Almanac: October 7, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1870 - Uncle Dave Macon (d. 1952)
  • 1911 - Vaughn Monroe (d. 1973)
  • 1927 - Al Martino (d. 2009)
  • 1937 - Chet Powers (aka Dino Valenti, Quicksliver Messenger Service) (d. 1994)
  • 1939 - Martin Murray (Honeycombs) (76)
  • 1939 - Colin Cooper (Climax Blues Band) (d. 2008)
  • 1941 - Tony Sylvester (Main Ingredeient) (d. 2006)
  • 1944 - Judee Sill (d. 1979)
  • 1945 - Kevin Godley (10cc, Godley & crème) (70)
  • 1949 - Dave Hope (Kansas) (66)
  • 1949 - Kieran Kane (O'Kanes) (66)
  • 1951 - John Mellencamp (64)
  • 1951 - Tata Vega (64)
  • 1953 - Tico Torres (Bon Jovi) (62)
  • 1953 - Ricky Phillips (Styx, Babys, Bad English) (62)
  • 1957 - Michael W. Smith (58)
  • 1959 - Simon Cowell (56)
  • 1959 - Charlie Marinkovich (Iron Butterfly) (56)
  • 1959 - David Taylor (Edison Lighthouse) (56)
  • 1964 - Sam Brown (51)
  • 1968 - Toni Braxton (47)
  • 1968 - Thom Yorke (Radiohead) (47)
  • 1975 - Damian Kulash (OK Go) (40)
  • 1976 - Taylor Hicks (39)
  • 1978 - Alesha Dixon (Mis-Teeq) (37)
  • 1988 - Stacy DuPree (Eisley) (27)


Deaths
  • 1959 - Mario Lanza - Heart attack (38)
  • 1966 - Johnny Kidd (Johnny Kidd & the Pirates) - Car accident (30)
  • 1966 - Smiley Lewis - Stomach cancer (53)
  • 1997 - Johnny Darrell - Diabetes (57)
  • 2010 - T Lavitz (Dixie Dregs) (54)

On This Day

  • 1957 - RCA has to change its plans when 500,000 advance copies of Elvis' Christmas Album are ordered. They had only planned on pressing 200,000.
  • 1967 - Cass Elliott was in jail overnight in London after being accused of stealing from a hotel. A Mamas & Papas show had to be canceled.
  • 1967 - The Beatles rejected an offer from Sid Bernstein for $1 million to play again at Shea Stadium.
  • 1970 - Ned Kelly, starring Mick Jagger, is released in England.
  • 1975 - John Lennon received his Green Card.
  • 1977 - Steve Hackett left Genesis to start a solo career.
  • 1980 - Authorities ruled that John Bonham's death was accidental.
  • 1981 - The Time made their live debut.
  • 1982 - Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin was found guilty of cocaine possession and was given a twelve-month conditional discharge.
  • 1984 - Songwriter, starting Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, debuted in Nashville.
  • 1994 - Treach of Naughty by Nature made his acting debut in Jason's Lyric.
  • 1995 - The musical Kristina Fran Duvelma, written by Abba's Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, opens in Malmo, Sweden.
  • 1995 - Tone-Loc was arrested for taking $80 from a pizza parlor.
  • 1996 - Michael Jackson opened his first tour of Africa and the Middle East in Tunis.
  • 2000 - Chris LeDoux underwent surgery to receive a new liver.
  • 2001 - Peter Criss performed his final show with KISS in Charleston, SC.
  • 2003 - Tears for Fears announced they were reforming.
  • 2003 - The FCC ruled that Bono did not violate broadcast indecency rules when he swore on the Golden Globes.
  • 2004 - Mick Mars of Motley Crue had surgery for a hip replacement.
  • 2004 - Melissa Etheridge announced that she had breast cancer and would be canceling her autumn tour.
  • 2005 - Boy George called police to report someone breaking into his apartment. The officers didn't find a robber, but they did find traces of cocaine.
  • 2007 - Lil Wayne was arrested after a concert in Idaho on a warrant for drug possession.
  • 2009 - Peter Criss announced that he had been suffering from breast cancer for a year.

Marriages
  • 1978 - Merle Haggard and Leona Williams

Released

  • 1957 - My Juanita - Crests (debut single)
  • 1977 - Heroes - David Bowie
  • 1978 - Hold the Line - Toto (single)


Broadcasts


  • 1950 - The Frank Sinatra Show (debut)
  • 1964 - Shindig - Beatles
  • 1966 - Ready Steady Go (U.K.) - Rolling Stones (final appearance)
  • 1978 - Saturday Night Live - Rolling Stones

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