Thursday, February 14, 2013

Almanac: February 14

Rob Thomas
Birthdays
  • 1931 - Phyllis McGuire (McGuire Sisters) (82)
  • 1937 - Magic Sam (born Samuel Maghett) (d. 1969)
  • 1939 - Razzy Bailey (74)
  • 1939 - Blowfly (born Clarence Reid) (74)
  • 1943 - Maceo Parker (70)
  • 1943 - Eric Andersen (70)
  • 1945 - Vic Briggs (Steampacket, the Animals) (68)
  • 1946 - Doug Simril (Steve Miller Band, Boz Scaggs) (67)
  • 1947 - Tim Buckley (d. 1975)
  • 1950 - Roger Fisher (Heart) (63)
  • 1951 - Kenny Hyslop (Slik, Skids, Simple Minds) (62)
  • 1963 - D'wayne Wiggins (Tony! Toni! Tone!) (50)
  • 1972 - Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) (41)
  • 1978 - Dwele (born Andwele Gardner) (35)
  • 1988 - Asia Nitollano (Pussycat Dolls) (25)

Deaths
  • 1989 - Vincent Crane (Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster) - Overdose of painkillers (45)
  • 1994 - Gary B.B. Coleman (47)
  • 1999 - Buddy Knox - Lung cancer (65)
  • 1999 - Doug Weston (owner of L.A.s Troubadour) - Pneumonia (72)
  • 2002 - Mick Tucker (Sweet) - Leukemia (54)
  • 2010 - Doug Fieger (Knack) - Cancer (57)

On This Day
  • 1953 - Al Silver started Herald Records who released music by the Mello-Kings, the Nutmegs and others.
  • 1958 - The Iranian government bans rock-and-roll saying it is against the concepts of Islam.
  • 1961 - The Platters sued Mercury Records when the label refused to release any records that weren't sung by ex-lead Tony Williams.
  • 1968 - Frank Zappa announces he is working on two movies, Uncle Meat and a Japanese monster film.
  • 1969 - Over 100 concert goers were injured at a show by Love Affair and Amen Corner in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 1972 - In Los Angeles, it was Steppenwolf Day.
  • 1972 - Grease opened on Broadway.
  • 1973 - David Bowie collapsed while performing at Radio City Music Hall.
  • 1974 - The New Seekers split up.
  • 1977 - The B-52's made their first public appearance in Athens, GA.
  • 1977 - Janis Ian received 461 Valentine's Day cards after talking in the lyrics to At Seventeen about “Valentines that never came.”
  • 1981 - Billy Idol went solo from his band Generation X.
  • 1992 - The movie Wayne's World had its premier. The film included appearances by Meat Loaf and Alice Cooper and revived Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • 1995 - Tupac Shakur was sentenced to 1-1/2 to 4-1/2 years in prison for sexual abuse.
  • 1998 - Madonna performed at New York's Roxy, her first club date in ten years.
  • 1999 - The Deftones equipment was stolen from their truck in Dearborn, MI.
  • 2000 - Kiss announce their farewell tour. It didn't take.
  • 2001 - Prince treads into internet entrepreneurial endeavors with the opening of the NPGMusicClub.
  • 2004 - Dave Holland of Judas Priest was sentenced to eight years in prison for indecent assault and attempted rape of a 17-year-old boy.

Marriages
  • 1974 - Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille
  • 1980 - Lou Reed and Sylvia Morales
  • 1980 - Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) and Caroline Crowther
  • 1984 - Elton John and Renate Blauer
  • 1988 - Kathy Mattea and Jon Vezner
  • 1992 - Jon Farris (INXS) and Leslie Bega
  • 1994 - Jerry Garcia and Deborah Koons
  • 1996 - Prince and Mayte Garcia
  • 2008 - Liam Gallagher (Oasis) and Nicole Appleton (All Saints)

Recorded
  • 1967 - Respect - Aretha Franklin
  • 1970 - Live at Leeds - Who
  • 1970 - The Fightin' Side of Me - Merle Haggard
  • 1978 - Dire Straits started recording their first album.

Released
  • 1963 - In Dreams - Roy Orbison (single)
  • 2006 - Cowboys Are Secretly, Frequently (Fond of Each Other) - Willie Nelson (single)

Awards
  • 1998 - NAACP Awards
    • Entertainer of the Year - Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds
  • 2006 - Brit Awards
    • British Male - James Blunt
    • British Female - K.T. Tunstall
    • British Group - Kaiser Chiefs
    • British Breakthrough Act - Artic Monkeys
    • British Rock Act - Kaiser Chiefs
    • British Urban Act - Lemar
    • Pop Act - James Blunt
    • British Single - Speed of Sound - Coldplay
    • British Album - X & Y - Coldplay
    • International Male - Kanye West
    • International Female - Madonna
    • International Group - Green Day
    • International Breakthrough Act - Jack Johnson
    • International Album - American Idiot - Green Day
    • Outstanding Contribution - Paul Weller
  • 2007 - Brit Awards
    • British Male - James Morrison
    • British Female - Amy Winehouse
    • British Group - Arctic Monkeys
    • British Breakthrough Act - Fratellis
    • British Single - Patience - Take That
    • British Album - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys
    • International Male - Justin Timberlake
    • International Female - Nelly Furtado
    • International Group - Killers
    • International Breakthrough Act - Orson
    • International Album - Sam's Town - Killers
    • Outstanding Contribution - Oasis

Broadcasts
  • 1964 - Patty Duke Show - Chad & Jeremy
  • 1972 - Mike Douglas Show - John Lennon and Yoko Ono (first day of week as co-hosts)
  • 1986 - Miami Vice (NBC) - Frank Zappa
  • 1999 - The Simpsons (FOX) - Elton John
  • 2001 - Barbra Streisand: Timeless (FOX)

1 comments:

Sarah Park said...

Very interesting trivia. I didn't know Rob Thomas was born on this day. I am a big fan of him.

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