Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Almanac: March 15, 2016

Birthdays

  • 1905 - Bertha "Chippie" Hill (d. 1950)
  • 1912 - Lightnin' Hopkins (born Sam Hopkins) (d. 1982)
  • 1916 - Harry James (d. 1983)
  • 1919 - George Avakian (producer) (97)
  • 1921 - Les Cooper (d. 2013)
  • 1922 - Eddie Calvert (d. 1978)
  • 1927 - Carl Smith (d. 2010)
  • 1932 - Arif Mardin (d. 2006)
  • 1940 - Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead) (76)
  • 1940 - Tommy McLain (76) 
  • 1941 - Mike Love (Beach Boys) (75)
  • 1941 - Hughie Flint (John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, McGuinness Flint) (75)
  • 1943 - Sly Stone (born Sylvester Stewart) (73)
  • 1944 - Ralph MacDonald (d. 2011)
  • 1945 - David Costell (Gary Lewis & the Playboys) (71)
  • 1946 - Howard Scott (War) (70)
  • 1947 - Ry Cooder (69)
  • 1947 - Hernandez Lugo (? and the Mysterians) (69)
  • 1955 - Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) (61)
  • 1962 - Terrence Trent D'Arby (54)
  • 1962 - Steve Coy (Dead or Alive) (54)
  • 1963 - Bret Michaels (Poison) (53)
  • 1964 - Rockwell (born Kennedy Gordy) (52)
  • 1968 - Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) (48)
  • 1968 - Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) (48)
  • 1972 - Mark Hoppus (Blink-182) (44)
  • 1975 - will.i.am (born William Adams) (41)
  • 1977 - Joe Hahn (Linkin Park) (39)
  • 1977 - Sid Wilson (Slipknot) (39)
  • 1981 - Young Buck (born David Brown) (35)
  • 1982 - Jordan Hastings (Alexisonfire) (34)

Deaths
  • 2002 - Marshall Leib (Teddy Bears) - Heart attack (63)
  • 2008 - Mikey Dread (born Michael Campbell) - Brain tumor (53)
  • 2011 - Nate Dogg (born Nathaniel Hale) - Stroke (41)
  • 2011 - Smiley Culture (born David Emmanuel) - Suicide (48)
  • 2015 - Mike Porcaro (Toto) - ALS (59)

On This Day

  • 1945 - Billboard Magazine printed their first Albums chart. The Nat King Cole Trio was at number 1. 
  • 1955 - Elvis Presley signed with Colonel Tom Parker.
  • 1964 - The Rollings Stones started a major U.K. tour in Chatham, Kent. 
  • 1968 - The Byrds appeared at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for the Grand Ole Opry where the crowd took a disliking to the group, harassing them. 
  • 1968 - A new edition of Life Magazine claimed that Jimi Hendrix was "the most spectacular guitarist in the world". 
  • 1968 - The Del-Satins and the Rhythm Method come together to form the Brooklyn Bridge. 
  • 1969 - Marc Bolan's poetry book, The Warlock of Love, was published. 
  • 1972 - Radio station KHJ and DJ Robert W. Morgan played Donny Osmond's Puppy Love for ninty minutes. The LAPD raided the studio after receiving calls that the station had been taken over. 
  • 1974 - The film Pictures at an Exhibition, chronicling Emerson, Lake and Palmer, opened in Los Angeles.
  • 1979 - Bonnie Bramlett punched Elvis Costello after he runs down Ray Charles. 
  • 1982 - Bob Dylan was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
  • 1988 - Mick Jagger started his first solo tour in Osaka, Japan. 
  • 1989 - The Rolling Stones agreed to play 50 dates across North America for $70 million.
  • 1996 - Bill Monroe made his last appearance at the Grand Ole Opry. 
  • 1999 - Billy Joel, Curtis Mayfield, Paul McCartney, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Bruce Springsteen and the Staple Singers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 
  • 1999 - The estate of Buddy Holly sued MCA Records for back royalties. 
  • 2000 - Paul McCartney publicly stated for the first time that he and Heather Mills were "an item". 
  • 2002 - A statue of John Lennon was unveiled by Yoko Ono at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. 
  • 2004 - Jackson Browne, the Dells, George Harrison, Prince, Bob Seger, Traffic and ZZ Top were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 
  • 2004 - A federal judge said Axl Rose could not block the release of Guns N' Roses Greatest Hits
  • 2005 - Ian Brown of the Stone Roses was arrested after a fight during a San Francisco show. 
  • 2008 - Carrie Underwood was asked to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry on stage by Randy Travis. 
  • 2010 - Sony Music and the estate of Michael Jackson agreed to a $200 million deal, the largest in music history. 
  • 2011 - A planned remake of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was cancelled by Disney. 

Marriages
  • 2003 - Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams

Recorded
  • 1954 - Sh-Boom - Chords
  • 1955 - Ain't That a Shame - Fats Domino
  • 1966 - Born to Be a Woman - Sandy Posey
  • 1967 - Within You Without You - Beatles
  • 1968 - Beggar's Banquet - Rolling Stones (first day of recording)

Released
  • 1962 - Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles - Bobby Darin
  • 1964 - I'm Telling You Now - Freddie & the Dreamers (single)
  • 1976 - Destroyer - KISS

Awards
  • 1966 - Grammy Awards
    • Record - A Taste of Honey - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
    • Album - September of My Years - Frank Sinatra
    • Song - The Shadow Of Your Smile - Johnny Mandel & Paul Francis Webster
    • New Artist - Tom Jones
    • Pop Female - My Name is Barbra - Barbra Streisand
    • Pop Male - It Was a Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra
    • Pop Vocal Group - We Dig Mancini - Anita Kerr Singers
    • Rock Female - I Know a Place - Petula Clark
    • Rock Male - King of the Road - Roger Miller
    • Rock Group - Flowers on the Wall - Statler Brothers
    • Rock Single - King of the Road - Roger Miller
    • R&B Recording - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown
    • Country Female - Queen of the House - Jody Miller
    • Country Male - King of the Road - Roger Miller
    • Country Single - King of the Road - Roger Miller
    • Country Album - The Return of Roger Miller - Roger Miller
    • New Country Artist - The Statler Brothers
    • Folk Recording - An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba - Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba
  • 1972 - Grammy Awards
    • Record - It's Too Late - Carole King
    • Album - Tapestry - Carole King
    • Song - You've Got a Friend - Carole King
    • New Artist - Carly Simon
    • Pop Female - Tapestry - Carole King
    • Pop Male - You've Got a Friend - James Taylor
    • Pop Duo or Group - Carpenters - Carpenters
    • R&B Female - Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Aretha Franklin
    • R&B Male - A Natural Man - Lou Rawls
    • R&B Duo or Group - Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
    • R&B Song - Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
    • Country Female - Help Me Make It Through the Night - Sammi Smith
    • Country Male - When You're Hot, You're Hot - Jerry Reed
    • Country Duo or Group - After the Fire is Gone - Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty
    • Country Song - Help Me Make It Through the Night - Kris Kristofferson
    • Folk Recording - They Call Me Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters
Broadcasts
  • 1965 - No Time For Sargents (ABC) - Freddy Cannon
  • 1969 - The Dating Game (ABC) - Bob Cowsill (Cowsills)

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