Almanac: September 24, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1893 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (d. 1929)
  • 1931 - Anthony Newley (d. 1999)
  • 1933 - Mel Taylor (Ventures) (d. 1996)
  • 1940 - Barbara Allbut (Angels) (75)
  • 1941 - Linda McCartney (d. 1998)
  • 1942 - Gerry Marsden (Gerry & the Pacemakers) (73)
  • 1942 - Phyllis Allbut (Angels) (73)
  • 1944 - Rosa Lee Hawkins (Dixie Cups) (71)
  • 1946 - Carson Osten (Nazz) (69)
  • 1946 - Jerry Donahue (Fotheringay, Fairport Convention) (69)
  • 1946 - Kjell Asperud (Titanic) (69)
  • 1952 - Mark Sandman (Morphine) (d. 1999)
  • 1955 - Lane Brody (60)
  • 1962 - Cedric Dent (Take 6) (53)
  • 1965 - Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot) (50)
  • 1969 - Shawn Crahan (Slipknot) (46)
  • 1971 - Peter Salisbury (Verve) (44)
  • 1971 - Marty Cintron (No Mercy) (44)
  • 1972 - Queen Pen (born Lynise Walters) (43)

Deaths
  • 1991 - Peter Bellamy (Young Tradition) - Suicide (47)
  • 2002 - Tim Rose - Heart attack during operation (62)
  • 2003 - Rosalie Allen - Congestive Heart Failure (79)

On This Day
  • 1957 - The film Mister Rock and Roll, the biography of Alan Freed and starring Alan Freed, premiers in New York.
  • 1962 - Elvis Presley received an invitation to perform at the Royal Variety Performance in the U.K. but Colonel Tom Parker turned it down. Parker was an illegal Dutch immigrant and was afraid that he wouldn't be allowed back in the U.S.
  • 1965 - Bob Dylan opened a U.S. tour in Austin, TX.
  • 1967 - Traffic played live for the first time in London.
  • 1976 - The Sons of the Pioneers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  • 1977 - The first Elvis Presley National Convention was held in Memphis, TN.
  • 1988 - James Brown is arrested for allegedly threatening a women's meeting with a handgun and having an hour chase with police.
  • 1988 - Baillie & The Boys made their Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • 1993 - Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses reached a settlement of $2.5 million with the band over his firing.
  • 1995 - The Charlatans were arrested by 24 police officers after coming off a flight from to New York, accused of trying to disrupt the plane's flight path, drunkenness and other infractions.
  • 1997 - A student who killed two pupils and a teacher at a school in Washington claimed he was reenacting scenes from the Pearl Jam video Jeremy.
  • 1997 - Brenda Lee, Harlan Howard and Cindy Walker were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1998 - Steven Adler, formerly of Guns N' Roses, was sentenced to 150 days in prison for beating two women and a probation violation.
  • 1999 - Hank Williams was the subject of the first country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institute.
  • 2003 - The Dave Matthews Band played for almost 100,000 in New York's Central Park.
  • 2007 - A bronze plaque was dedicated near the spot where John Denver's plane crashed. 

Marriages
  • 2012 - Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) and Carin Kingsland

Divorces
  • 2010 - Nancy Wilson and Cameron Crowe (filed by Wilson)


Recorded
  • 1962 - The Ballad of Jed Clampett - Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and Jerry Scoggins

Released
  • 1962 - So Long/You're Smarter Than Me - Patsy Cline (Final EP)
  • 1973 - Coal Miner's Daughter - Loretta Lynn (single)
  • 1977 - Come Sail Away - Styx (single)
  • 1979 - The Long Run - Eagles
  • 1982 - 1999 - Prince (single)
  • 1984 - No More Lonely Nights - Paul McCartney (single)
  • 1990 - Rust in Piece - Megadeth
  • 1991 - Nevermind - Nirvana
  • 1991 - The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest

Awards
  • 1997 - CMA Awards
    • Entertainer of the Year - Garth Brooks
    • Song of the Year, Single of the Year - Strawberry Wine - Deana Carter
    • Album of the Year - Carrying Your Love With Me - George Strait
    • Male Vocalist - George Strait
    • Female Vocalist - Trisha Yearwood
    • Vocal Duo - Brooks & Dunn
    • Vocal Group - Diamond Rio
    • Musician - Brent Mason
    • Horizon Award - LeAnn Rimes
    • Vocal Event - It's Your Love - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
    • Video - 455 Rocket - Kathy Mattea

Broadcasts
  • 1971 - Dick Cavett Show - John Lennon

Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1966 - Cherish - Association (3 weeks)
  • 1977 - Best of My Love - Emotions (1 week (4 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1983 - Tell Her About It - Billy Joel (1 week)
  • 1988 - Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin (2 weeks)

Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1960 (Mono Albums) - String Along - Kingston Trio (5 weeks)
  • 1988 - Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses (3 weeks (1 previous week at number 1))

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