June 24 in music history
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On This Day, June 24 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 24 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day June 24 in 1965 -- The Hollies topped the UK singles chart with ‘I’m Alive’. A No.1 hit in Ireland as well that year.

1967  – With their third studio album ‘Headquarters’The Monkees topped the US Billboard 200 chart on this day June 24 in music history. Also a chart-topper in Canada and a hit in the UK where it reached No.2.

1972 -- Sammy Davis Jr. entered the third and last consecutive week at No.1 in the US with his version of ‘The Candy Man’.

1974  – The Beach Boys released the compilation album ‘Endless Summer’ on this day June 24. It features hits from the 1962-65 period and it topped the charts in the US and Canada.

1989 -- Richard Marx topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Satisfied’ on this day June 24 in music history.

1989  – With his eight solo studio album ‘Flowers in the Dirt’Paul McCartney went to number one in the UK. In the US the album peaked at No.21.

1995 Pink Floyd went to number one on the US Billboard 200 with their third live album ‘Pulse” on this day June 24. It features performances of the band’s Division Bell Tour in 1994.

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2000 -- Enrique Iglesias started a three week run at No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Be With You’ on this day June 24 in music history.

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2006  – With their seventh studio album Decemberunderground’, rock band AFI went to number one in the US on this day June 24.

2007  – Rock duo The White Stripes went to No.1 in the UK with their sixth and final studio album ‘Icky Thump’. Also a hit in the US and Canada where it peaked at No.2.

2010  – Singer and songwriter Deborah “JoJo” Billingsley died on this day at the age of 58. Best remembered for her work with The Honkettes and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

2011 -- Beyonce released her fourth studio album ‘4’ on this day June 24. The album debuted at No.1 in the UK and US, and it wont a Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance.

2013  – American musician Alan Myers died on this day June 24 at the age of 58. Best remembered for playing drums with the new wave band Devo.

2016  – Founding member of the music collective Parliament-FunkadelicBernie Worrell died at the age of 72. Also known for his work with Talking Heads.

2017  – Singer-songwriter Halsey topped the US Billboard 200 chart with her second studio album ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’.

BORN ON THIS DAY JUNE 24 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1939  – American musician Michael “Oz” Bach was born on this day June 24 in Paw Paw, West Virginia. Best known for playing with the sunshine pop band Spanky and Our Gang.

1942  – English rock singer-songwriter Arthur Brown was born on this day June 24 in music history. Best known for his theatrical performances and powerful voice.

1944  – English multi-instrumentalist John “Charlie” Whitney was born on this day in Skipton. Best known for playing with bands such as Family, Axis Point, and Streetwalkers.

1944  – Founding member of the rock band TrafficChristopher “Chris” Wood was born in Birmingham, England.

1944  – English guitarist Geoffrey “Jeff” Beck was born on this day June 24 in Wallington. He’s considered as one of the best guitarists in music history.

1945  – Singer and songwriter Colin Blunstone was born on this day in Hatfield, England. He rose to fame as the frontman of the rock band The Zombies.

1947  – Co-founder, drummer and leader of Fleetwood MacMick Fleetwood was born on this day June 24 in Redruth, England.

1948  – Swiss musician and songwriter Patrick Moraz was born in Morges, Switzerland. Best known for playing keyboards with bands such as Yes and The Moody Blues.

1949  – Founding member and bassist of the rock band Dire StraitsJohn Illsley was born on this day in Leicester, England.

1959  – Singer-songwriter and record producer Andrew “Andy” McCluskey was born on this day June 24 in Heswall, England. Best known as the co-founder of the electronic band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

1961  – Co-founder of the pop rock band Tears for TearsCurt Smith was born on this day June 24 in Bath, England.

1967  – German musician Richard Kruspe was born in Wittenberge on this day June 24 in music history. Best known as a founding member and the lead guitarist of Rammstein.

1970  – American singer and songwriter Glenn Medeiros was born in Lihue, Hawaii. Best known for his chart-topping single ‘She Ain’t Worth It’.

1986  – American singer and songwriter Solange Knowles was born on this day in Houston, Texas.

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