Thursday, May 12, 2016

Almanac: May 12, 2016

Birthdays:

  • 1901 - Duke of Paducah (born Benjamin Ford) (d. 1986) 
  • 1910 - Gordon Jenkins (d. 1984)
  • 1921 - Joe Maphis (d. 1986)
  • 1927 - Barbara Dane (89)
  • 1928 - Henry Cosby (composer) (d. 2002)
  • 1928 - Burt Bacharach (88)
  • 1940 - Norman Whitfield (d. 2008)
  • 1941 - Jayotis Washington (Persuasions) (75)
  • 1942 - Billy Swan (74)
  • 1942 - Ian Dury (Blockheads) (d. 2000)
  • 1943 - David Walker (Gary Lewis & the Playboys) (73)
  • 1944 - James Purify (James & Bobby Purify) (72)
  • 1945 - Willie Parnell (Archie Bell & the Drells) (71)
  • 1945 - Ian McLagan (Small Faces, Faces) (d. 2014)
  • 1948 - Steve Winwood (68)
  • 1950 - Billy Squier (66)
  • 1950 - Jocko Marcellino (Sha-Na-Na) (66)
  • 1954 - Barry Borden (Molly Hatchet) (62)
  • 1955 - Kix Brooks (Brooks & Dunn) (61)
  • 1958 - Eric Singer (KISS) (58)
  • 1961 - Billy Duffy (Cult) (55)
  • 1962 - Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion) (54)
  • 1965 - Eddie Kilgallon (Ricochet) (51)
  • 1966 - Bebel Gilberto (50)
  • 1972 - Mark Morrison (44)
  • 1981 - Holly Williams (35)
Deaths:
  • 1969 - Martin Lamble (Fairport Convention) - Car accident (19)
  • 2001 - Perry Como (88)
On This Day:
  • 1961 - The Beatles signed a contract with Bert Kaempfert in Hamburg, Germany. 
  • 1963 - Bob Dylan walked out of a rehearsal for the Ed Sullivan Show after the CBS network refused to let him play Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues
  • 1967 - Pink Floyd a special show at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London that included speakers in the back of the auditorium, reportedly providing surround sound for the first time. 
  • 1967 - Archie Bell of Archie Bell and the Drells was drafted. 
  • 1968 - Jimi Hendrix was arrested in Toronto for possession of hashish and heroin. 
  • 1968 - Brian Jones made his final appearance with the Rolling Stones. 
  • 1975 - Jefferson Starship gave a free show in New York's Central Park for an estimated 60,000 people. 
  • 1977 - The Sex Pistols signed with Virgin Records. 
  • 1981 - Meat Loaf filed for bankruptcy. 
  • 1981 - Van Halen opened their North American Fair Warning Tour in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 
  • 1985 - Phil Collins opened his No Jacket Required tour in Worcester, MA. 
  • 1985 - Lionel Richie received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Tuskegee Institute. 
  • 1986 - Joe Strummer of the Clash was convicted of DUI and had his license revoked. 
  • 1987 - Frank Sinatra pulled the plug on a date in Stockholm after being told the Swedish government would charge him an extra tax for previously playing South Africa. 
  • 1990 - Former Eagles Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit and Glenn Frey play together at a Los Angeles convention. 
  • 1992 - Billy Joel and Paul Simon met with former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev. 
  • 1999 - George Jones plead guilty to driving under the influence and violating Tennessee's open container law. 
  • 2000 - The gates to the Strawberry Fields were stolen.
  • 2002 - Dionne Warwick was arrested at Miami International Airport for possession of marijuana. 
  • 2002 - Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith's house in Cape Cod was destroyed by fire.
  • 2003 - Diana Krall confirmed she was engaged to Elvis Costello. 
  • 2004 - Barry, Robin and the late Maurice Gibb were given honorary degrees by Manchester University. 
  • 2006 - Dave "Brownsound" Bakish left Sum-41. 
  • 2008 - Neil Young had a spider named after him. 
Marriages:
  • 1959 - Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor
  • 1971 - Mick Jagger and Bianca Perez-Mora Macia
  • 1990 - Patti Page and Jerry Filiciotto
  • 2001 - Darryl Worley and Beverly Dean Irvin
  • 2005 - Jean-Michel Jarre and Anne Parillaud
  • 2011 - Caleb Followill (Kings of Leon) and Lily Aldridge
  • 2012 - Tom Fletcher (McFly) and Giovanna Falcone
Divorces:
  • 1971 - Jerry Lee Lewis and Myra Gale Brown
Recorded:
  • 1965 - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Released
  • 1967 - Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix Experience (debut album)
  • 1972 - Exile on Main St. - Rolling Stones
Awards:
  • 1964 - Grammy Awards
    • Record of the Year - Days of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini
    • Album of the Year - The Barbra Streisand Album - Barbra Streisand
    • Song of the Year - Days of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer
    • New Artist - Ward Swingle (The Swingle Singers)
    • Country and Western Performance - Detroit City - Bobby Bare
    • Folk Recording - Blowin' in the Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary
    • Pop Vocal Performance, Female - The Barbra Streisand Album - Barbra Streisand
    • Pop Vocal Performance, Male - Wives and Lovers - Jack Jones
    • Pop Performance by a Vocal Group - Blowin' in the Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary
    • Rock and Roll Recording - Deep Purple - April Stevens and Nino Tempo
    • Rhythm and Blues Recording - Busted - Ray Charles
Broadcasting:
  • 1960 - The Ford Show (NBC) - Tennessee Ernie Ford, Johnny Cash, Homer & Jethro
  • 1960 - Welcome Home Elvis (ABC) - Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley
  • 2006 - Las Vegas (NBC) - Jennifer Nettles (acting debut)
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
  • 1958 - All I Have to Do Is Dream/Claudette - Everly Brothers (4 weeks)
  • 1984 - Hello - Lionel Richie (2 weeks)
  • 2007 - Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5 (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
  • 1945 - Glenn Miller - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (2 weeks)
  • 1962 - West Side Story - Soundtrack (13 weeks) (stereo charts)
  • 1973 - Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin (2 weeks)
  • 2001 - All For You - Janet Jackson (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
  • 2002 - If Tomorrow Never Comes - Ronan Keating (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
  • None

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