Today In Pop Music: November 12 – Monkees Music Makes Millions On Top Of Album Charts


1943 – Brian Hyland (Itsy Bitsy Teenie Wenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’, ‘Gypsy Woman’)

1943 – John Maus (The Walker Brothers – ‘The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore’, ‘Make It Easy On Yourself’)

1944 – Booker T. Jones (Booker T.  and the M.G.’s – organ – ‘Green Onions’, ‘Time Is Tight’)

1945 – Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield/Crosby Stills Nash and Young – ‘Woodstock’, ‘Heart of Gold’, ‘Old Man’)

1948 – Errol Brown – (Hot Chocolate – lead vocals – ‘You Sexy Thing’, ‘Emma’)

1949 – Arthur Tavares (Tavares – ‘Heaven Must Be missing An Angel’, ‘It Only Takes A Minute’)

1955 – Les McKeown (Bay City Rollers – vocals – ‘Saturday Night’.’You Made Me Believe In Magic’)


1962 – The Beatles shared top billing with Little Richard at The Star Club in Hamburg, Germany.

1983 – Lionel Richie began a four week run at the top of the Billboard hot 100 with ‘All night Long’, which at the time, was Motown Records biggest seller.

1990 – Rolling stones guitarist Ron Wood broke both his legs after his car crashed on a motorway in England.  The injuries weren’t from the accident itself, but from Ron trying to wave other cars past his own when he was run over.

1997 – Singer Billy Preston was jailed for three years – cocaine possession.

2002 – Beatles fans weren’t too happy with Paul McCartney when Paul changed the writing credits on his ‘Back In The US 2002’ album from Lennon-McCartney to McCartney-Lennon.

1966 – The Monkees debut album began a 13 week run at #1 on the Billboard album chart, selling over 3,000,000 copies in less than 90 days.

Here’s one of Davy’s last interviews from January 2012.

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