Thursday, February 07, 2013

Almanac: February 7

Garth Brooks
Birthdays
  • 1887 - Eubie Blake (d. 1983)
  • 1898 - Dock Boggs (d. 1971)
  • 1920 - Oscar Brand (93)
  • 1921 - Wilma Lee Cooper (born Wilma Leary) (Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper & the Clinch Mountain Clan) (d. 2011)
  • 1932 - Warren Smith (d. 1980)
  • 1934 - King Curtis (born Curtis Ousley) (d. 1971)
  • 1934 - Earl King (d. 2003)
  • 1943 - Harvey Hersh (born Harvey Hershkowitz) (Quotation) (70)
  • 1946 - Sammy Johns (d. 2013)
  • 1948 - Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night) (65)
  • 1949 - Stoney Browder (King Creole & the Coconuts, Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band) (64)
  • 1949 - Alan Lancaster (Status Quo) (64)
  • 1956 - Mark St. John (born Mark Norton) (KISS) (d. 2007)
  • 1959 - Brian Travers (UB40) (54)
  • 1960 - Steve Bronski (Bronski Beat) (53)
  • 1962 - Garth Brooks (51)
  • 1962 - David Bryan (Bon Jovi) (51)
  • 1968 - Sully Erna (Godsmack) (42)
  • 1974 - Danny Goffey (Supergrass) (39)
  • 1974 - J Dilla (born James Yancey) (d. 2006)
  • 1975 - Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) (38)

Deaths
  • 1959 - Guitar Slim (born Eddie Jones) - Pneumonia (32)
  • 1971 - Dock Boggs (73)
  • 1985 - Matt Munro - Liver cancer (85)
  • 1999 - Bobby Troup (actor, songwriter (Route 66, Girl Talk, The Girl Can't Help It) - Heart attack (80)
  • 2000 - Dave Pevertt (Savoy Brown, Foghat) - Kidney cancer (56)
  • 2000 - Big Pun (born Christopher Rios) - Heart attack (28)
  • 2001 - Dale Evans - Congestive heart failure (88)

On This Day
  • 1953 - Marty Robbins became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1959 - The funeral of Buddy Holly was held at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lubbock, TX.
  • 1964 - The Beatles came to the U.S. for the first time and were swamped by over 5,000 fans at New York's JFK Airport.
  • 1967 - The Brothers Gibb (Bee Gees) returned to the U.K from Australia after nine years.
  • 1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were on the cover of Rolling Stone. Lennon was their man of the year.
  • 1969 - Jim Morrison was arrested in Los Angeles for DUI and driving without a license.
  • 1970 - Shocking Blue became the first Dutch group to top the charts in the U.S. with Venus.
  • 1975 - The Jackson 5 played Radio City Music Hall in New York.
  • 1979 - Stephen Stills was the first rock artist to record on digital equipment.
  • 1979 - The Clash opened their first U.S. tour in Berkeley, CA.
  • 1981 - John Conlee became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1986 - The Rolling Stones shot the video for Harlem Shuffle in New York City.
  • 1989 - A representative in the Georgia state legislature introduced a bill to make Little Richard's Tutti Frutti the official state song.
  • 1994 - Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon was thrown out of the American Music Awards for loud and disruptive behavior.
  • 1995 - Tupac Shakur was sentenced to 1 to 4-1/2 years in prison for sexual abuse.
  • 2002 - Country's Jeff Carson broke his back when he ran into a tree while sleding.
  • 2008 - Amy Winehouse was not able to perform at the Grammy Awards after her U.S. visa application was rejected.

Marriages
  • 1970 - Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) and Jennie Franks.

Recorded
  • 1957 - Four Walls - Jim Reeves
  • 1961 - My True Story - Jive Five
  • 1963 - Patsy Cline recorded for the last time in Nashville.
  • 1969 - Pinball Wizard - Who

Released
  • 1963 - Please Please Me - Beatles (U.S. debut single)

Awards
  • 1994 - American Music Awards
    • Pop/Rock Male - Eric Clapton
    • Pop/Rock Female, Soul/R&B Female, Award of Merit - Whitney Houston
    • Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group, Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist - Aerosmith
    • Pop/Rock Album, Soul/R&B Album, Adult Contemporary Album - The Bodyguard (Soundtrack)
    • Pop/Rock Single, Soul/R&B Single - I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
    • Pop/Rock New Artist - Stone Temple Pilots
    • Soul/R&B Male - Luther Vandross
    • Soul/R&B Band, Duo or Group - En Vogue
    • Soul/R&B New Artist, Adult Contemporary New Artist - Toni Braxton
    • Country Male - Garth Brooks
    • Country Female - Reba McEntire
    • Country Band, Duo or Group - Alabama
    • Country Album - A Lotta Livin' (and a Little 'Bout Lovin') - Alan Jackson
    • Country Single - Chattahoochee - Alan Jackson
    • Country New Artist - John Michael Montgomery
    • Adult Contemporary Artist - Kenny G
    • Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, Rap Hip-Hop New Artist - Dr. Dre
    • International Artist Award - Rod Stewart

Broadcasts
  • 1967 - Top of the Pops (BBC) - Mike Nesmith & Mickey Dolenz
  • 1969 - This is Tom Jones (ABC) (premier)
  • 1988 - Elvis and Me (ABC) (mini-series)
  • 2001 - Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band's concert from Madison Square Garden (HBO)

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