Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Almanac: May 11, 2016

Birthdays:

  • 1888 - Irving Berlin (d. 1989)
  • 1935 - Kit Lambert (producer, manager of the Who) (d. 1981)
  • 1941 - Eric Burdon (75)
  • 1943 - Arnie Satin (born Arnie Silver) (Dovells) (73)
  • 1943 - Les Chadwick (Gerry & the Pacemakers) (73)
  • 1943 - Tom Giuliano (the Happenings) (73) 
  • 1947 - Butch Trucks (Allman Brothers Band) (69)
  • 1954 - Edgar Riley (Axe) (62)
  • 1955 - Mark Herndon (Alabama) (61)
  • 1959 - Martha Quinn (MTV VJ) (57)
  • 1965 - Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs) (51)
  • 1965 - Avtar Singh (Cornershop) (51)
  • 1966 - Christoph Schneider (Rammstein) (50)
  • 1983 - Holly Valance (born Holly Candy) (33)
  • 1988 - Ace Hood (born Antoine McColister) (28)
Deaths:
  • 1979 - Lester Flatt (Flatt & Scruggs) (64)
  • 1981 - Bob Marley - Lung cancer & brain tumor (36)
  • 1996 - Bill Graham (Irish journalist) - Heart attack (44)
  • 1997 - Ernie Fields (92) 
  • 2003 - Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience) - Complications of cirrhosis of the liver (57)
  • 2004 - John Whitehead (McFadden & Whitehead) - Murdered (55)
  • 2008 - John Rutsey (Rush) - Heart attack (55)
  • 2014 - Ed Gagliardi (Foreigner) - Cancer (62)
On This Day:
  • 1957 - The Everly Brothers made their Grand Ole Opry debut. 
  • 1957 - Buddy Holly & the Crickets auditioned for Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts and were rejected. 
  • 1963 - The Beatles hit number 1 in the U.K. for the first time with the album Please Please Me. They would stay there for 30 weeks only to be replaced by their own With the Beatles which would hold the top for another 21 weeks. 
  • 1965 - Johnny Cash was arrested in Starkville, MI.
  • 1967 - Paul Petersen signed with Motown Records. 
  • 1973 - Wings opened their first official tour in Bristol, England. 
  • 1981 - Frank Zappa released four albums in one day. 
  • 1990 - Ritchie Valens received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  • 1994 - Tupac Shakur was sued by an Atlanta officer who said the rapper shot him the previous year. 
  • 1995 - Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan and Robert Cray play at a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute concert in Austin, TX. 
  • 1996 - Steve Wariner became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. 
  • 1996 - A woman is crushed to death in the mosh pit at a Smashing Pumpkins show in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 2006 - George Michael was in his second car crash in a month after a photographer took a picture of him sleeping in his car. The singer quickly pulled away but hit a short pole. .
  • 2007 - The Game was arrested for threatening a man with a gun at a basketball game in South Los Angeles. 
  • 2013 - Willie Nelson, Carole King and Annie Lennox all received honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. 
Marriages:
  • 1970 - Sammy Davis Jr. and Altovise Davis
  • 1997 - Trace Adkins and Rhonda Rorlaw
Recorded:
  • 1967 - Baby You're a Rich Man - Beatles (first song recorded outside of Abbey Road Studios)
  • 1979 - Slow Train Coming - Bob Dylan (first day of recording)
Released
  • 1964 - I Get Around - Beach Boys (single)
  • 1970 - Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More - Various Artists
  • 1970 - The Long and Winding Road - Beatles (single)
  • 1998 - Version 2.0 - Garbage
  • 2004 - Here For the Party - Gretchen Wilson (debut album)
Broadcasting:
  • 1959 - Make Room For Daddy (CBS) - Annette
  • 1965 - Hullabaloo (ABC) - Byrds (U.S. television debut)
  • 1967 - Top of the Pops (BBC) - Bee Gees
  • 1967 - Rodgers & Hart Today (ABC) - Bobby Darin, the Supremes, Petula Clark, the Mamas & the Papas
  • 1972 - Dick Cavett Show - John Lennon
  • 1975 - Cher - Gregg Allman
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
  • 1959 - The Happy Organ - Dave "Baby" Cortez (1 week)
  • 1985 - Crazy For You - Madonna (1 week)
  • 1991 - Joyride - Roxette (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
  • 1996 - Fairweather Johnson - Hootie & the Blowfish (2 weeks)
  • 2002 - No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem - Kenny Chesney (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
  • 1985 - 19 - Paul Harcastle (5 weeks)
  • 1997 - You're Not Alone - Olive (2 weeks)
  • 2003 - Ignition (Remix) - R. Kelly (4 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
  • 1963 - Please Please Me - Beatles (30 weeks)
  • 2003 - Think Tank - Blur (1 week)
  • 2008 - Jumping All Over the World - Scooter (1 week)

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