Thursday, November 24, 2016

Today in Music History...November 24, 2016

Music History: November 24


1868: Scott Joplin
1912: Teddy Wilson
1925: Al Cohn
1929: Eileen Barton
1932: Tommy Allsup (The Crickets)
1939: Jim Yester (The Association)
1940: Johnny Carver
1941: Donald "Duck" Dunn (Booker T. and the MGs)
1941: Pete Best (The Beatles)
1942: Billy Connolly
1943: Richard Tee
1943: Robin Williamson (The Incredible String Band)
1944: Bob Lind
1944: Bev Bevan (The Move, Electric Light Orchestra)
1945: Lee Michaels


1985: Big Joe Turner
1991: Freddie Mercury
1993: Albert Collins
1995: Junior Walker (Jr. Walker and the All Stars)


1950: The musical comedy Guys and Dolls premieres on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre.
1957: Harry Belafonte's "Mary's Boy Child" becomes the first single to sell a million copies in the UK. It stays at Number One for an unheard-of seven weeks and has since become a perennial UK Christmas favorite.
1959: Teen heartthrob Johnnie Ray is arrested in London for soliciting an undercover officer in a gay bar. 
(He is later found not guilty.)
1961: In yet another important development for British blues-rock, Chicago blues legend Howlin' Wolf makes his first appearance in the UK, touring behind his latest single, "Little Baby."
1962: Ex-Beatles drummer Pete Best, sacked from the group three months previously, nevertheless receives a birthday telegram from the band and manager Brian Epstein wishing him "all the best."
1964: The Who, until recently the High Numbers, perform their first gig under the new name at London's Marquee Club, promising what the posters famously call "Maximum R&B."
1964: The UK's first commercial radio station, Radio Manx, begins broadcasting from the Isle of Man.
1965: NBC-TV airs the musical special Frank Sinatra: A Man And His Music.
1966: Kansas City, MO police lock horns with rioting teenagers at a James Brown concert after officials stop the show due to Brown's "obscene dances."
1972: ABC-TV's Don Kirshner-produced In Concert, the network's weekly late-night answer to NBC's Midnight Special, debuts. The initial episode features musical performances by Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, Blood, Sweat and Tears, The Allman Brothers, and Poco.
1974: In the midst of his infamous "Lost Weekend," John Lennon rehearses with Elton John for Elton's upcoming Madison Square Garden performance, at which Lennon will make a surprise cameo.
1978: In a clear prelude to his coming "Christian" direction, the Jewish-born Bob Dylan plays tonight's gig in Fort Worth, TX wearing a large gold cross around his neck.
1991: An ordained Little Richard marries singer Cyndi Lauper and actor David Thornton in New York, then sticks around to play at the reception.
2003: Glen Campbell is arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run charges in Phoenix, AZ, after crashing his BMW into another car at another intersection and continuing on. The 67-year-old Campbell, who is sentenced to ten days in jail, allegedly knees an officer's groin during the arrest.


1958: Jackie Wilson, "Lonely Teardrops"
1958: Ritchie Valens, "Donna" b/w "La Bamba"


1937: The Andrews Sisters, "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön"
1965: The Young Rascals, "Good Lovin'"
1966: The Beatles, "Strawberry Fields Forever"


1958: The Kingston Trio's LP The Kingston Trio hits #1
1973: Ringo Starr's "Photograph" hits #1
1978: Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer's "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" hits #1




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