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Today In Pop Music: November 8 – Bowie Debuts With Cher

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RCA Victor - 1975

RCA Victor – 1975

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NOVEMBER 8 BIRTHDAYS

1942 – Gerald Alston (The Manhattans – ‘Kiss and Say Goodbye’)

1944 – Bonnie Bramlett (Delany and Bonnie’ – ‘Never Ending Song Of Love)

1946 – Roy Wood (guitar/vocals – The Move – ‘Do Ya’)

1949 – Bonnie Raitt (‘Something To Talk About’)

ON THIS DAY

1947 – Minnie Riperton (Loving You) was born.  Blessed with an incredible vocal range, Minnie lost her battle with cancer on July 12, 1979.

1965 – The Beatles, working on a George Harrison song for their upcoming album ‘Rubber Soul’ rehearsed ‘Think For Yourself’, then nailed the basic instrumental track in a single take.

1969 – It was another good day for George Harrison as the first Beatles A-side written by George entered the charts.  It would eventually peak at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and be overshadowed by the “B’ side, John Lennon’s ‘Come Together’.

1975 – David Bowie made his U.S. television debut on Cher’s CBS-tv show, performing ‘Fame’.

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