Almanac: June 20, 2016

Births:
  • 1907 - Jimmy Driftwood (d. 1998)
  • 1916 - T. Texas Tyler (d. 1972)
  • 1920 - Danny Cedrone (Bill Haley & the Comets) (d. 1954)
  • 1924 - Chet Atkins (d. 2001)
  • 1936 - Billy Guy (Coasters) (d. 2002)
  • 1937 - Jerry Keller (79)
  • 1938 - Mickey Most (producer) (d. 2003)
  • 1942 - Brian Wilson (74)
  • 1945 - Anne Murray (71)
  • 1947 - Dolores "La La" Brooks (Crystals) (69)
  • 1948 - Alan Longmuir (Bay City Rollers) (68)
  • 1948 - Don Airey (Deep Purple) (68)
  • 1949 - Lionel Richie (67)
  • 1954 - Michael Anthony (Van Halen) (62)
  • 1954 - Chris Gibson (Gibson Brothers) (62)
  • 1958 - Kelly Johnson (Girlschool) (d. 2007)
  • 1960 - John Taylor (Duran Duran) (56)
  • 1962 - Mark De Gil Antoni (Soul Coughing) (54)
  • 1963 - Amir Derakh (Orgy) (53)
  • 1966 - Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) (50)
  • 1967 - Joey Cathcart (Nelson) (49)
  • 1967 - Murphy Karges (Sugar Ray) (49)
  • 1967 - Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss & Union Station) (49)
  • 1971 - Jeordie White (Marilyn Manson) (48)
  • 1973 - Chino Moreno (Deftones) (43)
  • 1979 - Charlotte Hatherley (Ash) (37)
  • 1979 - Chuck Wicks (37)
  • 1980 - Tony Levato (Mest) (36)
  • 1980 - Chris Thompson (Eli Young Band) (36)
Deaths:
  • 1965 - Ira Louvin (Louvin Brothers) - Car hit by drunk driver (41)
  • 1973 - Bruce Tate (Penguins) (36)
  • 1986 - Whitey Ford (aka The Duke of Paducha, Grand Ole Opry comedian) (85)
  • 1996 - Jim Ellison (Material Issues) - Suicide (34)
  • 1997 - Lawrence Payton (Four Tops) - Liver cancer (59)
  • 2006 - Claydes Charles Smith (Kool & the Gang) (57)
On This Day:
  • 1948 - Toast of the Town premiered on CBS. The title would later be changed to the Ed Sullivan Show.
  • 1965 - The Beatles started a 14-city tour of Europe in Paris.
  • 1969 - Jimi Hendrix was paid $125,000 to play the Newport Jazz Festival, the largest fee for a performance to-date.
  • 1969 - David Bowie signs with Mercury Records.
  • 1970 - The first Glastonbury Festival began and ran through the 24th. Artists included Fairport Convention, David Bowie, Traffic and Hawkwind.
  • 1975 - The Talking Heads performed their first show at CBGB.
  • 1977 - Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead suffered multiple broken bones after driving his car into a canyon.
  • 1981 - Gerry Cott quit the Boomtown Ratts.
  • 1986 - The fourth annual Prince's Trust Rock Gala was held in London with Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Tina Turner and Elton John.
  • 1987 - Aerosmith opened their Permanent Vacation Tour in Dallas, TX.
  • 1987 - A concert at Radio City Music Hall celebrated the return of Dion to New York after 15 years. Also appearing were the Del-Satins, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Five Satins and Carlo of the Belmonts.
  • 1997 - Merle Haggard, George Jones and Johnny Paycheck perform in concert together for the first time. 
  • 2000 - The Ronettes were awarded $2.6 million in back royalties from Phil Spector.
  • 2004 - Paul McCartney played his 3,000th live show in Petersburg, Russia (2,535 with the Quarrymen/Beatles, 140 with Wings, 325 solo)
  • 2008 - My Bloody Valentine played their first reunion show in London.
