Almanac: November 2, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1926 - Charlie Walker (d. 2008)
  • 1937 - Earl Carroll (Cadillacs) (d. 2012)
  • 1938 - Jay Black (Jay & the Americans) (77)
  • 1941 - Brian Poole (Tremeloes) (74)
  • 1941 - Bruce Welch (born Bruce Cripps) (Shadows) (74)
  • 1944 - Keith Emerson (Emerson Lake & Palmer, Nice) (71)
  • 1945 - J.D. Souther (70)
  • 1945 - Chip Hawkes (Tremeloes) (70)
  • 1947 - Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull) (68)
  • 1948 - Rich Gooch (Quarterflash) (67)
  • 1951 - Lindy Morrison (Go-Betweens) (64)
  • 1952 - Maxine Nightengale (63)
  • 1957 - Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band) (58)
  • 1961 - k.d. Lang (54)
  • 1963 - Bobby Dall (born Robert Kukyendall) (Poison) (52)
  • 1969 - Reginald Arvizu (Korn) (46)
  • 1971 - John Hampson (Nine Days) (44)
  • 1974 - Nelly (born Cornell Haynes, Jr.) (41)
  • 1974 - Prodigy (born Lance Banks) (Mobb Depp) (41)
  • 1975 - Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie) (40)
  • 1986 - Erika Jo (29)

Deaths
  • 1966 - Mississippi John Hurt - Heart attack (73 or 74)
  • 1991 - Mort Schuman (songwriter, Save the Last Dance For Me, A Teenager in Love) - Cancer (52)
  • 1995 - Florence Greenberg
  • 1996 - Eva Cassidy - Cancer (33)

On This Day
  • 1948 - Roy Acuff was unsuccessful in a run a run to become governor of Tennessee. 
  • 1956 - A Fats Domino show in Fayetteville, NC ends in a riot where police use tear gas to disperse the crowd.
  • 1956 - Stonewall Jackson debuted at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1962 - The Elvis Presley film Girls! Girls! Girls! premieried.
  • 1974 - George Harrison opened a world tour in Vancouver, Canada, a first for any former Beatle.
  • 1984 - The Reverend Marvin Gaye, Sr. received a sentence of five years for the killing of his son.
  • 1986 - Billy Bragg was arrested for breaking into a U.S. Air Base in Norfolk, England.
  • 1990 - The Prince film Graffiti Bridge opened.
  • 1994 - Bob Dylan was sued for palimony by Ruth Tyrangiel who appeared with him in the movie Renaldo and Clara.
  • 2000 - Whitney Houston avoids prosecution for marijuana possession in Kona, Hawaii if she can stay out of trouble for three months.
  • 2002 - An international gang was arrested for a plot to kidnap Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and her two children.
  • 2004 - Eric Clapton received his CBE at Buckingham Palace.
  • 2007 - The Led Zeppelin reunion concert was postponed for two weeks due to Jimmy Page's broken finger.
  • 2007 - Ozzy Osbourne took exception to North Dakota police using a fictitious party that he was supposedly attending in a sting to round up people with warrants.

Marriages
  • 2013 - Chris Kirkpatrick (N'Sync) and Karly Skladany

Divorces
  • 1971 - Willie Nelson and Shirley Collie
  • 1979 - Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger
  • 2006 - Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter

Recorded
  • 1967 - Hello Goodbye - Beatles (completed recording)
  • 1973 - Planet Waves - Bob Dylan (beginning of recording)

Released
  • 1963 - Be True to Your School - Beach Boys (single)
  • 1968 - For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder (single)
  • 1971 - Greatest Hits, Volume 2 - Bob Dylan
  • 1973 - Ringo - Ringo Starr
  • 2010 - Soulville - Huey Lewis & the News

Awards
  • 2006 - MTV Europe Music Awards
    • Song - Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
    • Video - We Are Your Friends - Justice vs. Simian
    • Album - Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • Female - Christina Aguilera
    • Male, Pop - Justin Timberlake
    • Group - Depeche Mode
    • Future Sounds - Gnarls Barkley
    • Rock - Killers
    • Alternative - Muse
    • R&B - Rihanna
    • Hip-Hop - Kanye West

Broadcasts
  • 1964 - Ready Steady Go! (U.K.) - Dion (walked off because crowd kept dancing around him)
  • 2012 - Malibu Country (ABC) - Reba McEntire (debut)

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