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November 25 – Today In Rock Music History

Percy Sledge, When A Man Loves A Woman

Musicians Born On November 25

1941 Percy Sledge
1943 Roy Lines (Early Status Quo)
1945 Bev Bevan (ELO)
1947 Val Fuentes (It’s a Beautiful Day)
1959 Steve Rotheram (Marillion)
1960 Amy Grant
1966 Stacey Lattishaw (Jump to the Beat)

Deaths On November 25

1974 Nick Drake (Five Leaves Left)

Number 1 In The Charts On November 25

1955 Bill Haley and the Comets: ‘Rock Around the Clock’ UK 45
1965 Seekers: ‘The Carnival Is Over’ UK 45
1967 Strawberry Alarm Clock: ‘Incense and Peppermints’ US 45
1972 Chuck Berry: ‘My-Ding-a-Ling’ UK 45
1989 New Kids on the Block: ‘You Got It’ UK 45
1991 Michael Jackson: ‘Dangerous’ UK LP
1995 Whitney Houston : Exhale (Shoop Shoop) : US single
1995 Robson Greene and Jerome Flynn : Robson and Jerome : UK LP
1995 Alice In Chains : Alice In Chains : US LP

Various Music Events On November 25

1955 Singing Dogs enter UK chart with ‘The Singing Dogs Medley’

1957 Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps make their US TV debut on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’, performing ‘Lotta Loving’ and ‘Dance to the Bop’

1961 Everly Brothers arrive at Camp Pendleton in California, reporting to join US Marine Corps.

1965 Otis Redding hits UK chart for first time with ‘My Girl

1966 Jimi Hendrix Experience makes their debut UK appearance at Bag O’Nails club

1969 John Lennon returns his MBE in protest at UK involvement in Biafra and Vietnam

1976 ‘The Last Waltz’ the final concert by the Band, takes place at the Winterland Theatre in San Francisco

1984 Thirty-six artists gather at Island Studios in London to record ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’

1991 U2′s ‘Achtung Baby’ hits UK LP chart at No. 2

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