Monday, November 1, 2010

November 1 - Today In Rock Music History

Anthony Kiedis, Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Musicians Born On November 1

1946 Rick Grech (Family, Blind Faith)
1951 Ronald Bell (Kool and the Gang)
1957s Lyle Lovett (country singer)
1959 Eddie Macdonald (Alarm)
1962 Mags Kuruholmen (A-Ha)
1962 Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Number 1 In The Charts On November 1

1969 Elvis Presley: 'Suspicious Minds' US 45
1969 Beatles: 'Abbey Road' US LP
1975 Elton John: 'Island Girl' US 45
1986 Boston: 'Third Stage' US LP

Various Music Events On November 1

1947 Eddy Arnold begins 21-week run at top of American country music chart with 'I'll Hold You in My Heart'

1953 'Money Money' by Drifters hits US R&B chart, on way to No. 1

1962 Beatles open for a fourteen-day season at Star Club in Hamburg

1963 Rolling Stones release 'I Wanna Be Your Man' in UK

1963 Beatles begin their second headlining tour of UK at Odeon, Cheltenham. The 35-date tour is greeted with hysteria by fans

1967 Family plays its debut gig in Leicester

1968 George Harrison becomes the first Beatle to issue a solo recording when his 'Wonderful Music' LP is released on Apple

1969 Faces sign to Warner Brothers label in UK

1969 Elvis Presley hits No. 1 in US for the last time with 'Suspicious Minds'

1973 'Oz' magazine publishes its last issue

1973 Salvation play their first live gig, supporting Sweet at Glasgow Apollo. Band subsequently become Slik, featuring Midge Ure

1975 Bruce Springsteen debuts on UK chart with 'Born to Run'

1980 Graham Bonnet quits Rainbow

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