Thursday, May 05, 2016

Almanac: May 5, 2016

Birthdays:

  • 1898 - Blind Willie McTell (born William McTier) (d. 1959)
  • 1922 - Jay D Miller (producer & songwriter) (d. 1996)
  • 1925 - Sonny Parker (d. 1957)
  • 1928 - Marshall Grant (Tennessee Three) (d. 2011)
  • 1934 - Ace Cannon (82)
  • 1934 - Johnnie Taylor (d. 2000)
  • 1942 - Tammy Wynette (born Virginia Pugh) (d. 1998)
  • 1942 - Jim King (born Alec Woodburn) (Family) (d. 2012)
  • 1947 - Robin McNamara (69) 
  • 1948 - Bill Ward (Black Sabbath) (68)
  • 1948 - Frank Esler-Smith (Air Supply) (d. 1991)
  • 1950 - Maggie MacNeal (born Sjoukje Spijker) (Mouth & MacNeal) (66)
  • 1950 - Eddy Amoo (The Real Thing) (66)
  • 1951 - Rex Goh (Air Supply) (65)
  • 1952 - Louis Cortelezzi (Mink DeVille) (64)
  • 1956 - Dick Kemper (Vandenberg) (60)
  • 1959 - Ian McCulloch (Echo & the Bunnymen) (57)
  • 1961 - Sean McLuskey (JoBoxers) (55)
  • 1962 - Gary Daly (China Crisis) (54)
  • 1962 - Kevin Paul Mooney (Adam and the Ants) (54)
  • 1963 - James LaBrie (Dream Theater) (53)
  • 1964 - Kevin Saunderson (Inner City) (52)
  • 1966 - Shawn Drover (Megadeth) (50)
  • 1981 - Craig David (35)
  • 1984 - Wade MacNeil (Alexisonfire) (32)
  • 1988 - Adele (born Adele Adkins) (28)
  • 1989 - Chris Brown (27)
Deaths:
  • 1972 - Reverend Gary Davis - Heart attack (76)
  • 2008 - Jerry Wallace - Congestive heart failure (79)
On This Day:
  • 1900 - Billboard became a weekly magazine after six years as a monthly. 
  • 1963 - Dick Rowe, head of A&R for Decca, took the advice of George Harrison and went to see the Rolling Stones. They were signed within a week. 
  • 1965 - Alan Price announced he was leaving the Animals. 
  • 1968 - Buffalo Springfield broke up.
  • 1969 - Stevie Wonder met President Richard Nixon at the White House and received a Distinguished Service Award for his work with the handicapped. 
  • 1973 - Led Zeppelin set the record, to that date, for the largest paying crowd in U.S. history, performing before 56,800 at Tampa Stadium. 
  • 1977 - Loretta Lynn was on the cover of Rolling Stone. 
  • 1983 - The Stranglers' Golden Brown won the Ivor Novello Award for most performed work. 
  • 1986 - Cleveland, OH was announced as the location of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 
  • 1990 - The John Lennon Memorial Concert was held in Merseyside, England with Lenny Kravitz, Al Green, Joe Cocker, The Christians, Kylie Minogue, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Deacon Blue, Lou Reed, Joe Walsh and Wet Wet Wet.
  • 1995 - Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses was arrested for possession of heroin. 
  • 1997 - Bruce Springsteen was given Sweden's Polar Music Prize. 
  • 1997 - Oasis' management company threatened to sue over 100 Oasis fan sites over copyright infringement. 
  • 2000 - Rod Stewart had a growth on his thyroid removed. 
  • 2001 - Blake Shelton made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry. 
  • 2005 - Justin Timberlake had surgery to remove nodules on his vocal chords. 
  • 2005 - The prosecution in the Michael Jackson child molestation case wrapped their portion of the trial. 
  • 2009 - Dolly Parton was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score for 9 to 5: The Musical
  • 2013 - The R&B Hall of Fame inducted its first group of artists including James Brown, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Michael Jackson and the O'Jays. 
  • 2014 - Scotty McCreery was the victim of a home invasion. 
Marriages:
  • 1984 - Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) and Jim Kerr (Simple Minds)
Recorded:
  • 1962 - Let's Dance - Chris Montez
Released:
  • 1958 - Yakety Yak - Coasters (single)
  • 1969 - Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival (single)
  • 1992 - Drill - Radiohead (debut EP)
Broadcasting:
  • 1992 - Full House (ABC) - Beach Boys
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
  • 1962 - Soldier Boy - Shirelles (3 weeks)
  • 1979 - Reunited - Peaches & Herb (4 weeks)
  • 2007 - Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
  • 1945 - Song of Norway - Original Cast (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))
  • 1956 - Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (10 weeks)
  • 1962 - West Side Story - Soundtrack (7 weeks) (Stereo chart)
  • 1973 - Aloha From Hawaii: Via Satellite - Elvis Presley (1 week)
  • 2007 - The Best Damn Thing - Avril Lavigne (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
  • 1960 - Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers (7 weeks)
  • 1966 - Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann (3 weeks)
  • 1984 - The Reflex - Duran Duran (4 weeks)
  • 2002 - Kiss Kiss - Holly Valance (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
  • 1973 - Aladdin Sane - David Bowie (5 weeks)
  • 2002 - The Last Broadcast - Doves (2 weeks)

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