November 5 Rock And Roll History
We've got facts about your classic favorites right here.
On this day in 1965, The Who released "My Generation," which became an anthem for British teens. It went to #2 in the U.K., but in the In the U.S. the song only went to #74 despite being performed on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. "My Generation" was later ranked at #11 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
In 1970, Led Zeppelin releases "Immigrant Song." The song features a repeating riff and references to Norse mythology. The song appeared on Led Zeppelin III.
In 1973, Bob Dylan recorded "You Angel You" and "Going, Going, Gone" for his 1974 album "Planet Waves."
In 1983, Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl" made it to #1 on the U.K. singles chart. The song remained there for five weeks. It was initially written about his then-girlfriend Elle Macpherson, but it ended up becoming about his wife-to-be Christie Brinkley, both of whom were the most famous supermodels of the '80s.
In 2000, The Who appeared as guest stars on an episode of The Simpsons titled "A Tale of Two Springfields."
And also in 2000, U2's "All That You Can't Leave Behind" became the band's eighth album to go to #1 in the U.K.