Almanac: August 24, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1898 - Fred Rose (d. 1954)
  • 1905 - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (d. 1974)
  • 1915 - Wynonie Harris (d. 1969)
  • 1924 - Louis Teicher (Ferrante & Teicher) (d. 2008)
  • 1929 - Willie Winfield (Harptones) (87)
  • 1938 - Mason Williams (78)
  • 1938 - David Freiberg (Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship) (78)
  • 1940 - Tony Secunda (manager for Moody Blues, Procol Harum, more) (d. 1995)
  • 1941 - Marshall Thompson (Chi-Lites) (75)
  • 1941 - Ernest Wright, Jr. (Little Anthony & the Imperials) (75)
  • 1942 - Jimmy Soul (d. 1988)
  • 1942 - Carl Mann (74)
  • 1942 - Joe Chambers (Chambers Brothers) (74)
  • 1943 - John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (d. 1989)
  • 1944 - Jim Brady (Sandpipers) (72)
  • 1945 - Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) (71)
  • 1945 - Malcolm Duncan (Average White Band) (71)
  • 1947 - Jim Fox (James Gang) (69)
  • 1948 - Jean-Michel Jarre (68)
  • 1951 - Mike Derosier (Heart) (65)
  • 1951 - Danny Joe Brown (Molly Hatchet) (d. 2005)
  • 1952 - John Cowan (New Grass Revival) (64)
  • 1955 - Jeffrey Daniel (Shalamar) (61)
  • 1961 - Mark Bedford (Madness) (55)
  • 1963 - John Bush (Anthrax) (53)
  • 1970 - Kristyn Osborn (SheDaisy) (46)
Deaths
  • 1978 - Louis Prima - Cerebral hemorrhage during brain surgery (67)
  • 1988 - Nat Stuckey (54)
  • 1992 - Larrie Londin (session drummer) - Heart attack (48) 
  • 1998 - Gene Page (composer, arranger, producer) (58)
  • 1998 - Jerry Clower - Following heart bypass surgery (71)
On This Day
  • 1966 - The Doors started recording their first album in Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1967 - Bruce Springsteen joined a group called Earth.
  • 1967 - The Beatles meet the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for the first time.
  • 1968 - Keith Moon celebrated his birthday by driving a car into the pool at the Holiday Inn in Flint, MI.
  • 1969 - The movie Alice's Restaurant, starring Arlo Guthrie, opened.
  • 1974 - Traffic performed together for the last time at the Reading Festival in England.
  • 1977 - Waylon Jennings was arrested for possession of cocaine.
  • 1978 - Bruce Springsteen was on the cover of Rolling Stone in salute to the release of Darkness at the Edge of Town.
  • 1979 - The Cars play before an estimated 500,000 in New York's Central Park.
  • 1979 - B.B. King celebrated 30 years in show business by playing the Roxy in Los Angeles.
  • 1981 - Mark David Chapman was sentenced to twenty years in jail for killing John Lennon.
  • 1983 - Jerry Lee Lewis' fifth wife, Shawn Michelle Stevens, was found dead from a methadone overdose. They were married only three months.
  • 1990 - Judas Priest were exonerated in a lawsuit by the families of two fans who committed suicide, saying they did it after hearing subliminal messages in the Stained Class album.
  • 1990 - Sinead O'Connor says she will not perform at the Garden State Arts Center in New Jersey if the U.S. National Anthem is played before her show.
  • 1994 - Dave Abruzzese left Pearl Jam.
  • 1996 - Liam Gallagher sat in the audience during his band, Oasis', taping of MTV Unplugged. His brother Noel took on the vocals.
  • 1998 - Ingrid Penderson announced she was the half-sister of John Lennon.
  • 1999 - Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan left Oasis.
  • 1999 - Elton John is sued over his song Can You Feel the Love Tonight. The songwriter for Glenn Medeiros' Listen to Your Heart contends that John's song is too similar.
  • 2001 - The Backstreet Boys resumed their Black & White World Tour 2001 after stopping on July 9 for A.J. McLean to be treated for depression and alcohol abuse.
  • 2001 - June Carter Cash had surgery to put in a pacemaker. 
  • 2009 - Michael Jackson's death was ruled a homicide. Dr. Conrad Murray, his personal physician, would eventually be charged with the singer's death. 
  • 2010 - George Michael plead guilty to driving under the influence of drugs in an incident where he ran his car into the front of a photo shop.
  • 2010 - Country singer Doug Stone was arrested for DUI. 
  • 2013 - Florida Georgia Line set a new Country Singles chart record with their 23rd week at number 1.
Divorces
  • 1994 - Joe Diffie and Debra Diffie
  • 1994 - Radney Foster and Mary Foster (filed)
Recorded
  • 1956 - Love Me Tender and We're Gonna Move - Elvis Presley
  • 1963 - 500 Miles Away From Home - Bobby Bare
  • 1975 - Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (first day of recording, would take three weeks)
  • 1977 - Take This Job and Shove It - Johnny Paycheck 
Released
  • 1968 - Truth - Jeff Beck Group (debut)
  • 1979 - I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince (single)
  • 1987 - I'm In It For Love - Donny Osmond (first single in ten years)
  • 1999 - LFO - LFO (debut album)
  • 1999 - Christina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera (debut)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1959 - The Three Bells - Browns (4 weeks)
  • 1974 - (You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka and Odia Coates (3 weeks)
  • 1985 - The Power of Love - Huey Lewis & the News (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1963 - Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius - Little Stevie Wonder (1 week)
  • 1985 - Songs From the Big Chair - Tears for Fears (1 week (4 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1996 - Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette (3 weeks (7 previous weeks at number 1))
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1946 - Choo Choo Ch'Boogie - Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (18 weeks)
  • 2002 - Dilemma - Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland (9 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1968 - Already It's Heaven - David Houston (1 week)
  • 1974 - Old Man From the Mountain - Merle Haggard (1 week)
  • 1985 - Real Love - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1968 - Mony Mony - Tommy James & the Shondells (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
  • 1991 - Metallica - Metallica (1 week)

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