Almanac: September 12, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1931 - George Jones (d. 2013)
  • 1931 - Stig Anderson (manager of ABBA) (d. 1997)
  • 1938 - Warren Corbin (Cleftones) (77)
  • 1943 - Maria Muldaur (72)
  • 1944 - Colin Young (71)
  • 1944 - Barry White (d. 2003)
  • 1945 - Gloria Jones (70)
  • 1946 - Tony Bellamy (Redbone) (d. 2009)
  • 1949 - Tony Stevens (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (66)
  • 1952 - Neil Peart (Rush) (63)
  • 1952 - Gerry Beckley (America) (63)
  • 1956 - Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy, Motorhead) (59)
  • 1956 - Barry Andrews (XTC, League of Gentlemen) (59)
  • 1965 - John Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) (50)
  • 1966 - Ben Folds (49)
  • 1966 - Jon Stewart (Sleeper) (49)
  • 1968 - Larry LaLonde (Primus) (47)
  • 1968 - Kenny Thomas (47)
  • 1974 - Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland) (41)
  • 1976 - Bizzy Bone (born Byron McCane II) (Bone Thugs-n-Harmony) (39)
  • 1978 - Ruben Studdard (37)
  • 1978 - Michael Paget (Bullet For My Valentine) (37)
  • 1981 - Jennifer Hudson (34)

Deaths
  • 1997 - Stig Anderson (manager of ABBA) - Heart attack (66)
  • 2000 - Stanley Turrentine (jazz saxophonist) - Stroke (66)
  • 2003 - Johnny Cash - Complications of diabetes (71)
  • 2003 - Ed Morgan (producer/manager, member of Rockabilly Hall of Fame) (63)
  • 2003 - Andy Starr (member of Rockabilly Hall of Fame) (70)
  • 2004 - Kenny Buttrey (studio drummer/arranger) - Cancer (59)

On This Day
  • 1948 - Elvis Presley's family moved to Memphis, TN.
  • 1970 - The Woody Guthrie Memorial Concert was held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie.
  • 1970 - $40,000 of Pink Floyd's equipment was stolen in New Orleans.
  • 1975 - Charlie Daniels has his Volunteer Jam II show in Murfreesboro, TN with The Marshall Tucker Band, Billy Joe Shaver, Jimmy Hall and Dickey Betts.
  • 1977 - Paul and Linda McCartney became the parents of James Louis.
  • 1980 - A new report on the death of Elvis Presley on 20/20 lead to the reopening of his case.
  • 1986 - Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues collapsed from exhaustion in Los Angeles and was hospitalized.
  • 1986 - John McGeoch of Public Images Ltd was hit with a two-litre wine bottle while performing in Vienna, Austria. He required 40 stitches in his face.
  • 1987 - Michael Jackson opened his Bad World Tour in Tokyo.
  • 1987 - Morrissey left the Smiths.
  • 1988 - Shane Macgowan of the Pogues was hospitalized in Dublin from nervous exhaustion.
  • 1990 - Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks announced they would leave Fleetwood Mac at the end of their current tour.
  • 1994 - George Jones had triple bypass surgery. 
  • 1995 - A Luciano Pavarotti concert was held in Modena, Italy for the children of Bosnia with special guests Bono, the Edge and Brian Eno.
  • 1999 - Farm Aid '99 was held in Bristow, VA with Susan Tedeschi, Keb' Mo', Deana Carter, Barenaked Ladies, Dave Matthews Band, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Neil Young
  • 1999 - Just about the only misstep in Garth Brooks career was introduced, Chris Gaines. 
  • 2001 - Garth Hudson of the Band filed for bankruptcy. It was his third time.
  • 2002 - A $100 million lawsuit was filed against Whitney Houston by John Houston Entertainment for breach of contract.
  • 2003 - The Beatles sued Apple (the computer maker) saying that their company logo infringed on that for the Apple record label.
  • 2003 - Among those participating at a PETA protest is Olivia Newton-John, Ben Lee, Neil Finn and Daniel Johns of Silverchair.
  • 2004 - A benefit tribute to the Ramones was held in Hollywood with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eddie Vedder, Henry Rollins and X.
  • 2004 - The Pet Shop Boys performed their new soundtrack to the silent film Battleship Potemkin in London's Trafalgar Square.
  • 2006 - Britney Spears gave birth to baby number two.
  • 2006 - Jay Kay of Jamiroquai was arrested for assault after a fight with a photographer outside a London nightclub.
  • 2006 - The documentary Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. 
  • 2007 - Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones announced they would reform, with Jason Bonham in for his later-father John, for a November concert salute to Ahmet Ergtegun. 
  • 2008 - Kanye West was arrested for vandalism after breaking a photographer's camera at Los Angeles International Airport.

Marriages
  • 1998 - Rodney Crowell and Claudia Church
  • 2009 - Brad Arnold (Three Doors Down) and Jennifer Sanderford

Recorded
  • 1974 - Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan (first session)

Released
  • 1970 - Fire and Rain - James Taylor (single)
  • 1975 - Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
  • 2000 - Almost Famous Sountrack - Various Artists (first time Led Zeppelin licensed a song)
  • 2000 - Mi Reflejo - Christina Aguilera (first Spanish language album)

Awards
  • 2000 - Mercury Prize - The Hour of the Bewilderbeast - Badly Drawn Boy
  • 2010 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year, Female Video, Pop Video, Dance Video - Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
    • Male Video, Hip-Hop Video - Not Afraid - Eminem
    • New Artist - Baby - Justin Bieber Featuring Ludacris
    • Rock Video - Kings and Queens - 30 Seconds to Mars
    • Collaboration - Telephone - Lady Gaga Featuring Beyonce

Broadcasts
  • 1966 - The Monkees (debut episode)
  • 1966 - Roger Miller Show (debut)
  • 1998 - Shania Twain concert on DirecTV (a first for a satellite service)

Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1942 - (I've Got a Girl in) Kalamazoo - Glenn Miller (7 weeks)

Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1981 - Escape - Journey (1 week)
  • 1987 - La Bamba - Soundtrack (2 weeks)
  • 1998 - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill (3 weeks)
  • 2009 - Breakthrough - Colbie Caillat (1 week)

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