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This Day In Rock History: Nov 29th

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  • 1963, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ by The Beatles was released in the UK. For the first time ever in the UK advanced orders passed the million mark before it was released.
  • 1976, Lancaster local council cancelled the Sex Pistols gig at Lancaster Poly, England. The reason was given in a statement by the council saying: ‘We don’t want that sort of filth (The Sex Pistols) in the town limits.’
  • 1980, Abba scored their ninth and last UK No.1 single with ‘Super Trouper’, the group’s 25th Top 40 hit in the UK. The name “Super Trouper” referred to the gigantic spotlights used in stadium concerts.
  • 1980, John and Yoko’s  Double Fantasy album was released. Though initially poorly received, the album is notable for its association with Lennon’s murder three weeks after its release, whereupon it became a worldwide commercial success, and went on to win the 1981 Album of the Year at the 24th Annual Grammy Awards.
  • 1996, American singer and ukulele player Tiny Tim (Herbert Khaury) died from a heart attack on stage while playing his hit ‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips’ at a club in Minneapolis. On 17 December 1969, he married Victoria Mae Budinger on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, a publicity stunt that attracted over 40 million viewers. (they had a daughter, Tulip Victoria). He performed at the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival in front of a crowd of 600,000 people.
  • 1997, ‘Perfect Day’ performed by various artists including Elton John, Bono, Tom Jones & David Bowie went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. Originally written and recorded in 1973 by Lou Reed, this new collaboration of 29 major artists was a fund raiser for the BBC Children In Need charity.
  • 1999, It was reported that Oasis singer Liam Gallagher had gone missing after leaving his house three days earlier. The band were due to fly out to the US at the end of the week to start a tour.
  • 2001, Beatles guitarist George Harrison died in Los Angeles of lung cancer aged 58. Following the breakup of The Beatles Harrison had a successful career as a solo artist and later as part of the Traveling Wilburys. The youngest member of The Beatles, (aged 16 when he joined), his compositions include ‘Taxman’, ‘Here Comes the Sun’, ‘Something’, and ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Harrison released the acclaimed triple album, All Things Must Pass, in 1970, from which came the worldwide No.1 single ‘My Sweet Lord.’
  • 2007, Control, the biopic about late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis scooped five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards. The black-and-white film, which featured The Killers, David Bowie and New Order on the soundtrack, was shot for just £3m.
  • 2007, Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle, a convicted sex offender, was arrested for failing to properly register a new permanent address. The 59-year-old had pleaded guilty in 1993 to charges of attempted capital sexual battery by an adult on a victim younger than 12 and being principal to lewd and lascivious behavior on a child younger than 16. He was sentenced to eight years of probation.

Born on this day:

  • 1933, Born on this day, John Mayall, ‘father of the UK blues movement’, his Bluesbreakers Band has featured Eric Clapton Mick Taylor, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Jack Bruce, Peter Green and Jimmy McCulloch.
  • 1939, Born on this day, Meco Monardo, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.7 single ‘Star Wars Theme’).
  • 1941, Born on this day, Denny Doherty, singer, songwriter, The Mamas And The Papas, (1966 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Monday Monday’). Doherty died on 19th Jan 2007 at the age of 66 after a short illness.
  • 1944, Born on this day, Felix Cavaliere, keyboards, The Young Rascals, (1967 US No.1 & UK No.8 single ‘Groovin’).
  • 1947, Born on this day, Ronnie Montrose, guitarist, Montrose, Edgar Winter Group, (1973 US No.1 & UK No.18 single ‘Frankenstein).
  • 1951, Born on this day, Barry Goudreau, guitar, Boston, (1977 UK No.22 single ‘More Than A Feeling’, 1986 US No.1 single ‘Amanda’).
  • 1959, Born on this day, Wendy Wu, Photos, (1980 UK No.56 single ‘Irene’).
  • 1968, Born on this day, Martin Carr, guitar, The Boo Radleys, (1995 UK No.9 single ‘Wake Up Boo’).
  • 1974, Born on this day, Apl.De.Ap, vocals, Black Eyed Peas, (2003 US & UK No.1 single ‘Where Is The Love’).
  • 1979, Born on this day, The Game, (Jayceon Terrell Taylor), American rapper, (2005 US No.1 with his debut album, The Documentary).

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