Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Music History Today: November 24, 2022

November 24, 1991: Freddie Mercury of Queen died of AIDS-related bronchial pneumonia in Kensington, London, England, at age 45.

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Freddie Mercury
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November 24, 1958: The Kingston Trio's self-titled debut album was Number 1 in the US.
The best-known song from the The Kingston Trio's debut LP, "Tom Dooley," was on top of the singles' chart. The record also featured "Sloop John B," which would become a rock standard in the hands of the trio's fellow stripe-shirted label-mates the Beach Boys. Read more: U Discover Music

November 24, 1972: Lou Reed released the single "Walk on the Wild Side" from his album, Transformer.
"Walk on the Wild Side" is about cross-dressers who come to New York City and become prostitutes. Each verse introduces a new character. There is Holly, Candy, Little Joe, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Jackie. The characters are all cronies of the infamous Andy Warhol Factory, as was Lou. Reed had an empathy for these characters that comes through in the song.  
Read more: Songfacts

November 24, 1998: Metallica released Garage, Inc., a compilation of cover tunes that includes Bob Seger's "Turn the Page."

Metallica Garage, Inc. album cover

November 24, 2006: Nickelback's All the Right Reasons won Favorite Pop/Rock Album at the American Music Awards.

Nickelback's All the Right Reasons debuted at Number 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart. It generated three US top ten hits: "Photograph," "Far Away," and "Rockstar." 
Read more: Wikipedia


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Freddie Mercury

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