24 November

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1970 Guitarist Chad Taylor of Live is born in Baltimore, Maryland. By age 13, he moves to York, Pennsylvania, where he meets his future bandmates in middle school.

1965 NBC airs the musical special Frank Sinatra: A Man And His Music to honor the crooner.

1965 Dawn Robinson (of En Vogue) is born in New London, Connecticut.

1964 The Who, until recently The High Numbers, perform their first gig under the new name at London's Marquee Club, promising what the posters famously call "Maximum R&B."

1964 The UK's first commercial radio station, Radio Manx, begins broadcasting from the Isle of Man.

1962 John Squire (guitarist for The Stone Roses) is born in Broadheath, Altrincham, Cheshire, England, where future bandmate Ian Brown is a neighbor.

1961 In yet another important development for British blues-rock, Chicago blues legend Howlin' Wolf makes his first appearance in the UK for his first European tour, touring behind his latest single, "Little Baby."

1959 Teen heartthrob Johnnie Ray is arrested in London for soliciting an undercover officer in a gay bar. (He is later found not guilty.)

1958 The Kingston Trio's LP The Kingston Trio hits #1.

1957 Chris Hayes (lead guitarist for Huey Lewis and the News) is born in Great Lakes, Illinois.

1957 Harry Belafonte's "Mary's Boy Child" becomes the first single to sell a million copies in the UK. It stays at #1 for an unheard-of seven weeks and becomes a perennial UK Christmas favorite.

1955 Drummer Clement Burke (aka Elvis Ramone) (of the Ramones, Blondie) is born in Bayonne, New Jersey.

1950 The musical comedy Guys and Dolls premieres on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre. Two years later, it spawns a film adaptation starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra.

1945 Lee Michaels is born Michael Olsen in Los Angeles, California. Known for the 1971 pop hit "Do You Know What I Mean."

1944 At the the Last Frontier hotel, Liberace makes his Las Vegas debut, complete with his signature candelabra on his piano. He goes on to become a mainstay of Vegas entertainment.

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