Friday, December 27, 2013

Almanac: December 27, 2013

Hayley Williams of Paramour
Birthdays
  • 1931 - Scotty Moore (82)
  • 1933 - John Hughey (Conway Twitty, Vince Gill) (d. 2007)
  • 1941 - Mike Pinder (Moody Blues) (72)
  • 1941 - Les Maguire (Gerry & the Pacemakers) (72)
  • 1943 - Peter Sinfield (King Crimson) (70)
  • 1944 - Mick Jones (Foreigner) (69)
  • 1944 - Tracy Nelson (69)
  • 1948 - Larry Byrom (Steppenwolf) (65)
  • 1948 - Les Taylor (Exile) (65)
  • 1950 - Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons, Frank Zappa) (63)
  • 1951 - Karla Bonoff (62)
  • 1952 - David Knopfler (Dire Straits) (61)
  • 1953 - David Conley (Surface, Mandrell) (60)
  • 1960 - Martin Glover (aka Youth) (Killing Joke, Firemen) (53)
  • 1962 - Jeff Bryant (Ricochet) (51)
  • 1972 - Matt Slocum (Sixpence None the Richer) (41)
  • 1981 - Javine Hylton (32)
  • 1984 - Pleasure P (born Marcus Cooper) (Pretty Ricky) (29)
  • 1988 - Hayley Williams (Paramour) (25)

Deaths
  • 1978 - Chris Bell (Big Star) - Car accident (27)
  • 1978 - Bob Luman - Pneumonia (41)
  • 1981 - Hoagy Carmichael - Heart failure (82)
  • 1983 - Walter Scott (Bob Kuban & the In-Men) - Murdered (40)
  • 1997 - Ewart Abner (founder of Chance Records) - Respiratory illness (74)
  • 2004 - Hank Garland (Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison) - Staph infection (74)
  • 2006 - Gene McFadden (McFadden and Whitehead) - Liver and lung cancer (57)
  • 2008 - Delaney Bramlett - Complications of gall bladder surgery (69)

On This Day
  • 1963 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney were named the Outstanding Composers of 1963 by the London Times.
  • 1975 - The split of the Faces became official.
  • 1989 - A lawsuit was filed by a former chef at Chuck Berry's restaurant alleging that he had installed secret cameras in the ladies rooms.
  • 1992 - Harry Connick, Jr. was arrested at Kennedy Airport in New York after it was discovered he had a pistol in his luggage.
  • 1998 - Busta Rhymes is arrested for criminal possession of an unregistered pistol.
  • 1999 - Sean Combs and Jennifer Lopez were arrested after a gun was discovered in his car while the police were investigating a club shooting.
  • 2001 - The Steps announced they were breaking up.
  • 2004 - A man is killed outside a nightclub where there is a party for Ja Rule.
  • 2008 - Gregg Allman's home in Georgia was robbed of a coin collection, knives and unreleased concert recordings.

Marriages
  • 1985 - Simon Le Bon and Yasmin Parvanah

Recorded
  • 1985 - Master of Puppets - Metallica (final session)

Released
  • 1967 - John Wesley Harding - Bob Dylan
  • 1975 - December 1963 (Oh What a Night) - Four Seasons (single)

Broadcasts
  • 1964 - Ed Sullivan Show - Supremes (first appearance on show)
  • 1967 - Jonathan Winters Show (CBS) - Doors
  • 1971 - Sonny & Cher Show (CBS) (premier)
  • 1984 - Brighton Rock (U.K. Granada TV) - Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Madness, Nik Kershaw, Gloria Gaynor, Spandau Ballet, The Flying Pickets, Helen Terry  

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