Thursday, April 28, 2016

Almanac: April 28, 2016

Birthdays:

  • 1941 - Ann-Margret (born Ann-Margret Olsson) (75)
  • 1942 - Emma Pought (Bobbettes) (74) 
  • 1943 - Fantastic Johnny C (born Johnny Corley) (73)
  • 1945 - John Wolters (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show) (d. 1997)
  • 1953 - Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) (63)
  • 1953 - Fred Knoblock (63)
  • 1955 - Eddie Jobson (Curved Air) (51)
  • 1966 - Too Short (born Todd Shaw) (50)
  • 1968 - Daisy Berkowitz (born Scott Putesky) (Marilyn Manson) (48)
  • 1968 - Howard Donald (Take That) (48)
  • 1973 - Bigg Gipp (born Cameron Gipp) (Goodie Mobb) (43)
Deaths:
  • 1980 - Tommy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band) - Auto accident (30)
  • 1981 - Steve Currie (T. Rex) - Auto accident (33)
  • 1988 - B. W. Stevenson - While undergoing heart valve surgery (38)
On This Day:
  • 1964 - The Beatles taped their TV special Around the Beatles in England.
  • 1968 - Hair opened on Broadway. 
  • 1982 - A California assembly committee heard testimony that said Starway to Heaven, when played backwards, included the words "I song because I live for Satan."
  • 1999 - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  • 1999 - A riot occurred at a Des Moines, IA venue after Marilyn Manson walked out of a show early. He was mad because someone had put a smiley face on one of his props. 
  • 1999 - The Verve broke up. 
  • 2000 - A fire, set by an employee, destroyed valuable memorabilia and live tapes at James Brown enterprises. 
  • 2000 - Rascal Flatts made their Grand Ole Opry debut. 
  • 2002 - Vince Neil of Motley Crue attacked a record producer in Las Vegas. 
  • 2005 - Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry broke his wrist during a show in Asheville, NC.
  • 2005 - Black Label Society had their show in Boise, ID cancelled after Zakk Wylde damaged the venue with a baseball bat. 
  • 2006 - ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus was found guilty of avoiding the payment of owed taxes to the Swedish government. 
  • 2008 - Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots was sentenced to 192 hours in jail, $2,000 fine and an 18-month alcohol program after being found guilty of DUI. 
  • 2009 - An advertisement for an insurance company with Iggy Pop was deemed misleading by the British Advertising Standards Authority. 
  • 2014 - The Scorpions' James Kottak was sentenced to a month in jail in Dubai after insulting Islam during a disagreement at the Dubai airport. 
Marriages:
  • 1990 - Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) and Erin Everly (daughter of Don Everly of the Everly Brothers)
Recorded:
  • 1940 - Pennsylvania 6-5000 - Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • 1958 - Drip Drop - Drifters
Released:
  • 1986 - The Art of Excellence - Tony Bennett (the first album released on CD before it's vinyl version)
Broadcasting:
  • 1965 - My Name is Barbra (CBS) - Barbra Streisand (first TV special)
  • 1968 - The Mothers-in-Law (NBC) - The Seeds
  • 2013 - Family Guy (Fox) - Carly Simon
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
  • 1958 - Witch Doctor - David Seville (2 weeks)
  • 1979 - Heart of Glass - Blondie (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
  • 1951 - Voice of the Xtababy - Yma Sumac (6 weeks)
  • 1973 - Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd (1 week)
  • 1979 - Minute by Minute - Doobie Brothers (3 weeks (2 previous weeks))
  • 1990 - I Don't Want What I Haven't Got - Sinead O'Connor (6 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
  • 1960 - Do You Mind? - Anthony Newley (1 week)
  • 1966 - You Don't Have to Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield (1 week)
  • 1991 - The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) - Cher (5 weeks)
  • 1996 - Fastlove - George Michael (3 weeks)
  • 2002 - Freak Like Me - Sugarbabes (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:

  • 1973 - Ohh La La - Faces (1 week)
  • 2002 - All Rise - Blur (1 week)

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