Thursday, April 14, 2016

Almanac: April 14, 2016

Birthdays:

  • 1925 - Bill Harris (Clovers) (91)
  • 1932 - Loretta Lynn (84)
  • 1942 - Tony Burrows (Flower Pot Men, Edison Lighthouse, White Plains, Pipkins, First Class, Brotherhood of Man) (74)
  • 1944 - Michael Brewer (Brewer & Shipley) (72)
  • 1945 - Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) (71)
  • 1946 - Patrick Fairley (Marmalade) (70)
  • 1948 - Larry Ferguson (Hot Chocolate) (68)
  • 1948 - Ty Grimes (Captain Beefheart) (68)
  • 1948 - June Millington (Fanny) (68)
  • 1949 - Dennis Bryon (Bee Gees, Amen Corner (67)
  • 1949 - Sonja Kristina (Curved Air) (67)
  • 1952 - Kenny Aaronson (64)
  • 1962 - Joey Pesce ('til Tuesday) (54)
  • 1964 - Stuart Duncan (52)
  • 1967 - Barret Martin (Screaming Trees) (49)
  • 1969 - Martyn LeNoble (Porno For Pyros) (47)
  • 1973 - David Miller (Il Divo) (43)
  • 1974 - Da Brat (born Shawntae Harris) (42)
  • 1980 - Win Butler (Arcade Fire) (36)
Deaths:
  • 1983 - Pete Farndon (Pretenders) - Heroin overdose (30)
  • 1990 - Thurston Harris - Heart attack (58)
  • 1995 - Burl Ives - Oral cancer (85)
  • 1996 - Gaylord Birch (Santana, Graham Central Station, Pointer Sisters) - Cancer (50)
  • 1999 - Anthony Newley - Renal cancer (67)
  • 2005 - John Fred (born John Gourrier) - Kidney disease (63)
  • 2007 - Don Ho - Cardiomyopathy (76)
  • 2010 - Peter Steele (Type O Negative) - Aortic aneurysm (48)
On This Day:
  • 1956 - Bobby Helms auditions with and is signed to Decca Records.
  • 1963 - All four members of the Beatles saw an early show by the Rolling Stones at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England. 
  • 1965 - The Beatles announced that their second movie, Eight Arms to Hold You, would now be called Help!
  • 1965 - Beach Blanket Bingo with Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon opened. 
  • 1970 - Creedence Clearwater Revival made their U.K. debut at Royal Albert Hall in London.
  • 1970 - Stephen Stills was in an auto accident, breaking his wrist. 
  • 1974 - Pete Townshend made his solo debut in London with tapes he recorded at home as his backing band. 
  • 1975 - It was officially announced that Ron Wood would be joining the Rolling Stones. 
  • 1976 - Eric Faulkner of the Bay City Rollers overdosed but survived. 
  • 1976 - Stevie Wonder and Motown signed a $13 million recording contract, the largest to-date. 
  • 1980 - A resolution was introduced in the New Jersey state legislature to make Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run the state song even though it's, in essence, about getting out of New Jersey. It does not pass. 
  • 1999 - Tammy Wynette's body was exhumed for an additional autopsy at the request of her husband. 
  • 2003 - Angie Stone made her Broadway debut in Chicago
  • 2004 - Dolly Parton was given the Living Legend Medal by the U.S. Library of Congress. 
  • 2006 - The Beatles announced plans to digitally remaster their catalog for online sales. 
  • 2008 - Queen's Brian May became a chancellor at John Moore University in Liverpool. 
  • 2009 - George Harrison received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  • 2013 - Motown: The Musical opened on Broadway. 
Marriages:
  • 1968 - Phil Spector and Veronica Bennett (Ronettes)
  • 2012 - Dave Haywood (Lady Antebellum) and Kelli Cashiola
Divorces:
  • 1994 - Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley (announce plans to divorce)
Recorded:
  • 1969 - The Ballad Of John and Yoko - Beatles
  • 1981 - A Country Boy Can Survive - Hank Williams, Jr. 
Released:
  • 1955 - Ain't That a Shame - Fats Domino (single)
  • 1956 - I Want You to Be My Girl - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers (single)
  • 1956 - Little Girl of Mine - Cleftones (single)
  • 1967 - The Laughing Gnome - David Bowie (single)
  • 1967 - New York Mining Disaster 1941 - Bee Gees (single)
  • 1980 - He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones (single)
  • 1980 - Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden (debut album)
  • 1982 - Diver Down - Van Halen
Awards:
  • 1969 - Academy Awards
    • Best Actress - Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl (tied with Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter)
    • Best Original Song - The Windmills of Your Mind - Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Broadcasting:
  • 1965 - Shindig! (ABC) - Millie Small
  • 1967 - Where the Action Is (ABC) (final show)
  • 1969 - 33-1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee (NBC) - Monkees
  • 1980 - Olivia's Hollywood Nights (ABC) - Olivia Newton-John, Elton John, Carpenters, Andy Gibb
  • 1997 - Classic Albums (VH1) - Ringo Starr (host) (debut)
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
  • 1979 - What a Fool Believes - Doobie Brothers (1 week)
  • 1990 - I'll Be Your Everything - Tommy Page (1 week)
  • 2001 - All For You - Janet Jackson (7 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
  • 1945 - Song of Norway - Original Cast (1 week)
  • 1962 (Stereo Albums) - Breakfast at Tiffany's - Soundtrack (4 weeks)
  • 2001 - Until the End of Time - 2Pac (1 week)
  • 2007 - Let It Go - Tim McGraw
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
  • 1966 - Somebody Help Me - Spencer Davis Group (2 weeks)
  • 1979 - Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel (6 weeks)
  • 1996 - Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:

  • 1973 - Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin (2 weeks)
  • 1984 - NOW That's What I Call Music II - Various Artists (5 weeks)

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