Quote Of The Week

“There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.”

— Leo Tolstoy

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This Week In Music (11-17 December)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 11 Dec:

Ringo by Lorne Greene, 1964
Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds, 1965
Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys, 1966
Daydream Believer by The Monkees, 1967
Love Child by The Supremes, 1968
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam, 1969
The Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, 1970
Family Affair by Sly and The Family Stone, 1971
I Am Woman by Helen Reddy, 1972
Top Of The World by The Carpenters, 1973

Other notables this week:

Louie Louie by The Kingsmen, peaked at Number 2 in 1963
She’s Not There by The Zombies, peaked at Number 2 in 1964
I’m Gonna Be Strong by Gene Pitney, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Let’s Hang On! by The 4 Seasons, peaked at Number 3 in 1965
I Can Never Go Home Anymore by The Shangri-Las, peaked at Number 6 in 1965
I Will by Dean Martin, peaked at Number 10 in 1965
Born Free by Roger Williams, peaked at Number 7 in 1966
I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Gladys Knight and The Pips, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
I Second That Emotion by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
Abraham, Martin And John by Dion, peaked at Number 4 in 1968
I Love How You Love Me by Bobby Vinton, peaked at Number 9 in 1968
Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 7 in 1969
Backfield In Motion by Mel and Tim, peaked at Number 10 in 1969
Have You Seen Her by The Chi-Lites, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
Got To Be There by Michael Jackson, peaked at Number 4 in 1971
It Never Rains In Southern California by Albert Hammond, peaked at Number 5 in 1972

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Goldfinger movie soundtrack, 1964
Blooming Hits by Paul Mauriat, 1967
The Beatles [White Album] by The Beatles, 1968
Music by Carole King, 1971

Other notable albums debuting this week:

The Beatles’ Story by The Beatles, released in 1964, peaked at Number 7
December’s Children (And Everybody’s) by The Rolling Stones, released in 1965, peaked at Number 4
The 4 Seasons’ Gold Vault Of Hits by The 4 Seasons, released in 1965, peaked at Number 10
Thunderball movie soundtrack, released in 1965, peaked at Number 10
The Temptations Greatest Hits by The Temptations, released in 1966, peaked at Number 5
Got Live If You Want It! by The Rolling Stones, released in 1966, peaked at Number 6
Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones, released in 1968, peaked at Number 5
Willy And The Poorboys by Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1969, peaked at Number 3
The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys by Traffic, released in 1971, peaked at Number 7
Black Moses by Isaac Hayes, released in 1971, peaked at Number 10
I Got A Name by Jim Croce, released in 1973, peaked at Number 2

Birthdays:

Arthur Fiedler, 17 December 1894
Spike Jones, 14 December 1911
Stan Kenton, 15 December 1911
Frank Sinatra, 12 December 1915
Perez Prado, 11 December 1916
Big Mama Thornton, 11 December 1926
Jerry Wallace, 15 December 1927
Dick Schory, 13 December 1931
Charlie Rich, 14 December 1932
Manu Dibango, 12 December 1933
Johnny Hammond, 16 December 1933
Johnny Moore, 15 December 1934
Joe Farrell, 16 December 1937
McCoy Tyner, 11 December 1938
Connie Francis, 12 December 1938
Don Addrisi, 14 December 1938
Terry Kirkman, 12 December 1939
Eddie Kendricks, 17 December 1939
David Gates, 11 December 1940
Dionne Warwick, 12 December 1940
J. Frank Wilson, 11 December 1941
Tim Hauser, 12 December 1941
John Davidson, 13 December 1941
Richard Wagner, 14 December 1942
Dave Clark, 15 December 1942
Paul Butterfield, 17 December 1942
Dickey Betts, 12 December 1943
Grover Washington, Jr., 12 December 1943
“Dave Dee” Harmon, 17 December 1943
Brenda Lee, 11 December 1944
Rob Tyner, 12 December 1944
Tony Williams, 12 December 1945
Clive Bunker, 12 December 1946
Patty Duke, 14 December 1946
Carmine Appice, 15 December 1946
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, 13 December 1948
Ted Nugent, 13 December 1948
Peter Thorup, 14 December 1948
Randy Owen, 13 December 1949
Billy Gibbons, 16 December 1949
Paul Rodgers, 17 December 1949
Jermaine Jackson, 11 December 1954
Steve Forbert, 13 December 1954
Paul Simonon, 15 December 1955
Mike Mills, 17 December 1958
Darryl Jones, 11 December 1961

