Almanac: March 2, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1938 - Lawrence Payton (Four Tops) (d. 1997)
  • 1942 - Lou Reed (d. 2013)
  • 1943 - Tony Meehan (Shadows, Vipers) (73)
  • 1947 - Josef Chirowski (Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel) (69)
  • 1948 - Rory Gallagher (d. 1995)
  • 1948 - Larry Carlton (Crusaders) (68)
  • 1950 - Karen Carpenter (d. 1983)
  • 1955 - Dale Bozzio (Missing Persons) (61)
  • 1955 - Jay Osmond (Osmonds) (61)
  • 1956 - Mark Evans (AC/DC) (60)
  • 1956 - John Cowsill (Cowsills) (60)
  • 1959 - Larry Stewart (Restless Heart) (57)
  • 1962 - Jon Bon Jovi (54)
  • 1966 - Martin Sexton (50)
  • 1966 - Stevie Rachelle (Tuff) (50)
  • 1977 - Chris Martin (Coldplay) (39)
  • 1985 - Luke Pritchard (Kooks) (31)
Deaths
  • 1991 - Serge Gainsbourg - Heart attack (62)
  • 1999 - Dusty Springfield - Breast cancer (59)
  • 1999 - David Ackles - Lung cancer (62)
  • 2003 - Hank Ballard (Midnighters) - Throat cancer (75)
  • 2005 - Martin Denny (93)
  • 2008 - Jeff Healey - Cancer (41)
On This Day
  • 1958 - Buddy Holly & the Crickets started their only tour of Britain.
  • 1960 - While traveling back from his Army assignment, Elvis Presley's plane stops in England for refueling. It was the only time in his life that Presley was in Britain.
  • 1963 - The Four Seasons were the first group to have three consecutive number 1's in the U.S. with Walk Like a Man.
  • 1964 - The Beatles started filming A Hard Day's Night.
  • 1964 - George Harrison met his future wife Patty Boyd.
  • 1964 - Jim & Jesse McReynolds joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1974 - Terry Jacks was at number 1 in the U.S. with Seasons in the Sun.
  • 1975 - Paul and Linda McCartney were stopped by Los Angeles officer for running a red light. The officer found marijuana in the car and Linda was charged.
  • 1983 - The Compact Disc was launched by Sony, Phillips and Polygram.
  • 1984 - Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles shut down. It was the home of Phil Spector when he recorded most of his classic hits.
  • 1984 - The Whites joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1991 - A Wrigley's gum commercial sent Free's All Right Now to the number 2 spot on the U.K. charts.
  • 1999 - Neil Young started his first solo tour in over 25 years.
  • 1999 - The House of Blues opened in Las Vegas with Bob Dylan and a guest appearance by Bono.
  • 2002 - Jerry Lee Lewis was a no show at his induction into the Delta Music Hall of Fame when he didn't like the plane sent to pick him up.
  • 2004 - Metallica opened the North American leg of their Madly in Anger tour in Phoenix, AZ.
  • 2006 - Gary Glitter went on trial in Viet Nam on charges he molested two girls aged 11 and 12.
  • 2007 - Kelis was arrested in Miami Beach after yelling racial comments at two undercover police women.
  • 2009 - Liverpool University introduced their masters degree in The Beatles.
  • 2009 - Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) checked into rehab for alcohol.
Recorded
  • 1955 - Bo Diddley had his first recording session at Universal Recording Studio in Chicago.
  • 1967 - Reflections - Supremes
Released
  • 1964 - Twist & Shout - Beatles
  • 1968 - Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer
  • 1987 - Trio - Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton & Emmylou Harris
Awards
  • 1967 - Grammy Awards
    • Record of the Year, Male Pop Vocal - Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra
    • Album of the Year - A Man & His Music - Frank Sinatra
    • Song of the Year - Michelle - John Lennon & Paul McCartney
    • New Artist - No award given
    • Female Pop Vocal - If He Walked Into My Life - Eydie Gorme
    • Pop Performance Duo or Group - A Man & a Woman - Anita Kerr Singers
    • Contemporary (R&R) Performance - Male or Female - Eleanor Rigby - Paul McCartney
    • Contemporary (R&R) Performance - Group - Monday Monday - Mamas & the Papas
    • Contemporary (R&R) Recording - Winchester Cathedral - New Vaudville Band
    • Male or Female R&B Vocal, R&B Recording - Crying Time - Ray Charles
    • R&B Performance Duo or Group - Hold It Right There - Ramsey Lewis
    • Female Country & Western Vocal - Don't Touch Me - Jeannie Seely
    • Male Country & Western Vocal, Country & Western Recording - Almost Persuaded - David Houston
  • 1974 - Grammy Awards
    • Record of the Year, Female Pop Vocal - Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
    • Album of the Year - Innervisions - Stevie Wonder
    • Song of the Year - Killing Me Softly With His Song - Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
    • New Artist - Bette Midler
    • Male Pop Vocal - You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
    • Pop Performance Duo or Group - Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye) - Gladys Knight & the Pips
    • Female R&B Vocal - Master of Eyes - Aretha Franklin
    • Male R&B Vocal - Superstition - Stevie Wonder
    • R&B Performance Duo or Group - Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & the Pips
    • Female Country Vocal - Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John
    • Male Country Vocal - Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich
    • Duo or Group Country Performance - From the Bottle to the Bottom - Rita Coolidge & Kris Kristofferson
Broadcasts
  • 1977 - The Barry Manilow Special (ABC)
  • 1981 - Diana Ross' third special (CBS) - Michael Jackson

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