ANNCR: Hi, I'm Anita Bonita, and here's your MusicDay
for November 4th,
ANNCR: On today's MusicDay birthday list: Chris Difford
McClinton...Night Ranger's Jeff Watson...Harry Elston of The Friends
of Distinction...and the late James Honeyman-Scott of the Pretenders.
(CLIP: "...just rattle your jewelry." MUSIC: "Twist and
ANNCR: On this date in 1963, the Beatles performed at the
Royal Variety Show
at the Prince of Wales Theatre. John's cheeky introduction of "Twist
and Shout" was the talk of the entire commonwealth!
(CLIP: "...like the Beatles?" MUSIC: "Back in the USSR"--Billly
ANNCR: And on November 4th, 1987, --the
documentary of Billy
Joel's Leningrad Tour--aired on HBO.
ANNCR: I'm Anita Bonita, and that's your MusicDay
for November 4th.
And now it's time for Timeline, this week
in pop culture history. We give you three clues and three choices--you
tell us what year it was, and we'll tell you what prize you've won!
While rehearsing for the movie Kansas City Bomber,
Raquel Welch broke her wrist, forcing a two-month delay in the start of
MX: "Roller Derby Queen"—Jim Croce
Grease opened at the Eden Theatre on New York City's
Lower East Side. The cast included Barry Bostwick as "Danny Zuko" and Adrienne
Barbeau as "Rizzo."
MX: "We Go Together"—Grease
And the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 was "Without
You," by Harry Nilsson.
MX: "Without You"—Harry Nilsson
Was it 1972? 1973? or 1974? We'll be back with your answers,
right after this.
It all happened this week in 1972. We'll be back next
week, with another edition of Timeline.
If you never thought you'd find the words "Dennis Rodman" and "sucker"
in the same sentence, think again! The Chicago Bulls forward--he of the
many tattoos and the feather boa--will have a lollipop likeness coming
out soon. The pops, which will be in the shape of a bloated worm with Rodman's
face on top (he's known as "The Worm"), will come in as many flavors as
Rodman's had hair colors--including strawberry-banana, root beer, and tutti-frutti.
Let's Go To The Videotape...
Michael Jackson has filed a lawsuit against a journalist who claims
to have had access to a videotape which reportedly shows Jackson molesting
a 13-year-old boy--and now a judge has ordered writer Victor Gutierrez
to tell how he learned about the allegedly incriminating video. Jackson's
suit also names the TV show Hard Copy. Meanwhile, Gutierrez's attorney
says that his client is not certain yet whether or not he'll keep his source
Mouse In Da House
The Disney Store has announced plans to open a branch in the new Harlem
USA complex, part of a 56-million dollar entertainment and retail center
planned for the southwest corner of West 125th Street and Frederick Douglass
Boulevard in the heart of Harlem. Mickey Mouse and friends will provide
the community with an estimated 500 additional jobs, and Disney officials
are calling it a "win-win situation"--for both the company and the local
The Land Down Under?
One year ago today, Boyz II Men and the Four Tops planted a time capsule
beneath what is now the Motown Cafe in New York City.
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