Major rap albums from TLC & Jay-Z, the first Live From Daryl’s House, and the debut issue of Rolling Stone Magazine… complete with a free roach clip. Here’s everything that went down this week in music history!
1967 – November 9th, The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published in San Francisco.
It featured John Lennon on the cover, dressed in army fatigues while acting in his recent film, How I Won the War.
The first issue had a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint.
The name of the magazine was compiled from three significant sources: the Muddy Waters song, the first rock ‘n’ roll record by Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.
1982 – November 13th, Men at Work’s debut album Business as Usual hits #1 in the US.
It stayed at #1 for 15 weeks until it is dethroned by Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
Business as Usual was one of the most successful albums internationally by an Australian group.
The Album featured the singles ‘Down Under’, ‘Who Can It Be Now?’, and ‘Be Good Johnny.’
1986 – November 11th, Pink Floyd issued a press statement stating that they intend to continue using the name without Roger Waters.
Waters had left Pink Floyd in 1985 due to creative differences with the group.
He began a legal battle with the band regarding their continued use of the name and material.
In December 1985, Waters issued a statement to EMI and CBS invoking the “Leaving Member” clause in his contract.
Since then, Waters claims he regrets suing his former bandmates.
Waters, Gilmour and Mason later reconciled, reuniting for a performance at Live 8 in 2005.
1994 – November 15th, TLC released their second album, CrazySexyCool.
The album featured the hits ‘Creep’ and ‘Waterfalls.’
It’s been certified 12x platinum, making TLC the first girl group in history to be awarded diamond status.
It has since sold over 14 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by an American girl group.
The recording of the album was negatively impacted by member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes who was involved in a volatile romantic relationship and struggling with alcoholism.
2003 – November 14th, Jay-Z released The Black Album.
It was advertised as his final album before retiring, which is also a recurring theme throughout the songs.
The singles included ‘Dirt Off Your Shoulder’, ‘Change Clothes’, and ‘99 Problems’.
For the album, Jay-Z wanted to enlist a different producer for each song working with Kanye West, Eminem, Timbaland, Rick Rubin, as well as several others.
In 2005, it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, losing to Kanye West’s The College Dropout.
2007 – November 15th, The first episode of Daryl Hall’s show Live From Daryl’s House airs on the web.
The series features Hall performing from his home in Millerton, New York.
It gained traction and got picked up by the Palladia network and then later by yours truly, AXS TV.
Over the years, Smokey Robinson, Joe Walsh, Cee Lo Green, Rob Thomas and many other musical luminaries appear.
They perform a mix of their own songs, covers and Hall & Oates tracks.