November 14 – Today In Music History

BIRTHDAYS (November 14th)
1938 – Cornelius Gunther  – American rhythm and blues singer who was an original member of The Platters and later joined The Coasters. He died February 26, 1990. In 1987, he was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame along with the rest of The Coasters.
1948 – James Young (STYX)
1951 – Steven Bishop
1975 – Travis Barker (Blink-182)

1956 – Jerry Lee Lewis cuts his first single – “End of the Road” for Sun Records.
1960 – Ray Charles’ cover of the Hoagy Carmichael’s 1930 standard “Georgia On My Mind,” becomes his first #1 hit.
1970 – Slade releases ‘Play It Loud’.
1971 – Slade hits #1 in the UK with “Coz I Love You.”
1982 – Joni Mitchell releases her first of only three albums in the 80’s “Wild Things Run Fast” (the other two were ‘Dog Eat Dog’ (1985) and ‘Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm’ (1988))


joni_mitchell_wild_things_run_fast1982 – Joni Mitchell – Wild Things Run Fast

“Wild Things Run Fast” is Joni Mitchell’s 11th studio album and her first for Geffen Records. Unlike it’s Jazz predecessors this collection was more Pop. Mitchell’s new bassist Larry Klein married her seven days after the album’s release. Their Marriage lasted 12 years (November 21, 1982 – 1994) He played on her next four albums. More on “Wild Things Run Fast”





1983 – Eurythmics – “Touch”

“Touch” is the third studio and first U.K. #1 album for the Eurythmics. It reached Top 10 in the U.S. It ranked #492 in Rolling Stone’s The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003, and again in a revised list in 2012. MORE ON “TOUCH”