Rock 'n' Roll History for
November 14






1952 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
The first ever UK Pop chart was published by the New Musical Express after staff asked 53 record shops to divulge their sales returns. "Here In My Heart" by Al Martino was the first #1.

1956 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
Sam Phillips is at the mixing board for Jerry Lee Lewis' first Sun Records recording session, which produces the single "End Of The Road" / "Crazy Arms". Although the record failed to gain much attention, both songs showed a drive and energy that forecasted things to come.

1958 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
Cliff Richard records "Livin' Lovin' Doll", which will become his first UK #1 hit. It will also cross the pond to reach #30 on the Billboard chart.

1960 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
Ray Charles' version of Hoagy Carmichael's 1930's standard "Georgia On My Mind" becomes the first of his three, US number one records. It made #24 in the UK.

1961 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
The Everly Brothers recorded "Crying In The Rain", which will make it to #6 in the US, becoming their twenty-fourth Top 40 hit. The song also reached #6 in the UK.

1964 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
The Drifters' enjoy their last US Top Twenty hit when "Saturday Night at the Movies" reaches #18.

1970 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
Santana's version of "Black Magic Woman" is released in the US, where it will rise to #4 during a three month chart run. The song was written by Peter Green and first appeared as a Fleetwood Mac single in various countries in 1968.

1977 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
Wings release "Mull of Kintyre", a tune about Paul McCartney's Scottish home at the southwestern most tip of the Kintyre Peninsula in southwest Scotland. The bag pipe laced tune will become McCartney's all time best selling single in the UK, either with or without The Beatles. Despite being the first song to sell over two million copies in Great Britain, it was mostly ignored in North America. Later in Macca's career, the number became a concert highlight when he started using local pipe bands on stage to help him perform the song.

1987 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
Although they had been divorced for twelve years, Sonny and Cher appear together on The Late Show, where they are coaxed by David Letterman into singing "I Got You Babe". The crowd gave the pair a standing ovation for what would prove to be their final performance together, as Sonny would die in a skiing accident in 1998.

1990 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
Milli Vanilli producer Frank Farian admits to reporters that Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus never sang a note on the "Milli Vanilli" album. The duo eventually returned their Best New Artist Grammy.

November 14
The Who's Pete Townshend confesses his bisexuality to Newsweek magazine. Says Pete, "I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman. And I won't be classified as just a man".

1992 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
A member of John Mellencamp's band, keyboardist John Cascella, is found dead in his car in Indiana. Authorities suspected that Cascella had a heart attack while driving.

1996 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
Michael Jackson married a pregnant Debbie Rowe in Sydney Australia. The pair had met in Dr. Arnold Klein's dermatology office where Jackson was being treated for vitiligo. Three months later, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., often called Prince Michael, was born.

2000 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
Eddie Snyder, pianist for The Cascades on their 1963, Billboard #3 hit, "Rhythm Of The Rain", died of cancer at the age of 63.

2004 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
A Los Angeles jury ordered Rod Stewart to repay the $780,000 he accepted as a deposit for a 2002 tour of Latin America that was later canceled.

2006 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
Janet Arvizo, the mother of the boy who accused Michael Jackson of child abuse, pleaded no contest to welfare fraud. The 38 year old Los Angeles resident was ordered to perform 150 hours of community service and repay more than $8,600.

2013 - ClassicBands.com

November 14
Paul McCartney posted a letter on his website calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 Greenpeace activists whom Russian authorities arrested during a protest over Arctic oil drilling in September. All would have their charges dropped in late December.






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