This Day in Music History — October 24

1937 : Cole Porter is involved in an horrific accident. While riding his horse at Locust Valley, New York, the animal falls and rolls over onto him crushing his legs. He will spend the rest of his life in constant pain.

1980 : The Guinness Book of World Records presents Paul McCartney with a special rhodium album for being the best-selling songwriter in the history of recorded music, having written 43 platinum songs and sold over 100 million records.

1992 : End Of The Road by Boyz II Men ties Elvis Presley’s Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog as the longest-running #1 single when it reaches its 11th week at the top. It would spend 2 more weeks at #1, but lose the record 3 months later when Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You stays for 14 weeks.

2008 : Jennifer Hudson is struck by tragedy after her brother, mother and nephew are murdered in Chicago. The man eventually arrested for the crime is Hudson’s brother-in-law, William Balfour.

2012 : R&B singer Bobby Brown is arrested in Los Angeles, California, for a DUI ticket – after a similar incident in March of the same year in which he’d pleaded ‘no contest’ and agreed to attend rehab. This time he is released on bail.

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