Monthly Archives: November 2011

Get you ready for my polygon (?) – the 2nd BANNED Wings single (hi, hi, hi)

On Nov. 30, 1972, Paul McCartney’s new band, Wings, released the single “Hi, Hi, Hi.” It was promptly banned from the BBC for its unsuitable lyrics. In 1971, McCartney formed Wings with his wife Linda and former Moody Blues guitarist … Continue reading

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Life’s just a cocktail party on the street (shadoobie) 1978, The Rolling Stones & New York City (shadoobie, shattered)

In 1978, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (“The Glimmer Twins”) were on a tear in the music world. Their last studio album, 1976’s Black and Blue, had embraced the disco sound (along with a mix of reggae, rock and blues). … Continue reading

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November 28th birthdays include Gato Barbieri and Randy Newman

There are several notable birthdays on Nov. 28th: 1929 – Berry Gordy, Jr., the founder of Motown Records 1940 – Clem Curtus, lead singer of The Foundations (“Baby Now That I’ve Found You”) 1943 – R. B. Greaves (“Take a … Continue reading

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The first triple album from a solo artist: George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass (1970)

In the UK, on Nov. 27, 1970, Apple Records released George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, a three-record set of music (two discs were songs, the third record was simply titled Apple Jam, four jam sessions that included Eric Clapton, … Continue reading

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The words will make you out ‘n’ out — Yes (Fragile, 1971)

Fragile, the fourth album for Yes on Atlantic Records, was released on Nov. 26, 1971 — that is, everywhere except the US. Atlantic held its release in the States for two months because the label was still seeing steady sales … Continue reading

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Laura Nyro’s “Beads of Sweat” 1970 (with Duane Allman)

On Nov. 25, 1970, Laura Nyro released her third album on Columbia Records, Christmas and the Beads of Sweat. The album would reach #51 on the Billboard Top LP’s chart. Each side to the album had a distinct sound. The … Continue reading

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“Dyin’ slow, blinded by snow … ” — Steppenwolf, 1970

This week in 1970, the highest ranking “new entry” on the Billboard Top LP’s chart was Steppenwolf 7, which landed at #26. The album would creep a bit higher to reach #19. Two songs from the album were released as … Continue reading

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