copies. Previous record: Michael Jackson's 'History', 391,000 copies.


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November 28 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 28, 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'

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract
1989 Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary
1988 Picasso's "Acrobat and Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million
1987 South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
1986 Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km
1986 Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
1986 NBC's Ahmad Rashad marriage proposal is accepted by Phylicia Ayers-Allen during halftime of Det Lions-New York Jets football game
1985 6th Belgium government of Martens forms
1983 9th Space Shuttle Mission Columbia 6 is launched
1982 "Pirates of Penzance" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 772 performances
1982 70th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 32-16
1982 71st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Grenoble (4-1)
1981 "Merrily We Roll Along" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 16 performances
1981 Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg and become college football's winningest coach

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 "King of Schnorrers" opens at Playhouse Theater New York City for 63 performances
1979 Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes into Mount Erebus on Antarctica kills 257
1979 Los Angeles Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins NL Rookie of Year
1978 44th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB)
1978 Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson after 9 years
1976 64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
1975 Democratic Republic East-Timor proclaimed
1975 Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI vs. Australia Brisbane
1975 Wings release "Venus and Mars/Rock Show" medley
1974 Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years
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'
1973 Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
1973 Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year
1972 "Via Galactica" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 7 performances
1972 Los Angeles Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels
1971 "Me Nobody Knows" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 587 performances
1971 59th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-11
1970 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10



Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year
1968 John Lennon is fined 150 pounds for unauthorized drug possession
1967 33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (quarterback)
1967 The 1st pulsating radio source (pulsar) detected
1966 Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared
1966 Dominican Republic adopts constitution
1965 Browns' Leroy Kelly sets club record for most punt return yards (109)
1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1964 52nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24
1964 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1964 Mariner 4 launched; 1st probe to fly by Mars
1963 1st million copy record prior to release "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
1963 Beatles "She Loves You" returns to #1 on U.K. record chart
1963 Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St. Paul, to become NWA champ
1963 WHNT TV channel 19 in Huntsville, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1962 Telegraph between Netherlands and Indonesia restored
1961 Ernest Davis is 1st black to win Heisman Trophy
1961 General Meeting of United Nations debates about New-Guinea
1961 Martin Walser's "Der Abstecher," premieres in Munich
1960 CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes
1960 Mauritania gains independence from France (National Day)

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 47th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 21-7
1959 KOMC (now KSNK) TV channel 8 in McCook - Oberlin, NB (NBC) begins
1959 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Princeps Pastorum
1958 AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9
1958 Chad becomes an autonomous republic within French community
1958 Congo and Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community
1958 George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
1958 KCOO (now KABY) TV channel 9 in Aberdeen, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 Test Cricket debut for Wes Hall, vs. India at Bombay
1958 U.S. reports 1st full-range firing of an ICBM
1957 "Look Homeward, Angel" with Anthony Perkins premieres in New York City
1957 Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award
1956 Photography begins on "... and God Created Women"
1955 KMVI (now WMAU) TV channel 12 in Wailuku, HI (IND) begins broadcasting
1955 KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 1st pro football game in Netherlands
1954 Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 80-yard punt
1954 KCKT (now KSNC) TV channel 2 in Great Bend, KS (NBC) 1st broadcast
1953 "Wish You Were Here" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 597 performances
1953 41st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 12-6
1951 John Van Druten's "I am a Camera," premieres in New York City
1951 Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
1950 Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager


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Saturday, November 27, 2010

November 27 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Jimi!

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Musicians Born On November 27

1935 Al Jackson (Booker T. and the MGs)
1942 Jimi Hendrix (All Along the Watchtower)
1944 Eddie Rabbitt (I Love a Rainy Night)
1959 Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds)
1960 Ashley Ingram (Imagination)
1961 Princess (Desiree Heslop)
1962 Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
1962 Mike Bordin (Faith No More)
1965 Fiachna O'Braonian (Hothouse Flowers)

Deaths On November 27

1973 John Wildener (guitarist for Hank Snow)

Number 1 In The Charts On November 27

1976 Glen Campbell: '20 Golden Greats' UK LP
1982 Abba: 'The Singles ' The First Ten Years' UK LP
1982 Lionel Richie: 'Truly' US 45
1993 Meat Loaf : Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell: UK LP

Various Music Events On November 27

1959 Cliff Richard's second film (featuring, among other songs, 'A Voice in the Wilderness') has its UK premiere. The title is 'Expresso Bongo'

