Sunday, December 10, 2017

This Date in Rock Music History: November 28

  1960:  Elvis Presley had his 43rd hit and 15th #1 in four years--"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" 

1962:  The Beatles performed at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and then did a dance for the staff of Lewis Department Store at the 527 Club, also in Liverpool.
1963:  "She Loves You" by the Beatles returned to #1 in the U.K.
1964:  People by newcomer Barbra Streisand was the #1 album for a fifth week but Beach Boys Concert moved from 7-2.  Good ol' Dean Martin came in third with Everybody Loves Somebody while previous #1 A Hard Day's Night from the Beatles was #5.  The rest of the Top 10:  How Glad I Am from Nancy Wilson, Something New by the Beatles at #6, The Great Songs From "My Fair Lady" and other Broadway Hits by Andy Williams was seventh, followed by All Summer Long from the Beach Boys, Sugar Lips by Al Hirt and Hello, Dolly! by Louis Armstrong cracked the Top 10. 

1964:  "Leader Of The Pack" by the Shangri-Las took over as the #1 R&B song.

1964:  The Impressions had a hot song, moving from #96 to #59 with "Amen".

           The Kinks with one of the early rock standards...

1964:  The Shangri-Las advanced to #1 with "Leader Of The Pack".  That bumped the Supremes down with "Baby Love" after four weeks while Jay & the Americans would "Come  Little Bit Closer" to #3.  The Zombies had one of their biggest hits with "She's Not There" and Lorne Greene edged up with "Ringo".  The rest of the Top 10:  Bobby Vinton stormed into the list with "Mr. Lonely", the Kinks had song #7--"You Really Got Me", the Rolling Stones moved up with "Time Is On My Side", J. Frank Wilson & the Cavaliers dropped with "Last Kiss" and Johnny Rivers moved from 19-10 with "Mountain Of Love".
1966:  Paul Revere & the Raiders released the album The Spirit of '67.

1966:  Boise, Idaho's Paul Revere & the Raiders released the single "Good Thing".
1967:  The Beatles recorded the last "fan club record" as a group--Christmas Time Is Here!"
1968:  John Lennon pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana.
1968:  Deep Purple played the first of four nights at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, California on their first tour of North America.
1969:  Ringo Starr recorded "Blue Turning Grey Over You" in his fourth recording session at Trident Studios in London for his first solo album, Sentimental Journey.
1970:  Bob Dylan owned the #1 album in the U.K.--New Morning.
1970:  Dave Edmunds took "I Hear You Knocking" to #1 in the U.K.
1970:  The great album Abraxas by Santana moved into the #1 position, abbreviating the four-week stay by Led Zeppelin III.  

1974:  Elton John and John Lennon sang duets of "I Saw Her Standing There", "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  It was Lennon's final stage appearance. 
1979:  Ringo Starr's home in Los Angeles burned down.
1981:  "Let's Groove" by Earth, Wind & Fire was the new #1 R&B song.
1981:  Barry Manilow took over at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with "The Old Songs".

1981:  The Cars had one of the fastest movers with "Shake It Up", moving from 76 to 58 on this date.

                         The Police were on a roll...

1981:  Billboard listed "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John #1 on this date, but most stations had Foreigner's "Waiting For A Girl Like You" at the top.  Hall & Oates were down with "Private Eyes", but the Police were on the move with "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic".
1987:  The "Dirty Dancing" Soundtrack was still perched at #1 on the Album chart, holding off Bad by Michael Jackson.  Tunnel of Love by Bruce Springsteen was already on its way down after just six weeks with a peak of #3.  The self-titled Whitesnake came in fourth followed by A Momentary Lapse of Reason by Pink Floyd and the new Def Leppard album Hysteria.  The rest of the Top 10:  The Lonesome Jubilee by John Cougar Mellencamp, Whitney, the second album from Whitney Houston at #8, ...Nothing Like the Sun from Sting and The Joshua Tree by U2 was at #10 after 35 weeks.

1987:  Jennifer Warnes achieved her first career #1 and Bill Medley had his first #1 in 21 years (since back when the Righteous Brothers had "(You're My) Soul And Inspiration") as together their song "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" reached the top.  Belinda Carlisle moved to challenge with "Heaven Is A Place On Earth", Billy Idol's former #1 "Mony Mony" was third while Richard Marx moved up with "Should've Known Better".  The rest of the Top 10:  George Michael and the title track from Faith, Bruce Springsteen was spotted at 6 with "Brilliant Disguise", Tiffany and "I Think We're Alone Now", Sting was up to #8 with "We'll Be Together", Cutting Crew held steady with "I've Been In Love Before" and Debbie Gibson placed "Shake Your Love" at #10.

