This week in history for 11/7 – 11/13 in the Film+Music scene…
11/7/1975: Elton John’s Rock of the Westies started a three week run at No. 1 on the US album chart. John released Seven consecutive No. 1 US albums during his career.
11/8/1971: Led Zeppelin released their critically-acclaimed fourth album. No title was printed on the album, so it was generally referred to as Led Zeppelin IV. This album went on to become the third best-selling US album of all time.
11/9/1984: A Nightmare On Elm Street directed by Wes Craven premiered. The film’s budget was only $1.8 million, a sum it pulled in during its first week in theaters.
11/11/1955: Elvis Presley was voted by Billboard Magazine to be the ‘most promising new country & western artist’. The next year, Presley released Heartbreak Hotel, which became an instant No. 1 hit.
11/12/1977: The Sex Pistols went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols. It was their only album to top the charts. Rolling stone rated it #43 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
11/13/1991: Walt Disney Pictures released Beauty and the Beast. The film was a smashing success, earning over $400 million in box office earnings throughout the world. It was the first animated feature to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.