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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