Friday, May 06, 2016

Almanac: May 6, 2016

Birthdays:

  • 1903 - Cliff Carlisle (d. 1983)
  • 1939 - Herbie Cox (Cleftones) (77)
  • 1942 - Colin Earl (Mungo Jerry, Foghat) (74)
  • 1945 - Bob Seger (71)
  • 1945 - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (71)
  • 1947 - Dennis Cowan (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) (d. 1975)
  • 1948 - Mary MacGregor (68)
  • 1950 - Robbie McIntosh (Average White Band) (d. 1974)
  • 1960 - Larry Steinbachel (born Lawrence Cole) (Bronski Beat) (56)
  • 1960 - John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants) (56)
  • 1964 - Tony Scalzo (Fastball) (52)
  • 1966 - Danny Narcizo (Throwing Muses) (50)
  • 1967 - Mark Bryan (Hootie and the Blowfish) (49)
  • 1968 - Tony Wright (Terrorvision) (48)
  • 1971 - Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) (45)
  • 1971 - Sarah Blackwood (Dubstar, Client) (45)
  • 1981 - Mark O'Connell (Taking Back Sunday) (35)
Deaths:
  • 1983 - Kai Winding - Brain tumor (60)
  • 1994 - Cool Papa Sadler (born Haskell Sadler) (59)
  • 2002 - Otis Blackwell - Heart attack (71)
  • 2006 - Grant McLennan (Go-Betweens) - Heart attack (48)
On This Day:
  • 1965 - Mick Jagger and Keith Richards reportedly wrote the opening riff to Satisfaction in a Clearwater, FL hotel room. 
  • 1973 - Paul Simon opened his first tour without Art Garfunkel.
  • 1974 - Merle Haggard was on the cover of Time Magazine. 
  • 1977 - Dolly Parton played her first show ever in New York at the Bottom Line. 
  • 1977 - The Boomtown Rats played their first show in England.
  • 1978 - The Bee Gees announced the first UNICEF Benefit concert.
  • 1982 - Tom Paton, the former manager of the Bay City Rollers, was sentenced to three years in prison for gross indecency with underage boys. 
  • 1982 - Diana Ross received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  • 1984 - Spinal Tap played a show at CBGB. 
  • 1991 - The Madonna documentary Truth or Dare debuted in Los Angeles. 
  • 1993 - Government officials raided Jerry Lee Lewis' home in Mississippi over $1.6 million in overdue taxes. 
  • 1994 - Pearl Jam filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department over Ticketmasters monopoly on the ticket business. 
  • 1997 - The first official Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held in Cleveland welcoming new members the Bee Gees, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby Stills & Nash, the Jackson 5, Joni Mitchell, Parliament-Funkadelic and the Rascals. 
  • 2000 - John Mellencamp gave the commencement address at Indiana University. 
  • 2002 - Ray Charles received an honorary doctorate from Albany State University in Albany, GA.
  • 2002 - Throwing Muses reunited for one night only at a fan appreciation show. 
  • 2004 - David Bowie cancelled a show in Miami, FL after a stagehand fell to his death. 
  • 2005 - Starbucks refused to sell Bruce Springsteen's new album Devils and Dust over concern about indecent material. 
  • 2005 - A statue of James Brown was unveiled in Augusta, GA. 
  • 2005 - Mindy McCready was arrested for suspected DUI in Nashville. 
  • 2005 - Audioslave was the first U.S. rock group to perform an open air show in Cuba. 
  • 2006 - Axl Rose announced that Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy would FINALLY be released in the fall. 
  • 2008 - Cher opened her residency at the Las Vegas Coliseum. 
  • 2010 - Tim Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive was charged with sexual misconduct with an underage girl. 
  • 2011 - Lady Gaga completed her Monster Ball tour in Mexico City. 
  • 2013 - Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in jail for tax evasion. 
Marriages:
  • 1989 - Naomi Judd and Larry Strickland
  • 2007 - Amy Lee (Evanescence) and Josh Hartzler
Recorded:
  • 1935 - Will the Circle Be Unbroken - Carter Family
  • 1957 - Rock and Roll Music - Chuck Berry
  • 1965 - I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
  • 1984 - State of Shock - Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson
Broadcasting:
  • 2003 - MTVIcon (MTV) - Metallica
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
  • 1944 - I Love You - Bing Crosby (5 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
  • 1950 - Cinderella - Soundtrack (1 week)
  • 1995 - Throwing Copper - Live (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
  • 1990 - Killer - Adamski Featuring Seal (4 weeks)
  • 2001 - It's Raining Men - Geri Halliwell (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
  • 1972 - Prophets, Seers & Sages – The Angels of the Ages / My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows - T. Rex (1 week)
  • 1978 - Saturday Night Fever - Various Artists (18 weeks)
  • 1989 - Blast! - Holly Johnson (1 week)
  • 2001 - Survivor - Destiny's Child (2 weeks)

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