Almanac: November 13, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1915 - Jack Guthrie (d. 1948)
  • 1932 - Buddy Killen (d. 2006)
  • 1939 - Nathan Dove (Robert Cray Band) (76)
  • 1940 - Justine “Baby” Washington (75)
  • 1940 - Carol Connors (born Annette Kleinbard) (Teddy Bears) (75)
  • 1942 - John P. Hammond (73)
  • 1944 - Timmy Thomas (71)
  • 1946 - Ray Wylie Hubbard (69)
  • 1947 - Toy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band) (d. 1993)
  • 1949 - Roger Steen (Tubes) (66)
  • 1951 - Bill Gibson (Huey Lewis & the News) (64)
  • 1953 - Andrew Ranken (Pogues) (62)
  • 1956 - Aldo Nova (59)
  • 1960 - Wayne Parker (Glass Tiger) (55)
  • 1964 - Walter A. Kibby II (Fishbone) (51)
  • 1964 - Mike Bub (Del McCoury Band) (51)
  • 1978 - Nikolai Fraiture (Strokes) (37)
  • 1990 - Jibbs (born Jovan Campbell) (25)

Deaths
  • 1973 - Jerry Lee Lewis, Jr. (drummer in father's band) - Car accident (19)
  • 1983 - Junior Samples - Heart attack (57)
  • 1992 - Ronnie Bond (Troggs) (52)
  • 1992 - Bobby McClure - Brain aneurysm (50)
  • 1996 - Bill Doggett - Heart attack (80)
  • 1999 - Donald Mills (Mills Brothers) - Pneumonia (84)
  • 1999 - R.J. Vealey (Atlanta Rhythm Section) - Heart attack (37)
  • 2003 - Ray Harris (member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame) (76)
  • 2004 - Ol' Dirty Bastard (born Russell Jones) (Wu-Tang Clan) - Drug overdose (35)

On This Day
  • 1964 - On Our Own, the first biography of the Rolling Stones, is published.
  • 1966 - It is reported that two of the Beatles have talked to Alan Klein about taking care of the group's affairs.
  • 1968 - The Beatles film Yellow Submarine premiered in the U.S.
  • 1968 - Brian Jones bought Cotchford Farms in England, the same estate where A.A. Milne wrote Winnie the Pooh.
  • 1978 - Hank Williams, Jr. underwent a four hour operation to repair damage from a 500-foot fall off of a mountain. 
  • 1981 - U2 opened their October tour in Albany, NY.
  • 1985 - A celebration of the first 25 years of Bob Dylan's career was held at the Whitney Museum in New York.
  • 1992 - Elton John played for the first time in Mexico
  • 1997 - Ray Charles conducted his first on-line chat at Rhino Records.
  • 1999 - Cliff Richard signed with internet company Remotemusic.com, the first such deal in music for a major artist.
  • 2000 - The Beatles launched their official website thebeatles.com.
  • 2002 - Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones announce a Led Zeppelin tour of US stadiums.
  • 2003 - Wynonna Judd was arrested for DUI.

Marriages

  • 1960 - Sammy Davis, Jr. and May Britt


Released
  • 1961 - The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tokens (single)
  • 1965 - Fever - McCoys (single)
  • 1971 - Old Fashioned Love Song - Three Dog Night (single)
  • 1990 - The Immaculate Collection - Madonna
  • 2000 - 1 - Beatles
  • 2000 - One Night Only - Elton John
  • 2001 - GVH2 - Madonna
  • 2001 - This Way - Jewel
  • 2001 - Scarecrow - Garth Brooks

Broadcasts
  • 1987 - David Letterman (CBS) - Sonny & Cher (reunion)
  • 1996 - Ellen (ABC) - Trisha Yearwood
  • 1999 - Saturday Night Live (NBC) - Garth Brooks (with musical guest Chris Gaines)

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