This Day in Music

November 16th

November 16

2006Queen’s Greatest Hits is recognized as the most popular album of all time in Britain, with more than five-and-a-half million units sold. At #2 is: the Beatles‘ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  Crazy Little Thing Called Love and Another One Bites The Dust were their two U.S. #1s. Here’s a link to the official music video for Another One Bites The Dust: Video.

2001: Palm Springs, CA unveils a downtown statue honoring the late singer Sonny Bono (of Sonny And Cher), the city’s former mayor. 

1985Starship’s We Built This City is #1.

1980Kenny Rogers’ version of Lady (written by Lionel Richie) hits #1.

1973David Bowie hosts a special edition of the TV show The Midnight Special.  He duets with Marianne Faithful on I Got You Babe.

1970I Think I Love You by the Partridge Family is #1.

1968B.J. Thomas’ Hooked On A Feeling is #1.

1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s album Electric Ladyland is #1.  It includes Hendrix’ definitive version of Bob Dylan’s All Along The Watchtower.

1964: The Animals record Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.

1964: Jazz singer-pianist Diana Krall is born.  Her Live In Paris album won a Grammy for Best Jazz Album in 2003.  Almost Blue, written by her husband, Elvis Costello, is one of her best-known hits.

1964: The Animals record Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.

Songs Of The Day:

We Built This City (Starship); Lady (Kenny Rogers); I Think I Love You (Partridge Family); Hooked On A Feeling (B.J. Thomas); Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (The Animals); Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen); Another One Bites The Dust (Queen); Almost Blue (Diana Krall); All Along The Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix Experience)