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November 18:

1954 Rosemary Clooney (George's Mum)blacklisted by ABC for offensive lyrics in her big hit "Mambo Italiano".

1964 The Supremes guest on Shindig singing "Baby Love" and "Come See About Me".

1968 Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Electric Ladyland" LP goes Gold (All Along The Watchtower, Voodoo Chile).

1970 Jerry Lee Lewis and his childbride cousin Myra Brown are divorced.

1971 Junior Parker, harmonica bluesgreat, dies aged 39.

1975 (A) Bruce Springsteen debuts in the UK at the Odeon Theatre, London. (B) Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen appear in an episode of "Policewoman" starring Angie Dickinson. They are told by the Director to "please not stare at Angie's breasts" while the show is taping.

1978 Bob Geldof's Boomtown Rats hit #1 in the UK with a song called "Rat Trap" (I told you they weren't one hit wonders).

1980 The B-52's debut (self-titled) LP goes Gold.

1981 Van Halen's "Fair Warning" LP goes Platinum.

Someone else can tell you all the Birthdays from their book.

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Thursday, November 18, 2004: UncleJoe listens to his Stones playlist, gets to boppin' too much and spills coffee on his keyboard. Goddammit!

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

We must add that on every site...

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November 18, 1987 - U2 opens for itself at a concert in Los Angeles. As the opening act, they pretended to be a country band called the Dalton Brothers.

November 18, 1987 - CBS agrees to sell its record division to Sony Corp. for approximately 2 billion dollars (US).

November 18, 1994 - Bandleader, composer and performer Cab Calloway ("Minnie the Moocher") dies at age 86, in Hockessin, Delaware.

November 18, 2004: UncleJoe listens to his Stones playlist, gets to boppin' too much and spills coffee on his keyboard. Goddammit!

Birthdays:

1950 - Graham Parker

1960 - Kim Wilde

1962 - Kirk Hammett

1969 - Duncan Sheik

Topping the charts on this date:

1957 - "Jailhouse Rock" - The King

1965 - "Get Off My Cloud" - The Stones

1981 - "Private Eyes" - Hall & Oates

1986 - "Amanda" - Boston

1989 - "When I See You Smile" - Bad English

:afro: :afro: :afro: :afro: :afro:

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This is great. I didn't take into account the time zones. Now I never have to post in this thread again. I can just soak up the knowledge. To steal a line from Scott....Schweet.

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November 18:

1972: Cat Stevens began a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Catch Bull at Four .

1978: Billy Joel went to No.1 on the US album chart, for the first time, with 52nd Street.

1988: Phil Collins makes his big screen debut in a starring role, as Buster opens. It wasn't his official screen debut, because as a kid he was an extra in A Hard Days Night .

1992: Black Sabbath is honored with a star on the Rock Walk in Hollywood.

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November 18th:

1920 - Apollo Theatre opens in NYC.

1952 - Bill Haley marries pregnant girlfriend just 4 days after divorcing his first wife.

1967 - First edition of Rolling Stone magazine is published.

1973 - Ringo Starr's "Photograph" (co-written by George Harrison) is #1 on Billboard Charts.

1993 - Nirvana's Unplugged concert is filmed at Sony Studios in NYC.

1993 - Eddie Vedder is arrested after a bar fight in New Orleans for disturbing the peace.

More Beatles:

2000 - The documentary "The Beatles Revolution" airs on ABC.

2003 - "Let It Be. . . Naked," "Lennon Legend," and both the CD & DVD of "Concert for George" are released.

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November 18th:

1920 - Apollo Theatre opens in NYC.

1952 - Bill Haley marries pregnant girlfriend just 4 days after divorcing his first wife.

1967 - First edition of Rolling Stone magazine is published.

Great stuff again Elvish! I always thought Bill was squeaky clean ! Apollo Theatre and Rolling Stone - 2 Music Icons. :angel:

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November 19 , 9.45 PM Down Under (Sunny Queensland, where they have the Indy Car Race and it DIDN'T rain this year).

1955 Carl Perkins records Blue Suede Shoes

1957 Radio WCFL Chicago bans ELVIS records from it's playlist

1968 At the "Royal Command" Performance in London, Diana Ross (appearing with The Supremes) makes a plea to the audience for inter-racial understanding. The audience gives her a standing ovation

1970 James Brown marries Deidre Jenkins in South Carolina

1971 B.B.King starts a European Tour to mark his 25th Anniversary in the Music Business

1976 Van Morrison's LP Moondance goes Gold (finally - it was released 6 years before)

1979 Chuck Berry gains early release from Lompoe Prison Farm after being imprisoned for Tax Evasion. (Wouldn't there be MORE Tax evaders OUTSIDE prison? The State couldn't afford to keep them all inside).