1965 Writer Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) and his band Merry Pranksters hold first 'Acid Test' in San Francisco. Spiked fruit juice, called 'Electric Kool Aid', is on sale

1965 Lovin' Spoonful score their second Top 10 single as 'You Didn't Have to Be so Nice' hits US chart

1967 Beatles release 'Magical Mystery Tour' package

1969 Rolling Stones open a four-night stand at Madison Square Garden, recorded for ''Get Yer Ya Yas Out'

1971 Beach Boys' 'Surf's Up' LP enters UK chart

1982 'Lionel Richie' debut solo LP enters UK chart

1988 Cliff Richard enters UK chart with 'Mistletoe and Wine'

1995 The Beatles' "Anthology I" sets a first week sales record, selling 1.2 million copies


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November 27 - Today in Beatles History

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1962
Dick James Music office. Brian discusses a music publishing proposition with Dick James.

1963
'She Loves You' number 1, 13th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'Please Please Me' LP, 36th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
'With The Beatles' enters the ranking on number 1 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Concert at the Rialto, York ('The Beatles Autumn Tour').

'She Loves You' has sold over 1,000,000 copies in the UK.

1964
News from the US that Epstein could sell his Beatles' management interest are denied 'at any price'.

Appearance on 'Ready, Steady, Go!' TV show (filmed 24 November 1964).

UK single release: 'I Feel Fine'/'She's A Woman'.

1966
Filming of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's BBC-TV comedy show 'Not Only... But Also', with appearance of John.

1967
US single release: 'Hello, Goodbye'/'I Am The Walrus'.
US LP release: 'Magical Mystery Tour'.

1993
2nd Paul's concert at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City ('New World Tour').

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November 27 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 27, 1965 Writer Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) and his band Merry Pranksters hold first 'Acid Test' in San Francisco. Spiked fruit juice, called 'Electric Kool Aid', is on sale.

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Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Colombian jetliner bombed killing 107
1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 George Harrison releases "Cheer Down" and "Poor Little Girl"
1989 Luis Alberto Lacelle elected president of Uruguay
1989 U.S. 63rd manned space mission STS-33 (Discovery 9) returns from space
1988 76th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats BC Lions, 22-21
1987 "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
1987 Young man survives 7 attempts at suicide in Somerset England
1985 Cards Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of Year
1985 Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland
1983 71st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17
1983 Colombian jetliner Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 185
1983 Desmond Haynes out handled the ball vs. India
1982 5th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 3-0
1982 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 vs. England)
1980 Soyuz T-3 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 1st day-night one-day cricket international, Australia vs. WI at SCG
1978 Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 183
1977 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Imperial New York after 66 perf
1977 65th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 41-6
1976 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Colgate-Far East Golf Championship
1976 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1975 Red Sox's Fred Lynn is 1st rookie to win MVP (AL)
1974 Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins NL Rookie of Year
1973 Gary Matthews wins NL Rookie of Year
1973 Neil Simon's "Good Doctor," premieres in New York City
1973 Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R Ford as Vice President
1972 Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government
1972 Yankees trade Ellis, Torres and Spikes to Indians for Nettles and Moses
1971 Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
1970 Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year
1970 George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"
1970 Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
1970 Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh vs. England, Brisbane


Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1967 Beatles release "Magical Mystery Tour"
1967 Gold pool nations pledge support of $35 per ounce gold price
1966 In highest-scoring NFL game, Washington Redskins defeat New York Giants 72-41
1966 Uruguay adopts constitution
1965 15,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington D.C.
1965 Writer Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) and his band Merry Pranksters hold first 'Acid Test' in San Francisco. Spiked fruit juice, called 'Electric Kool Aid', is on sale
1965 1st French satellite launched, France becomes 3rd nation in space
1965 53rd CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16
1962 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
1962 Sumner Arthur Long's "Never Too Late," premieres in New York City
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
1961 KHAW TV channel 11 in Hilo, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1960 CBS radio cancels "Have Gun Will Travel"
1960 Dr. Felix Houphouet-Boigny becomes president of Ivory Coast
1960 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points
1960 Patrice Lumumba flees Leopoldville Congo
1960 Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1958 U.S.S.R. abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany
1957 Army withdraws for Little Rock Ark, after Central HS integration
1956 F Goodrich and A Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank," premieres in Netherlands
1954 "By the Beautiful Sea" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 270 performances
1954 42nd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 26-25
1953 Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL's MVP
1952 KTBC TV channel 7 in Austin, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 1st missle to intercept an airplane, White Sands, New Mexico
1951 Cease-fire and demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon Korea
1950 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
1950 Trial against RC clergy "imperialistic conspiracy" begins in Prague


