Friday, February 08, 2013

Almanac: February 8

Vince Neil
Birthdays
  • 1932 - John Williams (81)
  • 1936 - Larry Verne (77)
  • 1937 - Joe Raposo (songwriter) (d. 1989)
  • 1938 - Ray Sharpe (75)
  • 1941 - Tom Rush (72)
  • 1942 - Terry Melcher (d. 2004)
  • 1943 - Creed Bratton (born William Schneider) (Grass Roots) (70)
  • 1946 - Adolfo 'Fito' De La Parra (Canned Heat) (67)
  • 1946 - Paul Wheatbread (Gary Puckett & the Union Gap) (67)
  • 1948 - Dan Seals (England Dan & John Ford Coley) (d. 2009)
  • 1949 - Merle Watson (d. 1975)
  • 1950 - Michael Goodroe (Motels) (63)
  • 1958 - Steve Scruggs (Earl Scruggs Review) (55)
  • 1956 - Dave Meros (Spock's Beard) (55)
  • 1961 - Vince Neil (Motley Crue) (52)
  • 1961 - Sam Llanas (BoDeans) (52)
  • 1962 - Ken McCluskey (Bluebells) (51)
  • 1963 - Joshua Kadison (50)
  • 1966 - Jim Eno (Spoon) (48)
  • 1968 - Tjinder Singh (Cornershop) (45)
  • 1974 - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Daft Punk) (39)
  • 1977 - Dave Farrell (Linkin Park) (36)
  • 1985 - Jeremy Davis (Paramour) (28)

Deaths
  • 1973 - Max Yasgur (on whose farm Woodstock was held) - Heart attack (53)
  • 1990 - Del Shannon - Suicide (55)
  • 2005 - Keith Knudson (Doobie Brothers) - Pneumonia (56)
  • 2005 - Jimmy Smith (79)
  • 2006 - Elton Dean (Soft Machine) (60)

On This Day
  • 1956 - Buddy Holley signed with Decca Records, dropping the e from his last name.
  • 1960 - The Payola hearings opened in the U.S. congress.
  • 1964 - The Beatles spent their first day in New York having their picture taken in Central Park and being interviewed on the radio by the Ronettes.
  • 1964 - The publisher of Louie, Louie offered $1,000 to anyone who could prove their were any suggestive lyrics in the song.
  • 1967 - Peter & Gordon split up.
  • 1969 - George Harrison had his tonsils removed.
  • 1969 - It was announced that Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Ric Grech were forming Blind Faith.
  • 1982 - Cher opened in Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean on Broadway.
  • 1988 - The Who reunited for a 25th anniversary ceremony.
  • 1994 - Oasis had to cancel their first foreign tour when they were deported from Holland after a drunken brawl.
  • 2002 - Jay Dee Daugherty of Patti Smith's band seriously injured his leg while riding his motorcycle.
  • 2006 - Sly Stone made his first major appearance in 13 years at the Grammy Awards.
  • 2009 - Chris Brown was questioned by police over the assault of Rihanna before the Grammy Awards.

Divorces
  • 1980 - David and Angie Bowie

Recorded
  • 1962 - Surfin'Surfin' Safari plus four more (demos) - Beach Boys
  • 1981 - R.E.M. had their first recording session in Smyma, GA.

Released
  • 1965 - Stop! In the Name of Love - Supremes (single)
  • 1975 - Killer Queen - Queen (single)

Awards
  • 1983 - Brit Awards
    • British Male Solo Artist - Paul McCartney
    • British Female Solo Artist - Kim Wilde
    • British Group - Dire Straits
    • British Newcomer - Yazoo
    • British Single - Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
    • Best Selling Album - Love Songs - Barbra Streisand
    • British Producer - Trevor Horn
    • International Award - Kid Creole
    • Sony Trophy - Paul McCartney
    • Lifetime Achievement Award - Pete Townshend
    • Outstanding Contribution - Beatles
  • 2006 - Grammy Awards
    • Record of the Year - Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
    • Album of the Year - How to Dismantle and Atomic Bomb - U2
    • Song of the Year - Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own - U2
    • New Artist - John Legend
    • Female Pop Vocal - Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
    • Male Pop Vocal - From the Bottom of My Heart - Stevie Wonder
    • Pop Performance Duo or Group - This Love - Maroon 5
    • Rock Solo Vocal - Devils & Dust - Bruce Springsteen
    • Rock Performance Duo or Group - Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own - U2
    • Hard Rock Performance - B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down
    • Metal Performance - Before I Forget - Slipknot
    • Female R&B Vocal - We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
    • Male R&B Vocal - Ordinary People - John Legend
    • R&B Performance Duo or Group - So Amazing - Beyone and Stevie Wonder
    • R&B Album - Get Lifted - John Legend
    • Rap Solo - Gold Digger - Kanye West
    • Rap Performance Duo or Group - Don't Phunk With My Heart - Black Eyed Peas
    • Rap Album - Late Registration - Kanye West
    • Female Country Vocal - The Connection - Emmylou Harris
    • Male Country Vocal - You'll Think of Me - Keith Urban
    • Duo or Group Country Performance - Restless - Alison Krauss & Union Station
    • Country Album - Lonely Runs Both Ways - Alison Krauss & Union Station
    • Alternative Album - Get Behind Me Satin - White Stripes
    • Blues Traditional Album - 80 - B.B. King & Friends
    • Blues Contemporary Blues Album - Cost of Living - Delbert McClinton
  • 1998 - Brit Awards
    • British Male Solo Artist - Finley Quaye
    • British Female Solo Artist - Shola Ama
    • British Group - Verve
    • British Breakthrough Act - Stereophonics
    • British Single - Never Ever - All Saints
    • Best Album - Urban Hymns - Verve
    • British Producer - Verve, Chris Potter and Youth
    • Best Selling British Album Act - Spice Girls
    • International Male - Jon Bon Jovi
    • International Female - Bjork
    • International Group - U2
    • International Breakthrough Act - Eels
    • Freddie Mercury Award - Elton John
    • Outstanding Contribution - Fleetwood Mac
  • 2009 - Grammy Awards
    • Record of the Year - Please Read the Letter - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    • Album of the Year - Raising Sand - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    • Song of the Year - Viva La Vida - Coldplay
    • New Artist - Adele
    • Female Pop Vocal - Chasing Pavements - Adele
    • Male Pop Vocal - Say - John Mayer
    • Pop Performance Duo or Group - Viva La Vida - Coldplay
    • Rock Solo Vocal - Gravity - John Mayer
    • Rock Performance Duo or Group - Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
    • Hard Rock Performance - Wax Simulacra - Mars Volta
    • Metal Performance - My Apocalypse - Metallica
    • Female R&B Vocal - Superwoman - Alicia Keys
    • Male R&B Vocal - Miss Independent - Ne-Yo
    • R&B Performance Duo or Group - Stay With Me (By the Sea) - Al Green Featuring John Legend
    • R&B Album - Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson
    • Rap Solo - A Milli - Lil Wayne
    • Rap Performance Duo or Group - Sagga Like Me - Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne
    • Rap Album - Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
    • Female Country Vocal - Last Name - Carrie Underwood
    • Male Country Vocal - Letter to Me - Brad Paisley
    • Duo or Group Country Performance - Stay - Sugarland
    • Country Album - Troubadour - George Strait
    • Alternative Album - In Rainbows - Radiohead
    • Blues Traditional Album - One Kind Favor - B.B. King
    • Blues Contemporary Blues Album - City That Care Forgot - Dr. John & the Lower 911

Broadcasts
  • 1993 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (NBC) - Tom Jones

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