Today In Oldies Music History: November 2--
Births1926: Charlie Walker
1937: Earl "Speedoo" Carroll (The Cadillacs, The Coasters)
1938: Jay Black (Jay and the Americans)
1941: Bruce Welch (The Shadows)
1941: Brian Poole (Brian Poole and the Tremeloes)
1945: J.D. Souther
1946: Len "Chip" Hawkes (Brian Poole and the Tremeloes)
1944: Keith Emerson (The Nice, Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
1947: Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention)
1952: Maxine Nightingale)
Deaths1966: Mississippi John Hurt
1986: Desi Arnaz
1991: Mort Shuman
2001: Buddy Starcher
Events1956: A riot breaks out at Fats Domino's show in Fayetteville, NC, with police resorting to tear gas to break up the unruly crowd. Fats jumps out of a window to avoid the melee; he and two other band members are slightly injured.
1963: Dion angrily walks off the set of the British ITV television program Ready Steady Go! in the middle of performing his hit "Donna The Prima Donna," claiming the go-go dancers surrounding him during the song are distracting.
1963: Reviewing the Beatles' concert the night before in Cheltenham, England, the British paper Daily Mirror uses the headline "Beatlemania!" effectively inserting the phrase into the popular consciousness for the first time.
1964: Brenda Lee gives a Royal Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth II in London, along with Cliff Richard and Cilla Black.
1966: Paul Revere and the Raiders appear on tonight's "Dizzoner the Penguin" episode of ABC-TV's Batman.
1968: Cream is presented with a platinum album for Wheels Of Fire at the Madison Square Garden stop of their farewell tour.
1969: The Rolling Stones quasi-documentary Sympathy For The Devil, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, premieres in San Francisco.
1973: CBS airs the Barbra Streisand television special Barbra Streisand And Other Musical Instruments, featuring special guest Ray Charles.
1974: George Harrison begins the first-ever solo tour by a Beatle when he performs the first night of his "Dark Horse" tour in Vancouver, BC. The tour, which is plagued by Harrison's laryngitis, is a disaster.
1979: The Who's musical film Quadrophenia, featuring a small part played by Sting, opens in US theaters.
1978: David Cassidy's infamous flop cop TV drama David Cassidy: Man Undercover debuts on NBC, the first of only ten episodes.
1984: Marvin Gay Sr., father of singer Marvin Gaye (who added the e when he joined Motown) is found guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of his son, but courts rule the action was taken in self-defense, and the elder Gay is given five years' probation.
1985: With his new single, "Part-Time Lover," topping the charts, Stevie Wonder becomes the artist with the longest period between Number Ones: 22 years. (This song also sets a record by going to #1 on five different Billboard charts.
1994: Ruth Tyrangiel, former girlfriend of Bob Dylan, sues for $5 million palimony, claiming the singer reneged on his promise to marry her after she helped with his business affairs and also with his songwriting.
1994: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's David Crosby is hospitalized after suffering liver failure; he's fortunate enough to find a donor for a transplant.
1995: The syndicated R&B dance show Soul Train celebrates its 25th year on the air with guest appearances by Al Green, Diana Ross, Bill Withers, and Patti Labelle.
2007: Led Zeppelin's latest reunion concert is postponed when guitarist Jimmy Page breaks his pinky finger.
Releases1963: The Beach Boys, "Be True To Your School"
1968: Stevie Wonder, "For Once In My Life"
1971: Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume 2
1973: Ringo Starr, Ringo
Recording1967: The Beatles, "Hello Goodbye"
1973: Bob Dylan, "Never Say Goodbye"
Charts1955: Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons" enters the charts
1955: Julie London's "Cry Me A River" enters the charts
1963: Peter, Paul and Mary's LP In The Wind hits #1
1974: Stevie Wonder's "You Haven't Done Nothin'" hits #1
1974: Three Dog Night's "Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)" enters the charts
1974: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's LP So Far hits #1