Almanac: January 8, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1904 - Tampa Red (born Hudson Woodbridge) (d. 1981)
  • 1928 - Luther Perkins (Tennessee Three) (d. 1968)
  • 1931 - Bill Graham (d. 1991)
  • 1935 - Elvis Presley (d. 1977)
  • 1937 - Shirley Bassey (79)
  • 1940 - Little Anthony (born Jerome Gourdine) (Little Anthony & the Imperials) (76)
  • 1940 - Cristy Lane (born Eleanor Johnston) (76)
  • 1942 - John Petersen (Beau Brummels, Harpers Bizarre) (d. 2007)
  • 1943 - Lee Jackson (Nice) (73)
  • 1943 - Marcus Hutson (Whispers) (d. 2000)
  • 1946 - Robbie Krieger (Doors) (70)
  • 1947 - David Bowie (69)
  • 1947 - Terry Sylvester (Hollies) (69)
  • 1955 - Mike Reno (Loverboy) (61)
  • 1959 - Paul Hester (Split Enz, Crowded House) (d. 2005)
  • 1960 - Paul King (56)
  • 1962 - Chris Marion (Little River Band) (54)
  • 1966 - Andrew Wood (Malfunkshun, Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990)
  • 1967 - R. Kelly (49)
  • 1969 - Jeff Abercrombie (Fuel) (47)
  • 1971 - Karen Poole (songwriter) (45)
  • 1973 - Sean Paul (43)
  • 1975 - DJ Clue? (born Ernesto Shaw) (41)
  • 1976 - Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley) (40)
  • 1978 - Stove King (born Steven King) (Mansun) (38)
  • 1982 - Wil. Francis (Aiden) (34)
  • 1988 - Adam T. Siska (The Academy is...) (28)

Deaths
  • 1979 - Sara Carter (Carter Family) (80)
  • 1991 - Steve Clark (Def Leppard) - Overdose (30)
  • 2001 - Laura Webb Childers (Bobbettes)
  • 2008 - Clyde Otis (producer, songwriter (It's Just a Matter of Time, Kiddio) (83)


On This Day
  • 1957 - Elvis Presley went through his Army per-induction physical.
  • 1958 - The Everly Brothers started a U.S. tour in Charlotte, NC. Also with them were Buddy Holly, the Rays, the Royal Teens, the Shepherd Sisters, Paul Anka, Margie Rayburn and
 Danny & The Juniors.
  • 1960 - Dick Clark conducted a phone interview with Elvis Presley while he was stationed in Germany.
  • 1961 - Elvis Presley signed with Hal Willis for five films over the next five years.
  • 1974 - KISS signed with Casablanca Records.
  • 1979 - Rush was named Canada's official “Ambassador's of Music.”
  • 1993 - The U.S. Postal Service issued a 29-cent stamp of Elvis with a picture from his early days in music.
  • 1996 - Madonna could once again rest easy as stalker Robert Hoskins was found guilty of stalking, assault and terrorist threats.
  • 2000 - A $1.7 million kidnap plot was stopped by police to kidnap Victoria Beckham and her infant daughter.
  • 2002 - The Black Crowes announced that Chris Robinson and Steve Gorman had left the group.
  • 2004 - Mel C of the Spice Girls said she would release music through her own label after being dropped by Virgin.
  • 2006 - Harry Belafonte shocked the press when he called then President Bush “the greatest terrorist in the world.”

Marriages
  • 1989 - Richard Marx and Cynthia Rhodes
  • 1996 - John Michael Montgomery and Crystal White
  • 2005 - Nas and Kellis

Divorces
  • 1973 - Elvis Presley and Pricilla Presley (Elvis sued to start the process)

Recorded
  • 1960 - Eddie Cochran's final recording session.

Released
  • 1973 - Approximately Infinite Universe - Yoko Ono

Awards
  • 2001 - American Music Awards
    • Pop/Rock Male - Kid Rock
    • Pop/Rock Female - Faith Hill
    • Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group - Backstreet Boys
    • Pop/Rock Album - Human Clay - Creed
    • Pop/Rock New Artist - 3 Doors Down
    • Soul/R&B Male - Brian McKnight
    • Soul/R&B Female - Toni Braxton
    • Soul/R&B Band, Duo or Group - Destiny's Child
    • Soul/R&B Album - The Heat - Toni Braxton
    • Soul/R&B New Artist - Donell Jones
    • Country Male Artist - Tim McGraw
    • Country Female Artist - Faith Hill
    • Country Band, Duo or Group - Dixie Chicks
    • Country Album - Breathe - Faith Hill
    • Country New Artist - Billy Gilman
    • Adult Contemporary Artist - Celine Dion
    • Rap/Hip-Hop Artist - Dr. Dre
    • Alternative Artist - Creed
    • Latin Artist - Enrique Iglesias

Broadcasts
  • 1965 - Hullabaloo (premier)
  • 1966 - Shindig! (ABC) (final program) - Who, Kinks

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