Rock 'n' Roll History for
November 13






1961 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
Future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Solomon Burke enters the Billboard Pop chart with the first of his five entries, "Just Out Of My Reach", which will climb to #24.

1965 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
James Brown's "I Got You" enters both the Billboard Pop and R&B charts, where it will reach #3 and #1 respectively. The record will become one of the Godfather of Soul's most enduring and readily identifiable songs. It reached #29 in the UK.

November 13
As a follow-up to their number one hit "Hang On Sloopy", The McCoys' release "Fever", which will climb to number 7 on the US charts.

1968 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
Rolling Stones' guitarist Brian Jones buys Cotchford Farms in Sussex, England where A.A. Milne wrote Winnie the Pooh. There were still statues of Pooh characters on the grounds.

1971 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
Three Dog Night's "Old Fashioned Love Song" is released in the US, where it will climb to #4 on the Billboard Pop chart and #1 on the Easy Listening chart. It was a tune that songwriter Paul Williams would later say that he wrote in 20 minutes.

November 13
Slade, one of the most successful British bands of the 1970s, score the first of their six UK number one records with "Coz I Luv You". The mis-spelt title became a trademark for the band, which caused a great deal of concern by school teachers in Great Britain.

1973 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
Nineteen year old Jerry Lee Lewis Jr. is killed in a traffic accident near Hernando, Mississippi, just days after he had appeared on TV's Midnight Special as a drummer in his father's band. Steven Allen Lewis, the senior Jerry Lee's only other son, drowned in the family swimming pool in 1962. Jerry Lee would later say, "I didn't know a thing could hurt that bad. It seemed like all I done was bury my people."

1974 - ClassicBands.com.

November 13
An impostor posing as Deep Purple's guitarist Ritchie Blackmore borrowed a Porsche in Iowa City and wrecked it, having already conned food and shelter out of several Deep Purple fans. He was later arrested and charged. The real Ritchie Blackmore was playing a concert in San Francisco.

1976 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
Rod Stewart's "Tonight's the Night" was the top tune on the Billboard Hot 100, despite being banned from the play lists of many radio stations because of its sexually suggestive lyrics ("Spread your wings and let me come inside"). It made #5 in the UK.

November 13
Having led the Billboard Pop chart for one week in October, Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now" begins a three week stay at the top of the UK chart.

1982 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
After 42 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" finally falls off of the chart, passing the old longevity record held by Paul Davis' "I Go Crazy" by three weeks.

1988 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
'Michael Jackson Month' was declared in Los Angeles.

1992 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
Ronnie Bond, drummer for The Troggs on their 1966 hit "Wild Thing", died of an undisclosed illness at the age of 49.

1999 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
Drummer R.J. Vealey of the Atlanta Rhythm Section suffered a fatal heart attack 10 minutes after their show in Orlando, Florida. The 37 year old Vealey had joined the band in 1995.

2002 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
Michael Stewart, leader of the 1960s Folk-Rock group We Five died at the age of 57 after a long illness. The band took the Sylvia Tyson composition of "You Were On My Mind" to #3 in the United States in 1965.

November 13
Elton John, who once claimed to own more than 4,000 pairs of glasses, announced that he planned to have Lasik eye surgery.

2004 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
The Federal Communications Commission in the US finished the first phase of an investigation into the current practice of record labels paying radio stations for airplay.

2007 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
47-year-old Boy George was charged by British Police with falsely imprisoning 28-year-old Auden Karlsen, who had gone to the musician's flat as a photo model. The former Culture Club lead singer, whose real name is George O'Dowd, would be found guilty in January, 2009 and sentenced to 15 months in jail.

2013 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
The French government presented Bob Dylan with the country's highest award, the Legion of Honour, in a brief ceremony in Paris.

2014 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
Officials at the Graceland mansion announced that a copy of Elvis Presley's first recording, a so-called "vanity disc" that featured him singing "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin", would be put up for auction next January.

2016 - ClassicBands.com

November 13
Leon Russell died in his sleep at his home in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 74. During his career he placed eight songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including "Tight Rope" (#11 in 1972) and "Lady Blue" (#14 in 1975). As a studio musician, he played on hit records by Gary Lewis And The Playboys, Bobby "Boris" Pickett, Herb Alpert, The Ronettes, The Crystals, Darlene Love, Brian Hyland, Dorsey Burnette, Glen Campbell and many others.






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