november 1987

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On 22 November, 1987, somebody successfully hijacked two television stations. The hijacker, wearing a mask, stood in front of the camera and began to uncontrollably laugh, scream, and moan. As the screenshots above clearly indicate, it was extremely bizarre and downright creepy. The transmission lasted for around 90 seconds before being cut off. The hijacker was never identified.

Happy Birthday Hachi!

Hachi was born Komatsu Nana, the middle daughter of three, on November 30, 1980.  Her 7th birthday was celebrated with her family in her hometown, smiling and laughing.  Her 21st birthday was celebrated among her friends in Tokyo, smiling and laughing.

Today, her 36th birthday is hopefully being celebrated with her own family and old friends, smiling and laughing.

November Rain (Demo) 1987
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November Rain (Demo) 1987

“When we were doing that EP for L.A. Guns, like in 1983, he was playing ‘November Rain’ on piano. Way back then. It was the only thing Axl knew how to play, but it was his. He’d go: 'Someday this song is gonna be really cool.’ And I’d go: 'It’s cool now. But it’s not done, you know.’ And like anytime we’d be at a hotel or anywhere there’d be a piano, he’d just kinda play that music. And I’d go: 'When are you gonna finish that already, you know?’ And he’d go: 'I don’t know what to do with it.’”

Tracii Guns about November Rain

Jeffrey Dahmer’s second victim Steven Tuomi, Jeff met him outside a gay club and invited him back for drinks at his hotel room at the Ambassador Hotel, the date was 21st November 1987 - almost 10 years after his first murder, until this point Jeff was drugging men, he says he has no memory of the actual murder itself, but when he awoke, Steven was dead, beaten to death - by him and he had no memory of it, he also had no memory of where he placed a rum bottle from the previous night, he spent hours looking for the bottle and pacing the room smoking cigarettes before he went across the street to a store a purchased a large trunk to put Steven’s body in, after Jeff took a taxi with the body in the trunk back to his grandmothers house, he cut the body up then placed him in with the trash, no remains of Steven were ever found, Jeff was never officially charged with his murder because of this, so sometimes you will see Dahmer’s official victim count be 16, regardless of the fact he confessed to this 

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On this day in music history: November 28, 1987 - “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week, also topping the Adult Contemporary chart for 4 weeks on November 21, 1987. Written by Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz, it is the biggest hit single from the film and soundtrack “Dirty Dancing”. Previte, a member of the New Jersey based pop/rock band Franke & The Knockouts, is approached by Jimmy Ienner, the bands’ former label boss at Millennium Records and the soundtrack supervisor for “Dirty Dancing” to write some music for the film. Without a record contract at the time, Previte at first turns him down, but Ienner persists and finally he agrees. It is selected for the films’ finale by choreographer Kenny Ortega and Miranda Garrison, along with “Hungry Eyes” which is given to singer Eric Carmen to record. Released as the lead single from the soundtrack in September of 1987, it quickly becomes a smash. Entering the Hot 100 at #73 on September 26, 1987, it climbs to the top of the chart nine weeks later. The huge success of the film and the song drive sales of the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack to over 11x Platinum status in the US, selling over thirty two million copies worldwide. “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” wins numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Medley and Warnes also win a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1988. “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

George Harrison in a cameo as a nightclub musician in the 1986 HandMade Films motion picture Shanghai Surprise (Photo: Metro Goldwyn Mayer)

“The only film that was not enjoyable making was the only one on which we’ve ever been involved with anybody from Hollywood: Shanghai Surprise. We were a day away from scrapping that when suddenly Sean Penn and Madonna got involved. But that was such a pain in the ass!” - George Harrison, Musician, November 1987

“Harrison was uncharacteristically curt in summing up the two stars. ‘[Sean] Penn is a pain in the ass,’ he complained to the Hollywood Reporter. Of Madonna, as quoted in Cleo magazine, he said, ‘All this aloofness and star stuff… it’s bullshit. I’m not trying to be nasty, she’s probably got a lot in her that she hasn’t even disovered yet, but she has to realise that you can be a fabulous person and be humble as well.’” - Very Naughty Boys: The Amazing True Story of HandMade Films by Robert Sellers

“Four days before they were going to shoot the Zig Zag Club scenes for Shanghai Surprise, the director told me they needed a Thirties-style tune. I thought, thanks for telling me now! So I wrote this song called ‘Hottest Gong In Town’. I’m a big fan of some of the music from the Thirties, like Hoagy Carmichael and Cab Calloway, so I wrote this song as if it was an old Cab Calloway tune. There wasn’t any time to find a singer, which meant I had to do it myself. They made me look like a cross between Cab Calloway and Mr Bitumen, the fat guy in Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life who vomits everywhere.” - George Harrison, I Me Mine - The Extended Edition