Almanac: March 24, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1922 - Dave Appell (Applejacks, producer) (d. 2014)
  • 1936 - Don Covay (born Donald Randolph) (d. 2015)
  • 1937 - Billy Stewart (d. 1970)
  • 1938 - Holger Czukay (Can) (78)
  • 1946 - Klaus Dinger (Neu!, Kraftwerk) (d. 2008)
  • 1947 - Mike Kellie (Spooky Tooth) (69)
  • 1947 - Peggy Sue (69)
  • 1948 - Lee Oskar (War) (68)
  • 1949 - Nick Lowe (67)
  • 1949 - Steve Lang (April Wine) (67)
  • 1951 - Dougie Thomson (Supertramp) (65)
  • 1960 - Nena (born Gabriele Kerner) (56)
  • 1970 - Vincent Mason (De La Soul) (46)
  • 1970 - Sharon Corr (Corrs) (46)
  • 1974 - Chad Butler (Switchfoot) (42)
  • 1982 - Nivea (born Nivea Nash) (34)
Deaths
  • 1997 - Harold Melvin (Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes) (57)
  • 1997 - Kenny Moore (pianist for Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner) (45)
  • 2007 - Henson Cargill (66)
  • 2008 - Neil Aspinall (head of Apple Records) - Lung cancer (66)
  • 2009 - Uriel Jones (Funk Brothers) - Heart attack (74)
  • 2010 - Johnny Maestro (Crests, Brooklyn Bridge) - Cancer (70)
  • 2012 - Nick Noble (85)
On This Day
  • 1945 - Billboard published their first Album chart, headed by Nat King Cole's A Collection of Favorites
  • 1958 - Elvis Presley reported for military duty.
  • 1958 - Perry Como was on the cover of Newsweek magazine. 
  • 1962 - Mick Jagger & Keith Richards performed together for the first time as Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys.
  • 1965 - Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones was knocked out by an electrical shock from a microphone stand. 
  • 1973 - Lou Reed was attacked by a fan at a show in Buffalo, NY. 
  • 1991 - The Black Crowes were dropped from ZZ Tops' tour after criticizing Miller Beer, the sponsor of the tour.
  • 1992 - Anybody who bought Milli Vanilli's albums was awarded $3 as the verdict in the class action suit against the group over their not performing on their recordings. 
  • 1998 - British singer Mark Morrison was sentenced to one year in prison after sending an imposter to do his court mandated community service.
  • 2001 - A portion of Highway 91 in Macon, GA was named Duane Allman Boulevard.
  • 2001 - Toby Keith's father, Hubert Covel, Jr., is killed when his car collides with a tour bus. 
  • 2004 - Warner Records sued Madonna's Maverick label for the $66 million they say the imprint has lost. 
  • 2005 - Anthrax announced they were reforming.
Marriages
  • 1984 - Toby Keith and Tricia Lucus
Recorded
  • 1960 - So Sad (to Watch Good Love Go Bad) - Everly Brothers
Released
  • 1959 - There Goes My Baby - Drifters (first single with Ben E. King on lead)
  • 1986 - 5150 - Van Halen
Broadcasts
  • 2002 - Academy Awards - Faith Hill
  • 2007 - Saturday Night Live (NBC) - Carrie Underwood

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