Rock N Roll History November 23
Jealousy is an ugly thing! In 1956, a 19-year-old sheet metal worker punched Elvis Presley at a hotel bar in Toledo, Ohio. The young man was upset because his wife carried a picture of Elvis in her wallet. He was fined $19.60 but had to spend seven days in jail because he did not have the money to pay the fine.
I found this pretty interesting. In 1976, "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen reached #1 on the charts on the U K and remained #1 until the end of January 1977. That's pretty amazing.
In 1994, Tommy Boyce died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Boyce wrote several songs for The Monkees including "Last Train To Clarksville" and "I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone". Boyce, along with his partner Bobby Hart, had a hit with "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" released in 1967.
Singer O.C. Smith, most noted for "Little Green Apples", died in 2001 at the age of 69.
And finally, in 1998 the first portable MP3 player went on sale in the United States. Ten years later, over 150 million players had been sold.