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Singles Released This Week (November 11 – 17)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart).


November 11
1957 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Great Balls Of Fire” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “You Win Again”
1965 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “She’s Just My Style” • Pop-Rock • She’s Just My Style • “I Won’t Make That Mistake Again”
1966 • The Small Faces • “My Mind’s Eye” • Britbeat • From The Beginning • “I Can’t Dance With You”
1966 • The Who • “La-La-La-Lies” [UK] • British Rock • The Who Sings My Generation • “The Good’s Gone”
1969 • Elvis Presley • “Don’t Cry Daddy” • Country-Rock • [Single] • “Rubberneckin'”
1970 • Alice Cooper • “I’m Eighteen” • Heavy Metal • Love It To Death • “Is It My Body”
1972 • Bread • “Sweet Surrender” • Soft Rock • Guitar Man • “Make It By Yourself”
1977 • Supertramp • “Babaji” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Even In The Quietest Moments • “From Now On”
1977 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Mull Of Kintyre” [UK] • Scottish Folk-Pop • [Single] • “Girls School”
1978 • Rose Royce • “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” • Disco • Rose Royce III: Strikes Again! • “Do It, Do It”
1978 • Elton John • “Part-Time Love” • Pop-Rock • A Single Man • “I Cry At Night”
1984 • Thompson Twins • “Hold Me Now” • Synth-Pop • Into The Gap • “Let Loving Start”
1991 • Michael Jackson • “Black Or White” • Pop-Soul • Dangerous • “Black Or White” [Instrumental]
1992 • Genesis • “Never A Time” • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “Way Of The World”


November 12
1958 • Ritchie Valens • “Donna” • Rock Ballad • Ritchie Valens • “La Bamba”
1958 • Ritchie Valens • “La Bamba” • Tejano Rock • Ritchie Valens • [B-Side]
1971 • America • “A Horse With No Name” • Folk-Rock • America • “Everyone I Meet Is From California”
1971 • Bob Dylan • “George Jackson” • Folk-Rock • [Single] • “George Jackson” [Acoustic]
1975 • The Doobie Brothers • “I Cheat The Hangman” • Pop-Rock • Stampede • “Music Man”
1976 • ABBA • “Dancing Queen” [UK] • Euro-Pop • Arrival • “That’s Me”
1976 • Queen • “Somebody To Love” • Glam Rock • A Day At The Races • “White Man”
1982 • The Pretenders • “Back On The Chain Gang” • Post-Punk • Learning To Crawl • “My City Was Gone”
1986 • Madonna • “Open Your Heart” • Dance-Pop • True Blue • “White Heat”
1987 • Kiss • “Reason To Live” • Hard Rock • Crazy Nights • “Thief In The Night”
2001 • Matchbox Twenty • “Last Beautiful Girl” • Alt. Rock • Mad Season • [None]


November 13
1964 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Wild One” • Soul – Dance • Dance Party • “Dancing Slow”
1964 • The Moody Blues • “Go Now!” [UK] • British Beat • The Magnificent Moodies • “It’s Easy Child”
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “Little Red Rooster” [UK] • Blues-Rock • The Rolling Stones Now! • “Off The Hook”
1965 • The Lovin’ Spoonful • “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice” • Folk-Rock • Daydream • “My Gal”
1968 • Tommy Roe • “Dizzy” • Bubblegum Pop • Dizzy • “The You I Need”
1970 • Carpenters • “We’ve Only Just Begun” [UK] • Easy Listening • Close To You • “All Of My Life”
1970 • The Jackson 5 • “I’ll Be There” [UK] • Soul Ballad • Third Album • “One More Chance”
1981 • The Go-Go’s • “We Got The Beat” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Beauty And The Beat • “Skidmarks On My Heart”
1984 • Foreigner • “I Want To Know What Love Is” • Power Ballad • Agent Provocateur • “Street Thunder (Marathon Theme)”
1992 • Guns N’ Roses • “Yesterdays” • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion II • “Yesterdays” [Live]
2011 • The Rolling Stones • “No Spare Parts” • Hard Rock • [Single] • “Before They Make Me Run”
2012 • Blondie • “Practice Makes Perfect” • Dance-Pop • [Single] • [None]


November 14
1960 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “When I Get Paid” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Love Made A Fool Of Me”
1966 • Otis Redding • “Try A Little Tenderness” • Soul • Complete And Unbelievable…The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul • “I’m Sick Y’All”
1967 • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • “If I Could Build My Whole World Around You” • Soul – Pop • United • “If This World Were Mine”
1967 • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • “If This World Were Mine” • Soul-Pop • United • [B-Side]
1969 • Marvin Gaye • “That’s The Way Love Is” [UK] • Soul • M.P.G. • “Gonna Keep Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love”
1975 • Natalie Cole • “Inseparable” • Soul-Jazz • Inseparable • “Joey”
1975 • ABBA • “Mamma Mia” [UK] • Euro-Pop • ABBA • “Tropical Loveland”
1977 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Girls School” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Mull Of Kintyre”
1980 • Dire Straits • “Romeo And Juliet” [UK] • New Wave/Post-Punk • Making Movies • “Solid Rock”
1980 • Supertramp • “Dreamer” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Paris • “You Started Laughing (When I Held You In My Arms)”
1983 • The Moody Blues • “Sitting At The Wheel” [UK] • Prog Rock • The Present • “Going Nowhere”


November 15
1957 • Buddy Holly • “Peggy Sue” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Everyday”
1963 • Dave Clark Five • “Glad All Over” [UK] • Brit Pop • Glad All Over • “I Know You”
1963 • The Hollies • “Stay” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Stay With The Hollies • “Now’s The Time”
1965 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Just Like Me” • Garage Rock • [Single] • “B.F.D.R.F. Blues”
1966 • Elvis Presley • “If Every Day Was Like Christmas” • Holiday Pop • [Single] • “How Would You Like To Be”
1968 • The Iveys • “Maybe Tomorrow” • Baroque Pop • [Single] • “And Her Daddy’s a Millionaire”
1970 • Spirit • “Mr. Skin” • Psychedelic Rock • Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus • “Soldier”
1972 • The Doobie Brothers • “Jesus Is Just Alright” • Pop-Rock • Toulouse Street • “Rockin’ Down The Highway”
1974 • The Doobie Brothers • “Black Water” • Roots Rock • What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits • “Song To See You Through”
1975 • 10cc • “Art For Arts Sake” • Art Pop-Rock • How Dare You? • “Get It While You Can”
1975 • Pink Floyd • “Have A Cigar” • Prog Rock • Wish You Were Here • “Welcome to the Machine”
1975 • Eagles • “Take It To The Limit” • Country-Rock • One Of These Nights • “After The Thrill Is Gone”
1976 • George Harrison • “This Song” • Pop-Rock • Thirty-Three & 1/3 • “Learning How to Love You”
1982 • John Lennon • “Love” • Pop-Rock • John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band • “Gimme Some Truth”
1982 • Whitesnake • “Here I Go Again” • Arena Rock • Saints & Sinners • “Bloody Luxury”
1990 • Jane’s Addiction • “Been Caught Stealing” • Alt. Funk-Rock • Ritual De Lo Habitual • “Had A Dad”
1992 • Madonna • “Bye Bye Baby” • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Rain”
1999 • Bryan Adams • “The Best Of Me” • Pop-Rock • The Best Of Me • “Inside Out” / “How Do You Feel Tonight”


November 16
1964 • Aretha Franklin • “Winter Wonderland” • Holiday Pop • [Single] • “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)”
1966 • Paul Revere & The Raiders • “Good Thing” • Garage Rock • The Spirit Of ’67 • “Undecided Man”
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “Mockingbird” • Soul • Runnin’ Out Of Fools • “A Mother’s Love”
1973 • Eagles • “Outlaw Man” [UK] • Country-Rock • Desperado • “Certain Kind Of Fool”
1973 • John Lennon • “Mind Games” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Mind Games • “Meat City”
1977 • Lynyrd Skynyrd • “What’s Your Name” • Southern Rock • Street Survivors • “I Know A Little”
1979 • Paul McCartney • “Wonderful Christmastime” [UK] • Holiday Pop • [Single] • “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reggae”
1979 • Pink Floyd • “Another Brick In The Wall, Part II” [UK] • Prog Rock • The Wall • “One Of My Turns”
1981 • Tommy Tutone • “867-5309/Jenny” • Power Pop • Tommy Tutone – 2 • “Not Say Goodbye”
1982 • Duran Duran • “My Own Way” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Rio • “Like An Angel”
1983 • A Flock Of Seagulls • “Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Listen • “Committed”
1984 • John Lennon & Yoko Ono • “Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him” • Pop-Rock • Double Fantasy • “It’s Alright” [Yoko Ono]
1987 • R.E.M. • “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Document • “Last Date”
1993 • Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting • “All For Love” • Pop-Rock • Three Musketeers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack[Sndtrk] • “All For Love” [Instrumental]
1998 • Metallica • “Turn The Page” • Heavy Metal • Garage, Inc. • “Bleeding Me”
1999 • R.E.M. • “The Great Beyond” • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Man On The Moon” [Live]


November 17
1958 • Jackie Wilson • “Lonely Teardrops” • Soul • [Single] • “In The Blue Of The Evening”
1966 • The Easybeats • “Friday On My Mind” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Good Friday • “Made My Bed: Gonna Lie In It”
1972 • The Supremes & Four Tops • “Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” [UK] • Soul-Gospel-Pop • The Magnificent 7 • “Where Would I Be Without You Baby”
1972 • Slade • “Gudbuy T’Jane” • Hard Rock • Slayed? • “I Won’t Let It ‘Appen Again”
1987 • U2 • “In God’s Country” • Alt. Pop-Rock • The Joshua Tree • “Bullet In The Blue Sky” / “Running To Stand Still”

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Albums Released This Week (November 11 – 17)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):


November 11
1966 ● The Who —— Ready Steady Who [EP] ► British Rock
1968 ● John Lennon & Yoko Ono —— Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Elvis Presley —— That’s The Way It Is [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Faces —— A Nod Is As Good As A Wink…To A Blind Horse ► British Rock
1973 ● Rory Gallagher —— Tattoo ► Blues-Rock
1975 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Gratitude ► Soul-Funk
1976 ● Kiss —— Rock And Roll Over ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Parliament —— Motor Booty Affair ► Funk
1980 ● Aerosmith —— Greatest Hits ► Hard Rock
1981 ● The Jacksons —— The Jacksons Live! ► Soul-Pop
1985 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Songs You Know By Heart: Jimmy Buffett’s Greatest Hit(s) ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● Depeche Mode —— Catching Up With Depeche Mode ► New Wave/Synth-Pop
1991 ● The Divinyls —— Essential ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1991 ● Bonnie Tyler —— Bitter Blue ► Pop Vocals (Female)
1992 ● Denim —— Back In Denim ► Glam-Rock
1995 ● The Damned —— Not Of This Earth ► Goth Rock
1996 ● Tricky —— effPre-Millennium Tension ► Electronic Trip-Hop
1997 ● AFI —— Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Eyes ► Hardcore Punk
1997 ● Gregg Allman —— Searching For Simplicity ► Southern Rock
1997 ● Bush —— Deconstructed ► Grunge Rock
1997 ● Led Zeppelin —— BBC Sessions ► Hard Rock
2002 ● Phil Collins —— Testify ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● Elton John —— Greatest Hits 1970–2002 ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Pearl Jam —— Lost Dogs: Rarities And B Sides ► Hard Rock
2003 ● Bruce Springsteen —— the Essential Bruce Springsteen ► Heartland Rock
2003 ● Talking Heads —— Once In A Lifetime ► New Wave Art-Rock
2008 ● Tracy Chapman —— Our Bright Future ► Folk-Rock
2008 ● Mudcrutch —— Extended Play Live [EP] ► Southern Rock
2008 ● Cheap Trick —— Budokan!: 30th Anniversary Edition ► Hard Rock/Power Pop
2013 ● The Rolling Stones —— Sweet Summer Sun ► Blues-Rock


November 12
1964 ● Marvin Gaye —— Hello Broadway ► Soul
1968 ● Neil Young —— Neil Young ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Genesis —— Nursery Cryme ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Hall & Oates —— Whole Oats ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Buffalo Springfield —— Buffalo Springfield (Collection) ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Queen —— Sheer Heart Attack ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Hall & Oates —— War Babies ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● J. Geils Band —— Showtime! ► Blues-Rock
1984 ● The Smiths —— Hatful Of Hollow ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1984 ● Duran Duran —— Arena ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1984 ● Madonna —— Like A Virgin ► Dance-Pop
1986 ● John Farnham —— Whispering Jack ► Adult Contemporary
1987 ● Mark Knopfler —— The Princess Bride [Sndtrk] ► Roots Rock
1987 ● Elton John —— Elton John’s Greatest Hits Volume III ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Frank Zappa —— You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 ► Art Rock
1990 ● Cilla Black —— Cilla’s World ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— 20 Years Of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Kylie Minogue —— Rhythm Of Love ► Dance-Pop
1991 ● Bad Religion —— 80-85 ► Punk Rock
1991 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lynyrd Skynyrd (Box Set) ► Southern Rock
1994 ● Sade —— The Best Of Sade [UK] ► Quiet Storm
1996 ● John Waite —— The Complete John Waite, Vol. 1: Falling Backwards ► Power Pop
1996 ● Blind Melon —— Nico ► Alt. Rock
1996 ● Rod Stewart —— If We Fall in Love Tonight ► Adult Contemporary
1999 ● The Corrs —— The Corrs Unplugged ► Celtic Folk-Rock
2001 ● Rod Stewart —— The Story So Far: The Very Best Of Rod Stewart ► Pop-Rock
2002 ● 3 Doors Down —— Away From The Sun ► Alt Metal
2002 ● Matchbox Twenty —— More Than You Think You Are ► Alt. Rock
2002 ● Pearl Jam —— Riot Act ► Hard Rock
2002 ● The Pretenders —— Loose Screw ► Post-Punk
2007 ● Led Zeppelin —— Mothership [UK] ► Hard Rock
2007 ● David Gray —— Greatest Hits ► AA Pop-Rock
2007 ● Aretha Franklin —— Jewels In The Crown: All-Star Duets With The Queen ► Soul Pop
2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— GRRR! ► Blues-Rock


November 13
1958 ● Johnny Cash —— Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous ► Country
1959 ● Elvis Presley —— 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong: Elvis’ Gold Records – Volume 2 ► Rock n Roll
1965 ● The Four Tops —— Four Tops’ Second Album ► Soul – Motown
1968 ● Diana Ross & The Supremes —— Love Child ► Soul
1971 ● Neil Diamond —— Stones ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● Leonard Cohen —— Death Of A Ladies’ Man ► Contemporary Folk
1978 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— The Scream ► Glam Rock
1978 ● Kate Bush —— Lionheart ► Art Rock
1981 ● New Order —— Movement ► Club/Dance
1981 ● Slade —— Till Deaf Do Us Part ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Lee Aaron —— The Lee Aaron Project ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Eagles —— Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 ► Country-Rock
1985 ● Phranc —— Folksinger ► Folk-Rock
1987 ● The Sisters Of Mercy —— Floodland ► Goth Rock
1990 ● Madonna —— The Immaculate Collection ► Dance-Pop
1990 ● Cher —— Mermaids [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Hall & Oates —— Change Of Season ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Various Artists —— Mermaids [Sndtrk] [UK] ► Mixed
1991 ● The Clash —— The Singles (1991) ► Punk
1995 ● Squeeze —— Ridiculous [UK] ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1995 ● Queen —— Ultimate Queen ► Glam Rock
2000 ● Oasis —— Familiar To Millions ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2000 ● The Beatles —— 1 ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Queen —— The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III ► Glam Rock
2000 ● Sade —— Lovers Rock ► Quiet Storm
2001 ● Radiohead —— I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2006 ● Oasis —— Stop The Clock EP ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
2007 ● Led Zeppelin —— Mothership ► Hard Rock
2007 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Greatest Hits Volume One: The Singles ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
2007 ● James Taylor —— One Man Band ► Folk-Rock
2007 ● Duran Duran —— Red Carpet Massacre ► Synth-Pop
2012 ● Soundgarden —— King Animal ► Grunge Rock
2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— Live At Leeds (Live 1982) ► Blues-Rock
2015 ● Kurt Cobain —— Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings ► Grunge Rock
2015 ● Neil Young —— Bluenote Café ► Folk-Rock


