On This Day, September 24 in Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY SEPTEMBER 24 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day September 24 in 1957 – Elvis Presley released ‘Jailhouse Rock’. It topped the singles charts in the US, South Africa, and the UK, and it featured in the film of the same name in which the King of Rock and Roll starred.

1964 – With their version of the Carole King and Gerry Goffin penned song ‘I’m into Something Good’, Herman’s Hermits topped the UK Singles chart.

1966 – Pop band The Association started a three-week run at No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Cherish’ on this day September 24 in music history.

1969 – Deep Purple and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed together at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The show was recorded and later released as a live album titled ‘Concerto for Group and Orchestra’.

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1975 – Canadian rock band Rush released their third studio album ‘Caress of Steel’ through Mercury Records on this day September 24.

1977 – After a one week break from the top spot, The Emotions returned to number one on the US Singles chart with ‘Best of My Love’.

1979 – Asylum Records released the sixth studio album by The Eagles titled ‘The Long Run’. The album peaked at No.1 in Canada, the US, Australia, Sweden, and Japan, and it features the Grammy Award-winning single ‘Heartache Tonight’.

1983 – ZZ Top‘s seventh studio album ‘Eliminator’ was certified Platinum on this day September 24 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

1983 – Reggae and pop band UB40 went to number one in the United Kingdom with their fourth studio album ‘Labour of Love’.

1983 – Billy Joel scored his second number one single in America with ‘Tell Her About It’ on this day September 24.

1983 – With ‘Karma Chameleon’Culture Club started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK Singles chart. The song was a worldwide hit at the time and it topped the charts in thirteen countries.

1988 – Hard rock band Guns N’ Roses returned for a three week run at No.1 on the US Billboard 200 chart with their debut studio album ‘Appetite for Destruction’. With over 30 million copies sold worldwide, its the best-selling debut album of all time.

1988 – A re-released version of The Hollies‘ 1969 hit single ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ started a two-week run at No.1 in the UK.

1988 – Bobby McFerrin‘s single ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ became the first a cappella song to top the US Billboard Hot 100 on this day September 24 in music history. It also reached No.1 in Australia, Canada, and Iceland.

1991 – Rock band Nirvana released their breakthrough second studio album ‘Nevermind’ through DGC Records. The album was a big commercial success and it reached number one in ten countries worldwide.

1991 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers released their seminal fifth studio album ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’ on this day September 24. The album peaked at No.3 on the Billboard 200 and it features five hit singles, including ‘Under the Bridge’ and ‘Give it Away’.

1994 – Eric Clapton scored his first number one album in the UK with his twelfth solo studio LP ‘From the Cradle’. The album also reached No.1 in the US, Switzerland, and Austria.

1997 – American singer Lawrence “Larry” Hall died on this day at the age of 57. Best remembered for his 1959 one-hit wonder song ‘Sally’.

2002 – American singer and songwriter Tim Rose died on this day September 24 at the age of 62. Best remembered for penning and recording the rock standards ‘Hey Joe’ and ‘Morning Dew’.

2005 – Singer-songwriter David Gray went to number one in the UK with his seventh studio album ‘Life in Slow Motion’.

2011 – Ed Sheeran‘s debut studio album ‘+’ (pronounced ‘plus’) reached number one in the UK on this day September 24 in music history.

2011 – With ‘Moves Like Jagger’Maroon 5 and Christian Aguilera returned for a three-week run at No.1 on the US Singles chart. The song was an international hit that year and it topped the charts in twenty countries.

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2011 – Newly formed boy band One Direction went to number one in the UK with their debut single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’.

2015 – Welsh rock band Stereophonics scored their sixth number one album in the UK with ‘Keep the Village Alive’ on this day September 24.

2015 – Canadian singer Justin Bieber scored his first number one single in the UK with ‘What Do You Mean?’. It was also his first chart-topper in Australia and the US.

2016 – The number one album in the US on this day September 24 in music history was ‘Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight’ by the rapper Travis Scott.

2020 – With their fifth studio album ‘The Universal Want’, rock band Doves topped the UK Albums chart. Their third chart-topper in the United Kingdom.

BORN ON THIS DAY SEPTEMBER 24 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1931 – Singer, songwriter, actor, and filmmaker Anthony Newley was born in London, England on this day September 24 in music history. Best known for co-writing the hit songs ‘Feeling Good’ and the title song for the James Bond film ‘Goldfinger’.

1933 – American drummer Mel Taylor was born on this day in Brooklyn, New York. Best known as a member of the instrumental rock band from 1962 until 1996. He’s also the older brother of bassist Larry Taylor.

1938 – American flautist and saxophonist Steve Douglas was born on this day September 24 in Los Angeles, California.

1939 – R&B singer Sonny Turner was born in Los Angeles, California. He came to prominence as the lead singer of The Platters.

1941 – American photographer and musician Linda McCartney was born on this day September 24 in Scarsdale, New York. Best known as the keyboardist for the band Wings where she played with her husband Paul McCartney.

1942 – Co-founder and frontman of the Merseybeat band Gerry and the PacemakersGerard “Gerry” Marsden was born on this day in Liverpool, England.

1946 – American guitarist and record producer Jerry Donahue was born in New York City. Best known as a member of the bands Fairport Convention, Fotheringay, and The Hellecasters.

1969 – Co-founder and percussionist of the metal band SlipknotShawn Crahan also known by his stage name ‘Clown’ was born in Des Moines, Iowa on this day September 24 in music history.

1971 – Co-founder and drummer of the rock band The VervePeter Salisbury was born in Chippenham, England.

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