Almanac: November 6, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1916 - Ray Conniff (d. 2002)
  • 1932 - Stonewall Jackson (83)
  • 1937 - Eugene Pitt (Jive Five) (78)
  • 1938 - P.J. Proby (born James Smith) (77)
  • 1938 - Jim Pike (Lettermen) (77)
  • 1941 - Guy Clark (74)
  • 1941 - Doug Sahm (Sir Douglas Quintet) (d. 1999)
  • 1944 - Bill Henderson (Chilliwack) (71)
  • 1945 - Lani Hall (70)
  • 1946 - George Young (Easybeats, AC/DC) (69)
  • 1947 - John Wilson (Them) (68)
  • 1948 - Glenn Frey (Eagles) (67)
  • 1949 - Arturo Sandoval (66)
  • 1950 - Chris Glen (Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Michael Schenker Group) (65)
  • 1961 - Craig Goldy (Dio) (54)
  • 1962 - Annette Zilinskas (Bangles, Blood on the Saddle) (53)
  • 1963 - Paul Brindley (Sundays) (52)
  • 1963 - Rozz Williams (born Roger Painter) (Christian Death) (d. 1998)
  • 1964 - Greg Graffin (Bad Religion) (51)
  • 1964 - Corey Glover (Living Colour) (51)
  • 1966 - Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big) (49)
  • 1976 - Mike Herrera (MXPX) (39)
  • 1979 - Trevor Penick (O-Town) (36)
  • 1983 - Jon Hume (Evermore) (32)

Deaths
  • 1972 - Billy Murcia (New York Dolls) - Overdose (21)
  • 2007 - Hank Thompson - Lung cancer (82)
  • 2007 - George Osmond (father of the Osmonds) (90)

On This Day
  • 1896 - The American Federation of Musicians was established in New York.
  • 1948 - Little Jimmy Dickens became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1953 - The Osbourne Brothers debuted.
  • 1964 - Tex Ritter was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1965 - The opening night of the Fillmore West in San Francisco was played by the Grateful Dead and the Jefferson Airplane.
  • 1968 - Head, starring the Monkees, opened in New York.
  • 1970 - Aerosmith played live for the first time at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, MA.
  • 1973 - Two men, including manager Phil Kaufman, were charged and fined for stealing the coffin of Gram Parsons. They had the body cremated and spread the ashes at California's Joshua Tree monument which they said was Parson's wish.
  • 1975 - The Sex Pistols made their live debut in Central London.
  • 1980 - Led Zeppelin met on the island of Jersey to discuss their future after the death of John Bonham.
  • 2000 - Madonna played live for the first time in eight years at the Roseland Ballroom in New York.
  • 2002 - Porter Wagoner and Bill Carlisle were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 2003 - Metallica opened their Madly in Love tour in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2005 - Clear Channel was forced to remove posters around the Los Angeles area of 50 Cent with a gun in one hand and a microphone in the other after protests.
  • 2006 - Marianne Faithful announced that she was fully recovered from breast cancer.
  • 2006 - George Strait, Sonny James and Harold Bradley were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. 
  • 2007 - Meat Loaf canceled his European tour after a cyst was found on his vocal cords

Marriages
  • 1999 - Lee Ann Womack and Frank Liddell

Recorded
  • 1967 - John Wesley Harding, All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan

Released
  • 1965 - It's My Life - Animals (single)
  • 1967 - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. - Monkees
  • 2001 - Britney - Britney Spears

Awards
  • 2003 - MTV Europe Music Awards
    • Song - Crazy in Love - Beyonce Featuring Jay-Z
    • Video - Untitled 1 - Sigur Ros
    • Album - Justified - Justin Timberlake
    • Female - Christina Aguilera
    • Male, Pop - Justin Timberlake
    • Group - Coldplay
    • New Act - Sean Paul
    • Dance - Panjabi MC
    • Rock - White Stripes
    • R&B - Beyonce
    • Hip-Hop - Eminem
    • Web Award - Goldfrapp

Broadcasts
  • 1964 - Ready Steady Go (U.K.) - Beach Boys
  • 1965 - Shindig - Rolling Stones, Strangeloves, Fontella Bass
  • 2002 - The Twilight Zone - Usher

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