Legend:  BTD – Born Today     OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Nov8,1913 Robert Strauss#BTD Nov8,1913 #RobertStrauss actor RIP. Burly gruff-voiced actor who played Animal in the movie #Stalag17 & other movies
BTD Nov8,1920 Esther Rolle#BTD Nov8,1920 #EstherRolle actress RIP. Best known as Florida Evans on the @CBS sitcom #Maude & spin-off series #GoodTimes
BTD Nov8,1924 Joe Flynn#BTD Nov8,1924 #JoeFlynn actor RIP. Played Capt. Wallace B. Binghamton in the TV series "McHale's Navy"
BTD Nov8,1927 Ken Dodd#BTD Nov8,1927 Sir #KenDodd RIP comedian, singer, songwriter and actor. 1965 UK #1 "Tears", +17 other UK Top40 hit singles and known for his live stand-up performances
BTD Nov8,1931 Darla Hood#BTD Nov8,1931 #DarlaHood RIP actress, cast member of "Our Gang" series of short comedies of the 1930s & 1940s. The #OurGang shorts were later syndicated to TV as The Little Rascals. Hood made her debut at age 4
BTD Nov8,1942 Gerald Alston#BTD Nov8,1942 #GeraldAlston R&B singer and the lead singer with The #Manhattans from1988 and 1995. 1976 US #1 & UK #4 single 'Kiss And Say Goodbye' and solo artist
BTD Nov8,1944 Bonnie Bramlett#BTD Nov8,1944 #BonnieBramlett (Bonnie O'Farrell) singer #DelaneyandBonnie 1971 US #13 "Never Ending Song Of Love" and solo career. Acting guest-starred in an episode of "Fame"
BTD Nov8,1944 Rodney Slater#BTD Nov8,1944 #RodneySlater saxophone, founding member the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band 1968 UK #5 single "I'm The Urban Spaceman"
BTD Nov8,1946 John Farrar#BTD Nov8,1946 #JohnFarrar songwriter, arranger, singer, guitarist been a member of The #Strangers, #Marvin, Welch & Farrar, The #Shadows
BTD Nov8,1946 John Martin#BTD Nov8,1946 #JohnMartin "The Big Figure" original drummer for #DrFeelgood from 1971-1982. #DrFeelgood 1976 #1 UK album "Stupidity", 1979 UK #9 single "Milk And Alcohol"
BTD Nov8,1946 Roy Wood#BTD Nov8,1946 #RoyWood guitarist, co-founder The #Move 1969 UK #1 "Blackberry Way", +6 other Top10 UK singles & #Wizzard 1973 UK #1 single "See My Baby Jive" #HBday @DrRoyWood
BTD Nov8,1947 Minnie Riperton#BTD Nov8,1947 #MinnieRiperton (Minnie Julia Riperton-Rudolph) RIP singer, songwriter 1975 US #1 & UK #2 "Lovin' You", +4 US R&B Top40 singles
BTD Nov8,1949 Alan Berger#BTD Nov8,1949 #AlanBerger bass guitarist for Southside Johnny & The Ashbury Jukes 1978 album "Hearts Of Stone"
BTD Nov8,1949 Bonnie Raitt#BTD Nov8,1949 #BonnieRaitt is singer, songwriter 1991 US #5 "Something to Talk About", +4 US Top40 singles. She has received 10 Grammy Awards & sold over 30 million records
BTD Nov8,1954 Rickie Lee Jones#BTD Nov8,1954 #RickieLeeJones singer, songwriter 1979 US #4 & UK #18 "Chuck E's in Love", 1979 US #40 "Young Blood" & won 2 #Grammy Awards #HBday @RickieLeeJones
BTD Nov8,1958 Terry Lee Miall#BTD Nov8,1958 #TerryLeeMiall drummer 1980-82 for Adam And The Ants 1981 UK #1 single 'Stand And Deliver' +15 other UK Top40 singles
OTD Nov8,1952 New Musical Express Magazine, Al Martino#OTD Nov8,1952 1st UK pop chart published by New #MusicalExpress "Here In My Heart" by #AlMartino is the 1st #1 and stayed at the top of the charts for 9wks @alisonmartino
OTD Nov8,1957Jailhouse Rock#OTD Nov8,1957 The movie "Jailhouse Rock" is released nationwide. The movie will eventually peak at #3 on the Variety box office chart & will reach #14 in the year's box office totals, grossing $4 million
OTD Nov8,1958South Pacific#OTD Nov8,1958 The LP soundtrack to the movie "South Pacific" is at #1 on UK album chart. Longest running #1 album of all time 115wks
OTD Nov8,1959 Bobby Darin#OTD Nov8,1959 #BobbyDarin is still at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Mack the Knife" for the 5th week of this 6wk run at #1; on Nov22 the song will fall to #2; then return to #1 on Nov29 for an additional 3wks for a total of 9wks on top of the charts.
OTD Nov8,1963 Dusty Springfield#OTD Nov8,1963 #DustySpringfield is on her 1st UK solo tour with The #Searchers, Freddie & The Dreamers and #BrianPoole & The #Tremeloes
OTD Nov8,1965Beatles#OTD Nov8,1965 The #Beatles are working on the #GeorgeHarrison song "Think For Yourself" at @AbbeyRoad studios for the upcoming "Rubber Soul" album
OTD Nov8,1967Foundations#OTD Nov8,1967 The #Foundations start a 2wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Baby, Now That I've Found You", their only UK #1
OTD Nov8,1968Walthamstow Granada Theatre concert#OTD Nov8,1968 The #Who, #JoeCocker and The #Grease Band, The #Mindbenders & more all play at The Walthamstow Granada Theatre
OTD Nov8,19695th Dimension#OTD Nov8,1969 The #5thDimension (#FifthDimension) starts a 3wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Wedding Bell Blues"
OTD Nov8,1971 Led Zeppelin#OTD Nov8,1971 #LedZeppelin releases their 4th album. The 19th century painting on cover was purchased by @RobertPlant of @ledzeppelin
OTD Nov8,1975 David Bowie#OTD Nov8,1975 #DavidBowie made his US TV debut performing "Fame" on the @cher show on the @CBS network @DavidBowieReal wrote song with @johnlennon
OTD Nov8,1975 Elton John#OTD Nov8,1975 #EltonJohn is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Island Girl" his 5th US #1. @eltonofficial's 2nd week of a 3wk run at #1
OTD Nov8,1980 Barbra Streisand#OTD Nov8,1980 #BarbraStreisand is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Woman in Love" @BarbraStreisand last week of a 3wk run at #1
OTD Nov8,1980 KISS#OTD Nov8,1980 #KISS on Unmasked Tour of @Australia & #NewZealand with 2 nights at Perth Entertainment Centre @KISSOnline
OTD Nov8,1981Police#OTD Nov8,1981 The #Police at at #1 on the UK single chart with "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" from "Ghost in the Machine" LP
OTD Nov8,1986 Boston#OTD Nov8,1986 #Boston is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Amanda" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1
OTD Nov8,1987 George Michael#OTD Nov8,1987 #GeorgeMichael jumps straight to #1 on the UK album chart with his debut solo album "Faith" Won the #GRAMMY for Album of the Year 1989
OTD Nov8,2020 Alex Trebek#OTD Nov8,2020 #AlexTrebek #Canadian game show host dies at the age of 80. TV personality born in Sudbury, Ontario #Canada host of the syndicated game show #Jeopardy @Jeopardy since 1984