Good Morning, Students! We are back with yet another lesson in the fine art of rock n’ roll trivia here in The Mermaid Lounge. We have all the salient rock n’ roll details every day.
Here’s today’s lesson:
November 15, 1932: Petula Clark (born Sally Olwen Clark) is born in Epsom, Surrey, England. Later in life, songs like Downtown and I Know A Place would make her famous.
November 15, 1956: Johnny & The Moondogs (consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison) appear in the final round of Britain’s TV Star Search at The Hippodrome Theatre, Manchester, where they perform Think It Over and It’s So Easy. Unfortunately, the did not have enough money to stay overnight, so they returned home before being able to finish the competition.
November 15, 1965: The Rolling Stones debut on NBC-TV’s Hullabaloo Show where they sing Get Off Of My Cloud.
On this day, The Beatles also finished recording Rubber Soul.
November 15, 1966: The Jefferson Airplane record Somebody To Love, which would reach #5 in in the summer of 1967.
Also, The Doors officially sign with Elektra Records in a deal for the band to release seven albums.
November 15, 1969: Janis Jopin is arrested at her concert in Tampa, Florida, and is charged with using “vulgar and indecent language.” The charges were later dropped.
November 15, 1972: Although I’m generally not into ‘soft rock’ on this day America released a most excellent album called Homecoming. We will soon feature it as our Album of The Week.
And finally, Hamburg, German’y’s famous Star Club — where a very young group called The Beatles once played — announced it would be closing its doors forever.
That’s it from the college of rock n’ roll knowlege. Stick around and we’ll give you today’s line up a bit later!