On November 21st, 1981 – Queen and David Bowie’s collaboration single, Under Pressure, tops the U.K. charts. Oddly, it only reaches #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the United States.
On this day in 1984 – The comedy/family film, A Christmas Story, was released to theaters on the wide-screen. This film is shown on television today, during the Christmas season, via every cable channel you can possibly think of! A Christmas Story starred: Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley and Ian Petrella. The central theme of this story is the little son Ralph “Ralphie” Parker wishes for only one thing for Christmas: an official Red Ryder, carbine-action, 200-shot range model BB rifle with a compass in the stock. The rest is truly comedy film history.
On November 21st, 1986 – The Science Fiction/Western Film, Space Rage was released to theaters on the wide-screen. Space Rage starred: Richard Farnsworth, Michael Pare, John Laughlin and Lee Purcell.
On this day in 1987 – Poison hits #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their power ballad: I Won’t Forget You. This song is featured on the 1987 debut Poison album: Look What The Cat Dragged In.
On November 21st, 1987 – Billy Idol reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with Mony Mony, a cover of Tommy James and the Shondells’ classic.
On this day in 1991 – Aerosmith were the first Rock band to have a guest appearance on The Simpsons. Aerosmith performed their legendary hit, Walk This Way, at Moe’s Tavern. This was the tenth episode of the third season of The Simpsons.
On this day in KISSTORY – November 21st, 2006 – KISS released their 4 CD box set: KISS ALIVE! 1975 – 2000. Whoa, what a package!
On November 21st, 2006 – The mighty IRON MAIDEN performed a live concert in Oslo, Norway. This was one of many stops on IRON MAIDEN’s Nordic Tour ’06.
LONG LIVE METAL.
LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.