14 November

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1975 The Spinners' "They Just Can't Stop It (The Games People Play)" is certified Gold. The song spreads out lead vocals among all five members - even bass man Pervis Jackson gets a spot.

1975 Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is born in Fontana, California.

1974 Singer-songwriter Adina Howard is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Known for her debut single, "Freak Like Me" (1995).

1968 Brian Yale (bassist for Matchbox Twenty) is born in Carmel, California.

1967 Pink Floyd begin their first UK tour at the Royal Albert Hall in London, playing on a package bill with The Move, The Nice, Amen Corner, and the headliner, Jimi Hendrix.

1964 Rapper Joseph Simmons (aka Run of Run-DMC) is born in Hollis, Queens, New York.

1964 At the start of her first UK tour, Dusty Springfield causes a furor when she tells a local magazine: "I wish I'd been born colored. When it comes to singing and feeling, I want to be one of them and not me. Then I see how some of them are treated and I thank God I'm white."

1962 Bob Dylan records "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right."

1961 The Everly Brothers record "Crying In The Rain" and "That's Old Fashioned (That's The Way Love Should Be)."

1961 Before a show in Indianapolis, Ray Charles is arrested when marijuana and heroin are found in his hotel room. Charges are dropped on a technicality, but his drug problems were far from over.

1954 Yiannis Chryssomallis, who would become known as Yanni, is born in Greece.

1953 Frankie Banali (drummer for Quiet Riot) is born in Queens, New York City.

1952 The British music paper New Musical Express publishes its first record chart. The first #1: Al Martino's "Here In My Heart."

1951 Singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop is born Earl Stephen Bishop in San Diego, California.

1951 Alec John Such (former bassist for Bon Jovi) is born in Yonkers, New York.

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Letterman Cajoles Sonny & Cher Into Singing "I Got You Babe"


The long-since-divorced Sonny and Cher perform "I Got You Babe" on Late Night with David Letterman.

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