Sunday, November 7, 2010

November 7 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Joni Mitchell!

Joni Mitchell

Musicians Born On November 7

1937 Mary Travers (Peter, Paul and Mary)
1938 Dee Clark (Raindrops)
1942 Johnny Rivers (Poor Side of Town)
1943 Joni Mitchell (Big Yellow Taxi)
1951 Nick Gilder (Hot Child in the City)
1957 Jellybean (Benitez)
1964 Liam O Maonlai (Hothouse Flowers)
1967 Sharleen Spiteri (Texas)

Deaths On November 7

1960 A.P. Carter (Carter Family)

Number 1 In The Charts On November 7

1958 Tommy Edwards: 'It's All in the Game' UK 45
1981 Shakin' Stevens: 'Shakey' UK LP
1981 Hall and Oates: 'Private Eyes' US 45
1987 Tiffany: 'I Think We're Alone Now' US 45
1987 Bruce Springsteen: 'Tunnel of Love' US LP
1998 Robbie Williams : I've Been Expecting You : UK LP

Various Music Events On November 7

1958 Eddie Cochran debuts on UK chart with 'Summertime Blues'
1967 Fairport Convention release 'If I Had a Ribbon Bow', their first ever single
1971 'Led Zeppelin 4' LP released
1975 Steve Anderson becomes new World Guitar Champion with continuous string plucking for 114 hours 17 mins
1987 With 'I Think We're Alone Now', Tiffany becomes youngest act to top US chart since Michael Jackson (aged fourteen) went top with 'Ben' in 1972
1988 In a bizarre twist of logic, John Fogerty is found not guilty at a San Francisco court of plagiarising his own 1970 single 'Run Through the Jungle' in writing 'Old Man Down the Road'

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