On This Day in Music for June 24

Events in Music

  • 1374 Sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion
  • 1880 First performance of "O Canada," the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français
  • 1954 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" closes at Imperial NYC after 229 performances
  • 1958 Nina Simone releases her debut jazz album "Little Girl Blue"
  • 1961 "Happiest Girl in the World" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 97 performances
  • 1961 Tony Sheridan, backed by the Beatles, records "If You Love Me Baby" (aka "Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby") in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1972 "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6
  • 1977 Crystal Gayle releases best-selling album "We Must Believe in Magic" featuring worldwide hit "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" (1st platinum album by a female country music artist)
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Weddings in Music

  • 2000 "Dixie Chicks" lead vocalist Natalie Maines (25) weds "Profit" actor Adrian Pasdar (35) at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

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