Today in Rock History – November 1

Here’s what happened today in Rock History for November 1:

1964

The Dave Clark Five appear on The Ed Sullivan Show singing their hit “Glad All Over”. Sullivan likes them much better than The Rolling Stones, saying that unlike the latter, the DC5 are “nice, neat boys.”

1965

Rochester, New York police halt a Rolling Stones concert until over 3,500 screaming fans return to order.

1969

“Suspicious Minds” reaches the top of the Billboard chart, becoming Elvis Presley’s 17th and final US number-one hit during his lifetime. Elvis had recorded it in a 4 AM to 7 AM session last January, with the eighth take being the keeper. The song climbed to #2 in the UK.

1987

Dire Straits’ CD “Brothers In Arms” passes the three million sales mark, becoming the UK’s all-time best selling album.

2018

The Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending November 1st, 2018, showed that Michael Jackson’s song “Thriller” had come in at #31 thanks to its annual Halloween gains.

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