Almanac: November 1, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1898 - Sippie Wallace (d. 1986)
  • 1936 - Andre Williams (79)
  • 1937 - Bill Anderson (78)
  • 1940 - Sgt. Barry Sadler (d. 1989)
  • 1944 - Mike Burney (Roy Wood's Wizzard) (74)
  • 1945 - John Williamson (70)
  • 1946 - Ric Grech (Family, Blind Faith, Traffic) (d. 1990)
  • 1947 - Jim Steinman (68)
  • 1949 - David Foster (66)
  • 1950 - Dan Peek (America) (d. 2011)
  • 1951 - Ronald Bell (Kool & the Gang) (64)
  • 1954 - Chris Morris (Paper Lace) (61)
  • 1955 - Keith Stegall (60)
  • 1957 - Lyle Lovett (58)
  • 1959 - Eddie Macdonald (Alarm) (56)
  • 1962 - Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (53)
  • 1962 - Magne Furuholmen (a-ha) (53)
  • 1963 - Big Kenny (born William Alphin) (Big & Rich) (52)
  • 1963 - Rick Allen (Def Leppard) (52)
  • 1966 - Willie D (born William Dennis) (Geto Boys) (49)
  • 1967 - Sophie B. Hawkins (48)
  • 1967 - Tina Arena (48)
  • 1969 - Darren Partington (808 State) (46)
  • 1975 - Bo Bice (40)
  • 1981 - LaTavia Roberson (Destiny's Child) (34)
  • 1984 - Dizzee Rascal (born Dylan Mills) (31)

Deaths
  • 1986 - Sippie Wallace - Stroke (88)
  • 2004 - Terry Knight (manager/producer of Grand Funk Railroad) - Murdered (61)
  • 2008 - Nathaniel Mayer - Strokes (64)
  • 2008 - Shakir Stewart (executive, Island Def Jam) - Suicide (34)
  • 2008 - Jimmy Carl Black (Mothers of Invention) - Lung cancer (70)
  • 2008 - Nathaniel Mayer - Complications from strokes (64)

On This Day
  • 1894 - Billboard Advertising was published for the first time, later to become Billboard.
  • 1963 - The Beatles started their first headlining tour of the U.K. in Cheltenham.
  • 1965 - A Rolling Stones show in Rochester, NY ends after seven minutes when fans rush the stage.
  • 1969 - Faces were signed by Warner Brothers Records.
  • 1970 - The Festfolk Quartet perform their first live show in Gothenburg, Sweden. They would later change their name to ABBA.
  • 1971 - The Seldom Scene were formed in Washington, DC.
  • 1975 - Wings began their first tour of Australia.
  • 1979 - Bob Dylan opened his Slow Train Coming tour in San Francisco, CA. He is booed when the set is all religious material.
  • 1987 - Shania Twain's mother and stepfather were killed in a car crash.
  • 1993 - Flavor Flave of Public Enemy was charged with attempted murder of a neighbor.
  • 1996 - U2 allowed fans to watch them record a new album via an internet link to their studio in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1999 - Celine Dion was inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame.
  • 2000 - Ben Folds Five broke up.
  • 2002 - P Diddy flew 300 guests from New York to Marrakech via private jet for his 33rd birthday party.
  • 2003 - Bruce Springsteen and Michael J. Fox perform the song Light of Day from Fox's 1987 movie at a Parkinson's Disease benefit.
  • 2006 - Elton John asked his label, Universal, to drop him, saying that they didn't promote his album The Captain and the Kid.

Marriages
  • 1986 - Suzy Boggus and Doug Crider

Recorded
  • 1955 - Please Please Please - The Famous Flames (with James Brown) (first demo)

Released
  • 1968 - Wonderwall Music - George Harrison
  • 1994 - MTV Unplugged in New York - Nirvana
  • 2011 - Four the Record - Miranda Lambert

Awards
  • 2007 - MTV Europe Video Awards
    • Addictive Track - Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
    • Video Star - D.A.N.C.E. - Justice
    • Album of the Year - Loose - Nelly Furtado
    • Solo - Avril Lavigne
    • Band - Linkin Park
    • Rock Out - 30 Seconds to Mars
    • Ultimate Urban - Rihanna
    • Headliner - Muse
    • Artist's Choice - Amy Winehouse

Broadcasts
  • 1964 - Ed Sullivan Show - Dave Clark Five
  • 2006 - Dateline (NBC) - Madonna
  • 2008 - Marty Stuart Show (RFD) (debut show)

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