Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November 2 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Keith Emerson!

Keith Emerson, Moog, ELP

Musicians Born On November 2

1937 Earl 'Speedoo' Carroll (Cadillacs)
1938 Jay Traynor (Jay and the Americans)
1941 Bruce Welch (Shadows)
1941 Brian Poole (Tremeloes)
1944 Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
1947 Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention)
1949 Maxine Nightingale
1961 k.d. lang

Deaths On November 2

1966 Mississippi John Hurt (blues guitarist)

Number 1 In The Charts On November 2

1963 Peter, Paul and Mary: 'In the Wind' US LP
1974 Stevie Wonder: 'You Haven't Done Nothin' US 45
1974 Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: 'So Far' US LP
1985 Simple Minds: 'Once Upon a Time' UK LP
1985 Stevie Wonder: 'Part Time Lover' US 45
1985 'Miami Vice' TV soundtrack US LP
1988 U2: 'Desire' UK 45
1991 Karyn White : Romantic : US single
1991 U2 : The Fly : UK single
1991 Simply Red : Stars : UK LP
1996 Beautiful South : Blue Is The Colour : UK LP

Various Music Events On November 2

1956 Responding to public demand, London Records finally release a Little Richard single - 'Rip It Up' - in UK

1961 Dion's 'Runaround Sue' hits UK chart

1967 Move and their manager appear in court to answer a suit filed by Harold Wilson in response to picture of the prime minister used on a postcard to promote the single Flowers in the Rain The group is fined and all copies of the card are confiscated

1968 Cream awarded platinum disc for sales of over $2 million for 'Wheels of Fire' LP, during concert at Madison Square Garden

1986 Billy Bragg arrested outside air base in Norfolk after cutting through perimeter fencing

1990 Prince's fourth film, "Graffiti Bridge" opens.

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