1992:  The Neil Diamond Christmas Special was televised on HBO.

1992:  The Chase by Garth Brooks was the new #1 album.
1992:  "To Love Somebody" by the Bee Gees was a great song but it was Michael Bolton's remake that hit #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for a third straight week.

1992:  Celine Dion had the fastest mover as her great song "Love Can Move Mountains" advanced from 95 to 65.

1992:  One of the great days in Rock Era history.  Whitney Houston moved from #12 to #1 on this date, the third-highest leap to the top of the Rock Era, for the first week at #1 with "I Will Always Love You".
1993:  Jerry Edmonton, drummer of Steppenwolf, was killed at the age of 47 in a car crash close to his home in Santa Barbara, California.
1998:  The self-titled Backstreet Boys re-entered the Top 10 on the album chart after 66 weeks.
1999:  Rage Against the Machine rose to #1 on the Album chart with The Battle of Los Angeles.
2003:  "Stand Up" by Ludacris was the new #1 song.
2004:  Bob Hardy, bassist of Franz Ferdinand, was hospitalized with gastroenteritis in Japan.  The band proceeded to play an acoustic concert at Nagoya Diamond Hall.  (Note:  some websites incorrectly spell the condition as gastro-enteritis.  It is spelled gastroenteritis.
2004:  Metallica closed out the highly successful Madly in Anger with the World Tour ($60.5 M gross) at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.  They certainly weren't mad enough to refuse the money.
2006:  In today's Dangerous Inmates Run Rap Music segment, Snoop Dogg was arrested in Burbank, California after the Police Department found a firearm, marijuana and cocaine in his van.

Born This Day:

1929:  Berry Gordy, Jr., founder of Motown Records, was born in Detroit, Michigan.
1932:  Ray Perkins of the Crew-Cuts (Note:  some websites say that Perkins was born on November 24; the 'Encyclopedia of Popular Music' by Colin Larkin states otherwise--November 28, 1932.)
1936:  Roy McCurdy, drummer of Blood, Sweat & Tears, was born in Rochester, New York.
1939:  Gary Troxel of the Fleetwoods ("Come Softly To Me" and "Mr. Blue" from 1959) was born in Centralia, Washington.

1940:  Bruce Channel ("Hey Baby") was born in Jacksonville, Texas.

1940:  Glen Curtis of the Fortunes ("You've Got Your Troubles" from 1965)

1943:  Randy Newman, successful artist ("Short People" and numerous Grammy Award-winning compositions) and prolific songwriter ("Mama Told Me Not to Come" for Three Dog Night among others), was born in New Orleans, Louisiana
1943:  R.B. Greaves ("Take A Letter Maria"), nephew of Sam Cooke, was born in Georgetown, British Guyana; died September 27, 2012 in Granada Hills, California of prostate cancer.  (Note:  some websites show his place of death as Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Inglewood--'Billboard' reports it as being in Los Angeles, but 'Billboard' is wrong here--according to 'The Los Angeles Times', Greaves died in Granada Hills.)

1948:  Beeb Birtles (real name Gerard Bertelkamp), guitarist with the Little River Band, was born in Amsterdam, Holland, The Netherlands.

1958:  David Van Day of Dollar ("Shooting Star" from 1980) was born in Brighton, Sussex, England.
1962:  Matt Cameron, drummer of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, was born in San Diego, California.
1968:  Dawn Robinson of En Vogue was born in New London, Connecticut.  (Note:  some websites show her birthday as November 24--according to 'The Los Angeles Times', Robinson was born on the 28th.)
1974: (real name Allen Pineda Lindo, Jr.) of the Black-Eyed Peas was born in Sapangbato, Angeles City, Pampanga, Phillipines.  (Note:  some websites spell his birthplace as Sapang Bato.  Sapangbato is the name of the district in Angeles City; it is not two words.)

1979:  Chamillionaire (real name Hakeem Siriki) was born in Washington, D.C.  (Note:  many websites show his birthplace as Houston, Texas--according to our best research, Hakeem was born in D.C. and his family moved to Houston when he was four.)

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