Almanac: November 29, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1917 - Merle Travis (d. 1983)
  • 1932 - John Gary (d. 1998)
  • 1933 - John Mayall (82)
  • 1939 - Joel Whitburn (76)
  • 1939 - Meco (born Domenico Monardo) (76)
  • 1940 - Chuck Mangione (75)
  • 1940 - Denny Doherty (Mamas & the Papas) (d. 2007)
  • 1941 - Jody Miller (74)
  • 1942 - Felix Cavaliere (Rascals) (73)
  • 1946 - Brian Cadd (Flying Burrito Brothers) (69)
  • 1947 - Ronny Montrose (d. 2012)
  • 1949 - John Wilson (Sly, Slick & Wicked) (66)
  • 1949 - Stan Rogers (d. 1983)
  • 1951 - Barry Goudreau (Boston) (64)
  • 1951 - Roger Troutman (Zapp) (d. 1999)
  • 1958 - Michael Dempsey (Cure) (57)
  • 1959 - Wendy Wu (Photos) (56)
  • 1962 - Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) (53)
  • 1968 - Jonathan Knight (New Kids on the Block) (47)
  • 1968 - Martin Carr (Boo Radleys) (47)
  • 1979 - The Game (born Jayceon Taylor) (36)
  • 1981 - Ringo Garza (Los Lonely Boys) (34)

Deaths
  • 1979 - Ray Smith (rockabilly singer) - Suicide (45)
  • 1998 - Butch McDade (Atlanta Rhythm Section) - Cancer (52)
  • 1999 - Curtis Knight (54)
  • 2001 - George Harrison - Lung cancer (58)

On This Day
  • 1960 - Paul McCartney and Pete Best were deported from West Germany after allegedly setting their hotel room on fire.
  • 1965 - It was Rolling Stones Day in the state of Colorado.
  • 1968 - The Beatles' White Album completed its first week on the market in the U.K. with sales of two million.
  • 1969 - John Lennon was fined $360 for marijuana possession in London.
  • 1979 - The four original members of Kiss performed for what they said was the last time together. They broke that promise in 1996.
  • 1979 - Paul Simon filed two lawsuits against Columbia Records in an attempt to get out of his contract.
  • 1982 - Metallica played their first headlining show.
  • 1985 - Kiss opened their North American Asylum Tour in Little Rock, AK.
  • 1997 - Little Jimmy Dickens retired from touring. 
  • 2000 - The Backstreet Boys album Black & Blue sold 1.59 million copies in its first week according to Soundscan.
  • 2003 - An AIDS charity show was held in Cape Town, South Africa with Bono, Queen, Peter Gabriel, Beyonce, Eurythmics, Anastacia, the Coors, Jimmy Cliff, Chaka Khan and more.
  • 2005 - Simon Fuller, creator of American/Pop Idol settled his suit against the X Factor's Simon Cowell out of court. Fuller had claimed Cowell copied his shows format.
  • 2006 - Heidi Newfield performed for the last time with Trick Pony. 
  • 2007 - Control, the biopic of Ian Curtis of Joy Division, won five awards at the British Independent Film Awards.
  • 2007 - Artimus Pyle, formerly of Lynyrd Skynyrd, was arrested when he didn't report a new address which is required of sex offenders.

Marriages
  • 1995 - Sammy Hagar and Kari Karte
  • 2003 - Danny Elfman and Bridget Fonda

Recorded
  • 1944 - Don't Fence Me In - Gene Autrey

Released
  • 1963 - I Want to Hold Your Hand - Beatles (U.K. single release)
  • 1968 - Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins - John Lennon (first solo album, nude cover)
  • 2004 - Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid 20 (U.K. single release)

Awards
  • 1959 - Grammy Awards (second ceremony for the year)
    • Record of the Year - Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
    • Album of the Year; Pop Vocal Performance, Male - Come Dance With Me - Frank Sinatra
    • Song of the Year - The Battle of New Orleans - Jimmy Driftwood
    • New Artist - Bobby Darin
    • Country & Western Performance - The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
    • Folk Performance - The Kingston Trio at Large - Kingston Trio
    • Pop Vocal Performance, Female - But Not For Me - Ella Fitzgerald
    • Pop Vocal Performance, Vocal Group or Chorus - The Battle Hymn of the Republic - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
    • Performance by a Top 40 Artist - Midnight Flyer - Nat King Cole
    • R&B Performance - What a Diff'rence a Day Makes - Dinah Washington

Broadcasts
  • 1992 - U2's Zoo TV Outside Broadcast (Fox)
  • 2010 - CMA Country Christmas (ABC) - Jennifer Nettles (host), Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town
  • 2013 - CMT Crossroads - The Band Perry and Fall Out Boy

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