November 14
1967 ● The Monkees —— Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. ► Pop-Rock
1970 ● Syd Barrett —— Barrett ► Psychedelic Rock
1975 ● John Cale —— Helen Of Troy ► Art Rock
1977 ● Wet Willie —— Manorisms ► Southern Rock
1978 ● Gary Numan & Tubeway Army —— Tubeway Army ► Synth-Pop
1978 ● Queen —— Jazz ► Glam Rock
1979 ● Little Feat —— Down On The Farm ► Southern Rock
1981 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Raise! ► Soul-Funk
1983 ● Chic —— Believer ► Disco-Funk
1986 ● Fates Warning —— Awaken The Guardian ► Heavy Metal/Progressive
1988 ● Milli Vanilli —— All Or Nothing ► Dance-Pop
1989 ● Eddie Money —— Greatest Hits: The Sound Of Money ► Album Rock
1995 ● At The Gates —— Slaughter Of The Soul ► Heavy Metal/Melodic Death Metal
1995 ● Tracy Chapman —— New Beginning ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Your Little Secret ► Roots Rock
1995 ● Guster —— Parachute ► AA Pop-Rock
1995 ● The Rolling Stones —— Stripped ► Blues-Rock
1998 ● Mötley Crüe —— Greatest Hits ► Heavy Metal
2000 ● 3LW —— 3LW ► Teen Pop
2000 ● Bone Thugs-N-Harmony —— The Collection Volume 2 ► Gangsta Rap
2000 ● Badfinger —— Head First ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Eagles —— Selected Works: 1972-1999 ► Country-Rock
2000 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Mojo Workout ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Steely Dan —— Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972-1980 ► Jazz-Rock
2006 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Doraville – Revisited ► Southern Rock
2006 ● Styx —— One with Everything: Styx and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra ► Prog/Art Rock
2006 ● Neil Young & Crazy Horse —— Live At The Fillmore East ► Folk-Rock


November 15
1960 ● Muddy Waters —— At Newport 1960 ► Chicago Blues
1965 ● The Kingston Trio —— Somethin’ Else ► Folk-Pop
1970 ● The Velvet Underground —— Loaded ► Alt. Rock
1970 ● Van Morrison —— His Band And The Street Choir ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— E Pluribus Funk ► Hard Rock
1972 ● America —— Homecoming ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● Grateful Dead —— Wake Of The Flood ► Album Rock
1974 ● Roxy Music —— Country Life ► Prog Rock
1974 ● Ringo Starr —— Goodnight Vienna ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● Todd Rundgren’s Utopia —— Another Live ► Prog Rock
1978 ● Grateful Dead —— Shakedown Street ► Folk-Rock
1981 ● Thin Lizzy —— Renegade ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Kool & The Gang —— Emergency ► Dance-Pop
1984 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits, Volume 3 ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● Cocteau Twins —— Tiny Dynamine ► Folk-Rock
1985 ● Echo & The Bunnymen —— Songs To Learn & Sing ► Post-Punk
1985 ● Sade —— Promise ► Quiet Storm
1986 ● The Beastie Boys —— License To Ill ► Rap
1986 ● Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble —— Live Alive ► Blues-Rock
1986 ● Frank Zappa —— Jazz From Hell ► Art Rock/Computer Electronica
1988 ● Cowboy Junkies —— The Trinity Session ► Alt. Rock
1988 ● Sheena Easton —— The Lover In Me ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1988 ● Journey —— Greatest Hits ► Arena Rock
1988 ● Kiss —— Smashes, Trashes & Hits ► Hard Rock
1990 ● KMFDM —— Naïve ► Industrial/Kraut Rock
1992 ● Ween —— Pure Guava ► Avant Garde/Lo-Fi
1993 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Flashback ► Hard Rock
1993 ● Joan Jett & The Blackhearts —— Flashback ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Method Man —— Tical ► Hardcore Rap
1994 ● The Band —— Across The Great Divide [Box Set] ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Bob Dylan —— Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Volume 3 ► Folk-Rock
1994 ● Tina Turner —— The Collected Recordings – Sixties To Nineties ► Pop-Rock
1999 ● Ace Of Base —— Singles Of The 90s ► Euro-Dance Pop
1999 ● Chris Rea —— Road To Hell: Part 2 ► Album Rock
1999 ● Bryan Adams —— The Best Of Me ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Collection ► Heartland Rock
2005 ● Bush —— Zen X Four ► Grunge Rock
2005 ● The Rembrandts —— Choice Picks ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● Wilco —— Kicking Television: Live In Chicago ► Alt. Country-Rock
2005 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Live At Fenway Park ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Bob Dylan —— The Best of Bob Dylan ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Bob Dylan —— Live At Carnegie Hall 1963 ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Loggins & Messina —— Live: Sittin’ In Again At Santa Barbara Bowl ► Country-Rock
2005 ● Madonna —— Confessions On A Dance Floor ► Dance-Pop
2005 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Born To Run: 30th Anniversary Edition ► Heartland Rock
2010 ● Twin Shadow —— Forget ► Dream Pop
2011 ● R.E.M. —— Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2011 ● The Rolling Stones —— Some Girls: Live In Texas ’78 ► Blues-Rock


November 16
1964 ● Tony Bennett —— Who Can I Turn To? ► Easy Listening
1964 ● The Beach Boys —— The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album ► Holiday Pop-Rock
1964 ● Aretha Franklin —— Running Out Of Fools ► Soul
1966 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Watchout! ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● Stevie Wonder —— Down To Earth ► Pop-R&B
1970 ● Stephen Stills —— Stephen Stills ► Folk-Rock
1970 ● J. Geils Band —— The J. Geils Band ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● Grand Funk Railroad —— Live Album ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Denny Laine —— Ahh…Laine ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1973 ● Bette Midler —— Bette Midler ► Pop-Rock Vocals
1973 ● Bob Dylan —— Dylan ► Folk-Rock
1973 ● The Kinks —— Preservation Act 1 ► British Rock
1977 ● Natalie Cole —— Thankful ► Soul-Pop
1981 ● Chic —— Take It Off ► Disco-Funk
1981 ● Kiss —— Music From “The Elder” ► Hard Rock
1987 ● Rick Astley —— Whenever You Need Somebody ► Dance-Pop
1987 ● Pebbles —— Pebbles ► Urban Dance-Pop
1987 ● Black Sabbath —— The Eternal Idol ► Hard Rock
1988 ● Dokken —— Beast From The East ► Heavy Metal
1992 ● The Knack —— Retrospective, The: The Best Of The Knack ► Power Pop
1993 ● Better Than Ezra —— Deluxe ► Alt Rock
1993 ● The Pointer Sisters —— Only Sisters Can Do That ► Soul
1993 ● Carly Simon —— Ruomulus Hunt: A Famikly Opera ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Us3 —— Hand On The Torch ► Jazz-Rap
1993 ● Blondie —— Blonde & Beyond ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1993 ● Heart —— Desire Walks On ► Album Rock
1993 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Greatest Hits ► Album Rock
1999 ● The Church —— The Best Of The Church ► Alt. Power Pop
1999 ● Céline Dion —— Au Cœur Du Stade ► Adult Pop
1999 ● Dr. Dre —— 2001 ► Hip-Hop
1999 ● Korn —— Issues ► Post-Grunge/Nu Metal
2004 ● Pearl Jam —— Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991 – 2003) ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Genesis —— Platinum Collection ► Prog Rock
2004 ● Neil Young —— Greatest Hits ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Queen —— Absolute Greatest ► Glam Rock
2010 ● Billy Joel —— The Hits ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Bruce Springsteen —— the Promise ► Heartland Rock
2010 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story ► Heartland Rock


November 17
1967 ● The Kinks —— Sunny Afternoon ► British Rock
1971 ● Miles Davis —— Live-Evil ► Jazz-Funk Fusion
1971 ● Laura Nyro —— Gonna Take A Miracle ► Folk-Rock
1971 ● Bob Dylan —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 ► Folk-Rock
1972 ● The Moody Blues —— Seventh Sojourn ► Psychedelic Rock
1975 ● ABBA —— Greatest Hits ► Euro-Pop
1975 ● Tommy Bolin —— Teaser ► Hard Rock
1977 ● Bette Midler —— Broken Blossom ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● The Doors —— An American Prayer ► Blues-Rock
1979 ● The Jam —— Setting Sons ► Punk-Rock
1980 ● The Easybeats —— Absolute Anthology ► Rock ‘N’ Roll
1980 ● The Fall —— Grotesque (After The Gramme) ► Post-Punk
1980 ● John Lennon —— Double Fantasy ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Chaka Khan —— Chaka Khan ► Soul-Funk
1986 ● The The —— Infected ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1986 ● Robert Cray —— Strong Persuader ► Blues-Rock
1986 ● The Kinks —— Think Visual ► British Rock
1987 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Touch The World ► Soul-Funk
1987 ● The Pretenders —— The Singles ► Post-Punk
1992 ● Ice Cube —— The Predator ► Gangsta Rap
1992 ● Various Artists —— The Bodyguard [Sndtrk] ► Mixed R&B/Pop
1997 ● The Anti-Nowhere League —— Scum [UK] ► Punk Rock
1998 ● Mariah Carey —— #1’s ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Skynyrd’s First: The Complete Muscle Shoals Album ► Southern Rock
2003 ● Kylie Minogue —— Body Language ► Dance-Pop
2003 ● U2 —— Go Home: Live From Slane Castle ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2008 ● Mariah Carey —— The Ballads ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● The Damned —— So, Who’s Paranoid? ► Goth Rock
2009 ● Janet Jackson —— Number Ones / The Best ► Pop-Soul
2009 ● Norah Jones —— The Fall ► Jazz-Pop Vocals
2009 ● Paul McCartney —— Good Evening New York City ► Pop-Rock
2009 ● Rush —— Working Men ► Prog/Art Rock
2014 ● David Bowie —— Nothing Has Changed ► Glam Rock
2014 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984 ► Heartland Rock
2017 ● Bob Seger —— I Knew You When ► Heartland Rock

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This Week’s Birthdays (November 10 – 16)

Happy Birthday this week to:

November 10
1916 ● Billy May / (Edward William May, Jr.) → Highly acclaimed Big Band leader, composer, arranger and trumpeter, fronted Billy May & His Orchestra, and charted a version of “Charmine” (#17, 1952), arranged Frank Sinatra‘s acclaimed concept albums Come Fly With Me (1958), Come Dance With Me! (1959) and Come Swing with Me! (1961). wrote the theme songs to TV’s The Green Hornet (1966) , Batman (1967) and The Mod Squad (1968), among others, died of a heart attack on 1/22/2004, age 87
1933 ● Mack Rice / (Bonny Rice) → R&B songwriter and singer best known for writing the classic and enduring “Mustang Sally” for himself (R&B #15) and Wilson Pickett (#23, R&B #6, 1966), also co-wrote “Respect Yourself” for The Staple Singers (#12, R&B #2, 19761) and songs covered by many others, died at home in Detroit from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on 6/27/2016, age 82
1939 ● Bubba Facenda / (Tommy Facenda) → Back-up singer for Gene Vincent in his band, the Blue Caps in the late 50s, left the group and became a one hit wonder rock ‘n’ roll singer with the anthemic “High School U.S.A.” (#28, 1959) and its 40 different versions mentioning different schools by region, later became a firefighter in Virginia, toured with a reunited Blue Caps in the 80s
1940 ● Screaming Lord Sutch / (David Edward Sutch) → Brit comedy-rock bandleader and solo artist, “Jack The Ripper” (1963), wannabe politician and leader of The Official Monster Raving Loony Party, fought in numerous parliamentary elections without winning, committed suicide on 6/16/1999, age 58
1941 ● Kyu Sakamoto / (Hisashi Oshima) → Japanese pop star with the one hit wonder “Sukiyaki” (#1, 1963), the first US #1 by a Japanese artist, died in a commercial airliner crash on 8/12/1985, age 43
1944 ● Tim Rice → Multiple award-winning film, theater and Broadway lyricist and producer, collaborated with Andrew Lloyd Webber on Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) and with Elton John on The Lion King (1994), among many other shows
1945 ● Donna Fargo / (Yvonne Vaughn) → Country-pop singer and songwriter, “The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.” (#11, 1972)
1946 ● Chip Hawkes / (Leonard Hawkes) → Bassist for 60s Britbeat Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, co-wrote “(Call Me) Number One” (#27, UK #2, 1969), moved to Nashville in the 70s to write and record with Waylon Jennings and others, reformed The Tremeloes in 1979, managed his son, pop star Chesney Hawkes and formed his own band in the 90s, continues to tour and perform into the 10s on the European oldies circuit with various retro bands
1947 ● Dave Loggins → Pop-rock one hit wonder singer and songwriter, “Please Come To Boston” (#5, 1974), cousin of Kenny Loggins
1947 ● Glen Buxton → Founder and guitarist for glam-rock/metal Alice Cooper band, co-wrote “School’s Out” (#7, 1972), died of pneumonia on 10/19/1997, age 49
1948 ● Greg Lake / (Gregory Stewart Lake) → Progressive rock guitarist and songwriter recognized as a key figure in the Euro-centric symphonic rock movement in the late 60s and 70s, founding member of prog/space-rock King Crimson (“The Court Of The Crimson King,” #80, 1970) and supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer (“Lucky Man,” #48, 1971), plus a solo hit “I Believe In Father Christmas” (UK #2, 1975) and multiple collaborations over five decades, died from cancer on 12/7/2016, age 68
1950 ● Bram Tchaikovsky / (Peter Bramall) → Guitar and vocals for power pop/rock The Motors, “Airport” (UK #4, 1978), solo, “Girl Of My Dreams” (#37, 1979)
1950 ● Ronnie Hammond → Lead singer for Southern rock Atlanta Rhythm Section, “Imaginary Lover” (#7, 1978), solo, died of a heart attack on 3/14/2011, age 60
1954 ● Mario Cipollina → Bassist for pop-rock bar band Huey Lewis & The News, “The Power Of Love” (#1, 1985)
1959 ● Frank Maudsley → Bassist for bizarrely-teased hair New Wave pop-rock A Flock of Seagulls, “I Ran (So Far Away)” (#9, 1982)
1959 ● Laura MacKenzie Phillips → Film and TV actress, singer and songwriter in The New Mamas & The Papas, daughter of “Papa” John Phillips
1961 ● Junior Giscombe / (Norman Washington Giscombe) → Brit R&B singer and songwriter, “Mama Used To Say” (#30, R&B #2, 1982) and duet with Kim Wilde, “Another Step (Closer To You)” (UK #8, 1987)
1965 ● David Hawes → Bassist for Brit indie rock/shoegazing band Catherine Wheel, “Black Metallic” (Modern Rock #9, 1991)
1966 ● Steve Mackey → Bassist for alt rock/Britpop Pulp, “Common People” (UK #2, 1995)
1967 ● Andrew Vowles → Co-founder and vocals for electro-dance/trip hop progenitor duo Massive Attack, “Unfinished Sympathy” (UK #13, 1991)
1968 ● Steve Brookstein → Blue-eyed soul singer and winner of the first series of UK TV show The X Factor in 2004, “Against All Odds” (UK #1, 2004)
1969 ● Kermit Leveridge / (Paul Leveridge) → Rapper and vocals with alt Brit-pop Black Grape, “England’s Irie” (UK #6, 1996)
1970 ● Derry Brownson → Keyboards and samples for Brit dance-rock quintet EMF (Epsom Mad Funkers), “Unbelievable” (#1, 1990)
1970 ● Warren G / (Warren Griffin III) → Hip hop producer and West Coast rapper, “Regulate” (#2, 1994)
1971 ● Big Punisher / (Christopher Rios) → Corpulent Latino rapper “Still Not A Player” (#24, Dance/Club #3, 1998), died from obesity-related heart failure on 2/7/2000, age 28
1975 ● Jim Adkins / (James Christopher Adkins) → Lead singer and guitarist for alt rock/neo-punk Jimmy Eat World, “The Middle” (#5, Adult Top 40 #2, 2002)
1978 ● Drew McConnell → Bassist for indie psych-rock Babyshambles, “Delivery” (#6, 2007)
1978 ● Eve Jeffers / (Eve Jihan Jeffers) → Hip hop singer and MC, “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” (#2, 2001)
1979 ● Christopher Joannou → Co-founder and bassist in Aussie alt-grunge-rock Silverchair, “Tomorrow” (Modern Rock #1, 1994)
1983 ● Miranda Lambert → Country-pop singer and songwriter, as a solo artist scored fifteen Country Top 20 hits and several crossover singles, including “The House That Built Me” (#28, Country #1, 2010), performed numerous charting duets with others, including “We Were Us” (#26, Country #1, 2013) with Keith Urban, fronts the girl group Pistol Annies