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Friday, November 26, 2010

November 26 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Tina Turner!

tina turner, 1970

Musicians Born On November 26

1937 Garnett Mimms (Cry Baby)
1940 Tina Turner (What's Love Got to Do With It)
1945 John McVie (Fleetwood Mac)
1946 Burt Reiter (Focus)

Deaths On November 26

1956 Tommy Dorsey (bandleader)
1973 John Rostill (Shadows)

Number 1 In The Charts On November 26

1955 Tennessee Ernie Ford: '16 Tons' US 45
1977 Bread: 'Sound of Bread' UK LP
1983 Quiet Riot: 'Metal Health' US LP
1994 Baby D : Let Me Be Your Fantasy : UK single
1994 Eagles : Hell Freezes Over : US LP

Various Music Events On November 26

1955 Johnny Cash hits US country chart for first time with 'Cry! Cry! Cry!'

1966 Wilson Pickett enters Hot 100 with 'Mustang Sally'

1968 Cream performs its last concert at the Albert Hall

1971 Faces break Led Zeppelin's sell-out record for concert tickets for Madison Square Garden

1973 New York Dolls make concert debut at a London restaurant

1976 Lol Crème and Kevin Godley quit 10CC

1977 Sex Pistols release 'Anarchy in the UK'

1980 'Wings Over America' film premieres in New York

1982 Miles Davis marries Cicely Tyson in New York

1988 'Hysteria' by Def Leppard logs its 62nd week in US Top 10, the fifth longest run for 25 years

1988 As George Michael moves to No. 5 in US with 'Kissing a Fool', 'Faith' becomes first ever LP to yield six Top 5 singles


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November 26 - Today in Beatles History

1962
6.00pm. The Beatles get to the studio for a 1-hour rehearsal.
Studio 2. 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: 'Please Please Me' [re-make] (takes 1-18); 'Ask Me Why' (takes 1-6); 'Tip Of My Tongue' (takes unknown). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: unknown.
First session for 'Please Please Me'/'Ask Me Why'.

1963
Concert at the ABC, Cambridge ('The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1964
10.00-12.00am. BBC's 'Top Gear' broadcast (recorded 17 November).

1966
''Yesterday'... And Today', 23rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

1967
Broadcast of the 'Hello, Goodbye' clip, on the Ed Sullivan show.

1969

Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.00am. Tape copying: 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' (of remix mono 3, called remix mono 4). Editing: 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' (of remix mono 4). Stereo mixing: 'What's The New Mary Jane' (remix 4, from take 4). Stereo mixing with simultaneous overdub: 'What's The New Mary Jane' (remix 5, from take 4). Editing: 'What's The New Mary Jane' (of remix stereo 4, called remix stereo 6). Tape copying with simultaneous editing: 'What's The New Mary Jane' (of stereo remix 5 into 6). Tape copying: 'What's The New Mary Jane' (of stereo remixes 4, 5). Producer: Geoff Emerick/John Lennon; Engineer: Mike Sheady; 2nd Engineer: Nick Webb.
For Plastic Ono Band single, never released. The editing of 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' was released as the B side of 'Let It Be'. John's last session.

1970
John and Yoko travel to New York.

1988

9th episode of a BBC series, essentially based on 'The Beatles At The Beeb' collection.


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November 26 - Today in Beatles History

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1962
6.00pm. The Beatles get to the studio for a 1-hour rehearsal.
Studio 2. 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: 'Please Please Me' [re-make] (takes 1-18); 'Ask Me Why' (takes 1-6); 'Tip Of My Tongue' (takes unknown). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: unknown.
First session for 'Please Please Me'/'Ask Me Why'.

1963
Concert at the ABC, Cambridge ('The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1964
10.00-12.00am. BBC's 'Top Gear' broadcast (recorded 17 November).