Remembrances:

Glenn Miller, 15 December 1944
Dinah Washington, 14 December 1963
Sam Cooke, 11 December 1964
Sylvester, 16 December 1988
Pattie Santos, 14 December 1989
Elbert Wilkins, 13 December 1992
Johnny Lytle, 15 December 1995
Kurt Winter, 14 December 1997
Nicolette Larson, 16 December 1997
Charles Earland, 11 December 1999
Grover Washington, Jr., 17 December 1999
Pirkle Lee Moses, 16 December 2000
Rufus Thomas, 15 December 2001
Zalman Yanovsky, 13 December 2002
Gary Stewart, 16 December 2003
Bert Reid, 12 December 2004
Walter Ward, 11 December 2006
Denny Payton, 17 December 2006
Ike Turner, 12 December 2007
Sweet Louie Smith, 15 December 2007
Dan Fogelberg, 16 December 2007
John Byrne, 17 December 2008
Helen Roberts, 12 December 2010
Woolly Wolstenholme, 13 December 2010
Captain Beefheart, 17 December 2010
Lina Romay, 17 December 2010
John Gardner, 12 December 2011
Anthony Amato, 13 December 2011
Billie Jo Spears, 14 December 2011
Bob Brookmeyer, 15 December 2011
Eddie “Guitar” Burns, 12 December 2012
Willie Ackerman, 13 December 2012
Gil Friesen, 13 December 2012
Dick Hafer, 15 December 2012
Sheila McKinley, 16 December 2012
Rae Woodland, 12 December 2013
Ray Price, 16 December 2013
Dawn Sears, 11 December 2014
Laszlo Varga, 11 December 2014
John Hampton, 12 December 2014
Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, 12 December 2014
Janis Martin, 13 December 2014
Joe Carr, 14 December 2014
Irene Dalis, 14 December 2014
Millie Kirkham, 14 December 2014
Ray Steadman-Allen, 15 December 2014
Wendy Rene, 16 December 2014
Rock Scully, 16 December 2014
Luigi Creatore, 13 December 2015
Edmund Lyndeck, 14 December 2015
Snuff Garrett, 16 December 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world.  Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”

— Alan Alda

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This Week In Music (4-10 December)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 4 Dec:

Leader Of The Pack by The Shangri-Las, 1964
Turn! Turn! Turn! by The Byrds, 1965
Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band, 1966
Daydream Believer by The Monkees, 1967
Love Child by The Supremes, 1968
Something by The Beatles, 1969
I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy), 1970
Family Affair by Sly and The Family Stone, 1971
Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone by The Temptations, 1972
Top Of The World by The Carpenters, 1973

Other notables this week:

Everybody by Tommy Roe, peaked at Number 3 in 1963
She’s A Fool by Lesley Gore, peaked at Number 5 in 1963
Walking The Dog by Rufus Thomas, peaked at Number 10 in 1963
Time Is On My Side by The Rolling Stones, peaked at Number 6 in 1964
Mountain Of Love by Johnny Rivers, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Mellow Yellow by Donovan, peaked at Number 2 in 1966
Lady Godiva by Peter and Gordon, peaked at Number 6 in 1966
Stop Stop Stop by The Hollies, peaked at Number 7 in 1966
I’m Ready For Love by Martha and The Vandellas, peaked at Number 9 in 1966
I Say A Little Prayer by Dionne Warwick, peaked at Number 4 in 1967
In And Out Of Love by Diana Ross and The Supremes, peaked at Number 9 in 1967
Who’s Making Love by Johnnie Taylor, peaked at Number 5 in 1968
Gypsy Woman by Brian Hyland, peaked at Number 3 in 1970
No Matter What by Badfinger, peaked at Number 8 in 1970
Share The Land by The Guess Who, peaked at Number 10 in 1970
The Desiderata by Les Crane, peaked at Number 8 in 1971
If You Don’t Know Me By Now by Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Ventura Highway by America, peaked at Number 8 in 1972
I’m Stone In Love With You by The Stylistics, peaked at Number 10 in 1972
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, peaked at Number 2 in 1973
Just You And Me by Chicago, peaked at Number 4 in 1973
The Love I Lost (Part 1) by Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, peaked at Number 7 in 1973