November 11
1906 ● Bukka White / (Booker T. Washington White) → Delta blues guitarist, singer and performer, “Parchman Farm Blues” (1940), other artists have covered his work, including Bob Dylan, Fixin’ To Die Blues” (1962), died of cancer on 2/26/1977, age 70
1927 ● Mose Allison / (Mose John Allison, Jr.) → Modern jazz and Delta blues pianist, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2013, his songs have been covered by The Who, John Mayall, Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, The Pixies and many others, died from natural causes on 11/15/2016, age 89
1929 ● LaVern Baker / (Delores Williams) → R&B and jazz-pop singer, “Jim Dandy” (#17, 1956) plus 7 other Top 40 and 12 other R&B Top 10 hits, died from coronary disease on 3/10/1997, age 67
1930 ● Hank Garland / (Walter Louis Garland) → Highly-regarded rockabilly, country and jazz studio musician, recorded with Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and others, issued an improbable but well-received jazz album, Jazz Winds From A New Direction (1961), stopped recording following a near fatal 1966 car accident, died from an infection on 12/27/2004, age 74
1936 ● Jack Keller → Composer, songwriter and record producer, wrote or co-wrote several teen pop and pop-rock hits in the 50s and 60s, including “Just Between You And Me” (The Chordettes, #8, 1957) and “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” (Connie Francis, #1, 1960), composed TV theme songs for Bewitched, Gidget and other programs, produced The Monkees‘ first album and for artists in Nashville in the 80s, died from leukemia on 4/1/2005, age 68
1936 ● Opal Courtney, Jr. → Vocals for pioneer R&B/doo wop The Spaniels, “Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight” (R&B #5, 1954), died after a heart attack on 9/18/2008, age 71
1938 ● Roger Lavern / (Roger Keith Jackson) → Keyboards for Brit instrumental rock ‘n’ roll The Tornados, “Telstar” (#1, 1962), the first major US hit by a British group, died from prostate cancer on 6/15/2013, age 74
1939 ● Albie Galione → Vocals in white R&B/doo wop quartet The Passions, “Gloria” (1958)
1940 ● Dennis Coffey → R&B, soul and funk guitarist, sessionman and solo artist, member of The Funk Brothers, Motownn’s house band which provided nearly all instrumentation behind every Motown hit, first white artist to perform on Soul Train when he played his instrumental “Scorpio” (#6, 1971) in January 1972, issued 14 solo albums from 1969 to 2011 and continues to perform in his hometown of Detroit into the 10s
1941 ● Peter Meaden → The “Mod God,” publicist and manager for numerous rock bands, especially during the Mod subculture period in the 60s U.K., briefly managed The Who and later Captain Beefheart, died from a barbiturate overdose on 7/29/1978. age 36
1943 ● Mac Kissoon / (Gerald Farthing) → Vocals with his sister, Katherine Farthing, in one hit wonder easy listening/bubblegum pop duo Mac & Katie Kissoon (“Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep,” #20, 1971), she went on to decades of session backing vocals work while his career stalled as a member of James Last‘s ensemble
1945 ● Chris Dreja → Rhythm guitar and songwriter for blues-rock The Yardbirds, “For Your Love” (#6, 1965)
1945 ● Vince Martell / (Vincent Martemucci) → Lead guitar and vocals for psych-rock Vanilla Fudge, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” (#6, 1968)
1947 ● Pat Daugherty → Bassist for Southern raunch-rock Black Oak Arkansas, “Jim Dandy To The Rescue” (Top 30, 1973)
1950 ● Jim Peterick → Founder, guitarist and lead writer for blue-eyed soul The Ides of March, “Vehicle” (#2, 1970) and Survivor, “Eye Of The Tiger” (#1, 1982)
1952 ● Paul Cowsill → Vocals for family pop band The Cowsills, “The Rain, The Park And Other Things” (#2, 1967) and theme song from Broadway musical Hair, (#2, 1969), inspiration for the TV show The Partridge Family
1953 ● Andy Partridge → Co-founder, guitarist and songwriter for quirky New Wave synth-pop XTC, “Making Plans For Nigel” (UK #17, 1979) and side project for the band under the pseudonym The Dukes Of Stratosphear
1953 ● Marshall Crenshaw → Power pop singer and songwriter, “Someday, Someway” (#36, 1982), movie actor, portrayed John Lennon in the road version of Beatlemania
1956 ● Ian Craig Marsh → Guitarist and founding member of late-70s synth-pop pioneers The Human League, “Don’t You Want Me” (#1, 1981), left to form 80s synth-pop Heaven 17, “Temptation” (UK #2, 1983) and “Contenders” (Dance/Club #6, 1987)
1957 ● Gad Robinson / (Tony Robinson) → Bass, vocals and 40-year member of long-lived roots reggae Aswad (Arabic for “black”), “Don’t Turn Around” (, 1988), one of the most popular and successful Brit reggae bands
1962 ● Gunnar Mathias “Mic” Michaeli → Keyboardist for Swedish hard rock/glam-metal Europe, “The Final Countdown” (#8, 1986)
1966 ● Peaches / (Merrill Beth Nisker) → Canadian electronic groovebox rapper known for her vulgar lyrics, sexual themes and flamboyant stage presence, “Wild Thing” (Dance #4, 2007)
1969 ● Gary Powell → Drummer for indie/punk revival The Libertines, “Can’t Stand Me Now” (UK #2, 2004), played with the New York Dolls on their 2004 reunion tour, then indie rock Dirty Pretty Things, “Bang Bang You’re Dead” (UK #5, 2006)
1973 ● Jason White → Touring guitarist for 12 years in post-grunge alt rock/punk revival Green Day, “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” (#2, 2004), joined the band as a full member in 2012, also with punk/garage rock, no touring, fun only supergroup Pinhead Gunpowder
1974 ● Static Major / (Stephen Garrett) → Grammy-winning R&B singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer, member of the R&B trio Playa, “Cheers 2 U” (#38, 1998), died during a surgical procedure to treat a rare blood disorder on 2/25/2008, age 33

November 12
1917 ● Jo Stafford / (Jo Elizabeth Stafford) → Classical-trained singer who chose traditional, breezy pop and sultry jazz for a career that ran from the 30s to the 80s, “You Belong To Me” (#1, 1952) also the first song by a female artist to reach #1 in the UK, occasional film acting and parody records, died from congestive heart failure on 7/16/2008, age 90
1931 ● Bob Crewe / (Robert Stanley Crewe) → Producer and songwriter for Top 40 pop vocal quartet The Four Seasons, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (#1, 1962), also produced hits by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Freddy Cannon, Roberta Flack and his own band, The Bob Crewe Connection, “Music To Watch Girls By” (#15, 1967), injured his brain in a fall and died from its effects four years later on 9/11/2014, age 82
1934 ● Charles Manson / (Charles Milles Maddox) → Semi-illiterate, habitual petty criminal and aspiring folk musician who penned the original version of what became The Beach Boys “Never Learn Not To Love” (1968) and issued two unremarkable solo albums, later achieved infamy as the insidious ringleader of the Manson Gang of disaffected, mostly middle class young women who carried out multiple crimes including the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders in Los Angeles in 1969, used The Beatles “Helter Skelter” (1969) as his rallying cry for a racial conflict in the US, inspiration the stage name of hard rock band and frontman Marilyn Manson, died from undisclosed causes but suspected intestinal cancer in a Federal prison while serving a life sentence without parole on 11/19/2017, age 83
1936 ● Charlotte Davis → Vocals in R&B/doo wop The Tune Weavers, “Happy, Happy Birthday Baby” (#5, 1957)
1936 ● Mort Shuman / (Mortimer Shuman) → Singer, pianist and prolific pop-rock songwriter, often in collaboration with Doc Pomus, wrote or co-wrote “Viva Las Vegas,” “Teenager In Love,” “This Magic Moment” and many others, died from complications following liver surgery on 11/3/1991, age 54
1939 ● Ruby Nash Curtis → Lead singer in R&B/soul vocal group Ruby & The Romantics, “Our Day Will Come” (#1, 1963) and two additional Top 20 hits
1941 ● Jerry Scholl → Vocals in one hit wonder blue-eyed R&B/doo wop quintet The Mello-Kings, “Tonite, Tonite” (#77, 1957), continued to tour on the rock ‘n’ roll oldies circuit into the 90s
1943 ● Brian Hyland → Pre-Beatles bubblegum-pop teen idol singer, “Sealed With A Kiss” (#3, 1962)
1943 ● Jimmy Hayes → Vocals in a cappella The Persuasions, “Chain Gang” (1971) and “I Really Got It Bad For You” (#56, 1974)
1943 ● Pooch Tavares / (Arthur Paul Tavares) → Vocals in five brother R&B/funk-disco Tavares, “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” (#15, 1976)
1943 ● John Walker / (John J. Maus) → Guitar and vocals in pop-rock trio The Walker Brothers, “Make It Easy On Yourself” (US #16, UK #1, 1965), died from liver cancer on 5/7/2011, age 67
1944 ● Booker T. Jones → Organist and frontman for Stax Records house band Booker T. & The MG’s, “Green Onions” (#3, 1966), solo
1945 ● Neil Young → Juno- and Grammy-winning, venerable Canadian country-folk-rock singer/songwriter, started in the early 60s with instrumental rock band The Squires in Manitoba and Ontario, moved to Los Angeles and co-founded seminal folk-rock Buffalo Springfield (“For What It’s Worth,” #7, 1967), started a solo career in 1968 and issued two albums before joining folk-rock supertrio Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (“Ohio,” #11, 1970) in 1969, over the next 40 years appeared as the fourth member of the group on seven albums, simultaneously advancing a highly successful solo career with nine US Top 10 albums and three US Top 10 singles, including “Heart Of Gold” (#1, 1972) and “Rockin’ In The Free World” (Mainstream Rock #2, 1989), his lyrical commentary on social and political issues – and anti-war songs – influenced his peers and new generation musicians equally, continues to record, perform and produce film documentaries into the 10s and issued his 39th studio album, Colorado, in October 2019.
1947 ● Buck Dharma / (Donald Roeser) → Guitar and vocals for hard rock/pop metal Blue Öyster Cult, wrote “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (#12, 1976)
1948 ● Errol Brown → Jamaican vocalist and frontman for Brit interracial R&B/soul-disco Hot Chocolate, “You Sexy Thing” (#3, 1976) and 27 other UK Top 40 hits, including one in every year from 1970 to 1984, died from liver cancer on 5/6/2015, age 66
1952 ● Laurence Juber → Grammy-winning guitarist, played lead for Paul McCartney‘s Wings (1978-81), sessions, solo
1953 ● Calum Macdonald / (Malcolm Macdonald) → Percussion for Scottish Celtic folk-rock Runrig, “An Ubhal As Airde (The Highest Apple)” (UK #18, 1995)
1955 ● Leslie McKeown → Vocals for Scottish teen-pop boy band Bay City Rollers, “Saturday Night” (#1, 1976)
1964 ● David Ellefson → Bassist for hard rock/metal Metallica, then thrash-metal Megadeth, “Symphony Of Destruction” (Mainstream #29, 1992)
1964 ● Vic Chestnutt / (James Victor Chestnutt) → Quadriplegic singer, songwriter and guitarist known for his dark, haunting but comic roots rock style and 17 albums, two produced by Michael Stipe of R.E.M., and songs performed by Madonna, the Indigo Girls, Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M. and others on the charity album Sweet Relief II: The Gravity Of The Situation (1993), died while in a muscle relaxant overdose-induced coma on 12/25/2009, age 45
1968 ● Jo Dunne → Bass guitar in all-girl New Wave pop-punk quartet Fuzzbox (originally We’ve Got A Fuzz Box And We’re Gonna Use It), “International Rescue” (UK #11, 1989)
1976 ● Tevin Campbell → Teenaged hip hop and R&B/soul singer, “Tell Me What You Want Me To Do” (#6, 1991) and four other Top 40 hits between 1990 and 1994

November 13
1940 ● Baby Washington / (Justine Washington) → R&B/sultry soul vocalist with sixteen R&B hits in four decades through the early 80s, including her biggest, the crossover “That’s How Heartaches Are Made” (#40, R&B #10, 1963), continued to perform into the 10s on cruises and oldies specials
1940 ● Carol Connors / (Annette Kleinbard) → Original member of short-lived, one hit wonder pop vocal trio The Teddy Bears (“To Know Him Is To Love Him,” #1, 1958) with Phil Spector, co-wrote “Hey Little Cobra” for the Rip Chords (#4, 1964) and earned an Academy Award for co-writing “Gonna Fly Now” (#1, 1977), the theme song from the film Rocky (1977)
1941 ● Odia Coates → R&B/soul singer known for several light pop duet recordings in the 70s with crooner Paul Anka, including (“You’re) Having My Baby” (#1, 1974), died from breast cancer on 5/19/1991, age 49
1942 ● John P. Hammond → Grammy-winning, underappreciated white blues-folk guitarist, songwriter, producer
1944 ● Timmy ThomasOne hit wonder R&B/soul singer, songwriter and keyboardist, “Why Can’t We Live Together” (#3, 1973), record producer
1946 ● Ray Wylie Hubbard → Texas Hill Country folk and blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, wrote “Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother” but had little commercial success with 15 studio albums, currently hosts a music radio program featuring Americana artists and is considered an elder statesman of Texas music
1947 ● Toy Caldwell / (Toy Tallmadge Caldwell) → Founding member, chief songwriter and lead guitarist for Southern rock pioneers The Marshall Tucker Band, “Heard It In A Love Song” (#14, 1977), fronted Toy Caldwell Band, died from respiratory failure on 2/25/1993, age 45
1949 ● Roger Steen → Guitarist for camp-rock pop-rock satirists The Tubes, “She’s A Beauty” (#10, 1978)
1949 ● Terry Reid → British hard rock guitarist, bandleader, supporting act, session player and sideman
1951 ● Bill Gibson → Percussion for pop-rock bar band Huey Lewis & The News, “The Power Of Love” (#1, 1985)
1953 ● Andrew Ranken → Drummer for Irish folk-punk-rock The Pogues, “Tuesday Morning” (Rock #11, 1993)
1956 ● Aldo Nova / (Aldo Caporuscio) → Canadian pop-rock guitarist, vocalist and producer, “Fantasy” (#23, Mainstream Rock #3, 1982), wrote or co-wrote and produced songs by multiple artists, including the title track to Celine Dion‘s album, A New Day Has Come (#1, CAN #1, UK #1, 2002)
1960 ● Wayne Parker → Bassist for Canadian pop-rock Glass Tiger, “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” (#2, 1986)
1964 ● Dirty Walter Kibby / (Walter A. Kibby II) → Vocals and trumpet for alt rock ska-punk-funk fusion Fishbone, “Sunless Saturday” (Modern Rock #7, 1991)
1979 ● Nikolai Fraiture → Bassist for early 00s garage rock revival The Strokes, “Juicebox” (Modern Rock #9, 2005)
1980 ● Monique Coleman / (Adrienne Monique Coleman) → Pop singer and actress, played “Taylor” in High School Musical movies (most watched cable TV movies ever)

November 14
1900 ● Aaron Copland → Award-winning and influential composer, teacher, writer, critic and conductor known for his “populist” compositions archetypical of the sound of American music, wrote chamber music, vocal works, opera and film scores, including “Fanfare For The Common Man” and “Hoedown” in the 1940s, both of which were interpreted by prog-rock Emerson, Lake & Palmer in the 1970s, died from Alzheimer’s disease and respiratory failure on 12/2/1990, age 89
1915 ● Martha Tilton → Top-level swing and traditional pop vocalist with 24 Top 40 hits with Benny Goodman in the late 30s and another nine as a solo artist in the 40s, including “And The Angels Sing,” (#1, 1939), survived the onslaught of rock ‘n’ roll by acting in movies (The Benny Goodman Story, 1955) and making appearances on radio and TV variety shows, died on 12/8/2006, age 91
1936 ● Freddie Garrity / (Frederick Garrity) → Eccentric frontman and vocalist for British Invasion novelty/comedy pop-rock ‘n’ roll Freddie & The Dreamers, “I’m Telling You Now” (#1, 1965), appeared in children’s TV shows, died from pulmonary hypertension on 5/19/2006, age 69
1937 ● Joe Billingslea, Jr. → Founder and lead singer for early Motown R&B/soul quartet The Contours, “Do You Love Me” (#3, R&B #1, 1962), left Motown and the band in 1964 to work in an auto plant and later a career in law enforcement, reformed the band in the 70s and still tours as The Contours in the 10s
1938 ● Cornell Gunter / (Cornelius Gunter) → Founding member of R&B/doo wop The Platters, “The Great Pretender” (#1, 1956), left the group in 1954 to join The Flairs and The Coasters (“Yakety Yak,” #1, 1959), enjoyed a mildly successful solo career in the 60s and a resurgence in the late 80s before being murdered in his car in Las Vegas by an unknown assassin on 2/26/1990, age 51
1944 ● Scherrie Payne → Lead singer for R&B/soul The Glass House, “Crumbs Off The Table” (#59, R&B #7, 1969), replaced Diana Ross and Jean Terrell in The Supremes in 1973, “You’re My Driving Wheel” (#85, Dance/Club #5, 1977), still performs with other former Supremes, younger sister of soul singer Freda Payne
1947 ● Buckwheat / (Stanley Joseph Dural, Jr.) → Grammy-winning frontman and accordionist for contemporary zydeco band Buckwheat Zydeco (“I Need Your Lovin’,” 1983) mixing Louisiana Creole culture with R&B and rock, toured with Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon and others, died from lung cancer on 9/24/2016, age 68
1949 ● J.Y. Young / (James V. Young) → Guitarist for prototypical arena rock band Styx, “Too Much Time On My Hands” (#9, 1981)
1951 ● Alec Jon Such → Bassist for pop-metal superstars Bon Jovi, “Living On A Prayer” (#1, 1987), dismissed in 1994 and owned a motorcycle shop in New York City in the 00s
1951 ● Frankie Banali → Drummer and manager for heavy metal/pop-metal Quiet Riot, “Bang Your Head (Metal Health)” (#31, 1983)
1951 ● Stephen Bishop → Pop-rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, “On And On” (#11, 1976) and the theme song from the film Tootsie (1977)
1954 ● Yanni / (Yiannis Chryssomalis) → Grammy-winning New Age composer and pianist with seven Top 40 albums, including Live At The Acropolis (#5, 1994)
1964 ● Andrew Banfield → Vocals in Brit R&B/neo-soul-funk The Pasadenas, “Tribute (Right On)” (Dance/Club #27, UK #5, 1988)
1964 ● DJ Run / (Joseph Ward Simmons) → Founding member and vocalist in premier hardcore rap group Run-D.M.C., “Walk This Way” (#4, 1986), now an ordained and practicing Pentecostal minister under the name Reverend Run
1964 ● Nic Dalton → Bassist for post-punk rock then teen-pop Lemonheads, “Into Your Arms” (Modern Rock #1, 1993)
1965 ● Stuart Stapels → Vocals and guitar for Brit folk-pop-soul Tindersticks, “Bathtime” (UK #38, 1997)
1968 ● Brian Yale → Bassist for post-grunge alt rock Matchbox Twenty, “Bent” (#1, 2000)
1972 ● Douglas Payne → Bassist for Scottish trad rock Travis, “Why Does It Always Rain On Me” (#36, UK #10, 2000) plus 11 other UK Top 40 hits
1974 ● Adina Howard → One hit wonder urban contemporary R&B/soul-pop singer, “Freak Like Me” (#2, 1995)
1974 ● Brendon Benson → Multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter with six solo albums, a number of production credits and a member of power pop The Raconteurs (“Steady, As She Goes,” #54, Alt Rock #1, 2006)
1975 ● Faye Louise Tozer → Vocals and dance routines for pre-fab Brit dance-pop group The Steps, “5, 6, 7, 8” (UK #14, 1997), film and theater actress
1975 ● Travis Barker → Drummer for pop-punk Blink-182, “All The Small Things” (#6, 2000)
1982 ● Joy Williams / (Joy Elizabeth Williams) → Contemporary Christian singer and songwriter with an eponymous debut album at age 17 and eight others by 2009, recorded and performed with John Paul White as four-time Grammy winning folk-pop duo The Civil Wars (“Barton Hollow,” #101, AAA #15, 2011), resumed a solo career in 2014

