Almanac: January 13, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1915 - Jenny Lou Carson (first woman to write a #1 country song) (d. 1978)
  • 1918 - Lester Sill (partner with Phil Spector in Philles Records) (d. 1994)
  • 1927 - Liz Anderson (d. 2011)
  • 1930 - Bobby Lester (Moonglows) (d. 1980)
  • 1946 - Bill Easley (George Benson, Isaac Hayes) (70)
  • 1947 - John Lees (Barclay James Harvest) (69
  • 1947 - Chris Thomas (producer) (69)
  • 1954 - Trevor Rabin (Yes) (62)
  • 1955 - Fred White (Earth, Wind and Fire) (61)
  • 1955 - Paul Kelly (61)
  • 1956 - Malcolm Foster (Pretenders) (60)
  • 1957 - Don Snow (Squeeze) (59)
  • 1957 - Jim Paris (Carmel) (59)
  • 1959 - James LoMenzo (White Lion, Megedeth) (57)
  • 1961 - Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips) (55)
  • 1961 - Suggs (born Graham McPherson) (Madness) (55)
  • 1962 - Trace Adkins (54)
  • 1963 - Tim Kelly (Slaughter) (d. 1998)
  • 1964 - David McClusky (Bluebells) (52)
  • 1981 - Jason James (Bullets For My Valentine) (35)

Deaths
  • 1979 - Donny Hathaway - Suicide (33)
  • 2007 - Michael Brecker (Brecker Brothers) - Leukemia (57)
  • 2010 - Teddy Pendergrass - Respiratory failure (59)
  • 2010 - Jay Retard (born Jimmy Lindsey, Jr.) - Cocaine toxicity (29)

On This Day

  • 1962 - Chubby Checker pulled off a still never duplicated feat of returning a record, The Twist, to the top of the U.S. charts more than a year after it had originally attained the spot. To this day, Billboard still considers The Twist to be the biggest record of the rock n' roll era. 
  • 1969 - Elvis Presley entered a Memphis recording studio for the first time in 14 years. 
  • 1970 - Steel Mill, featuring a young Bruce Springsteen, became the headliner at The Matrix in San Francisco when Boz Scaggs had to drop off the bill.
  • 1976 - Seven employees of Brunswick and Dakar Records went on trial for allegedly defrauding artists out of $184,000 in royalties. 
  • 1979 - The YMCA organization sued the Village People over their song of the same name. 
  • 1980 - A benefit for the people of Kampuchea was held in Oakland with the Grateful Dead, the Beach Boys and the Jefferson Airplane.
  • 1984 - The BBC announced they were banning Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, deeming it to be obscene.
  • 1986 - The remaining Sex Pistols and the mother of Sid Vicious sued manager Malcolm McClaren for $1.7 million pounds.
  • 1993 - ABBA: The True Story, a Swedish musical, opens in Stockholm.
  • 1993 - Bobby Brown was arrested in Augusta, GA for simulating sex on stage. It's the second time he's received such a charge.
  • 1996 - Terri Clark made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • 2000 - Sean "Puffy" Combs was indicted in Manhattan on criminal possession of a weapon charges. 
  • 2003 - Diana Ross was arrested for DUI. Her blood alcohol level was measured at twice the legal limit.
  • 2003 - Pete Townshend of the Who was arrested for alleged child pornography offences. 
  • 2004 - The NFL turned down Bono's request that U2 be able to perform their new song An American Prayer with Jennifer Lopez.
  • 2004 - The Beastie Boys put their label, Grand Royal, up for sale.
  • 2013 - The "soulmate" of Mindy McCready, David Wilson, was found dead in McCready's home from a self inflicted gunshot wound. 

Recorded
  • 1957 - That's When the Heartaches Begin - Elvis Presley
  • 1965 - Subterranean Homesick Blues, It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - Bob Dylan (first day of recording on Bringing it All Back Home)
  • 1968 - Live at Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
  • 1973 - Rainbow Concert - Eric Clapton
  • 1978 - The Police - The Police (first day of recording on their debut album)

Released
  • 1958 - Dedicated to the One I Love - Five Royals

Awards
  • 2003 - American Music Awards
    • Pop/Rock Male Artists - Eminem
    • Pop/Rock Female Artist - Sheryl Crow
    • Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group - Creed
    • Pop/Rock Album - The Eminem Show - Eminem
    • Pop/Rock New Artist - Ashanti
    • Hip-Hop/R&B Male Artist - Eminem
    • Hip-Hop/R&B Female Artist - Ailiyah
    • Hip-Hop/R&B Band/Duo/Group - Outkast
    • Hip-Hop/R&B Album - The Eminem Show - Eminem
    • Hip-Hop/R&B New Artist - Ashanti
    • Country Male Artist - Tim McGraw
    • Country Female Artist - Martin McBride
    • Country Band/Duo/Group - Dixie Chicks
    • Country Album - Home - Dixie Chicks
    • Country New Artist - Carolyn Dawn Johnson
    • Adult Contemporary Artist - Celine Dion
    • Alternative Artist - Creed
    • Latin Artist - Enrique Iglasius
    • Soundtrack - Spiderman
    • Contemporary Inspirational Artist - Avalon
    • Fan's Choice Award - Nelly
Broadcasts
  • 1948 - Midwestern Hayride - First country TV show debuted on WLW in Cincinnati, OH.
  • 1963 - Thank Your Lucky Stars (ABC-TV Birmingham, England) - Beatles
  • 1967 - Ed Sullivan (CBS) - Rolling Stones (forced to change lyrics to "Let's Spend Some Time Together")
  • 2002 - CMT Crossroads (CMT) - Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams (debut episode)

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