EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 30 IN MUSIC HISTORY
On this day November 30 1968 – With ‘Love Child’, Diana Ross and the Supremes started a two-week run at No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Also a chart-topper in Canada and New Zealand, and a No.15 hit in the UK.
1968 – Rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company returned for a three-week stint at No.1 on the US Billboard 200 with their second studio album ‘Cheap Thrills’.
1974 – With his first compilation album ‘Greatest Hits’, Elton John hit number one in the US on this day November 30 in music history for the first of ten consecutive weeks.
1979 – Rock band Pink Floyd released their eleventh studio album ‘The Wall’ through Harvest and Columbia Records. The album peaked at No.1 in eleven countries and it went on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the highest-selling albums of all time.
1982 – Michael Jackson released his sixth studio album ‘Thriller’ through Epic Records on this day November 30. The album became a huge hit worldwide and it went on to sell over 70 million copies, making it the best-selling album of all time.
1985 – Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin went to number one on the US Singles chart with ‘Separate Lives’. The song featured in the musical drama film ‘White Nights’ and it was nominated for an Academy Award.
1985 – British pop duo Wham! scored their fifth chart-topping single in the UK when ‘I’m Your Man’ hit No.1 on this day November 30 for the first of two weeks.
1990 – Hip hop group P.M. Dawn reached the top spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Set Adrift on Memory Bliss’.
1991 – Michael Jackson scored this third consecutive chart-topping album in the UK on this day November 30 with ‘Dangerous’, his eleventh studio LP.
1996 – With his second studio album ‘The Dogfather’, rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg hit number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.
1996 – American singer, multi-instrumentalist, and musical archivist Herbert Butros Khaury also known as Tiny Tim died on this day November 30 in music history, aged 64. Best remembered for his hit renditions of ‘Livin’ in the Sunlight, Lovin’ in the Moonlight’ and ‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips’.
1999 – American R&B and rock and roll violinist and guitarist Don “Sugarcane” Harris died on this day at the age of 61.
2000 – Canadian musician Scott Smith died on this day November 30 at the age of 45 in a boat accident. Best remembered for playing bass guitar with the rock band Loverboy.
2002 – With his fifth solo studio album ‘Escapology’, Robbie Williams hit number one in the UK for the first of six consecutive weeks.
2002 – The number one album in the US on this day November 30 was ‘The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse’ by rapper Jay-Z.
2004 – Rock band Linkin Park and rapper Jay-Z released the collaborative album ‘Collision Course’ on this day. The mash-up album peaked at No.1 in America and Norway.
2013 – With her third studio LP ‘Artpop’, singer Lady Gaga reached number one on the US Albums chart on this day November 30.
2013 – Eleven years after topping the UK Albums chart on this day, Robbie Williams returned to No.1 but this time with his tenth solo studio album ‘Swings Both Ways’.
2013 – With her rendition of the song ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ by the alt rock band Keane, Lily Allen hit No.1 in the UK on this day November 30 in music history.
2017 – British singer Paloma Faith scored her first number one album in the UK with her fourth studio LP ‘The Architect’.
2019 – Rapper and singer Post Malone scored his fourth chart-topping single in the US when ‘Circles’ rose atop the Hot 100 chart on this day November 30.
2019 – Canadian singer Celine Dion scored her fourth number one album on the US Billboard 200 chart with ‘Courage’.
BORN ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 30 IN MUSIC HISTORY
1909 – Blues musician Robert Lee McCollum also known by his stage names Robert Lee McCoy and Robert Nighthawk was born in Helena, Arkansas on this day November 30 in music history.
1915 – American folk and blues music singer, guitarist, and piano player Walter Brown “Brownie” McGhee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.
1924 – Singer, producer, and song parodist Allan Sherman was born on this day November 30 in Chicago, Illinois. Best known for the hit single ‘Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh’ and for his chart-topping album trilogy ‘My Son – the Folk Singer’/’the Celebrity’/’the Nut’.
1931 – One half of the country music duo The Wilburn Brothers, Thurman Theodore “Teddy” Wilburn was born in Hardy, Arkansas.
1932 – Prolific session musician and orchestra leader Bob Moore was born on this day November 30 in Nashville, Tennessee. Best known as a member of the Nashville A-Team.
1937 – R&B and soul music singer-songwriter Luther Ingram was born in Jackson, Tennessee. Best known for his chart-topping single ‘(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right’.
1943 – American singer, bass guitarist, and songwriter Robert Grill was born in Los Angeles, California on this day November 30 in music history. Best known as the longest-serving member of the band The Grass Roots.
1943 – Bassist and founding member of the blues rock band Ten Years After, Leo Lyons was born in Mansfield, England.
1945 – Bass guitarist, songwriter, and producer Roger Glover was born on this day November 30 in Brecon, Wales. He rose to fame as a member of the hard rock bands Deep Purple and Rainbow.
1953 – American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Johnny Shuggie Otis was born Johnny Alexander Veliotes in Los Angeles, California.
1953 – Singer and co-founder of the siblings group The Pointer Sisters, June Pointer was born on this day November 30 in Oakland, California.
1955 – Punk rock singer-songwriter and guitarist William Broad better known by his stage name Billy Idol was born in London, England.
1957 – English guitarist, songwriter, producer, and composer John Ashton was born in London on this day November 30 in music history. Best known as a member of the band The Psychedelic Furs.
1957 – Keyboardist and founding member of the new wave band Japan, Richard Barbieri was born on this day in London, England.
1958 – American pop music singer and songwriter Stacey Lynn Swain also known as Stacey Q was born on this day November 30 in Fullerton, California.
1959 – Singer, multi-instrumentalist, and actress Cherie Currie was born in Encino, California. She came to prominence as the lead singer of the rock band The Runaways.
1968 – R&B and pop music singer Desiree Annette Weekes also known professionally as Des’ree was born on this day November 30 in London, England.
1973 – American bassist and vocalist John Moyer was born in El Paso, Texas. Best known as a member of the heavy metal band Disturbed.
1987 – Founding member and bassist of the pop rock band McFly, Dougie Poynter was born on this day November 30 in Orsett, England.