November 15
1905 ● Mantovani / (Annunzio Paolo Mantovani) → Italian composer, light-orchestra conductor and hugely popular easy listening star (“Around The World,” #12, 1957) with 25 albums in the U.S. Top 40 (six simultaneously in 1959), known for his signature cascading strings music structure and mastery of stereo recording techniques, became the most successful British album artist before The Beatles, continued to compose music until his death on 3/30/1980
1916 ● Herb Abramson / (Herbert C. Abramson) → Atlantic Records co-founder and co-owner, president of subsidiary Atco Records, A-1 Studios owner and chief executive, died on 11/9/1999, age 82
1928 ● C. W. McCall / (William D. Fries, Jr.) → Advertising executive turned one hit wonder outlaw country singer and lyricist during the 70s truck driving/CB radio craze, “Convoy” (#1, 1976)
1929 ● Joe Hinton → Journeyman gospel singer with several Memphis vocal groups, then one hit wonder deep R&B/soul balladeer with Willie Nelson‘s “Funny (How Time Slips Away)” (#13, 1964), died from skin cancer at the peak of his career on 8/13/1968, age 38
1932 ● Petula Clark → Hugely popular 50s Brit film actress then Grammy-winning pop singer, “Downtown” (#1, 1965), the first US #1 single by a British female singer, plus 14 other Top 40 hits
1932 ● Clyde McPhatter → Founder and frontman for influential R&B doo wop The Drifters, “Honey Love” (R&B #1, 1954), left in 1956 for solo career, “A Lover’s Question” (#6, R&B #1, 1958) plus six other Top 40 and 11 other R&B Top 20 hits, died after a heart attack on 6/13/1972, age 39
1937 ● Little Willie John / (William Edward John) → Influential but little known R&B/soul singer and songwriter with 17 charting hits, including “Fever” (#24, R&B #1, 1956) and “Talk To Me, Talk To Me” (#20, R&B #5, 1958), convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to prison for stabbing another man in 1966, died in Washington State Penitentiary from a heart attack on 5/26/1968, age 30
1941 ● Rick Kemp → Bassist for Brit electric folk-rock revival band Steeleye Span, “All Around My Hat” (UK #5, 1975)
1941 ● Jim Dickinson → Rock and blues musician, singer, record producer and frontman, started in the mid-60s as a session musician for The Rolling Stones (piano on “Wild Horses”), Ry Cooder and others, as a member of backing band The Dixie Flyers worked for Hank Ballard, Aretha Franklin, Dion and more, went solo in the mid-70s and began producing records for others, died following triple-bypass heart surgery on 8/15/2009, age 67
1945 ● Frida Andersson / (Anni-frid Lyngstad Andersson) → Vocals for internationally successful Scandinavian pop group ABBA, “Dancing Queen” (#1, 1976)
1949 ● Steve Fossen → Founding member and bassist for hard rock Heart, “Magic Man” (#9, 1976), left in 1982 and in 1988 co-founded Canadian power ballad rock Alias, “More Than Words Can Say” (#2, 1990)
1952 ● Michael Cooper → Singer and guitarist for R&B/soul-funk group Con Funk Shun, “Ffun” (#23, 1978)
1953 ● Alexander O’Neal → R&B/smooth soul singer, started with dance-funk The Time, “Get It Up” (R&B #6, 1981), left for solo career, “Fake” (#25, R&B #1, 1987)
1954 ● Tony Thompson → Drummer for top disco/funk band Chic, “Le Freak” (#1, 1978), session work for Madonna, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and others, drummer for the reunited Led Zeppelin in 1985-86, died from renal cell cancer on 11/12/2003, age 49
1955 ● Joe Leeway → Percussion for New Wave synth-pop Thompson Twins, “Hold Me Now” (#3, 1983)
1960 ● Keith Washington → Grammy-nominated R&B/smooth soul one hit wonder balladeer, “Kissing You” (#40, R&B/Hip Hop #1, 1991)
1968 ● Ol’ Dirty Bastard / (Russell Tyrone Jones) → Founding member and bad boy of influential East Coast rap group Wu-Tang Clan, “C.R.E.A.M.” (Hot Rap #8, 1994), collapsed and died during a studio recording session on 11/13/2004, age 35
1974 ● Chad Kroeger / (Chad Robert Thurton) → Lead guitar and vocals for Canadian post-grunge hard rock Nickelback, “How You Remind Me” (#1, 2001)
1988 ● B.o.B. / (Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr.) → R&B/alt Dirty South hip hop singer and songwriter, “Nothin’ On You” (#1, 2010) and two other Top 10 hits in debut

November 16
1873 ● W.C. Handy / (William Christopher Handy) → Highly-influential cornetist, bandleader, songwriter, teacher and music publisher known as the “Father of the Blues,” credited with mainstreaming rural Southern roots music to its contemporary form, published hundreds of new and re-written songs, including the widely popular “The St. Louis Blues” (1914), led a variety of groups from string quartets to minstrels to brass bands, died from bronchial pneumonia on 3/28/1958, age 85
1901 ● Jesse Stone → Songwriter and key figure in the development of rock ‘n’ roll and R&B music in the 50s, wrote or co-wrote several rock ‘n’ roll standards, including “Shake Rattle And Roll” (1954), “Flip Flop And Fly” (1955) and “Don’t Let Go” (1958), died from natural causes on 4/1/1999, age 97
1927 ● Norman Gimbel → Multiple-genre popular music lyricist and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee (1984), co-winner of the song-of-the-year Grammy Award for “Killing Me Softly With His Song” (Roberta Flack, #1, UK #6, 1973), won best-original-song Oscar Award for “It Goes Like It Goes” by Jennifer Warnes from the film Norma Rae (1979), wrote the theme songs to many TV programs, including Happy Days (1974-84) and the spin-off Laverne & Shirley (1976-1983), scored music and wrote songs for movies well into his 80s, died from undisclosed causes on 12/19/2018, age 91
1931 ● Bob Gibson / (Samuel Robert Gibson) → 50s folk singer, songwriter, guitarist and banjoist whose influence on 60s folk revivalists Joan Baez, Harry Chapin, Peter, Paul & Mary and others exceed his success as a recording artist, his career was cut short by drug and alcohol problems, died from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) on 9/28/1996, age 64
1931 ● Hubert Sumlin → Celebrated electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known for his multi-decade collaborations with Howlin’ Wolf, inspiration to Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones), Robbie Robertson (The Band), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and others, #43 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitarist of All-Time list, died on 12/4/2011 of heart failure
1933 ● Garnett Mimms → R&B/gospel-soul singer and bandleader, “Cry Baby” (#4, R&B #1 1963) and three other Top 30 hits, left the industry by 1980, became a born-again Christian and ordained minister focused on helping lost souls in prisons
1938 ● Toni Brown → Co-founder, vocals and pianist for hippy folk-rock Joy of Cooking, “Brownsville” (#66, 1981), solo
1938 ● Troy Seals → Country-pop singer, songwriter, guitarist and session musician, brother of Jim (Seals & Crofts, “Summer Breeze,” #6, 1972) and Dan (England Dan & John Ford Coley, “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight,” #2, 1976)
1940 ● John Ryanes → Second bass singer for one hit wonder R&B/doo wop sextet The Monotones, “(Who Wrote) The Book Of Love” (#5, 1958), died 5/30/1972, age 31
1941 ● Dan Penn / (Wallace Daniel Pennington) → Blue-eyed soul singer, songwriter and producer known more for his creations for others than his own recordings, including “I’m Your Puppet” for James & Bobby Purify (#6, 1966), “The Dark End Of The Street” for James Carr (#77, R&B #10, 1966), “The Letter” (#1, 1967) and “Cry Like A Baby” (#2, 1968) for The Box Tops and other artists connected withFAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, continues to write and produce mostly country music into the 10s
1943 ● Blue Lovett / (Winfred “Blue” Lovett) → Founding member and bass vocals in R&B/doo wop then sweet soul quintet The Manhattans, “Kiss And Say Goodbye” (#1, 1976), remained with versions of the group until his death on 12/9/2014, age 71
1945 ● Teenie Hodges / (Mabon Lewis Hodges) → Memphis soul session guitarist and songwriter, worked at Hi Records in the 70s and recorded with multiple acts, best known for working with Al Greenn and co-writing “Take Me To The River” (#117 on Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 500 Songs of All Time list) and “Love And Happiness” (#98 on the list), died from emphysema on 6/22/2014, age 68
1948 ● Chi Coltrane → Teen prodigy pianist and one hit wonder blue-eyed soul, funk and jazz-pop singer with great promise and expectations but a lone charting single, “Thunder And Lightning” (#17, 1972)
1949 ● Patti Santos → Lead vocals for San Francisco psych-folk-rock It’s A Beautiful Day, “White Bird” (1969), died in a car accident on 12/14/1989, age 40
1958 ● Harry Rushakoff → Drummer with post-punk alt rock Concrete Blonde, “Joey” (Modern Rock #1, 1990)
1962 ● Mani (Gary Mounfield) → Bassist for Brit guitar pop-rock The Stone Roses, “One Love” (Alt Rock #9, 1990), then jangle pop/dance fusion Primal Scream, “Movin’ On Up” (Modern Rock #2, 1992)
1964 ● Diana Krall → Two-time Grammy-winning Canadian jazz-pop singer, songwriter and pianist, “Jingle Bells” (Adult Contemporary #5, 2005), the best-selling female jazz artist of the 90s and 00s, married to Elvis Costello
1966 ● Christian “Flake” Lorenz → Keyboardist for heavy metal/Kraut rock Rammstein, “Sehnsucht” (Mainstream Rock #20, 1998)
1966 ● Dave Kushner → Rhythm guitar for punk-metal Wasted Youth and hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver, “Slither” (#56, Mainstream Rock #1, 2004), sessions, solo, film and TV scores
1969 ● Byran Abrams → Vocals in a cappella hip hop harmony group Color Me Badd, “I Wanna Sex You Up” (#2, 1991)
1974 ● Eric Judy → Founding member, bassist and backing vocalist for alt rock Modest Mouse (Lampshades On Fire,” Alt #1, Rock #12, CAN #40), left in 2012 to join indie rock Ugly Casanova
1979 ● Trevor Penick → Vocals for pre-fab teen idol boy-band O-Town, “All Or Nothing” (#3, 2001)

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Singles Released This Week (November 4 – 10)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart).


November 04
1964 • Marvin Gaye • “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Forever”
1964 • The Four Tops • “Without The One You Love (Life’s Not Worth While)” • Soul-Pop • The Four Tops • “Love Has Gone”
1966 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “Girl On A Swing” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “Fool To Myself”
1966 • Sheila Carter & Episode Six • “I Will Warm Your Heart” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • [Single] • “Incense”
1966 • The Yardbirds • “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago” • Psychedelic Rock • [Single] • “The Nazz Are Blue”
1970 • The Hollies • “Gasoline Alley Bred” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Dandelion Wine”
1980 • REO Speedwagon • “Keep On Loving You” • Power Ballad • Hi Infidelity • “Follow My Heart”
1983 • Simple Minds • “Waterfront” [UK] • New Wave Alt.-Pop • Sparkle In The Rain • “Hunter And The Hunted”
1985 • Mike + The Mechanics • “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)” • British Rock • Mike + The Mechanics • “Par Avion”
1985 • Mike + The Mechanics • “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)” [UK] • British Rock • Mike + The Mechanics • “I Get The Feeling”
1989 • The Rolling Stones • “Rock And A Hard Place” [UK] • Blues-Rock • Steel Wheels • “Cook Cook Blues”
1991 • R.E.M. • “Radio Song” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Out Of Time • “Love Is All Around” [Live]
1996 • Michael Jackson • “Stranger In Moscow” [UK] • Dance-Pop • HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I • “Off The Wall” [Remix]


November 05
1958 • Buddy Holly • “Heartbeat” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Well…All Right”
1962 • The Supremes • “Let Me Go The Right Way” • Soul-Pop • Meet The Supremes • “Time Changes Things”
1965 • The Small Faces • “I’ve Got Mine” [UK] • Britbeat • [Single] • “It’s Too Late”
1968 • Elvis Presley • “If I Can Dream” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Edge Of Reality”
1968 • Elvis Presley • “Edge Of Reality” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1970 • Led Zeppelin • “Immigrant Song” • Hard Rock • Led Zeppelin III • “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do”
1970 • The Supremes & Four Tops • “River Deep, Mountain High” • Soul-Pop • The Magnificent 7 • “Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music”
1970 • Led Zeppelin • “Hey Hey What Can I Do” • Hard Rock • Led Zeppelin III • [B-Side]
1971 • T. Rex • “Jeepster” • Glam Rock • Electric Warrior • “Rip Off”
1971 • T. Rex • “Jeepster” [UK] • Glam Rock • Electric Warrior • “Life’s A Gas”
1971 • The Supremes And Four Tops • “You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart” [UK] • Soul-Pop • The Return of the Magnificent 7 • “I’m Glad About It”
1971 • Cilla Black • “Something Tells Me (Something’s Gonna Happen Tonight)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “La La La Lu”
1973 • Lynyrd Skynyrd • “Gimme Three Steps” • Southern Rock • Pronounced, Leh-nerd Skin-nerd • “Mr. Banker”
1974 • Eagles • “The Best Of My Love” • Country-Rock • On The Border • “Ol’ 55”
1979 • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers • “Don’t Do Me Like That” • Album Rock • Damn The Torpedoes • “Casa Dega”
1980 • The Doobie Brothers • “One Step Closer” • Pop-Rock • One Step Closer • “South Bay Strut”
1982 • George Harrison • “Wake Up My Love” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Gone Troppo • “Greece”
1991 • R.E.M. • “Radio Song” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Out Of Time • “Love Is All Around” [Live]
1996 • Bryan Adams & Barbra Streisand • “I Finally Found Someone” • Pop-Rock Duet • The Mirror Has Two Faces[Sndtrk] • [CD Single]
1996 • R.E.M. • “Bittersweet Me” • Alt. Pop-Rock • New Adventures In Hi-Fi • “Undertow” [Live]
2007 • David Gray • “You’re The World To Me” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • Greatest Hits • [None]


November 06
1964 • Them • “Gloria” [UK] • Brit Beat • Here Comes The Night • [B-Side]
1964 • Them • “Baby Please Don’t Go” [UK] • Garage Rock • [Single] • “Gloria”
1970 • Badfinger • “No Matter What” [UK] • Power Pop • No Dice • “Better Days”
1971 • The Who • “Behind Blue Eyes” • Hard Rock • Who’s Next • “My Wife”
1978 • Bryan Adams • “Let Me Take You Dancing” • Disco-Pop • [Single] • “Don’t Turn Me Away”
1984 • Madonna • “Like A Virgin” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Like A Virgin • “Stay”
1989 • Tears For Fears feat. Oleta Adams • “Woman In Chains” • New Wave Synth-Pop • The Seeds Of Love • “Always In The Past”
2006 • U2 & Green Day • “The Saints Are Coming” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • U218 Singles • “The Saints Are Coming” [Live]


