EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 24 IN MUSIC HISTORY
On this day November 24 1973 – Ringo Starr topped the US Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Photograph’ which was co-written by him and George Harrison. The song also reached No.1 in Australia and Canada, and was a Top 10 hit eight other countries, including the UK (No.8).
1979 – The number one single in the US on this day November 24 in music history was ‘No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)’ by Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer.
1985 – American blues and rock and roll singer Joseph Vernon “Big Joe” Turner died at the age of 74. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and is best remembered for his rendition of ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’.
1990 – With her first greatest hits compilation ‘The Immaculate Collection’, Madonna started a nine-week run at No.1 in the UK on this day November 24.
1991 – American musician Paul Charles Caravello also known professionally as Eric Carr died at the age of 41 from heart cancer. Best remembered as the drummer for the rock band Kiss.
1991 – Singer-songwriter and frontman of the rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury died on this day November 24, aged 45 of AIDS.
1993 – American electric blues guitarist, harmonica player, singer, and songwriter Albert Drewery also known as Albert Collins or the Ice Man died at the age of 61.
2001 – Britney Spears went to number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with her third studio album ‘Britney’ on this day November 24 in music history.
2001 – Irish boy band Westlife topped the UK Albums chart with their third studio release ‘World of Our Own’.
2001 – American pop music singer Melanie Thornton died on this day November 24 in an airplane crash at the age of 34.
Melanie Thornton – Wonderful Dream
2001 – With ‘If You Come Back’, British boy band Blue scored their second chart-topping single of the year in the UK. They previously topped the Singles chart back in September with ‘Too Close’.
2007 – With his tenth studio album ‘American Gangster’, rapper Jay-Z went to number one in the US on this day November 24.
2007 – The winner of the third edition of the British talent show X Factor – Leona Lewis started a seven-week run at No.1 in the UK with her debut studio album ‘Spirit’.
2008 -English musician Michael Lee died on this day November 24 at the age of 39 from a fatal epileptic seizure. Best remembered for playing drums and touring with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.
2012 – The number one album in the UK on this day was ‘Take Me Home’ by One Direction. The boy band also reached No.1 on the UK Singles chart on this day with ‘Little Things’.
2016 – English singer Olly Murs scored his fourth consecutive chart-topping album in the UK with ’24 Hrs’ on this da November 24 in music history.
2017 – American singer and songwriter Mitchell “Mitch” Margo die at the age of 70. Best remembered as a member of the band The Tokens who had the No.1 hit ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’.
2018 – Country music singer and songwriter Kane Brown reached No.1 in the US on this day November 24 with his second studio album ‘Experiment’.
BORN ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 24 IN MUSIC HISTORY
1918 – American jazz pianist, organist, and arranger Wild Bill Davis was born William Strethen Davis in Glasgow, Missouri on this day November 24 in music history.
1925 – American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger Al Cohn was born on this day in Brooklyn, New York.
1931 – Rock and roll musician Thomas “Tommy” Allsup was born on this day November 24 in Owasso, Oklahoma. Best known for his work with Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson, and Ritchie Valens.
1939 – Guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist Jim Yester was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He rose to fame as a member of the pop group The Association.
1941 – English musician Peter “Pete” Best was born on this day November 24 in Liverpool. Best known for his work as a drummer with The Beatles.
1941 – American bassist, producer, songwriter and session musician Donald “Duck” Dunn was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Best known for his work with the instrumental band Booker T. & the M.G.’s.
1943 – Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and founding member of The Incredible String Band, Robin Williamson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on this day November 24 in music history.
1945 – American multi-instrumentalist and singer Lee Eugene Michaels was born Michael Olsen in Los Angeles, California. Best known for his 1971 Top 10 hit single ‘Do You Know What I Mean’.
1950 – Founding member and drummer of the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robert “Bob” Burns was born on this day November 24 in Gainesville, Florida.
1954 – American drummer Clement Burke was born Clement Bozewski in Bayonne, New Jersey. Best known as a longtime member of the pop rock band Blondie.
1958 – Co-founder and lead singer of the jazz/soul group Carmel, Carmel McCourt was born on this day November 24 in Wrawby, England.
1962 – Guitarist, songwriter, and painter Jonathan “John” Squire was born on this day in Altrincham, England. He came to prominence as a member of the rock band The Stone Roses.
1964 – American musician Tony Rombola was born in Norwood, Massachusetts. Best known as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the rock band Godsmack.
1966 – Singer, songwriter, and founding member of the vocal group En Vogue, Dawn Robinson was born in New London, Connecticut on this day November 24 in music history.
1966 – British classical crossover and operatic pop tenor Russell Watson was born on this day in Salford, England.
1969 – Heavy metal bass guitarist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson was born on this day November 24 in Los Angeles, California. Best known for his work with Rob Zombie and Ozzy Osbourne.
1970 – American musician Chad Taylor was born in York, Pennsylvania. Best known as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the bands Live and The Gracious Few.