Almanac: September 16, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1921 - Jon Hendricks (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) (94)
  • 1925 - B.B. King (d. 2015)
  • 1925 - Charlie Byrd (d. 1999)
  • 1934 - Ronnie Drew (Dubliners) (d. 2008)
  • 1941 - Joe Butler (Lovin' Spoonful) (74)
  • 1942 - Bernie Calvert (Hollies) (73)
  • 1944 - Betty Kelly (Martha Reeves & the Vandellas) (71)
  • 1946 - Wood Newton (songwriter) (69)
  • 1947 - Sonny Lemaire (Exile) (68)
  • 1948 - Kenney Jones (Faces, Who) (67)
  • 1948 - Ron Blair (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) (67)
  • 1950 - David Bellamy (Bellamy Brothers) (65)
  • 1953 - Earl Klugh (62)
  • 1953 - Alan Barton (Black Lace) (d. 1995)
  • 1954 - Frank Reed (Chi-Lites) (61)
  • 1954 - Colin Newman (Wire) (61)
  • 1956 - Peter Zaremba (Fleshtones) (59)
  • 1956 - Dave Blood (born Dave Schulthise) (Dead Milkmen) (d. 2004)
  • 1958 - Terry McBride (McBride & the Ride) (57)
  • 1961 - Bilinda Butcher (My Bloody Valentine) (54)
  • 1962 - Stephen Jones (Babybird) (53)
  • 1963 - Richard Marx (52)
  • 1964 - Dave Sabo (Skid Row) (51)
  • 1968 - Marc Anthony (47)
  • 1969 - Justine Frischmann (Elastica) (46)
  • 1976 - Tina Barrett (S Club 7) (39)
  • 1977 - Musiq Soulchild (born Taalib Johnson) (38)
  • 1979 - Flo Rida (born Tramar Dillard) (36)
  • 1984 - Katie Mulea (31)
  • 1984 - Sabrina Bryan (Cheetah Girls) (31)
  • 1988 - Teddy Geiger (27)
  • 1992 - Nick Jonas (23)

Deaths
  • 1977 - Marc Bolan (T-Rex) - Car accident (29)
  • 1977 - Maria Calas - Heart attack (53)
  • 2003 - Sheb Wooley - Leukemia (82)
  • 2004 - Izora Armstead (Weather Girls) - Heart failure (62)
  • 2008 - Norman Whitfield (songwriter and producer) - Diabetes (68)
  • 2009 - Mary Travers (Peter, Paul & Mary) - Leukemia (72)

On This Day
  • 1966 - Pete Quaife quit the Kinks. His replacement was John Dalton.
  • 1967 - Jeanne Seely became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1970 - Jimi Hendrix made a guest appearance at a show by Eric Burdon at Ronnie Scotts in London. It was his last public appearance.
  • 1988 - Topper Headon of the Clash was released from jail after serving ten months of a 15 month sentence for narcotics.
  • 1992 - Barbra Streisand performed in public for the first time in six years at a fundraiser for Bill Clinton.
  • 1993 - Sparks from a welder's torch set fire to Grace Slick's home, causing $700,000 damage.
  • 1996 - Pearl Jam opened their No Code tour in Seattle, WA. The tour was marked by the venues where they had to play because of their boycott of Ticketmaster.
  • 1998 - Mott the Hoople played together for the first time in 24 years at the Virgin Megastore in London.
  • 2003 - Ted Nugent is sued by a New Hampshire woman, claiming he is the father of her eight-year-old son and not providing support.
  • 2004 - Green Day opened a U.S. tour, introducing their new rock opera American Idiot
  • 2004 - A coroner's report said that Rick James had nine drugs in his system at the time of his death.
  • 2005 - Vince Neil had to stop a Motley Crue concert when he slipped on stage and tore his calf muscle.
  • 2005 - Courtney Love was ordered back to another six months of rehab.
  • 2006 - Robbie Williams cancelled an Asian tour citing exhaustion.
  • 2006 - R.E.M. was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Marriages
  • 1989 - Natalie Cole and Andre Fisher
  • 1991 - Willie Nelson and Ann-Marie D'Angelo
  • 2006 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Hannah Gibson (daughter of Mel Gibson)

Recorded
  • 1946 - Earl Scruggs had his first recording session with Bill Monroe.

Released
  • 1963 - She Loves You - Beatles (U.S. single release)
  • 1972 - Some Time in New York City - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  • 1979 - Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang (credited as first rap single)
  • 2008 - Learn to Live - Darius Rucker (first country album)

Broadcasts
  • 1964 - Shindig (debut) - Everly Brothers, Sam Cooke, Righteous Brothers, Wellingtons, Bobby Sherman
  • 1965 - Shindig - Rolling Stones, Kinks, Byrds
  • 2005 - CMT Crossroads - Bon Jovi, Sugarland

Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1957 - Tammy - Debbie Reynolds (1 week (2 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1972 - Black and White - Three Dog Night (1 week)
  • 1989 - Don't Wanna Lose You - Gloria Estefan (1 week)
  • 2000 - Music - Madonna (4 weeks)

Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1961 (Mono Albums) - Judy at Carnegie Hall - Judy Garland (13 weeks)
  • 1978 - Don't Look Back - Boston (1 week)
  • 2006 - Modern Times - Bob Dylan (1 week)


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