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Christmas Album by Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass, 1968
No Secrets by Carly Simon, 1972
John Denver’s Greatest Hits by John Denver, 1973

Other notable albums debuting this week:

S.R.O. by Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass, released in 1966, peaked at Number 2
Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band, released in 1966, peaked at Number 5
Born Free by Roger Williams, released in 1966, peaked at Number 7
Disraeli Gears by Cream, released in 1967, peaked at Number 4
Fool On The Hill by Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66, released in 1968, peaked at Number 3
Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones, released in 1969, peaked at Number 3
Live Album by Grand Funk Railroad, released in 1970, peaked at Number 5
Nilsson Schmilsson by Nilsson, released in 1971, peaked at Number 3
E Pluribus Funk by Grand Funk Railroad, released in 1971, peaked at Number 5
They Only Come Out At Night by The Edgar Winter Group, released in 1972, peaked at Number 3
Hot August Night by Neil Diamond, released in 1972, peaked at Number 5
Tommy by Various Artists, released in 1972, peaked at Number 5
The Divine Miss M by Bette Midler, released in 1972, peaked at Number 9
Bette Midler by Bette Midler, released in 1973, peaked at Number 6
Muscle Of Love by Alice Cooper, released in 1973, peaked at Number 10

Birthdays:

Edmundo Ros, 7 December 1910
Louis Prima, 7 December 1910
Morton Gould, 10 December 1913
Eddie Heywood, 4 December 1915
Hugo Peretti, 6 December 1916
Dave Brubeck, 6 December 1920
Boyd Bennett, 7 December 1924
Bent Fabric, 7 December 1924
Sammy Davis, Jr., 8 December 1925
Jimmy Smith, 8 December 1925
James Cleveland, 5 December 1931
Bobby Osborne, 7 December 1931
Little Richard, 5 December 1932
Donald Byrd, 9 December 1932
Billy Edd Wheeler, 9 December 1932
Junior Wells, 9 December 1934
David Houston, 9 December 1935
Don Sebesky, 10 December 1937
J.J. Cale, 5 December 1938
Jerry Butler, 8 December 1939
James Galway, 8 December 1939
Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon, 4 December 1940
Dan Hicks, 9 December 1941
Kyu Sakamoto, 10 December 1941
Chad Stuart, 10 December 1941
Ralph Tavares, 10 December 1941
Harry Chapin, 7 December 1942
Mike Smith, 6 December 1943
Jim Morrison, 9 December 1943
Chris Hillman, 4 December 1944
Dennis Wilson, 4 December 1944
Willie Hutch, 6 December 1944
George Baker, 8 December 1944
Mike Botts, 8 December 1944
Frankie Beverly, 6 December 1946
Walter “Clyde” Orange, 9 December 1946
Gregg Allman, 8 December 1947
John Lyon, 4 December 1948
Tom Waits, 7 December 1949
Dan Hartman, 8 December 1950
Joan Armatrading, 9 December 1950
Gary Rossington, 4 December 1951
Johnny Rodriguez, 10 December 1951
Duane Roland, 4 December 1953
Rick Buckler, 6 December 1955
Peter Buck, 6 December 1956
Donny Osmond, 9 December 1957

Remembrances:

Leadbelly, 6 December 1949
John Mills, 8 December 1967
Otis Redding, 10 December 1967
Jimmy King, 10 December 1967
Ronnie Caldwell, 10 December 1967
Phalon Jones, 10 December 1967
Carl Cunningham, 10 December 1967
Gary Thain, 8 December 1975
Tommy Bolin, 4 December 1976
Benjamin Britten, 4 December 1976
John Lennon, 8 December 1980
Marty Robbins, 8 December 1982
Richard Taylor, 7 December 1987
Roy Orbison, 6 December 1988
Herb Rhoad, 8 December 1988
Bill Harris, 10 December 1988
Dee Clark, 7 December 1990
Frank Zappa, 4 December 1993
Antonio Carlos Jobim, 8 December 1994
Michael “Busta Cherry” Jones, 6 December 1995
Jake Carey, 10 December 1997
Rick Danko, 10 December 1999
Bernie Dwyer, 4 December 2002
Bill Deal, 10 December 2003
Willem “Mouth” Duyn, 4 December 2004
Billy Maybray, 5 December 2004
Danny Williams, 6 December 2005
Mike Botts, 9 December 2005
Freddie Marsden, 9 December 2006
Billy Richard, 10 December 2007
Dennis Yost, 7 December 2008
Liam Clancy, 4 December 2009
Peter Andry, 7 December 2010
Trev Thoms, 8 December 2010
James Moody, 9 December 2010
Hubert Sumlin, 4 December 2011
Dobie Gray, 6 December 2011
Barbara Orbison, 6 December 2011
Myra Taylor, 9 December 2011
Sammy Arena, 5 December 2012
Dave Brubeck, 5 December 2012
Sarah Kirsch, 5 December 2012
Ed Cassidy, 6 December 2012
Huw Lloyd-Langton, 6 December 2012
John Gowans, 8 December 2012
Hal Schaefer, 8 December 2012
Gail Collins Pappalardi, 6 December 2013
Stan Tracey, 6 December 2013
Chick Willis, 7 December 2013
Edward Williams, 8 December 2013
Jimmy Amadie, 10 December 2013
Jim Hall, 10 December 2013
Graeme Goodall, 4 December 2014
Bob Montgomery, 4 December 2014
Brian Roy Goble, 7 December 2014
Lydia Mordkovitch, 9 December 2014
Sheila Stewart, 9 December 2014
Mattiwilda Dobbs, 8 December 2015
Bonnie Lou, 8 December 2015
Gary Marker, 8 December 2015
Rusty Jones, 9 December 2015
Rainer Bloss, 10 December 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”

— Robert Collier

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This Week In Music (27 November – 3 December)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 27 Nov:

Baby Love by The Supremes, 1964
I Hear A Symphony by The Supremes, 1965
You Keep Me Hangin’ On by The Supremes, 1966
Incense And Peppermints by The Strawberry Alarm Clock, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
Wedding Bell Blues by The 5th Dimension, 1969
I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy), 1970
Theme From “Shaft” by Isaac Hayes, 1971
I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash, 1972
Photograph by Ringo Starr, 1973

Other notables this week:

You Really Got Me by The Kinks, peaked at Number 7 in 1964
A Taste Of Honey by Herb Alpert, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away by The Silkie, peaked at Number 10 in 1965
The Rain, The Park And Other Things by The Cowsills, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
An Open Letter To My Teenage Son by Victor Lundberg, peaked at Number 10 in 1967
Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf, peaked at Number 3 in 1968
And When I Die by Blood, Sweat and Tears, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
Eli’s Coming by Three Dog Night, peaked at Number 10 in 1969
Montego Bay by Bobby Bloom, peaked at Number 8 in 1970
Heaven Help Us All by Stevie Wonder, peaked at Number 9 in 1970
Baby I’m-A Want You by Bread, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin, peaked at Number 9 in 1971

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

The Singles 1969-1973 by The Carpenters, 1973

Other notable albums debuting this week:

Welcome To The LBJ Ranch! by Various Artists, released in 1965, peaked at Number 3
Beach Boys’ Party! by The Beach Boys, released in 1965, peaked at Number 6
Going To A Go-Go by The Miracles, released in 1965, peaked at Number 8
Gentle On My Mind by Glen Campbell, released in 1967, peaked at Number 5
History Of Otis Redding by Otis Redding, released in 1967, peaked at Number 9
Diana Ross And The Supremes Join The Temptations by The Supremes and The Temptations, released in 1968, peaked at Number 2
Captured Live At The Forum by Three Dog Night, released in 1969, peaked at Number 6
Stephen Stills by Stephen Stills, released in 1970, peaked at Number 3
Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin, released in 1971, peaked at Number 2
Madman Across The Water by Elton John, released in 1971, peaked at Number 8
Homecoming by America, released in 1972, peaked at Number 9

Birthdays:

Brownie McGhee, 30 November 1915
Jerry Murad, 1 December 1918
Maria Callas, 2 December 1923
Andy Williams, 3 December 1927
Matt Monro, 1 December 1930
Thurman “Teddy” Wilburn, 30 November 1931
Ethel Ennis, 28 November 1932
Gato Barbieri, 28 November 1932
John Gary, 29 November 1932
Bob Moore, 30 November 1932
Lou Rawls, 1 December 1933
John Mayall, 29 November 1933
Billy Paul, 1 December 1934
Woody Allen, 1 December 1935
Al Jackson, Jr., 27 November 1935
Luther Ingram, 30 November 1937
Sandy Nelson, 1 December 1938
Dianne Lennon, 1 December 1939
Gary Troxel, 28 November 1939
Meco, 29 November 1939
Bruce Channel, 28 November 1940
Chuck Mangione, 29 November 1940
Denny Doherty, 29 November 1940
Eddie Rabbitt, 27 November 1941
Jody Miller, 29 November 1941
Rich Dangel, 1 December 1942
Jimi Hendrix, 27 November 1942
Felix Cavaliere, 29 November 1942
Randy Newman, 28 November 1943
R. B. Greaves, 28 November 1943
Bobbi Martin, 29 November 1943
Leo Lyons, 30 November 1943
John Densmore, 1 December 1944
Eric Bloom, 1 December 1944
Bette Midler, 1 December 1945
Randy Brecker, 27 November 1945
Roger Glover, 30 November 1945
Gilbert O’Sullivan, 1 December 1946
Ozzy Osbourne, 3 December 1948
Tom Sellers, 3 December 1948
Mickey Thomas, 3 December 1949
Ruby Starr, 30 November 1949
Jaco Pastorius, 1 December 1951
June Pointer, 30 November 1953
Shuggie Otis, 30 November 1953
David Sancious, 30 November 1953

Remembrances:

Ray Smith, 29 November 1979
Lee Dorsey, 1 December 1986
Bill Lyall, 1 December 1989
Jerry Edmonton, 28 November 1993
David Houston, 30 November 1993
Tiny Tim, 30 November 1996
William Smith, 1 December 1997
Barbara Acklin, 27 November 1998
Butch McDade, 29 November 1998
Charlie Byrd, 2 December 1999
Scott Smith, 30 November 2000
Valorie Jones, 2 December 2001
George Harrison, 29 November 2001
Rich Dangel, 2 December 2002
Stanley Black, 27 November 2002
James Grant, 29 November 2004
Joe Jones, 27 November 2005
Mariska Veres, 2 December 2006
Odetta, 2 December 2008
Eric Woolfson, 2 December 2009
Helen Boatwright, 1 December 2010
John Gerrish, 29 November 2010
Bill Tapia, 2 December 2011
Howard Tate, 2 December 2011
J. Blackfoot, 30 November 2011
Dee Harvey, 1 December 2012
Mickey Baker, 27 November 2012
Gloria Davy, 28 November 2012
Franco Ventriglia, 28 November 2012
Maddalena Fagandini, 29 November 2012
Rick Blackburn, 30 November 2012
Richard Coughlan, 1 December 2013
Rex Garvin, 2 December 2013
Oliver Cheatham, 29 November 2013
Dick Dodd, 29 November 2013
Frances Nero, 28 November 2014
Bobby Keys, 2 December 2014
Carlos Mamery, 2 December 2014
Ian McLagan, 3 December 2014
James Stewart, 3 December 2014
Wayne Bickerton, 29 November 2015
Buddy Moreno, 29 November 2015
Shirley Gunter, 1 December 2015
John Eaton, 2 December 2015
Wally Roker, 2 December 2015
Gladstone Anderson, 3 December 2015
Scott Weiland, 3 December 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”

– Nelson Mandela

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This Week In Music (13-19 November)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 13 Nov:

Baby Love by The Supremes, 1964
Get Off Of My Cloud by The Rolling Stones, 1965
Poor Side Of Town by Johnny Rivers, 1966
To Sir With Love by Lulu, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
Wedding Bell Blues by The 5th Dimension, 1969
I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5, 1970
Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves by Cher, 1971
I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash, 1972
Keep On Truckin’ by Eddie Kendricks, 1973

Other notables this week:

