Monthly Archives: November 2014

Quote Of The Week

“In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.”

— Flora Edwards

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This Week In Music (23-29 November)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100:

  • I’m Leaving It Up To You by Dale and Grace, 1963
  • Leader Of The Pack by The Shangri-Las, 1964
  • Incense And Peppermints by Strawberry Alarm Clock, 1967
  • Something by The Beatles, 1969
  • Photograph by Ringo Starr, 1973

Beatles - Apple 2654 - A-side - Something Ringo Starr - Apple 1865 - A-side - Photograph

Other notables peaking this week:

  • You Really Got Me by The Kinks, peaked at Number 7 in 1964
  • I Can See For Miles by The Who, peaked at Number 9 in 1967
  • Baby I’m A Want You by Bread, peaked at Number 3 in 1971
  • Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts, peaked at Number 6 in 1972
  • Space Race by Billy Preston, peaked at Number 4 in 1973

 

Birthdays:

  • Wild Bill Davis, 24 November 1918
  • Paul Desmond, 25 November 1924
  • Etta Jones, 25 November 1928
  • Gloria Lynne, 23 November 1929
  • Ethel Ennis, 28 November 1932
  • Gato Barbieri, 28 November 1932
  • John Gary, 29 November 1932
  • Robert Goulet, 26 November 1933
  • John Mayall, 29 November 1933
  • Al Jackson, Jr., 27 November 1935
  • Betty Everett, 23 November 1939
  • Jim Yester, 24 November 1939
  • Tina Turner, 26 November 1939
  • Gary Troxel, 28 November 1939
  • Meco, 29 November 1939
  • Percy Sledge, 25 November 1940
  • Bruce Channel, 28 November 1940
  • Chuck Mangione, 29 November 1940
  • Denny Doherty, 29 November 1940
  • Pete Best, 24 November 1941
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn, 24 November 1941
  • Eddie Rabbitt, 27 November 1941
  • Jody Miller, 29 November 1941
  • Bob Lind, 25 November 1942
  • Jimi Hendrix, 27 November 1942
  • Felix Cavaliere, 29 November 1942
  • Randy Newman, 28 November 1943
  • RB Greaves, 28 November 1943
  • Bobby Martin, 29 November 1943
  • Lee Michaels, 24 November 1945
  • John McVie, 26 November 1945
  • Randy Brecker, 27 November 1945
  • Alan Paul, 23 November 1949
  • Bruce Hornsby, 23 November 1954
  • Amy Grant, 25 November 1960
  • Stacy Lattisaw, 25 November 1966

 

Remembrances:

  • Tommy Dorsey, 26 November 1956
  • Nick Drake, 25 November 1974
  • Ray Smith, 29 November 1979
  • Big Joe Turner, 24 November 1985
  • Freddie Mercury, 24 November 1991
  • Eric Carr, 24 November 1991
  • Albert Collins, 24 November 1993
  • Jerry Edmonton, 28 November 1993
  • Tommy Boyce , 23 November 1994
  • Jr. Walker, 23 November 1995
  • Barbara Acklin, 27 November 1998
  • Butch McDade, 29 November 1998
  • Bobby Sheen, 23 November 2000
  • OC Smith, 23 November 2001
  • George Harrison, 29 November 2001
  • Stanley Black, 27 November 2002
  • Thurman “Teddy” Wilburn, 24 November 2003
  • James Grant, 29 November 2004
  • Joe Jones, 27 November 2005
  • Tony Sylvester, 26 November 2006
  • Peter Christopherson, 24 November 2010
  • Ross MacManus, 24 November 2011
  • Don DeVito, 25 November 2011
  • Coco Robicheaux, 25 November 2011
  • Lee “Shot” Williams, 25 November 2011
  • Keef Hartley, 26 November 2011
  • Ian Campbell, 24 November 2012
  • Chris Stamp, 24 November 2012
  • Earl Carroll, 25 November 2012
  • Mickey Baker, 27 November 2012
  • Gloria Davy, 28 November 2012
  • Franco Ventriglia, 28 November 2012
  • Maddalena Fagandini, 29 November 2012
  • Wayne Mills, 23 November 2013
  • William Adam, 25 November 2013
  • Bob Day, 25 November 2013
  • Chico Hamilton, 25 November 2013
  • Joe Bihari, 28 November 2013
  • Oliver Cheatham, 29 November 2013
  • Dick Dodd, 29 November 2013
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Quote Of The Week

“Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”

— Henry David Thoreau

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This Week In Music (16-22 November)

Singles peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts during the week of 16-22 November:

  • Deep Purple by Nino Tempo and April Stevens, 1963
  • I Hear A Symphony by The Supremes, 1965
  • You Keep Me Hangin’ On by The Supremes, 1966
  • I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family, 1970
  • Theme From “Shaft” by Isaac Hayes, 1971

 

Other Notables:

  • Come A Little Bit Closer by Jay and The Americans, peaked at Number 3 in 1964
  • 1-2-3 by Len Barry, peaked at Number 2 in 1965
  • Take A Letter Maria by R.B. Greaves, peaked at Number 2 in 1969
  • Smile A Little Smile For Me by The Flying Machine, peaked at Number 5 in 1969
  • I’d Love You To Want Me by Lobo, peaked at Number 2 in 1972
  • I Got A Name by Jim Croce, peaked at Number 10 in 1973

 

Birthdays:

  • Eugene Ormandy, 18 November 1899
  • Tommy Dorsey, 19 November 1905
  • Benjamin Britten, 22 November 1913
  • Geza Anda, 19 November 1921
  • June Christy, 20 November 1925
  • Hank Ballard, 18 November 1927
  • Gunter Kallmann, 19 November 1927
  • Raymond Lefevre, 20 November 1929
  • Garnet Mimms, 16 November 1933
  • Valjean, 19 November 1934
  • Gordon Lightfoot, 17 November 1938
  • Jerry Fuller, 19 November 1938
  • Dick Smothers, 20 November 1938
  • Winfred “Blue” Lovett, 16 November 1940
  • Tony Butala, 20 November 1940
  • Dr. John, 21 November 1940
  • Conleth Cluskey, 18 November 1941
  • David Porter, 21 November 1941
  • Terry Stafford, 22 November 1941
  • Jesse Colin Young, 22 November 1941
  • Steve Wahrer, 22 November 1941
  • Bob Gaudio, 17 November 1942
  • Norman Greenbaum, 20 November 1942
  • Stephen Caldwell, 22 November 1942
  • Gene Clark, 17 November 1944
  • Martin Barre, 17 November 1946
  • Bob McBride, 17 November 1946
  • Duane Allman, 20 November 1946
  • Joe Walsh, 20 November 1947
  • Steve Caldwell, 22 November 1947
  • Rod Price, 22 November 1947
  • Chi Coltrane, 16 November 1948
  • Lonnie Jordan, 21 November 1948
  • Alphonse Mouzon, 21 November 1948
  • Pattie Santos, 16 November 1949
  • Billy Jones, 20 November 1949
  • Graham Parker, 18 November 1950
  • Livingston Taylor, 21 November 1950
  • Little Steven, 22 November 1950
  • Tina Weymouth, 22 November 1950
  • Dino Martin, 17 November 1951

 

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
  • Bobby Russell, 19 November 1992
  • Dino Valenti, 16 November 1994
  • Tom Clay, 22 November 1995
  • Doug Sahm, 18 November 1999
  • 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
  • Bob Relf, 20 November 2007
  • Johnny Almond, 18 November 2009
  • Little Smokey Smothers, 20 November 2010
  • Gary Garcia, 17 November 2011
  • Russell Garcia, 19 November 2011
  • Georg Kreisler, 22 November 2011
  • Paul Motian, 22 November 2011
  • Himie Voxman, 22 November 2011
  • Billy Scott, 17 November 2012
  • Stan Greig, 18 November 2012
  • Sir Philip Ledger, 18 November 2012
  • Pete La Roca, 19 November 2012
  • Flora Martirosian, 20 November 2012
  • Austin Peralta, 21 November 2012
  • Conrad Susa, 21 November 2013
  • Brian Dawson, 22 November 2013

 

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Quote Of The Week

“The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger.”

