Saturday, April 16, 2016

Almanac: April 16, 2016

Birthdays:

  • 1924 - Henry Mancini (d. 1994)
  • 1924 - Rudy Pampilli (Bill Haley & the Comets) (d. 1976)
  • 1929 - Roy Hamilton (d. 1969)
  • 1929 - Ed Townsend (d. 2003)
  • 1930 - Herbie Mann (d. 2003)
  • 1933 - Perry Botkin, Jr. (83)
  • 1935 - Bobby Vinton (81)
  • 1935 - Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler (d. 1994)
  • 1937 - Vince Hill (79)
  • 1939 - Dusty Springfield (d. 1999)
  • 1943 - Dave Peverett (Savoy Brown) (73)
  • 1945 - Stefan Grossman (71)
  • 1947 - Gerry Rafferty (d. 2011)
  • 1951 - John Bentley (Squeeze) (65)
  • 1953 - Peter Garrett (Midnight Oil) (63)
  • 1956 - Stephen Singleton (ABC) (60)
  • 1962 - Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi) (54)
  • 1963 - Jimmy Osmond (53)
  • 1963 - Nick Berry (53)
  • 1964 - Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum) (52)
  • 1970 - Gabrielle (born Louise Bobb) (46)
  • 1971 - Selena (born Selena Quintanilla-Perez) (d. 1995)
  • 1973 - Akon (born Aliaune Thiam) (43)
  • 1983 - MariĆ© Digby (33)
Deaths:
  • 1999 - Skip Spence (Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape) - Lung cancer (52)
On This Day:
  • 1965 - The Hollies kicked off their first U.S. tour in New York.
  • 1969 - Elektra Records dropped the MC5 after they took out an ad in a newspaper swearing at a Michigan department store who refused to stock their records.
  • 1972 - The Electric Light Orchestra made their live debut in Croydon, London, U.K.
  • 1974 - Queen played their first U.S. show in Denver, CO.
  • 1976 - Aerosmith opened their North American Rocks tour in St. Louis, MO.
  • 1990 - Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Simple Minds, Tracy Chapman and more play Wembley Stadium to celebrate Nelson Mandella's release from jail.
  • 1993 - David Lee Roth was arrested in New York City for buying a bag of marijuana.
  • 1993 - Billy Burnette said he was leaving Fleetwood Mac to work on his solo career.
  • 1993 - Earth Day was celebrated at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Don Henley and Steve Miller.
  • 1994 - Toby Keith broke his right ankle while playing in a University of Oklahoma alumni football game. 
  • 1995 - George Michael angers the people at Sony when he allows Jesus to a Child to be aired for charity, raising $112,000. 
  • 1996 - KISS announced that they would do a reunion tour complete with makeup. 
  • 1997 - Mark Morrison was convicted of threatening an officer with a stun gun. 
  • 1998 - Janet Jackson opened her Velvet Rope world tour in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • 1999 - Sean "Puffy" Combs turned himself into New York police over an alleged attack on an Interscope executive.
  • 1999 - Shania Twain was the first woman ever given songwriter/artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association.
  • 2003 - Luther Vandross entered the hospital after a stroke.
  • 2003 - Sam Fogarino of Interpol was taken to a New York hospital after losing the feeling in his arm.
  • 2010 - Alan Jackson received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  • 2011 - It was Jimmy Buffett Day in the state of Florida. 
Marriages:
  • 1994 - Harry Connick, Jr. and Jill Goodacre
  • 1996 - Judy Collins and Louis Nelson
Divorces:
  • 1997 - Vince Gill and Janice Gill (Janice filed for divorce)
  • 2003 - Jerry Lee Lewis and Kerrie McCarver Lewis (filed for divorce, sixth marriage)
Recorded:
  • 1964 - Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin
Released:
  • 1956 - Blue Days, Black Nights - Buddy Holly (debut single)
  • 1964 - Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones (U.K. release debut album)
  • 1971 - Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones (U.K. single release, first on their own Rolling Stones label)
  • 1981 - I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool - Barbara Mandrell (single)
Broadcast:
  • 1957 - 77 Sunset Strip (ABC) - Ed Byrnes (debut)
  • 1963 - The 625 Show (BBC) - Beatles (first appearance on the BBC)
  • 1973 - James Paul McCartney - Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Wings
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
  • 1977 - Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
  • 1966 - Going Places - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (5 weeks, 1 week previously at number 1)
  • 1977 - Hotel California - Eagles (5 weeks, 1 week previously at number 1)
  • 1994 - Longing In Their Hearts - Bonnie Raitt (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
  • 1954 - Secret Love Doris Day (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:

  • 1977 - Arival - ABBA (9 weeks)
  • 1983 - Faster Than the Speed of Night - Bonnie Tyler (1 week)

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