November 07
1960 • Bobby Vee • “Rubber Ball” • Teen Idol • Bobby Vee • “Everyday”
1961 • The Temptations • “Check Yourself” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Your Wonderful Love”
1969 • Led Zeppelin • “Whole Lotta Love” • Hard Rock • Led Zeppelin II • “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman)”
1983 • Tina Turner • “Let’s Stay Together” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Private Dancer • “I Wrote A Letter”
1984 • The Rolling Stones • “Too Much Blood” • Hip Hop/Rock • Undercover • “Too Much Blood” [Dub Remix]
1990 • Cher • “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)” • Female Vocalist • Love Hurts • “Love On A Rooftop”


November 08
1960 • Sam Cooke • “Sad Mood” • Soul • [Single] • “Love Me”
1963 • Dusty Springfield • “I Only Want To Be With You” [UK] • Brit Pop • A Girl Called Dusty • “Once Upon A Time”
1963 • Bobby Vinton • “There! I’ve Said It Again” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “The Girl With The Bow In Her Hair”
1968 • Dusty Springfield • “Son Of A Preacher Man” • Female Vocalist • Dusty In Memphis • “Just A Little Lovin’ (Early In The Morning)”
1968 • Diana Ross & The Supremes • “Love Child” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “Will This Be The Day”
1971 • Led Zeppelin • “Black Dog” • Hard Rock • Led Zeppelin IV • “Misty Mountain Hop”
1972 • Carly Simon • “You’re So Vain” • Pop-Rock • No Secrets • “His Friends Are More Than Fond Of Robin”
1972 • Lou Reed • “Walk On The Wild Side” • Album Rock • Transformer • “Perfect Day”
1974 • Nazareth • “Love Hurts” [UK] • Hard Rock • Hair Of The Dog • “Hair Of The Dog”
1974 • Carpenters • “Please Mr. Postman” • Soul-Pop • Horizon • “This Masquerade”
1975 • Earth, Wind & Fire • “Sing A Song” • Soul-Funk • Gratitude • “Sing a Song” [Instrumental]
1976 • The Beatles • “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” • Calypso-Pop • [Single] • “Julia”
1982 • The Human League • “Mirror Man” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Fascination • “You Remind Me Of Gold”
1989 • Aerosmith • “Janie’s Got A Gun” • Hard Rock • Pump • “Voodoo Medicine Man”
1989 • Chris Isaak • “Wicked Game” • Rock Ballad • Heart Shaped World • “Wicked Game” [Instrumental]
1994 • Pearl Jam • “Spin The Black Circle” • Grunge Rock • Vitalogy • “Tremor Christ”
1996 • Sheryl Crow • “Everyday Is A Winding Road” • AA Pop-Rock • Sheryl Crow • “Sad Sad World”
2004 • U2 • “Vertigo” • Alt. Pop-Rock • How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb • “Are You Gonna Wait Forever?” / “Neon Lights”


November 09
1962 • The Miracles • “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” • Soul – Pop • [Single] • “Happy Landing”
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Blue Christmas” • Holiday Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Wooden Heart”
1966 • Aaron Neville • “Tell It Like It Is” • Soul • [Single] • “Why Worry”
1971 • Elvis Presley • “Merry Christmas Baby” • Holiday Pop • Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas • “O Come All Ye Faithful”
1973 • Paul Simon • “American Tune” • Folk-Pop • There Goes Rhymin’ Simon • “One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor”
1981 • The Cars • “Shake It Up” • New Wave Dance-Pop • Shake It Up • “Cruiser”
1981 • The Cars • “Cruiser” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Shake It Up • [B-Side]
1987 • Michael Jackson • “The Way You Make Me Feel” • Dance-Pop • Bad • “The Way You Make Me Feel” [Instrumental]


November 10
1967 • The Monkees • “Daydream Believer” [UK] • Psychedelic Pop • The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees • “Goin’ Down”
1967 • The Moody Blues • “Nights In White Satin” [UK] • Prog Rock • Days Of Future Passed • “Cities”
1967 • The Monkees • “Goin’ Down” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. • [B-Side]
1968 • The Who • “Magic Bus” [UK] • Psychedelic Rock • Magic Bus • “Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde”
1971 • Badfinger • “Day After Day” • Power Pop • Straight Up • “Money”
1972 • The Bee Gees • “Alive” • Pop-Rock • To Whom It May Concern • “Paper Mache, Cabbages And Kings”
1977 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Girls School” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Mull Of Kintyre”
1978 • Rod Stewart • “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” • Disco-Pop • Blondes Have More Fun • “Scarred And Scared”
1978 • 10cc • “Reds In My Bed” [UK] • Reggae-Pop • Bloody Tourists • “Take These Chains”
1980 • The Cars • “Don’t Tell Me No” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Panorama • “Don’t Go To Pieces”
1981 • The Moody Blues • “Talking Out Of Turn” • Prog Rock • Long Distance Voyger • “Veteran Cosmic Rocker”
1990 • AC/DC • “Moneytalks” [UK] • Hard Rock • The Razor’s Edge • “Mistress For Christmas”
1991 • Bryan Adams • “There Will Never Be Another Tonight” • Pop-Rock • Waking Up The Neighbors • “Into The Fire” [Live]

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Albums Released This Week (November 4 – 10)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):


November 04
1966 ● The Rolling Stones —— Got Live If You Want It! ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— The Allman Brothers Band ► Southern Rock
1969 ● David Bowie —— Man Of Words/Man Of Music ► Glam Rock
1970 ● David Bowie —— The Man Who Sold The World ► Glam Rock
1973 ● Passport —— Hand Made ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1975 ● The Temptations —— House Party ► Soul – Motown
1976 ● Jean-Luc Ponty —— Imaginary Voyage ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1977 ● The Ramones —— Rocket To Russia ► Punk-Rock
1977 ● Rod Stewart —— Foot Loose & Fancy Free ► Blues-Rock
1981 ● Black Sabbath —— Mob Rules ► Hard Rock
1983 ● Paul Simon —— Hearts And Bones ► Folk-Pop
1984 ● Hawkwind —— This Is Hawkwind, Do Not Panic ► Space Rock
1985 ● Hawkwind —— Anthology, Vol. 1 ► Space Rock
1985 ● Sade —— Promise [UK] ► Quiet Storm
1985 ● Barbra Streisand —— The Broadway Album ► Easy Listening
1985 ● The Clash —— Cut The Crap ► Punk
1986 ● They Might Be Giants —— They Might Be Giants ► Alt. Rock
1986 ● The Pretenders —— Get Close ► Post-Punk
1987 ● Sinead O’Connor —— The Lion And The Cobra ► Alt Pop-Rock
1991 ● Cocteau Twins —— The Box Set ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Aphex Twin —— Richard D. James Album ► Electronica – Dark Ambient
1997 ● Asia —— Live In Philadelphia ► Prog Rock
1997 ● Bad Manners —— Heavy Petting ► Ska Revival
1997 ● Harmonia —— Tracks And Traces ► Krautrock/Kosmische Musik
1997 ● Jane’s Addiction —— Kettle Whistle ► Alt. Rock
1997 ● Richard Marx —— Greatest Hits ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● Soundgarden —— A-Sides ► Grunge Rock
1997 ● Spice Girls —— Spiceworld ► Dance-Pop
1997 ● Shania Twain —— Come On Over ► Country-Pop
1997 ● The Beach Boys —— The Pet Sounds Sessions ► Pop-Rock
2000 ● Evanescence —— Origin ► Hard Rock/Alt Metal
2000 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Peakin’ At The Beacon ► Southern Rock
2002 ● Iron Maiden —— BBC Archives ► Heavy Metal
2002 ● Iron Maiden —— Beast Over Hammersmith ► Heavy Metal
2002 ● Iron Maiden —— Best Of The ‘B’ Sides ► Heavy Metal
2002 ● Iron Maiden —— Edward The Great ► Heavy Metal
2003 ● Coldplay —— Live 2003 ► Alt. Rock/Brit Pop
2003 ● Iggy Pop —— Skull Ring ► Alt. Rock / Punk
2003 ● Ben E. King —— Person To Person: Live At The Blue Note ► Soul
2003 ● Little River Band —— Streams Of Success ► Soft Rock
2003 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Afterglow ► Folk-Rock
2003 ● Stephen Stills —— Turnin’ Back The Pages ► Folk-Rock
2003 ● Peter Gabriel —— Hit ► Prog Rock
2003 ● Bob Seger —— Greatest Hits 2 ► Heartland Rock
2004 ● Queen —— Queen On Fire – Live At The Bowl ► Glam Rock
2004 ● The Rolling Stones —— Live Licks ► Blues-Rock
2008 ● Led Zeppelin —— The Definitive Collection ► Hard Rock
2008 ● Lou Reed —— Berlin: Live At St. Ann’s Warehouse ► Hard Rock
2008 ● ZZ Top —— Live From Texas ► Blues-Rock
2014 ● The Doobie Brothers —— Southbound ► Pop-Rock
2014 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete ► Folk-Rock
2014 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Raw ► Folk-Rock
2014 ● Guns N’ Roses —— Appetite For Democracy ► Hard Rock
2014 ● Neil Young —— Storytone ► Orchestral Rock


November 05
1965 ● Manfred Mann —— Mann Made ► Folk-Pop
1971 ● Elton John —— Madman Across The Water ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Barclay James Harvest —— Barclay James Harvest And Other Short Stories ► Prog Rock
1971 ● Status Quo —— Dog Of Two Head ► Hard Rock
1972 ● Grateful Dead —— Europe ’72 ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Various Artists —— All This And World War II [Sndtrk] ► Beatles Covers
1982 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— A Kiss In The Dreamhouse ► Post-Punk
1984 ● Alison Moyet —— Alf ► New Wave Synth-pop
1984 ● REO Speedwagon —— Wheels Are Turnin’ ► Arena Rock
1990 ● Phil Collins —— Serious Hits…Live! ► Pop-Rock
1991 ● My Bloody Valentine —— Loveless ► Indie Rock
1991 ● Paul Simon —— Paul Simon’s Concert In The Park ► Folk-Pop
1996 ● The Clean —— Unknown Country ► Post-Punk
1996 ● Oasis —— Definitely Maybe: Singles ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
1996 ● Johnny Cash —— Unchained ► Classic Country
2001 ● Simple Minds —— The Best Of Simple Minds ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2001 ● Pink Floyd —— Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd ► Prog Rock
2002 ● The Church —— Parallel Universe ► Alt. Power Pop
2002 ● New Order —— Back To Mine ► Alt Pop-Rock
2002 ● The Wallflowers —— Red Letter Days ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Eric Clapton —— One More Car, One More Rider ► Blues-Rock
2002 ● Little Feat —— Live At The Rams Head ► Southern Rock
2002 ● Paul Simon —— The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don’t Know Where I’m Goin’ ► Folk-Pop
2007 ● The Who —— View From A Backstage Pass ► British Rock
2013 ● Kool & The Gang —— Kool For the Holidays ► Holiday Funk
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— The Complete Album Collection, Vol. 1 ► Folk-Rock


November 06
1970 ● The Who —— Tommy [EP] ► British Rock
1971 ● The Stylistics —— The Stylistics ► Philly Soul
1981 ● The Cars —— Shake It Up ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1981 ● Rod Stewart —— Tonight I’m Yours ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Rod Stewart —— Absolutely Live ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● The Pointer Sisters —— Break Out ► Soul
1987 ● N.W.A. —— N.W.A. And The Posse ► Hip-Hop
1987 ● Various Artists —— Less Than Zero [Sndtrk] ► Various
1987 ● Stevie Wonder —— Characters ► Pop-R&B
1990 ● The Pogues —— Hell’s Ditch ► Post-Punk/College Rock
1990 ● Scorpions —— Crazy World ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
1990 ● Steve Winwood —— Refugees Of The Heart ► Album Rock
1995 ● Cher —— It’s A Man’s World ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Elvis Costello And Richard Harvey —— Jake’s Progress [Sndtrk] ► Orchestral Soundtrack
1995 ● Elton John —— Love Songs ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Supertramp —— Is Everybody Listening? ► Prog/Art Rock
2006 ● Hall & Oates —— Greatest Hits Live ► Pop-Rock
2007 ● Gram Parsons —— Gram Parsons Archive, Vol. 1: Live At The Avalon Ballroom 1969 ► Country-Rock
2007 ● Rick Springfield —— Christmas With You ► Power Pop
2012 ● Aerosmith —— Music From Another Dimension ► Hard Rock
2012 ● Queen —— Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest ’86 ► Glam Rock
2015 ● Bob Dylan —— The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge (1965-1966) ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● The Who —— The Who Live At Hyde Park ► British Rock


November 07
1969 ● Manfred Mann Chapter Three —— Chapter Three ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1972 ● Bette Midler —— The Divine Miss M ► Pop-Rock Vocals
1972 ● David Bowie —— Space Oddity ► Glam Rock
1972 ● Neil Young —— Journey Through The Past [Sndtrk] ► Folk-Rock
1975 ● Chris Squire —— Fish Out Of Water [UK] ► Prog Rock
1977 ● Iggy Pop & James Williamson —— Kill City ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1980 ● Bette Midler —— Divine Madness ► Pop-Rock Vocals
1980 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How’s Your Fathers ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1980 ● Eagles —— Eagles Live ► Country-Rock
1981 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Diary Of A Madman ► Hard Rock
1982 ● Grace Jones —— Living My Life ► Disco/Club-Dance
1983 ● Cocteau Twins —— Sunburst And Snowblind [EP] ► Folk-Rock
1983 ● The Rolling Stones —— Undercover ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● U2 —— Under A Blood Red Sky ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1983 ● Yes —— 90125 ► Prog Rock
1985 ● Elton John —— Ice On Fire ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● Yes —— 9012Live: The Solos ► Prog Rock
1987 ● David Sylvian —— Secrets Of The Beehive ► Ambient
1988 ● R.E.M. —— Green ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1988 ● Wet Wet Wet —— The Memphis Sessions [UK] ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1989 ● The Jungle Brothers —— Done By The Forces Of Nature ► Jazz-Rap
1989 ● Eric Clapton —— Journeyman ► Blues-Rock
1995 ● Alice In Chains —— Alice In Chains ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal
1995 ● The Cars —— Just What I Needed: The Cars Anthology ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1995 ● Madonna —— Something To Remember ► Dance-Pop
1995 ● Queen —— Made In Heaven ► Glam Rock
1995 ● Bonnie Raitt —— Road Tested ► Blues-Rock
1997 ● Greg Graffin —— American Lesion ► Alt Rock
2000 ● The Aquabats —— Myths, Legends And Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 2 ► Ska-Punk Revival
2000 ● Natalie Cole —— Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 ► Soul-Pop
2000 ● Fatboy Slim —— Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars ► Brit-Hop
2000 ● Phish —— The Siket Disc ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2000 ● Genesis —— Genesis Archives, Vol. 2: 1976-1992 ► Prog Rock
2000 ● The Pretenders —— Greatest Hits ► Post-Punk
2000 ● James Taylor —— Greatest Hits Volume 2 ► Folk-Rock
2004 ● Elton John —— Peachtree Road ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● David Bowie —— The Platinum Collection ► Glam Rock
2005 ● Dire Straits —— Private Investigations: The Best Of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
2006 ● J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton —— The Road To Escondido ► Blues-Rock
2006 ● Foo Fighters —— Skin And Bones ► Grunge Rock
2006 ● Dave Matthews Band —— The Best Of What’s Around, Vol. 1 ► AA Pop-Rock
2007 ● Dion —— Son Of Skip James ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Pink Floyd —— The Best Of Pink Floyd: A Foot In The Door ► Prog Rock


November 08
1965 ● The Beach Boys —— Beach Boys’ Party! ► Pop-Rock
1968 ● Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations —— Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations ► Soul
1970 ● Neil Diamond —— Neil Diamond ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin IV ► Hard Rock
1971 ● Billy Preston —— I Wrote A Simple Song ► Funk
1974 ● Elton John —— Elton John’s Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1974 ● Thin Lizzy —— Nightlife ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Styx —— Man Of Miracles ► Prog/Art Rock
1975 ● Sly & The Family Stone —— High On You ► Funk
1976 ● George Harrison —— The Best Of George Harrison [UK] ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Motörhead —— Ace Of Spades ► Heavy Metal
1981 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Architecture & Morality ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1981 ● Queen —— Greatest Hits ► Glam-Rock
1982 ● ABBA —— The Singles: The First Ten Years ► Euro-Pop
1982 ● The Waitresses —— I Could Rule The World If I Could Only Get The Parts ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1985 ● New Edition —— All For Love ► Soul-Pop
1986 ● W.A.S.P. —— Inside The Electric Circus ► Heavy Metal
1989 ● Quincy Jones —— Back On The Block ► Soul-Pop
1990 ● Elton John —— To Be Continued… ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Iron Maiden —— Live At Donington ► Heavy Metal
1993 ● Paul McCartney —— Paul Is Live ► Pop-Rock
1994 ● Big Audio —— Higher Power ► Dance-Rock
1994 ● Eagles —— Hell Freezes Over ► Country-Rock
2000 ● Cher —— not.com.mercial ► Pop-Rock
2005 ● 38 Special —— Live ► Southern Rock
2005 ● Limp Bizkit —— Greatest Hitz ► Rap-Metal
2005 ● The Tragically Hip —— Yer Favorites ► Folk-Rock
2005 ● Traffic —— Last Great Traffic Jam ► Prog Rock
2011 ● Pablo Cruise —— It’s Good To Be Love ► Pop-Rock
2011 ● Rush —— Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland ► Prog/Art Rock


