Almanac: July 6, 2016
On This Day
- 1911 - Laverne Andrews (Andrews Sisters) (d. 1967)
- 1925 - Bill Haley (d. 1981)
- 1931 - Della Reese (85)
- 1937 - Gene Chandler (79)
- 1939 - Jet Harris (Shadows) (d. 2011)
- 1940 - Jeannie Seely (76)
- 1944 - Byron Berline (Flying Burrito Brothers) (72)
- 1945 - Rik Elswit (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show) (71)
- 1949 - Phyllis Hyman (d. 1995)
- 1949 - Mike Shrieve (Santana) (70)
- 1951 - John Bazz (Blasters) (65)
- 1952 - Jesse Harms (Sammy Hagar, REO Speedwagon) (64)
- 1952 - David Smith (Real Thing) (64)
- 1952 - Graham Oliver (Saxon) (64)
- 1953 - Nanci Griffith (63)
- 1956 - John Jorgenson (Desert Rose Band) (60)
- 1959 - John Keeble (Spandau Ballet) (57)
- 1963 - Tim Bricheno (All About Eve, Sisters of Mercy) (53)
- 1965 - Eddie Campbell (Texas) (51)
- 1967 - Heather Nova (49)
- 1969 - Michael Grant (Musical Youth) (47)
- 1970 - Inspecta Deck (born Jason Hunter) (Wu-Tang Clan) (46)
- 1975 - 50 Cent (born Curtis Jackson III) (41)
- 1979 - Nic Cester (Jet) (37)
- 1987 - Kate Nash (29)
- 1971 - Louis Armstrong - Heart attack (69)
- 1979 - Van McCoy - Heart attack (39)
- 1998 - Roy Rogers - Congestive heart failure (86)
- 1999 - Michael Wallace (Third World) - Shot (43)
- 1999 - Benny Bell (93)
- 2003 - Skip Battin (Byrds) - Complications of Alzheimer's Disease (69)
- 2004 - Syreeta Wright - Congestive heart failure due to treatment for breast and bone cancer (57)
- 1954 - Sam Phillips gave Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips an acetate of Elvis Presley's That's All Right Mama.
- 1957 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time.
- 1961 - Mersey Beat, the Liverpool based newspaper, was founded.
- 1964 - The Beatles' A Hard Days Night premiered in London.
- 1965 - The Jefferson Airplane formed.
- 1975 - Keith Richards was arrested in Arkansas on charges of reckless driving and possession of an offensive weapon (7" hunting knife).
- 1976 - The Damned performed for the first time in London.
- 1978 - Eddie Mahoney changed his name to Eddie Money.
- 1980 - 36 people are arrested at a Ted Nugent show in Hollywood, FL for smoking pot and throwing bottles.
- 1984 - The Jacksons opened their North American Victory Tour in Kansas City.
- 2003 - Eight people were struck by lightning in East Troy, WI while waiting for a Dave Matthews Band concert.
- 2003 - The Dixie Chicks performed in Dallas, TX despite a death threat to Natalie Maines.
- 2004 - A fundraiser in Los Angeles for presidential candidate John Kerry included performances by Dave Grohl, Tenacious D and Liz Phair.
- 2005 - Lil Kim was sentenced to one year in jail for lying to a grand jury.
- 2005 - Bob Geldof was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
- 2006 - Waylon Jennings was inducted onto the Rock Walk in Hollywood.
- 2007 - Tommy Dunbar and James Gangwer of the Rubinos went after Avril Lavigne alleging that her song Girlfriend was stolen from their I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend.
- 2012 - Adam Clayton's (U2) personal assistant, Carol Hawkins, was give a seven year prison sentence for embezzling over $3 million from the musician.
- 2013 - $2 million is raised in Norman, OK for tornado relief in a benefit put together by Toby Keith and starring Garth Brooks, Tricia Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Ronnie Dunn, Sammy Hagar, John Anderson and Mel Tillis.
- 1971 - Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog (both ABBA)
- 1978 - Tammy Wynette and George Richie
- 1991 - Mary Travers (Peter, Paul & Mary) and Ethan Robbins
- 2009 - Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum) and Cassie McConnell
- 1937 - Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman
- 1972 - Trilogy - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
- 1973 - Keep Yourself Alive - Queen (U.K.) (debut single)
- 1973 - A Passion Play - Jethro Tull
- 1979 - The B-52s - B-52's
- 1984 - Victory - Jacksons
- 1985 - Heart - Heart
- 1986 - QR III - Quiet Riot
- 1987 - In the Dark - Grateful Dead
- 1987 - Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen
- 1993 - Zooropa - U2
- 1959 - American Bandstand - Sammy Turner
- 1961 - American Bandstand - Conway Twitty, Will Jordan
- 1962 - American Bandstand - Eddie Hodges
- 1965 - Where the Action Is - Tommy Roe, Nino Tempo & April Stevens, Steve Alaimo, Paul Revere & the Radiers
- 1966 - Where the Action Is - Everly Brothers, Jerry Naylor, Robbs
- 1967 - Top of the Pops - Pink Floyd
- 1968 - American Bandstand - Jon & Robin, Buck Owens
- 1973 - Midnight Special - Jose Feliciano (host), Savoy Brown, Staple Singers, Stories, Tower of Power, Johnny Winter
- 1974 - American Bandstand - Jim Stafford, Ohio Players
- 1985 - American Bandstand - Go West
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
- 1963 - Easier Said Than Done - Essex (2 weeks)
- 1974 - Rock the Boat - Hues Corporation (1 week)
- 1985 - Sussudio - Phil Collins (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
- 1974 - Band on the Run - Paul McCartney & Wings (1 week (3 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1985 - No Jacket Required - Phil Collins (1 week (6 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1991 - For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge - Van Halen (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
- 1963 - Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis (2 weeks)
- 1968 - I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) - Temptations (1 week)
- 1974 - Rock Your Baby - George McCrae (2 weeks)
- 1996 - How Do U Want It/California Love - 2Pac Featuring K-Ci & Jo-Jo/Featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
- 1974 - He Thinks I Still Care - Anne Murray (2 weeks)
- 1985 - She's a Miracle - Exile (1 week)
- 1991 - Don't Rock the Jukebox - Alan Jackson (3 weeks)
- 2002 - I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song) - Brad Paisley (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
- 1968 - Baby Come Back - Equals (3 weeks)
- 2003 - Crazy in Love - Beyonce Featuring Jay-Z (3 weeks)
- 2008 - Dance Wiv Me - Dizzee Rascal Featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
- 1974 - The Singles: 1969-1983 - Carpenters (1 week (16 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1985 - Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen (4 weeks)
- 1996 - Recurring Dream - Crowded House (2 weeks)
- 2002 - Heathen Chemistry - Oasis (1 week)