Almanac: October 9, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1937 - Pat Burke (Foundations) (78)
  • 1939 - Ed Xiques (Ten Wheel Drive) (76)
  • 1939 - O.V. Wright (d. 1980)
  • 1940 - John Lennon (d. 1980)
  • 1944 - Nona Hendryx (Labelle) (71)
  • 1944 - John Entwistle (Who) (d. 2002)
  • 1948 - Jackson Browne (67)
  • 1952 - Sharon Osbourne (63)
  • 1954 - James Fearnley (Pogues) (61)
  • 1957 - Ini Kamoze (born Cecil Campbell) (58)
  • 1958 - Al Jorurgensen (Ministry) (57)
  • 1959 - Thomas Wydler (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) (56)
  • 1961 - Kurt Neumann (BoDeans) (54)
  • 1964 - Gary Bennett (BR5-49) (61)
  • 1967 - Mat Osman (Suede) (48)
  • 1969 - P.J. Harvey (46)
  • 1973 - Tommy Shane Steiner (42)
  • 1975 - Sean Lennon (40)
  • 1978 - Nicky Byrne (Westlife) (37)
  • 1979 - Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet) (36)
  • 1993 - Scotty McCreery (22)

Deaths
  • 1978 - Jacques Brel - Pulmonary embolism & lung disease (49)
  • 1988 - Cliff Gallup (Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps) - Heart attack (58)
  • 1996 - Bill Monroe (84)
  • 2001 - Smokey Dacus (Bob Wills' Texas Playboys) (90)
  • 2008 - Gidget Gein (Marilyn Manson) - Heroid overdose (39)


On This Day
  • 1943 - The Musician's Union strike ended, allowing record companies to begin recording again after a year.
  • 1964 - The Rolling Stones were forced to cancel a tour of South Africa due to an anti-apartheid embargo by the British Musician's Union.
  • 1966 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono met for the first time at a Gallery in London.
  • 1976 - The Sex Pistols signed with EMI for $68,000. They would only be with the label for three months.
  • 1977 - Woody Guthrie was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
  • 1978 - Grandpa Jones was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1977 - The Clash have to delay a Swedish concert after a bomb scare.
  • 1980 - Gary Glitter was declared bankrupt.
  • 1981 - Prince opened for the Rolling Stones in Los Angeles. He was booed off the stage after playing in bikini bottoms.
  • 1985 - Yoko Ono officially opened Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park on what would have been John Lennon's 45th birthday.
  • 1989 - Hank Thompson, Cliffie Stone and Jack Stapp were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1999 - Netaid, concerts in London, New York and Geneva to raise money for global poverty, was broadcast live over the internet with George Michael, Bono, David Bowie, the Eurythmics and Robbie Williams.
  • 2000 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band reunited at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to perform Will the Circle Be Unbroken.
  • 2000 - The John Lennon museum opened in Tokyo on what would have been his 60th birthday.
  • 2003 - For the first time ever, Billboard top ten singles were all by African-American artists.
  • 2003 - Jon Stevens left INXS one year after taking over for Michael Hutchence.
  • 2003 - Sting was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth
  • 2006 - U2 left Island Records for Mercury.


Marriages
  • 1939 - Doc Williams and Jessie Wanda Crupe (aka Chickie Williams)
  • 1954 - Charlie Walker and Jo Walker-Meador


Divorces
  • 1973 - Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley


Recorded
  • 1929 - Gene Autrey's first recording session
  • 1958 - C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran
  • 1964 - Dance Dance Dance - Beach Boys
  • 1966 - Got Live If You Want It - Rolling Stones

Released
  • 1970 - Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd
  • 1971 - Wild Night - Van Morrison (single)
  • 1979 - Babe - Styx (single)
  • 1980 - Starting Over - John Lennon (single)
  • 2002 - Bounce - Bon Jovi


Broadcasts
  • 1969 - Top of the Pops (BBC) - Broadcast notable for being the first time that the number 1 record was not aired because it was deemed lewd (Je T’aime... Moi Non Plus by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin)
  • 1984 - Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (U.K.) (premier) - Narrated by Ringo Starr

1 comment

Adam Dallas said...

Jon Stevens was with INXS from 2000-2003 btw

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