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On the night of Nov. 22, 1963, Dick Clark’s “Caravan of Stars” was scheduled to play at the Dallas Memorial Auditorium in Dallas TX. During their rehearsal for the show, the performers who were there, Brian Hyland, Bobby Vee, Jimmy Canton and Dale and Grace, stopped to wave to President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade as […]

The Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman announced on Nov. 22, 1990 that his year and a half marriage to model Mandy Smith was dissolved. It was the third marriage for Wyman and the first for Smith, who was 34 years his junior. They had begun dating when she was 13. In an even more stunning development, […]

22nd Nov 1968, The Beatles double White Album was released in the UK. Featuring ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’, ‘Dear Prudence’, ‘Helter Skelter’, ‘Blackbird’ ‘Back In The USSR’ and George Harrison’s ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Priced at £3.13 shillings, ($8.76), it spent eight weeks as the UK No.1 album. More on the White Album here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/white_album Read […]

The guest stars on the Nov. 22, 1957 episode of ABC-TV’s dance show ‘American Bandstand’ was the singing duo “Tom and Jerry.” They performed their song “Hey Little Schoolgirl” which was a minor hit at the time. Although ‘Tom and Jerry’ did make it to ‘Bandstand’, they would have much greater success in a couple […]

Nov. 21, 1975 was a monumental day for music and mankind. Well at least for Garth and Wayne. It was on this day that many heard Queen’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” for the very first time. Queen released their 4th LP, “A Night at the Opera” that day. It was the most expensive album ever recorded […]

30 years ago today, on Nov. 21, 1987, Billy Idol reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first & only time with a cover of Tommy James and the Shondells’ “Mony Mony”. Tommy James has talked about the night he wrote the song: “True story: I had the track done […]

Happy birthday to Björk born on 21st Nov 1965. Icelandic singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and DJ. Björk. Was a member of The Sugarcubes whose 1987 single ‘Birthday’ was a hit on US and UK indie stations. Björk embarked on a solo career in 1993 and several of Björk’s albums have reached the top 20 […]

REO Speedwagon released their 9th studio LP “Hi Infidelity” on Nov. 21, 1980. It went on to become the biggest selling rock LP of 1981, eventually selling over ten million copies. Six songs from this album hit Billboard charts, including “Keep On Loving You” which was the band’s first Number 1 hit, and “Take It […]

Some people think it was one of the worst business deals ever made. On Nov. 20, 1955, at a meeting at New York City’s Warwick Hotel, Sun Records owner and producer Sam Phillips sold Elvis Presley’s contract to RCA for an unheard-of $35,000, at that time the largest amount ever paid to sign a recording […]

Happy birthday to Joe Walsh, born on 20th Nov 1947, guitarist, singer, songwriter. Member of The James Gang, he then joined The Eagles in 1976, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single ‘Hotel California’, plus five US No.1 albums. ‘Greatest Hits 1971-1975’ is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m). […]


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