Rock's Backpages 365 Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

It happened today...

Nov 24 1947
David Sinclair is born in Herne Bay, Kent, UK. He will find success as keyboardist with Canterbury Scene prog-rock band Caravan. (1947)

Nov 24 1950
Ray Charles Robinson [later to find fame as Ray Charles] is paid $82.50 for playing piano on a Swing Time Records session at Universal Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1950)

Nov 24 1955
Bill Haley and His Comets, Johnnie Ray and LaVern Baker play the second night in a five-day run at The Paramount, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (1955)

Nov 24 1958
The Kingston Trio become the first group to top the Billboard album chart in the USA, with their eponymous debut album. (1958)

Nov 24 1958
Richie Valens releases a new single single, Donna, on Del-Fi Records, owned by entrepreneur Bob Keane, in the USA. (1958)

Nov 24 1965
A four day event, The Blues Bag, begins at the Caf? Au Go Go in New York City?s Greenwich Village, featuring John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Fred Neil, The Blues Project and others. (1965)

Nov 24 1969
Tom Jones is awarded a gold disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. for the album Green Green Grass Of Home. (1969)

Nov 24 1969
Tim Buckley releases the album Blue Afternoon on Frank Zappa?s Straight Records in the USA. (1969)

Nov 24 1971
Led Zeppelin play at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK. (1971)

Nov 24 1975
Bob Dylan?s Rolling Thunder Revue plays at the Civic Center Arena, Hartford, Connecticut. (1975)

Nov 24 1981
Rush play at the Hitsville North Nightclub, Passaic, New Jersey, USA. (1981)

Nov 24 1998
Cher releases her new single, Believe, in the USA. Noted for its use of Antares Auto-Tune pitch-correction software on her vocals, it will become one of the best-selling singles of all time, selling over 10m copies worldwide. (1998)

powered by Rock Source Archive