Almanac: September 10, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1925 - Roy Brown (d. 1981)
  • 1937 - Tommy Overstreet (78)
  • 1940 - Roy Ayers (75)
  • 1942 - Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night) (73)
  • 1944 - Art Tripp (Mothers of Invention) (71)
  • 1945 - Jose Feliciano (70)
  • 1946 - Don Powell (Slade) (69)
  • 1949 - Barriemore Barlow (Jethro Tull) (66)
  • 1950 - Joe Perry (Aerosmith) (65)
  • 1950 - Rosie Flores (65)
  • 1951 - Peter Tolson (Pretty Things) (64)
  • 1955 - Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Mr. Mister) (60)
  • 1956 - Johnny Hickman (Cracker) (59)
  • 1956 - Johnnie Fingers (Boomtown Rats) (59)
  • 1957 - Carol Decker (T'Pau) (58)
  • 1958 - Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama, Shakespears Sister) (57)
  • 1960 - David Lowery (Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven) (55)
  • 1963 - Bill Stevenson (Black Flag, Descendents) (52)
  • 1963 - David Titlow (Blue Mercedes) (52)
  • 1966 - Miles Zuniga (Fastball) (49)
  • 1966 - Robin Goodridge (Bush) (49)
  • 1968 - Big Daddy Kane (born Antonio Hardy) (47)
  • 1980 - Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance) (35)
  • 1984 - Matthew Followill (Kings of Leon) (31)
  • 1985 - Matthew Johnson (One True Voice) (30)
  • 1986 - Ashley Monroe (Pistol Annies) (29)

Deaths
  • 2005 - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Lung cancer (81)

On This Day
  • 1955 - Justin Tubb joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1962 - The BBC banned Monster Mash by Bobby Boris Pickett & the Crypt Kickers, saying it was offensive.
  • 1973 - The BBC banned the song Star Star by the Rolling Stones from their Goat's Head Soup album. 
  • 1974 - The New York Dolls split.
  • 1979 - Patti Smith announced to a crowd in Florence, Italy that she was retiring from live performances.
  • 1980 - Peter Comita replaced Tom Peterson in Cheap Trick.
  • 1990 - Will Smith's Fresh Prince of Bel-Air debuted.
  • 1990 - The Las Vegas Hard Rock Cafe opened.
  • 1995 - Kiss opened their Alive World Tour in Chattanooga, TN.
  • 1996 - Randor Music sent a letter to Bob Dole asking him to stop using their song Soul Man in his campaign.
  • 1996 - Wal-Mart banned Sheryl Crow's second album over the song Love is a Good Thing.
  • 1998 - Gary Glitter is charged 51 counts of indecent photos of children and sexual assaults on girls under 16.
  • 2002 - Ray Charles and Travis Tritt taped an edition of CMT Crossroads
  • 2006 - The Browns (The Three Bells) performed in their home state of Arkansas for the first time in forty years.
  • 2007 - Girls Aloud broke the record in the U.K. for most consecutive top ten singles by a female act.
  • 2007 - Kid Rock was accused of an assault on Tommy Lee, both ex's of actress Pamela Anderson, at the MTV Video Music Awards the previous night.

Marriages
  • 1992 - Slash (Guns N' Roses) and Renee Suran
  • 2001 - Chris Cagle and Elizabeth Filer
  • 2005 - Peter Andre and Katie Price
  • 2005 - Jeff Beck and Sandra Cash

Recorded
  • 1964 - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl - Rod Stewart (first single)
  • 1965 - Turn Turn Turn - Byrds
  • 1967 - Guitar Man - Elvis Presley
  • 1970 - Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson

Released
  • 1966 - Last Train to Clarksville - Monkees (single)
  • 1975 - Alive - Kiss
  • 1976 - Hard Rain - Bob Dylan
  • 1980 - She's So Cold - Rolling Stones (single)
  • 1991 - Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvanna (single)
  • 1991 - Ropin' the Wind - Garth Brooks

Awards
  • 1995 - Emmy Awards
    • Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Cyndi Lauper (Mad About You)
  • 1998 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year, Female Video - Ray of Light - Madonna
    • Male Video - Just the Two of Us - Will Smith
    • Group Video - Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys
    • New Artist - Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
    • Rock Video - Pink - Aerosmith
    • R&B Video - Gone Till November - Wyclef Jean
    • Rap Video - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It - Will Smith
    • Dance Video - Smack My Bitch Up - Prodigy
    • Alternative Video - Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
    • Video Vanguard Award - Beastie Boys

Broadcasts
  • 1966 - Ed Sullivan Show - Rolling Stones
  • 2005 - MTV's ReAct Now: Music & Relief - Green Day, U2, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Game, Good Charlotte, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West and David Banner

Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1966 - You Can't Hurry Love - Supremes (2 weeks)
  • 1983 - Maniac - Michael Sembello (2 weeks)
  • 1988 - Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses (2 weeks)

Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1966 - Revolver - Beatles (6 weeks)
  • 1983 - Thriller - Michael Jackson (1 week (19 previous weeks at number 1))

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