November 19 Rock And Roll History
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On this day in 1962, The Beatles played three different gigs. First was a midday show at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, followed by a performance at Smethwick Baths Ballroom, and ending with a show at the Adelphi Ballroom in Staffordshire.
In 1965, David Bowie and the Lower 3rd played a show at The Marquee Club in London.
In 1977, Jeffrey Hyman, lead singer of the Ramones (better known as Joey Ramone), sustained second degree burns when a humidifier exploded before their New Jersey show. He was able to finish the concert after receiving emergency treatment, but he spent the next week in a burn center in New York.
In 1988, Bon Jovi's lead single, "Bad Medicine" from the album "New Jersey," started a two-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart. It was the band's third #1 in the United States, and it topped out at #17 in the U.K.
In 2009, Ringo Starr publicly announced that he and Paul McCartney were teaming up for a duet on "Y Not," the drummer's solo album, which was released in January of the following year.
In 2016, a letter from John Lennon to Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda, sold at an auction in the U.S. for almost $30,000. The letter was two pages in length, with handwritten notes in the margins, and in it Lennon chastised the McCartneys for the way they had treated him and Yoko Ono.
And also in 2016, Stevie Nicks' 1981 solo album, "Bella Donna," reappeared on the Billboard 200 after being re-issued. It had been expanded to include 25 more tracks, and it climbed to the 128th position.