Monday, March 28, 2016

Almanac: March 29, 2016

Birthdays:

  • 1909 - Moon Mullican (d. 1967)
  • 1918 - Pearl Bailey (d. 1990)
  • 1930 - Donny Conn (born Donny Claps) (Playmates) (86)
  • 1940 - Astrud Gilberto (76)
  • 1940 - Ray Davis (Parliament-Funkadelic) (d. 2005)
  • 1941 - Eden Kane (born Richard Sarstead) (75)
  • 1943 - Chad Allan (born Allan Kowbel) (Guess Who) (73)
  • 1943 - Vangelis (born Evangelos Papathanassiou) (73)
  • 1943 - Randy Barlow (73)
  • 1944 - Terry Jacks (72)
  • 1945 - Speedy Keen (born John Keen) (Thunderclap Newman) (d. 2002)
  • 1946 - Billy Thorpe (d. 2007)
  • 1947 - Bobby Kimball (Toto) (69)
  • 1947 - Robert Gordon (69)
  • 1949 - Dave Greenfield (Stranglers) (67)
  • 1949 - Michael Brecker (d. 2007)
  • 1951 - Barry Goudreau (Boston) (65)
  • 1956 - Patty Donahue (Waitresses) (d. 1996)
  • 1959 - Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros) (57)
  • 1967 - John Popper (Blues Traveler) (49)
  • 1968 - Sue Foley (48)
  • 1969 - Brady Seals (Little Texas) (47)
  • 1981 - P.J. Morton (Maroon 5) (35)
Deaths:
  • 1963 - Texas Ruby (born Ruby Owens) (Curly Fox & Texas Ruby) - Fire (54)
  • 1980 - Mantovani (74)
  • 1985 - Jeanine Deckers (aka The Singing Nun) - Suicide (51)
  • 1999 - Joe Williams - Respiratory ailment (80)
  • 2001 - John Lewis (Modern Jazz Quartet) (80)
On This Day:
  • 1960 - Tootsie's Orchid Lounge opened in Nashville. 
  • 1961 - It was Brenda Lee day in Georgia. 
  • 1966 - Mick Jagger was injured when a fan threw a chair on the stage during a show in Marseilles.
  • 1966 - Two members of the Walker Brothers were given concussions when fans mobbed them in Cheshire, U.K.
  • 1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that Yoko is pregnant.
  • 1973 - Dr. Hook got its wish and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.
  • 1975 - Led Zeppelin had all six of their albums in the U.S. Top 100.
  • 1978 - David Bowie started his Low/Heroes World Tour in San Diego.
  • 1980 - Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon had its 303rd week on the Billboard Albums, pushing it past Carole King's Tapestry for the longest run on the chart.
  • 1980 - The Bee Gees were sued for allegedly plagiarizing the song How Deep is Your Love. They eventually win the case.
  • 1986 - The Beatles albums become officially available for the first time in Russia.
  • 1988 - Madonna opened on Broadway in Speed the Plow.
  • 1996 - Carol Connors and Marshall Lieb, former members of the Teddy Bears, sued third member Phil Spector and a number of labels saying they had not received royalties for the record To Know Him Is to Love Him.
  • 1998 - Shania Twain opened her first headlining tour in Sudbury, Ontario.
  • 2000 - Phil Collins sued two members of Earth, Wind & Fire saying that they were overpaid $85,000 in royalties on the tracks Sussudio and Easy Lover.
  • 2001 - Brian Wilson was honored at New York's Radio City Music Hall by Billy Joe, Paul Simon, The Go-Gos, Carly Simon, David Crosby, Jimmy Webb, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Elton John and Aimee Mann.
  • 2004 - Prince opened his Musicology tour in Los Angeles. 
  • 2005 - Neil Young entered a New York hospital when his eyesight became blurry following the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction. It was discovered he had a brain aneurysm.
  • 2007 - Bono received an honorary knighthood. He was not eligible to receive the full honor as he was not a British citizen.
  • 2010 - Rush were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. 
Recorded:
  • 1951 - You Foolish Thing - Ravens
  • 1967 - With a Little Help From My Friends - Beatles (started)
Released:
  • 1968 - Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac (U.K. single release)
  • 1975 - Blow by Blow - Jeff Beck
Awards
  • 1989 - Academy Awards
    • Best Original Song - Let the River Run - Carly Simon
  • 1993 - Academy Awards
    • Best Song - A Whole New World - Aladdin
Broadcasting:
  • 1991 - Full House (ABC) - Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello
Number One - U.S. Singles:
  • 1941 - Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy) - Jimmy Dorsey (10 weeks)
  • 1975 - Lady Marmalade - Labelle (1 weeks)
  • 1986 - Rock Me Amadeus - Falco (3 weeks)
Number One - U.K. Singles:
  • 1969 - I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (3 weeks)
  • 1986 - Living Doll - Cliff Richard & the Young Ones (3 weeks)




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