Today In Pop Music: November 4 – John Lennon’s Best Ad Lib – In Front Of The Queen Mother
NOVEMBER 4 BIRTHDAYS
1938 – Harry Elson (The Friends of Distinction – ‘Grazing In The Grass’,’Going In Circles’,’Love Or Let Me Be Lonely’)
1940 – Chuck Mangione (‘Feels So Good’)
1940 – Delbert McClinton (harmonics on Bruce Channel’s ‘Hey Baby, ‘Giving It Up For Your Love’)
1957 – James Honeyman-Scott (The Pretenders – guitar – ‘Brass In Pocket’,’Back On The Chain Gang’ – died – 1982 – drug overdose)
ON THIS DAY
1965 – The Rolling Stones topped the charts in both the UK and USA with ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’.
1972 – Houston born Johnny Nash began recording in Jamaica in 1967, and had his first top 10 hit a year later. Five years after relocating his recording sessions, he had his first and only #1 American hit with ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ which remained atop the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks.
1977 – One of the greatest concert movies of all time ‘The Last Waltz’ chronicle of the Band’s final concert premiered in New York city. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film also featured Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell,Neil Diamond,Neil Young, Van Morrison, and Dr. john.
2013 – Rhianna joined Elvis Presley and the Beatles as one of just three acts to top the British singles chart 7 times in 7 years. Can you guess which two out of the three artists will be remembered in another decade….
1963 – Eight weeks before The Beatles crossed the pond to make their first appearance on The d Sullivan Show, the group topped the bill at The Royal Variety Show at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. The show, which was broadcast six days later on UK television, featured John Lennon’s classic remark just before they launched into ‘Twist And Shout’. Here’s a video of that historic moment.