Have you ever wondered what happened on this day in rock-n-roll history?  We're trying out a new segment to answer your question.  If you like reading about one of the great genres of music, drop us a comment and let us know.  Here goes - November 17 in rock-n-roll history!
Wow, I totally remember this like it was yesterday!  In 1973, 13-year-old Tony DeFranco and his family, The DeFranco Family, held the #1 spot on the Cashbox Best Sellers list with "Heartbeat - It's a Lovebeat".  Who remembers that?
The Commodores with lead singer Lionel Richie dominated the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1979 with "Still", a sultry, romantic ballad.
And in 2014, Jimmy Ruffin passed away  in Las Vegas at the age of 78.  Ruffin had countless hits on the Billboard top 40 including "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted", "Hold On To My Love" and "I've Passed This Way Before".