Music History for Thursday, 11/14/19
2011 - Lee Julian Pockriss, who wrote many popular songs including "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," died. He was 87.
2009 - Kings of Leon drummer Nate Followill married singer Jessie Baylin in Brentwood, Tennessee.
2005 - Mark Ross, known as Brother Marquis from the rap group 2 Live Crew, sued Ice-T, claiming he helped write the original version of "99 Problems," which became a hit for Jay Z.
2004 - Gwen Stefani performed on TV as a solo artist for the first time. She performed at the American Music Awards, singing "What You Waiting For."
2004 - Paul McCartney, U2’s Bono, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Robbie Williams, Snow Patrol, the Darkness and Keane recorded an updated version of "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
2003 - Jay Z released The Black Album.
2000 - Marilyn Manson released Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death). The album’s cover art, which depicted Manson on a cross, was banned by several retail chains, which released an alternate cover.
2000 - The trial of Michael Abram -- the man who attacked George Harrison and his wife in their home on December 30, 1999 -- began.
2000 - As promised, The Offspring gave away $1 million of its own money to a fan. The lucky winner was 14-year-old Ashley Hitchcock.
1999 - EMI offered retailers a rebate of three dollars for every copy they sold of the Chris Gaines album, In...The Life Of Chris Gaines. That’s the rock album Garth Brooks released as his alter-ego. Retailers were also asked to lower the price on the album as much as possible in order to help boost sales.
1997 - The Bee Gees concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas grossed $1,681,100 -- and it was not a sell-out.
1995 - Controversial rappers Tha Dogg Pound debuted on the Billboard 200 Pop Albums Chart at number one with Dogg Food.
1995 - The Rolling Stones released their acoustic Stripped album.
1992 - John Cascella, keyboardist in John Mellencamp’s band, was found dead in his car in Indiana from an apparent heart attack.
1987 - Sonny & Cher reunited for the first time in ten years, on NBC’s Late Night With David Letterman.
1982 - The number one single was Up Where We Belong by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes. The song was taken from the Richard Gere/Debra Winger film, An Officer and a Gentleman. It also won the Oscar for Best Original Song.
1972 - Johnny Nash had the number-one song with I Can See Clearly Now.
1970 - Santana’s Black Magic Woman was released.
1964 - The Supremes entered the Hot 100 with Come See About Me. It remained on the charts for 14 weeks, becoming their third consecutive #1.
1961 - The Elvis Presley film Blue Hawaii premiered.
1960 - Ray Charles had the number-one single with Georgia On My Mind.