What Happened November 28th In Pop Music History
It’s November 28th and these are some of the things that happened on this day in pop music history:
- In 1992, Whitney Houston started what would be a record-breaking 14-week run at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her cover of Dolly Parton’s 1973 song “I Will Always Love You.” The song from the soundtrack to The Bodyguard was produced by Canada’s David Foster.
- In 1974, John Lennon made his last stage appearance at Madison Square Garden in New York City to join Elton John to sing “Whatever Gets You Through the Night,” “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.”
- In 1987, Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes went to No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. It went on win the Oscar for Best Original Song as well as a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo.
- In 1993, Gerald McCrohan – better known as Jerry Edmonton – died in a car crash near his California home. He was 47. The Ontario-born musician was drummer for Steppenwolf, which had hits like “Born to be Wild.”
- In 1964, “Leader of the Pack” by the Shangri-Las went to No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 despite being banned by many radio stations for its lyrics about a guy who dies in a motorcycle accident. The song peaked at No. 3 in Canada.
- In 2008, Britney Spears released her sixth album, Circus. In addition to the title track, it spawned the hits “Womanizer” and “If U Seek Amy.”
- In 1974, Allan Pineda Lindo was born in the Philippines. After moving to the U.S. as a young teen, he met William Adams and the pair went on to form what became the successful pop group Black Eyed Peas as Apl.de.Ap and will.i.am respectively.
And that’s what popped on this day.
Following the success of the first-ever CareNeverStops 50/50 Lottery, we are pleased to announce a new monthly lottery in support of Grand River Hospital. Every month in 2021, you can get the chance to win cash and prizes by playing the 50/50 lottery! Proceeds support a different area of care at Grand River Hospital each month. In January, we’re playing to support mental health care. After a year where most of us faced many new stressors, there are many people in our community are in need of mental health care. Play the 50/50 lottery to support mental health care in our community. Play for care. It’s win-win.
This year has been challenging for our community. We haven’t been able to gather, socialize and celebrate like we’re used to. More time spent indoors may be making us feel a little more isolated from our community. So, we’re reimagining how we experience and enjoy the winter season. Reimagine Winter offers activities, attractions and programs that give community members the outlet they need during these challenging times. Kitchener is a vibrant and resilient community, and the winter season is still ours to enjoy safely. Let’s reimagine it.
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