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Nov 21
1950

Singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor is born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is the brother of James Taylor. (1950)

Nov 21
1951

Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra play in Cafe Rouge in the Hotel Statler [aka Hotel Pennsylvania], New York City, USA. (1951)

Nov 21
1953

Money Honey by Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters tops the Billboard R'n'b singles chart in the USA for the first of eleven weeks. It goes on to sell a million copies. (1953)


Nov 21
1953

Changing Partners by Patti Page enters the Billboard popular Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No3 during a 21-week stay. (1953)

Nov 21
1954

Elvis Presley plays at the Magnolia Gardens, Houston, Texas, USA, and also at Cook's Hoedown Club, Houston, Texas. (1954)

Nov 21
1954

Trumpeter Eddie Calvert, aka The Man With The Golden Trumpet, is starring in the stage show Off The Record at The Hippodrome, London, UK. (1954)

Nov 21
1954

Nolan Strong And The Diablos play the seventeenth night of three weeks at The Madison Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1954)

Nov 21
1954

Roy Hamilton plays the third of ten nights at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1954)

Nov 21
1954

The Drifters and Erskine Hawkins play the third night of a week at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1954)

Nov 21
1955

Jean Shepard is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, Tennessee. (1955)

Nov 21
1955

Chuck Berry plays the fourth night of a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1955)

Nov 21
1956

Rosco Gordon releases a new single, Cheese And Crackers/Shoobie Oobie, on Sun Records in the USA. (1956)

Nov 21
1956

The Cadillacs, Bo Diddley, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, The Debutants, The Dells, The Chips, The Schoolboys, Robert And Johnny and The Heartbeats play the second of seven nights as part of Dr Jive's Rhythm'n'Blues Revue at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1956)

Nov 21
1956

Scarlet Starnes, The Swans and The Dewey Bush Trio play at The Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA. (1956)

Nov 21
1957

The Coasters play the last night of a week at the Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C., USA., with The Hollywood Flames and the Ernie Freeman Combo. (1957)

Nov 21
1958

In their first recording session since ending their partnership with Buddy Holly, The Crickets record Someone Someone at Norman Petty Studios, Clovis, New Mexico. (1958)

Nov 21
1958

A new Buddy Holly single, Heartbeat/Well All Right, is released in the UK on Coral Records. (1958)

Nov 21
1958

Connie Francis releases a new single, My Happiness, in the USA on MGM Records. (1958)

Nov 21
1958

Dion And The Belmonts release a new single, Don't Pity Me on ABC-Paramount Records in the USA. (1958)

Nov 21
1958

Move It by Cliff Richard is released in the USA on Capitol Records. (1958)


Nov 21
1958

High Class Baby by Cliff Richard with The Drifters enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No7. (1958)

Nov 21
1958

UK weekly pop paper the New Musical Express [NME] reports that Lonnie Donegan, The Kingston Trio and Rikki Price all have newly released versions of Tom Dooley, leading to a battle for the best placing in the singles chart. (1958)

Nov 21
1958

Johnny Devlin and The Devils, New Zealand's first major rock'n'roll act, begin a national tour in Wellington. (1958)

Nov 21
1958

Songwriter/publisher Wesley Rose is elected as the first Chairman of the recently formed County Music Association, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (1958)

Nov 21
1958

The Red Garland Trio records Blues For Ann, Basement Blues and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. (1958)

Nov 21
1958

Paul Anka begins a European tour at the Theatre du Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium. (1958)

Nov 21
1958

The Paramount Pictures musical St. Louis Blues is released to cinemas in Finland, Europe, with a cast featuring such jazz, blues and gospel greats as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Eartha Kit, Pearl Bailey, Mahalia Jackson and Barney Bigard. (1958)

Nov 21
1959

The Sammy Kaye Orchestra plays at the Chicago Sun-Times Harvest Moon Ball in The Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1959)

Nov 21
1959

In the wake of a Senate sub-committee investigation into payola, controversial deejay and music business entrepreneur Alan Freed is fired from his WABC radio show in new York City, USA. He leaves the air not just in mid-programme, but in mid-record, replaced by Fred Robbins. (1959)

Nov 21
1959

In Detroit, Michigan, USA, to see The Quincy Jones Band play, Johnnie Ray is arrested after leaving The Brass Rail restaurant, on charges of accosting and soliciting, and spends the night in jail. (1959)

Nov 21
1959

The Five Satins, The Isley Brothers, The Flamingos and Little Anthony And The Imperials play at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1959)

Nov 21
1959

Clyde McPhatter, The Crests and The Clovers play at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA. (1959)

Nov 21
1959

Don't You Know by jazz vocalist Della Reese reaches No1 in the Cashbox US Top 100 singles chart. (1959)

Nov 21
1959

Future President of the USA, Richard Nixon plays piano in a duet with comedy violinist Jack Benny in a national tv broadcast of The Jack Benny Show in the USA. (1959)

Nov 21
1959

A package tour featuring Johnny Horton, Carl Perkins and The Collins Kids plays in Austin, Texas, USA. (1959)

Nov 21
1959

Freddy Cannon, Fankie Laine and The Browns appear on tv's Dick Clark Show, recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1959)

Nov 21
1959

Little Donkey by The Beverley Sisters enters the UK Singles Chart at No20. It will spend seven weeks in the chart, peaking at No14. (1959)