Almanac: April 10, 2016

Birthdays:
  • 1911 - Martin Denny (d. 2005)
  • 1921 - Sheb Wooley (d. 2003)
  • 1926 - Junior Samples (d. 1983)
  • 1932 - Nathaniel Nelson (Flamingos) (d. 1984)
  • 1936 - Bobbie Smith (Spinners) (d. 2013)
  • 1939 - Ricky Valance (76)
  • 1944 - Danny Woods (Chairman of the Board) (72)
  • 1947 - Bunny Wailer (69)
  • 1947 - Karl Russel (Hues Corporation) (69)
  • 1947 - Burke Shelley (Budgie) (69)
  • 1948 - Fred Smith (Television) (68)
  • 1950 - Eddie Hazel (Parliament-Funkadelic) (d. 1992)
  • 1953 - Terre Roche (The Roches) (63)
  • 1957 - Steven Gustafson (10,000 Maniacs) (59)
  • 1957 - Afrika Bambaataa (59)
  • 1958 - Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (58)
  • 1959 - Brian Setzer (Stray Cats) (57)
  • 1960 - Katrina Leskanich (Katrina & the Waves) (56)
  • 1963 - Warren DeMartini (Ratt, Dokken) (53)
  • 1963 - Mark Oliver Everett (Eels) (53)
  • 1964 - Alan Wren (Stone Roses) (52)
  • 1965 - Tim Alexander (Primus) (51)
  • 1968 - Kenediid Osman (Sleeper) (48)
  • 1970 - Kenny Lattimore (46)
  • 1970 - Mike Mushok (Staind) (46)
  • 1970 - Q-Tip (born Kamaal Fareed) (A Tribe Called Quest) (46)
  • 1975 - Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional) (41)
  • 1979 - Sophie Ellis-Bextor (37)
  • 1979 - Shemekia Copeland (37)
  • 1980 - Bryce Soderberg (Lifehouse) (36)
  • 1981 - Liz McClarnon (Atomic Kitten) (35)
  • 1981 - Laura Bell Bundy (35)
  • 1983 - Andrew Dost (fun.) (33)
  • 1984 - Mandy Moore (32)
  • 1991 - A.J. Michalka (Aly & A.J.) (25)
Deaths:
  • 1958 - Chuck Willis - Car Accident (30)
  • 1962 - Stuart Stucliff (Beatles) - Brain hemorrhage (22)
  • 1984 - Nate Nelson (Flamingos) - Heart disease (52)
  • 1986 - Linda Creed (songwriter (You Are Everything, Greatest Love of All)) - Breast cancer (36)
  • 2003 - Little Eva - Cervical cancer (59)
  • 2003 - Noel Fox (Oak Ridge Boys) - Stroke (63)
  • 2013 - Jimmy Dawkins (76)
On This Day:
  • 1953 - Eddie Fisher was discharged from the army.
  • 1956 - Brenda Lee debuted on the Ozark Jamboree.
  • 1956 - Nat King Cole was attacked during a concert by five white supremacists in Birmingham, AL. 
  • 1968 - Mickey Hart joined the Grateful Dead.
  • 1970 - Jim Morrison was dragged off stage by Ray Manzarek during a Boston Doors concert after he asked the crowd "Would you like to see my genitals?"
  • 1970 - Emerson, Lake and Palmer were formed. 
  • 1978 - Cher and her boyfriend Gene Simmons appeared on the cover of People magazine.
  • 1990 - Tom Waits sued Doritos for using a sound-alike on radio ads. A jury eventually awarded him $2.475 million.
  • 1991 - Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block agreed to do public service announcements in exchange for reduced charges in an arson arrest in Louisville, KY.
  • 1992 - Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses exited Chicago before he could be arrested for a riot during a St. Louis show.
  • 1994 - Courtney Love read Kurt Cobain's suicide note to a crowd of 10,000 in Seattle who were holding a vigil. 
  • 1999 - A charity concert was held for the late Linda McCartney with Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Chrissie Hynde and George Michael.
  • 2000 - Sony announced it would make its first digital downloads available.
  • 2001 - Bruce Springsteen won $3.25 million from Ronald Winter of Masquerade Music for copyright infringement over the album Before the Fame.
  • 2001 - Eminem was fined and give two years probation for carrying a concealed weapon.
  • 2002 - The Statler Brothers announced the dates for their final tour.
  • 2002 - James Brown was officially designated the "Godfather of Soul" by the governor of the state of South Carolina. 
  • 2003 - The Rolling Stones have to cancel a show in Bangkok after their plane develops problems and leaves them stranded in Bombay.
  • 2005 - The final episode of The Osbournes aired in the U.K.
  • 2007 - The former home of Johnny Cash and June Carter, now owned by Barry Gibb, burns down during restoration work. 
  • 2009 - Mylie Cyrus' film Hannah Montana: The Movie debuted. 
  • 2013 - Kate Bush received a CBE from the Queen of England. 
  • 2013 - Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and Jack Clement were named to the Country Music Hall of Fame. 
Marriages:
  • 1978 - Aretha Franklin and Glynn Turman
  • 1981 - James Honeymoon-Scott (Pretenders) and Peggy Sue Fender
  • 1998 - Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) and Heather McMillan
Recorded:
  • 1958 - Splish Splash, Queen of the Hop - Bobby Darin
  • 1995 - Check Yes or NoI Know She Still Loves Me - George Strait
Released:
  • 1954 - Tenderly - Billy Ward & the Dominos
  • 1954 - My Memories of You - Harptones
  • 1979 - Greatest Hits - Waylon Jennings
Awards:
  • 1972 - Academy Awards
    • Best Song - Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
Broadcast:
  • 1957 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Ricky Nelson (performed for the first)
  • 1961 - American Bandstand (ABC) - Del Shannon
  • 1991 - Quantum Leap (NBC) - Peter Noone
  • 1999 - Saturday Night Live (NBC) - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
  • 2004 - Saturday Night Live (NBC) - Janet Jackson (host & musical guest)
  • 2011 - The Judds (OWN) (debut)
  • 2011 - TV Land Awards - Hall & Oates
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
  • 1954 - Wanted - Perry Como (8 weeks)
  • 1965 - I'm Telling You Now - Freddie & the Dreamers (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
  • 1965 - Mary Poppins - Soundtrack (13 weeks)
  • 1976 - Frampton Comes Alive - Peter Frampton (1 week)
  • 1993 - Songs of Faith & Devotion - Depeche Mode (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
  • 1953 - Broken Wings - Stargazers (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:

  • 1976 - Rock Follies - TV Soundtrack (2 weeks)
  • 1982 - The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden (2 weeks)

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