1966
''Yesterday'... And Today', 23rd week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

1967
Broadcast of the 'Hello, Goodbye' clip, on the Ed Sullivan show.

1969

Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.00am. Tape copying: 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' (of remix mono 3, called remix mono 4). Editing: 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' (of remix mono 4). Stereo mixing: 'What's The New Mary Jane' (remix 4, from take 4). Stereo mixing with simultaneous overdub: 'What's The New Mary Jane' (remix 5, from take 4). Editing: 'What's The New Mary Jane' (of remix stereo 4, called remix stereo 6). Tape copying with simultaneous editing: 'What's The New Mary Jane' (of stereo remix 5 into 6). Tape copying: 'What's The New Mary Jane' (of stereo remixes 4, 5). Producer: Geoff Emerick/John Lennon; Engineer: Mike Sheady; 2nd Engineer: Nick Webb.
For Plastic Ono Band single, never released. The editing of 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' was released as the B side of 'Let It Be'. John's last session.

1970
John and Yoko travel to New York.

1988

9th episode of a BBC series, essentially based on 'The Beatles At The Beeb' collection.


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November 26 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 26, 1973 The New York Dolls make concert debut at a London restaurant.

New York Dolls, 1973

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 77th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40
1989 Comores coup under Bob Benard
1989 Luis Alberto Lacalle becomes President of Uruguay
1989 Rafael Callejas installed as president of Honduras
1988 Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev and Jean-Loup Chretien launch
1988 Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)
1985 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched
1985 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1985 Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000
1984 After 518 goals and 14 years with Mont Canadiens, Guy LaFleur retires
1984 John W Mercom, Jr. announces NO Saints are up for sale for $75 million
1984 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
1984 U.S. and Iraq regain diplomatic relations
1983 Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
1982 Clyde King named Yankee manager
1982 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected Prime Minister of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
1982 Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch
1980 Columbia mated to SRBs and external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building
1980 Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 International Olympic Committee votes to readmit China
1979 Twins John Castino and Jays Alfredo Griffin tie for AL Rookie of Year
1978 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, New York
1978 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "Question of Love"
1978 66th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 20-13
1976 East Germany deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
1976 Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single
1976 Sex Pistols release their debut single "Anarchy In The UK"
1976 Willy Burns elected chairman of Social International
1975 Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
1975 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
1975 Fred Lynn becomes the 1st rookie to win MVP
1975 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses (Nepal)
1974 Catfish Hunter and Charlie Finley meet in arbitration
1974 Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut vs. India
1973 New York Dolls make concert debut at a London restaurant
1973 Nixon's personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18 -minute gap in a key Watergate tape
1972 Pete Gogolak scores New York Giant record 8 pts after a touchdown

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
1969 Creams' final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
1969 Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
1968 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O J Simpson, Southern California (RB)
1967 Browns' Carl Ward sets club record with a 104-yd kickoff return
1967 Cloud burst over Lisbon kills about 450
1966 "Walking Happy" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 161 performances
1966 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
1966 54th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Ottawa, 29-14
1965 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
1965 France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)
1963 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (quarterback)
1963 Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year
1963 Explorer 18 launched
1962 Caribbean Air Transport Me NV (CLTM Airlines) forms
1962 Fab Four have their 1st recording session under name Beatles
1961 For 2nd time in his career, St. Louis' Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions
1961 Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball
1960 48th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6
1960 Minneapolis-St. Paul baseball club takes the name Twins

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1957 WCVB TV channel 5 in Boston, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 "The Price Is Right" debuts on NBC
1956 U.S.S.R. single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, and loses his medal, it sinks
1955 "Boy Friend" closes at Royale Theater New York City after 483 performances
1955 43rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 34-19
1955 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Cyprus
1955 Johnny Cash debuts Top 10 country song "Cry! Cry! Cry!"
1954 Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey vs. Australia at Gabba
1953 KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, Idaho (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 WJHL TV channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening
1952 1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil," premieres in Hollywood
1950 China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River


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November 25 - Today In Rock Music History

Percy Sledge, When A Man Loves A Woman

Musicians Born On November 25

1941 Percy Sledge
1943 Roy Lines (Early Status Quo)
1945 Bev Bevan (ELO)
1947 Val Fuentes (It's a Beautiful Day)
1959 Steve Rotheram (Marillion)
1960 Amy Grant
1966 Stacey Lattishaw (Jump to the Beat)

