Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Almanac: April 5, 2016

Birthdays:

  • 1922 - Gale Storm (d. 2009)
  • 1928 - Tony Williams (Platters) (d. 1992)
  • 1929 - Joe Meek (producer) (d. 1967)
  • 1931 - "Cowboy" Jack Clement (d. 2013)
  • 1932 - Billy Bland (84)
  • 1934 - Stanley Turrentine (d. 2000)
  • 1935 - Peter Grant (manager) (d. 1995)
  • 1939 - Ronald White (Miracles) (d. 1995)
  • 1939 - Crispian St. Peters (d. 2010)
  • 1940 - Tommy Cash (76)
  • 1941 - Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention) (75)
  • 1941 - David LaFlamme (75)
  • 1942 - Allan Clarke (Hollies) (74)
  • 1944 - Nicholas Caldwell (Whispers) (d. 2016)
  • 1948 - Dave Holland (Judas Priest) (68)
  • 1950 - Agnetha Faltskog (ABBA) (66)
  • 1951 - Everett Morton (English Beat) (65)
  • 1954 - Stan Ridgeway (Wall of Voodoo) (62)
  • 1961 - Jacob Slichter (Semisonic) (55)
  • 1964 - Christopher "Kid" Reid (Kid 'N Play) (52)
  • 1966 - Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) (50)
  • 1967 - Troy Gentry (Montgomery Gentry) (49)
  • 1968 - Paula Cole (48)
  • 1969 - Sajah (born Daniel Ticotin) (47)
  • 1972 - Pat Green (44)
  • 1973 - Pharrell Williams (43)
  • 1981 - Mike Eli (Eli Young Band) (35)
Deaths:
  • 1981 - Bob "The Bear" Hite (Canned Heat) - Heart attack (36)
  • 1983 - Danny Rapp (Danny & the Juniors) - Suicide (41)
  • 1994 - Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) - Suicide (27)
  • 1995 - Monika Dannemann (last girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix) - Suicide (50)
  • 1997 - Stoney Edwards - Stomach cancer (67)
  • 1998 - Cozy Powell (Jeff Beck, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Black Sabbath) - Car accident (50)
  • 2002 - Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) - Overdose (34)
  • 2006 - Gene Pitney - Heart disease (66)
  • 2007 - Mark St. John (Kiss) - Brain Hemorrhage (51)
  • 2012 - Jim Marshall (Marshall Amps) (88)
On This Day:
  • 1967 - A group of British Monkees fans protested Davy Jones' being drafted by marching from London's Marble Arch to the U.S. Embassy. He was eventually exempted for being the chief caregiver for his father.
  • 1967 - Elvis Presley's film Double Trouble debuted. 
  • 1971 - The Rolling Stones moved out of England, becoming Tax-exiles.
  • 1972 - Elvis Presley started a short U.S. tour in Buffalo, NY.
  • 1978 - Duran Duran played live for the first time in Birmingham, England.
  • 1980 - R.E.M. played their first live show in Atlanta, GA.
  • 1982 - Record World magazine ceased publication.
  • 1984 - Marvin Gaye's funeral was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles.
  • 1985 - Over 5,000 radio stations around the world played the single We Are the World at 3:50 PM GMT.
  • 1987 - Drummer Buddy Rich's funeral was held. Attendees included Frank Sinatra and Artie Shaw.
  • 1993 - Construction began on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • 1993 - Mark Wahlberg had assault charges dropped after he reached a settlement with the man he allegedly beat.
  • 1998 - The Spice Girls played live for the first time in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 1999 - Three of Tammy Wynette's daughters files a $50 million lawsuit against her last husband, George Richey, blaming her death on his negligence. 
  • 2000 - Jose Feliciano is inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame.
  • 2000 - Trace Adkins had two fingers crushed while working on his farm when a 400-pound boulder came lose and rolled across them.
  • 2001 - David Bowie started his BowieRadio on-line radio station.
  • 2002 - R.E.M.'s Peter Buck is acquitted of charges in an altercation during a trans-Atlantic flight.
  • 2006 - Marion "Suge" Knight filed for bankruptcy for himself and Death Row Records. The action was a result of his losing a $100 million lawsuit brought against him by an associate who said they co-started the label.
  • 2008 - iTunes passed Wal-Mart to become the biggest music retailer in the U.S.
  • 2008 - Toto played their last concert before breaking up.
  • 2011 - A statue of Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was unveiled in his hometown of Aberdeen, WA.
Marriages:
  • 1955 - Ray Charles and Della Beatrice Howard Robinson (second wife)
Broadcast: 
  • 1964 - Ed Sullivan Show (CBS) - Searchers (first British group to appear after the Beatles)
  • 1977 - Dinah Shore Special - David Bowie
  • 1985 - The Tube (U.K. Channel 4) (final show) UB40, Alison Moyet, Style Council, The Pogues, Spandau Ballet, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Bronski Beat
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
  • 1975 - Lovin' You - Minnie Ripperton (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
  • 1969 - Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell (1 weeks, 4 previous weeks at number one)
  • 1997 - Nine Lives - Aerosmith (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
  • 1980 - Duke - Genesis (2 week)




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