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Today in rock music history:
November 14, 1960: It’s Now or Never by Elvis Presley becomes the fastest-selling single ever in the UK, selling 780,000 copies a week.
Also on this day, Ray Charles goes to #1 for the first time ever with Georgia On My Mind, his ninth hit.
November 14, 1962: The Beatles played the final show of a 14-night run at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany. We will soon be featuring these performances here at $BecomeUngovernable Radio.
November 14, 1964: The Supremes reign at the top of the charts for the third week with their first hit, Baby Love.
November 14, 1967: Pink Floyd opens for The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and play the first show at Royal Albert Hall in London.
November 14, 1970: Gladys Knight & The Pips release If I Were Your Woman.
Also on this day, Santana releases their version of Black Magic Woman. Most people do not know that the song was originally written by Peter Green, and released by Fleetwood Mac in 1968, when they were a blues band.
November 14, 1971: Rod Stewart & Faces release Stay With Me.
That’s today’s lesson in a nutshell, Musicologists. Please sign on to follow the blog on the right sidebar and it will be delivered to your email daily. We will be back in a bit with today’s line-up!