Almanac: October 19, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1889 - Art Satherly (early country music promoter) (d. 1986)
  • 1934 - Dave Guard (Kingston Trio) (d. 1991)
  • 1937 - Jerry Jaye (Rockabilly Hall of Fame member) (78)
  • 1944 - George McCrae (71)
  • 1944 - Peter Tosh (d. 1987)
  • 1945 - Jeannie C. Riley (70)
  • 1946 - Keith Reid (Procol Harum) (69)
  • 1947 - Wilbert Hart (Delfonics) (68)
  • 1948 - Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers) (67)
  • 1951 - Annie Golden (The Shirts) (64)
  • 1955 - Nino DeFranco (DeFranco Family) (60)
  • 1957 - Karl Wallinger (World Party, Waterboys) (58)
  • 1960 - Jennifer Holliday (55)
  • 1960 - Daniel Woodgate (Madness) (55)
  • 1965 - Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd & the Monsters) (50)
  • 1968 - Sinitta (born Sinitta Malone) (47)
  • 1970 - Toby Smith (Jamiroquai) (45)
  • 1972 - Pras (born Prakazrel Michel) (Fugees) (43)
  • 1976 - Cyndi Thompson (39)
  • 1976 - Pete Loeffler (Chevelle) (39)

Deaths
  • 1986 - Moses Asch (founder of Folkway Records) (80)
  • 1988 - Son House (born Eddie House, Jr.) - Cancer of the larnyx (86)
  • 1989 - Alan Murphy (Level 42) - Pneumonia/AIDS (35)
  • 1997 - Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper) - Pneumonia (49)
  • 2007 - Lala Brown - Murdered (21)
  • 2013 - Noel Harrison - Heart Attack (79)

On This Day
  • 1896 - Frank Seaman opened the National Gramophone Company.
  • 1961 - The then unknown Beatles and Gerry & the Pacemakers joined together for a one-time show in Litherland, England, billing themselves as the Beatmakers.
  • 1966 - The Yardbirds arrived in New York for their first U.S. tour. Jeff Beck would only last two shows.
  • 1967 - Jim Reeves, Red Foley, Steve Sholes and Joe Frank were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1968 - Peter Frampton, 18, guested with the Small Faces in London.
  • 1979 - ABBA opened a European tour in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1991 - Oasis played their first show with Noel Gallagher in the group in Manchester, England.
  • 1995 - George Jones and Tammy Wynette reunited at the Grand Ole Opry to perform the only full concert as a duo in Nashville. 
  • 1997 - Vince Gill paid tribute to the late John Denver at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1998 - George Martin retired from the music business (at least for awhile).
  • 2000 - Robbie Williams was found guilty of plagiarizing his song Jesus Was a Camper Van from both Woody Guthrie's I Am the Way and a parody by Loudon Wainwright III.
  • 2004 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana appear in public together for the first time at a rally for presidential candidate John Kerry.
  • 2005 - Bono dined with President George W. Bush at the White House.
  • 2006 - Keith Urban checked himself into the Betty Ford Clinic. 
  • 2007 - Johnny Marr became a professor at the University of Salford in Manchester, England.

Marriages

  • 2012 - Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel


Recorded
  • 1958 - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
  • 1965 - Third Christmas Record - Beatles
  • 1967 - Hello, Goodbye - Beatles

Released
  • 1967 - I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (single)
  • 1979 - Prince - Prince
  • 1993 - Vs. - Pearl Jam
  • 1999 - Keith Urban - Keith Urban (first U.S. released album after 1991 Australian album of the same name and 1997 album with The Ranch)
  • 2011 - Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay

Awards
  • 2000 - International Bluegrass Music Awards
    • Entertainer of the Year - Del McCoury Band
    • Vocal Group - IIIrd Tyme Out
    • Instrumental Group - Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
    • Female Vocalist - Rhonda Vincent
    • Male Vocalist - Dudley Connell
    • Song of the Year - Murder on Music Row by Larry Cordele & Larry Shell
    • Album of the Year - The Grass is Blue - Dolly Parton
    • Instrumental Recorded Performance, Recorded Event- Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza - David Grisman, Ronnie McCoury, Sam Bush, Frank Wakefield, Bobby Osborne, Jesse McReynolds, Ricky Skaggs & Buck White
    • Gospel Performance - Winding Through Life - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
    • Emerging Artist - Nickel Creek
    • Banjo - Jim Mills
    • Guitar - Bryan Sutton
    • Fiddle - Ronnie Stewart
    • Bass - Missy Raines
    • Dobro - Rob Ickes
    • Mandolin - Ronnie McCoury
    • Hall of Fame - Doc Watson, Lance LeRoy
  • 2005 - ASCAP Awards London
    • Songwriter of the Year - Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)
    • Song of the Year - The First Cut is the Deepest (Yusuf Islam)

Broadcasts
  • 1954 - Ozark Jubilee (ABC) - Final broadcast

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