Almanac: July 23, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1917 - Judy Martin (d. 1951)
  • 1935 - Cleveland Duncan (Penguins) (80)
  • 1942 - Madeline Bell (74)
  • 1943 - Tony Joe White (73)
  • 1944 - Dino Danelli (Rascals) (72)
  • 1946 - Andy MacKay (Roxy Music) (71)
  • 1946 - Keith Ferguson (Fabulous Thunderbirds) (d. 1997)
  • 1947 - David Essex (69)
  • 1950 - Blair Thornton (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) (66)
  • 1950 - Ian Thomas (66)
  • 1952 - Janis Siegel (Manhattan Transfer) (64)
  • 1954 - Marisa DeFranco (DeFranco Family) (62)
  • 1961 - Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) (55)
  • 1963 - Yuval Gabay (Soul Coughing) (53)
  • 1964 - Tim Kellett (Simply Red) (52)
  • 1964 - Nick Menza (Megadeth) (52)
  • 1965 - Slash (born Saul Hudson) (51)
  • 1965 - Rob Dickinson (Catherine Wheel) (51)
  • 1970 - Sam Watters (Color Me Bad) (46)
  • 1971 - Alison Krauss (45)
  • 1971 - Dalvin DeGrate (Jodeci) (45)
  • 1971 - Chad Gracey (Live) (45)
  • 1973 - Fran Healy (Travis) (43)
  • 1977 - David Pichette (Emerson Drive) (39)
  • 1980 - Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child) (36)
  • 1981 - Steve Jocz (Sum 41) (35)
  • 1984 - Matthew Murphy (Wombats) (32)
  • 1990 - Neil Perry (Band Perry) (26)
Deaths
  • 1980 - Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead) - Auto accident (32)
  • 1995 - Floyd McDaniel (Four Blazes) (80)
  • 2003 - Bobby Thomson (manager of Ozzy Osbourne) - Throat cancer (50)
  • 2004 - Bill Brown (Ozark Mountain Daredevils) - Smoke inhalation from a house fire
  • 2007 - Ron Miller (songwriter for Motown) - Cardiac arrest (approx. 74)
  • 2011 - Amy Winehouse - Alcohol poisoning (27)
On This Day
  • 1964 - The Beatles performed at the Night of a Hundred Stars in London.
  • 1966 - The Cavern Club in Liverpool was reopened by Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
  • 1971 - The Rolling Stones and the late Brian Jones' father sue ex-manager Allen Klein for $29 million over the mismanagement of funds.
  • 1977 - Keith Moon went on stage with Led Zeppelin in Los Angeles. After the concert, John Bonham, Zeppelin manager Peter Grant and two others get into a fight with three of promoter Bill Graham's men.   The opening act was Judas Priest who was starting their first U.S. tour.
  • 1980 - Cliff Richard became an OBE (Officer of the British Empire).
  • 1983 - The Police opened the North American leg of their Synchronicity Tour in Chicago, IL.
  • 1987 - The remaining Beatles sue EMI for $40 million in back royalties and the rights to their catalog.
  • 1989 - Ringo Starr started his first tour since the breakup of the Beatles with the first All Starr Band.
  • 1990 - Filming began on the movie Falling From Grace. It is John Mellencamps acting and directing debut.
  • 1992 - Bruce Springsteen kicked off a solo world tour in New Jersey.
  • 1994 - Frank Zappa had an asteroid named after him by the International Astronomical Union.
  • 1998 - Iron Maiden is forced to cancel the balance of their U.S. tour after vocalist Blaze Bayley has throat problems.
  • 1998 - The Great Rewind Tour opens in Atlanta, GA with Culture Club, Howard Jones and the Human League. 
  • 1999 - The Woodstock 99 festival opened in Rome, NY.
  • 2000 - Farrah Franklin left Destiny's Child leaving Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
  • 2001 - Megadeth is banned from performing in Malaysia after the government deemed their imagery as inappropriate for youths.
  • 2003 - Sugarland was discovered while performing in a Nashville club. 
  • 2004 - Pete Doherty of Babyshambles is beat up by three men.
  • 2004 - Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution Tour opens in Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2006 - George Michael was charged with anonymous public sex after an incident where he was photographed with an older man in London.
  • 2008 - Kid Rock was fined $1,000 and given a year's probation for a fight in an Atlanta Waffle House.
Divorces
  • 2003 - James Brown and Tomi Rae (separated)
Recorded
  • 1963 - Neil Young's first recording session in Winnipeg.
Released
  • 1955 - Maybellene - Chuck Berry (debut single)
  • 1965 - More Hits By the Supremes - Supremes
  • 1966 - They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Ha! - Napoleon XIV (single)
  • 1971 - Every Good Boy Deserves Favor - Moody Blues
  • 1977 - Nobody Does it Better - Carly Simon (single)
  • 1977 - Cold as Ice - Foreigner (single)
  • 1978 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Soundtrack) - Various Artists
  • 1982 - Emotions in Motion - Billy Idol
  • 1986 - Walk Like an Egyptian - Bangles (single)
  • 1991 - Homebase - D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
  • 1996 - Tidal - Fiona Apple
  • 2007 - 500 Degreez - Lil Wayne
Broadcasts
  • 1958 - American Bandstand - Ersel Hickey, Four Tophatters
  • 1959 - American Bandstand - Gerry Granahan
  • 1962 - American Bandstand - James Darren (guest host)
  • 1963 - American Bandstand - Freddy Cannon (guest host)
  • 1965 - Where the Action Is - Kinks, Jimmy Velvet, Linda Scott, Steve Alaimo
  • 1966 - American Bandstand - Turtles, Donna Lauren
  • 1976 - Midnight Special - Spinners (host), Captain & Tennille, Eric Carmen, Henry Gross, Starbuck, Tribute to Jim Croce
  • 1977 - American Bandstand - Kenny Nolan
  • 1983 - American Bandstand - Rockats
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1977 - Looks Like We Made It - Barry Manilow (1 week)
  • 1988 - Hold On to the Night - Richard Marx (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1955 - Lonesome Echo - Jackie Gleason (2 weeks)
  • 1965 - Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra (1 week)
  • 1977 - Rumours - Fleetwood Mac (19 weeks (10 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1983 - Synchronicity - Police (7 weeks)
  • 1988 - Hysteria - Def Leppard (2 weeks)
  • 2005 - TP-3: Reloaded - R. Kelly (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1966 - Let's Go Get Stoned - Ray Charles (1 week)
  • 1977 - Best of My Love - Emotions (1 week (3 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1988 - Don't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1983 - Pancho and Lefty - Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard (1 week)
  • 1988 - Set 'Em Up Joe - Vern Gosdin (1 week)
  • 1994 - Summertime Blues - Alan Jackson (3 weeks)
  • 2005 - As Good As I Once Was - Toby Keith (6 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1964 - A Hard Day's Night - Beatles (3 weeks)
  • 1977 - I Feel Love - Donna Summer (4 weeks)
  • 1983 - Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) - Paul Young (3 weeks)
  • 2000 - We Will Rock You - Five + Queen (1 week)
  • 2006 - Don't Stop Me Now/Please, Please - McFly (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
  • 1983 - You and Me Both - Yazoo (2 weeks)
  • 1988 - Now That's What I Call Music 12 - Various Artists (5 weeks)
  • 1994 - Voodoo Lounge - Rolling Stones (1 week)
  • 2000 - In Blue - Coors (2 weeks)
  • 2006 - Razorlight - Razorlight (2 weeks



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