10 November

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1990 Ronnie Dyson dies of heart failure at age 40. The stage actor, known for his lead vocal on the Hair theme "Aquarius," launched his recording career with the Top 10 hit "(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?" in 1970.

1990 In a sign that pop and rap have fused together, To the Extreme by Vanilla Ice replaces MC Hammer's Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em at #1 on the US albums chart.

1988 Gladys Knight guest stars on the "Three Girls Three" episode of the sitcom A Different World. She stops by Hillman College to hold auditions for new backup singers. At the end of the episode, she performs "Love Overboard" with Jasmine Guy and Dawnn Lewis.

1986 Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band releases Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live: 1975-85; it sells one-million copies in one day.

1984 Frankie Goes to Hollywood's debut album, Welcome To The Pleasuredome, debuts at #1 in the UK, but the band is in America, making their US TV debut on Saturday Night Live, where they perform their UK smash "Two Tribes" and their cover of "Born To Run."

1983 Billy Idol releases the LP Rebel Yell.

1979 Chris Joannou (bass player for Silverchair) is born Christophoros John Joannou in Newcastle, Australia.

1979 The Eagles' "Heartache Tonight" hits #1.

1978 Rapper Eve is born Eve Jihan Jeffers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1975 The SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks suddenly in Lake Superior during a storm, killing all 29 men aboard and inspiring Canadian folkie Gordon Lightfoot to write a song about the tragedy, "Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald."

1975 Only five months after releasing Tonight's the Night - his visceral masterpiece of mourning and despair - Neil Young releases Zuma. His 7th studio album, it features "Cortez the Killer" and "Danger Bird."

1975 Queen shoot the video for "Bohemian Rhapsody," which according to director Bruce Gowers, takes about four hours. It airs repeatedly on the British show Top Of The Pops and helps the song become one of the most popular in UK history.

1973 Elton John's album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road hits #1 in America, where it stays for eight weeks.

1973 Eddie Kendricks' "Keep On Truckin'" hits #1 for the first of two weeks.

1973 John Lennon meets with legendary producer Phil Spector in New York to begin work on an album of oldies covers entitled Rock 'n' Roll.

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Homer Goes To Rock Camp On The Simpsons


Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, and Brian Setzer guest star on The Simpsons in an episode where they run a rock and roll fantasy camp. The first rule of the camp: There are no rules! Second rule: No outside food.

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