Who Counts

I’m just a poor boy and nobody loves me

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

November 23, 1975

Freddie Mercury  Queen Pop GroupQueen starts a nine-week run at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with Bohemian Rhapsody. The promotional video that accompanies the song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video. Before its release,  various record executives tell the band  that, at 5:55, it is too long and will never be a hit.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Leave them kids alone!



I’d taken the cure and had just gotten through

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

November 22, 1965

Dylan LowndesBob Dylan and Sara Lowndes are married in a secret ceremony during a break in his tour. The marriage takes place under an oak tree on a judge’s lawn on Mineola, Long Island, New York. Sara,  the mother of singer Jakob Dylan, files for divorce on March 1, 1977.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Waiting for this moment to arrive


The wind in the willow played

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

November 18, 1956

FatsFats Domino appears on the Ed Sullivan Show, performing his cover of the classic Blueberry Hill. It becomes one of his signature songs. Before Fats makes it a rock ‘n’ roll standard, it is recorded by various artists including Louis Armstrong, The Glenn Miller OrchestraGene Autry and Jimmy Dorsey.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: ‘Til we tear the house down


No reason to get excited

November 16, 1968

electric-ladyland-3The Jimi Hendrix Experience is at #1 on the U.S. album chart with Electric Ladyland. The double album includes Crosstown Traffic, Voodoo Chile and All Along the Watchtower and features guest appearances by Dave Mason, Steve Winwood and Al Kooper.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Too many runaways eating up the night