On This Day, November 20 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 20 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day November 20 1955 – Bo Diddley appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show . However, instead of paying the agreed song ‘Sixteen Tons’ by Ernie Ford, he plays his own hit ‘Bo Diddley’. Ed Sullivan did not appreciate the act and banned him from the show. 1957 […]

On This Day, November 19 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 19 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day November 19 1964 – Vocal group The Supremes started a two-week run at number one on the UK Singles chart with ‘Baby Love’. 1966 – Two years later on the same day, The Supremes scored their second chart-topping single of the year in the US with ‘You Keep Me […]

On This Day, November 18 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 18 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day November 18 1971 – American blues singer, songwriter, and harmonica player Herman “Junior” Parker died at the age of 39 from a brain tumor. 1972 – British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens started a three-week run at number one on the US Billboard 200 with his sixth studio album ‘Catch […]

On This Day, November 17 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 17 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day November 17 1958 – With their rendition of the North Carolina folk song ‘Tom Dooley’, The Kingston Trio topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. 1962 – The Four Seasons scored their second chart-topping single of the year when ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ started a five-week run at No.1 […]

On This Day, November 16 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 16 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day November 16 1956 – With his rendition of ‘Just Walking’ in the Rain’, Johnnie Ray started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK Singles chart. 1959 – The Fleetwoods scored their second chart-topping single of the year when ‘Mr. Blue’ went to No.1 on the US Billboard […]

On This Day, November 15 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 15 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day November 15 1971 – Rock band Grand Funk Railroad released their fifth studio album ‘E Pluribus Funk’ through Capitol Records. It peaked at No.5 in America and No.10 in Canada. 1975 – Welsh comedian and singer Max Boyce topped the UK Albums chart with his live album ‘We All […]

On This Day, November 14 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 14 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day November 14 1952 – American singer Al Martino became the first artist to top the newly formed official UK Singles chart with ‘Here in My Heart’. The song was at No.1 for nine weeks straight. 1960 – Ray Charles, a native of Georgia, hit number one on […]

On This Day, November 13 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 13 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day November 13 1953 – A unique situation happened in the UK when Frankie Laine replaced David Whitfield at No.1 on the Singles chart with his rendition of ‘Answer Me’, the very same song Whitfield was at No.1. 1965 – The soundtrack album ‘The Sound of Music’ to the musical […]

On This Day, November 12 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 12 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day November 12 1964 – Roy Orbison returned to number one on the UK Singles chart with ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’. 1966 – Johnny Rivers scored his first and only number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Poor Side of Town’. 1966 – Pop rock band The Monkees started a thirteen-week stint […]

On This Day, November 11 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 11 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day November 11 1955 – Vocal group The Johnston Brothers was at No.1 on the UK Singles chart with their rendition of ‘Hernando’s Hideaway’. 1965 – The Beatles finished recording their sixth studio album ‘Rubber Soul’. The album was released few weeks later on December 3, it sold over 7 […]

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