5 November

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1996 Jazz tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris, who was also credited for introducing the electrically amplified saxophone, dies of bone cancer and kidney disease at age 62.

1996 Johnny Cash releases Unchained, his second album produced by Rick Rubin. He's backed by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and covers their song "Southern Accents."

1995 A charity performance of The Wizard of Oz in Concert is staged at New York's Lincoln Center, featuring Jewel (Dorothy), Jackson Browne (The Scarecrow), Roger Daltrey (The Tin Man), and Nathan Lane (The Cowardly Lion).

1994 The Notorious B.I.G.'s debut solo single, "Juicy," peaks at #27 on the pop charts.

1992 Tom Jones appears on The Simpsons in the episode "Marge Gets a Job."

1989 Ukrainian pianist and composer Vladimir Horowitz dies of a heart attack at age 86.

1989 The 44-year-old, thrice married and divorced Ritchie Blackmore meets the 18-year-old Candice Isralow on a football field in New York State. They form Blackmore's Night in 1997 and finally get married in 2008.

1987 Bobby Nunn (original bass vocalist for The Coasters) dies of heart failure at age 61.

1987 Kevin Jonas, the oldest of the Jonas Brothers, is born in Teaneck, New Jersey.

1982 Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys part ways on the orders of Wilson's new psychiatrist and caretaker, Dr. Eugene Landy.

1979 Mick Jagger officially divorces his first wife, Bianca.

1977 Guy Lombardo (of Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians) dies of a heart attack at age 75.

1977 A record store manager in Nottingham, England, is arrested for displaying a poster promoting The Sex Pistols' album Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols.

1974 Ryan Adams is born David Ryan Adams in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He'll front the alt country band Whiskeytown before embarking on a solo career.

1974 The Eagles release "Best Of My Love."

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Beach Boys Land First #1 In 22 Years With "Kokomo"


The Beach Boys, who haven't had a #1 hit since "Good Vibrations" in 1966, top the charts with the Brian Wilson-less "Kokomo," used in the movie Cocktail. It's the longest gap between #1 hits for any artist.

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