Almanac: December 7, 2015

Birthdays
  • 1910 - Louis Prima (d. 1978)
  • 1924 - Bent Fabric (born Bent Fabricius-Bjerre) (91)
  • 1924 - Boyd Bennett (d. 2002)
  • 1931 - Bobby Osborne (Osbourne Brothers) (84)
  • 1935 - Darrell Glenn (d. 1990)
  • 1942 - Harry Chapin (d. 1981)
  • 1948 - Gary Morris (67)
  • 1949 - Tom Waits (66)
  • 1954 - Mike Nolan (Bucks Fizz) (60)
  • 1958 - Tim Butler (Psychedelic Furs) (57)
  • 1960 - Craig Scanlon (Fall) (55)
  • 1963 - Barbara Weathers (Atlantic Starr) (52)
  • 1963 - Huw Chadbourn (Babybird) (52)
  • 1965 - Brian Futter (Catherine Wheel) (47)
  • 1966 - Louise Post (Veruca Salt) (46)
  • 1973 - Damien Rice (42)
  • 1974 - Nicole Appleton (All Saints) (41)
  • 1975 - Frankie J (born Francisco Bautista, Jr.) (40)
  • 1976 - Sunny Sweeney (39)
  • 1977 - Dominic Howard (Muse) (38)
  • 1978 - Kon Artis (aka Mr. Porter, born Denaun Porter) (D12) (37)
  • 1979 - Sara Bareilles (36)
  • 1987 - Aaron Carter (28)

Deaths
  • 1977 - Peter Carl Goldmark (developed the 33-1/3 LP) - Car accident (71)
  • 1980 - Darby Crash (Cramps) - Suicide (22)
  • 1987 - Richard Taylor (Manhattans) (47)
  • 1990 - Dee Clark - Heart attack (52)
  • 2004 - Jerry Scoggins (country singer/guitarist) (93)
  • 2006 - Jay McShann (90)
  • 2008 - Dennis Yost (Classics IV) - Respiratory failure (65)

On This Day
  • 1961 - Johnny Cash and June Carter appeared together on stage for the first time.
  • 1962 - The Rolling Stones auditioned bassists including Bill Wyman.
  • 1964 - Brian Wilson had a nervous breakdown on a flight from Los Angeles to Houston. He decides to stop touring.
  • 1968 - Eric Burdon announced that the Animals will break up after their concert on December 22.
  • 1973 - Clifford Davis, former manager of Fleetwood Mac, announces that he owns the name and puts together a second group to tour. Eventually he is forced to change his group's name.
  • 1992 - Sony released their first minidisc in the U.S., Unplugged by Mariah Carey.
  • 1996 - Johnny Cash and Benny Carter were among the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors. 
  • 1997 - Shane MacGowan of the Pogues was arrested in Liverpool after throwing a microphone stand into the crowd and injuring a fan.
  • 1999 - Barry White canceled the balance of a U.K. tour because of exhaustion.
  • 2000 - Mobb Deep's Prodigy was robbed of $250,000 in jewelry on the street in New York.
  • 2003 - Loretta Lynn and James Brown are among the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors.
  • 2003 - Whitney Houston called police on husband Bobby Brown for assaulting her.
  • 2004 - Kanye West led the way in the Grammy Nominations with ten while Usher and Alicia Keys each received eight.
  • 2004 - The Stereophonics replaced drummer Stuart Cable with Javier Wyler.
  • 2005 - The MBE medal that John Lennon returned to the Queen in 1969 was found in a vault in St. James Palace.
  • 2007 - Ray Charles Plaza opened in Albany, GA.
  • 2008 - Barbra Streisand, the Who and George Jones were among the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors. 

Marriages
  • 1964 - Brian Wilson and Marilyn Rovell
  • 2003 - Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs

Recorded
  • 1967 - (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
  • 1974 - You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt

Released
  • 1986 - Lonely Days, Lonely Nights - Patty Loveless (debut single)
  • 1992 - Passionate Kisses - Mary Chapin Carpenter (single)

Broadcasts
  • 1963 - Jukebox Jury (U.K.) - Beatles
  • 1966 - Frank Sinatra: A Man & His Music Part II - Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra
  • 2007 - CMT Crossroads - LeAnn Rimes, Joss Stone

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