Today in Music History: November 19
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1955 Carl Perkins recorded 'Blue Suede Shoes' at Sun Studios in Memphis. The rock 'n' roll classic became a US No.2 & UK No.10 hit for Perkins in 1956.
'Blue Suede Shoes' has been covered by many acts including Elvis Presley and John Lennon. Listen and see if you have a preference. (The Lennon version doesn't begin until about a minute into the video.)
1964 The Supremes became the first all girl group to have a UK No.1 single when 'Baby Love' went to the top of the charts. Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, it was also the second of five Supremes songs in a row to go to No.1 in the United States.
1966 The Supremes started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Keep Me Hangin' On', the group's 7th US No.1. It made No.8 in the UK.
In 1986, Kim Wilde had a UK number two hit with her version of The Supremes' song "You Keep Me Hangin' On", which also went on to be a major US hit, topping the U.S. charts in 1987.
1988 Robin Beck was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'First Time'. The song was from a TV advertisement for Coca-Cola which session singer Beck had recorded. It made the American a One hit wonder.
"Can't Fight The Moonlight" reached #1 in Australia, where it was their highest selling single in 2001. It also topped the charts in the UK, The Netherlands and New Zealand. Despite being closer to a dance number, it topped the US Country charts because of Rime's background.
Albums on This Day...2000 LeAnn Rimes started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Can't Fight The Moonlight', the singer's first UK chart topper. Written by Diane Warren and featured on the soundtrack of the film Coyote Ugly.