Almanac: June 29, 2016

Births:
  • 1929 - Johnny Ace (d. 1954)
  • 1935 - Johnnie Richardson (Johnnie & Joe) (d. 1988)
  • 1943 - Roger Spear (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) (73)
  • 1943 - Little Eva (d. 2003)
  • 1948 - Ian Paice (Deep Purple) (68)
  • 1948 - Bill Kirchen (Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen) (68)
  • 1948 - Derv Gordon (Equals) (68)
  • 1948 - Lincoln Gordon (Equals) (68)
  • 1951 - Billy Hinsche (Dino, Desi & Billy) (65)
  • 1953 - Colin Hay (Men at Work) (63)
  • 1953 - Don Dokken (Dokken) (63)
  • 1957 - Robert Forster (Go-Betweens) (59)
  • 1961 - Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks, Bad Religion) (55)
  • 1964 - Stedman Pearson (Five Star) (52)
  • 1965 - Tripp Eisen (Static-X) (51)
  • 1967 - Murray Foster (Moxy Fruvis) (49)
  • 1971 - Matthew Good (45)
  • 1976 - Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) (40)
  • 1978 - Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls) (38)
  • 1978 - Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet) (38)
  • 1979 - Richard Breen (5ive) (37)
  • 1979 - Tim McCord (Evanescence) (37)
  • 1983 - Aundrea Fimbres (Dainty Kane) (33)
Deaths:
  • 1969 - Shorty Long - Boating accident (29)
  • 1975 - Tim Buckley - Overdose (28)
  • 1979 - Lowell George - Heart attack (34)
  • 1998 - Horst Jankowski - Lung cancer (62)
  • 2002 - Rosemary Clooney - Lung cancer (74)
  • 2004 - Jimmy Lee Fautheree (Jimmy and Johnny) - Cancer (70)
  • 2007 - George McCorkle (Marshall Tucker Band) - Cancer (60)
On This Day:
  • 1959 - Dick Clark and Irvin Feld join forces to produce four package tours called the Dick Clark Caravans.
  • 1966 - 500 police are needed to control the crowd when the Beatles play Tokyo.
  • 1967 - Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are sentenced to jail for drug possession. They successfully appeal the sentence.
  • 1968 - The first free concert ever is held in Hyde Park, London, with Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Roy Harper.
  • 1969 - Noel Redding announced that he had quit the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The group ended up playing their last show at the Denver Pop Festival.
  • 1973 - Ian Gillan quit Deep Purple.
  • 1973 - Scorpions play their first live show with Uli Roth.
  • 1974 - Neil Peart replaced John Rustey in Rush.
  • 1976 - The City of Memphis renames a road as Elvis Presley Blvd.
  • 1978 - Peter Frampton was in a car crash while in the Bahamas, breaking his arm and cracking several ribs.
  • 1978 - David Bowie opened his Low/Heroes World Tour in London.
  • 1984 - Bruce Springsteen kicked off his Born in the U.S.A. tour in St. Paul, MN.
  • 1988 - Lionel Richie's wife, Brenda, was arrested after allegedly hitting her husband and a woman he was found in bed with. Charges were eventually dropped.
  • 1996 - George Martin became Sir George Martin as he received his Knighthood. Van Morrison received an OBE.
  • 1998 - George Harrison announced that he was being treated for throat cancer.
  • 1998 - The Country Music Association announced that they had selected Elvis Presley, Tammy Wynette, George Morgan and E.W. "Bud" Wendell for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. 
  • 1999 - Michael Jackson was severely bruised but nothing was broken when he fell 50 feet during a concert in Munich.
  • 1999 - Madonna sued her accounting firm for malpractice. 
  • 1999 - Leif Garret was arrested during a sting operation for drugs.
  • 2000 - Eight men were trampled to death at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark during a Pearl Jam show.
  • 2000 - Ron Wood checked into rehab for alcohol addiction.
  • 2000 - Eminem's mother sued him for $10 million for defamation of character. At issues was the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" in the song My Name Is.
  • 2004 - Courtney Love showed up five hours late to a court hearing and was reprimanded by the judge. She plead guilty to disorderly conduct which were discharged with the agreement that she pay the victim's medical bills and join a drug program.
  • 2007 - Lily Allen was questioned about an assault on a photographer.
  • 2007 - Mike Curb received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  • 2007 - Canada Post issued stamps honoring Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray and Joni Mitchell.
  • 2008 - Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is released. It's the first of the music video games to be based on a single group.
  • 2008 - The Country Music Hall of Fame held their medallion ceremony to induct the Statler Brothers and Tom T. Hall. 
Recorded:
  • 1956 - Just Walking in the Rain - Johnny Ray
  • 1957 - Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
  • 1985 - Dancing in the Streets - Mick Jagger and David Bowie
Released:
  • 1968 - A Saucerful of Secrets - Pink Floyd
  • 1987 - Once Bitten... - Great White
  • 1987 - Tiffany - Tiffany 
  • 1993 - Back to Broadway - Barbra Streisand
  • 1993 - Cryin' - Aerosmith (single)
  • 1999 - Slipknot - Slipknot (debut)
  • 2004 - The Carter - Lil Wayne
Broadcasts:
  • 1965 - Where the Action Is - Zombies, Jimmy Clanton, Steve Alaimo, Linda Scott
  • 1966 - Where the Action Is - Barry McGuire, Robbs
  • 1970 - Liza Minnelli Special
  • 1973 - Midnight Special - Paul Wiliams (host), Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, Brewer & Shipley, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Electric Light Orchestra, King Harvest
  • 1979 - Midnight Special - Raydio (host), England Dan & John Ford Coley, McFadden & Whitehead, Dolly Parton, Anita Ward
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
  • 1974 - Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot (1 week)
  • 2002 - Hot In Here - Nelly (7 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
  • 1968 - Bookends - Simon & Garfunkel (4 weeks (3 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1991 - Slave to the Grind - Skid Row (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles:
  • 1946 - The Gypsy - Ink Spots (3 weeks)
  • 1959 - Personality - Lloyd Price (4 weeks)
  • 1991 - How Can I Ease the Pain - Lisa Fischer (2 weeks)
  • 1996 -  You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow - Toni Braxton (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles:
  • 1968 - D.I.V.O.R.C.E - Tammy Wynette (3 weeks)
  • 1985 - She Keeps the Home Fires Burning - Ronnie Milsap (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
  • 1961 - Runaway - Del Shannon (3 weeks)
  • 1974 - She - Charles Aznavour (4 weeks)
  • 1985 - Frankie - Sister Sledge (4 weeks)
  • 2008 - Closer - Ne-Yo (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
  • 1968 - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake - Small Faces (1 week)
  • 1985 - Misplaced Childhood - Marillion (1 week)
  • 1991 - Love Hurts - Cher (6 weeks)
  • 1996 - Jagged Little Pill - Allanis Morisette (1 week (2 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 2003 - Dangerously In Love - Beyonce (5 week)

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