Friday, November 5, 2010

November 5 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Art Garfunkel!

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Musicians Born On November 5

1942 Art Garfunkel (Simon and Garfunkel)
1946 Gram Parsons (Grievous Angel)
1946 Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits)
1948 Pete Hammill (Van der Graaf Generator)
1948 Don McDougall (Guess Who)
1957 Mike Score (A Flock Of Seagulls)
1959 Bryan Adams (Everything I Do (I Do It for You))
1959 Rob Fisher (Climie Fisher)
1961 David Bryson (Counting Crows)
1971 Jon Greenwood (Radiohead)

Deaths On November 5

1954 Oran 'Hot Lips' Page (leader of Kansas City Jazz Band)
1956 Art Tatum (jazz pianist)
1960 Johnny Horton (Battle of New Orleans)

Number 1 In The Charts On November 5

1966 Monkees: 'Last Train to Clarksville' US 45
1977 Abba: 'The Name of the Game' UK 45
1977 Cliff Richard: '40 Golden Greats' UK LP
1983 Billy Joel: 'Uptown Girl' UK 45
1988 Beach Boys: 'Kokomo' US 45
1994 Various : Murder Was The Case : US LP

Various Music Events On November 5

1964 Spencer Davis Group debuts on UK chart with 'I Can't Stand It'

1973 A performance of 'Quadrophenia' by the Who at Newcastle City Hall is halted after Pete Townshend attacks group sound man Bobby Pridden, who plays a taped section fifteen seconds out of sequence

1977 Elvis Costello debuts on UK chart with 'Watching the Detectives'

1979 George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley play their first live gig in their band the Executives

1982 Channel 4 broadcasts first edition of the television pop show 'The Tube'

1988 Beach Boys hit No. 1 in US with 'Kokomo', establishing two new chart records: longest span of No. 1 hits (24 years 4 months since 'I Get Around') and longest gap between No. 1 hits (21 years 10 months since 'Good Vibrations')

1988 As Kylie Minogue hits No. 4, 'The Locomotion' becomes the first song to reach the US Top 5 for three different artists, having previously topped the chart for Little Eva and Grand Funk

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