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November 15

La Crosse, WI, United States / Eagle 102.7

1956 Elvis makes his acting debut in the movie Love Me Tender.
Johnny And The Moondogs, consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, appear in the final round of Britain’s TV Star Search at The Hippodrome Theatre, Manchester. Unfortunately, the Moondogs didn’t have enough money to stay overnight and were forced to head back to Liverpool before they were called back to stage.

1965 The Rolling Stones make their US TV debut on Hullabaloo.

1966 The Jefferson Airplane record “Somebody To Love”.

1969 The first album by the Carpenters, “Offering”, was released by A&M Records.

1991 Jacques Morali, the producer and songwriter who formed Village People, died of complications from AIDS.

1992 Ozzy Osbourne performs what he said would be his last concert, in Costa Mesa. The show turns into a Black Sabbath reunion when former band mates Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward join him on stage. Ozzy has of course returned to performing.

2000 The man who attacked George Harrison in December, 1999, was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Michael Abram was sent to a psychiatric hospital for an indefinite period and was released on November 8th, 2011.

2009 Yusuf Islam, known as Cat Stevens in the 1970s, took the stage in Dublin for the inaugural performance of his first full tour since 1976. After converting to Islam at the height of his popularity, he had rejected Pop music until 2006.

2011 A cardboard sign reading Bed Peace, created by John Lennon for his 1969 bed-in peace protest in Montreal, was sold by Christie’s auction house to an anonymous telephone bidder for $155,600.

2015 Songwriter P.F. Sloan passed away at the age of 70 of pancreatic cancer several weeks earlier. Among the hit songs he wrote were “Eve Of Destruction” by Barry McGuire, “A Must To Avoid” by Herman’s Hermits, “You Baby” by The Turtles, and “Secret Agent Man” by Johnny Rivers.


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