Thursday, August 25, 2016

Almanac: August 25, 2016

Birthdays

  • 1918 - Leonard Berstein (d. 1990)
  • 1927 - Monty Matthews (Jordanaires) 
  • 1928 - Jerry Rivers (Hank William's Drifting Cowboys) (d. 1996)
  • 1933 - Wayne Shorter (Weather Report) (83)
  • 1942 - Walter Williams (O'Jays) (74)
  • 1947 - Keith Tippett (King Crimson) (69)
  • 1949 - Gene Simmons (KISS) (67)
  • 1949 - Henry Paul (Outlaws, BlackHawk) (67)
  • 1950 - Willie DeVille (d. 2009)
  • 1951 - Rob Halford (Judas Priest) (65)
  • 1951 - James Warren (Korgis) (65)
  • 1952 - Geoff Downes (Buggles, Yes, Asia) (64)
  • 1954 - Elvis Costello (62)
  • 1954 - Martin Jourard (Motels) (62)
  • 1961 - Billy Ray Cyrus (55)
  • 1962 - Vivian Campbell (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Def Leppard) (54)
  • 1963 - Candida Doyle (Pulp) (53)
  • 1963 - Shock G (born Gregory Jacobs) (53)
  • 1965 - Nigel Durham (Saxon) (51)
  • 1965 - Mia Zapata (Gits) (d. 1993)
  • 1966 - Terminator X (born Norman Rogers) (Public Enemy) (50)
  • 1966 - Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X, Black Country Communion) (50)
  • 1967 - Jeff Tweedy (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) (49)
  • 1968 - Stuart Murdoch (Belle & Sebastian) (48)
  • 1968 - Spider One (born Michael Cummings) (Powerman 5000) (48)
  • 1969 - Luke Scott (Babybird) (47)
  • 1970 - Jo Dee Messina (46)
  • 1983 - James Righton (Klaxons) (33)
  • 1987 - Amy MacDonald (29)
  • 1988 - Alexandra Burke (28)
Deaths
  • 1979 - Stan Kenton - Stroke (67)
  • 1995 - Doug Stegmeyer (bassist for Billy Joel) - Suicide (43)
  • 1999 - Rob Fisher (Naked Eyes) - Cancer (42)
  • 2000 - Jack Nitzsche (arranger, producer, songwriter) - Cardiac arrest (63)
  • 2001 - Aaliyah - Plane crash (22)
  • 2006 - Lou Wills (Warner Brothers executive)
On This Day
  • 1956 - George Jones joined the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. 
  • 1967 - Brian Wilson performed with the Beach Boys for the first time in two years at a show in Honolulu, HI.
  • 1970 - The Electric Ladyland studios in New York opened.
  • 1970 - Elton John played live for the first time in the U.S. at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA, opening for David Ackles.
  • 1970 - Emerson, Lake and Palmer made their live debut in Plymouth, England.
  • 1973 - Bobby Darin performed live for the last time at the Las Vegas Hilton.
  • 1973 - Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers broke his leg in a car accident.
  • 1993 - Snoop Dogg was indicted for his involvement in the murder of a member of the By Yerself gang, posting the $1 million bail. He was acquitted three years later.
  • 1994 - Jimmy Page and Robert Plant taped their MTV Unplugged special in London.
  • 1994 - Jimmy Buffett crashed his plane off Nantucket, MA, swimming back to shore.
  • 1999 - Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue was arrested for inciting a riot in Las Vegas when he tells the crowd to go out and turn over some cars.
  • 1999 - Whitney Houston was sued for $100,000 by the city of Concord, CA after she cancelled a show due to illness.
  • 1999 - Lionel Richie plays a show in front of the Sphynx in Egypt. 
  • 2003 - Jag, a children's book written by LeAnn Rimes and her husband Dean Sheremet, was published.
  • 2005 - Slash and Duff, formerly of Guns N' Roses, sued Axl Rose for naming himself sole holder of the copyrights of the band's works.
  • 2006 - Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton was forced to sit out the first part of the band's Route of All Evil Tour to undergo treatment for throat cancer. 
  • 2007 - Chuck Wicks made his Grand Ole Opry debut. 
  • 2009 - Country singer Jack Ingram set a record for most interviews in 24 hours by doing 215 five-minute interviews with radio stations. 
Marriages
  • 1941 - Billie Holiday and Jimmy Monroe
  • 1946 - Rex Allen and Bonita Linder
  • 2007 - Willa Ford and Mike Modano
Divorces
  • 1994 - Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley
Released
  • 1973 - Ramblin' Man - Allman Brothers (single)
  • 1975 - Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
  • 1976 - Boston - Boston
  • 1979 - Cars - Gary Numan (single)
  • 1982 - What Time Is It? - Time 
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1958 - Little Star - Elegants (1 week)
  • 1962 - Loco-Motion - Little Eva (1 week)
  • 1973 - Brother Louie - Stories (2 weeks)
  • 1979 - My Sharona - Knack (6 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1973 - Chicago VI - Chicago (2 weeks (3 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 2007 - Underground Kingz - UGK (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1956 - Honky Tonk (Parts 1 & 2) - Bill Doggett (13 weeks)
  • 1958 - Just a Dream - Jimmy Clanton (1 week)
  • 1962 - The Loco-Motion - Little Eva (3 weeks)
  • 1984 - Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr. (2 weeks)
  • 1990 - Jerk Out - Time (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1945 - You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often - Tex Ritter (2 weeks)
  • 1958 - Blue Blue Day - Don Gibson (2 weeks)
  • 1973 - Everybody's Had the Blues - Merle Haggard (2 weeks)
  • 1979 - The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band (1 week)
  • 1984 - Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream) - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1960 - Apache - Shadows (5 weeks)
  • 1973 - Young Love - Donny Osmond (4 weeks)
  • 1979 - We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard (4 weeks)
  • 2002 - Crossroads - Blazin' Squad (1 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums

  • 1956 - Songs For Swingin' Lovers - Frank Sinatra (1 week (2 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 2002 - Imagine - Eva Cassidy (1 week)

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