Today In Oldies Music History: November 22--
Births1899: Hoagy Carmichael
1940: Davey Graham
1941: Terry Stafford
1942: Steve Caldwell (The Orlons)
1943: Floyd Sneed (Three Dog Night)
1944: Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods)
1946: Aston "Family Man" Barrett (Bob Marley and the Wailers)
1947: Rod Price (Foghat)
1947: Sonny Geraci (The Outsiders, Climax)
1948: Dennis Larden (Every Mother's Son)
1950: "Miami" Steve "Little Steven" Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band)
1954: Craig Hundley
Deaths1988: Janet Ertel (The Chordettes)
Events1899: The world's first radio company, the Marconi Wireless Company of America, is incorporated in New Jersey.
1955: Elvis Presley sends a telegram to his new manager, Colonel Tom Parker, which reads: "Dear Colonel, Words can never tell you how my folks and I appreciate what you did for me. I've always known and now my folks are assured that you are the best, most wonderful person I could ever hope to work with. Believe me when I say I will stick with you through thick and thin and do everything I can to uphold your faith in me. Again, I say thanks and I love you like a father."
1957: Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel make their first appearance on ABC-TV's dance show American Bandstand -- in their earlier incarnation as Tom and Jerry, playing their minor hit "Hey Little Schoolgirl."
1963: President John F. Kennedy's motorcade passes through Dallas, TX, on its way to the Dallas Trade Mart, where he is to give an important speech. Three blocks before it reaches Dealey Plaza, it passes a rehearsal hall where the "Caravan of Stars" tour performers -- Dale and Grace, Brian Hyland, Bobby Vee, and Jimmy Clanton -- are preparing for that evening's show. All wave to the President.
1965: Bob Dylan marries his first wife, Sara Lowndes, in Nassau County, NY; as she is already pregnant with his first child, the marriage is kept a secret for the next two months. The couple would divorce in 1977.
1965: The musical Man Of La Mancha, starring Richard Kiley, opens on Broadway.
1968: In Ireland, singer Marianne Faithfull, heavily addicted to cocaine, miscarries what was to be her second child, fathered by boyfriend Mick Jagger.
1976: Jerry Lee Lewis is arrested for drunk driving in Memphis after driving his Rolls Royce into a ditch.
1979: After a painful, self-imposed three-month exile from show business following the shocking suicide of his friend, comedian Freddie Prinze, Tony Orlando returns to the concert stage, appearing at a show in San Carlos, CA.
1981: During Muddy Waters' gig at the Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago, the legendary bluesman is joined onstage by the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood, currently touring through the Midwest.
1990: The Rolling Stones' Bill Wyman announces the dissolution of his year-and-a-half-long marriage to model Mandy Smith. It was the third marriage for Wyman and the first for Smith, who was 34 years his junior. (The duo had begun dating when she was 13!) In an even more stunning development, Wyman's 30-year-old son soon married Mandy's mother, who was 16 years older than him, which, if Bill had remained married, would have made him his own grandfather.
2002: Ex-Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger announce they will reform the band for the first time in 27 years, replacing original drummer John Densmore (suffering from hearing loss) with the Police's Stuart Copeland and replacing original frontman Jim Morrison with soundalike Ian Astbury of the Cult.
2003: ZZ Top plays the final show at Houston, TX's Compaq Center before it is closed down; the native band had played there when it was The Summit, back in November of 1975. The venue later reopens as Pastor Joel Osteen's mega-church.)
2005: Sixteen pages of poetry written by University of Minnesota student Robert Zimmerman -- using his new name, Bob Dylan, for the first time -- are auctioned off for $78,000 in New York.
2006: After decades of living in California, Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood is finally naturalized as a citizen of the United States.
Releases1963: Phil Spector, A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector
1963: The Beatles, With The Beatles
1968: Elvis Presley, Elvis NBC-TV Special
1968: The Beatles, The Beatles
1982: Led Zeppelin, Coda
Recording1938: Bunny Berigan, "Jelly Roll Blues"
1961: Bob Dylan: "Man Of Constant Sorrow," "Pretty Peggy-O," "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean," "Gospel Plow," "Highway 51," "Freight Train Blues"
Charts1952: Johnny Standley's "It's In The Book" hits #1
1975: Barry Manilow's "I Write The Songs" enters the charts
1975: KC and the Sunshine Band's "That's The Way (I Like It)" hits #1