November 09
1962 ● Elvis Presley —— Girls! Girls! Girls! ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● Derek & The Dominos —— Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● Badfinger —— No Dice ► Power Pop
1971 ● Roberta Flack —— Quiet Fire ► Smooth Soul
1972 ● Diana Ross —— Lady Sings The Blues [Sndtrk] ► Soul – Motown
1973 ● Carpenters —— The Singles: 1969-1973 ► Easy Listening
1973 ● Billy Joel —— Piano Man ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Santana —— Welcome ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1976 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ► Album Rock
1979 ● Iron Maiden —— The Soundhouse Tapes [EP] ► Heavy Metal
1981 ● Men At Work —— Business As Usual ► Synth-Pop
1981 ● The Stranglers —— La Folie ► Punk-Rock
1985 ● Dokken —— Under Lock And Key ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Loudness —— Thunder In The East ► Heavy Metal/Japanese Metal
1985 ● Twisted Sister —— Come Out And Play ► Hair Metal
1985 ● W.A.S.P. —— The Last Command ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Y&T —— Down For The Count ► Heavy Metal
1985 ● Aerosmith —— Done With Mirrors ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Killer Dwarfs —— Stand Tall ► Heavy Metal/Pop Metal
1987 ● Candlemass —— Nightfall ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1987 ● Eurythmics —— Savage ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1992 ● Cher —— Greatest Hits: 1965-1992 ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vol. 1 (The Shorts) ► Prog Rock
1992 ● The Tubes —— The Best Of The Tubes ► Alt. Rock
1993 ● Wu-Tang Clan —— Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) ► East Coast Rap
1993 ● Céline Dion —— The Colour Of My Love ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Mark Knopfler —— Screenplaying ► Roots Rock
1993 ● Phil Collins —— Both Sides ► Pop-Rock
1993 ● Nirvana —— Legacy Of Noise [Bootleg] ► Grunge
1993 ● The Outlaws —— Hittin’ The Road ► Southern Rock
1996 ● The Dubliners —— Further Along ► Irish Folk
1997 ● Golden Earring —— Naked II ► Hard Rock
1999 ● Tonic —— Sugar ► Alt/Roots Rock
1999 ● 38 Special —— Live At Sturgis ► Southern Rock
1999 ● Anal Cunt —— It Just Gets Worse ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore
1999 ● Jimmy Buffett —— Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays ► Folk-Rock
1999 ● Queen —— Greatest Hits III ► Glam Rock
2004 ● Poco —— Last Roundup, The ► Country-Rock
2004 ● Linda Ronstadt —— Hummin’ To Myself ► Pop-Rock
2010 ● Weezer —— iTunes Originals – Weezer ► Alt. Rock/Power Pop
2015 ● Eric Clapton —— Slowhand At 70 – Live At The Royal Albert Hall ► Blues-Rock


November 10
1960 ● Elvis Presley —— His Hand In Mine ► Rock n Roll
1967 ● The Moody Blues —— Days Of Future Passed ► Psychedelic Rock
1969 ● Grateful Dead —— Live/Dead ► Album Rock
1972 ● Barclay James Harvest —— Baby James Harvest ► Prog Rock
1972 ● Dusty Springfield —— See All Her Faces ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● The Byrds —— The Best Of The Byrds: Greatest Hits, Volume II ► Country-Rock
1973 ● The O’Jays —— Ship Ahoy ► Soul – Philly
1975 ● Chicago —— Chicago IX: Chicago’s Greatest Hits ► Jazz-Rock
1975 ● Neil Young With Crazy Horse —— Zuma ► Folk-Rock
1977 ● Emerson, Lake & Palmer —— Works, Vol. 2 ► Prog Rock
1978 ● The Clash —— Give ‘Em Enough Rope ► Punk
1978 ● Bob Marley & The Wailers —— Babylon By Bus ► Roots Reggae
1980 ● Neil Diamond —— The Jazz Singer [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1981 ● Mötley Crüe —— Too Fast For Love ► Heavy Metal
1983 ● Billy Idol —— Rebel Yell ► Hard Rock
1984 ● Nik Kershaw —— The Riddle ► Synth-Pop
1984 ● Triumph —— Thunder Seven ► Arena Rock
1984 ● The Who —— Who’s Last ► Hard Rock
1986 ● Kate Bush —— The Whole Story ► Art Rock
1986 ● Cocteau Twins —— The Moon And The Melodies ► Folk-Rock
1986 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Live 1975-1985 ► Heartland Rock
1987 ● Cher —— Cher ► Pop-Rock
1987 ● Cher —— Cher ► Pop-Rock
1989 ● Robert Earl Keen, Jr. —— West Textures ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Gregorian —— Sadisfaction ► Euro-Pop
1992 ● Biohazard —— Urban Discipline ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
1992 ● Golden Earring —— The Naked Truth, ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Peter Gabriel —— Revisited ► Prog Rock
1995 ● Carpenters —— Seishun No Kagayaki: The Best Of (22 Hits Of The Carpenters) [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1996 ● Oasis —— (What’s The Story) Morning Glory: Singles ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Britpop
1998 ● The Ataris —— Look Forward To Failure ► Pop-Punk
1998 ● Cher —— Believe ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Dire Straits —— Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Staraits ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1998 ● Rush —— Different Stages ► Prog/Art Rock
1998 ● Bruce Springsteen —— Tracks ► Heartland Rock
1999 ● Ayumi Hamasaki —— Loveppears ► Pop/House
2005 ● Elton John —— Elton John’s Christmas Party ► Pop-Rock
2008 ● The Smiths —— The Sound Of The Smiths ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2009 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Let It Rock: The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 2 ► Roots Rock
2009 ● The Tubes —— Mondo Birthmark ► Alt. Rock
2011 ● Pearl Jam —— 9.11.2011 Toronto, Canada ► Hard Rock
2014 ● Heart —— Heart & Friends – Home For The Holidays ► Album Rock

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This Week’s Birthdays (November 3 – 9)

Happy Birthday this week to:

November 03
1930 ● Mable John → Underrated R&B, blues and gospel singer, the first female vocalist signed by Berry Gordy to his Tamla label (which preceded Motown Records by two years), left after several unsuccessful singles, recorded for Stax Records (“Your Good Thing Is About To End,” #95, R&B #6, 1966) and sang in Ray Charles‘ backing group, The Raelettes
1933 ● John Barry / (Jonathan Barry Prendergrast) → Grammy- and Academy Award-winning film score composer for 11 James Bond films and others, including the theme song to Born Free (1966) and the soundtrack to Dances With Wolves (1989), died from a heart attack on 1/30/2011, age 77
1934 ● Bill Arhos → Creator and long-time executive producer of Austin City Limits, the PBS musical variety show that introduced much of America to the sound of redneck rock and progressive country music, and became the longest-running live concert program on television and the only TV show to receive the National Medal of Arts, died from heart disease on 4/11/2015, age 80, age 80
1941 ● Brian Poole → Lead singer and frontman for British Invasion pop-rock The Tremeloes, “Silence Is Golden” (US #11, UK #1, 1967), solo, daughters Karen and Shellie formed Alisha’s Attic in the 90s.
1941 ● Billy Bumble / (R. C. Gamble) → Frontman for the touring version of novelty pop/rock B. Bumble & The Stingers, the collection of Rendezvous Records session musicians whose light rock instrumental covers of classical pieces included “Bumble Boogie” (#21, 1961) and “Nut Rocker” (#23, UK #1, 1962), left the music industry in 1965 and eventually became a college professor of economics, died on 8/2/2008, age 66
1943 ● Bert Jansch → Scottish acoustic blues and folk singer, songwriter and guitarist, 60s duo with John Renbourn then co-founded folk-rock group Pentangle (“Light Flight,” UK #43, 1970), continued to record and perform as a solo artist, in collaborative projects and with various lineups of Pentangle until his death from lung cancer on 10/5/2011, age 67
1945 ● Bobby LaKind / (Robert Jay LaKind) → Lighting stagehand turned percussionist and backing vocals for blue-eyed soul/pop-rock The Doobie Brothers, “What A Fool Believes” (#1, 1979), gained songwriting co-credits on the band’s reunion album, Cycles (#17, 1989) but left shortly thereafter due to terminal colon cancer, which claimed his life on 12/24/1992, age 47
1946 ● Nick Simper → Bassist for early Brit rock ‘n’ roll Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, survived the 1966 car crash that killed Johnny Kidd, quit The Pirates in 1968 to co-found hard rock Deep Purple, fired in 1969 and pursued a solo career and founded/fronted hard rock Warhorse, Flying Fox and Fandango
1946 ● Tommy Dee / (Thomas De Generes) → Guitarist in blue-eyed soul one hit wonder John Fred & His Playboy Band, “Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)” (#1, 1968)
1948 ● Lulu / (Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie) → Scottish pop singer and songwriter, “To Sir With Love” (#1, 1967), actress, TV host, continues performing in 2011
1953 ● Van Stephenson / (Van Wesley Stephenson) → Pop-rock singer and songwriter with three charting hits in the 80s, including “Modern Day Delilah” (#22, 1984), co-founded country-rock Blackhawk (“There You Have It,” #41, Country #4, 1998) in 1992 on guitar and backing vocals, left the band to fight skin cancer but died from the disease on 4/9/2001, age 47
1954 ● Adam Ant / (Stuart Leslie Goddard) → Singer and frontman for post-punk New Wave glam-pop Adam & The Ants, “Goody Two Shoes” (#12, 1983), film and TV actor
1960 ● James Prime → Keyboards for Scottish indie pop-rock Deacon Blue, “Real Gone Kid” (UK #8, 1988)
1960 ● Maff Ashman / (Matthew Ashman) → Underrated post-punk and New Wave guitarist with an early lineup of Adam And The Ants (“Goody Two-Shoes,” #12, 1982), left in 1980 to form Afro-Euro-synth-pop Bow Wow Wow (“I Want Candy,” #22, 1982), later co-founded post-punk Chiefs Of Relief and punk-revival Agent Provocateur, died from complications of diabetes on 11/11/1995, age 35
1962 ● Ian McNabb → Guitar and vocals for Brit neo-psychedelic rock Icicle Works, “Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)” (#37, 1984)
1962 ● Marilyn / (Peter Anthony Robinson) → Brit New Romantic dance-pop singer, “Calling Your Name” (UK #4, 1983)
1969 ● Mark Roberts → Guitarist in Welsh indie-alt-rock Catatonia, “Mulder And Scully” (, 1998)
1969 ● Robert Miles / (Roberto Concina) → Italian dream-house DJ, composer, producer and electronica musician, “Children” (Dance/Club #1, 1996)
1973 ● Mick Thomson → Lead guitarist for Grammy-winning alt metal/rap-metal Slipknot, “Duality” (Mainstream Rock #5, 2004)
1976 ● Ras / (Rahsaan J. Bromfield) → Vocals in Brit R&B/dance-pop boy band Damage, “Wonderful Tonight” (UK #3, 1997)
1980 ● Dan Marsala → Guitar and vocals for alt rock/post-hardcore Story Of The Year, “Anthem Of Our Dying Day” (Modern Rock #10, 2004)

November 04
1938 ● Harry Elston → Vocalist in Ray Charles‘ backing group The Hi-Fi’s, then co-founder and singer in pop-rock vocal group The Friends Of Distinction, “Grazing In The Grass” (#3, 1969)
1940 ● Delbert McClinton → Texas blues and country-rock guitarist, harmonica player, singer and songwriter, “Giving It Up For Your Love” (#8, 1980), played on Bruce Channel‘s one hit wonder “Hey Baby” (#1, 1962), wrote “Two More Bottles Of Wine” for Emmylou Harris (Country #1, 1978)
1944 ● Scherrie Payne → Younger sister of R&B/soul singer Freda Payne and the “Little Lady With The Big Voice,” frontgal and lead vocals for The Supremes in the mid-70s during the waning years of the group’s popularity, scored three Top 10 Dance hits in the 70s, including “I’m Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking”(Dance #3, 1976), continues to perform with various Supremes spin-offs and as a solo act into the 10s
1947 ● Mike Smith / (Michael Joseph Smith) → Saxophone for Welsh early prog rock septet Amen Corner, “(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice” (UK #1, 1969)
1954 ● Chris Difford → Guitarist, vocalist and lyricist for New Wave pop-rock Squeeze, “Tempted” (#49, Mainstream Rock #8, 1981)
1956 ● James Honeyman-Scott → Guitarist, songwriter and founding member of post-punk New Wave hard pop-rock The Pretenders, “Back On The Chain Gang” (#5, 1982), died from cocaine abuse on 6/16/1982, age 25
1963 ● Lena Hilda Zavaroni → Teen pop shooting star singer, discovered on UK TV talent show Opportunity Knocks, at 10 years old became the youngest British singer to earn a silver disc, “Ma! (He’s Making Eyes At Me)” (UK #10, 1974), died after years of battling anorexia nervosa on 10/1/1999, age 35
1965 ● Jeff Scott Soto → Puerto Rican-American heavy metal and arena rock vocalist for Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen Band, Journey and solo
1965 ● Wayne Static / (Wayne Richard Wells) → Lead vocals, guitar, keyboards and programming for industrial metal band Static-X, “Push It” (Mainstream Rock #20, 1999), solo
1966 ● Kool Rock-ski / (Damon Wimbley) → Member of novelty rap trio The Fat Boys, “Wipe Out” (#12, 1987), film actor and solo hip hop artist
1969 ● Puff Daddy aka P. Diddy / (Sean John Combs) → Producer, Bad Boy Records founder, stage and screen actor, fashion designer, entrepreneur and Grammy-winning rapper, “I’ll Be Missing You” (#1, 1997)
1971 ● Shawn Rivera → Co-founder and vocals for contemporary R&B vocal group Az Yet, “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” (#8, 1997), producer, percussionist, session musician
1974 ● Louise / (Louise Elizabeth Nurding Redknapp) → Brit R&B/dance-pop singer for girl-group Eternal, “Stay” (#19, UK #3, 1993), then solo, “Naked” (UK #5, 1996)
1977 ● Kavana / (Anthony Kavanaugh) → Brit actor, pop singer and songwriter, “I Can Make You Feel Good” (UK #8, 1997)