– The Dalai Lama

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This Week In Music (9-15 November)

Songs peaking at Number 1 this week on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart:

  • Poor Side Of Town by Johnny Rivers, 1966
  • Keep On Truckin’ by Eddie Kendricks, 1973

 

Other notables:

  • Have I The Right? by The Honeycombs, peaked at Number 5 in 1964
  • White Room by Cream, peaked at Number 6 in 1968
  • It Don’t Matter To Me by Bread, peaked at Number 10 in 1970
  • Imagine by John Lennon, peaked at Number 3 in 1971

John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band - Apple 1840 - A-side - Imagine

Birthdays:

  • Mantovani, 15 November 1905
  • Billy May, 10 November 1916
  • Henry Jerome, 12 November 1917
  • Jo Stafford, 12 November 1917
  • Ernestine Anderson, 11 November 1928
  • CW McCall, 15 November 1928
  • LaVern Baker, 11 November 1929
  • Joe Hinton, 15 November 1929
  • Bob Crewe, 12 November 1931
  • Petula Clark, 15 November 1932
  • Clyde McPhatter, 15 November 1932
  • Mary Travers, 9 November 1936
  • Freddie Garrity, 14 November 1936
  • Cornelius Gunter, 14 November 1936
  • Little Willie John, 15 November 1937
  • Hubert Laws, 10 November 1939
  • Ruby Nash Curtis, 12 November 1939
  • Idris Muhammad, 13 November 1939
  • Walter Carlos, 14 November 1939
  • Lord Sutch, 10 November 1940
  • Baby Washington, 13 November 1940
  • Tom Fogerty, 9 November 1941
  • Odia Coates, 13 November 1941
  • John Paul Hammond, 13 November 1942
  • Brian Hyland, 12 November 1943
  • Arthur “Pooch” Tavares, 12 November 1943
  • Chris Smither, 11 November 1944
  • Booker T. Jones, 12 November 1944
  • Timmy Thomas, 13 November 1944
  • Donna Fargo, 10 November 1945
  • Neil Young, 12 November 1945
  • Frida, 15 November 1945
  • Charlie Webber, 15 November 1945
  • Dave Loggins, 10 November 1947
  • Greg Lake, 10 November 1947
  • Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, 12 November 1947
  • Toy Caldwell, 13 November 1947
  • Joe Bouchard, 9 November 1948
  • Tommy Caldwell, 9 November 1949
  • Terry Reid, 13 November 1949
  • James “J.Y.” Young, 14 November 1949
  • Steve Fossen, 15 November 1949
  • Ronnie Hammond, 10 November 1950
  • Stephen Bishop, 14 November 1951
  • Lori Lieberman, 15 November 1951
  • Marshall Crenshaw, 11 November 1953
  • Bruce Woolley, 11 November 1953
  • Yanni, 14 November 1954
  • Les McKeown, 12 November 1955

 

Remembrances:

  • Berry Oakley, 11 November 1972
  • Don Addrisi, 13 November 1984
  • Antal Dorati, 13 November 1988
  • Ronnie Dyson, 10 November 1990
  • Tony Duhig, 11 November 1990
  • Ronnie Bullis, 13 November 1992
  • Carmen McRae, 10 November 1994
  • Bill Doggett, 13 November 1996
  • Ralph “Pee Wee” Middlebrooks, 15 November 1997
  • Pat Clancy, 11 November 1998
  • Donald Mills, 13 November 1999
  • David Wilson, 14 November 2000
  • Mike Stewart, 13 November 2002
  • Lance Dickerson, 10 November 2003
  • Miriam Makeba, 9 November 2008
  • Mitch Mitchell, 12 November 2008
  • Michael Garrick, 11 November 2011
  • Doyle Bramhall, 12 November 2011
  • Lee Pockriss, 14 November 2011
  • Moogy Klingman, 15 November 2011
  • Major Harris, 9 November 2012
  • Anthony di Bonaventura, 12 November 2012
  • Bob French, 12 November 2012
  • Martin Fay, 14 November 2012
  • Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, 9 November 2013
  • Bob Beckham, 11 November 2013
  • Georgina Anderson, 14 November 2013
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Quote Of The Week

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

— Maria Robinson

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This Week In Music (2-8 November)

Songs peaking at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart:

  • Get Off Of My Cloud by The Rolling Stones, 1965
  • Last Train To Clarksville by The Monkees, 1966
  • Wedding Bell Blues by The 5th Dimension, 1969
  • Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves by Cher, 1971
  • I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash, 1972

