This Week in Music History
November 7th, 1951 – Frank Sinatra marries his second wife, actress Ava Gardner, but it’s a bit short lived. The couple would split up in 1953 and divorce in 1957.Sinatra was married three other times, to Nancy Barbato, to actress Mia Farrow, and finally to Barbara Marx.
November 8th, 1975 – David Bowie makes his US TV debut performing his hit ‘Fame’, on Cher’s CBS-TV show.
November 9th, 1974 – Bachman Turner Overdrive goes to No.1 on the singles chart with ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet’, the group’s only No.1 hit. Not bad for a grammatically incorrect title.
November 10th, 1973 – Elton John started an eight week run at No.1 on the album chart with ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’. It was Elton’s third US No.1 album and would be his best selling studio album going on to sell 15 million copies worldwide. It includes the Marilyn Monroe tribute, ‘Candle in the Wind’, ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’ and of course the title track.
November 11th, 1972 – It’s a tragic and strange day for The Allman Brothers. Their bass player Berry Oakley is killed when his motorcycle hits a bus at the same intersection their former band member Duane Allman died at the previous year. Oakley was just 24 years old.
November 12th, 1966 – The Monkees debut album starts a 13 week run at No.1 on the album chart, and would go on to sell over 3 million copies in just three months.
November 13th, 1965 – The Castiles, which featured a young unknown singer by the name of Bruce Springsteen appears at The Fire House in Hazlet. The night is billed as a teenage go, go dance.