On This Day In METAL History – November 12th – From “Creepshow” To Queen

Queen - Somebody To Love - promo single sleeve pic - #1976FM

On November 12th, 1976Queen released Somebody to Love, the first single off of their fifth studio album: A Day at the Races. The song would reach #2 on the U.K. Singles Chart and #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in America. Above photo: cover sleeve artwork for the 7″ single/45 rpm.

The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks - promo cover pic - #1977SV

On this day in 1977 – With their debut album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols, The Sex Pistols reached #1 on the U.K. Albums Chart for the first and only time. As the only studio album ever released by this legendary band, its influence on Heavy Metal became evident in later years, with Motörhead and Anthrax covering God Save The Queen and Megadeth covering Anarchy In The UK.

Creepshow - promo movie poster - November - 12 - 1982 - #667SK

On November 12th, 1982 – The Horror/Dark Comedy film, Creepshow, was released in U.S. theaters. With a brilliant screenplay by Stephen King and legendary directing from George A. Romero, Creepshow has earned status as a timeless Horror classic, in my Metal opinion. Creepshow consists of five short stories; each a gem in their own right.

Creepshow featured some famously talented actors of the day: Hal HolbrookAdrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, (the late) Leslie Nielsen, (the late) Carrie Nye, (the late) E. G. Marshall and of course, Ted Danson of Cheers fame. Stephen King is also the only actor, in one of the five short stories: The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill. Trust me, Stephen King puts on a grand performance, giving his Jordy Verrill character both a hilarious and somber persona. I highly recommend Creepshow to all who love Horror and Dark Comedy.

Man, I remember going to the theater to see this film with a cool Metal buddy named Jaime, back in 1982; our walk back home was at night, thus we were spooked pretty damn good! I just rented Creepshow a couple of weeks ago and watched it with my wife and daughter; it was their first time watching this movie and they were super-spooked by it all! Good times. Creepshow is… Metal!

Kiss - Kiss Rocks Vegas - #2014 - November - ES

On this day in KISSTORY – November 12th, 2014 – KISS Rocks Vegas Show #4 is tonight, at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Metal be thy name!

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

David Ellefson - Bass Magazine - promo cover - April - 2012 - #101


Born on November 12th, 1964 was David Ellefson. Happy Rockin’ Birthday, David! Hell-yeah and whoa! David Ellefson is the world-famous bassist and co-founding member for the legendary Megadeth. David Ellefson also played bass on the 2004 Soulfly album: Prophecy. David also released his autobiography, My Life With Deth, on October 29th, 2013.

David Ellefson - My Life With Deth - promo autobiography  book cover - 2014 - #101


Stone - 2011 Photo #1




7 Responses to “On This Day In METAL History – November 12th – From “Creepshow” To Queen”

  1. Another great day in rock history. This reminds me, I need to buy Creepshow on blu-ray. I sold my DVD years ago (dumb).

    • Yeah, I’ve unloaded too many cool items too. I used to have a BIG collection of VHS and never caught up upgrading movies or concert films at all! I’ll bet there are a lot of nifty “extras” on the blu-ray too! Whoa! \m/\m/

      • Good to know. I always want to feel like I’m getting something extra for my money on blu.

        I sold off almost all of my old VHS and, for space reasons, probably will do the same with my DVDs this spring 😦

  2. A Day at The Races is the only Queen record I ever owned. I still play it regularly. Tie Your Mother Down is fabulous!

    • I agree ‘Tie Your Mother Down’ is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

      I used to have ‘A Day At The Races’ on vinyl and lost it to a flooded basement. I always had (so it seems) their ‘Greatest Hits’ on CD. I now have purchased many Queen CD’s just this past year, for the first time at “used” prices from a couple of local indie record shops.

      The “first pressings” of the CD’s are worth $$ now, so I am buying in the 6 to 8 dollar range which I can’t avoid, when I have the extra $. I found “News Of The World” on vinyl this past year too, in excellent condition for 2 bucks!

  3. Boy Did I like catching a glimpse of Adrienne Barbeau in Cannonball Run and Swamp thing!!!

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