Almanac: November 20, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1930 - Curly Putman, Jr. (songwriter) (85)
  • 1938 - Tony Butala (Lettermen) (77)
  • 1939 - Dick Smothers (Smothers Brothers) (76)
  • 1942 - Norman Greenbaum (73)
  • 1944 - Mike Vernon (producer) (71)
  • 1945 - Danny McBride (Sha Na Na) (d. 2009)
  • 1946 - Ray Stiles (Hollies, Mud) (69)
  • 1946 - J. Blackfoot (born John Colbert) (Soul Children) (69)
  • 1946 - Roger Murrah (songwriter) (69)
  • 1946 - Duane Allman (d. 1971)
  • 1947 - Joe Walsh (68)
  • 1947 - George Grantham (Poco) (68)
  • 1950 - Gary Green (Gentle Giant) (65)
  • 1954 - Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush) (61)
  • 1956 - Dan Powers (Michael Stanley Band) (59)
  • 1957 - Jim Brown (UB40) (58)
  • 1960 - Paul King (King) (55)
  • 1962 - Steve Alexander (Brother Beyond, Duran Duran) (53)
  • 1962 - Todd Nance (Widespread Panic) (53)
  • 1962 - Gail Ann Dorsey (session bass guitarist) (53)
  • 1965 - Mike D (born Michael Diamond) (Beastie Boys) (51)
  • 1965 - Sen Dog (born Senen Reyes) (Cyprus Hill) (50)
  • 1969 - Sarah Jory (46)
  • 1970 - Q-Tip (born Kamaal Fareed) (45)
  • 1975 - Dierks Bentley (40)
  • 1975 - Davey Havok (born David Marchand) (AFI) (40)
  • 1977 - Josh Turner (38)
  • 1981 - Kimberley Walsh (Girls Aloud) (34)
  • 1986 - Jared Followill (Kings of Leon) (29)
  • 1986 - Oli Sykes (Bring Me the Horizon) (29)
  • 2000 - Connie Talbot (15)

Deaths
  • 1973 - Alan Sherman - Emphysema (48)
  • 1997 - Robert Palmer (critic) - Liver disease (52)
  • 1998 - Roland Alphonso (Skatalites) - Burst blood vessel in brain (67)
  • 2004 - Jenny Ross (Section 25) - Cancer (42)
  • 2005 - Chris Whitley - Lung cancer (45)

On This Day
  • 1954 - Gene Autrey made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1959 - Alan Freed was fired by WABC in New York after he refused to deny he took payola.
  • 1974 - Keith Moon collapsed on stage during a Who concert after his drink was spiked with horse tranquilizer.
  • 1975 - Les McKeown of the Bay City Rollers was found not guilty in the death of a 76 year-old woman he had struck with his car.
  • 1975 - The Who opened a North American tour in Houston, TX where Keith Moon was arrested post-show for disorderly conduct.
  • 1981 - Prince opened his Controversy tour in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 1984 - Michael Jackson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1987 - Prince's movie, Sign O' the Times, opened.
  • 1991 - The Rolling Stones signed a 20 million pound deal with Virgin Records.
  • 1991 - Randy Jackson of the Jacksons received a sentence of 30-days in jail for violating probation.
  • 1995 - The Beatles' Free as a Bird was released to radio for airplay.
  • 1997 - Kenny G received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 2000 - Mel C announced she was leaving the Spice Girls.
  • 2003 - Michael Jackson returned to Santa Barbara, CA to be arrested by police.
  • 2003 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their new inductees would be Prince, George Harrison, Traffic, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, ZZ Top, and the Dells.
  • 2003 - Phil Spector plead not guilty in the death of actress Lana Clarkson.
  • 2005 - Robbie Williams set a new world record by selling 1.6 million tickets in one day.
  • 2007 - Velvet Revolver canceled a Japanese tour after their visas were rejected due to previous drug convictions.
  • 2007 - Thom Yorke said he downloaded his band, Radioheads, new album In Rainbows for free. The album had been released as a pay what you want proposition.
  • 2009 - The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw premiers. 
  • 2013 - Loretta Lynn received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

Marriages
  • 1932 - Muddy Waters and Mabel Berry
  • 1986 - Steve Martin and Victoria Tennant

Recorded
  • 1961 - Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan (first day of recording debut album)

Released
  • 1954 - I Confess - Clovers (single)
  • 1954 - White Christmas - Drifters (single)
  • 1962 - Big Girls Don't Cry - Four Seasons (single)
  • 1967 - Smiley Smile - Beach Boys
  • 1972 - Rated X - Loretta Lynn (single)

Broadcasts
  • 1955 - Ed Sullivan Show (CBS) - Bo Diddley (banned from show after he sang Bo Diddley after he was told to sing 16 Tons)
  • 1964 - Ready Steady Go (BBC) - Rolling Stones
  • 1976 - Saturday Night Live (NBC) - Paul Simon
  • 1999 - Brandy in Concert: A Special for the Holidays
  • 2010 - CMT Crossroads (CMT) - Martina McBride, Train

1 comment

RockMan said...

You missed a big one. Here's the info courtesy of "The Wrecking Crew" Facebook page. I just wish their post listed MORE of his accomplishments.
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Happy 75th birthday to saxophonist, woodwind player, and session musician Jim Horn who was born James Ronald Horn on this date November 20, 1940 in Los Angeles, CA.

After replacing saxophonist Steve Douglas in 1959, he toured with Duane Eddy for five years, playing sax and flute on the road, and in the studio. Along with Bobby Keys and Jim Price he became one of the most in-demand horn session players of the 1970s and 1980s.

Horn toured with John Denver on and off from 1978 to 1993. He also played with Denver in concert occasionally after the Wildlife Concert in 1995.

IN 2007, Horn was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, TN as a member of the Wrecking Crew.

Here is just a partial list of some of the artists he has recorded with.:

The Mamas & The Papas - Band
John Denver
David Gates
Leon Russell – "Lady Blue"
Johnny Rivers – "Poor Side of Town"
George Harrison – 1971 "The Concert for Bangladesh"
Harry Nilsson – "Pussy Cats"
Lionel Richie
Van Dyke Parks – Song Cycle
The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds – "Good Vibrations"
Jose Feliciano – "Light My Fire" and LP "Feliciano!"
Frank Sinatra – "Strangers in the Night" (flute)
The 5th Dimension – "Up, Up and Away", "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"
The Righteous Brothers – "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin" (baritone)
Seals and Crofts – "Summer Breeze"
Duane Eddy

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