Almanac: May 3, 2016

Birthdays:
  • 1903 - Bing Crosby (d. 1977)
  • 1919 - Pete Seeger (d. 2014)
  • 1928 - Dave Dudley (d. 2003)
  • 1933 - James Brown (d. 2006)
  • 1934 - Frankie Valli (82)
  • 1938 - Napoleon XIV (born Jerry Samuels) (78)
  • 1944 - Pete Staples (Troggs) (72)
  • 1948 - John Richardson (Rubettes) (68)
  • 1950 - Mary Hopkin (66)
  • 1951 - Christopher Cross (65)
  • 1953 - Bruce Hall (REO Speedwagon) (63)
  • 1953 - Van McLain (Shooting Star) (63)
  • 1954 - Angela Bofill (62)
  • 1955 - Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) (61)
  • 1957 - John Moser (Highway 101) (59)
  • 1959 - David Ball (Soft Cell) (57)
  • 1965 - Simon Smith (Wedding Present) (51)
  • 1968 - Jay Darlington (Kula Shaker) (48)
  • 1971 - John Hopkins (Zac Brown Band) (45)
  • 1972 - Josey Scott (Saliva) (44)
  • 1977 - Eric Church (39)
  • 1978 - Paul Banks (Interpol) (38)
  • 1979 - Hell Rell (born Durrell Mohammad) (Diplomats) (37)
  • 1979 - Danny Foster (Hear'Say) (37)
  • 1981 - Farrah Franklin (Destiny's Child) (35)
Deaths:
  • 1996 - Patsy Montana (87)
On This Day:
  • 1964 - Gerry & the Pacemakers made their U.S. broadcast debut on the Ed Sullivan Show.
  • 1967 - The Walker Brothers announced they were splitting up.
  • 1967 - The Beach Boys' Carl Wilson went to court on draft evasion charges.
  • 1968 - The Beach Boys opened a U.S. tour with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi opening for them.
  • 1969 - Jimi Hendrix was arrested by Canadian customs after they found heroin in his bag. 
  • 1971 - New York's Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center announced it would be putting on concerts with pop, rock and jazz artists along with their regular classical offerings.
  • 1976 - Paul McCartney played his first show in the U.S. in almost ten years.
  • 1977 - Paul Simon and Phoebe Snow did a benefit concert for the New York Public Library.
  • 1983 - Kajagoogoo began their first tour of the U.K.
  • 1986 - Dolly Parton's theme park, Dollywood, opened in Pigeon Forge, TN.
  • 1995 - The Nevile Brothers, the Dixie Cups, Allen Toussaint and Professor Longhair are inducted onto the New Orleans Musical Walk of Fame.
  • 1997 - Katrina and the Waves won the Eurovision Song Contest for Love Shine a Light.
  • 2000 - D.M.X. was sentenced to 15 days in jail and a $350 fine for drug possession in Cheektowaga, NY.
  • 2000 - Metallica gave Napster 60,000 pages of violations of their copyrighted music. 
  • 2004 - The U.S. Supreme Court turned down bassist Robert Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake who had sued Ozzy Osbourne over royalties.
  • 2006 - A member of the entourage of T.I. was shot and killed in Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2006 - Ricky Van Shelton announced to his fans that he was retiring from the road to "be close to our families". 
  • 2006 - Lynn Anderson was arrested for DUI in New Mexico.
  • 2008 - Sean Combs (aka Puff Daddy aka P. Diddy) received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  • 2010 - Chely Wright became the first country star to come out as gay. 
  • 2010 - Flooding in Nashville engulfs the Grand Ole Opry House. 
  • 2013 - Keith Urban was the guest at the Rolling Stones' Los Angeles concert, performing Respectable
Marriages:
  • 1986 - Annette Funicello and Glen Holt
  • 1991 - Andy Williams and Debbie Haas
Divorces:
  • 2006 - Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue) and Donna D'Errico (filed)
Recorded:
  • 1952 - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Kitty Wells
  • 1967 - Carrie-Anne - Hollies
  • 1968 - Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Broadcasts:
  • 1964 - Ed Sullivan Show (CBS) - Gerry & the Pacemakers (U.S. TV debut)
  • 2006 - Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour (XM Satellite Radio) - First show
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
  • 1975 - He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) - Tony Orlando & Dawn (3 weeks)
  • 1986 - Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer (1 week)
  • 1997 - Hypnotize - Notorious B.I.G. (3 weeks)
  • 2008 - Lollipop - Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
  • 1975 - Chicago VIII - Chicago (2 weeks)
  • 1980 - Against the Wind - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (6 weeks)
  • 2003 - Thankful - Kelly Clarkson (1 week)
  • 2008 - E=MC2 - Mariah Carey (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
  • 1975 - Oh Boy - Mud (2 weeks)
  • 1980 - Geno - Dexy's Midnight Runners (2 weeks)
  • 1992 - Please Don't Go/Game Boy - KWS (5 weeks)
  • 1998 - Under the Bridge/Lady Marmalade - All Saints (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
  • 1969 - Best of the Seekers - Seekers (1 week (5 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1975 - Once Upon a Star - Bay City Rollers (3 weeks)
  • 1980 - Sky 2 - Sky (2 weeks)
  • 1997 - Tellin' Stories - Charlatans (2 weeks)
  • 1998 - Mezzanine - Massive Attack (2 weeks)
  • 2009 - Together Through Life - Bob Dylan (2 weeks)

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