November 22, 1956 Newly formed Club Records signed the “Church Bells May Ring” hit makers, The Willows and Pat Cordell & The Crescents. The latter became The Elegants of “Little Star” fame.
1976 – Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested for driving drunk when he drove his Rolls Royce into a ditch.
Top Single: “Let’s Do It Again” The Staple Singers #10 1975
“Fly, Robin, Fly” Silver Convention #1 1975
Birthday: Jamie Troy (The Classics) 1942 - Steven Caldwell (The Orlons)
November 23, 1899 The first Jukebox was installed at The Palace Royal Hotel in San Francisco.
Top Single: “I’m Leaving It Up To You” Dale & Grace.
November 24, 1956 The Dell-Vikings recorded nine songs including “Come Go With Me” all A cappella. After instrumentation was added, “Come Go With Me” went on to be the first top 10 Pop hit by a racially mixed Rock & Roll vocal group.
1972 – Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert TV show debuted featuring Chuck Berry, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Alice Cooper.
Top Single: “Big Girls Don’t Cry” The Four Seasons #1 1962 “Photography” Ringo Starr #1 1973
November 25, 1957
The Sultans “If I Could Tell” was released. Member Gene McDaniels went on to solo success with “A Hundred Pounds Of Clay” and “Tower of Strength” in 1961.
November 25, 1957 The Sultans “If I Could Tell” was released. Member Gene McDaniels went on to solo success with “A Hundred Pounds Of Clay” and “Tower of Strength” in 1961.
1984 – Bob Geldof and 36 stars recorded “Do They Know It’s Christmas” for Ethiopian famine relief. Artists included Phil Collins, Boy George, Sting, U2, Duran Duran, George Michael and James Taylor.
Top Single: “Buzz, Buzz, Buzz” The Hollywood Flames #1 R&B 1957
“Incense & Peppermints” Strawberry Alarm Clock #1
November 26, 1955 The Four Coins “Memories Of You” charted.
Top Single: “Good Vibrations” The Beach Boys” #2 1966
Birthday: Garnett Mimms (The Enchanters)
November 27, 1954 The Charms “Hearts Of Stone” chart debut reached #15 Pop, #1 R&B while beating out The Jewels original recording.
1961 – Ray Charles had his 18th of a career 76 chart singles when “Unchain My Heart” reached the Top 100.
Top Single: “Heartaches” The Marcels #7 1961 “Theme From Shaft” Isaac Hayes #1 1971
November 28, 1992 36 years after The Five Satins original legendary hit, Boys II Men’s remake of “In The Still of The Night” charted, soaring to #3 Pop, #4 R&B. The feat was all the more impressive in the rap era as the “Boys” sang the recording A cappella.
1960 – Hank Ballard & The Midnighters “Hoochie Coochie Coo” was released reaching #23 Pop, #3 R&B.
Top Single: “Come A Little Bit Closer” Jay & The Americans 33 1964
“Leader Of The Pack” The Shangri-Las #1 1964
Birthday: Gary Troxel (The Fleetwoods) 1939 Dawn Robinson (En Vogue) 1968
November 29, 1980Manhattan Transfer’s remake of The Videos “Trickle, Trickle” charted.
1986 – Cyndi Lauper’s “Change Of Heart” charted eventually reaching #3.
Top Single: “Nights On Broadway” The Bee Gees #9 1975
“Come Together/Something” The Beatles #1 1969
Birthday: Denny Doherty (The Mama’s & The Papa’s) 1941 John Wilson (Sly, Slick & Wicked)
November 30, 1959 The Five Satins “Shadows” charted becoming their 3rd of 7 Top 100 singles. Their classic “In The Still of The Night” charted 3 of those 7 times.
Top Single: “I’m Leaving It Up To You” Dale & Grace #1 1963
Show Support for Turtles Victory
In September, the 1960s band The Turtles won a critical legal victory in their lawsuit against Sirius XM. The Turtles sued because Sirius XM has taken the position that it doesn't need permission - and therefore doesn't need to pay for use of - pre-1972 recordings protected under state law, even though it does pay for post-1972 recordings that are protected by federal law. This relates to an issue that SoundExchange has long been fighting - the failure of some large digital radio services to pay for the use of such vintage recordings. We think Sirius XM's position is wrong as a matter of law, and definitely wrong as a matter of justice!
On the Hill & In the Know
Congressional Rewind: Abbreviated September Session
During the week of September 15, the House Judiciary Committee held two copyright hearings. The first hearing was part of the Committee's comprehensive copyright review and discussed a provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that prohibits people from circumventing technical protection measures. This makes it illegal for pirates to even decrypt digital copyrighted works, often the first step before making an illegal copy. The second was an oversight hearing on the Copyright Office, where Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights, testified. Pallante focused on bringing the Copyright Office into the 21st Century, with Committee Members agreeing that there is a need to update and modernize the Copyright Office.
Congress has now left town to focus on the November election. They will make their way back to Washington, D.C. after voters have their say, for one last shot at getting their business done before the 113th Congress comes to an end.