Almanac

Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Monday, November 28, 2022

79 years ago (1943)Randy Newman is born.
73 years ago (1949)Paul Shaffer, band leader on CBS' The Late Show With David Letterman, is born.
58 years ago (1964)Leader of the Pack by the Shangri-Las hits #1 on the U.S. pop chart.
56 years ago (1966)Several gold records are certified this day. The Righteous Brothers get one for their album Soul and Inspiration. The Monkees earn their third gold record for I'm a Believer, which will be #1 for seven weeks. And a gold record goes to the New Vaudeville Band for their '20s-style novelty song, Winchester Cathedral.
52 years ago (1970)Marty Balin leaves Jefferson Airplane, a group he started in 1965, after being fed up with the whole drugs and groupies scene.
52 years ago (1970)George Harrison's My Sweet Lord and Elton John's Your Song are released.
48 years ago (1974)Elton John made John Lennon make a promise. If Lennon's Whatever Gets You thru the Night hit #1, Lennon would join Elton on stage for a Madison Square Garden appearance. Elton co-wrote the song with Lennon. The song did reach #1 on the chart and Lennon does joins him on stage for three tunes. Backstage, Lennon has a brief reunion with Yoko Ono, from whom he'd been separated for over a year.
32 years ago (1990)Law enforcement officials in Los Angeles decide there isn't enough evidence to prosecute singer Axl Rose for assault in connection with a dispute involving his neighbor. The neighbor claims that Rose hit her over the head with an empty wine bottle.
16 years ago (2006)After taping his appearance on NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, rapper Snoop Dogg is arrested for investigation of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and drugs. He and two members of his entourage are taken into custody as they start to drive away from the NBC studios in Burbank.

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