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11th Nov 1978, Donna Summer started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of Jimmy Webb’s ‘MacArther Park’, also a hit for actor Richard Harris in 1968, (made No.5 in the UK). Also on this day Summer went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Live And […]

On tonights episode of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on Nov. 10th of 1968, the musical guest was Jefferson Airplane. They played the song “Crown of Creation.” The bands lead singer, Grace Slick sang the song with ‘blackface’ makeup on. At the end of the song Grace gave the “black power salute”, which was made […]

10th Nov 1973, Elton John started a eight week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, the singers third US No.1. The album which had the working titles of Vodka and Tonics and Silent Movies, Talking Pictures, is his best selling studio album with worldwide sales of over 15 […]

When the Billboard charts came out on Nov. 10, 1979, The Eagles were at number one on the Hot 100 Singles Chart with their song “Heartache Tonight”. It was the last time the band would have a #1 single. Not sure if you knew this or not, but the song was written by Glenn Frey, […]

10th Nov 1955, Elvis Presley attended the fourth Country Music Disc Jockey Convention in Nashville Tennessee. Back at his hotel Mae Boren Axton played him a demo of a new song she had written with Tommy Durden called ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. Presley released the track as a single on January 27, 1956, his first on his […]

There is no question that it changed over the past 50 years. On Nov. 9, 1967, the very first issue of Rolling Stone was issued. The first issue featured a picture of John Lennon on its cover. There are many who feel that the critics who have wrote album reviews for the magazine were out […]

On Nov. 9th of 1961, Liverpool record store owner Brian Epstein, after having had people ask for their record, went to the local Cavern Club to see the lunchtime show by a band he’s heard a lot about… The Beatles. After thinking about it for a while, he would become their manager. And things moved […]

50 years ago today, on Nov. 9, 1967, David Crosby was no longer a part of The Byrds. David has said of his being let go / firing that frontman Roger Mcguinn and bassist Chris Hillman “came zooming up in their Porsches and said that I was impossible to work with and I wasn’t very […]

8th Nov 1971, Led Zeppelin released their fourth album. With no title printed on the album, and generally referred to as Four Symbols, The Fourth Album or Led Zeppelin IV it has gone on to sell over 37 million copies worldwide. The 19th century rustic oil painting on the front of the album was purchased […]

If you believe….. On Nov. 9, 1966, Paul McCartney got pissed off at his band mates and rudely left a band meeting. While driving home, he was killed in a car crash caused by a slick road (and an unhinged fan or meter maid named Rita who he picked up hitchhiking). Not noticing that the […]

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