Almanac: August 27, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1925 - Carter Stanley (Stanley Brothers) (d. 1966)
  • 1926 - Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn (d. 1996)
  • 1927 - Jimmy C. Newman (d. 2014)
  • 1937 - Phil Shulman (Gentle Giant) (79)
  • 1937 - Tommy Sands (79)
  • 1937 - J.D. Crowe (79)
  • 1939 - Edward Patten (Gladys Knight & the Pips) (d. 2005)
  • 1942 - Daryl Dragon (Captain & Tennille) (74)
  • 1943 - Randy Bachman (Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive) (73)
  • 1944 - Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck Bogert & Appice) (72)
  • 1945 - Malcolm "Duke" Allured (Showaddywaddy) (71)
  • 1949 - Jeff Cook (Alabama) (67)
  • 1950 - Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Brian May Band) (66)
  • 1951 - Kevin Kavanaugh (Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes) (65)
  • 1953 - Alex Lifeson (Rush) (63)
  • 1956 - Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) (60)
  • 1961 - Yolanda Adams (55)
  • 1967 - Bob Nastanovich (Pavement) (49)
  • 1970 - Tony Kanal (No Doubt) (46)
  • 1970 - Colt Ford (born Jason Brown) (46)
  • 1972 - Jimmy Pop (born James Franks) (Bloodhound Gang) (44)
  • 1975 - Lee Brennan (911) (41)
  • 1975 - Mase (born Mason Betha) (41)
  • 1979 - Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire) (37)
  • 1979 - Jon Siebels (Eve 6) (37)
  • 1986 - Mario (born Mario Barrett) (30)
Deaths
  • 1987 - Benny Barnes (51)
  • 1967 - Brian Epstein - Overdose (32)
  • 1990 - Stevie Ray Vaughan - Helicopter crash (35)
  • 2000 - Richard Jaeger (percussionist) 
On This Day
  • 1954 - Mahalia Jackson signed with Columbia Records, where she would stay until 1967.
  • 1960 - The last Louisiana Hayride was broadcast
  • 1965 - The Beatles took a break from their tour to visit the Byrds in the recording studio and to meet Elvis Presley.
  • 1992 - The lyrics for A Day In the Life, handwritten by John Lennon, sell at auction for $87,000.
  • 1996 - Smashing Pumpkins finally started a promised tour after delays to bring two new drummers up to speed.
  • 1998 - Billy Joel cancelled his fall tour due to throat problems.
  • 2003 - Police are looking for Kyle Norman of Jagged Edge after finding 14 pounds of marijuana, guns and a large amount of cash in his home.
  • 2003 - Bobby Brown is sentenced to seven days in jail for a parole violation.
  • 2007 - Kevin Federline's lawyers asked Britney Spears to pay some of his legal fees from their divorce.
  • 2009 - Noel Gallagher quit Oasis saying he couldn't work with his brother Liam.
Marriages
  • 1977 - Jimmy Buffett and Jane Slagsvol
  • 2003 - Janis Ian and Patricia Snyder
  • 2011 - Thomas Mars (Phoenix) and Sofia Coppola
Recorded
  • 1971 - Meddle - Pink Floyd (final day of recording)
Released
  • 1966 - Cherish - Association (single)
  • 1990 - No Fences - Garth Brooks
  • 1991 - Ten - Pearl Jam (debut)
  • 1996 - No Code - Pearl Jam
  • 1996 - ATLiens - OutKast
  • 2002 - Home - Dixie Chicks
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1988 - Monkey - George Michael (2 weeks)
  • 1994 - I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Men (14 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1988 - Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1 week)
  • 2005 - Chapter V - Staind (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1966 - Blowin' in the Wind - Stevie Wonder (1 week)
  • 1988 - Nice N Slow - Freddie Jackson (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1977 - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle (4 weeks)
  • 1983 - Your Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation - Ronnie McDowell (1 week)
  • 1988 - The Wanderer - Eddie Rabbitt (1 week)
  • 1994 - Dreaming With My Eyes Open - Clay Walker (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1964 - Have I the Right? - Honeycombs (2 weeks)
  • 1977 - Float On - Floaters (1 week)
  • 2000 - Music - Madonna (1 week)
  • 2006 - Deja Vu - Beyonce Featuring Jay-Z
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
  • 1977 - 20 All-Time Greats - Connie Francis (2 weeks)
  • 1988 - Kylie - Kylie Minogue (4 weeks)
  • 1994 - Come - Prince (1 week)
  • 2006 - Eyes Open - Snow Patrol (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))


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