Almanac: November 23, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1925 - Johnny Mandel (90)
  • 1926 - R.L. Burnside (d. 2005)
  • 1931 - Gloria Lynne (d. 2013)
  • 1939 - Betty Everett (d. 2001)
  • 1945 - Keith Hampshire (70)
  • 1949 - Alan Paul (Manhattan Transfer) (66)
  • 1949 - Sandra Stevens (Brotherhood of Man) (66)
  • 1949 - Marcia Griffiths (66)
  • 1954 - Bruce Hornsby (61)
  • 1957 - Mark Radice (musician, producer, songwriter) (58)
  • 1962 - Chris Bostock (JoBoxers) (53)
  • 1966 - Ken Block (Sister Hazel) (49)
  • 1966 - Charlie Grover (Sponge) (49)
  • 1972 - Kurupt (born Ricardo Brown) (Dogg Pound) (43)
  • 1972 - Charles Adler (Lamb of God) (43)
  • 1992 - Miley Cyrus (23)

Deaths
  • 1969 - Spade Cooley (born Donnell Cooley) - Heart attack (58)
  • 1992 - Roy Acuff - Congestive heart failure (89)
  • 1994 - Tommy Boyce - Suicide (55)
  • 1995 - Junior Walker (born Autry Mixon, Jr.) (Jr. Walker & the All-Stars) - Cancer (64)
  • 2001 - O.C. Smith (69)
  • 2006 - Anita O'Day - Cardiac arrest (87)

Madonna in Justify My Love Video
On This Day
  • 1899 - The first jukebox was installed in San Francisco.
  • 1950 - Hank Williams wrote Cold, Cold Heart
  • 1956 - A man punched Elvis Presley in Toledo, OH, claiming that his wife's love for the singer had broken up their marriage.
  • 1962 - The Beatles auditioned for the BBC. They were turned down.
  • 1962 - Patsy Cline became the first country female vocalist to headline her own show in Las Vegas at the Mint Casino
  • 1964 - The Rolling Stones were banned from the BBC after showing up late for two appearances.
  • 1967 - Jack Greene became the first country artist to appear in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • 1968 - Peter Grant, manager of Led Zeppelin, finalizes the deal signing them to Atlantic Records.
  • 1969 - Spade Cooley was paroled by the state of California after eight years in prison for killing his wife. One of the conditions of release was a benefit show. During the intermission, Cooley collapsed and died. 
  • 1972 - The musical Pippin opened at Broadway Imperial Theater. The Jackson 5 would cover the song Corner of the Sky and Michael Jackson would cover Morning Glow.
  • 1974 - Gary Wright left Spooky Tooth.
  • 1976 - Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested after he showed up at Graceland with a pistol demanding to see “the King.” Ten hours earlier he had been arrested for DUI.
  • 1979 - Marianne Faithfull was arrested at the Oslo, Norway airport for marijuana possession.
  • 1987 - Sly Stone was charged in Santa Monica, CA with cocaine possession.
  • 1989 - Paul McCartney played live in the U.S. for the first time in 13 years at the Los Angeles Forum.
  • 1990 - MTV banned the video for Madonna's Justify My Love.
  • 1995 - Garbage made their U.K. live debut in London.
  • 1996 - Trace Adkins debuted at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 2001 - Confederate Railroad debuted at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 2002 - The widow of Otis Redding and his former manager filed a lawsuit against the author of a 2001 biography saying it was full of lies. They sought $15 million.
  • 2013 - Willie Nelson postponed part of his tour after a bus crash injured three of his band members. 

Divorces
  • 2005 - Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson (announced split)

Recorded
  • 1936 - Ramblin' On My Mind (and other tracks) - Robert Johnson (first recording session)

Released
  • 2012 - Chinese Democracy - Guns N' Roses

Awards
  • 1995 - MTV Europe Music Awards
    • Song - Zombie - Cranberries
    • Director - Michael Gondry for Protection - Massive Attack
    • Female - Bjork
    • Male - Michael Jackson
    • Group - U2
    • New Act - Dog Eat Dog
    • Dance - East 17
    • Rock - Bon Jovi
    • Live Act - Take That

Broadcasts
  • 1965 - Five O'Clock Funfair (U.K.) - Marc Bolan
  • 2000 - Grand Ole Opry: A Celebration (CBS) - Vince Gill, Dolly Parton (hosts)
  • 2012 - CMT Crossroads - Randy Travis, Avett Brothers

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