Almanac: November 11, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1927 - Mose Allison (87)
  • 1929 - LaVern Baker (d. 1997)
  • 1930 - Hank Garland (d. 2004)
  • 1936 - Buddy Ace (born James Lee Land) (d. 1994)
  • 1938 - Narvel Felts (77)
  • 1938 - Roger LaVern (Tornados) (77)
  • 1941 - Jesse Colin Young (Youngbloods) (74)
  • 1943 - Chas Hodges (Chas & Dave) (72)
  • 1945 - Vince Martell (Vanilla Fudge) (70)
  • 1945 - Chris Dreja (Yardbirds) (70)
  • 1946 - Chip Hawkes (Tremeloes) (69)
  • 1947 - Pat Daugherty (Black Oak Arkansas) (68)
  • 1950 - Jim Peterik (Ides of March, Survivor) (65)
  • 1951 - Paul Cowsills (Cowsills) (64)
  • 1953 - Marshall Crenshaw (62)
  • 1953 - Andy Partridge (XTC) (62)
  • 1955 - Dave Alvin (60)
  • 1956 - Ian Craig Marsh (Human League, Heaven 17) (59)
  • 1957 - Mike Mesaros (Smithereens) (58)
  • 1957 - Tony Gad (born Tony Robinson) (Aswad) (58)
  • 1968 - Peaches (born Merrill Nisker) (47)
  • 1969 - Gary Powell (Libertines) (46)
  • 1974 - Static Major (born Stephen Garrett) (d. 2008)
  • 1976 - Jesse Keeler (Death From Above) (39)

Deaths
  • 1972 - Berry Oakley (Allman Brothers) - Motorcycle accident (24)
  • 1998 - Paddy Clancy (Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem) - Lung cancer (76)

On This Day
  • 1954 - Bill Haley hit the U.S. top ten for the first time with Shake, Rattle and Roll.
  • 1955 - Billboard magazine named Elvis Presley the most promising new country & western artist.
  • 1957 - Elvis Presley played his last concert of the 50's at Schofield Barracks, HI.
  • 1961 - Joan Baez played her first major concert at a sold out Town Hall in New York.
  • 1965 - The Velvet Underground performed live for the first time at a high school dance in Summit, NJ.
  • 1969 - Jim Morrison was arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct on a plane by the FBI.
  • 1970 - Bob Dylan published his first book, Tarantula.
  • 1973 - A number of radio stations in the U.S. broadcast a live Mott the Hoople concert. In reality, it was studio cuts from the group with applause dubbed in.
  • 1975 - Reba McEntire signed her first contract with Mercury Records. 
  • 1976 - Linda Ronstadt played her first U.K. date in Birmingham.
  • 1977 - Riders in the Sky were formed. 
  • 1982 - Prince opened his 1999 tour in Chattanooga, TN.
  • 1986 - A press release from Pink Floyd said that they would continue to use the band's name and record a new album after the departure of Roger Waters.
  • 1993 - Crystal Gayle performed at the dedication of the Vietnam Women's Memorial in Washington, DC. 
  • 1997 - Metallica played a free concert in Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1999 - Brandy entered the hospital due to exhaustion.
  • 2003 - The funeral for Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers was held. Bill Medley sang Precious Lord.
  • 2003 - Madonna published her second children's book, Mr. Peabody's Apples.
  • 2003 - Van Morrison was ordered to pay $67,000 to a hotel owner in Wiltshire, England after canceling a show.
  • 2004 - The first class was inducted into the U.K.'s Hall of Fame in London. The initial inductees were Robbie Williams, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Michael Jackson and Cliff Richard.
  • 2005 - Billy Joel announced he would be returning to touring after taking eight years off.
  • 2008 - Reba McEntire left MCA Nashville, whom she had been with for 24 years, for Valory Music/Big Machine. 
  • 2008 - Hank Williams, Jr. was the BMI Icon at the 56th BMI Country Awards. 
  • 2011 - The four original members of Black Sabbath announced that they were reuniting. 
  • 2011 - Country's Rodney Atkins was arrested for allegedly trying to smother his wife with a pillow. 

Marriages
  • 1944 - B.B. King and Martha Denton
  • 1957 - June Carter and Edwin Nix
  • 1961 - Doyle Wilburn (Wilburn Brothers) and Margie Bowes
  • 1962 - Bobby Goldsboro and Mary Alice Watson
  • 2011 - David Foster and Yolanda Hadid

Recorded
  • 1957 - Ballad of a Teenage Queen - Johnny Cash
  • 1958 - The Twist - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
  • 1965 - Rubber Soul - Beatles (final recording session)

Released

  • 1957 - Peggy Sue/Everyday - Buddy Holly
  • 1957 - Teardrops - Lee Andrews & the Hearts
  • 1957 - This is the Night - Valliants
  • 1967 - In and Out of Love - Supremes
  • 1970 - Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon
  • 1970 - Plastic Ono Band - Yoko Ono
  • 1976 - Rock and Roll Over - KISS
  • 1978 - My Best Friends Girl - Cars (first commercial picture-disc single)
  • 2008 - Fearless - Taylor Swift

Awards
  • 1999 - MTV Europe Music Awards
    • Song - ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
    • Video - Coffee and TV - Blur
    • Album - By Request - Boyzone
    • Female, New Act, Pop - Britney Spears
    • Male - Will Smith
    • Group - Backstreet Boys
    • Dance - Fatboy Slim
    • Rock - Offspring
    • R&B - Whitney Houston
    • Hip-Hop - Eminem
    • Free Your Mind - Bono
  • 2010 - Classic Rock Roll of Honour
    • Album Of The Year - Slash - Slash
    • Band Of The Year - AC/DC
    • Best New Band - Union
    • Event Of The Year - Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing goes Top 10
    • Reissue Of The Year - Exile On Main St. - Rolling Stones
    • Spirit Of Prog - Rick Wakeman
    • Childline Rocks Award - Glenn Hughes
    • Marshall ’11′ Award - Michael Schenker
    • Innovator - Killing Joke
    • Outstanding Contribution - John Paul Jones
    • Metal Guru - Geezer Butler
    • Classic Album - Live at Budokan - Cheap Trick
    • Tommy Vance Inspiration - Ronnie James Dio
    • Living Legend - Rush

Broadcasts
  • 1971 - Top of the Pops (U.K.) - Tom Jones, Dana, John Kongos, Cher, Slade, Cilla Black, Piglets, Clodagh Rodgers and The Newbeats (400th show)



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