NOVEMBER 13 BIRTHDAYS
1934 – Timmy Thomas (one hit wonder ‘Why Can’t We Live Together)
1949 – Roger Steen (The Tubes – guitar – She’s A Beauty’)
1951 – Bill Gibson (Huey Lewis and the News – drums)
1960 – Wayne Parker (Glass Tiger – bass – ‘Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone’, ‘Someday’)
ON THIS DAY
1971 – Cher began the second week of a two week run atop the Billboard Hot 100 with her first #1 hit ‘Gypsys Tramps and Thieves’. She’s had three more since then: ‘Dark Lady’, ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’, and ‘Believe’.
1973 – Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. was killed in a car accident in Mississippi. He had been working as a drummer in his father’s band.
1982- Men At Work began a 15 week run atop the Billboard album chart with their debut album ‘Business As Usual’. Th album would eventually sell over five million copies in the U.S. alone.
1990 – Patricia Boughton is a woman Rod Stewart will never forget. She filed a lawsuit against Rod claiming a football he kicked into the crowd during a concert at Michigan’s Pine Knob Music Theatre had ruptured a tendon in her middle finger. As a result (according to her) the injury had made…ummm…..an intimate relationship with her husband difficult. (I don’t want to know…)
1999 – Cliff Richard signed up with internet Remotemusic.com, becoming the first major artist to sign with an online company.
2000 – The Beatles launched their first official website www.thebeatles.com on the same day as the release of their compilation album “1” which contained all #1 hits by the group. Their top 5 hits?
4. CAN’T BUY ME LOVE
3. GET BACK
2. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
1. HEY JUDE