On This Day, October 24 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 24 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day October 24 in 1960 – Brenda Lee scored her second number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘I Want to Be Wanted’.

1962 – James Brown and The Famous Flames performed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. The show was recorded and later released as a live album by King Records titled ‘Live at the Apollo’. The album was a big commercial success and it peaked at No.2 in the US.

1970 – With their second studio album ‘Abraxas’, rock band Santana topped the US Billboard 200 chart on this day October 24.

1970 – Pink Floyd scored their first No.1 album in the UK with their fifth studio LP ‘Atom Heart Mother’ on this day October 24 in music history.

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1971 – Singer-songwriter Don McLean released his second studio album ‘American Pie’. The album peaked at No.1 in the US and Australia, and it features the chart-topping singles ‘Vincent’ and ‘American Pie’.

1987 – With ‘Bad’Michael Jackson scored his second number one single in two months in the US on this day October 24. The song was a hit worldwide and it also reached No.1 in seven other countries.

1987 – With his second solo studio album ‘Nothing Like the Sun’Sting went to number one in the UK. The album features his signature song ‘Englishman in New York’.

1992 – The number one album in the United Kingdom on this day October 24 was ‘Glittering Prize 81/92’, a greatest hits compilation by Simple Minds.

1998 – R&B singer Monica returned to number one on the US Singles chart for a three-week run with ‘The First Night’.

1998 – Production duo Spacedust topped the UK Singles chart with ‘Gym and Tonic’ on this day October 24.

1998 – Pop rock group The Beautiful South scored their third consecutive number one album in the UK with ‘Quench’.

2000 – Virgin Records released Lenny Kravitz‘s compilation album ‘Greatest Hits’ on this day October 24. The album became a chart-topper in Austria, Finland, and Italy, and it peaked at No.2 in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, and Switzerland.

2001 – English musician Kim Gardner died on this day at the age of 53. Best remembered for his work with bands such as The Thunderbirds, The Creation, Ashton, Gardner & Dyke, and Badger.

2006 – Sixteen-year-old Taylor Swift released her eponymous debut studio album through Big Machine Records on this day October 24 in music history. The album was a commercial success and it topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 24 non-consecutive weeks.

2008 – American pianist and Hammond organ player Merl Saunders died on this day October 24 at the age of 74.

2009 – Michael Bublé topped the US Billboard 200 chart with his sixth studio album ‘Crazy Love’. The album became a chart-topper in Australia, Ireland, Italy, Canada, and the UK as well, and it won him a Grammy Award for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

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2009 
– Rock band Editors went to number one in the UK on this day with their third studio album ‘In This Light and on This Evening’.

2009 – Britney Spears scored her third number one single in the United States with ‘3’ on this day October 24. Also a chart-topper in Canada.

2009 – X Factor winner Alexandra Burke and rapper Flo Rida went to number one on the UK Singles chart with ‘Bad Boys’.

2015 – The number one album in the US on this day October 24 was Janet Jackson‘s eleventh studio release ‘Unbreakable’.

2016 – American singer and former teen idol Robert Velline better known by his stage name Bobby Vee died at the age of 73.

2017 – American singer-songwriter, pianist, and rock and roll pioneer Antoine Dominique Domino also known as Fats Domino died on this day October 24 in music history, aged 89.

2018 – Singer-songwriter and guitarist Tony Joe White nicknamed The Swamp Fox died at the age of 75. Best remembered for songs such as ‘Polk Salad Annie’ and ‘Rainy Night in Georgia’.

2019 – With their eighth studio album ‘Giants of All Sizes’, alternative rock band Elbow went to number one in the United Kingdom on this day October 24.

2020 – American rappers 24kGoldn and Iann Dior hit number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Mood’ for the first of two consecutive weeks.

BORN ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 24 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1911 – American blues and folk musician Saunders Terrell better known by his stage name Sonny Terry was born in Greensboro, Georgia on this day October 24 in music history.

1930 – Singer and songwriter Jiles Perry “J.P.” Richardson nicknamed The Big Bopper was born on this day in Sabine Pass, Texas. Best known for songs such as ‘White Lightning’ and ‘Chantilly Lace’.

1936 – English bassist, vocalist, and songwriter William “Bill” Wyman was born on this day October 24 in London. He came to prominence as a member of The Rolling Stones.

1942 – American multi-instrumentalist and record producer Ted Templeman was born today in Santa Cruz, California.

1944 – American soul music singer Betty Barton also known as Bettye Swann was born on this day October 24 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She rose to fame with her 1967 chart-topping single ‘Make Me Yours’.

1946 – Founding member and drummer of the rock band SteppenwolfGerald “Jerry” Edmonton was born in Ontario, Canada.

1948 – Twin brothers and singer-songwriters Paul and Barry Ryan were born in Leeds, England on this day October 24 in music history.

1948 – Founding member and drummer of the rock band Mott the HoopleDale “Buffin” Griffin was born in Ross-on-Wye, England.

1950 – Founder of the disco/funk group Lipps Inc.Steven Greenberg was born on this day October 24 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

1962 – Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Deborah “Debbie” Googe was born in Yeovil, England. She rose to fame as the bassist of the band My Bloody Valentine.

1970 – Co-founder and bassist of the psychedelic rock band Kula ShakerAlonza Bevan was born on this day October 24 in Hounslow, England.

1979 – Founding member and drummer of the rock band SilverchairBenjamin “Ben” Gillies was born in Newcastle, Australia.

1980 – American singer and rapper Monica Denise Arnold mononymously known as Monica was born in College Park, Georgia on this day October 24 in music history.

1986 – Canadian rapper and singer Aubrey Drake Graham mononymously known as Drake was born on this day in Toronto, Ontario.

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