Deaths On November 25

1974 Nick Drake (Five Leaves Left)

Number 1 In The Charts On November 25

1955 Bill Haley and the Comets: 'Rock Around the Clock' UK 45
1965 Seekers: 'The Carnival Is Over' UK 45
1967 Strawberry Alarm Clock: 'Incense and Peppermints' US 45
1972 Chuck Berry: 'My-Ding-a-Ling' UK 45
1989 New Kids on the Block: 'You Got It' UK 45
1991 Michael Jackson: 'Dangerous' UK LP
1995 Whitney Houston : Exhale (Shoop Shoop) : US single
1995 Robson Greene and Jerome Flynn : Robson and Jerome : UK LP
1995 Alice In Chains : Alice In Chains : US LP

Various Music Events On November 25

1955 Singing Dogs enter UK chart with 'The Singing Dogs Medley'

1957 Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps make their US TV debut on 'The Ed Sullivan Show', performing 'Lotta Loving' and 'Dance to the Bop'

1961 Everly Brothers arrive at Camp Pendleton in California, reporting to join US Marine Corps.

1965 Otis Redding hits UK chart for first time with 'My Girl

1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience makes their debut UK appearance at Bag O'Nails club

1969 John Lennon returns his MBE in protest at UK involvement in Biafra and Vietnam

1976 'The Last Waltz' the final concert by the Band, takes place at the Winterland Theatre in San Francisco

1984 Thirty-six artists gather at Island Studios in London to record 'Do They Know It's Christmas'

1991 U2's 'Achtung Baby' hits UK LP chart at No. 2

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November 25 - Today in Beatles History

The Beatles



1962

Performances at the Cavern, with the Fourmost, the Dennisons, and the Zenith Six.

1964
Number 1 Studio, BBC Aeolian Hall. 7.00-10.30pm. Recording for BBC's 'Saturday Club': 'Rock And Roll Music'; 'I'm A Loser'; 'Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby'; 'I Feel Fine'; 'Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!'; 'She's A Woman'.
'I'm A Loser', 'Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby', 'I Feel Fine' and 'She's A Woman' are the same versions broadcast on 26 November (recorded 17 November).

Tommy Quickly, with Brian and Derek Taylor, flies to Los Angeles from London to promote his single 'The Wild Side Of Life'.
Before leaving to Los Angeles, Brian is seen at business meetings with Lew Grade.
In Los Angeles, Brian and the party are received at the airport by Lionel Bart.

1965
The Harrods stores, in London, opens after hours to allow the Beatles to Christmas shop for 2 hours.

1966
Studio, Dick James House. Time unknown. Recording: 'Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas'.

Chris Curtis forms a record production partnership with Brian, probably to be called Trade Limited.

1968
Harry Moss cuts the mono version of 'Yellow Submarine', at Abbey Road.

US LP release: 'The Beatles'.

1969
John returns the MBE.

1988

Ringo returns to England after an antialcoholic treatment in Arizona.

1993

Paul arrives in Mexico City. 3 hours later he flies to his house in Santa Barbara, USA, to be with his kids.
Evening: First Paul's concert in Mexico City ('The New World Tour').

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November 25 - Retro History From The 50s to 80s

On November 25, 1966 The Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club.

Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1966

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 David Boon scores 200 vs. New Zealand at cricket WACA
1988 Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve New York City assault charges
1988 Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
1988 U.S. and Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson and Akhmilovskaya wed
1988 Widespread earthquake hits NE U.S., Canada; no damage reported
1987 Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
1987 India all out for 75 vs. West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24
1986 A's Jose Canseco wins AL Rookie of Year
1986 Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arm deal
1986 Oliver North's sect, Fawn Hill, smuggles documents out of his office
1985 White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, is named AL Rookie of Year
1984 Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election
1984 William Schroeder, is 2nd to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart
1983 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off
1983 Syria and Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli
1983 World's greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England
1981 Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles
1981 Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP
1980 Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution
1980 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1980 Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 vs. WI Lahore
1980 Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship
1980 Upper-Volta military coup under Col Saye Zerbo, president Lamizana flees