November 05
1911 ● Roy Rogers / (Leonard Franklin Slye) → “King of the Cowboys,” hugely popular actor in Western films and on his own 50s TV program, business entrepreneur and twangy country-and-western singer with dozens of albums and a dozen charting singles, including “My Chickashay Gal” (Country #4, 1947), best known to current generations as the frontman for Roy Rogers Family Restaurants, died of congestive heart failure on 7/8/1998, age 86
1931 ● Harold McNair → Jamaican-born calypso and jazz saxophonist and flautist, worked as a sideman for Kenny Clarke, Quincy Jones and others, did session work for Donovan, John Martyn and others, fronted his own ensembles and co-founded jazz-blues-rock fusion Ginger Baker’s Air Force, died from lung cancer on 3/7/1971, age 39
1931 ● Ike Turner / (Izear Luster Turner, Jr.) → Legendary R&B and rock ‘n’ roll bandleader, “Rocket 88” (R&B #1, 1951) and as a duo with then-wife Tina Turner, “Proud Mary” (#4, 1971), died from emphysema on 12/7/2007, age 76
1936 ● Billy Sherrill / (Billy Norris Sherrill) → Songwriter, record producer and Nashville music executive credited with mixing 60s pop maximalism with country music to create the “countrypolitan” sound and invigorate the careers of Tammy Wynette and George Jones, among others, co-wrote “Stand By Your Man” (#19, Country #1, 1968) with Wynette and “The Most Beautiful Girl ” (#1, Country #1, 1973) for Charlie Rich, produced albums for dozens of top artists, including Barbara Mandrell, Ray Charles, Johnny Paycheck and Elvis Costello, died after a brief illness on 8/4/2015, age 78
1941 ● Art Garfunkel → Grammy-winning folk-pop singer and guitarist in 60s partnership with Paul Simon, then adult contemporary pop solo career, “All I Know” (#9, 1973), film actor in Carnal Knowledge (1971)
1943 ● Mike Clifford → Pop singer and songwriter known best for his hit “Close To Cathy” (#12, 1962), also recorded numerous movie soundtrack songs in the late 60s and early 70s, continues to tour and record into the 10s
1943 ● Pablo Samellhi Gomez → Drummer for Spanish rock ‘n roll band Los Bravos, “Black Is Black” (US #4, 1966), the first US Top 10 hit by a Spanish band
1946 ● Gram Parsons / (Cecil Ingram Connor III) → Legendary and pioneering country-rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, played in The International Submarine Band, joined The Byrds in 1968 for the seminal Sweetheart Of The Rodeo album, co-founded The Flying Burrito Brothers in 1969, issued two solo albums before dying from a heroin overdose on 9/19/1973, age 26
1946 ● Loleatta Holloway → Stage actress and backing vocalist, then R&B/disco singer, “Love Sensation” (Dance #1, 1980), continued to record dance/pop singles into the 00s, died from heart failure on 3/31/2011, age 64
1947 ● Peter Noone → Vocals and frontman for British Invasion pop-rock Herman’s Hermits, “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter” (#1. 1965)
1948 ● Donnie McDougall → Guitarist for Canadian rockers The Guess Who, “American Woman” (#1, 1970), still performs with the group
1948 ● Peter Hammill → Guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter for progressive/art rock Van Der Graf Generator, left the band in 1971 for solo career, releases solo (as Rikki Nadir) and VDGG reunion albums sporadically through 2008
1948 ● Charles Bradley / (Charles Edward Bradley) → Journeyman R&B/soul singer whose physical and vocal resemblance to soul great James Brown eventually led him from homelessness to a late-in-life career as the funk and soul performer “Black Velvet” and a debut album, No Time For Changes (2011) age 62, toured extensively with various bands and recorded several other albums until his death from liver cancer on 9/23/2017, age 68
1956 ● Helen O’Hara / (Helen Bevington O’Hara) → Violinist in New Wave pop-rock Dexys Midnight Runners, “Come On Eileen” (#1, 1983), solo
1957 ● David Moyse → Guitarist for Aussie light pop-rock Air Supply, “The One That You Love” (#1, 1981)
1957 ● Mike Score → Keyboards, guitar and lead singer for bizarrely-teased hair New Wave pop-rock A Flock of Seagulls, “I Ran (So Far Away)” (#9, 1982)
1959 ● Bryan Adams / (Bryan Guy Adams) → Grammy-winning Canadian pop-rock/power ballad singer, songwriter, guitarist, photographer and philanthropist with the global hit “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” (#1, CAN #1, UK #1, 1991) plus 18 other US Top 40 hits and ten Top 10 studio albums in Canada, supports education efforts on struggling countries through his private foundation and has won awards for his photographic images, including a portrait of British royalty that is in the National Portrait Gallery in London
1959 ● Ken Coomer → Drummer for alt-metal Clockhammer, joined seminal roots rock trio Uncle Tupelo in 1992, left in 1994 to co-found alt country-rock Wilco, “Outtasite (Outta Mind)” (#22, 1997)
1959 ● Rob Fisher → Keyboards, vocals and songwriting for New Wave synth-pop Naked Eyes, “(There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me” (#10, 1983) and pop-soul Climie Fisher, “Love Changes Everything” (#23, 1988), died following surgery for intestinal cancer on 8/25/1999. age 39
1961 ● David Bryson → Guitarist for alt-rock Counting Crows, “Mr. Jones” (Modern Rock #2, 1994)
1965 ● Paris Grey / (Shanna Jackson) → Vocals and one half of the house and electro-techno/dance-pop duo Inner City, “Big Fun” (Dance-Club #1, 1984)
1968 ● Mark Hunter → Keyboards for Brit alt pop-rock James, “Sit Down” (UK #2, 1991) and “Laid” (#61, Modern Rock #3, 1994)
1971 ● Jon Greenwood → Guitar and keyboards for alt/indie rock Radiohead, “There There” (Modern Rock #14, 2003)
1974 ● David Ryan Adams → Alt country-rock singer and songwriter, “New York, New York” (Adult Top 40 #18, 2002) and with country-rock The Cardinals
1975 ● Lisa Scott-Lee → Vocals and dance routines for pre-fab Brit dance-pop group The Steps, “5, 6, 7, 8” (UK #14, 1997)
1985 ● Kate Jenna DeAraugo → Australian singer, winner of the third season of Australian Idol in 2005, solo, “Maybe Tonight” (Australia #1, 2005) then joined pre-fab dance-pop girl group Young Divas
1987 ● Kevin Jonas → Singer in teen-pop ballad trio the Jonas Brothers, “Burnin’ Up” (#5, 2008), TV actor

November 06
1814 ● Adolphe Sax / (Antoine-Joseph Sax) → Belgian musician and instrument designer, invented the saxophone in 1846, died in poverty from natural causes on 2/4/1894, age 79
1916 ● Ray Conniff → Grammy-winning composer and instrumental pop-easy listening bandleader, “Somewhere My Love (Lara’s Theme)” (#9, 1966), died in a slip-and-fall bathtub accident on 10/12/2002, age 85
1932 ● Stonewall Jackson → Country singer and musician with 22 Country Top 20 hits from 1958 to 1971 and four crossover country-pop singles, including “Waterloo” (#4, Country #1, 1959), successfully sued The Grand Old Opry in Nashville for age discrimination and performed there through the 00s
1933 ● Joseph Pope → With brother Charles and others, vocals for R&B/soul The Tams, “What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am)” (#9, 1963) and “There Ain’t Nothing Like Shaggin'” (UK #21, 1987), died on 3/16/1996, age 62
1937 ● Eugene Pitt / (Eugene Sampson Pitt) → Founding member and lead singer of durable R&B/doo wop vocal quintet The Jive Five, one of a very few doo wop groups to survive the 60s British Invasion and remain viable during the classic years of soul, funk and disco music in the 70s, the group later spent a decade recording a cappella jingles for the children’s TV program Nickleodeon, continued performing as the only constant member of the group into the 10s, issued a solo album (2009) and contributed to a doo wop retrospective album in 2013, died from complications of diabetes on 6/29/2018, age 80
1938 ● Jim Pike → Vocalist in close-harmony folk-pop trio The Lettermen, “When I Fall In Love” (#1, 1961) and 15 other Top 10 hits
1938 ● P.J. Proby / (James Marcus Smith) → Texas-born rock ‘n’ roll singer and songwriter with a more success in England than at home, “Hold Me” (#70, UK #3, 1964), cabaret actor
1941 ● Doug Sahm → Tex-Mex rock ‘n roll and country-rock bandleader for The Sir Douglas Quintet, “She’s About A Mover” (#13, 1965), also played with The Texas Tornados and Los Super Seven, died from a heart attack on 11/18/1999, age 58
1941 ● Guy Clark → Grammy-winning Texas “outlaw” country and folk-rock guitarist and songwriter, wrote the venerable “L.A. Freeway” (Jerry Jeff Walker, #98, 1973) and “Desperados Waiting For A Train” (The Highwaymen, Country #15, 1985) plus dozens of songs for other artists, including Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson and Emmylou Harris, issued over 30 charting albums and won a 2014 Grammy Award for My Favorite Picture Of You (2013), died after a long illness concurrent with lymphoma on 5/17/2016, age 74
1947 ● George Young → Scottish rhythm guitarist in Aussie-based 60s pop-rock The Easybeats, “Friday On My Mind” (#16, 1967), producer for AC/DC and older brother of Angus and Malcolm Young
1948 ● Rushton Moreve / (John Rushton Morey) → Early bassist for Canadian-American hard rock, proto-metal Steppenwolf, co-wrote “Magic Carpet Ride” (#3, 1968), left the band in 1968, died in a car accident on 7/1/1981, age 32
1948 ● Glenn Frey / (Glenn Lewis Frey) → Grammy-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter, member of Linda Ronstadt‘s backing band, which became country rock/L.A. rock Eagles, “One Of These Nights” (#1, 1975), solo, “You Belong To The City” (#2, 1985), TV and film actor, died from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia following intestinal surgery on 1/18/2016, age 67
1950 ● Chris Glen → Scottish bassist in The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, “Delilah” (UK #7, 1975) and The Michael Schenker Group, solo
1961 ● Craig Goldie → Heavy metal guitarist in Rough Cutt, Giuffria (“Call To The Heart, ##15, 1984) and Dio (“Rainbow In The Dark,” (Mainstream Rock #14, 1983)
1963 ● Paul Brindley → Bassist for Brit alt-indie-rock The Sundays, “Here’s Where The Story Ends” (Modern Rock #1, 1990)
1964 ● Corey Glover → Lead singer for prog-funk-metal Living Colour, “Cult Of Personality” (#13, 1988), solo, actor
1964 ● Greg Graffin, Ph.D. → Co-founder, lead singer, songwriter and only constant member of L.A. punk rock Bad Religion, “Infected” (Mainstream Rock #33, 1995), received his doctorate from Cornell University and has lectured in life sciences and paleontology
1966 ● Paul Gilbert → Guitarist for pop-metal “shredder” band Mr. Big, “To Be With You” (#1, 1992)

November 07
1922 ● Al Hirt / (Alois Maxwell Hirt) → Nicknamed “Jumbo” and “The Round Mound of Sound,” portly New Orleans-based Dixieland jazz and pop virtuoso trumpeter and bandleader with the Grammy-winning “Java” (#4, 1964), wrote the theme song to the TV crime show The Green Hornet, died of liver failure on 4/27/1999, age 76
1938 ● Dee Clark / (Delectus Clark) → Falsetto R&B/soul vocalist, “Raindrops” (#2, 1961) and five other Top 40 hits, died of a heart attack on 12/7/1990, age 52
1942 ● Johnny Rivers / (John Henry Ramistella) → Early rock ‘n’ roll singer, songwriter and guitarist, “Secret Agent Man” (#3, 1966) and 15 other Top 40 hits, founded Soul City Records and produced The 5th Dimension (“Wedding Bell Blues,” #1, 1969), continues to perform in the 00s
1943 ● Joni Mitchell / (Roberta Joan Anderson) → Canadian pop-rock-jazz-fusion singer, songwriter and guitarist, “Help Me” (#7, 1974), wrote “Both Sides Now” for Judy Collins (#8, 1968) and “Woodstock” for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (#11, 1970)
1943 ● Dino Valenti / (Chester W. Powers, Jr.) → Vocals and songwriter for psychedelic folk-rock Quicksilver Messenger Service, “Fresh Air” (#49, 1970), solo, wrote “Get Together” for The Youngbloods (#5, 1969), died on 11/16/1994, age 51
1951 ● Kevin Scott MacMichael → Canadian guitarist and songwriter for New Wave pop-rock Cutting Crew, “(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight” (#1, 1987), died of lung cancer on 12/31/2002, age 51
1954 ● Robin Beck → Pop-rock vocalist, sang the Coca-Cola jingle “The First Time” (UK #1, 1988), back-up singer for Melissa Manchester, Leo Sayer and others
1957 ● Jellybean / (John Benitez) → Puerto Rican drummer, guitarist, producer (Madonna, Michael Jackson, the Pointer Sisters and others), club DJ and remixer, solo artist, “Who Found Who?” (#16, Dance/Club #3, 1987)
1960 ● Tommy Thayer → Guitarist, songwriter and producer, worked with Kiss as a session player and back-up on tours and is now the lead guitarist and “Spaceman” character for the group
1963 ● Clint Mansell → Guitarist for dance-rock Pop Will Eat Itself, “X, Y & Zee” (Modern Rock #11, 1991)
1964 ● Liam O Maonlai → Co-founder, vocals and keyboards for Irish rockers Hothouse Flowers, “Don’t Go” (Modern Rock #7, 1988)
1967 ● Sharleen Spiteri → Vocals for Scottish blues-rock Texas, “In My Heart” (Alt Rock #14, 1991)
1970 ● Neil Hannon → Founder, singer and frontman for Irish orchestral-pop group The Divine Comedy, “National Express” (UK #8, 1999)
1971 ● Robin Finck → Lead guitarist for industrial rock Nine Inch Nails, “The Day The World Went Away” (#17, 1999), joined reincarnated hard rock Guns N’ Roses in 1998 as a side project
1978 ● Mark Daniel Read → Vocals for Brit-Norwegian pop-rock boy band A1, “Same Old Brand New You” (, 2000)
1983 ● Forrest Kline → Lead singer, chief songwriter and guitarist in emo-rock/power pop Hellogoodbye, “Here (In Your Arms)” (#14, 2006)
1984 ● Omarion / (Omari Ishmael Grandberry) → Vocals for R&B/hip hop urban boy band B2K, “Bump, Bump, Bump” (#1, 2002)
1988 ● Tinie Tempah / (Patrick Chukwuemake Okogwu) → Brit rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer with multiple UK Top 10 hits as a lead solo or guest artist, including “Written In The Stars” (#12, UK #1, 2010)
1996 ● Lorde / (Ella Yelich-O’Connor) → New Zealand pop singer with the debut, world-wide hit single “Royals” (#1, AUS #2, UK #1, 2013), the first New Zealander with a #1 hit in the US

November 08
1913 ● Arnold “Gatemouth” Moore → Booming-voiced ordained minister, gospel and Chicago blues singer and songwriter, wrote “Did You Ever Love A Women?” for B. B. King and “Somebody’s Got To Go” for Rufus Thomas, died of natural causes on 5/19/2004, age 90
1927 ● Ken Dodd → Brit music hall traditional stand-up comedian, songwriter and adult pop singer, “Tears” (UK #1, 1965) and 18 other UK Top 40 hits, TV and film actor
1927 ● Patti Page / (Clara Ann Fowler) → Grammy-winning traditional adult pop singer, “(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window?” (#1, 1953) and 13 other Top 40 hits, the best-selling female artist of the 50s, died from heart and lung failure on 1/1/2013, age 85
1929 ● Bert Berns / (Bertrand Russell Berns) → Pioneer and prolific rock ‘n’ roll songwriter and producer, wrote or co-wrote “Twist And Shout”, “Hang On Sloopy”, “Here Comes The Night” and many others, co-founded Bang! Records, died from a heart attack on 12/31/1967, age 38
1941 ● Laura Webb / (Laura Webb Childress) → With four other teens from her Spanish Harlem housing complex, founding member and soprano vocals in rare 50s R&B girl group The Bobbettes (“Mr. Lee,” #6, R&B #1, 1957), the first all-girl group to have a Top 10 hit (and an R&B #1), continued to record and perform into the 70s, died from colon cancer on 1/8/2001, age 57
1942 ● Johnny Perez → Original member and percussion for roots/psych-rock The Sir Douglas Quintet, “She’s About A Mover” (#13, UK #15, 1965), later owned Topanga Skyline Studios, died from cirrhosis of the liver on 9/11/2012, age 69
1944 ● Bonnie Bramlett / (Bonnie Lynn O’Farrell) → Blue-eyed soul and blues-rock singer, first Caucasian in Ike and Tina Turner‘s backing vocal group The Ikettes, one half of the husband-and-wife duo Delaney & Bonnie, “Never Ending Song Of Love” (#13, 1971), solo, TV actress
1944 ● Jack Jones → Drummer for underappreciated and little known (except in Germany) Britbeat/power pop The Creation, “Painter Man” (UK #36, GER #8, 1967)
1944 ● Robert Nix → Original drummer and songwriter for Southern rock Atlanta Rhythm Section, “Imaginary Lover” (#7, 1978)
1944 ● Rodney Slater → Founding member and sax player for Brit comedy-rock Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, “I’m The Urban Spaceman” (UK #5, 1968)
1945 ● Jannie Pought / (Janice Pought) → With her teenage sister, Emma and three other teens from her Spanish Harlem housing complex, founding member and soprano vocals in rare 50s R&B girl group The Bobbettes (“Mr. Lee,” #6, R&B #1, 1957), the first all-girl group to have a Top 10 hit (and an R&B #1), died after being stabbed to death by a stranger on a Jersey City street in September 1980, age 35
1945 ● Don Murray / (Donald Ray Murray) → Founding member and drummer for pop-rock The Turtles, “Happy Together” (#1, 1967), died from complications from ulcer surgery on 3/22/1996, age 50
1946 ● John Farrar → Guitarist for instrumental pop-rock The Shadows, “Apache” (Worldwide #1, 1960), then backing musician, songwriter and producer for Olivia Newton-John, wrote or co-wrote several of her hits, including “You’re The One That I Want” (#1, 1978)
1946 ● Roy Wood → Co-founder, guitar and vocals for Brit psych-rock The Move, “Blackberry Way” (UK #1, 1968) and Electric Light Orchestra, “Telephone Line” (#7, 1977)
1946 ● The Big Figure / (John Martin) → Founding member and first drummer for Brit pub-rock Dr. Feelgood, “Milk And Alcohol” (UK #9, 1979)
1947 ● Minnie Riperton → Sweet chirping pop singer and songwriter, “Loving You” (#1, 1974), died of cancer on 7/12/1979, age 31
1949 ● Alan Berger → Bassist for New Jersey rock ‘n roll bar band Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, “Talk To Me” (1978)
1949 ● Bonnie Raitt / (Bonnie Lynn Raitt) → Eight-time Grammy-winning roots, folk and blues-rock singer, songwriter and slide guitarist, soldiered through two decades of critical acclaim but light sales until breakout album Nick Of Time (#1, 1990) and Top 10 single “Something To Talk About” (#5, 1991), issued seven more studios albums through 2016, including the #1 Longing In Their Hearts (1994), continues to record, perform and appear in collaborative projects in the late 10s.
1949 ● Lee Freeman → Rhythm guitar, vocals and songwriting for 60s psych-pop-rock Strawberry Alarm Clock, “Incense And Peppermints” (#1, 1967), died from cancer on 2/14/2010, age 60
1951 ● Gerald Alston → Joined R&B/doo wop then sweet soul quintet The Manhattans (“Kiss And Say Goodbye,” #1, 1976) in 1970 on lead vocals to replace the deceased George Smith, left for a solo career from 1988 to 1995 (“Slow Motion,” R&B #3, 1990), rejoined and continues into the 10s
1954 ● Rickie Lee Jones → Jazz, R&B/soul and pop-rock singer and songwriter “Chuck E’s In Love” (#4, 1979)
1957 ● Porl Thompson → Guitar, saxophone and keyboards for post-punk art-glam-goth rock The Cure, “Friday I’m In Love” (Modern Rock #1, 1992)
1958 ● Terry Lee Miall → Drummer for post-punk/New Wave pop-rock Adam And The Ants, “Goody Two-Shoes” (#12, 1982)
1961 ● Leif Garrett / (Leif Per Nervik) → Pop-rock teen idol singer, “I Was Made For Dancin'” (#10, 1978), film and TV actor
1964 ● Cubie Burke → Briefly joined his five siblings in the “First Family of Soul,” Chicago R&B/soul The Five Stairsteps (“O-o-h Child,” #7, R&B #14, 1970) but left to become a professional dancer with Alvin Ailey and other troupes, died from a brain injury on 5/14/2014, age 49
1969 ● Jimmy Chaney → Drummer for alt rock/funk-metal Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, “Do Right” (Modern Rock #12, 1999)
1970 ● Diana King → Jamaican-born reggae dancehall singer and songwriter, “Shy Guy” (#13, 1994)
1970 ● Rat Pring / (Gareth Pring) → Guitarist for indie punk-rock Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, “Not Sleeping Around” (Modern Rock #1, 1992)
1971 ● Tech N9ne / (Aaron Dontez Yates) → Hardcore rapper known for his dynamic rhymes schemes and speed rapping, released over a dozen official albums including The Gates Mixed Plate (#13, 2010), co-founder of Strange Music record label
1977 ● Tiffani Wood → Singer in pre-fab Aussie all-girl pop vocal quintet Bardot, “Poison” (Aus. #1, 2000)
1985 ● Jack Osbourne → Record label talent scout, TV actor, star of The Osbournes and Adrenaline Junkie, son of Ozzy Osbourne

