Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November 3 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Adam Ant!

Adam Ant, Stuart Goddard

Musicians Born On November 3

1933 John Barry (Hit and Miss)
1943 Bert Jansch (UK blues/folk guitarist)
1948 Lulu (Marie Lawrie - 'Shout')
1954 Adam Ant (Stuart Goddard) (Adam and the Ants)
1960 James Prime (Deacon Blue)
1962 Marilyn (Calling Your Name)
1962 Jan McNabb (Icicle Works)

Number 1 In The Charts On November 3

1956 Elvis Presley: 'Love Me Tender' US 45
1960 Elvis Presley: 'It's Now or Never' UK 45
1962 Crystals: 'He's a Rebel' US 45
1973 David Bowie: 'Pin Ups' UK LP
1979 M: 'Pop Muzik' US 45
1979 Eagles: 'The Long Run' US LP
1984 Paul McCartney: 'Give My Regards to Broad Street' UK LP
1984 Billy Ocean: 'Caribbean Queen' US 45
1990 Righteous Brothers: 'Unchained Melody' UK 45
1990 Vanilla Ice : Ice Ice Baby : US single
1996 Robson & Jerome : What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted : UK single

Various Music Events On November 3

1957 Elvis Presley places a record eight singles on UK Top 30 chart: 'Party' (3), 'Teddy Bear' (11), 'All Shook Up' (17), 'Got a Lot of Livin' to Do' (19), 'Trying to Get to You' (21), 'Loving You' (24), 'Paralyzed' (26) and 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy' (30)

1957 Sun Records release 'Great Balls of Fire' by Jerry Lee Lewis

1957 Danny and Juniors release 'At the Hop' in US

1961 Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933) is unanimously elected the first member of the Country Music Hall of Fame

1961 Paul Raven (later Gary Glitter) releases a cover version of 'Tower of Strength'

1972 James Taylor marries Carly Simon

1979 2-Tone label hits LP chart as 'Specials' debut at No. 1 and Madness's 'One Step Beyond' goes in at No. 10

1988 U2's concert movie "Rattle And Hum" opens

1992 "Keep The Faith", Bon Jovi's first album in 5 years, is released.

1992 Breaking a long standing tradition, The Grateful Dead announces that for the first time they will not play a New Year's Eve concert in San Francisco.

1995 Bob Dylan and Hootie and the Blowfish reach an out of court settlement for the group's unauthorized use of Dylan's lyrics in their song "Only Want To Be With You"

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