Almanac: August 20, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1923 - Jim Reeves (d. 1964)
  • 1931 - Paul Robi (Platters) (d. 1989)
  • 1934 - Sneaky Pete Kleinow (Flying Burrito Brothers) (d. 2007)
  • 1935 - Justin Tubb (d. 1998)
  • 1937 - Sky Saxon (Seeds) (d. 2009)
  • 1940 - John Lantree (Honeycombs) (76)
  • 1941 - Dave Brock (Hawkwind) (75)
  • 1942 - Isaac Hayes (d. 2008)
  • 1944 - Jon Povey (Pretty Things) (72)
  • 1946 - Ralf Hütter (Kraftwerk) (70)
  • 1947 - James Pankow (Chicago) (69)
  • 1948 - Robert Plant (68)
  • 1949 - Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) (d. 1986)
  • 1952 - John Hiatt (64)
  • 1952 - Rudy Gatlin (Gatlin Brothers) (64)
  • 1952 - Doug Fieger (Knack) (d. 2010)
  • 1956 - Rick Olsen (Berlin) (60)
  • 1957 - Richard Zatorski (Real Life) (59)
  • 1965 - KRS-One (born Lawrence Parker) (51)
  • 1966 - Dimebag Darrell (born Darrell Abbott) (Pantera) (d. 2004)
  • 1970 - Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) (46)
  • 1971 - Brad Avery (Third Day) (45)
  • 1974 - Big Moe (born Kenneth Moore) (d. 2007)
  • 1979 - Jamie Cullum (37)
  • 1992 - Demi Lovato (24)
Deaths
  • 1988 - Leon McAuliffe (Bob Wills' Texas Playboys) (71)
  • 1999 - Bobby Sheehan (Blues Traveler) - Drug overdose (31)
  • 2009 - Larry Knechtel - Heart attack (69)
On This Day
  • 1960 - The shooting of the movie Where the Boys Are, starring Connie Francis, begins in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • 1965 - Andrew Loog Oldham and Tony Calder formed Immediate Records. The McCoy's Hang On Sloopy was their first release.
  • 1966 - The Beatles were forced to postpone their appearance in Cincinnati due to heavy rains.
  • 1967 - The New York Times is the first to report about the new Dolby sound reduction system.
  • 1969 - Frank Zappa broke up the Mothers of Invention.
  • 1991 - Nirvana and Sonic Youth started a European Tour in Cork, Ireland.
  • 1993 - Santana and Bob Dylan open their tour in Portland, OR.
  • 1996 - Snoop Dogg settles out-of-court with the family of a man shot by his bodyguard three years earlier.
  • 1997 - A 50-mile stretch of Interstate 65 through Alabama is dedicated to Hank Williams.
  • 1998 - Rapper DMX is exonerated of rape charges based on DNA evidence.
  • 2000 - The last show was played in London's original Wembley Stadium by Bon Jovi.
  • 2000 - Five members of the audience are injured in a crush at a No Doubt concert.
  • 2003 - OSHA fined the group Great White and the owner of the Providence, R.I. club The Station almost $100,000 for the fire that killed 100 people.
  • 2003 - Olivia Newton-John cancelled her U.S. tour to attend to her ill mother.
  • 2008 - Country star John Rich said that the late-Johnny Cash would have backed presidential candidate John McCain. Cash's daughter, Rosanne, shot back that the comment was extremely presumptuous. 
Marriages
  • 1992 - Sting and Trudie Styler
  • 2007 - T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang
Recorded
  • 1969 - I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Beatles (their final studio session)
  • 1974 - You Never Even Call Me By My Name - David Alan Coe
Released
  • 1966 - Beauty's Only Skin Deep - Temptations (single)
  • 1973 - Angie - Rolling Stones (single)
  • 2010 - Life Won't Wait - Ozzy Osbourne (single)
Broadcasts
  • 1997 - Oasis: Right Here Right Now (BBC)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1977 - Best of My Love - Emotions (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1960 (stereo albums) - Sold Out - Kingston Trio (2 weeks)
  • 1988 - Roll With It - Steve Winwood (1 week)
  • 2005 - Fireflies - Faith Hill (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1949 - Ain't Nobody's Business (Parts 1 & 2) - Jimmy Witherspoon (1 week)
  • 1983 - Get it Right - Aretha Franklin (2 weeks)
  • 1988 - Loosey's Rap - Rick James Featuring Roxanne Shante (1 week)
  • 1994 - I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Men (9 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1977 - Way Down - Elvis Presley (1 week)
  • 1983 - Love Song - Oak Ridge Boys (1 week)
  • 1988 - Bluest Eyes in Texas - Restless Heart (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1977 - Angelo - Brotherhood of Man (1 week)
  • 1995 - Country House - Blur (2 weeks)
  • 2000 - Groovejet (If It Ain't Love) - Spiller Featuring Sophie Ellis-Baxter (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums

  • 1983 - 18 Greatest Hits - Michael Jackson Plus the Jackson 5 (3 weeks)
  • 2000 - Born to Do It - Craig David (2 weeks)
  • 2006 - Back to Basics - Christina Aguilera (1 week)


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