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November 29th

1917 - Merle Travis born

1933 - John Mayall Born

1965 - Colorado governor John A. Love decreed this day as "Rolling Stones Day" after the group sold out a concert at Denver Coliseum.

1975 - Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" tops the UK charts.

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Monday November 29

* Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals ("People Got To Be Free") is 60

* Denny Doherty of the Mamas & the Papas ("California Dreamin'") is 63

* Chuck Mangione ("Feels So Good") is 54

* Jody Miller ("Queen Of The House") is 63

* Meco ("Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band") is 65

* George Harrison ("What Is Life") dies of cancer in 2001

* Ray Smith ("Rockin' Little Angel") dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1979

* Chuck Berry is sued by his piano player alledging the sideman wrote the music for 52 of Chuck's songs (a judge later throws out the suit saying too many years had passed), 2000

* "Rolling Stones Day" is held in Denver, Colorado before their concert there, 1965

* After four weeks of work, the Beatles finally finish recording "Strawberry Fields Forever", 1966

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November 29:

1969: No.1 on the US singles chart was "Come Together / Something" by the Beatles, their 18th US No.1. In the UK it was "Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies.

1978: Neil Young's 13th solo album, Comes a Time goes gold.

1986: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band's Live / 1975-85 started a seven week run at No.1 on the US album chart.

1995: Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar married model Kari Karte.

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November 30th:

1929 - Dick Clark was born in Mount Vernon, NY.

1960 - The Beatles performed at the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg for the last time.

1979 - Rock band Pink Floyd release the mega-selling rock opera The Wall.

1992 - Colombian authorities banned huge rock concerts following a riot after a Guns N' Roses show in Bogota.

1994 - The Beatles' "Live At The BBC" was released in Britain and continental Europe. It's North American release came six days later.

1996 - Herbert Khaury, otherwise known as Tiny Tim of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" fame, dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 64.

2002 - Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates when frontman Liam Gallagher sustains injuries to his mouth and teeth in a Munich hotel brawl.

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Tuesday November 30

Frank Ifield ("I Remember You") is 67

The late Allan Sherman ("Hello Mudduh, Hello Faddah") is born in 1924

Rob Grill of the Grass Roots ("Midnight Confessions") is 61

Luther Ingram ("If Loving You Is Wrong") is 60

Bob Moore ("Mexico") is 72

Jimmy Bowen ("I'm Sticking With You") is 67

Dick Clark ("American Bandstand") is 75

Tiny Tim ("Tiptoe Thru The Tulips") collapses onstage and dies in a Minneapolis hospital, 1996

Simon & Garfunkel's "Songs Of America" TV special airs on NBC, 1969

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Rats. Elvy beat me to the Dick Clark one.

One of the reasons I like to read this thread is because it brings back memories. I remember being in school, and "The Wall" would be wafting through the outside lounge throughout lunch. Cool.

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November 30:

1963: With The Beatles became the first million selling album in the UK.

1969: David Bowie, The Graham Bond Organization and Dusty Springfield performed at a fund raising show in London for youth magazine Rave .

1972: Wings released "Hi, Hi, Hi," which was banned from the BBC because of its "unsuitable lyrics." However, the song was a hit, making #5 in the U.K. and #10 in the U.S. in early 1973.

1974: The Eagles' "Best Of My Love" is released.

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Wednesday December 1

Gilbert O'Sullivan ("Clair") is 58

Sandy Nelson ("Teen Beat") is 66

Billy Paul ("Me & Mrs. Jones") is 70

Lou Rawls ("You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine") is 69

Bette Midler "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy") is 59

John Densmore of the Doors ("Hello I Love You") is 59

Lee Dorsey ("Ya Ya") dies of emphysema in 1986

Bobby Darin marries actress Sandra Dee (it lasts seven years), 1960

Bette Midler celebrates her 30th birthday with an emergency appendectomy, 1975

Sly Stone is sentenced to 55 days in jail dor driving under the influence of cocaine, 1989

Neil Sedaka signs with RCA Records, 1958

Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke and the Rays all make their national TV debut on CBS' "Ed Sullivan Show", 1957

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DECEMBER 1: Summer officially commences Down Under today.

1960 Elvis holds #1 in US and Australia with "Are You Lonesome Tonight"; also in UK with "It's Now Or Never" which becomes the fastest Million selling single there. It sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Not bad for a reworking of an 1899 Italian song "O Sole Mio"! :angel:

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1961 - Brian Epstein met with Decca representatives to discuss a deal for the Beatles.

1968 Janis Joplin makes a final appearance with Big Brother & the Holding Company.

1969 - "Magic" Sam Maghett, the Chicago bluesman best known for his 1964 recording of "High Heel Sneakers," dies after suffering a heart attack in Chicago. He was 32.

1971 - John and Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" in the U.S.

1977 - The album "Elvis Country" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1987 - A Kentucky teacher lost her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over being fired for showing her class Pink Floyd's "The Wall." The court decided the film was not suitable for minors due to language and sexual content.

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1951: Blue Oyster Cult member Eric Bloom is born.

1978: British new wave music-hall rocker Ian Dury releases his biggest hit single "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick." It will reach Number One in the U.K. and sell two million copies worldwide without entering the U.S. chart.

1982: Michael Jackson's Thriller album was released, it spent 190 weeks on the UK album chart and is the biggest selling pop album of all time, with sales over 40 million.

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1 December

Songfacts in the Washington Post!!!!! Gongrats to all of the responsibles!!!!!!! (songfactors and moderators)

Earth-Angel, Queen of Google, ain´t posting for a while... snifff

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