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On This Day, November 28 In Music History

jtpao 03/19/2024


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EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 28 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day November 28 in 1958 – The group of session musiciansLord Rockingham’s XItopped the UK Singles chart with‘Hoots Mon’.

1960– With‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’,Elvis Presleystarted a six-week run at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also became a chart-topper in Australia, Belgium, Canada, South Africa, Spain, and the UK.

1964– Pop girl groupThe Shangri-Las topped the US Singles chart with‘Leader of the Pack’ on this day November 28 in music history.

1970– Rock bandSantanareturned to No.1 on the US Billboard 200 with their second studio LP ‘Abraxas’ for a five-weeks stint at the top.

1970Bob Dylanscored his second number one album of the year in the UK on this day November 28 with ‘New Morning’. He previously topped the Albums chart with ‘Self Portrait’ in July.

1970– With his rendition of‘I Hear You Knocking’, singer and guitaristDave Edmundshit No.1 in the UK for the first of six consecutive weeks.

1971– American blues singer and harmonica playerAlexander “Papa” Lightfootdied on this day November 28, aged 47 of respiratory failure.

1987– With‘(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life’,Bill MedleyandJennifer Warnesreached number one on the US Singles chart. The song featured in the film‘Dirty Dancing’ and it won the duo numerous awards, including an Oscar, a Grammy, and a Golden Globe.

1987– English singerRick Astleytopped the UK Albums chart with his debut studio LP‘Whenever You Need Somebody’ on this day November 28 in music history. The album was bolstered by the popularity of its lead single ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.

1992Whitney Houstonstarted a huge fourteen-week stint at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 with her version of‘I Will Always Love You’. The song won her numerous awards and it was a worldwide hit topping the national charts in over 25 countries.

1992– Synth-pop duoErasure reached No.1 on the UK Albums chart with their greatest hits compilation ‘Pop! The First 20 Hits’ on this day November 28.

1993– Canadian musician and songwriterGerald “Jerry” Edmontondied in a car accident at the age of 47. Best remembered as the drummer and co-lead vocalist of the rock bandSteppenwolf.

1998– R&B girl groupDivinewent to number one on the US Singles chart with‘Lately’ on this day November 28.

Divine – Lately


2005
– English musician and founding member of the instrumental rock group The Drifters, Anthony “Tony” Meehandied at the age of 62.

2009– With their eleventh studio album‘The Circle’, hard rock bandBon Joviwent to number one on the US Billboard 200 chart on this day November 28 in music history.

2009– British singerLeona Lewisscored her second chart-topping album in the United Kingdom with‘Echo’.

2009Jay-ZandAlicia Keysstarted a five-week run at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 with‘Empire State of Mind’ on this day November 28.

2019– Irish pop groupWestlife reached number one on the UK Albums chart with their eleventh studio release‘Spectrum’.

2020– With their seventeenth studio album‘Power Up’, hard rock bandAC/DCwent to number one on the US Billboard 200 on this day November 28. The album was a worldwide hit and it peaked at No.1 in 21 countries.

BORN ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 28 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1925– American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arrangerGigi Grycewas bornGeorge General Gricein Pensacola, Florida on this day November 28 in music history.

1929– Songwriter, producer and founder of the Motown record label,Berry Gordywas born on this day in Detroit, Michigan.

1932– American singerEthel Ennisnicknamed the‘First Lady of Jazz’ was born on this day November 28 in Baltimore, Maryland.

1939– Singer and founding member of the doo-wop groupThe Fleetwoods,Gary Troxelwas born in Centralia, Washington.

1940– Singer-songwriterBruce Channelwas born on this day November 28 in Jacksonville, Texas. Best known for his 1962 chart-topping single‘Hey! Baby’.

1940– Original lead singer of the soul bandThe Foundations,Clem Curtiswas bornCurtis Clementsin Trinidad, West Indies.

1943– Singer, songwriter, pianist, composer, and arrangerRandall “Randy” Newmanwas born in Los Angeles, California on this day November 28 in music history. Best known for songs such as ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’, ‘Short People’, ‘Mama Told Me Not to Come’, etc.

1948– Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalistBeeb Birtieswas bornGerard Bertelkampin Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Best known for his work with bands such asLittle River Band, Zoot, Birties Shorrock Goble, and Mississippi.

1951– American jazz double bassistDennis Irwinwas born on this day November 28 in Birmingham, Alabama. He has played on over 500 albums.

1954– British musician and founding member of the bandsModern RomanceandLeyton Buzzards,David Jaymeswas born in Woodford, England.

1962– Multi-instrumentalist and songwriterMatthew “Matt” Cameronwas born on this day November 28 in San Diego, California. Best known as the drummer for the rock bandsSoundgarden andPearl Jam.

1974– Filipino-American rapper and singerAllan Pineda Lindoalso known by his stage nameapl.de.apwas born in Angeles City, Philippines. He rose to fame as the co-founder of the groupBlack Eyed Peas.

1974– American rapperDavid R. Stylesbetter known by his stage nameStyles Pwas born on this day November 28 in New York City. Best known for his work with the hip hop groupThe Lox.

1979– American rapperHakeem Temidayo Serikialso known professionally as Chamillionaire was born in Washington, D.C.

1983– Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and founding member of the rock bandVampire Weekend, Rostam Batmanglij was born in Washington, D.C. on this day November 28 in music history.

1984– American R&B singer, songwriter, and record producerTremaine Aldon Neverson also known by his stage nameTrey Songzwas born on this day in Petersburg, Virginia.

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