Rock 'n' Roll History for
November 6






1953 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
Britain's BBC restricts the airing of Frankie Laine's "Answer Me" and Lee Lawrence's "Crying In The Chapel" after religious groups object to the lyrics.

1960 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
Elvis travels to L.A. to begin filming Wild In The Country, in which he portrays a troubled young man from a dysfunctional family who pursues a literary career.

1961 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
Jimmy Dean's "Big, Bad John" becomes the 100th US number one single of the Rock and Roll era. It would prove to be his only chart topper, although he would have another Top Ten record with "P.T. 109" the next year. Jimmy said he wrote the song in an hour and a half while flying to Nashville for a recording session.

1964 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
During their first promotional visit to the UK, The Beach Boys appear live on TV's Ready Steady Go!

1965 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
After the success of "Satisfaction", The Rolling Stones top the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time with "Get Off of My Cloud". Keith Richards would later say, "I never dug it as a record. The chorus was a nice idea, but we rushed it as the follow-up."

November 6
Bill Graham opened The Fillmore West in San Francisco as a west coast partner to his Fillmore East in New York. The venue was the launching pad for The Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Big Brother And The Holding Company and many other local bands. Both sites remained in operation until 1971. Graham died in a helicopter crash in October, 1991 at the age of 60.

1968 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
The Monkees' three quarter of a million dollar feature film, Head debuts in New York. Instead of being aimed at their target audience of teeny boppers, the flick contains a dark theme about the manipulation of the group, seemingly pointless walk-on appearances by inappropriate guests and scenes of Vietnam War atrocities. Reviews are harsh and the picture is a box office disaster.

1971 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
Cher scored her first solo US number one hit with "Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves", a song that reached #4 in the UK. It had been four years since she last appeared on the Billboard singles chart with "You Better Sit Down, Kids".

1972 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
After a show at Imperial College in London, New York Dolls' drummer, 21 year old Billy Murcia, is accidentally suffocated when his girlfriend tries to wake him by forcing him to drink coffee after he passed out from drugs and alcohol.

1973 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
Singer Gram Parsons' manager Phil Kaufman is fined $300 for stealing Parsons' body from the Los Angeles International Airport. After he took the body, Kaufman had it cremated instead of taking it to the funeral home. Kaufman claimed it was Parsons' wish to be cremated.

1975 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
The Sex Pistols play their first show at St. Martin's School of Art in London. The performance lasted about 10 minutes.

1976 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
The Steve Miller Band scored their second US number one hit, "Rock'n' Me". It made #11 in the UK.

1979 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
At London's Hammersmith Odeon, Paul Simon kicks off a tour of the UK by buying a drink for each member of the audience. The act of generosity will cost Paul around 1,000 Pounds ($2,000)

1982 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
The Oscar-winning song from the movie An Officer and a Gentleman, "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes, led the US hit parade. Although their contrasting styles complimented each other perfectly, the singers had never met each other until the day they recorded the song.

1993 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
Meat Loaf had the number one song in the US with "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)". It was the first we'd heard from him since his giant hit album, "Bat Out Of Hell" in 1977.

1998 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
Don Julian, who lead The Larks on their 1964 #7 hit "The Jerk", died of pneumonia at the age of 61.

2006 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
59 year old British singer and actress Marianne Faithfull announced that she has fully recovered from breast cancer and planned to resume her postponed world tour.

2007 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
Meat Loaf was forced to cancel his European tour after developing a cyst on his vocal cords. Fortunately, only minor surgery was required and he was able to continue his career after about a month.

2008 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
Daryl Hall And John Oates launched a law suit against music publisher Warner / Chappell Music in Manhattan Supreme Court, accusing the company of failing to protect the copyright to their 1982 hit "Maneater" after an unidentified singer had used the song in a 2006 recording.

2015 - ClassicBands.com

November 6
Over 38 years after his death, Elvis Presley topped the UK album chart for a 12th time with "If I Can Dream", a collection of Elvis classics featuring orchestral re-workings by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. That feat meant that Elvis has had more UK number one albums than any other male solo artist.

November 6
BBC Radio 4 gave The Ronettes' "I'd Much Rather Be With The Girls" its first air-play in the UK, marking their first release in over fifty years. Originally written in 1964 by Keith Richards and Andrew Oldham as "I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys", Ronnie Spector recently recorded the song in New York with her late sister Estelle's daughter and a cousin singing back-up.






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