Mary Hopkin - Apple 1801 - A-side - Those Were The Days Rolling Stones - London 5N-9792 - A-side - Get Off Of My Cloud

Other notables:

  • Last Kiss by J. Frank Wilson and The Cavaleers, peaked at Number 2 in 1964
  • Soul Man by Sam and Dave, peaked at Number 2 in 1967
  • Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin, peaked at Number 2 in 1968
  • Nights In White Satin by The Moody Blues, peaked at Number 2 in 1972

 

Birthdays:

  • Roy Rogers, 5 November 1911
  • Ray Conniff, 6 November 1916
  • Joe Bushkin, 7 November 1916
  • Al Hirt, 7 November 1922
  • Joan Sutherland, 7 November 1926
  • Patti Page, 8 November 1927
  • Ike Turner, 5 November 1931
  • Stonewall Jackson, 6 November 1932
  • Eugene Pitt, 6 November 1937
  • Jay Black, 2 November 1938
  • Dee Clark, 7 November 1938
  • Delbert McClinton, 4 November 1940
  • Art Garfunkel, 5 November 1941
  • Doug Sahm, 6 November 1941
  • Johnny Rivers, 7 November 1942
  • Mike Clifford, 6 November 1943
  • Eloise Laws, 6 November 1943
  • Joni Mitchell, 7 November 1943
  • Keith Emerson, 2 November 1944
  • Bonnie Bramlett, 8 November 1944
  • J. D. Souther, 2 November 1945
  • Lani Hall, 6 November 1945
  • Don Murray, 8 November 1945
  • Gram Parsons, 5 November 1946
  • Loleatta Holloway, 5 November 1946
  • Sally Field, 6 November 1946
  • Roy Wood, 8 November 1946
  • Bill Quateman, 4 November 1947
  • Peter “Herman” Noone, 5 November 1947
  • Minnie Riperton, 8 November 1947
  • Lulu, 3 November 1948
  • Glenn Frey, 6 November 1948
  • Frankie Miller, 2 November 1949
  • Jimmie Spheeris, 5 November 1949
  • Bonnie Raitt, 8 November 1949
  • Gerald Alston, 8 November 1951
  • Maxine Nightingale, 2 November 1952
  • Jeff Lorber, 4 November 1952
  • Rickie Lee Jones, 8 November 1954

 

Remembrances:

  • Johnny Horton, 5 November 1960
  • Gary McFarland, 3 November 1971
  • Ivory Joe Hunter, 8 November 1974
  • Guy Lombardo, 5 November 1977
  • Tasha Thomas, 8 November 1984
  • Bobby Nunn, 5 November 1986
  • Vladimir Horowitz, 5 November 1989
  • SSgt Barry Sadler, 5 November 1989
  • Dickie Goodman, 6 November 1989
  • Tom Clancy, 7 November 1990
  • Carter Cornelius, 7 November 1991
  • Fred “Sonic” Smith, 4 November 1994
  • Eddie Harris, 5 November 1996
  • Don Julian, 6 November 1998
  • Jim Voigt, 7 November 2000
  • Billy Mitchell, 5 November 2002
  • Billy Guy, 5 November 2002
  • Bobby Hatfield, 5 November 2003
  • Joe Bushkin, 3 November 2004
  • Pete Jolly, 6 November 2004
  • Lenny Mayes, 7 November 2004
  • Link Wray, 5 November 2005
  • Paul Mauriat, 3 November 2006
  • Dan Billings, 2 November 2007
  • Joe VerScharen, 3 November 2007
  • Dick Burns, 5 November 2007
  • Jerry Bock, 3 November 2010
  • Jim Clench, 3 November 2010
  • Michelle Nicastro, 4 November 2010
  • Randy Miller, 5 November 2010
  • Shirley Verrett, 5 November 2010
  • Gordon Beck, 6 November 2011
  • Andrea True, 7 November 2011
  • Jimmy Norman, 8 November 2011
  • Ted Curson, 4 November 2012
  • Bernard Bierman, 5 November 2012
  • Elliott Carter, 5 November 2012
  • Richard Robbins, 7 November 2012
  • Bernard Roberts, 3 November 2013
  • Clyde Stacy, 6 November 2013
  • Kris Ife, 8 November 2013
  • Arnold Rosner, 8 November 2013

 

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