Almanac: November 15, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1905 - Mantovani (born Annunzio Mantovani) (d. 1980)
  • 1928 - C.W. McCall (born Bill Fries) (87)
  • 1932 - Petula Clark (83)
  • 1932 - Clyde McPhatter (d. 1972)
  • 1935 - Pete Welding (producer) (d. 1995)
  • 1937 - Little Willie John (d. 1968)
  • 1941 - Rick Kemp (Steeleye Span) (74)
  • 1945 - Frida Lyngstad (ABBA) (70)
  • 1949 - Steve Fossen (Heart) (66)
  • 1952 - Michael Cooper (Con Funk Shun) (63)
  • 1954 - Ab Bryant (Chilliwack) (61)
  • 1954 - Tony Thompson (Chic) (d. 2003)
  • 1955 - Joe Leeway (Thompson Twins) (60)
  • 1956 - Michael Hampton (Parliament-Funkadelic) (59)
  • 1960 - Dann Huff (55)
  • 1967 - E-40 (born Earl Stevens) (48)
  • 1968 - Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields) (47)
  • 1968 - Ol' Dirty Bastard (born Russell Jones) (d. 2004)
  • 1970 - Jack Ingram (45)
  • 1974 - Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) (41)
  • 1986 - Dan Trapp (Senses Fail) (29)
  • 1988 - B.o.B (born Bobby Simmons, Jr.) (27)

Deaths
  • 1991 - Jacques Morali (creator of the Village People) - AIDS (44)
  • 2003 - Speedy West (born Wesley West) (Country Music Hall of Fame steel guitarist) (79)

On This Day
  • 1956 - Elvis Presley's first movie, Love Me Tender, premiers in New York.
  • 1964 - Brian Jones missed the last few dates on the current Rolling Stones tour after he went into the hospital with 105 degree fever.
  • 1966 - The Doors signed a seven-record deal with Elektra Records.
  • 1969 - Janis Joplin was arrested during a show in Tampa, FL after she swore and threatened a police officer who was moving fans back to their seats.
  • 1969 - The Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, home of many early Beatles appearances, announces it will close at the end of November.
  • 1978 - Echo and the Bunnymen play live for the first time in Liverpool, England.
  • 1984 - KISS opened the U.S. leg of their Animalize tour in Bethlehem, PA.
  • 1986 - For the first time in U.K. chart history, the top five singles were by female vocalists (Berlin, Kim Wilde, the Bangles, Mel and Kim, and Swing Out Sister.
  • 1987 - Dire Straits' Brother in Arms became the first album in history to sell three-million copies in the U.K.
  • 1988 - Metallica's ...and Justice For All tour opened in Toledo, OH.
  • 1990 - Frank Farian, manager of Milli Vanilli, confirmed during a press conference that the frontmen of the group had not sung on the records.
  • 1992 - Ozzy Osbourne announced he was retiring from touring saying “Who wants to be touring at 46?”
  • 2000 - Michael Abram, the man who stabbed George Harrison in his home, received a not guilty verdict but was taken into custody due to his mental condition.
  • 2002 - Downloads were added to the U.K. music charts.
  • 2003 - Augusta, GA announced that they were going to erect a statue of James Brown and rename a music festival in his honor.
  • 2005 - Robbie Williams stood up the rest of the members of Take That who were supposed to reunite in celebration of their Greatest Hits album.
  • 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Recorded
  • 1965 - Rubber Soul - Beatles (final session)

Released
  • 1971 - E Plurbis Funk - Grand Funk
  • 1974 - You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything - Faces (last single before Rod Stewart leaves)
  • 2005 - Confessions on a Dance Floor - Madonna
  • 2005 - Some Hearts - Carrie Underwood (debut)

Awards
  • 2004 - American Music Awards
    • Pop/Rock Male, Soul/R&B Male - Usher
    • Pop/Rock Female, Adult Contemporary Artist - Sheryl Crow
    • Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group, Rap/Hip-Hop Band, Duo or Group - OutKast
    • Pop/Rock Album, Soul/R&B Album - Confessions - Usher
    • Soul/R&B Female - Alicia Keys
    • Country Male - Toby Keith
    • Country Female - Reba McEntire
    • Country Band, Duo or Group - Brooks & Dunn
    • Country Album - Shock'n Y'all - Toby Keith
    • Rap/Hip-Hop Male - Jay-Z
    • Rap/Hip-Hop Album - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - OutKast
    • Alternative Artist - Linkin Park
    • Contemporary Inspirational Artist - MercyMe
    • Latin Artist - Marc Anthony
    • Artist of the Year - Kenny Chesney
    • Breakthrough Artist - Gretchen Wilson
    • Award of Merit - Bon Jovi
  • 2005 - CMA Awards
    • Entertainer, Male Vocalist - Keith Urban
    • Song of the Year - Whiskey Lullaby - Bill Anderson and Jon Randall
    • Single of the Year - I May Hate Myself in the Morning - Lee Ann Womack
    • Album of the Year - There's More Where That Came From - Lee Ann Womack
    • Female Vocalist - Gretchen Wilson
    • Duo - Brooks & Dunn
    • Group - Rascal Flatts
    • Musician - Jerry Douglas
    • Horizon Award - Dierks Bentley
    • Musical Event - Good News, Bad News - George Strait and Lee Ann Womack
    • Music Video - As Good As I Once Was - Toby Keith

Broadcasts
  • 1965 - Hullabaloo - Rolling Stones (U.S. TV debut)
  • 1975 - American Bandstand (ABC) - ABBA
  • 1998 - Touched By an Angel - Wynonna (acting debut)

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