Thursday, July 14, 2016

Almanac: July 14, 2016

Birthdays

  • 1910 - Slim Wilson (d. 1990)
  • 1912 - Woody Guthrie (d. 1967)
  • 1920 - Marijohn Wilkin (d. 2006)
  • 1926 - Lowman Pauling (5 Royales) (d. 1973)
  • 1930 - Polly Bergen (d. 2014)
  • 1932 - Del Reeves (d. 2007)
  • 1938 - Bob Scholl (Mello-Kings) (d. 1965)
  • 1949 - Tommy Mottola (executive) (67)
  • 1950 - Gwen Guthrie (d. 1999)
  • 1952 - Bob Casale (aka Bob 2) (Devo) (d. 2014)
  • 1952 - Chris Cross (Ultravox) (64)
  • 1954 - Jos Zoomer (Vandenberg) (62)
  • 1959 - Ray Herndon (60)
  • 1960 - Kyle Gass (Tenacious D) (56)
  • 1964 - John Maurer (Social Distortion) (52)
  • 1965 - Igor Petrovich Khoroshev (Yes) (51)
  • 1966 - Ellen Reid (Crash Test Dummies) (50)
  • 1966 - Tanya Donelly (50)
  • 1971 - Nick McCabe (Verve) (45)
  • 1973 - Monoxide Child (born Paul Methric) (Twiztid) (43)
  • 1975 - Taboo (born Jamie Gomez) (Black Eyed Peas) (41)
  • 1975 - Jamey Johnson (41)
  • 1975 - Tameka "Tiny" Cottle (Xscape) (41)
  • 1984 - Chris Steele (Alexisonfire) (32)
  • 1987 - Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons) (29)
Deaths
  • 1980 - Malcolm Owen (Ruts) - Heroid overdose (26)
  • 1984 - Philippe Wynne (Spinners) - Heart attack (43)
  • 2005 - Joe Harnell - Heart failure (80)
On This Day
  • 1968 - Bill Graham moved the Fillmore West from its original location in San Francisco to the Carousel Ballroom. The final show at the original venue was played by Electric Flag and Blue Cheer.
  • 1969 - Bob Dylan made a surprise appearance with the Band at the Mississippi River Rock Festival, performing three songs.
  • 1973 - The Everly Brothers broke up while on stage at Knott's Berry Farm in California. Phil smashed his guitar after he thought Don was drinking during the set and Don announced the split.
  • 1973 - Gary Glitter and the Glitter Men played their first live show in Mecksham, England.
  • 1977 - Elvis Costello & the Attractions made their live debut in Penzance, England.
  • 1980 - Allen Klein went to jail for two-months for falsifying his tax returns.
  • 1980 - Bryan Ferry collapsed from a kidney infection and was flown from France to London.
  • 1982 - Pink Floyd's movie The Wall premiered in London.
  • 1982 - Van Halen opened their North American Hide Your Sheep Tour in Augusta, GA.
  • 1984 - Eddie Van Halen joins the Jacksons on stage to play guitar on Beat It.
  • 1987 - Steve Miller received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1988 - Nashville radio station WYHY offers $1 million to anyone who can produce Elvis Presley at their studio.
  • 1988 - Michael Jackson set a world record with 504,000 people attending seven shows at Wembley Stadium in London.
  • 1992 - Olivia Newton-John announced she had breast cancer.
  • 1995 - Dreamworks/SKG bought out the contract of George Michael from Sony for $40 million.
  • 1998 - A party is held in Central Park by Clive Davis to celebrate Sarah McLachlan and her triple-platinum album Surfacing.
  • 2000 - Dr. Dre filed a lawsuit against the city of Detroit and three city officials for violation of first amendment rights after he was told he couldn't show a video during his show with partially nude women and a robbery.
  • 2000 - The Go-Go's announced they were reuniting for an album and tour.
  • 2006 - Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream was attacked in a Madrid bar and had his nose broken.
  • 2009 - Thousands of Michael Jackson fans went to London's O2 Arena in remembrance of the day that the singer's residency was to begin.
  • 2010 - Bono of U2 announced that he was recovered from his recent back surgery.
Released
  • 1958 - Rise, Shine - Drinkard Sisters (Dionne Warwick, Cissy Houston, Dee Dee Warwick, Judy Clay) (single)
  • 1964 - The Letter - Caesar & Cleo (later known as Sonny & Cher) (single)
  • 1967 - Bee Gees 1st - Bee Gees
  • 1970 - Supertramp - Supertramp
  • 1974 - Trooper - Trooper
  • 1986 - Press - Paul McCartney (single)
  • 1986 - Knocked Out Loaded - Bob Dylan
  • 1987 - U Got the Look - Prince (single)
  • 1989 - Poison - Alice Cooper (single)
  • 1989 - My First Night Without You - Cyndi Lauper (video, the first ever with closed captions)
  • 1992 - Countdown to Extinction - Megadeth
  • 1998 - Hello Nasty - Beastie Boys
  • 1998 - The Boy is Mine - Monica
Broadcasts
  • 1952 - The Eddy Arnold Show - Premiered (summer replacement show for the Perry Como Show)
  • 1959 - American Bandstand - Marti Barris
  • 1960 - American Bandstand - Johnny Restivo
  • 1965 - Shindig - Beau Brummels, Shelly Fabares, Ian Whitcomb, Sammy Jackson, Terry Black, Kelly Garrett, Sammy Jackson, George Wydell, Blossoms, Gauchos, Billy Preston, Shindogs, Bobby Sherman, Wellingtons
  • 1965 - Where the Action Is - Herman's Hermits, Steve Alaimo, Linda Scott
  • 1966 - Where the Action Is - Petula Clark, Marianne Faithfull, Paul Revere & the Raiders (Salute to the Beatles)
  • 1973 - American Bandstand - DeFranco Family
  • 1979 - American Bandstand - Alton McClain & Destiny
  • 1984 - American Bandstand - Real Life
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1962 - Roses are Red - Bobby Vinton (4 weeks)
  • 1979 - Bad Girls - Donna Summer (5 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1956 - My Fair Lady - Original Cast (8 weeks)
  • 2001 - Songs in A Minor - Alicia Keys (1 week)
  • 2007 - Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus - Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1945 - Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well - Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra (8 weeks)
  • 1990 - My, My, My - Johnny Gill (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1945 - Shame On You - Spade Cooley (1 week (8 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1945 - At Mail Call Today - Gene Autry (3 weeks (4 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1951 - I Wanna Play House With You - Eddy Arnold (11 weeks)
  • 1956 - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Elvis Presley (2 weeks)
  • 1973 - Love is the Foundation - Loretta Lynn (2 weeks)
  • 1984 - I Don't Want to Be a Memory - Exile (1 week)
  • 1990 - The Dance - Garth Brooks (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1996 - Forever Love - Gary Barlow (1 week)
  • 2002 - Anyone of Us (Stupid Mistake) - Gareth Gates (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
  • No albums made number 1 in England on July 14


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