Almanac: February 18, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1914 - Pee Wee King (born Julius Kuczynski) (d. 2000)
  • 1933 - Yoko Ono (83)
  • 1934 - Skip Batten (Byrds, New Riders of the Purple Sage) (d. 2003)
  • 1939 - Bobby Hart (77)
  • 1941 - Irma Thomas (75)
  • 1941 - Herman Santiago (Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers) (75)
  • 1941 - David Blue (d. 1982)
  • 1944 - Denny Zager (Zager & Evans) (72)
  • 1945 - Jimmy Jewell (Gallagher & Lyle) (71)
  • 1947 - Dennis DeYoung (Styx) (69)
  • 1948 - Keith Knudson (Doobie Brothers) (68)
  • 1950 - Brian James (The Damned) (66)
  • 1952 - Juice Newton (64)
  • 1952 - Randy Crawford (Crusaders) (64)
  • 1953 - Robbie Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) (63)
  • 1953 - Derek Pellicci (Little River Band) (63)
  • 1954 - John Travolta (62)
  • 1958 - Gar Samuelson (Megadeth) (d. 1999)
  • 1964 - Paul Hanley (The Fall) (52)
  • 1965 - Dr. Dre (51)
  • 1970 - Jez Williams (Doves) (51)
  • 1970 - Andy Williams (Doves) (51)
  • 1970 - Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace) (51)
  • 1977 - Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) (39)
  • 1980 - Regina Spektor (36)
  • 1982 - Juelz Santana (born LaRon James) (The Diplomats) (34)
  • 1984 - Buddy Nielsen (Senses Fall) (32)
Deaths
  • 1995 - Denny Cordel (producer) - Lymphoma (51)
  • 1995 - Bob Stinson (Replacements) - Long-term drug use (35)
  • 2013 - Kevin Ayers (Soft Machine) (68)
  • 2013 - Damon Harris (Temptations) - Prostate cancer (62)
On This Day
  • 1968 - David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd
  • 1980 - Bill Wyman said he would quit the Rolling Stones on their 20th anniversary in 1982. He didn't.
  • 1988 - Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner performed together for the first time since their breakup in 1974.
  • 1990 - Freddie Mercury made his last public appearance at the Brit Awards. 
  • 1992 - Vince Neil quit Motley Crue. 
  • 2000 - The FBI files on John Lennon were ordered released.
  • 2004 - Marilyn Manson avoided a trial on sexual assault charges for grinding against a guard at a Detroit concert when the two parties settled. 
  • 2006 - The Rolling Stones played to a crowd of over one million on a Rio De Janeiro beach at a free concert. 
  • 2008 - Carrie Underwood opened her first headlining tour in Wilkes Barre, PA.
  • 2008 - Carpenters fans objected to the tearing down of the family's house in Downey, CA
  • 2009 - The New Jersey legislature passed a resolution honoring Denise LaSalle. 
  • 2009 - Sam Moore sued the makers of the movie Soul Man over their use of the Sam & Dave story. 
  • 2012 - An invitation only memorial was held for Whitney Houston in Newark, NJ. 
Marriages
  • 1969 - Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees) and Lulu
  • 2001 - James Taylor and Caroline Smedvig
Recorded
  • 1942 - Paper Doll - Mills Brothers
  • 1959 - What'd I Say - Ray Charles
  • 1959 - Let It Be Me, When Will I Be Loved - Everly Brothers
  • 1965 - You've Got to Hide Your Love AwayTell Me What You See - Beatles
  • 1966 - Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
Released
  • 1974 - Kiss - KISS (debut album)
  • 1987 - Sign O' The Times - Prince (single)
  • 2011 - The King of Limbs - Radiohead (download only)
Awards
  • 2009 - Brit Awards
    • Album - Rockferry - Duffy
    • Single - The Promise - Girls Aloud
    • Male - Paul Weller
    • Female - Duffy
    • Group - Elbow
    • Breakthrough Act - Duffy
    • Live Act - Iron Maiden
    • Critic's Choice - Florence + the Machine
    • International Male - Kanye West
    • International Female - Katy Perry
    • International Group - Kings of Leon
    • International Album - Only By the Night - Kings of Leon
    • Outstanding Contribution to Music - Pet Shop Boys
    • Producer's Award - Bernard Butler
Broadcasts
  • 1962 - Ed Sullivan Show (CBS) - Everly Brothers
  • 1971 - This is Your Life (Syn) - Carpenters
  • 2007 - Reba (CW) - Reba McEntire (final airing of six year run)


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