Thursday, January 17, 2013

Almanac: January 17

Kid Rock
Birthdays
  • 1927 - Eartha Kitt (d. 2008)
  • 1929 - Grady Martin (Nashville A-Team) (d. 2001)
  • 1936 - Elsberry Hobbs (Drifters) (77)
  • 1943 - Chris Montez (70)
  • 1944 - Fran├žoise Hardy (69)
  • 1945 - William Hart (Delfonics) (68)
  • 1949 - Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones) (64)
  • 1953 - Sheila Hutchinson (Emotions) (60)
  • 1954 - Cheryl Bentyne (Manhattan Transfer) (59)
  • 1955 - Steve Earle (58)
  • 1956 - Paul Young (57)
  • 1958 - Jez Strode (Kajagoogoo) (55)
  • 1959 - Susanna Hoffs (Bangles) (54)
  • 1960 - John Crawford (Berlin) (53)
  • 1961 - Dave Collard (JoBoxers) (52)
  • 1963 - Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray, Helloween) (50)
  • 1964 - Andy Rourke (Smiths) (49)
  • 1966 - Shabba Ranks (47)
  • 1971 - John Wysocki (Staind) (42)
  • 1971 - Kid Rock (born Robert Ritchie) (42)
  • 1978 - Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs) (35)
  • 1981 - Ray J (born William Norwood, Jr.) (32)
  • 1982 - Alex Varkatzas (Atreyu) (31)
  • 1984 - Calvin Harris (29)

Deaths
  • 1956 - Blind Alfred Reed - Starvation (reported) (75)
  • 1970 - Billy Stewart - Car crash (32)
  • 1998 - Junior Kimbrough (born David Kimbrough) - Heart attack (67)
  • 1998 - Cliffie Stone (Country Music Hall of Fame member) - Heart attack (80)

On This Day
  • 1966 - The series The Monkees was purchased by NBC for the fall season.
  • 1969 - The book Ode to a High Flying Bird by Charlie Watts was released. It was a tribute to Charlie Parker.
  • 1971 - Marvin Gaye sang the national anthem at Super Bowl V.
  • 1972 - Part of Bellevue Boulevard in Memphis was renamed Elvis Presley Drive.
  • 1974 - Dino Martin, the son of Dean Martin, was arrested for trying to sell two AK-47 machine guns to an undercover agent.
  • 1979 - Dolly Parton, Linda Rondstadt and Emmylou Harris announced they would be recording an album.
  • 1981 - Motley Crue was formed with Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Greg Leon. Mick Mars and Vince Neil joined later.
  • 2003 - Lou Rawls was arrested in Albuquerque, NM for battery after getting into a shoving match with his girlfriend.

Recorded
  • 1936 - Bill & Charlie Monroe cut their first sides for Bluebird Records.
  • 1970 - Absolutely Live - Doors (recorded at New York's Felt Forum)

Released
  • 1964 - Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones (EP)
  • 1969 - Lady Samantha - Reginald Kenneth Dwight (U.K. Single, Elton John)
  • 1973 - Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich


Awards
  • 2000 - American Music Awards
    • Pop/Rock Male Artist - Will Smith
    • Pop/Rock Female Artist, Country Female Artist - Shania Twain
    • Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group - Backstreet Boy
    • Pop/Rock Album - Supernatural - Santana
    • Pop/Rock New Artist - Britney Spears
    • Soul/R&B Male Aritst - R. Kelly
    • Soul/R&B Female Artist - Lauryn Hill
    • Soul/R&B Band, Duo or Group - TLC
    • Soul/R&B Album - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill
    • Soul/R&B New Artist - Tyrese
    • Country Male Artist - Garth Brooks
    • Country Band, Duo or Group - Brooks & Dunn
    • Country Album - Double Live - Garth Brooks
    • Country New Artist - Montgomery Gentry
    • Adult Contemporary Artist - Phil Collins
    • Rap/Hip-Hop Artist - DMX
    • Alternative Artist - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • Latin Artist - Ricky Martin
    • Achievement Award - Mariah Carey
    • Award of Merit - Gloria Estefan

Broadcasts
  • 1992 - Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues (CBS)
  • 1999 - The Simpsons (Fox) - Cyndi Lauper
  • 1999 - This is Garth Brooks (NBC) - Garth Brooks

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