This Day in Music History — November 29

1959 : The GRAMMY Awards show is televised nationally for the first time.

1966 : Elvis hears Tom Jones’ version of Green Green Grass Of Home on the radio just outside Little Rock, and calls the radio station to hear it several times. Elvis would eventually cover the song.

1979 : Paul Simon hits his record label, CBS, with two lawsuits in an attempt to break his contract.

2001 : George Harrison succumbs to lung cancer at age 58. His final hours are spent with his wife, son, and musician Ravi Shankar at his side.

2003 : In front of a crowd of 40,000+ at Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, The Corrs make their first concert appearance as part of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign to raise AIDS awareness in Africa. Alongside artist like Bono, Beyonce and Peter Gabriel they help raise money for the Nelson Mandela Foundation for AIDS.

 

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