Almanac: November 21, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1904 - Coleman Hawkins (d. 1969)
  • 1907 - Buck Ram (songwriter) (d. 1991)
  • 1933 - Jean Shepard (82)
  • 1940 - Dr. John (born Mac Rebennack, Jr.) (75)
  • 1941 - David Porter (songwriter, producer) (74)
  • 1942 - Andrew Love (Memphis Horns, Doobie Brothers) (71)
  • 1948 - Lonnie Jordan (War) (67)
  • 1949 - Randy Zehringer (McCoys) (66)
  • 1950 - Livingston Taylor (65)
  • 1960 - Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes) (55)
  • 1962 - Stephen Curtis Chapman (53)
  • 1965 - Björk (born Björk Guðmundsdóttir) (50)
  • 1966 - Lisa McCarter (McCarters) (49)
  • 1966 - Teresa McCarter (McCarters) (49)
  • 1967 - Örnólfsdóttir (Sugarcubes) (48)
  • 1968 - Alex James (Blur) (47)
  • 1970 - Francis MacDonald (Teenage Fanclub) (45)
  • 1971 - Pretty Lou (Lost Boyz) (44)
  • 1974 - Kelsi Osborn (SHeDAISY) (41)
  • 1977 - Myles Heskett (Wolfmother) (38)
  • 1985 - Carly Rae Jepsen (30)

Deaths
  • 1965 - Cecil Brower (session fiddler, considered one of best in Western Swing) - Perforated Ulcer (51)
  • 1995 - Peter Grant (manager, Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company) - Heart attack (60)
  • 1995 - Matthew Ashman (Adam and the Ants, Bow Wow Wow) - Complications of diabetes (35)
  • 2002 - Hadda Brooks (Queen of the Boogie) - After open-heart surgery (86)
  • 2006 - Robert Lockwood, Jr. - Cerebral aneurysm and stroke (91)

On This Day
  • 1877 - Thomas Edison announced he had invented the phonograph.
  • 1955 - RCA Records bought out Elvis Presley's contract from Sun Records for $35,000.
  • 1955 - Jean Shepard joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1960 - The Beatles were forced to play a show in Hamburg, Germany without George Harrison who had been deported for being underage and ineligible to play in a bar.
  • 1963 - Elvis Presley's film Fun in Acapulco premiers.
  • 1968 - Yoko Ono had a miscarriage. She and John Lennon name the baby John Ono Lennon II.
  • 1974 - Wilson Picket was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon in New York City.
  • 1974 - The Jefferson Starship and Marty Balin reunite at the Winterland in San Francisco.
  • 1975 - Elton John received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1980 - Don Henley was arrested for having a naked underage girl who was suffering from an overdose in his home.
  • 1980 - The documentary Van Morrison in Ireland premiered in London.
  • 1983 - Michael Jackson's long-form video for Thriller premiered in Los Angeles.
  • 1988 - Jimmy Page kicked off his first solo tour in Birmingham, England.
  • 1995 - Bruce Springsteen opened his Ghost of Tom Joad tour in New Brunswick, NJ.
  • 1995 - Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day was arrested in Milwaukee, WI for dropping his pants during the group's show.
  • 1997 - Coolio and members of his band are arrested in Boblingen, Germany for theft and assault in a boutique.
  • 2001 - Jonathan King was sentenced to seven years in prison for having sex with five boys.
  • 2003 - Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit was hit by something thrown on stage and required seven stitches.
  • 2005 - Gunshots were fired at Poison's tour bus in Chicopee, MA.
  • 2007 - The Red Hot Chili Peppers sued the Showtime network over the name of their series Californication.
  • 2009 - Shortly after getting out of a prison sentence, Pete Doherty was arrested for suspected drug possession.
  • 2011 - Rodney Atkins was arrested for domestic violence against his wife. 
  • 2011 - Kris Kristofferson, the Band Perry, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett and Lauren Alaina played at the White House for President Obama. 

Marriages
  • 1982 - Joni Mitchell and Larry Klein
  • 1990 - Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall
  • 2002 - Iris Dement and Greg Brown

Released
  • 1960 - I Wanna Love My Life Away - Gene Pitney (single, first under his own name)
  • 1967 - The Who Sell Out - Who
  • 1988 - Delicate Sound of Thunder - Pink Floyd
  • 1995 - Beatles Anthology 1 - Beatles
  • 1995 - Fresh Horses - Garth Brooks

Awards
  • 2006 - American Music Awards
    • Pop Male - Sean Paul
    • Pop Female - Kelly Clarkson
    • Pop Band, Duo or Group; Alternative - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • Country Male - Toby Keith
    • Country Female - Faith Hill
    • Country Band, Duo or Group - Rascal Flatts
    • Country Album - Tim McGraw Reflected: Greatest Hits, Volume 2 - Tim McGraw
    • Soul/R&B Male - Jamie Foxx
    • Soul/R&B Female - Mary J. Blige
    • Soul/R&B Band, Duo or Group; Rap/Hip-Hop Band, Duo or Group - Black Eyed Peas
    • Soul/R&B Album - The Breakthrough - Mary. J. Blige
    • Rap/Hip-Hop Male - Eminem
    • Rap/Hip-Hop Album - Monkey Business - Black Eyed Peas
    • Adult Contemporary - Kelly Clarkson
    • Latin - Shakira
    • Contemporary Inspirational Artist - Kirk Franklin
    • Contemporary Inspirational Breakthrough Artist - Carrie Underwood

Broadcasts
  • 1991 - The Simpsons (Fox) - Aerosmith

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