Events in Music on June 24

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956 "Steve Allen Show" returns on NBC-TV

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen

Music releaseAlbum Release

1958 Nina Simone releases her debut jazz album "Little Girl Blue"

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone
  • 1961 "Happiest Girl in the World" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 97 performances
  • 1961 Beatles record "If You Love Me Baby"

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1971 "McCabe and Mrs Miller" film by Robert Altman, starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie with songs by Leonard Cohen is released

Actress Julie Christie
Actress
Julie Christie
Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman
Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 1972 "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Billy Joel gets an honorary diploma from Hicksville High School at 43

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel