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This Day In Rock History: Nov 27th

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  • 1965, Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Whipped Cream & Other Delights’.
  • 1967, The 16-date UK package tour with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, The Nice, The Outer Limits, The Eire Apparent and Amen Corner travelled to Belfast to appear for two shows at the Whitla Hall, Queens College. It was Jimi’s 25th birthday and before the shows the guitarist was given a birthday cake by the promoters This was to be the only concert that The Jimi Hendrix Experience ever played in Ireland.
  • 1969, During a North American tour The Rolling Stones played the first of four shows at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The group played to 55,000 fans over the four nights grossing over $100,000.
  • 1970, Black Sabbath,  Cactus and Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) all appeared at the Sunshine In, Asbury Park in New Jersey. All three acts played two shows, tickets cost $5.00.
  • 1982, Lionel Richie was No.1 in the US with ‘Truly’. Richie achieved a No.1 each year from 78-86 as a writer, ‘Three Times A Lady’, ‘Still’, ‘Lady (Kenny Rodgers), ‘Endless Love’, (Diana Ross), ‘All Night Long’, ‘Hello’ ‘Say ‘You Say Me and as co-writer of ‘We Are The World’.
  • 1982, ‘The Singles The First Ten Years’ went to No.1 on the UK album chart giving Abba their 8th UK No.1 album.
  • 1986, Bon Jovi were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’, it peaked at No.14 in the UK. Released as the first single from the album Slippery When Wet, in 2009 it was named the 20th-greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.
  • 1994, Rod Stewart and The Faces appeared at The Odeon, Lewisham, London, England. Paul and Linda McCartney both joined the band on stage for a few numbers.
  • 2004, UK music weekly the NME featured a ‘Cool List’, the top ten was: 10, Ana Matronic from Scissor Sisters, 9, Martin Tomlinson from Selfish Cunt, 8, Brandon Flowers from The Killers, 7, Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke, 6, Morrissey, 5, Nick McCarthy from Franz Ferdinand, 4, Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell, 3, Eminem, 2, Mike Skinner, The Streets and two people were at No.1, Pete Doherty from Babyshambles and Carl Barat from The Libertines.
  • 2005, Multimillionaire defence contractor David H. Brooks booked New York’s Rainbow Rooms and his daughter Elizabeth’s favourite acts for her ‘bat mitzvah’ coming-of-age celebration. The stars who appeared included 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Stevie Nicks. 50 Cent who was paid $500,000 to appear performed only four songs but he did manage to work in the lyric, “Go shorty, it’s your bat miztvah, we gonna party like it’s your bat mitzvah”. The party cost an estimated $10 million, including the price of corporate jets to ferry the performers to and from the venue.
  • 2006, Sir Cliff Richard lost a battle to extend the number of years that musicians could receive royalties for their records. Richard wanted copyright to last 95 years, rather than the present 50 years, but an independent review recommend the terms would not change. Sir Cliff’s earliest big hit ‘Move It’, recorded in 1958 would start to come out of copyright in 2008.

Born on this day:

  • 1935, Born on this day, Al Jackson, drummer, Booker T and the MG’s. (1962 US No.3 single ‘Green Onions’, 1969 UK No.4 single ‘Time Is Tight’. Shot dead by burglars at his home 1st October 1975.
  • 1941, Born on this day, Eddie Rabbitt, singer, songwriter, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.53 singles ‘I Love A Rainy Night’. Elvis, Dr Hook and Tom Jones all recorded his songs. He died of cancer on 7th May 1998.
  • 1942, Born on this day, Jimi Hendrix guitarist, singer, songwriter who had the 1967 UK No.6 single ‘Hey Joe’, the 1970 UK No.1 single ‘Voodoo Chile’, and the 1968 US No.1 and UK No.6 album ‘Electric Ladyland’. Hendrix who is widely considered to be the greatest guitarist in musical history made appearances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival and the 1970 Isle Of WightFestival. Hendrix died on 18th September 1970 after choking on his own vomit.
  • 1944, Born on this day, Dave Winthrop, sax, Supertramp, (1979 US No.6 & UK No.7 single ‘The Logical Song’ 1974 album ‘Crime Of The Century’).
  • 1944, Born on this day, Trevor Davis, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, (1968 UK No.1 single ‘Legend Of Xanadu’). Davis died in hospital on 13th January 2015 following a short illness.
  • 1945, Born on this day, Randy Brecker, Blood Sweat & Tears, (1969 US No.12 & UK No.35 single ‘You’ve Made Me So Very Happy’).
  • 1959, Born on this day, Charlie Burchill, guitar, Simple Minds, (1985 US No.1 single ‘Don’t You, Forget About Me’, 1989 UK No.1 single ‘Belfast Child’, plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).
  • 1962, Born on this day, Charlie Benante, Anthrax, (1991 UK No.16 single ‘Got The Time’).
  • 1962, Born on this day, Mike Bordin, drummer, Faith No More, (1993 UK No.3 and US No.4 single ‘I’m Easy’).
  • 1965, Born on this day, Fiachna O’Braonain, Hothouse Flowers, (1988 UK No.11 single ‘Don’t Go’).
  • 1965, Born on this day, Wallis Buchannan, Jamiroquai, (1996 UK No.3 single ‘Virtual Insanity’).
  • 1971, Born on this day, Terry Corso, guitarist, Alien Ant Farm, (2001 Australian No.1 & UK No.3 single ‘Smooth Criminal’).
  • 1978, Born on this day, Mike Skinner, singer, songwriter, aka The Streets, (2004 UK No.1 album ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’).

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