November 09
1935 ● Jerry Hopkins / (Elisha Gerald Hopkins) → Eclectic rock music critic and lifestyle journalist for Rolling Stone magazine and other publications, wrote noteworthy biographical books about Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Elvis Presley and others, best known for penning “No One Here Gets Out Alive” about The Doors‘ frontman Jim Morrison and for a late-in-life relationship with a transgender prostitute, died from heart failure on 6/3/2018, age 82
1936 ● Mary Travers / (Mary Allin Travers) → Perhaps the most important female figure in the folk-revival movement and anti-war protest songs of the 60s, vocals and guitar for seminal folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary “Blowin’ In The Wind” (#2, AC #1, 1963), died from complications of leukemia on 9/16/2009, age 72
1937 ● Roger McGough → Poet, lyricist and vocalist in comedy-pop The Scaffold, “Lily The Pink” (UK #1, 1968) and “Thank U Very Much” (#69, UK #4, 1968), BBC Radio host and voice-overs for commercials
1941 ● John Dean → Bass vocals for blue-eyed soul/doo wop The Reflections (“(Just Like) Romeo And Juliet,” #6, 1964), continues to perform with the group into the 10s
1941 ● Tom Fogerty / (Thomas Richard Fogerty) → Rhythm guitar in the shadow of his brother and band frontman John Fogerty in roots rock/”swamp” rock Creedence Clearwater Revival (“Down On The Corner,” #3, 1969), left in 1971 for a middling solo career, contracted AIDS from blood transfusions during back surgery and died several years later on 9/6/1990, age 48
1943 ● Lee Graziano → Drums for one hit wonder pop-rock American Breed, “Bend Me Shape Me” (Top 10, 1968)
1944 ● Phil May / (Philip Arthur Dennis Kattner) → Vocals for raunchy R&B/blues-rock British Invasion band The Pretty Things, “Don’t Bring Me Down” (UK #10, 1964)
1946 ● Benny Mardones / (Ruben Armand Mardones) → One hit wonder blue-eyed soul singer, “Into The Night” (# 11, 1980 and #20, 1989), one of only 10 artists to have charted the same song in the Top 20 on two separate occasions
1948 ● Alan Gratzer → Drums and percussion for arena rock REO Speedwagon, “Keep On Lovin’ You” (#1, 1980)
1948 ● Joe Bouchard → Bassist in hard rock/pop metal Blue Öyster Cult, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” (#12, 1976)
1949 ● Tommy Caldwell → Founding member and bassist for Southern rock The Marshall Tucker Band, “Heard It In A Love Song” (#14, 1977), died in a car crash on 4/28/1980, age 30
1950 ● Dennis Provisor → Keyboardist, vocals and songwriter for AM Top 40 pop-rockers The Grass Roots, “Midnight Confessions” (#5, 1968), continued to tour into the 00s with the band and with his own The Hits on the oldies circuit
1953 ● Michael J. Mullins → Vocals for Brit dance-pop band Modern Romance, “Can You Move” (Dance/Club #2, 1981) and “Best Years Of Our Lives” (UK #4, 1982)
1954 ● Dennis Stratton → Guitarist for Brit heavy metal Iron Maiden, “Flight Of Icarus” (Mainstream Rock #8, 1983)
1960 ● Demetra Plakas → Drummer for all-girl post-punk/grunge band L7, “Pretend We’re Dead” (Alt Rock #8, 1992)
1962 ● Silk Hurley / (Steve W. Hurley) → Club DJ, pioneering Chicago house-music producer, songwriter, and four time Grammy Award-nominee, “Work It Out” (Dance #3, 1989), two time Remixer of the Year (1999 and 2000) and Best Remixed Recording (2002 and 2003),
1969 ● Sandy “Pepa” Denton → Vocals in female hip hop trio Salt-N-Pepa, “Let’s Talk About Sex” (#13, 1991)
1970 ● Scarface (Brad Jordan) → Rapper and songwriter in gangsta/horror-rap trio Geto Boys, “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” (#23, 1991), then Dirty South solo rap career, “Smile” (#12, Rap #2, 1997)
1970 ● Susan Tedeschi → Electric blues and soul guitarist with roots in gospel, singer, songwriter and bandleader with multiple Grammy nominations, frontwoman for the Susan Tedeschi Band and, in collaboration with her husband Derek Trucks, Soul Stew Revival and the Tedeschi Trucks Band, solo with multiple albums, including Back To The River (Blues Albums #1, 2008)
1973 ● Nick Lachey / (Nicholas Scott Lachey) → Lead vocals in adult contemporary/sweet soul boy band 98 Degrees, “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” (#2, 2000)
1974 ● Joe C. / (Joseph Callaja) → Diminutive rapper, musician, touring band member and comic sidekick for rapper Kid Rock (“Only God Knows Why,” #19, Mainstream, Rock #5, 1999), died in his sleep from complications of lifelong coeliac disease on 11/16/2000, age 26
1977 ● Sisqó / (Mark Andrews) → R&B/urban soul and hip hop bad boy with Dru Hill, “How Deep Is Your Love” (#3, 1998), then solo, “Thong Song” (#3, 2000)
1984 ● Delta Goodrem → Australian TV actress (Nina Tucker in soap opera Neighbours) and pop singer, “Lost Without You” (Adult Contemporary #18, Australia #1, 2005) plus six other Australian #1 singles

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Singles Released This Week (October 28 – November 3)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart).


October 28
1963 • The Beach Boys • “In My Room” • Doo Wop Ballad • Surfer Girl • [B-Side]
1963 • The Beach Boys • “Be True To Your School” • Pop-Rock • Little Deuce Coup • “In My Room”
1978 • Billy Joel • “My Life” • Pop-Rock • 52nd Street • “52nd Street”
1984 • Tina Turner • “Private Dancer” • Pop-Soul • Private Dancer • “Nut Bush City Limits”
1993 • 10,000 Maniacs • “Because The Night” • Folk-Rock • MTV Unplugged • “Stockton Gala Days”


October 29
1963 • Dion • “Drip Drop” • Rock ‘n” Roll • [Single] • “No One’s Waiting For Me”
1965 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “Walk Hand In Hand” [UK] • Merseybeat • [Single] • “Dreams”
1965 • The Who • “My Generation” [UK] • Britbeat • The Who Sings My Generation • “Shout And Shimmy”
1973 • Grand Funk Railroad • “Walk Like A Man” • Blues-Rock • We’re An American Band • “The Railroad”
1973 • John Lennon • “Mind Games” • Pop-Rock • Mind Games • “Meat City”
1976 • Elton John • “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Blue Moves • “Shoulder Holster”
1979 • Frank Zappa • “Joe’s Garage ” • Art Rock • Joe’s Garage Act I • “Central Scrutinizer”
1982 • Supertramp • “It’s Raining Again” • Prog/Art Rock • …Famous Last Words… • “Bonnie”
1983 • Hall & Oates • “Say It Ain’t So” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Rock “n” Soul Part 1 • “Did It In A Minute”
1983 • Hall & Oates • “Say It Ain’t So” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Rock “n” Soul Part 1 • “Kiss On My List”
1984 • Don Henley • “The Boys Of Summer” • Pop-Rock • Building The Perfect Beast • “A Month Of Sundays”
1985 • Rush • “Mystic Rhythms” • Prog/Art Rock • Power Windows • “Emotion Detector”
1985 • Elton John • “Nikita” [UK] • Soft Rock • Ice On Fire • “The Man Who Never Died”
1996 • 311 • “All Mixed Up” • Rap-Rock • 311 • “Hydroponic”


October 30
1957 • Elvis Presley • “(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Jailhouse Rock[EP] • [None]
1965 • Donovan • “Turquoise” [UK][UK] • Folk-Pop • [Single] • “Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)”
1968 • Marvin Gaye • “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” • Soul – Pop • In The Groove • “You’re What’s Happening (In The World Today)”
1970 • Gilbert O’Sullivan • “Nothing Rhymed” [UK] • Soft Rock • [Single] • “Everybody Knows”
1972 • John Denver • “Rocky Mountain High” • Country-Pop • Rocky Mountain High • “Spring”
1978 • Blondie • “Hanging On The Telephone” [UK] • Power Pop • Parallel Lines • “Will Anything Happen?”
1981 • Queen & David Bowie • “Under Pressure” [UK] • Glam Rock • Hot Space • “Soul Brother” [Queen]
1981 • The Police • “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Ghost In The Machine • “Flexible Strategies”
1984 • Bruce Springsteen • “Born In The U.S.A.” • Heartland Rock • Born In The U.S.A. • “Shut Out The Light”
1990 • Madonna • “Justify My Love” • Dance/Trip-Hop • [Single] • “Express Yourself”
1995 • Oasis • “Wonderwall” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • (What’s The Story) Morning Glory • “Round Are Way”
1995 • Madonna • “You’ll See” • Dance-Pop • Something To Remember • “Verás”


October 31
1963 • The Supremes • “When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes” • Soul – Pop • Where Did Our Love Go • “Standing At The Crossroads Of Love”
1963 • The Miracles • “I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying” • Soul • Doin’ Mickey’s Monkey • “Such Is Love, Such Is Life”
1969 • The Beatles • “Come Together” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Abbey Road • “Something” [Double A-Side]
1969 • The Beatles • “Something” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Abbey Road • “Come Together” [Double A-Side]
1969 • The Moody Blues • “Watching And Waiting” • Symphonic Rock • To Our Children’s Children’s Children • “Out And In”
1972 • Elvis Presley • “Always On My Mind” • Adult Contemporary • [Single] • [B-Side]
1972 • Elvis Presley • “Separate Ways” • Adult Contemporary • [Single] • “You Were Always On My Mind”
1975 • 10cc • “I’m Not In Love” • Art Pop-Rock • The Original Soundtrack • “Channel Swimmer”
1975 • Queen • “Bohemian Rhapsody” • Operatic/Prog Rock • A Night At The Opera • “I’m In Love With My Car”
1977 • Cheap Trick • “I Want You To Want Me” • Power Pop • In Color • “Oh Boy” [Instrumental]
1978 • Joe Jackson • “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” [UK] • Post-Punk • Look Sharp! • “(Do The) Instant Mash”
1982 • Hall & Oates • “Maneater” • Blue-Eyed Soul • H20 • “Delayed Reaction”
1983 • Genesis • “Home By The Sea” • Prog Rock • Genesis • “Second Home By The Sea”
1984 • Madonna • “Like A Virgin” • Dance-Pop • Like A Virgin • “Stay”
1988 • The La’s • “There She Goes” [UK] • Power Pop • The La’s • “Come In, Come Out”
1995 • Alanis Morissette • “Hand In My Pocket” • Alt Pop-Rock • Jagged Little Pill • “Right Through You” [Live Acoustic] / “Forgiven” [Live Acoustic]
2006 • U2 & Green Day • “The Saints Are Coming” • Alt. Pop-Rock • U218 Singles • “The Saints Are Coming” [Live]
2009 • Pearl Jam • “Just Breathe” • Grunge Rock • Backspacer • “Got Some”


November 01
1960 • Elvis Presley • “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “I Gotta Know”
1960 • Elvis Presley • “I Gotta Know” • Doo-Wop Ballad • [Single] • [B-Side]
1963 • Freddie & The Dreamers • “You Were Made For Me” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Sing-Along Party • “Send A Letter To Me”
1963 • The Rolling Stones • “I Wanna Be Your Man” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Stoned”
1965 • Aretha Franklin • “You Made Me Love You” • Soul • Soul Sister • “There Is No Greater Love”
1974 • Supertramp • “Dreamer” [UK] • Prog/Art Rock • Crime Of The Century • “Bloody Well Right”
1976 • Elton John • “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” • Pop-Rock • Blue Moves • “Shoulder Holster”
1976 • Kiss • “Hard Luck Woman” • Rock Ballad • Rock And Roll Over • “Mr. Speed”
1977 • Billy Joel • “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)” • Pop-Rock • The Stranger • “Everybody Has A Dream”
1980 • Boz Scaggs • “Miss Sun” • Pop-Rock • Hits! • “Simone”
1982 • Duran Duran • “Rio” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • Rio • “The Chauffeur (Blue Silver)”
1983 • The Rolling Stones • “Undercover Of The Night” • Blues-Rock • Undercover • “All The Way Down”
1985 • Sting • “Russians” • Pop-Rock • The Dream Of The Blue Turtles • “Gabriel’s Message”
1985 • Survivor • “Burning Heart” • Album Rock • Rocky IV (Sndtrk) • “Feels Like Love”
1992 • Ace Of Base • “All That She Wants” [UK] • Europop/Reggae • Happy Nation • “Fashion Party”
1993 • Stone Temple Pilots • “Creep” • Arena Rock • Core • “Crackerman” / “Where the River Goes”


November 02
1962 • Aretha Franklin • “Trouble In Mind” • Soul • [Single] • “God Bless The Child”
1966 • The Temptations • “(I Know) I’m Losing You” • Soul – Pop • With A Lot O’ Soul • “I Couldn’t Cry If I Wanted To”
1967 • Pink Floyd • “Flaming” • Psychedelic Rock • The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn • “The Gnome”
1973 • Billy Joel • “Piano Man” • Pop-Rock • Piano Man • “You’re My Home”
1981 • Tears For Fears • “Suffer The Children” [UK] • New Wave Synth-Pop • [Single] • “Wino”
1981 • The Beach Boys • “Come Go With Me” • Doo Wop • M.I.U. Album • “Don’t Go Near The Water”
1981 • The Police • “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Ghost In The Machine • “Shambelle”
1985 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Small Town” • Heartland Rock • Scarecrow • “Small Town” [Acoustic]
1993 • Pearl Jam • “Daughter” • Grunge Rock • Vs. • “Blood” [Live]
1999 • Genesis • “The Carpet Crawlers 1999” • Prog Rock • Turn It On Again: The Hits • “Follow You, Follow Me” / “Turn It On Again”


November 03
1955 • The Platters • “The Great Pretender” • Doo Wop • [Single] • “I’m Just a Dancing Partner”
1967 • The Hollies • “Dear Eloise” • Pop-Rock • Dear Eloise/King Midas in Reverse • “When Your Lights Turned On”
1970 • The Marvelettes • “Marionette” • Soul – Pop • The Return Of The Marvelettes • “After All”
1972 • The Supremes • “Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love” [UK] • Soul-Pop • Floy Joy • “Love It Came To Me This Time”
1972 • America • “Ventura Highway” [UK] • Soft Rock • Homecoming • “Saturn Nights”
1979 • Michael Jackson • “Rock With You” • Pop-Disco • Off The Wall • “Workin’ Day and Night”
1984 • Duran Duran • “Wild Boys” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Arena • “(I’m Looking For) Cracks in the Pavement”
1987 • Prince • “I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Sign ‘O’ The Times • “Hot Thing”
1992 • Whitney Houston • “I Will Always Love You” • Pop Ballad • The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album • “Jesus Loves Me”
1995 • Bonnie Raitt & Bryan Adams • “Rock Steady” • Pop-Rock • Road Tested • “Thing Called Love” [Bryan Adams]

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