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This day in rock history: Nov 15th

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  • 1965, The Rolling Stones made their US TV debut on Hullabaloo, performing ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’. Hullabaloo was an American one-hour musical variety series that ran on NBC from January 1965 through August 1966.
  • 1966, The Doors officially signed with Elektra Records in a deal for the band to produce seven albums. The band also reluctantly agreed to release ‘Break On Through’ as their first single. The lyric “She gets high/she gets high/she gets high” was changed to ‘She gets/she gets/she gets” in order to secure radio play.
  • 1969, Janis Joplin  was arrested during a gig in Tampa, Florida, after badmouthing a policeman and using vulgar and indecent language. Joplin became upset after police moved into the hall forcing fans to move back to their seats. As the singer left the stage she confronted a detective calling him ‘a son of a bitch’ and told him she would kick his face in. She was released on $504 bail.
  • 1971, In this week’s Disc and Music Echo’s Progressive album chart: No.5, Cat Stevens, ‘Teaser and the Firecat, No.4, Hawkwind, ‘In Search Of Space’, No.3, Santana ‘III’, No.2, Rod Stewart, ‘Every Picture Tell’s A Story’ and No.1 John Lennon, Imagine.
  • 1980, Blondie had their fifth UK No.1 single and third No.1 of this year with ‘The Tide Is High’ a song written by reggae star John Holt, also a No.1 in the US.
  • 1980, Kenny Rogers started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Lady’, a song written and produced by Lionel Richie, (it peaked at No.12 in the UK).
  • 1987, Dire Straits became the first act to sell over three million copies of an album in the UK. Brothers in Arms contained five, top 40 singles: ‘Money for Nothing,’ ‘So Far Away,’ ‘Walk of Life,’ ‘Brothers in Arms’ and ‘Your Latest Trick.’ The album is the eighth-best-selling album in UK chart history.
  • 1992, Ozzy Osbourne announced his retirement from touring after a gig in California, saying “Who wants to be touring at 46.”
  • 2000, Michael Abram, the Liverpool man who stabbed George Harrison after breaking into his home, was awarded a not guilty verdict at Oxford’s Crown Court. But the verdict was returned in view of Abrams mental history, and he was taken into care.
  • 2002, The UK music industry made the decision to include computer downloads as part of the pop singles chart in an attempt to restore credibility to the Top 40. OD2 the online music distributor would compile the new chart with the official chart company.
  • 2011, A cardboard sign reading Bed Peace, created by John Lennon for his 1969 bed-in peace protest in Montreal, was sold by Christie’s auction house to an anonymous telephone bidder for $155,600.

Born on this day:

  • 1905, Born on this day, Mantovani, Orchestra leader, (1953 UK No.1 single ‘Moulin Rouge’, 1957 US No. 12 single ‘Around The World In Eighty Days’). He died on 30th March 1980.
  • 1932, Born on this day, Petula Clark, UK singer, (1961 UK No.1 single ‘Sailor’, 1967 UK No.1 single ‘This Is My Song’, plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles. 1965 US No.1 ‘Downtown’, the first UK female singer to score a No.1 single in the US).
  • 1941, Born on this day, Rick Kemp, bass, Steeleye Span, (1975 UK No.5 single ‘All Around My Hat’).
  • 1945, Born on this day, 1945, Frida Lyngstad, vocals, Abba, (first UK hit 1974 No.1 single ‘Waterloo’, followed by 8 other UK No.1 singles and 9 UK No.1 albums, 1977 US No.1 single ‘Dancing Queen’).
  • 1949, Born on this day, Steve Fossen, Heart, (1987 US No.1 & UK No.3 single ‘Alone’).
  • 1954, Born on this day, Tony Thompson, Chic, (1978 US No.1 & UK No.7 single ‘Le Freak’). Thompson died on 12th November 2003.
  • 1966, Born on this day, Christian “Flake” Lorenz, keyboardist, Rammstein.
  • 1974, Born on this day, Chad Kroeger, guitar, Nickelback, who had the 2002 US No.1 & UK No. 4 single ‘How To Remind You’, 2001 US No.2 & 2002 UK No.2 album ‘Silver Side Up.’ 2002 UK No.4 single with Josey Scott from Saliva, ‘Hero’.

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