Have I The Right? by The Honeycombs, peaked at Number 5 in 1964
The Door Is Still Open To My Heart by Dean Martin, peaked at Number 6 in 1964
You’re The One by The Vogues, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
Rain On The Roof by The Lovin’ Spoonful, peaked at Number 10 in 1966
Please Love Me Forever by Bobby Vinton, peaked at Number 6 in 1967
Come Together by The Beatles, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
Somebody’s Been Sleeping by 100 Proof Aged In Soul, peaked at Number 8 in 1970
It Don’t Matter To Me by Bread, peaked at Number 10 in 1970
Imagine by John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
I’ve Found Someone Of My Own by Free Movement, peaked at Number 5 in 1971
I’d Love You To Want Me by Lobo, peaked at Number 2 in 1972
How Could I Let You Get Away / I’ll Be Around by The Spinners, peaked at Number 3 in 1972
Convention ’72 by The Delegates, peaked at Number 8 in 1972
Witchy Woman by The Eagles, peaked at Number 9 in 1972
Heartbeat It’s A Lovebeat by The DeFranco Family, peaked at Number 3 in 1973
I Got A Name by Jim Croce, peaked at Number 10 in 1973

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Roustabout by Elvis Presley, 1964
Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell, 1968
American Pie by Don McLean, 1971
There’s A Riot Goin’ On by Sly and The Family Stone, 1971
Seventh Sojourn by The Moody Blues, 1972
The World Is A Ghetto by War, 1972

Other notable albums debuting this week:

12 X 5 by The Rolling Stones, released in 1964, peaked at Number 3
The Door Is Still Open To My Heart by Dean Martin, released in 1964, peaked at Number 9
Golden Hits by Roger Miller, released in 1965, peaked at Number 6
Harum Scarum by Elvis Presley, released in 1965, peaked at Number 8
Je M’appelle Barbra by Barbra Streisand, released in 1966, peaked at Number 5
A Man And A Woman movie soundtrack, released in 1966, peaked at Number 10
The Turtles! Golden Hits by The Turtles, released in 1967, peaked at Number 7
Love, Andy by Andy Williams, released in 1967, peaked at Number 8
Dionne Warwick’s Golden Hits, Part One by Dionne Warwick, released in 1967, peaked at Number 10
Tom Jones Live In Las Vegas by Tom Jones, released in 1969, peaked at Number 3
New Morning by Bob Dylan, released in 1970, peaked at Number 7
Chicago At Carnegie Hall by Chicago, released in 1971, peaked at Number 3
Talking Book by Stevie Wonder, released in 1972, peaked at Number 3
Ringo by Ringo Starr, released in 1973, peaked at Number 2

Birthdays:

Eugene Ormandy, 18 November 1899
Mantovani, 15 November 1905
Tommy Dorsey, 19 November 1905
Geza Anda, 19 November 1921
Hank Ballard, 18 November 1927
Gunter Kallmann, 19 November 1927
C.W. McCall, 15 November 1928
Joe Hinton, 15 November 1929
Petula Clark, 15 November 1932
Clyde McPhatter, 15 November 1932
Garnet Mimms, 16 November 1933
Valjean, 19 November 1934
Freddie Garrity, 14 November 1936
Cornelius Gunter, 14 November 1936
Little Willie John, 15 November 1937
Gordon Lightfoot, 17 November 1938
Jerry Fuller, 19 November 1938
Hank Medress, 19 November 1938
Idris Muhammad, 13 November 1939
Walter Carlos, 14 November 1939
Baby Washington, 13 November 1940
Winfred “Blue” Lovett, 16 November 1940
Odia Coates, 13 November 1941
Conleth Cluskey, 18 November 1941
John Paul Hammond, 13 November 1942
Bob Gaudio, 17 November 1942
Timmy Thomas, 13 November 1944
Gene Clark, 17 November 1944
Frida, 15 November 1945
Martin Barre, 17 November 1946
Bob McBride, 17 November 1946
Toy Caldwell, 13 November 1947
Chi Coltrane, 16 November 1948
Terry Reid, 13 November 1949
James “J.Y.” Young, 14 November 1949
Steve Fossen, 15 November 1949
Pattie Santos, 16 November 1949
Graham Parker, 18 November 1950
Stephen Bishop, 14 November 1951
Lori Lieberman, 15 November 1951
Dino Martin, 17 November 1951
Yanni, 14 November 1954