Marriages:
  • 1985 - Johnny Marr (Smiths) and Angela Brown
  • 2004 - Tamara Johnson (SWV) and Eddie George
Recorded:
  • 1969 - Space Oddity - David Bowie
Released:
  • 1966 - Yesterday & Today - Beatles
  • 1969 - Aoxomoxoa - Grateful Dead
  • 1969 - Chastity - Cher
  • 1969 - Love Man - Otis Redding
  • 1974 - Before the Flood - Bob Dylan & the Band
  • 1975 - Tonight's the Night - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
  • 1978 - Double Vision - Foreigner
  • 1980 - Blues Brothers - Soundtrack
  • 1980 - Emotional Rescue - Rolling Stones
  • 1980 - Rise Up - Peter Frampton
  • 1985 - World Wide Live - Scorpions
  • 1988 - Don't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown
  • 1988 - Chicago 19 - Chicago
  • 1988 - Reg Strikes Back - Elton John
  • 1988 - Irish Heartbeat - Van Morrison & the Chieftains
  • 1988 - Confessions of a Pop Group - Style Council
  • 1988 - Roll With It - Steve Winwood
  • 1989 - The Real Thing - Faith No More
  • 1989 - Life is a Dance: The Remix Project - Chaka Khan
  • 1989 - Batman - Prince
  • 1995 - Tigerlily - Natalie Merchant
  • 1995 - One - George Jones & Tammy Wynette (reunion album)
  • 2000 - One Voice - Billy Gilman (debut, youngest artist to reach platinum status)
  • 2000 - White Pony - Deftones
  • 2000 - Invincible Summer - k.d. lang
  • 2000 - De Stijl - White Stripes
Broadcasts:
  • 1966 - Where the Action Is - Billy Joe Royal, Unit Four Plus Two, Knickerbockers
  • 1973 - American Bandstand - 20th Anniversary Show - Neil Diamond, Little Richard, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Cheech & Chong, Three Dog Night
  • 1975 - Midnight Special - Herb Alpert (host), Captain & Tennille, Billy Preston, Phoebe Snow, Supertramp
  • 1980 - Midnight Special - Eddie Rabbitt & Kim Carnes (host), ABBA, Jermaine Jackson, Teena Marie, Randy Van Warmer
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
  • 1942 - Sleepy Lagoon - Harry James (4 weeks)
  • 1981 - Medley: Intro Venus / Sugar Sugar / No Reply / I'll Be Back / Drive My Car / Do You Want to Know a Secret / We Can Work It Out / I Should Have Known Better / Nowhere Man / You're Going to Lose That Girl / Stars on 45 - Stars on 45 (1 week)
  • 1987 - Head to Toe - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam (1 week)
  • 1992 - I'll Be There - Mariah Carey (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
  • 1953 - Hans Christian Andersen - Original Soundtrack (2 weeks (15 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1959 (Stereo Albums) - My Fair Lady - Original Cast (3 weeks (12 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1998 - MP Da Last Don - Master P (2 weeks)
  • 2009 - Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King - Dave Mathews Band (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles:
  • 1960 - A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall In Love) - Brook Benton and Dinah Washington (3 weeks)
  • 1970 - The Love You Save - Jackson 5 (6 weeks)
  • 1987 - Diamonds - Herb Alpert (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles:
  • 1981 - But You Know I Love You - Dolly Parton (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
  • 1963 - I Like It - Gerry & the Pacemakers (4 weeks)
  • 1987 - Star Trekkin' - Firm (2 weeks)
  • 1993 - Dreams - Gabrielle (3 weeks)
  • 1999 - Boom Boom Boom Boom - Vengaboys (1 week)
  • 2004 - Everytime - Britney Spears (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
  • 1999 - Synkronized - Jamiroquai (1 week)
  • 2004 - Hopes and Fears - Keane (1 week (3 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 2010 - Time Flies: 1994 - 2009 - Oasis (1 week)

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