NOVEMBER 9: The Daily Flashback
1857: The first issue of Atlantic Monthly was published.
1958: Elvis Presley’s hit “Hound Dog” – with “Don’t Be Cruel” on the flip side – became only the third record in history to sell more than three million copies, following Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” and Gene Autry’s “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
1963: The Kingsmen’s “Louie, Louie” was released.
1964: Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas” was released.
1965: The great Northeast blackout occurred as several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.
1966: According to the “Paul Is Dead” rumors, this was the day Paul McCartney “blew his mind out in a car,” meeting his doom and being replaced with a lookalike.
1967: With John Lennon on the cover, the first issue of Rolling Stone was published.
1973: Billy Joel’s sophomore album Piano Man was released.
1989: Communist East Germany opened its borders, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany.
1993: The first Wu-Tang Clan album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), was released.
1996: For the first time, Bob Dylan licensed one of his songs for commercial use – “The Times They Are a Changin'” to the Bank of Montreal.
1997: The Detroit Lions’ Barry Sanders became the first NFL player to rush for over 1,000 yards in nine straight seasons.
1999: Fiona Apple’s When the pawn hits the conflicts he thinks like a king What he knows throws the blows when he goes to the fight And he’ll win the whole thing ‘fore he enters the ring There’s no body to batter when your mind is your might So when you go solo, you hold your own hand And remember that depth is the greatest of heights And if you know where you stand, then you know where to land And if you fall it won’t matter, cause you’ll know that you’re right was released.
2002: Madonna broke The Beatles’ record for most Top 10 hits when “Die Another Day” goes to No. 8, giving her a total of 35 Top 10 hits.
2006: At the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Alicia Keys and David Bowie performed “Changes” at a benefit for the Keep a Child Alive organization. It was Bowie’s final performance.
1913: Hedy Lamarr
1924: Robert Frank
1936: Mary Travers
1941: Tom Fogerty
1946: Benny Mardones
1948: Albert Bouchard
1970: Susan Tedeschi
1973: Nick Lachey
1991: Yves Montand
2008: Miriam Makeba
2012: Major Harris
2015: Allen Toussaint