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On Nov. 15, 1956, Elvis was huge. Really, huge! Nov. 15th of that year was the New York premiere of Elvis Presley’s first movie, “Love Me Tender.” It premiered at New York’s Paramount Theater. A fifty-foot cardboard cutout of Elvis was placed outside the theater to promote the movie. Elvis’ popularity had grown so large […]

15th Nov 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. […]

On Nov. 14, 1987, TV Late Night show host David Letterman had Sonny Bono and his ex-wife Cher on his show, “Late Night with David Letterman.” Even though it was set up in advance, Letterman tried to make it look like a spur of the moment thing to get them to sing together. They sang […]

14th Nov 1987, George Michael went to No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut solo album ‘Faith’. The album won several awards including the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1989. To date, the album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Between 1987 and 1988, Faith produced six Top 5 […]

Santana had the #1 LP in the US when the Billboard charts came out on Nov. 13, 1971. The record was the band’s third album and their second self-titled album. It is often referred to as ‘Santana III’ to distinguish it from the band’s 1969 debut album. The album was also known as Man with […]

On Nov. 13, 1990, Rod Stewart was sued by Patricia Boughton for allegedly kicking a soccer ball into the audience at a concert in Clarkston, MI. Patricia claimed that the hit her had and ruptured a tendon in her middle finger. As a result of the ball hitting her finger, it made sex between her […]

13th Nov 1976, Rod Stewart started an eight week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Tonight’s The Night’. It was Rod’s second US No.1; it made No.5 in the UK after being banned by many radio stations due to song being about the seduction of a virgin. The song features whispers from […]

Abbey Road Studio is celebrating it’s birthday today, Nov. 12th. But it wasn’t always called that. Originally a nine-bedroom Georgian townhouse built in the 1830s on the footpath leading to Kilburn Abbey, the building was later converted to apartments where the most flamboyant resident was Maundy Gregory. The premises were acquired by the Gramophone Company […]

On Nov. 12, 2008, the music world lost Mitch Mitchell, the drummer for The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Prior to joining up with Noel Redding and Jimi Hendrix, Mitch had an acting career. The picture below show Mitch, on the right when he starred in the BBC TV series “Jennings and Derbyshire” in 1958. RIP Mitch. […]

11th Nov 1965, The final recording session for The Beatles Rubber Soul album took place, at Abbey Road, London. They needed three new songs to finish the album so an old song ‘Wait’ was pulled off the shelf and the group recorded two new songs from start to finish. Paul’s ‘You Won’t See Me’ and […]


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