Remembrances:

Ted Heath, 18 November 1969
Hal Kratzsch, 18 November 1970
Danny Whitten, 18 November 1972
John Glascock, 17 November 1979
Doug Roberts, 18 November 1981
Tom Evans, 19 November 1983
Don Addrisi, 13 November 1984
Antal Dorati, 13 November 1988
Ronnie Bullis, 13 November 1992
Bobby Russell, 19 November 1992
Dino Valenti, 16 November 1994
Bill Doggett, 13 November 1996
Ralph “Pee Wee” Middlebrooks, 15 November 1997
Donald Mills, 13 November 1999
Doug Sahm, 18 November 1999
David Wilson, 14 November 2000
Mike Stewart, 13 November 2002
Don Armando, 16 November 2002
Arthur Conley, 17 November 2003
Don Gibson, 17 November 2003
Michael Kamen, 18 November 2003
Terry Melcher, 19 November 2004
Ruth Brown, 17 November 2006
Johnny Almond, 18 November 2009
Jackie Leven, 14 November 2011
Lee Pockriss, 14 November 2011
Moogy Klingman, 15 November 2011
Gary Garcia, 17 November 2011
Martin Fay, 14 November 2012
Billy Scott, 17 November 2012
Stan Greig, 18 November 2012
Sir Philip Ledger, 18 November 2012
Pete La Roca, 19 November 2012
Georgina Anderson, 14 November 2013
Mike Burney, 13 November 2014
Jimmy Ruffin, 17 November 2014
Dave Appell, 18 November 2014
Betty Ann Grove, 13 November 2015
P. F. Sloan, 15 November 2015
Richard Cowan, 16 November 2015
Al Aarons, 17 November 2015
David VanLanding, 17 November 2015
Daniel Ferro, 18 November 2015
Wilbur Foss, 18 November 2015
Ron Hynes, 19 November 2015

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Quote Of The Week

“Hatred ever kills, love never dies such is the vast difference between the two. What is obtained by love is retained for all time. What is obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred.”

– MK Gandhi

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This Week In Music (6-12 November)

Songs at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts on 6 Nov:

Baby Love by The Supremes, 1964
Get Off Of My Cloud by The Rolling Stones, 1965
Last Train To Clarksville by The Monkees, 1966
To Sir With Love by Lulu, 1967
Hey Jude by The Beatles, 1968
Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley, 1969
I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5, 1970
Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves by Cher, 1971
I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash, 1972
Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight and The Pips, 1973

Other notables this week:

Last Kiss by J. Frank Wilson and The Cavalleers, peaked at Number 2 in 1964
Let It Be Me by Betty Everett and Jerry Butler, peaked at Number 5 in 1964
Chug-A-Lug by Roger Miller, peaked at Number 9 in 1964
Everybody Loves A Clown by Gary Lewis and The Playboys, peaked at Number 4 in 1965
Positively 4th Street by Bob Dylan, peaked at Number 7 in 1965
Hold Me Tight by Johnny Nash, peaked at Number 5 in 1968
White Room by Cream, peaked at Number 6 in 1968
Indiana Wants Me by R. Dean Taylor, peaked at Number 5 in 1970
Peace Train by Cat Stevens, peaked at Number 7 in 1971
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) by Marvin Gaye, peaked at Number 9 in 1971
All I Know by Art Garfunkel, peaked at Number 9 in 1973

Number One Albums debuting this week on the Billboard Album Charts:

Beach Boys Concert by The Beach Boys, 1964
Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin, 1969

Other notable albums debuting this week:

My Name Is Barbra, Two… by Barbra Streisand, released in 1965, peaked at Number 2
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme by Simon and Garfunkel, released in 1966, peaked at Number 4
Farewell To The First Golden Era by The Mamas and The Papas, released in 1967, peaked at Number 5
Greatest Hits by Sly and The Family Stone, released in 1970, peaked at Number 2
Living In The Past by Jethro Tull, released in 1972, peaked at Number 3
Quadrophenia by The Who, released in 1973, peaked at Number 2
Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield, released in 1973, peaked at Number 3
Full Sail by Loggins and Messina, released in 1973, peaked at Number 10

