Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Almanac: February 5

Al Kooper
Birthdays
  • 1908 - Bob Dunn (western swing steel pedal) (d. 1971)
  • 1923 - Claude King (90)
  • 1929 - Hal Blaine (84)
  • 1935 - Alex Harvey (d. 1982)
  • 1941 - Barrett Strong (72)
  • 1941 - Henson Cargill (d. 2007)
  • 1942 - Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) (71)
  • 1943 - Chuck Winfield (Blood, Sweat and Tears) (70)
  • 1943 - Larry Tamblyn (Standels) (70)
  • 1944 - Al Kooper (69)
  • 1944 - J.R. Cobb (Classics IV, Atlanta Rhythm Section) (69)
  • 1948 - Christopher Guest (Spinal Tap) (65)
  • 1948 - David Denny (Steve Miller Band) (65)
  • 1954 - Cliff Martinez (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Captain Beefheart) (59)
  • 1960 - Paul Jones (Catatonia) (53)
  • 1960 - Pam Gadd (Wild Rose) (53)
  • 1962 - Tommy Skeoch (Tesla) (51)
  • 1964 - Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses, Loaded, Velvet Revolver) (49)
  • 1968 - Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) (45)
  • 1969 - Bobby Brown (44)
  • 1971 - Sara Evans (42)
  • 1975 - Adam Carson (AFI) (38)

Deaths
  • 1976 - Rudy Pompilli (Bill Haley & the Comets) (49)
  • 1978 - Eddie Noack - Cirrhosis of the liver (47)
  • 1980 - Chubby Anthony (Stanley Brothers) (45)
  • 1989 - Joe Raposo - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (51)
  • 1994 - Kenneth "Buddy" Scott - Stomach cancer (59)
  • 1998 - Tim Kelly (Slaughter) - Car accident (35)
  • 2005 - Sonny Spencer (Sons of the Pioneers) (75)
  • 2012 - Reg Presley (Troggs) - Cancer (71)

On This Day
  • 1957 - Bill Haley arrived in England for his first tour of the U.K. and the first rock artist to tour the country.
  • 1958 - The New York chapter of NARAS was formed. 
  • 1960 - George Hamilton IV became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1967 - The Beatles filmed part of the video for 
  • 1967 - The News of the World printed an allegation that Mick Jagger had taken LSD at the home of the Moody Blues. Jagger sued the paper.
  • 1970 - Mick Ronson appeared with David Bowie for the first time. 
  • 1981 - Joni Mitchell was inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame. 
  • 1991 - The KLF's Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty were arrested for defacing a billboard in London.
  • 1998 - Elton John and Stevie Wonder performed at the White House. 
  • 2003 - Courtney Love was arrested in London after an air rage incident. 
  • 2003 -  John Densmore sued former Doors bandmates Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger and their new band members Ian Astbury and Stewart Copeland over their touring under the name Doors of the 21st Century. 
  • 2008 - Amy Winehouse was questioned by police after a video allegedly showed her smoking crack. 
  • 2008 - The death of rapper Pimp C was ruled a result of an overdose of codeine medication. 

Recorded
  • 1940 - Tuxedo Junction - Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • 1940 - You Are My Sunshine - Jimmie Davis
  • 1963 - Sweet Dreams - Patsy Cline
  • 1971 - Master of Reality - Black Sabbath (first day of recording)

Released
  • 1986 - Kiss - Prince (single)

Broadcasts
  • 1985 - Old Gray Whistle Test (BBC) - Judas Priest
  • 1999 - Sabrina the Teenage Witch (ABC) - N'Sync
  • 2004 - Super Bowl - Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake (Nipplegate)
  • 2006 - Super Bowl - Rolling Stones

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