Almanac: March 14, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1914 - Lee Hays (Weavers) (d. 1981)
  • 1922 - Les Baxter (d. 1996)
  • 1926 - Phil Phillips (born Philip Baptiste) (90)
  • 1933 - Quincy Jones (83)
  • 1942 - Jerry Jeff Walker (74)
  • 1943 - Jim Pons (Turtles, Mothers of Invention) (73)
  • 1945 - Michael Martin Murphey (71)
  • 1945 - Walt Parazaider (Chicago) (71)
  • 1947 - Jona Lewie (69)
  • 1947 - Peter Skellern (69)
  • 1951 - Zella Lehr (65)
  • 1954 - Jann Browne (62)
  • 1956 - Chris Redburn (Kenny) (60)
  • 1961 - Joe Ascione (session drummer) (55)
  • 1969 - Jim O'Rourke (producer) (47)
  • 1970 - Kristian Bush (Sugarland) (46)
  • 1983 - Taylor Hanson (Hanson) (33)
  • 1989 - Colby O'Donis (27)

Deaths
  • 1972 - Linda Jones - Diabetes (27)
  • 1991 - Doc Pomus (born Jerome Felder) - Lung cancer (65)
  • 2013 - Jack Greene - Complications of alzheimer's disease (83)

On This Day
  • 1943 - Ernest Tubb debuted at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1955 - Arthur Godfrey turned Elvis Presley away while accepting Pat Boone for his show.
  • 1956 - The film Rock Around the Clock premiered. 
  • 1958 - Fabian was voted America's most promising new singer. 
  • 1958 - Catch a Falling Star by Perry Como became the first gold single in the U.S.
  • 1963 - Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers was fined for trying to not pay duty on a guitar.
  • 1964 - Beatles records account for 60% of all music sales in the U.S. according to Billboard magazine. 
  • 1971 - The Rolling Stones played a farewell concert in London before moving to France to avoid taxes. 
  • 1972 - Merle Haggard was granted a full pardon by Ronald Reagan. 
  • 1980 - Quincy Jones received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1981 - Eric Clapton cancelled a U.S. tour after he was hospitalized with an ulcer.
  • 1982 - Metallica made their live debut in Anaheim, CA.
  • 1983 - Bon Jovi was formed by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Alec John Such.
  • 1984 - Rainbow played their final show (Japan). 
  • 1985 - Dead or Alive were removed from a British TV show when they admitted they couldn't play live. 
  • 1990 - Red Hot Chili Pepper members Chad Smith and Flea were arrested for sexual harassment in Daytona Beach, FL.
  • 1992 - Farm Aid V was held in Irving, TX with Arlo Guthrie, Kentucky Headhunters, Texas Tornadoes, Bandaloo Doctors, Bonnie Raitt, Little Village, Tracy Chapman, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Petra, Paul Simon, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Highwaymen, Lorrie Morgan, Ricky Van Shelton, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp.
  • 1998 - Jo Dee Messina performed for the first time at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1999 - Marilyn Manson injured his ankle during a show in Inglewood, CA. 
  • 2001 - Peter Black, designer of the cover for the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band sued EMI for more money after having only been paid $340 in 1967.
  • 2003 - Robert Trujillo left Ozzy Osbourne's band to join Metallica.
  • 2005 - U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, the O'Jays and Percy Sledge were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 
  • 2005 - Michael Jackson was criticized by the British Army for wearing military medals during his child abuse trial.
  • 2006 - The Cars announced they were reforming. 
  • 2008 - Peter MacBeth of the Foundations was imprisoned on child sex charges.

Marriages
  • 1984 - Annie Lennox and Radha Raman
  • 2006 - Jack Black (Tenacious-D) and Tanya Haden
  • 2009 - Mike Dirnt (Green Day) and Brittney Cade

Released
  • 1956 - Church Bells May Ring - Diamonds (single)
  • 1994 - Longing in Their Hearts - Bonnie Raitt
  • 1995 - Feels Like Home - Linda Ronstadt

Broadcasts
  • 1955 - Jimmy Dean Show - Elvis Presley
  • 1965 - Ed Sullivan (CBS) - Petula Clark (U.S. television debut)
  • 1968 - Top of the Pops (BBC) - Beatles premiered film of Lady Madonna
  • 1998 - QVC - Ray Charles (his first solo appearance in 53 years)

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