This Week in Music History
November 26th,1982 – Lionel Richie has his first No. 1 hit since leaving the Commodores. His song ‘Truly’ hits No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, but only stays at the top for one short week. Not to worry though, Lionel has more hits on the way.
November 27th, 1970 – George Harrison released ‘All Things Must Pass.’ The triple album included a number of songs that were left over from Beatles sessions, and the set would go on to be 6x Platinum, making it the best selling solo album from a former Beatle.
November 28th, 1992 – Whitney Houston starts a record-breaking 14 week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’, from the ‘Bodyguard’ soundtrack. The song was written by Dolly Parton.
November 30th, 1971 – Sly And The Family Stone are at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Family Affair’. It would be their last No.1 hit and Rolling Stone magazine would later rank the song at 138 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.
December 1st, 1964 – The Who plays the first of their 22 consecutive Tuesday night gigs at The Marquee Club in London. The Marquee Club was a springboard for many important British bands in the 60′s. Acts such as Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Cream, Manfred Mann, Yes, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, King Crimson and many others, all appeared at the club.
December 2nd, 1969 – Cindy Birdsong of the Supremes was kidnapped at knife-point by a man who worked maintenance in the building she lived in. She later escaped unharmed by jumping out of his car on a freeway in San Diego. The kidnapper was arrested later in Las Vegas.