Almanac: January 12, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1905 - Tex Ritter (d. 1974)
  • 1916 - Jay McShann (d. 2006)
  • 1926 - Ray Price (d. 2013)
  • 1928 - Ruth Brown (d. 2006)
  • 1930 - Glenn Yarbrough (86)
  • 1932 - Dec O'Connor (84)
  • 1939 - William Lee Golden (Oak Ridge Boys) (77)
  • 1941 - Long John Baldry (d. 2005)
  • 1945 - Maggie Bell (71)
  • 1945 - Abe Tilmon (Detroit Emeralds) (d. 1982)
  • 1946 - Cynthia Robinson (Sly & the Family Stone) (d. 2015)
  • 1946 - George Duke (d. 2013)
  • 1948 - John Etheridge (Soft Machine) (68)
  • 1951 - Chris Bell (Big Star) (d. 1978)
  • 1951 - Larry Hoppen (Orleans) (d. 2012)
  • 1952 - Ricky Van Shelton (64)
  • 1954 - Felipe Rose (Village People) (62)
  • 1957 - Tom Andorlino (NRBQ) (59)
  • 1959 - Per Gessle (Roxette) (57)
  • 1959 - Blixa Bargeld (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) (57)
  • 1963 - Guy Chambers (producer) (53)
  • 1965 - Rob Zombie (born Robert Cummings) (51)
  • 1965 - Mark Moore (S'Express) (51)
  • 1968 - Keith Anderson (48)
  • 1970 - Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine) (46)
  • 1970 - Raekwon (bron Corey Woods) (Wu-Tang Clan) (46)
  • 1973 - Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay) (43)
  • 1973 - Matt Wong (Reel Big Fish) (43)
  • 1974 - Mel C (born Melanie Chisholm) (Spice Girls) (42)
  • 1975 - Chase Hampton (41)
  • 1975 - Jason Freese (41)
  • 1978 - Kris Roe (Ataris) (38)
  • 1980 - Amerie (36)
  • 1991 - Pixie Lott (born Victoria Lott) (25)
  • 1993 - Zayn Malik (One Direction) (23)
  • 1996 - Ella Henderson (19)

Deaths
  • 1978 - Nancy Spungen - Stabbed by Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols (20)
  • 1983 - Reebop Kwaku Baah (Traffic, Can) - Cerebral hemorrhage during a performance (38)
  • 2003 - Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees) - Cardiac arrest while waiting for surgery for a twisted intestine (53)
  • 2004 - Randy VanWarmer - Leukemia (48)

On This Day

  • 1959 - Berry Gordy borrowed $800 so he can start Motown Records. 
  • 1963 - Bob Dylan appeared on a BBC radio drama Madhouse on Castle Street as a folk singer. 
  • 1968 - Beatles Film Productions changed its name to Apple. 
  • 1969 - The film Wonderwall debuted in London with a soundtrack by George Harrison. 
  • 1975 - The Warner Brothers Music Show tour opened in the U.K. with Little Feat, Montrose, Tower of Power, the Doobie Brothers and Graham Central Station. 
  • 1977 - EMI Records in the U.K. distanced themselves from the Sex Pistols, saying that they were unable to promote the band after the poor publicity they generated over the last few months. 
  • 1977 - Keith Richards was fined $1,275 for cocaine possession. 
  • 1977 - The Police had their first rehearsal. 
  • 1984 - Motley Crue opened their first U.S. tour in New York. 
  • 1990 - Bob Dylan played a four-hour "rehearsal show" at the club Toad's Place in New Haven, CT.
  • 1991 - Johnny Paycheck was released from prison after serving two years for a shooting. 
  • 1992 - Bob Geldof was arrested for causing a disturbance on a grounded airplane.
  • 1993 - Van Morrison became the first living artist to not show up for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cream, however, does reform for the occasion which also sees Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Doors, Sly & the Family Stone, Frankie Lymon, Dinah Washington and Etta James become members. 
  • 1995 - Snoop Dogg was arrested for drug and paraphernalia possession in Los Angeles. 
  • 1995 - The Allman Brothers Band, Al Green, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Neil Young, the Orioles and Frank Zappa were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 
  • 1996 - AC/DC opened their Ballbreaker World Tour in Greensboro, NC. 
  • 1998 - Billy Joel set the record for the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY by selling out his eighth and ninth shows. 
  • 1998 - The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, the Mamas and the Papas, Santana, Lloyd Price, Gene Vincent, Alan Toussaint and Jelly Roll Morton were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 
  • 1999 - Elton John sued his former accountants over a multi-million dollar shortfall in his accounts. 
  • 2000 - Sharon Osbourne dropped the Smashing Pumpkins from her management after only three months. 
  • 2000 - Bob Dylan was announced as this year's recipient of Sweden's Polar Prize. 
  • 2000 - Sarah McLachlan was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
  • 2001 - Liam Gallagher was cited by British Airways for throwing items around the cabin of a plane, smoking and groping a flight attendant. 
  • 2001 - O Brother, Where Art Thou? goes into wide release in the U.S. It would spawn the Grammy winning Album of the Year as the soundtrack. 
  • 2005 - The Strawberry Field children's home in Liverpool announced it was closing.
  • 2006 - Eminem and his ex-wife, Kim, applied for a new marriage license. 
  • 2006 - Mystical was sentenced to a year in prison for tax evasion. 
  • 2007 - Toni Braxton sued her former manager for $10 million over misdealings. 
  • 2010 - Shakin' Stevens was found guilty of hitting a photographer with his microphone stand. 

Marriages
  • 1963 - Willie Nelson and Shirley Collie
  • 1993 - Martha Quinn (MTV) and Jordan Tarlow

Recorded
  • 1957 - All Shook Up - Elvis Presley

Released

  • 1963 - Please Please Me - Beatles (U.K. release)
  • 1969 - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (debut album)
  • 1999 - ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears (debut album)

Broadcasts
  • 1964 - Sunday Night at the London Palladium (ATV) - Beatles
  • 1965 - Hullabaloo (NBC) - New Christy Minstrels, Zombies, Gerry & the Pacemakers (debut episode)
  • 1968 - Tarzan - Supremes (appeared as nuns)
  • 1997 - Shadows of Evil (ABC) - Paul Abdul (dramatic acting debut)
  • 2006 - Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) - Sugarland

No comments

Powered by Blogger.