This Week in Music History
October 31st, 1980 - Bow Wow Wow appears at London's Rainbow Theatre with a backing singer going by the name 'Lieutenant Lush', a.k.a. Boy George. Although it's two years before the official release, I like to think they played their version of 'I Want Candy' at this Halloween night show.
November 1st, 1966 - The Doors play the first show of a month long stay at the Ondine Discotheque in Manhattan.
November 2nd, 1967 – The Beatles completed recording ‘Hello Goodbye’ at Abbey Road by adding a second Paul McCartney bass line. The song had been selected for the A-side of The Beatles next single, the flip side to be John Lennon’s ‘I Am the Walrus.’
November 3rd, 1972 – Carly Simon and James Taylor tie the knot today. The were introduced to each other a year ago after one of her shows at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.
November 4th, 1984 – Prince kicks off the first night of a week-long stay at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. It’s the start of his 87-date North American Purple Rain tour, and marked the debut of his new band The Revolution.
November 5th, 1995 – Queen releases their first studio album since the death of Freddie Mercury, titled ‘Made In Heaven.’ It included Freddy’s last recorded vocal track from a song titled ‘Mother Love.’ Mercury passed away on November 24th in 1991 from AIDS.
November 6th, 1968 – The Monkees‘ feature film, ‘Head’ opens in New York City. The film had a dark theme, graphic scenes of the Vietnam War, and was about the manipulation of the group. Obviously not aimed at their existing audience of fun loving, teenyboppers. Critics gave terrible reviews and the film was a flop.