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This Day in rock history: Nov 14th

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  • 1960, Ray Charles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Georgia On My Mind’, a No.24 hit in the UK. His cover of Hoagy Carmichael’s 1930 standard, became the first of three No.1 hits for the singer.
  • 1967, Pink Floyd were added to a 16-date UK tour with Jimi Hendrix, The Move, The Nice, Amen Corner, The Outer Limits and The Eire Apparent. It kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The headlining Hendrix was allotted exactly 40 minutes; The Move, who preceded him onstage, had just half an hour, and Pink Floyd, who appeared between after The Outer Limits, were allowed between 15 and 20 minutes per show.
  • 1975, Queen played the first of two nights at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, England, the first nights on their 78-date A Night At The Opera World Tour.
  • 1981, The Police had their fourth UK No.1 single with ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’, a No.3 hit in the US.
  • 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 Billboard Hot 100 hits, four of which (‘Faith’, ‘Father Figure’, ‘One More Try’, and ‘Monkey’) reached No.1, making him the only British male singer to have four No.1 singles from one LP on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • 1987, T’Pau started a five week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘China In Your Hand’. The song’s title according to singer Carol Decker is the effect you get if you hold a china cup to a light, you can see your hand through it.
  • 1992, Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Keep The Faith’ their fifth studio album and second UK No.1. The album produced six UK Top 20 hit singles, ‘Keep The Faith’, ‘Bed Of Roses’, ‘In These Arms’, ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’, ‘I Believe’ and ‘Dry County’.
  • 1999, Robbie Williams went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘She’s The One / It’s Only Us’, his second UK No.1. ‘She’s The One’ was written by World Party leader Karl Wallinger. Williams scored six other chart toppers as a member of Take That.
  • 2004, The Rolling Stones were refused permission to pursue a claim against their former record company Decca for unpaid royalties through the courts. A High Court judge in London said the dispute would go to arbitration and not be decided in court. The dispute was over their Forty Licks compilation CD, which was released in 2002 and was the first collection to span their entire career.
  • 2004, U2 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Vertigo’, the bands fifth UK No.1, taken from ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’.

Born on this day:

  • 1936, Born on this day, Freddie Garrity, vocals, Freddie & The Dreamers, (1963 UK No.3 single ‘You Were made For Me’, 1965 US No.1 single ‘I’m Telling You Now’). Died on 19th May 2006.
  • 1944, Born on this day, Sherri Payne, vocals, The Supremes, joined in 1973.
  • 1949, Born on this day, James Young, guitar, Styx, (1979 US No.1 & 1980 UK No.6 single ‘Babe’).
  • 1954, Born on this day, Alexander O’Neal, US singer, (1987 UK No.4 single ‘Criticize’)
  • 1966, Born on this day, Joseph ‘Run’ Simmons, Run-DMC, (1986 UK No.8 single with Aerosmith ‘Walk This Way’, 1998 UK No.1 single ‘It’s Like That’).
  • 1968, Born on this day, Brian Yale, Matchbox 20, (1998 UK No.38 single ‘Push’, 2000 US No.1 single ‘Bent’).
  • 1972, Born on this day, Douglas Payne, bass, Travis, (1999 UK No.1 album ‘The Man Who’, 1999 UK No.10 single ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me’, plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles).
  • 1975, Born on this day, Travis Barker, drummer, Blink 182, (2000 UK No.2 single ‘All The Small Things’ 2001 US No.1 album ‘Take Off Your…’).
  • 1982, Born on this day, Joy Williams American singer-songwriter who performed with John Paul White as The Civil Wars from 2009 until 2012 and scored the 2014 US No.1 album The Civil Wars.

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