Almanac: November 24, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1931 - Tommy Allsup (84)
  • 1939 - Jim Yester (Association) (76)
  • 1940 - Johnny Carver (75)
  • 1941 - Donald “Duck” Dunn (d. 2012)
  • 1941 - Pete Best (Beatles) (74)
  • 1942 - Billy Connolly (73)
  • 1943 - Robin Williamson (Incredible String Band) (72)
  • 1943 - Richard Tee (Stuff) (72)
  • 1944 - Bev Beven (Move, Electric Light Orchestra) (71)
  • 1945 - Lee Michaels (70)
  • 1947 - Dave Sinclair (Caravan) (68)
  • 1948 - Tony Bourge (Budgie) (67)
  • 1949 - Anita Louis (Soul Children) (63)
  • 1954 - Clem Burke (Blondie) (61)
  • 1957 - Chris Hayes (Huey Lewis & the News) (58)
  • 1958 - Carmel (born Carmel McCourt) (57)
  • 1960 - Edgar Meyer (bassist) (55)
  • 1962 - John Squire (Stone Roses) (53)
  • 1962 - Gary Stonadge (Big Audio Dynamite) (53)
  • 1964 - Tony Rombola (Godsmack) (51)
  • 1969 - Rob Nicholson (Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne) (46)
  • 1970 - Chad Taylor (Live) (45)

Deaths
  • 1985 - Big Joe Turner - Heart attack (74)
  • 1991 - Freddie Mercury (Queen) - Bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS (45)
  • 1991 - Eric Carr (KISS) - Brain hemorrhage (41)
  • 1993 - Albert Collins - Lung/Liver cancer (61)
  • 2001 - Melanie Thornton (La Bouche) - Plane crash (34)
  • 2003 - Teddy Wilburn (Wilburn Brothers) - Congestive heart failure (71)
  • 2008 - Kenny MacLean (Platinum Blonde) - Heart related problem (52)
  • 2008 - Michael Lee (Robert Plant and Jimmy Page) - Epileptic seizure (39)

On This Day
  • 1959 - Johnnie Ray spent the night in jail, charged with accosting and soliciting.
  • 1961 - Howlin' Wolf started his first European tour in London.
  • 1964 - The Who played their first show after changing their name from the High Numbers.
  • 1993 - Janet Jackson opened her Janet world tour in Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2003 - Glen Campbell was arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run.
  • 2003 - The original members of Motley Crue announce they are reforming.
  • 2003 - Time-Warner agreed to sell its Warner Music Group to Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
  • 2005 - Bob Geldof received the Man of Peace Award in Rome from Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • 2007 - The house of the Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea was destroyed by a wild fire in Malibu, CA.
  • 2008 - Boy George was on trial in Snaresbrook Crown Court on charges that he falsely imprisoned a male escort who he had accused of hacking into his laptop.

Marriages
  • 1984 - Tommy Lee and Elaine Starchuk (aka Charice)
  • 1991 - Cyndi Lauper and David Thornton

Divorces
  • 1976 - Donna Summer and Helmuth Sommer
  • 1992 - Billy Wyman and Mandy Smith

Recorded
  • 1956 - Come Go With Me - Dell-Vikings
  • 1966 - Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles
Released
  • 1958 - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee (single)

Awards
  • 1994 - MTV Europe Music Awards (first ceremony)
    • Song - 7 Seconds - Youssou N'Dour & Nenah Cherry
    • Director - Mark Pellington for Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe - Wale
    • Female - Mariah Carey
    • Male - Bryan Adams
    • Group - Take That
    • New Act - Crash Test Dummies
    • Dance - Prodigy
    • Rock - Aerosmith
    • Cover - Word Up! - Gun

Broadcasts
  • 1972 - In Concert (ABC) (premier episode) - Alice Cooper, Bo Diddley, Seals & Crofts
  • 1991 - Hot Country Nights (NBC) (premier episode) - Alabama, Clint Black, K.T. Oslin, Kenny Rogers, Pam Tillis
  • 2011 - CMT Crossroads - Vince Gill, Sting

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