Monday, November 8, 2010

November 8 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Roy Wood!

Roy Wood, Wizard, Move

Musicians Born On November 8

1927 Ken Dodd (Tears)
1927 Patti Page (Let Me Go Lover!)
1944 Bonnie Bramlett (Delanie and Bonnie)
1946 Roy Wood (Move/Wizzard)
1947 Minnie Ripperton (Loving You)
1949 Bonnie Raitt (Nick of Time)
1954 Rickie Lee Jones (Chuck E's in Love)
1961 Leif Garret (I Was Made for Dancin')

Deaths On November 8

1974 Ivory Joe Hunter (I Almost Lost My Mind)

Number 1 In The Charts On November 8

1962 Frank Ifield: 'Lovesick Blues' UK 45
1967 Foundations: 'Now That I've Found You' UK 45
1969 Fifth Dimension: 'Wedding Bell Blues' US 45
1974 Carole King: 'Wrap Around Joy' US Lp
1975 David Bowie: 'Space Oddity' UK 45
1980 Barbra Streisand: 'Guilty' UK LP
1980 Bruce Springsteen: 'The River' Us LP
1986 Berlin: 'Take My Breath Away' UK 45
1986 Police: 'Every Breath - The Singles' UK LP

Various Music Events On November 8

1958 'Elvis's Golden Records' and 'King Creole' film soundtrack both enter UK LP chart
1958 Frank Sinatra's 'Come Fly With Me' enters UK LP chart
1958 First-ever British LP chart published, in NME. 'South Pacific' film soundtrack is at No. 1 for 70 weeks continuously, and 115 in all
1967 Cynthia Powell Lennon divorces John
1969 On second gig of their first US tour in three years, Rolling Stones beat Los Angeles concert gross record (held since 1966 by Beatles) when fans pay £108,000 to see the band play the Forum
1969 'A HREF="ledzep.htm">Led Zeppelin 2' LP enters UK chart
1975 Elton John debuts at No. 1 on US LP chart for second time with 'Rock of the Westies'
1980 Human League split in two; Phil Oakey continues Human League. Martin Ware and Ian Craig Marsh go on to form Heaven 17
1995 Michael Jackson sells the ATV music catalogue which includes Lennon/McCartneyesongs to Sony for $95 million.

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