Almanac: November 16, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1916 - Herb Abramson (founder Atlantic Records) (d. 1999)
  • 1931 - Hubert Sumlin (d. 2011)
  • 1931 - Bob Gibson (d. 1996)
  • 1933 - Garnet Mimms (82)
  • 1935 - Lillian Lopez (Odyssey) (d. 2012)
  • 1938 - Toni Brown (Joy of Cooking) (77)
  • 1940 - John Ryanes (Monotones) (d. 1972)
  • 1941 - Dan Penn (74)
  • 1943 - Winfred Lovett (Manhattans) (72)
  • 1948 - Chi Coltrane (67)
  • 1948 - Robert "Mutt" Lange (67)
  • 1949 - Pattie Santos (It's a Beautiful Day) (66)
  • 1949 - Mark Orr (Kentucky Headhunters) (66)
  • 1958 - Harry Rushakoff (Concrete Blonde) (57)
  • 1962 - Gary Mounfield (Stone Roses, Primal Scream) (53)
  • 1962 - Josh Silver (Type O Negative) (53)
  • 1963 - Keith Burns (Trick Pony) (52)
  • 1964 - Diana Krall (51)
  • 1966 - Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) (49)
  • 1966 - Christian Lorenz (Rammstein) (49)
  • 1969 - Bryan Abrams (Color Me Badd) (46)
  • 1974 - Eric Judy (Modest Mouse) (41)
  • 1979 - Trevor Penick (O-Town) (36)
  • 1981 - Allison Crowe (34)

Deaths
  • 1994 - Dino Valente (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (57)
  • 1999 - Grady Owen (Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps)
  • 2000 - Russ Conway (75)
  • 2000 - Joe C. (born Joseph Calleja, sidekick of Kid Rock) - Celiac disease (26)
  • 2002 - Mose Vinson - Diabetes (85)

On This Day
  • 1940 - The WSB Barn Dance was broadcast for the first time from Atlanta, GA.
  • 1954 - Faron Young was released from the U.S. Army.
  • 1978 - The movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band opened starring the Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Billy Preston and more.
  • 1985 - U2 launched their Mother Records label.
  • 1986 - Bob Will's Texas Playboys played their final dates in Ft. Worth, TX.
  • 1987 - Topper Headon of the Clash was sentenced to 15 months in prison for giving heroin to a man who later died.
  • 1988 - Stephen Love, former manager of the Beach Boys, was sentenced to five years probation for embezzling $1 million from the group.
  • 2002 - A Texas billionaire paid the Rolling Stones almost $7 million to play his 60th birthday party.
  • 2005 - Pink Floyd, the Eurythmics, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Joy Division/New Order, the Who, the Kinks, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne were inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame.
  • 2006 - Queen's Greatest Hits was declared the best selling album of all-time in the U.K. with sales of 5.4 million copies.
  • 2010 - The Beatles' catalog was released on iTunes.

Marriages
  • 1987 - Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet
  • 1991 - Iris Dement and Elmer McCall
  • 1996 - Lorrie Morgan and Jon Randall

Divorces
  • 2010 - Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley (Sum 41)
  • 2011 - Rubben Studdard and Surata Zuri McCants

Recorded
  • 1960 - I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline

Released
  • 1923 - It Ain't Gonna Rain No More - Wendell Hall (first hillbilly hit)
  • 1974 - Boogie On Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder (single)
  • 1981 - The Elder - KISS

Awards
  • 2000 - MTV Europe Music Awards
    • Song - Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
    • Video - Natural Blues - Moby
    • Album - The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
    • Female, New Artist - Anastacia
    • Male - Ricky Martin
    • Group - Backstreet Boys
    • Dance - Madonna
    • Rock - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • R&B - Jennifer Lopez
    • Hip-Hop - Eminem

Broadcasts

  • 1971 - Old Grey Whistle Test (BBC 2) - Frank Zappa
  • 1973 - Midnight Special (NBC) - David Bowie (The 1980 Floor Show)
  • 1976 - Old Grey Whistle Test (BBC 2) - Brian Wilson (first formal interview in eight years), Be Bop Deluxe, Cajun Moon
  • 2005 - I Walk the Line: A Night For Johnny Cash (CBS) - Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Dwight Yoakam, Jerry Lee Lewis, Norah Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Alison Krauss

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