Today In Pop Music: November 2 – First Beatle To Begin Solo World Tour
Jay Black (real name: David Blatt) of Jay and the Americans, is 74, Brian Poole of the Tremeloes (Silence Is Golden) is 71, Emerson Lake and Palmer’s Keith Emerson (Lucky Man) is 68, Maxine Nightingale (Right Back Where We Started) is 60, and Poison (Every Rose Has It’s Thorn) bass guitarist Bobby Dall, is 49.
November 2, 1956 – Police used tear gas to break up a riot at a Fats Domino concert in North Carolina. Fats and three of his sidemen suffered minor injuries.
November 2, 1967 – The Beatles completed ‘Hello Goodbye’ when Paul added a second bass line to the recording. it went on to become their 15 #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
November 2, 1984 – The Reverend Marvin Gaye Sr. was sentenced to five years in prison for the manslaughter of his son, Marvin Gaye, who he had shot the previous April. The senior Marvin Gaye died in 1996.
November 2, 2007 – Led Zeppplin’s reunion concert i honor of the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, was postponed for two weeks after guitarist Jimmy Page broke a finger. The concert was moved from its original date of November 26 to December 10. Over a million fans applied for the 20,000 tickets available.
November 2, 1974 – George Harrison became the first member of The Beatles to undertake a solo world tour when he began the first of 30 nights on the road beginning in Vancouver. Here’s a 1974 clip from the tour of George singing ‘What Is Life’