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Today in Oldies Music History: November 27

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Today in Oldies Music History: November 27

Births

1917: "Buffalo" Bob Smith
1925: Derroll Adams
1934: Al Jackson (Booker T. and the MGs)
1941: Eddie Rabbitt
1942: Jimi Hendrix
1944: Dozy (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich)

Deaths

1973: Johnny Widener

Events

1964: Mick Jagger is fined 16 pounds for driving offenses in Totenhall, England.
1965: Author Ken Kesey and his band of "Merry Pranksters" hold the first "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" in San Francisco.
1981: The British Phonographic Industry, backed by musicians like Elton John, Cliff Richard, and 10cc, places advertisements in the British press claiming "Home taping is wiping out music."
1995: The Beatles' Anthology I sets a first-week sales record of 1.2 million copies.

Releases

1965: The Lovin' Spoonful, "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice"
1967: The Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour (US LP)
1967: The Beatles, "Hello Goodbye" b/w "I Am The Walrus"
1976: Queen, "Somebody To Love"

Recording

1926: Louis Armstrong, "You Made Me Love You"
1935: Ginger Rogers and Johnny Mercer, "Eeny Meeny Miney Mo"
1969: The Rolling Stones, Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

Certifications

1967: The Association's "Never My Love" is certified gold
1968: The Steppenwolf album is certified gold
1974: Carl Douglas' "Kung Fu Fighting" is certified gold

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