Saturday, November 6, 2010

November 6 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Glenn Frey!

Glenn Frey, Eagles

Musicians Born On November 6

1916 Ray Conniff (orchestra leader)
1933 Joseph Pope (Tams)
1937 Eugene Pitt (The Jive Five)
1938 P.J. Proby (Hold Me)
1942 Doug Sahm (Sir Douglas Quintet)
1947 George Young (Easybeats)
1948 Glenn Frey (Eagles)
1950 Chris Glen (Sensational Alex Harvey Band)

Deaths On November 6

1972 Billy Murcia (New York Dolls)

Number 1 In The Charts On November 6

1961 Jimmy Dean: 'Big Bad John' US 45
1965 Rolling Stones: 'Get Off of My Cloud' US 45
1968 Joe Cocker: 'With a Little Help from My Friends' UK 45
1971 Cher: 'Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves' US 45
1971 'Shaft' soundtrack US LP
1976 Steve Miller: 'Rock 'N' Me' US 45
1982 Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes: 'Up Where We Belong' US 45
1993 Meatloaf : I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Wont Do That) : US single
1993 Pearl Jam : VS : US LP

Various Music Events On November 6

1959 Sandy Nelson's 'Teen Beat' hits UK chart

1965 Bill Graham (later to become America's biggest promoter) puts on his first show at Fillmore West, with Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane

1965 Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson meet up with Brian Jones and jam through the night of the famous electricity blackout, at the New York Hilton Hotel

1970 Badfinger release 'No Matter What' in UK

1975 Sex Pistols play first live show, at St. Martin's School of Art

1979 Beat release 'Tears of a Clown' in UK, on Go-Feet Label.

1980 Paul Simon plays first UK concert in five years, at Hammersmith Odeon in London

1982 Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' (at No. 97) logs its 43rd week on the Hot 100 singles chart - the longest unbroken run ever

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