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 53 performances
1979 67th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 17-9
1979 American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago, kills 275
1979 Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt
1979 Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, winning 33-30
1977 David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hours 15 minutes
1977 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1977 Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight
1976 O. J. Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs. Detroit
1976 The Band's farewell concert at SF's Winterland Ballroom
1976 Viking 1 radio signal from Mars help prove general theory of relativity
1975 Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)
1975 Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
1974 Irish Republican Army is outlawed in Britain following deaths of 21
1974 Rangers' Mike Hargrove wins AL Rookie of Year
1973 3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai
1973 61st CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18
1973 Bloodless military coup ousts Greek President George Papadopoulos
1973 Maximum speed limit cut to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure
1972 "Ambassador" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 9 performances
1971 "Dan Cooper" jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington
1971 37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (quarterback)
1970 Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 John Lennon returns OBE to protest UK's support for Vietnam War
1969 KC outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year
1967 "Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 463 performances
1967 Puerto Rico placed on Atlantic Standard Time
1966 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club
1965 Congo military coup under General Mobutu, President Kasavubu overthrown
1963 John F. Kennedy laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
1962 WBJA (now WMGC) TV channel 34 in Binghamton, New York (ABC) 1st broadcast
1961 NBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points
1960 "Amos 'n' Andy" made its last broadcast on CBS radio
1960 1st atomic reactor for research and development, Richland Wa
1960 CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr. Malone and 2nd Mrs. Burton) and cancels 4 other series

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 "Once Upon a Mattress" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 460 performances
1958 Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community
1957 President Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech
1955 Race segregation forbidden on trains and buses between U.S. states
1955 Walter Piston's 6th Symphony, premieres
1953 "Guys and Dolls" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 1200 performances
1953 Earthquake/tsnunami strike Honshu Japan
1953 Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3
1952 Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap," premieres in London
1952 George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL
1952 Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (11-1) beats Bears 27-23
1951 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock Ala
1951 Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears
1951 Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
1950 "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater New York City after 245 performances
1950 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
1950 U.N. gives Eritrea to Ethiopia


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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

November 24 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Robin Williamson from The Incredible String Band!

Robin Williamson,The Incredible String Band,ISB


Musicians Born On November 24

1898 Scott Joplin (ragtime pianist/composer)
1928 Michael Holliday (Story of My Life)
1941 Donald 'Duck' Dunn (Booker T. and the MGs)
1942 Billy Connolly (D.I.V.O.R.C.E.)
1943 Robin Williamson (Incredible String Band)
1955 Clement Burke (Blondie)
1958 Carmel (Bad Day)
1962 John Squire (Stone Roses)

Deaths On November 24

1991 Freddie Mercury (Queen)

Freddie Mercury, Death

Number 1 In The Charts On November 24

1973 Ringo Starr: 'Photograph' US 45
1979 Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer: 'No More Tears' US 45
1990 Madonna : The Immaculate Collection : UK LP

Various Music Events On November 24

1958 Ritchie Valens enters US chart with 'Donna', on its way to No. 2

1958 Jackie Wilson scores his fourth and biggest US hit with 'Lonely Teardrops'

1961 Blues singer Howlin' Wolf arrives in UK for tour

1964 Who begin residency at Marquee Club in London

1966 Otis Redding's 'Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)' hits UK chart

1969 Rolling Stones are awarded gold disc for 'Let It Bleed' LP

1972 ABC TV premieres 'In Concert' on US television, with Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Poco and Allman Brothers

1972 Rick Nelson goes gold with 'Garden Party'

1973 Mott the Hoople's 'Roll Away the Stone' hits UK chart

1983 Pacific leg of David Bowie's 'Serious Moonlight' tour opens in New Zealand


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November 24 - Today in Beatles History

Beatles, Sgt Pepper

1962
Brian sends a birthday greetings telegram to Pete Best: 'Congratulations, many happy returns, all the best, John, Paul, George, Ringo and Brian.'

1963
Concert at the ABC, Hull ('The Beatles Autumn Tour').

1964
Marriage of James McCartney and Angela Williams.

1966
Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.30am. Recording: 'Strawberry Fields Forever' (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.
First session for the production following 'Revolver'.

Opening of Bag O'Nails, London night club. Brian attends.

1967
Abbey Road. First John's solo session, compiling sound effects for the National Theatre production for its play 'Scene Three, Act One', based on the short homonymous story included on 'In His Own Write'.

UK single release: 'Hello, Goodbye'/'I Am The Walrus'.

IBC Studios, London. Debut recording session by Grapefruit, for single 'Dear Delilah'. John and Paul attend.

1972
UK single release: 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)'/'Listen The Snow Is Falling'.

1974
Rehearsal for Elton John's concert at the Madison Square Garden, with John.

1995
23.30-24.45. TVN broadcasts a portion of 'The Beatles Anthology' series, part 1, in Chile. 'Free As A Bird' video premiered in Chile.



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