Today In Oldies Music History: November 10--
Births1907: Jane Froman
1916: Billy May
1932: Paul Bley
1939: Tommy Facenda
1940: Screaming Lord Sutch
1941: Kyu Sakamoto
1944: Tim Rice
1945: Donna Fargo
1947: Dave Loggins
1947: Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper)
1948: Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
1950: Ronnie Hammond (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
Deaths1990: Ronnie Dyson
1994: Carmen McRae
1997: Tommy Tedesco
2002: Johnny Griffith (Funk Brothers)
Events1955: In his Nashville hotel room, songwriter Mae Axton plays Elvis Presley a demo of a song she's co-written called "Heartbreak Hotel."
1956: Billboard magazine's DJ survey reveals that Elvis Presley is the country's number one male artist on both the pop and country charts.
1958: Billboard magazine reports that Dick Clark's American Bandstand show on ABC is the hottest merchandising opportunity on television, noting that sales of Beechnut gum have doubled since the company begin buying ad space on the program.
1958: Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls, then a member of Cooke's backup band, are badly injured in a car crash in Marion, AR, while touring with the gospel group the Pilgrim Travellers. Rawls is hurt so badly he is actually pronounced dead at the scene; chauffeur Edward Cunningham, however, is the only actual casualty.
1965: Marianne Faithfull gives birth to her first child, Nicholas, from artist John Dunbar.
1966: British newspapers break the news that the Beatles will indeed refuse all future offers to tour.
1967: The Beatles film three separate videos for their new single, "Hello Goodbye," at London's Saville Theatre. The three are eventually edited together to form one video, but the BBC, which has just given in to a Musician's Union ban on lip-syncing, refuses to air the clip.
1968: After performing their latest single, "Crown Of Creation," on CBS-TV's Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick -- already in partial blackface -- gives the "black power salute" (made infamous when a black athlete at that year's Olympics had raised his fist instead of putting his hand over his heart during the US National Anthem).
1970: Martha Reeves of the Vandellas gives birth to her first and only son, Eric.
1973: John Lennon meets with legendary producer Phil Spector in New York to begin work on an album of oldies covers entitled Rock 'n' Roll.
1975: The SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks suddenly in Lake Superior during a storm, killing all 29 men aboard and inspiring Canadian folkie Gordon Lightfoot to write a song about the tragedy, "The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald."
1994: Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant perform an all-acoustic version of "Stairway To Heaven" while visiting a Japanese talk show.
2002: On tonight's "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation" episode of FOX-TV's The Simpsons, guest stars Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, and Brian Setzer operate a rock and roll fantasy camp.
2003: David Bowie is forced to cancel the remainder of his concert in Nice, France, when laryngitis causes his voice to go out completely in the middle of "Ziggy Stardust."
2003: An emotional tribute to the recently-deceased Johnny Cash is held at Nashville's famous Ryman Auditorium, featuring classic Cash songs performed by Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, and Steve Earle, among others.
Releases1967: The Moody Blues, "Nights In White Satin"
Recording1939: Muggsy Spanier, "Dipper Mouth Blues"
1965: The Beatles: "The Word," "I'm Looking Through You"
Charts1958: Conway Twitty's "It's Only Make Believe" hits #1
1973: Elton John's LP Goodbye Yellow Brick Road hits #1
1973: Eddie Kendricks' "Keep On Truckin'" hits #1
1979: The Eagles' "Heartache Tonight" hits #1