This Week in Rock and Roll History, November 16 – 23
It’s Throwback Thursday! Here’s what happened this week in Boss rock n’ roll history.
1960: Patsy Cline recorded “I Fall to Pieces,” which in 1961 became Cline’s first No. 1 hit on the Country charts and her second hit single to cross over onto the Pop charts. 1985: Starship started a two-week run at No. 1 on the U. S. singles chart with “We Built This City.”
1962: The Four Seasons started a five-week run at No. 1 on the U. S. singles chart with “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” 2003: 21-year-old Britney Spears became the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1963: The NBC news program, The Huntley-Brinkley Report, was the first to air footage (albeit pre-recorded) of The Beatles in concert.
1964: The Supremes became the first all-girl group to have a UK No. 1 single with “Baby Love” — also the second of five Supremes songs in a row to go to No. 1 in the United States.
1955: “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley & His Comets went to No. 1 on the UK singles chart. 1976: Paul Simon hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live, where he performed live with George Harrison.
1980: Don Henley was arrested after a naked 16-year-old girl was found at his home in Los Angeles suffering from a drug overdose. 1981: Olivia Newton John started a 10-week run at No. 1 in the U. S. singles chart with “Physical.”
1975: KC and the Sunshine Band started a two-week run at No. 1 on the U. S. singles chart with “That’s The Way (I Like It),” the group’s second U. S. No. 1 of the year.
1975: Queen started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with “Bohemian Rhapsody;” its video, generally acknowledged as the first pop video, cost only £5,000 to produce.