Almanac: September 11, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1899 - Jimmie Davis (d. 2000)
  • 1925 - Alan Bergman (90)
  • 1940 - Bernie Dwyer (Freddie & the Dreamers) (d. 2002)
  • 1943 - Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead) (72)
  • 1944 - Phil May (born Phillip Wadey) (Pretty Things) (71)
  • 1945 - Leo Kottke (70)
  • 1946 - Dennis Tufano (Buckinghams) (69)
  • 1948 - John Martyn (d. 2009)
  • 1953 - Tommy Shaw (Styx, Damn Yankees) (62)
  • 1957 - Jon Moss (Culture Club) (58)
  • 1958 - Mick Talbot (Dexy's Midnight Runners, Style Council) (57)
  • 1965 - Moby (born Richard Hall) (50)
  • 1966 - Greg Kane (Hue and Cry) (49)
  • 1967 - Harry Connick, Jr. (48)
  • 1968 - Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo) (47)
  • 1968 - Bart van der Zeeuw (K's Choice) (47)
  • 1969 - Gidget Gein (born Bradley Stewart) (Marilyn Manson) (d. 2008)
  • 1970 - Ted Leo (Ted Leo & the Pharmacists) (45)
  • 1971 - Richard Ashcroft (Verve) (44)
  • 1971 - Jeremy Popoff (Lit) (44)
  • 1975 - Brad Fischetti (LFO) (40)
  • 1975 - Mark Klepaski (Breaking Benjamin) (40)
  • 1975 - Elephant Man (born O'Neil Bryan) (40)
  • 1977 - Ludacris (born Christopher Bridges) (38)
  • 1977 - Johnny Buckland (Coldplay) (38)
  • 1978 - Ben Lee (37)
  • 1981 - Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum) (34)

Deaths
  • 1969 - Leon Payne (The Blind Balladeer) (52)
  • 1987 - Peter Tosh - Murdered (42)
  • 1987 - Lorne Greene - Prostate cancer (72)
  • 2004 - Fred Ebb (songwriter) - Heart attack (76)

On This Day
  • 1964 - George Harrison formed his publishing company Harrissongs.
  • 1964 - The winner of a Mick Jagger impersonation contest in Greenwich, England is his brother Chris Jagger.
  • 1967 - The Beatles started filming Magical Mystery Tour.
  • 1968 - Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone was arrested for marijuana possession when the band arrived in London.
  • 1977 - David Bowie shot a guest appearance for the special Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas, duetting on Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth. The recording would go on to become a Christmas perennial. 
  • 1979 - The Who play their first show U.S. show with Kenny Jones after the death of Keith Moon.
  • 1984 - Barbara Mandrell and her children were injured in a car crash in Hendersonville, TN. 
  • 1987 - Prince's Paisley Park Studios opened. 
  • 1988 - Metallica opened their Damaged Justice world tour in Budapest, Hungary. 
  • 1989 - Hank Williams, Jr.'s All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight is heard, for the first time, as "All my rowdy friends are here on Monday night" on ABC's Monday Night Football 
  • 1996 - Noel Gallagher walked out half way through an Oasis American tour after fighting with his brother Liam.
  • 1996 - Michael Hutchence of INXS pleads guilty to assaulting a photographer.
  • 1997 - John Lee Hooker received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 2000 - The Jimi Hendrix Surround Sound Theater and Exhibit was opened at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • 2001 - Dream Theater's album Live Scenes From New York was released but quickly pulled back after the original cover ironically pictured the New York skyline with the World Trade Towers on fire.
  • 2003 - Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong was sentenced to nine months in prison and fined $20,000 for the sales of drug paraphernalia over the internet.
  • 2003 - Jewel postponed her North American tour after her bassist, Termome "T-Bone" Hanson died.

Marriages
  • 1960 - Nancy Sinatra and Tommy Sands
  • 1993 - Merle Haggard and Theresa Ann Lane

Recorded
  • 1952 - Ray Charles had his first recording session for Atlantic Records with Ahmet Ertegun
  • 1962 - Love Me Do (second recording), P.S. I Love YouPlease Please Me - Beatles

Released
  • 1963 - The Great White Wonder - Bob Dylan (credited as first bootleg album)
  • 1990 - Under the Red Sky - Bob Dylan
  • 1990 - Listen Without Prejudice, Volume 1 - George Michael
  • 1996 - Telling Lies - David Bowie (first single by a major artist released exclusively on the internet)

Awards
  • 1987 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year, Male Video - Sledgehammer - Peter Gabril
    • Female Video - Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
    • Group Video - Wild Wild Life - Talking Heads
    • New Artist - Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
    • Video Vanguard - Peter Gabriel, Julien Temple

Broadcasts
  • 1971 - The Jackson 5 (animated series) (debut)
  • 1977 - The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew - Bernie Taupin

Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1943 - Sunday, Monday and Always - Bing Crosby (7 weeks)
  • 1971 - Go Away Little Girl - Donny Osmond (3 weeks)
  • 1976 - Shake, Shake, Shake (Shake Your Booty) - K.C. & the Sunshine Band (1 week)
  • 1982 - Hard to Say I'm Sorry - Chicago (2 weeks)
  • 1993 - Dreamlover - Mariah Carey (8 weeks)
  • 2004 - Goodies - Ciara Featuring Petey Pablo (7 weeks)

Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1965 - Help! - Beatles/Soundtrack (9 weeks)
  • 1976 - Frampton Comes Alive! - Peter Frampton (5 weeks (5 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1982 - American Fool - John Cougar (9 weeks)
  • 1999 - Christina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera (1 week)
  • 2004 - Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw (2 weeks)
  • 2010 - Teenage Dream - Katy Perry (1 week)

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