Thursday, November 10, 2011
#273 - Checklist - Cards 265-396
In '73 on November 8th David Bowie was presented an award in the UK for selling over one million albums and singles since he signed with RCA two years prior. It was also around this time that rumors became rampant that Mick Jagger was going to star in the film version of The Who's "Tommy." That role, of course, stayed in the family and was taken by Roger Daltry. On the 10th "Keep On Truckin'" took over number one in the States. It was Eddie Kendricks' biggest hit since leaving The Temptations a year earlier. In '74 November 8th was a pretty bad day in the music world. Ivory Joe Hunter, an R+B singer in the Fifties turned county singer passed away at age 63. Much worse, singer Connie Francis was raped at knifepoint after a show out on Long Island. It was a pretty devastating event in her life and it would be about eight years before she could perform in public again. On the 9th "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet", Bachman-Turner Overdrive's ode to stutterers (for real - Randy Bachman wrote it for his brother who had a big problem in that area) took over the top spot.
Not even a degrees of separation on this one. More baseball on the next post.