Today In Music History: 11/02/17

Paul Revere And The Raiders appeared on “Batman,” on this day in 1966.

On this day in 1969, Simon & Garfunkel hit the studio to record “Cecilia.” The song reached #4 on the charts and sold over a million copies.

Ringo Starr released his third solo album, “Ringo,” on this day in 1973. The album features all four Beatles, with George Harrison playing guitar, McCartney does a Kazoo solo and John plays piano. They all contribute backing vocals as well.

On this day in 1985, “Part-Time Lover” hits #1 on the Hot 100, 22 years after Stevie Wonder first topped the chart in 1963.

On this day in 1990, “Graffiti Bridge,” Prince’s fourth feature film and an unofficial sequel to his “Purple Rain,” opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters. The movie was nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards including worst pictue, director, screenplay, actor and best new actor. It made 4.6 million at the box office. The soundtrack fared far better, but not near what “Purple Rain” did.

Chrissie Hynde, of The Pretenders, guest stars on Friends, on this day in 1995, and learns the song “Smelly Cat” from Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow).

And this isn’t really music, but it will always be one of mine and my little girls favorite movies. It was on this day in 2001, that “Monsters, Inc.,” featuring the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal, opened in U.S. movie theaters. It recorded the best debut ever for an animated film.

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