CAN'T WAIT TILL THE 22ND !!! :angel:

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November 19

1954 - Sammy Davis, Jr. was involved in a serious auto accident in San Bernardino, CA. Three days later, Davis lost the ability see with his left eye.

1990 - Milli Vanilli was stripped of their Grammy Award because other singers had lent their voices to the "Girl You Know It's True" album. :doh:

1993 - Nirvana recorded an MTV unplugged concert in New York. :rockon:

1995 - Bruce Springsteen's thirteenth album, "The Ghost of Tom Joad," was released.

1996 - Prince released the 3 CD set "Emancipation." The release was on his record label NPG Records.

1998 - Motley Crue's retail store, S'Crue, opened in Los Angeles, CA.

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You don't actually know this stuff of the top of your head, do you?
Some of it. The rest I look up in some of my 56 reference books. I only use Google for lyrics. God bless you for praising Jesus in one of your other Posts, Roger. :angel:

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November 20

(just off the top of my head....::)

1962 - The Four Seasons' "Big Girls Don't Cry" was released.

1987 - "Sign 'O' The Times," Prince's third movie, opened.

1995 - A new Beatles recording, "Free As a Bird," began airing on radio stations. The song had debuted on ABC-TV the night before.

1998 - Alanis Morissette did an in store performance for the opening of a Tower records store in Buenos Aires. The proceeds from the sale of her album for the day were donated to a local children's hospital.

1998 - A three-day World Conference on Music and Censorship began in Copenhagen.

2001 - The Kiss Deluxe Edition 5 disc box set was released. The set included 92 tracks.

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1970 - Ray Davies, leader of the Kinks, had to re-record Lola substituting "cherry cola" for "Coca Cola" to make sure it got played by the BBC.

1971 - Theme From Shaft by one hit wonder Isaac Hayes tops the US charts.

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1971 - Theme From Shaft by one hit wonder Isaac Hayes tops the US charts.

Isaac Hayes was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Hayes first arrived on the 60's scene in Memphis as the keyboardist for the Mar-Keys, the Stax Records ensemble, where he can be heard on recordings for Otis Redding and William Bell. There, Hayes teamed up with David Porter writing and producing for Sam & Dave ( Hold On, I'm Comin', Soul Man, When Something Is Wrong With My Baby ). Functioning as house composers for Stax, they penned material for other acts on the roster, such as Carla Thomas (B-A-B-Y) and Johnnie Taylor (I Got to Love Somebody's Baby, I Had a Dream).

Hayes voices the South Park character Chef, known for serving up impromptu sexy ballads and dishing out pearls of wisdom.

But his career?s most notable achievement remains, as he sums it up: ?Shaft. Damn right.?

[biographical pastiche from various sources]

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November 20...

Birthdays:

1942: Norman Greenbaum

1946: Duane Allman

1947: Joe Walsh

1973: Keith Moon collapses twice during the first date of the Who's U.S. tour, in San Francisco. First, he falls over his set during "Won't Get Fooled Again." Then after being tended to backstage, Moon plays for another ten minutes before he's carried off again. So, Pete Townsend asks for a volunteer from the crowd to replace him and a 19 year old came up and finished the show. The kid was Scott Halpin, who took a shot of brandy and sat down at his idol Moon's drum kit. Townsend counted off and Halpin began drumming.

1991: The Rolling Stones sign a $45 million deal with Virgin, making them rock's highest paid group (the record has since been beaten).

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November 20

1954 Indiana bartenders request that local DJs cease playing Ferlin Huskey's The Drunken Driver (in which 2 children are killed by a DD) because the song is "bad for business".

1959 DJ Alan Freed is fired because of the Payola (gratuities in exchange for airplay) scandal. He's the ONLY DJ honest enough to "refuse to deny" he's involved in it.

1961 There are 45 different "Twist" records on the market. Chubby Checker appears on TV hourly in pre-recorded lessons of the new dance craze.

1967 Time Magazine gives rave reviews to the Doors second LP Strange Days which reaches #3 shortly after.

1970 Ray Davies has to re-record a line from Apeman "the air pollution is a foggin-up" , which record execs. say sounds a bit rude; (sorry - NOT Lola/ Cherry Cola - that was the previous June).

CAN'T WAIT FOR THE 22ND! :angel:

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