EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 19 IN MUSIC HISTORY
On this day November 19 in 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 No.1 single of the year in the US with ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’ which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks straight.
1973 – Progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer released their fourth studio album ‘Brain Salad Surgery’ on this day November 19 in music history. The album was a commercial success and it peaked at No.2 in the UK while in the US it reached No.11.
1982 – Led Zeppelin released their compilation album of rejected tracks ‘Coda’ through Swan Song Records. It became a Top 10 hit in North America, the UK, Finland, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand.
1983 – British bass guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist Thomas “Tom” Evans committed suicide on this day November 19, aged 36. Best remembered for his work with the rock band Badfinger.
1988 – With ‘The First Time’, American singer Robin Beck hit number one on the UK Singles chart for the first of three consecutive weeks. The song became a chart-topper in eight other countries as well, but it failed to chart in her home country.
1988 – Hard rock band Bon Jovi reached number one on the US Singles chart with ‘Bad Medicine’ on this day November 19.
1988 – Australian singer Kylie Minogue went to number one in the United Kingdom with her eponymous debut studio album.
1992 – American country and pop music singer-songwriter Bobby Russell died on this day November 19 at the age of 52. Best remembered for the crossover hit song ‘Saturday Morning Confusion’.
1994 – With their live album ‘MTV Unplugged in New York’, Nirvana topped the US Billboard 200 chart on this day November 19 in music history. The album was an international hit and it reached No.1 in ten other countries, including the UK and Canada.
2003 – Bassist and co-founder of the bands Humble Pie and Spooky Tooth, Gregory “Greg” Ridley died at the age of 62.
2004 – American record producer, singer, and songwriter Terrence “Terry” Melcher died on this day November 19, aged 62.
2005 – The 20th US edition of ‘Now That’s What I Call Music! 20’ released by Universal Records reached No.1 in America. It features twenty hit songs by various artists such as Rihanna, Keith Urban, Coldplay, Weezer, The Pussycat Dolls, Destiny’s Child, and others.
2005 – Madonna started a three-week stint at number one on the UK Singles chart with ‘Hung Up’ on this day November 19.
2005 – Multi-national classical crossover vocal group Il Divo scored their second chart-topping album in the UK with ‘Ancora’.
2007 – American singer and songwriter Kevin DuBrow died on this day November 19 at the age of 52. Best remembered as the frontman of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot.
2011 – The number one single in the UK on this day was ‘We Found Love’ by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris.
2011 – Canadian singer Justin Bieber topped the US Billboard 200 chart with his first Christmas album ‘Under the Mistletoe’ on this day November 19.
2011 – Scottish singer Susan Boyle scored her third consecutive number one album in the UK with ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’.
2015 – With ‘Hello’, British singer-songwriter Adele scored her second domestic number one single on this day November 19 in music history. The song was a huge international hit peaking at No.1 in 36 countries.
2016 – American rapper Jeezy scored his third chart-topping album in the US with his ninth studio LP ‘Trap or Die 3’.
2017 – American country music singer and songwriter Melvin “Mel” Tillis died on this day November 19, aged 85. Best remembered for hit songs such as ‘Coca-Cola Cowboy’, ‘I Ain’t Never’, and ‘Good Woman Blues’.
2020 – Thirty-two years after topping the UK Albums chart with her debut studio album, Kylie Minogue went to No.1 with her fifteenth studio LP ‘Disco’.
BORN ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 19 IN MUSIC HISTORY
1927 – American musician and founding member of the Funk Brothers, Joseph “Joe” Hunter was born in Jackson, Tennessee on this day November 19 in music history.
1927 – Folk singer and mailman Allan Smethurst better known by his stage name The Singing Postman was born in Walshaw, England.
1934 -American musician and founding member of the rock band The Mothers of Invention, Ray Collins was born on this day November 19 in Pomona, California.
1937 – British songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer Geoffrey Goddard was born today in Reading, England.
1938 – Singer and record producer Henry “Hank” Medress was born on this day November 19 in Brooklyn, New York. He rose to fame as a founding member of the doo-wop band The Tokens.
1938 – Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the vocal group The Miracles, Warren “Pete” Moore was born in Detroit, Michigan.
1943 – Saxophonist, arranger, and founding member of the band Blood, Sweat & Tears, Fred Lipsius was born on this day November 19 in The Bronx, New York.
1952 -English musician William “Bill” Sharpe was born in Bishop’s Stortford. Best known for his solo work and as a member of the jazz-funk band Shakatak.
1960 – American drummer, percussionist and songwriter Matthew “Matt” Sorum was born in Venice Beach, California on this day November 19 in music history. Best known as a member of bands such as Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, Kings of Chaos, and The Cult.
1965 – Singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and founding member of the rock band Spacemen 3, Peter Kember also known as Sonic Boom was born in Rugby, England.
1965 – Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jason Pierce also known as J. Spaceman was born on this day November 19 in Rugby England. He rose to fame as the co-frontman of Spacemen 3 before forming and fronting the band Spiritualized.
1969 – American drummer Travis McNabb was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He came to prominence as a member of the alternative rock band Better Than Ezra.
1971 – Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Antonio Jeffries also known by his stage name Tony Rich was born in Detroit, Michigan.
1971 – English bass guitarist Justin Chancellor was born in London on this day November 19 in music history. Best known for his work with the bands Peach and Tool.Share