Birthdays:

Ray Conniff, 6 November 1916
Joe Bushkin, 7 November 1916
Billy May, 10 November 1916
Henry Jerome, 12 November 1917
Jo Stafford, 12 November 1917
Al Hirt, 7 November 1922
Joan Sutherland, 7 November 1926
Patti Page, 8 November 1927
Ernestine Anderson, 11 November 1928
LaVern Baker, 11 November 1929
Bob Crewe, 12 November 1931
Stonewall Jackson, 6 November 1932
Joseph Pope, 6 November 1933
Mary Travers, 9 November 1936
Eugene Pitt, 6 November 1937
Dee Clark, 7 November 1938
Hubert Laws, 10 November 1939
Ruby Nash Curtis, 12 November 1939
Lord Sutch, 10 November 1940
Doug Sahm, 6 November 1941
Tom Fogerty, 9 November 1941
Johnny Rivers, 7 November 1942
Mike Clifford, 6 November 1943
Eloise Laws, 6 November 1943
Joni Mitchell, 7 November 1943
Brian Hyland, 12 November 1943
Arthur “Pooch” Tavares, 12 November 1943
Bonnie Bramlett, 8 November 1944
Robert Nix, 8 November 1944
Chris Smither, 11 November 1944
Booker T. Jones, 12 November 1944
Lani Hall, 6 November 1945
Don Murray, 8 November 1945
Donna Fargo, 10 November 1945
Neil Young, 12 November 1945
Sally Field, 6 November 1946
Roy Wood, 8 November 1946
Minnie Riperton, 8 November 1947
Dave Loggins, 10 November 1947
Greg Lake, 10 November 1947
Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, 12 November 1947
Glenn Frey, 6 November 1948
Joe Bouchard, 9 November 1948
Bonnie Raitt, 8 November 1949
Tommy Caldwell, 9 November 1949
Ronnie Hammond, 10 November 1950
Gerald Alston, 8 November 1951
Marshall Crenshaw, 11 November 1953
Bruce Woolley, 11 November 1953
Rickie Lee Jones, 8 November 1954
Les McKeown, 12 November 1955

Remembrances:

Berry Oakley, 11 November 1972
Ivory Joe Hunter, 8 November 1974
Tasha Thomas, 8 November 1984
Dickie Goodman, 6 November 1989
Tom Clancy, 7 November 1990
Ronnie Dyson, 10 November 1990
Tony Duhig, 11 November 1990
Carter Cornelius, 7 November 1991
Carmen McRae, 10 November 1994
Don Julian, 6 November 1998
Pat Clancy, 11 November 1998
Jim Voigt, 7 November 2000
Lance Dickerson, 10 November 2003
Pete Jolly, 6 November 2004
Lenny Mayes, 7 November 2004
Jance Garfat, 6 November 2006
Miriam Makeba, 9 November 2008
Mitch Mitchell, 12 November 2008
Carroll Pratt, 11 November 2010
Gordon Beck, 6 November 2011
Andrea True, 7 November 2011
Heavy D, 8 November 2011
Jimmy Norman, 8 November 2011
Michael Garrick, 11 November 2011
Doyle Bramhall, 12 November 2011
Richard Robbins, 7 November 2012
Major Harris, 9 November 2012
Anthony di Bonaventura, 12 November 2012
Bob French, 12 November 2012
Clyde Stacy, 6 November 2013
Kris Ife, 8 November 2013
Arnold Rosner, 8 November 2013
Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, 9 November 2013
Bob Beckham, 11 November 2013
Sir John Tavener, 12 November 2013
Maggie Boyle, 6 November 2014
Rick Rosas, 6 November 2014
Russell Christopher, 9 November 2014
Big Bank Hank, 11 November 2014
Johnny Dyer, 11 November 2014
James Erb, 11 November 2014
Buddy Catlett, 12 November 2014
Carlos Emilio Morales, 12 November 2014
José Ángel Espinoza, 6 November 2015
Chuck Pyle, 6 November 2015
Eddie Hoh, 7 November 2015
Andy White, 9 November 2015
Robert Craft, 10 November 2015
Allen Toussaint, 10 November 2015
Phil Taylor, 11 November 2015

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