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This day In Rock History: Nov 30th

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  • 1963, The Beatles second album With The Beatles became the first million selling album by a group in the UK. The album stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks, displacing Please Please Me, so that The Beatles occupied the top spot for 51 consecutive weeks.
  • 1969, David Bowie,The Graham Bond Organisation and Dusty Springfield all performed at a fund raising show in London for youth magazine ‘Rave.’
  • 1971, Sly And The Family Stone were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Family Affair’, their fourth and final No.1. Rolling Stone magazine later ranked the song #138 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
  • 1982, Michael Jackson’s Thriller album was released. It spent 190 weeks on the UK album chart became the biggest selling pop album of all time, with sales over 50 million copies. Seven singles were released from the album, including ‘Beat It’, which featured guitarists Eddie Van Halen and Steve Lukather and ‘Billie Jean’.
  • 1989, The Happy Mondays and fellow Mancunians The Stone Roses both made their debut appearance on UK TV music show Top Of The Pops. The Mondays performed ‘Hellelujah’ and the Roses ‘Fools Gold.’
  • 1994, Tupac Shakur was shot five times during a robbery outside a New York City recording studio.
  • 1997, Chumbawamba’s Danbert Nobacon was arrested by Italian police for wearing a skirt and was detained in police cells overnight.
  • 2001, The first Top Of The Pops UK Awards were held in Manchester, with categories voted by viewers of the BBC show. Winners included: Best pop act: Westlife, Best R&B Act: Destiny’s Child, Best Rock Act: U2, Best Dance Act: Fatboy Slim, Best Newcomer: Nelly Furtado, Best Single: Kylie Minogue, ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’, Best Album: Travis, ‘The Invisible Band’, Artist on top of the world: Jennifer Lopez, Hall of Fame Award went to Paul McCartney.
  • 2003, A block of East 2nd Street in New York City was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place. It is the block where Joey once lived with band mate Dee Dee Ramone  and is near the music club CBGB, where the Ramones played their first gigs. In 2010, it was reported that “Joey Ramone Place,” was New York City’s most stolen sign. As of September 27, the sign has been moved to 20 feet above ground level.
  • 2005, 50 Cent was planning to create a vibrator of his manhood, so his female fans could pretend to have sex with him. The rapper was also planning to sell a line of condoms and waterproof sex toys designed to excite his female fans. The rapper said: “I need to make a 50 Cent condom and motorised version of me, which will have to be waterproof so you can utilise it in the tub, Blue is my favourite colour so it will probably be blue’.
  • 2006, The sale of Syd Barrett’s  final belongings were sold by Cheffins auctioneers in Cambridge, England. The sale of the 77 items raised £119,890 ($233,786). Ten paintings alone raised over £55,000 and two bicycles over £10,000. The sale included such things as the armchair he used to sit in, his home-made bread bin, tools, notebooks and binders and books. The sale catalogue described Barrett – who quit Pink Floyd in 1968 – as a man with a “total disinterest in materialism.”
  • 2009, The death of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately was the most searched for topic on Google’s UK site in 2009. It was closely followed by the rise of Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle Microsoft revealed that the death of Michael Jackson dominated its Bing search engine results during the year.

Born on this day:

  • 1929, Born on this day, Dick Clark, host of US TV’s longest running music show American Bandstand and he created and produced the annual American Music Awards show. Clark died on April 18, 2012.
  • 1937, Born on this day, Frank Ifield, singer, (1962 UK No.1 single ‘I Remember You’, plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
  • 1944, Born on this day, Rob Grill, Grass Roots, (1968 US No.5 single ‘Midnight Confessions’, plus 13 other US Top 40 singles). Grill died on 11th July 2011 after suffering a head injury from a fall caused by a stroke. He was 67.
  • 1945, Born on this day, Roger Glover, bass, Deep Purple (1970 UK No.2 single ‘Black Night’), 1973 US No. 4 single ‘Smoke On The Water’).
  • 1953, Born on this day, June Pointer, the Pointer Sisters, (1981 US No.2 single ‘Slow Hand’, 1984 UK No.2 single ‘Automatic’). Died on 11th April 2006.
  • 1955, Born on this day, William Broad (Billy Idol), singer, Generation X, (1979 UK No.11 single ‘King Rocker’). Solo (1987 US No.1 & UK No.7 single ‘Mony Mony’, plus nine other UK top 40 singles).
  • 957, Born on this day, Richard Barbieri, Japan, (1982 UK No.5 single ‘Ghosts’).
  • 957, Born on this day, Richard Barbieri, Japan, (1982 UK No.5 single ‘Ghosts’).
  • 1965, Paul Wheeler, Icehouse, (1983 UK No.17 single ‘Hey Little Girl’).
  • 1965, Paul Wheeler, Icehouse, (1983 UK No.17 single ‘Hey Little Girl’).
  • 1973, Born on this day, John Moyer, bass, Disturbed, (2005 US No.1 album ‘Ten Thousand Fists’).
  • 1987, Born on this day, Dougie Poynter, bass, vocals, McFly, (2004 UK No.1 single ‘Colours In Her Hair’, 2004 UK No.1 album ‘Room On The 3rd Floor’).

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