November 7 Rock And Roll History
Start your morning off right with rock and roll history on WZOZ.
On this day in 1963, the Beatles made their only visit to Ireland as a group. They gave two shows in Dublin at the Adelphi Cinema.
In 1967, Elton John, who was still using his given name (Reg Dwight), and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin signed their first major publishing deal. Since both were still minors, their parents had to be present at the signing. Taupin responded to an ad placed in the New Musical Express for a lyric writer placed in the New Musical Express, and the two have since worked together on more than 30 albums.
In 1981, Hall and Oates had their third U.S. #1 single with "Private Eyes." The single went to #32 in the U.K.
In 1987, Bruce Springsteen's eighth studio album, "Tunnel of Love," hit #1 on the U.S. album chart. It ended up going triple platinum in the U.S., with one of his biggest hit singles, "Brilliant Disguise," reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
And in 2007, The Eagles' first studio album in 28 years, "Long Road Out Of Eden", sold 711,000 copies in the first week that it was released in the U.S. This brought it up to the top of the Billboard Hot 200 chart. The LP featured two singles, both of which were covers of J.D. Souther songs ("How Long" and "Busy Being Fabulous). Both songs made it to the Top 30 on the country charts, and to the Top 20 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.