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This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

November 14
08:25 2016

November 12, 1966 – The Monkees debut album starts a 13 week run at No.1 on the  album chart, and would go on to sell over 3 million copies in just three months.November 13, 1965 – The Castiles, which featured a young unknown singer by the name of Bruce Springsteen appears at The Fire House in Hazlet. The night is billed as a teenage go, go dance.November 14, 1975 – Queen plays the first of two nights at the Empire Theatre in England to kick off the first night of their 78-date ‘A Night at the Opera’ world tour.November 15, 1980 – Blondie has their fifth No.1 single in the UK with ‘The Tide Is High,’ written by reggae star John Holt. It’s their third UK No.1 of this year and also a No.1 in the US.November 16, 1974 – John Lennon hits No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Whatever Gets You Through The Night.’ Elton John played on the session and had made a deal with Lennon that they would have to play live together if the song ever reached No.1. Lennon kept his promise and later played three songs live with Elton: ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ and ‘Whatever Gets You Through the Night.’

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