Today in rock history Monday 16th November
1960 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Stay,” Maurice Williams & the
Zodiacs. The song is the shortest No. 1 single in the rock era, at one
minute and 37 seconds.
1995 – As part of the shaping of Time Warner’s merger with Turner,
Michael Fuchs is ousted from his position as head of Time Warner’s
record labels as well as cable channel HBO.
2000 – Kid Rock sideman Joe C. (Joseph Calleja) dies in his sleep at his
home in Taylor, Mich. He is 26. Calleja had suffered from Celiac
Disease, an intestinal disorder, since he was a child.
2002 – Blues pianist/vocalist Mose Vinson dies of diabetes at his home in Memphis.
2005 – Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics are among the honorees inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame.
2006 – Queen’s ‘Greatest Hits’ album was declared the Best Selling UK
album of all time by The Official UK Charts Company.
2010 – Apple Announces Beatles Deal on iTunes
Apple has acquired the rights to sell Beatles music on its online
store. Looking for Hype to gain more momentum, Apple caused a frenzy
Monday with speculators.
“Well, let’s not start deleting our iTunes libraries just yet”,
said the Wall Street Journal, “the big news is that iTunes will
finally start carrying The Beatles’ catalogue”.