THIS WEEK IN ROCK
November 24, 2019
Wham! hit number one (again), Elvis hits the big screen (again) Billy Joel hits the top of the US charts (for the very first time) and more. It’s This Week In Rock’.
#OnThisDay November 18, 1978
Billy Joel hits the top of the US album charts for the first time with his sixth LP, ‘52nd Street’. Did you know that it was later the first commercial album to be released on CD?
#OnThisDay November 19, 1965
Many happy returns to Spiritualized mainman and pioneer of modern day psychedelia Jason Pierce. Did you know that their acclaimed 2001 album, ‘Let It Come Down’, featured around 100 additional musicians and singers playing the orchestral parts?
#OnThisDay November 20, 1976
Paul Simon hosts the popular comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live’ where he performs an incredible rendition of ‘Homeward Bound’ with none other than George Harrison. Luxuriate in its loveliness here…
#OnThisDay November 21, 1994
Following a five year hiatus, The Stone Roses are back in action with the release of ‘Love Spreads’, the lead single from their not-so-modestly titled album, ‘The Second Coming’.
#OnThisDay November 22, 1960
Elvis Presley’s sixth movie, ‘GI Blues’, is released. Did you know that some of the pre-production exterior shots were filmed in Germany before The King’s release from the US Army where he was serving?
#OnThisDay November 23, 1980
Hall and Oates crack the UK Top 40 for the first time when ‘Kiss On My Lips’ enters at No. 33. Did you that this video was played on MTV’s first day of broadcast?
#OnThisDay November 24, 1985
Wham! continue their unstoppable rise as ‘I’m Your Man’ becomes their third UK No. 1 single. Did you know that the video was filmed in the legendary though sadly defunct Marquee Club in London’s Soho?