Almanac: February 11, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1908 - Roba Stanley (one of the first women to record country music) (d. 1986)
  • 1914 - Josh White (d. 1969)
  • 1918 - Wesley Rose (executive and producer) (d. 1990)
  • 1928 - Raoul Cita (Harptones) (d. 2014)
  • 1935 - Gene Vincent (born Vincent Craddock) (d. 1971)
  • 1938 - Bobby "Boris" Pickett (d. 2007)
  • 1939 - Gerry Goffin (d. 2014) 
  • 1941 - Sergio Mendes (75)
  • 1942 - Otis Clay (d. 2016)
  • 1943 - Little Johnny Taylor (born Johnny Merrett) (d. 2002)
  • 1943 - Alan Rubin (Blues Brothers) (d. 2011)
  • 1946 - Ray Lake (The Real Thing) (70)
  • 1947 - Derek Shulman (Gentle Giant) (69)
  • 1949 - Charlie Hargrett (Blackfoot) (67)
  • 1950 - Rochelle Fleming (First Choice) (66)
  • 1953 - Neil Henderson (Middle of the Road) (63)
  • 1956 - H.R. (born Paul Hudson) (Bad Brains) (60)
  • 1962 - Sheryl Crow (54)
  • 1969 - Shovel (born Andrew Lovell) (M People) (47)
  • 1974 - D'Angelo (born Michael Archer) (42)
  • 1977 - Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) (39)
  • 1979 - Brandy (born Brandy Norwood) (37)
  • 1981 - Kelly Rowland (Destiny's Child) (35)
  • 1984 - Aubrey O'Day (Dainty Kane) (32)
  • 1985 - William Beckett (The Academy is...) (31)

Deaths
  • 2009 - Estelle Bennett (Ronettes) - Colon cancer (67)
  • 2012 - Whitney Houston - Accidental drowning (48)
  • 2013 - Rick Huxley (Dave Clark Five) - Emphysema (72)

On This Day
  • 1956 - The first rock show was held in the Bronx with the Cadillacs, the Heartbeats, the Valentines and the Bonnie Sisters. 
  • 1964 - The Beatles played their first show in the U.S. at the Washington Coliseum. 
  • 1967 - The Monkees announced they would be playing their own instruments in the future. 
  • 1970 - The film The Magic Christian with Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premiers in New York. 
  • 1983 - Let's Spend the Night Together, a documentary on the Rolling Stones, debuted in New York. 
  • 1992 - Vince Neil was fired from Motley Crue after he revealed he was more interested in racing cars than music.
  • 2000 - An Isley Brothers concert in Los Angeles is interrupted by a gunman firing into the crowd. 
  • 2001 - A court ruled that Napster must stop its users from sharing copyrighted files. 
  • 2004 - Founding Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Olivieri left the band. 
  • 2004 - A warrant was released for Courtney Love after she failed to show up in court. 
  • 2005 - Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman were engaged. 
  • 2006 - Sugarland does its first performance in San Antonio, TX.
  • 2008 - Paul McCartney and Heather Mills went to court over a financial settlement for their divorce.
  • 2014 - Queen's Greatest Hits passed the six million mark in sales in the U.K., the first album to reach that number. 

Marriages
  • 1965 - Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox

Recorded
  • 1963 - All tracks for their first album - Beatles
  • 1966 - Bang Bang - Cher
  • 1975 - Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson

Released
  • 1982 - Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson
  • 2014 - The Outsiders - Eric Church

Awards
  • 2007 - Grammy Awards
    • Record - Not Ready to Make Nice - Dixie Chicks
    • Album - Taking the Long Way Home - Dixie Chicks
    • Song - Not Ready to Make Nice - Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison & Dan Wilson
    • New Artist - Carrie Underwood
    • Female Pop - Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
    • Male Pop - Waiting on the World to Change - John Mayer
    • Pop Duo/Group - My Humps - Black Eyed Peas
    • Pop Collaboration - For Once in My Life - Tony Bennett & Stevie Wonder
    • Pop Vocal Album - Continuum - John Mayer
    • Dance Recording - Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
    • Electronic/Dance Album - Confessions on a Dance Floor - Madonna
    • Traditional Pop Album - Duets: An American Classic - Tony Bennett
    • Solo Rock - Someday Baby - Bob Dylan
    • Rock Duo/Group - Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • Hard Rock - Woman - Wolfmother
    • Metal - Eyes of the Insane - Slayer
    • Rock Song - Dani California - Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis & Chad Smith
    • Rock Album - Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • Alternative Album - St. Elsewhere - Gnarls Barkley
    • Female R&B - Be Without You - Mary J. Blige
    • Male R&B - Heaven - John Legend
    • R&B Duo/Group - Family Affair - Sly & the Family Stone, John Legend, Joss Stone & Van Hunt
    • Traditional R&B - God Bless the Child - George Benson, Al Jarreau, Jill Scott
    • Urban/Alternative - Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
    • R&B Song - Be Without You - Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige, Bryan-Michael Cox & Jason Perry
    • R&B Album - The Breakthrough - Mary J. Blige
    • Contemporary R&B Album - B'Day - Beyonce Knowles
    • Rap Solo - What You Know - T.I.
    • Rap Duo/Group - Ridin' - Chamillionaire & Krayzie Bone
    • Rap/Sung Collaboration - My Live - Justin Timberlake & T.I.
    • Rap Song - Money Maker - Christopher Bridges & Pharrell
    • Rap Album - Release Therapy - Ludacris
    • Country Female - Jesus Take the Wheel - Carrie Underwood
    • Country Male - The Reason Why - Vince Gill
    • Country Duo/Group - Not Ready to Make Nice - Dixie Chicks
    • Country Collaboration - Who Say's You Can't Go Home - Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles
    • Country Song - Jesus Take the Wheel - Hillary Linsey, Breet James & Gordie Sampson
    • Country Album - Taking the Long Way - Dixie Chicks
    • Bluegrass Album - Instrumentals- Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
    • Traditional Blues Album - Risin' With the Blues - Ike Turner
    • Contemporary Blue Album - After the Rain - Irma Thomas
    • Traditional Folk Album - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions - Bruce Springsteen
    • Contemporary Folk Album - Modern Times - Bob Dylan
    • Reggae Album - Love is My Religion - Ziggy Marley
    • Short Form Music Video - Here It Goes Again - OK Go
    • Long Form Music Video - Wings For Wheels: The Making of Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

Broadcasts
  • 1956 - Stage Show - Elvis Presley
  • 1970 - Johnny Cash Show (ABC) - Ray Charles, Neil Diamond, Tammy Wynette
  • 1970 - Top of the Pops (BBC) - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  • 1979 - Elvis (ABC) - Biopic with Kurt Russell in the lead
  • 1986 - The A-Team - Boy George
  • 1994 - Miss USA Pageant - Prince (premier of The Most Beautiful Girl in the World)
  • 2006 - CMT Crossroads (CMT) - Lyle Lovett & Bonnie Raitt
  • 2008 - CMT Crossroads (CMT) - Alison Krauss & Robert Plant

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