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 the US Billboard Hot 100 with his rendition of ‘Georgia on My Mind’.
1975 – Rock band Queen kicked off their third headlining concert world tour titled ‘A Night at the Opera Tour’ with a show at the Liverpool Empire Theatre in England on this day November 14 in music history. The 78-date tour concluded on April 22 in 1976 with a show in Brisbane, Australia.
1981 – With their compilation album ‘Greatest Hits’, Queen started a four-week run at the top of the UK Albums chart. It also peaked at No.1 in Austria, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Germany.
1981 – With ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’, rock band The Police reached number one in the UK on this day November 14. Their fourth domestic chart-topping single.
1984 – Influential Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter and producer Keith Hudson died on this day November 14, aged 38 from lung cancer.
1987 – The soundtrack album to the romantic drama film ‘Dirty Dancing’ started a nine-week stint at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.
1987 – George Michael topped the UK Albums chart with his debut solo studio release ‘Faith’ on this day November 14.
1987 – Pop group T’Pau hit number one on the UK Singles chart for the first of five consecutive weeks with ‘China in Your Hand’.
1992 – Hard rock band Bon Jovi scored their second consecutive number one album in the UK with ‘Keep the Faith’ on this day November 14 in music history.
1992 – With ‘How Do You Talk to an Angel’, the cast of the short-lived musical drama TV series The Heights started a two-week run at No.1 on the US Singles chart.
1998 – Singer and rapper Lauryn Hill took the top spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with her debut solo single ‘Doo Wop (That Thing)’ on this day November 14.
1998 -With their first greatest hits compilation ‘The Best of 1980-1990’, Irish rock band U2 topped the UK Albums chart.
2003 – Rapper Jay-Z released his eighth studio album ‘The Black Album’ on this day November 14. The album became his sixth chart-topper in America and it features the hit single ’99 Problems’
2009 – Boyband JLS scored their second number one single in the United Kingdom with ‘Everybody in Love’.
2009 – With his debut single ‘Whatcha Say’, R&B singer Jason Derulo went to number one in the US on this day November 14.
2009 – The posthumously released two-disc soundtrack album ‘This Is It’ by Michael Jackson reached number one in America.
2011 – American songwriter Lee Julian Pockriss died on this day November 14 in music history at the age of 87.
2015 – Pop rock band 4 Seconds of Summer topped the US Billboard 200 with their second studio album ‘Sounds Good Feels Good’.
2016 – Singer-songwriter Adele started a ten-week stint at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Hello’. The song won numerous awards, including three Grammys and was a big worldwide hit peaking at No.1 in 36 countries.
2019 – The number one album in the United Kingdom on this day November 14 was ‘From Out of Nowhere’, credited to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).
2020 – Ariana Grande scored her fifth number one album on the US Billboard 200 with ‘Positions’, her sixth studio LP.
BORN ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 14 IN MUSIC HISTORY
1915 – Swing and traditional pop music singer Martha Tilton was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on this day November 14 in music history. Best known for her rendition of And the Angels Sing’.
1919 – American traditional pop music singer Johnny Desmond was born Giovanni Alfredo De Simone in Detroit, Michigan.
1936 – Co-founder and frontman of the band Freddie and the Dreamers, Frederick “Freddie” Garrity was born in Manchester, England.
1936 – R&B singer Cornell Gunter was born on this day November 14 in Coffeyville, Kansas. Best known as a member of the group The Coasters with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
1937 – Founder and lead singer of the group The Contours, Joseph “Joe” Billingslea was born on this day in Hamtramck, Michigan.
1949 – Co-founder, guitarist, and only constant member of the rock band Styx, James Young was born on this day November 14 in Chicago, Illinois.
1951 – American bass guitarist Alexander “Alec” John Such was born in Yonkers, New York. He came to prominence as a founding member of the hard rock band Bon Jovi.
1951 – American musician Frankie Banali was born in Queens, New York on this day November 14 in music history. Best known as the drummer of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot.
1951 – Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor Stephen Bishop was born in San Diego, California. Best known for hit songs such as ‘Save It for a Rainy Day’, On and On’, and ‘It Might Be You’.
1964 – Rapper, DJ and founding member of the hip hop group Run-DMC, Joseph Simmons also known by his stage names Run and DJ Run was born on this day November 14 in New York City.
1968 – Founding member and bassist of the rock band Matchbox Twenty, Brian Yale was born on this day in Carmel-by-the-sea, California.
1973 – American R&B singer and songwriter Adina Howard was born on this day November 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
1975 – American musician Travis Barker was born in Fontana, California. He rose to fame as the drummer of the pop rock band Blink-182.
1975 – English singer and actress Faye Tozer was born on this day in Northampton. She came to prominence as a member of the pop group Steps.
1982 – Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Joy Williams was born in West Branch, Michigan on this day November 14 in music history.Share