May 24 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy 69th Birthday Bob Dylan!

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Musician’s Born On May 24

1928 Rosemary Clooney (This Ole House)
1941 Bob Dylan
1942 Derek Quinn (Freddie and the Dreamers)
1944 Patti LaBelle
1946 Steve Upton (Wishbone Ash)
1947 Albert Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult)
1955 Roseanne Cash (US country singer)
1969 Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes)

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Deaths On May 24

1974 Duke Ellington (bandleader)
1991 Gene Clark (Byrds)

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Number 1 In The Charts On May 24

1957 Andy Williams: Butterfly UK 45
1962 Elvis Presley: Good Luck Charm UK 45
1969 Bob Dylan: Nashville Skyline UK LP
1969 Beatles: Get Back US 45
1975 Earth, Wind and Fire: Shining Star UK 45
1997 Hanson : MMMBop : US single
1997 Michael Jackson : Blood On The Dancefloor : UK LP

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Various Music Events On May 24

1958 It seems likely that Jerry Lee Lewis will be forced to abandon his UK tour amid growing scandal concerning his marriage to his fourteen-year-old cousin

1963 What Kind Of Fool Am I by Anthony Newley becomes first British song to win a Grammy

1968 Jumping Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones released in UK

1970 Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac

1971 Bob Dylan visits Wailing Wall in Jerusalem on his 30th birthday

1982 The Cooler, an eleven-minute film featuring Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, is shown at Cannes Film Festival. Ringo plays a prisoner in a jail policed entirely by women, two of whom are played by Linda McCartney and Barbara Bach (Ringo’s wife)

1982 Topper Headon leaves Clash

1983 Yazoo break up

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