Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Almanac: August 30, 2016

Birthdays

  • 1919 - Kitty Wells (d. 2012)
  • 1928 - Johnny Mann (d. 2014)
  • 1935 - John Phillips (Mamas & the Papas) (d. 2001)
  • 1939 - Charles Colbert (American Breed) (77)
  • 1939 - John Peel (influential British DJ) (d. 2004)
  • 1941 - John McNally (Searchers) (75)
  • 1941 - Jim Hager (Hagers) (d. 2008)
  • 1941 - Jon Hager (Hagers) (d. 2009)
  • 1950 - Mickey Moody (Juicy Lucy, Whitesnake) (66)
  • 1951 - Dana (born Rosemary Brown) (65)
  • 1952 - Kenny Andrews (Darts) (64)
  • 1953 - Horace Panter (Specials) (63)
  • 1954 - Ronald Beitle (Wild Cherry) (62)
  • 1955 - Martin Jackson (Magazine, Swing Out Sister) (61)
  • 1961 - Keith McKenzie (Shamen) (55)
  • 1963 - Paul Oakenfold (53)
  • 1966 - Peter Cunnah (D: Ream) (50)
  • 1971 - Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) (45)
  • 1974 - Aaron Barrett (Real Big Fish) (42)
  • 1974 - Rich Cronin (LFO) (d. 2010)
  • 1978 - Swizz Beatz (born Kasseem Dean) (38)
  • 1986 - Ryan Ross (Panic! At the Disco) (30)
Deaths
  • 1988 - Papa Dee Allen (War) - Heart attack (on stage)
  • 1995 - Sterling Morrison (Velvet Underground) - Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (53)
On This Day
  • 1969 - Woodstock fever came to the U.K. with the second Isle of Wight festival. Artists included Bob Dylan, the Band, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, Family, Joe Cocker, Free, Richie Havens, Moody Blues, Nice, Tom Paxton, Pentagle and the Who.
  • 1970 - The Rolling Stones started a European tour in Malmo, Sweden.
  • 1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono held a benefit for the One-to-One charity at Madison Square Garden in New York with guests Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack and Sha Na Na.
  • 1973 - The Doors broke up after two post-Jim Morrison albums.
  • 1975 - Paul Kossoff of Free and Back Street Crawler was "dead" for 35 minutes in the hospital while doctors tried to revive him. He would die seven months later.
  • 1989 - Billy Joel fired his manager, Frank Weber, due to accounting problems. He eventually sued Weber for $90 million.
  • 1989 - Izzy Stradlin of Guns N' Roses was arrested after causing a disturbance on a plane flight.
  • 1991 - Dottie West is critically injured in a car accident.
  • 1995 - Carly Simon and James Taylor performed together for the first time since 1979 to benefit a local Martha's Vineyard agricultural society.
  • 2001 - Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are arrested for using obscene language during a show at Montego Bay.
  • 2003 - Michael Jackson celebrated his 45th birthday (the previous day) with a show at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles.
  • 2003 - Hoobastank was forced to cancel the balance of their U.S. tour when Dan Estrin was injured falling off of a motorcycle.
  • 2007 - Lil Wayne was sued for $1 million by a woman who says she was crushed in the crowd at one of his concerts when money was thrown.
Marriages
  • 1991 - Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) and Gertie Filip
Divorces
  • 1988 - Bruce Springsteen and Julianne Phillips (filed by Phillips)
Recorded
  • 1949 - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams
  • 1957 - Buck Owens' first recording session for Capitol Records
Released
  • 1965 - Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
  • 1981 - Tattoo You - Rolling Stones
  • 1994 - Usher - Usher (debut album)
  • 1994 - Definitely Maybe - Oasis (debut album U.S. release)
  • 2002 - The Rising - Bruce Springsteen
Gold & Platinum
  • 1969 - Sugar Sugar - Archies (Gold)
Broadcasts
  • 1993 - Late Show With David Letterman (premier on CBS) - Billy Joel
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1941 - Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes) - Jimmy Dorsey (4 weeks)
  • 1975 - Get Down Tonight - K.C. & the Sunshine Band (1 week)
  • 1980 - Sailing - Christopher Cross (1 week)
  • 1986 - Higher Love - Steve Winwood (1 week)
  • 1997 - Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy and Mase (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1975 - Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy - Elton John (1 week (6 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 2003 - Greatest Hits Volume II and Other Stuff - Alan Jackson (1 week)
  • 2008 - A Little Bit Longer - Jonas Brothers (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1947 - Boogie Woogie Blue Plate - Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (14 weeks)
  • 1975 - Your Love - Graham Central Station (1 week)
  • 1986 - Love Zone - Billy Ocean (1 week)
  • 2008 - Take a Bow - Rihanna (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1980 - Cowboys and Clowns - Ronnie Milsap (1 week)
  • 1986 - Heartbeat in the Darkness - Don Williams (1 week)
  • 1997 - She's Got It All - Kenny Chesney (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1957 - Diana - Paul Anka (9 weeks)
  • 1969 - In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans (3 weeks)
  • 1998 - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next - Manic Street Preachers (1 week)
  • 2009 - Holiday - Dizzee Rascal Featuring Calvin Harris (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
  • 1969 - From Elvis to Memphis - Elvis Presley (1 week)
  • 1975 - Atlantic Crossing - Rod Stewart (5 weeks)
  • 1997 - Be Here Now - Oasis (4 weeks)
  • 2009 - Humbug - Arctic Monkeys (2 weeks)

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