Almanac: November 19, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1905 - Tommy Dorsey (d. 1956)
  • 1934 - Dave Guard (Kingston Trio) (d. 1991)
  • 1936 - Ray Collins (Mothers of Invention) (79)
  • 1936 - Robert White (Funk Brothers) (d. 1994)
  • 1937 - Geoff Goddard (songwriter, Tornadoes) (d. 2000)
  • 1938 - Hank Medress (Tokens) (d. 2007)
  • 1939 - Pete Moore (Miracles) (76)
  • 1943 - Fred Lipsius (Blood, Sweat & Tears) (72)
  • 1946 - Joe Correro (Paul Revere & the Raiders) (69)
  • 1950 - Katy Moffatt (65)
  • 1952 - Eddie Rayner (Split Enz, Crowded House) (63)
  • 1952 - Bill Sharpe (Shakatak) (63)
  • 1954 - Annette Guest (First Choice) (61)
  • 1954 - Tom Scheckel (Buckinghams) (61)
  • 1956 - Jellybean Johnson (born Garry Johnson) (Time) (56)
  • 1960 - Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver) (55)
  • 1965 - Jason Pierce (Spiritualized) (51)
  • 1965 - Pete Kember (Spaceman 3) (50)
  • 1969 - Travis McNabb (Better Than Ezra) (46)
  • 1969 - Alice Peacock (46)
  • 1971 - Justin Chancellor (Peach, Tool) (44)
  • 1971 - Tony Rich (Tony Rich Project) (44)
  • 1973 - Billy Currington (42)
  • 1973 - Jason Albert (Heartland) (42)
  • 1975 - Tamika Scott (Xscape) (40)
  • 1979 - Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die, The Damned Things) (36)
  • 1989 - Tyga (born Michael Nguyen-Stevenson) (26)

Deaths
  • 1983 - Tom Evans (Badfinger) - Suicide (36)
  • 2003 - Greg Ridley (Humble Pie) - Pneumonia (61)
  • 2004 - Terry Melcher (born Terrence Jordan) (producer) - Melanoma (62)
  • 2007 - Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot) - Cocaine Overdose (52)

David Crosby
On This Day
  • 1952 - Faron Young was inducted into the U.S. Army.
  • 1954 - Sammy Davis, Jr. was in a serious car accident. Three days later he lost the use of his left eye.
  • 1968 - The Royal Variety Show, attended by the Queen, includes a performance by the Supremes.
  • 1971 - B.B. King opened his 25th anniversary tour in London.
  • 1979 - Chuck Berry was released from prison after serving four months for tax evasion.
  • 1990 - Milli Vanilli had the Best New Artist Grammy taken back by the Recording Academy.
  • 1994 - David Crosby had a liver transplant in Los Angeles.
  • 1995 - The Frank Sinatra 80th Birthday Tribute was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Performers included Bob Dylan, Paula Abdul, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.
  • 1997 - Paul McCartney's classical work, Standing Stone, had its U.S. premier at Carnegie Hall.
  • 1997 - Johnny Cash was hospitalized for double pneumonia.
  • 1998 - Four songwriters/producers/musicians sued Lauryn Hill saying she did not give them proper credit on the album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
  • 1998 - Motley Crue opened a store in Los Angeles selling clothing and other merchandise from the band.
  • 1999 - Shane MacGowan of the Pogues was arrested for heroin possession.
  • 2001 - Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots was arrested for domestic batters after fighting with his wife at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
  • 2002 - Michael Jackson's reputation took another hit after he dangled his son, known as Blanket, from the third-floor balcony of a hotel in Berlin, Germany.
  • 2003 - Police issued an arrest warrant for Michael Jackson in the alleged abuse of a 12-year-old boy.
  • 2003 - The Stone Temple Pilots announced they were splitting up.
  • 2004 - Young Buck was arrested after the Vibe Hip-Hop Awards for stabbing a man who punched Dr. Dre.
  • 2005 - Gary Glitter was arrested in Viet Nam for committing lewd acts with two girls under the age of 18.

Marriages
  • 1970 - James Brown and Deidre Yvonne Jenkins
  • 2005 - Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman
  • 2005 - Paul Stanley (KISS) and Erin Sutton

Divorces
  • 1990 - Mark King (Level 42) and Pia King
  • 2004 - Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza

Recorded
  • 1955 - Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
  • 1973 - Driving to Kashmir (later to become Kashmir) - Led Zeppelin (first day of recording their sixth album)

Released
  • 1991 - Achtung Baby - U2
  • 1996 - Emancipation - Prince

Awards
  • 1968 - CMA Awards
    • Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist - Glen Campbell
    • Song - Honey - Bobby Russell
    • Single - Harper Valley PTA - Jeannie C. Riley
    • Album - At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
    • Female Vocalist - Tammy Wynette
    • Vocal Group - Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton
    • Instrumentalist - Chet Atkins
    • Instrumental Group - Buckaroos
    • Comedian - Ben Colder

Broadcasts
  • 1968 - CMA Awards (NBC) - Broadcast for the first time
  • 1976 - Saturday Night Live - George Harrison, Producer Lorne Michaels offers the Beatles union minimum to reunite on the show.

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