Major Rock Events from 1970-1990
November 27 A member from the Beatles, George Harrison released his first-post album named, All Things Must Pass.
November 25 The three remaining band members of the band, The Doors tell the Rolling Stones Magazine they aren’t done with playing even with the death of the lead singer, Jim Morrison.
The first run of ABC’s late-night show In Concert, Has it’s first run. The first bands are Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Blood Sweat and Tears and the Allman Brothers Band.
After Ringo Starr reached the Top Ten Charts with the songs “It Don't Come Easy” at number 4 and "Back Off Boogaloo" at number 9. Ringo Starr co-writes with George Harrison hitting number 1 on the charts with the song “Photograph”.
Since 1968 the band Spooky Tooth had released 8 albums and then split up. At different times, the band included member Gary Wright he would later have hits “Dreamweaver” and "Love Is Alive”. Mick Jones ( Who would come later in the band), Chris Stainton (who later moved on to play with Joe Cocker), and lastly Henry McCulloug. (Who was recruited by Paul McCartney and Wings)The band never got any success in Britain, but they gained some success in the US.
Queen’s hit "Bohemian Rhapsody" was number 1 in the Britain charts, where it stayed until the end of January 1976, which was the longest time period since Slim Whitman's hit "Rose Marie" in the year of 1955. The music video that went with the song is usually known as being the first Britain Pop video and it only cost £5,000 to produce.
Jerry Lee Lewis was not having the week. He was arrested within two days of his charges. The first of his charges was driving under the influence charge. While driving under the influence he drove the Rolls Royce he owned into a ditch. His second charge occurred after he drove to Graceland, wanting to see Elvis Presley. He was swinging a pistol at the mansion.
2 Pop music divas Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand joined voices to produce the number 1 song in the US called, "No More Tears”. It was the summer’s Streisand's fourth. The record made #3 in the UK.
The British Phonographic business, with the endorsement of Rock stars like Elton John, Gary Numan, Cliff Richard, 10cc and the Boomtown Rats, places advertisements in the British press claiming that "Home taping is wiping out music."
Musician Lionel Richie gets to number one on the charts with the song "Truly", his the first solo song after he left the Commodores.
The record "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by various artists was recorded in London, England. The song gained popularity quickly. It also raised a grand amount of money for famine help in Ethiopia.
Big Joe Turner died of kidney failure. Turner is one of the first artists to play Rock and Roll when he recorded "Shake, Rattle and Roll" in the year 1954.The band Bill Haley and His Comets released bigger hit with their cover version. Turner recorded "Sweet Sixteen" before B.B. King. He also wrote "Honey Hush", which was copied by Jerry Lee Lewis and Paul McCartney.
For the first time in Billboard chart history, female artists take up the top three spots. In #1 is Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors", in #2 is Tina Turner with "Typical Male" and in #3 is Janet Jackson's "When I Think Of You".
Two talents Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes came together to rerecord the song "(I've Had), the song “The Time Of My Life" that reached the top position on the Billboard Hot 100. It was Bill Medley’s third chart topper and Jennifer Warnes’ second.
The songwriter Diane Warren was also the author for the top 2 hits in the US. The two hits were called, "When I See You Smile" and, "Blame It On the Rain", which was credited to Milli Vanilli. Diane Warren would go on to write the Aerosmith song "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" was also for the Armageddon soundtrack in the year 1998.
The inaugural Billboard Music Awards were held in the area of Santa Monica, California, with Janet Jackson walking away with most of the prize. She won awards in eight different categories including, the Top Pop Album, the Top R&B Album and the Top R&B Artist.
(Source: http://www.classicbands.com/history.html )