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November 22

 

 

1957  

 

November 22

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel appear as Tom and Jerry on ABC-TV's American Bandstand.

 

1963  

 

November 22

The Beatles released their second album, "With The Beatles", in the UK. The collection featured "All My Loving", "Please Mr. Postman" and "Roll Over Beethoven" and would succeed their first L.P. in the #1 spot, giving the Fab Four a string of 51 consecutive weeks at the top of the UK album chart.

 

November 22

Phil Spector releases a Christmas album called "A Christmas Gift for You", which was recorded over the Spring and Summer and contained songs by The Ronettes, The Crystals, Darlene Love and Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans.

 

1965  

 

November 22

24-year-old Bob Dylan married 26-year-old former Playboy Bunny, Sara Lowndes, under an oak tree on a judge's lawn on Mineola, Long Island. She was to be the inspiration for the songs "Sara" and "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands". Sara would file for divorce in March, 1977.

 

1966  

 

November 22

Ray Charles appears in a Boston court and is fined $10,000 and given a five year suspended sentence after being convicted a year earlier of drug possession.

 

1967  

 

November 22

The Elvis Presley film Clambake opens in the US to dismal reviews. Despite the thin plot and weak story line, the movie will still be a box office success.

 

1968  

 

November 22

The Beatles release a double album simply called "The Beatles", but known to fans as "The White Album". Among the 29 songs on the L.P. is Ringo Starr's first song writing contribution, "Don't Pass Me By", which as a single, made it to number one in Scandinavia.

 

1975  

 

November 22

Less than three months after achieving their first number one record, "Get Down Tonight", KC And The Sunshine Band return to the top of the Hot 100 with "That's The Way (I Like It)". It made #4 in the UK.

 

November 22

Barry Manilow's "I Write the Songs" enters the US chart, on its way to number one. Although Manilow wrote many of his hits, this one was actually written by Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys.

 

1976  

 

November 22

Jerry Lee Lewis turned his Rolls Royce upside down in a ditch just outside Collierville, Tennessee, totaling the vehicle. Neither he or his wife Jaren were badly hurt, but The Killer would end up facing a drunk driving charge, of which he was later proven innocent by a breathalyzer.

 

1979  

 

November 22

Tony Orlando returned to the concert stage in San Carlos, California after a self-imposed, three-month retirement following the suicide death of his good friend, actor Freddie Prinze.

 

November 22

Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life" is awarded a Platinum disc. The record had a ten week run at the top of the Billboard chart and spent eight weeks leading the Cashbox best sellers list.

 

1988  

 

November 22

Janet Ertel of The Chordettes died of cancer at the age of 75. The group made the Billboard chart nine times between 1954 and 1961 with songs such as "Mr. Sandman" and "Lollipop".

 

1997  

 

November 22

Michael Hutchence, the 37-year-old lead singer of INXS, was found dead in his room at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Double Bay, Sydney. The New South Wales coroner determined that Hutchence's death was the result of suicide, although some who were close to him believe he may have died from autoerotic asphyxiation.

 

2002  

 

November 22

The surviving members of The Doors, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, announced they would record and tour again with a new line up including ex-Cult singer Ian Astbury and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland. Original drummer John Densmore was not able to take part because he suffers from severe tinnitus, a persistent ringing or buzzing in the ears.

 

2004  

 

November 22

62 year old producer and songwriter Terry Melcher, known for his work with Paul Revere And The Raiders, The Beach Boys, The Mamas And Papas, Glen Campbell and The Byrds, lost his battle with cancer.

 

2010  

 

November 22

After just one week of availability on iTunes, The Beatles' music sold more than 450,000 albums and 2 million individual songs. The Fab Four's debut on the popular download site was accompanied by an extensive marketing campaign.



 


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