Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Almanac: August 31, 2016

Birthdays

  • 1939 - Jerry Allison (Crickets) (77)
  • 1940 - Wilton Felder (Crusaders) (76)
  • 1944 - Roger Dean (album cover artist) (72)
  • 1945 - Van Morrison (71)
  • 1945 - Bob Welch (d. 2012)
  • 1948 - Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions) (68)
  • 1949 - Rick Roberts (Firefall) (67)
  • 1950 - Steve Goetzman (Exile) (66)
  • 1952 - Bruce Soboroff (Buckinghams) (64)
  • 1955 - Anthony Thistlethwaite (Waterboys) (61)
  • 1957 - Glenn Tillbrook (Squeeze) (59)
  • 1957 - Gina Schock (Go-Go's) (59)
  • 1959 - Tony DeFranco (DeFranco Family) (57)
  • 1960 - Chris Whitley (d. 2005)
  • 1963 - Larry Waddell (Mint Condition) (53)
  • 1963 - Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake) (53)
  • 1967 - Gerard Love (Teenage Fanclub) (49)
  • 1969 - Jeff Russo (Tonic) (47)
  • 1970 - Debbie Gibson (46)
  • 1977 - Craig Nicholls (Vines) (39)
  • 1977 - Del Marquis (born Derek Gruen) (Scissor Sisters) (39)
  • 1979 - Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro) (37)
  • 1980 - Joe Budden (36)
  • 1981 - 40 Cal. (born Calvin Byrd) (35)
Deaths
  • 1976 - Buell Kazee (folk singer) (76)
  • 2002 - Lionel Hampton -Congestive heart failure (94)
  • 2004 - Carl Wayne (Move) - Esophageal  cancer (61)
  • 2004 - Joe Berry (65)
On This Day
  • 1965 - Sonny & Cher traveled to the U.K. for the first time for a promotional tour.
  • 1968 - The first Isle of Wight Festival was held with performers including the Jefferson Airplane, Fairport Convention, T-Rex, the Move, the Pretty Things and the Crazy World of Arthur Brown.
  • 1968 - Jeannie C. Riley made her first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1968 - Danny Kerwin joined Fleetwood Mac.
  • 1971 - The Rolling Stones (and the father of Brian Jones) filed a suit against the group's managers accusing them of making a secret deal with Decca Records that limited the group's royalties.
  • 1971 - A security guard was stabbed and killed at a Who concert in Forest Hills, NY.
  • 1974 - Traffic played live for the last time at the Redding Festival in the U.K.
  • 1974 - John Lennon testified in U.S. federal court that Richard Nixon tried to have him deported over his involvement in anti-war protests.
  • 1976 - George Harrison lost the lawsuit accusing him of unconsciously  plagiarizing his song  My Sweet Lord  from the Ronnie Mack song  He's So Fine.  
  • 1984 - Prince's movie Purple Rain opened in the U.K.
  • 1987 - The video for Michael Jackson's Bad premiered.
  • 1989 - The Rolling Stones opened their  Steel Wheels  tour in Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1990 - A memorial service was held for Stevie Ray Vaughan which included a performance of Amazing Grace by Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Wonder.
  • 1995 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Cleveland.
  • 1997 - James Brown became the first western popular artist to perform in Lebanon.
  • 1999 - R.L. Burnside underwent angioplasty surgery.
  • 2002 - It was announced that Lance Bass of *NSYNC would be the first celebrity astronaut. He would not be on the flight when he failed to pay the $20 million fee.
  • 2003 - Poison continues with their tour even though their instruments and stage equipment are destroyed in a fire.
  • 2004 - Carrie Smith quits the Von Bondies and is replaced by Yasmeen Smith.
  • 2005 - Blondie and Public Enemy perform at a rally to save the club CBGB.
  • 2005 - Toby Keith announced he was forming the independent Show Dog Nashville Records.
  • 2007 - Kenneth "Babyface" Edwards and Trisha Yearwood shot an episode of  CMT Crossroads.  
Marriages
  • 1957 - Roy Clark and Barbara Joyce Rupard
  • 1980 - Karen Carpenter and Thomas Burris
  • 1986 - Bob Geldof and Paula Yates
  • 1991 - Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) and Gertie Filip
Divorces
  • 1988 - Bob Seger and Annette Sinclair (filed)
Recorded
  • 1939 - All or Nothing at All - Frank Sinatra and the Harry James Band
Released
  • 1974 - Goat's Head Soup  - Rolling Stones
  • 1974 - Jazzman  - Carole King (single)
  • 1993 - In Pieces  - Garth Brooks
  • 1999 - Risk  - Megadeth
  • 1999 - Fly  - Dixie Chicks
Awards
  • 2006 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year - I Write Sins Not Tragedies  - Panic! at the Disco
    • Male Video - You're Beautiful  - James Blunt
    • Female Video - Because of You  - Kelly Clarkson
    • Group Video - Move Along  - All-American Rejects
    • New Artist - Bat Country  - Avenged Sevenfold
    • Pop Video - Stupid Girls  - Pink
    • Rock Video - Miss Murder  - AFI
    • R&B Video -  heck on It  - Beyonce Featuring Slim Thug and Bun B
    • Rap Video - Ridin'  - Chamillionaire Featuring Krayzie Bone
    • Hip-Hop Video - My Humps  - Black Eyed Peas
    • Dance Video - Buttons  - Pussycat Dolls Featuring Snoop Dogg
Broadcasts
  • 1974 - The Partridge Family  (final show)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1963 - My Boyfriend's Back  - Angels (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1946 - Cole Porter Review  - David Rose & His Orchestra (2 weeks)
  • 1963 - My Son, the Nut  - Allan Sherman (8 weeks)
  • 1985 - Brothers in Arms  - Dire Straits (9 weeks)
  • 1991 - Metallica  - Metallica (4 weeks)
  • 2002 - Nellyville  - Nelly (1 week (3 previous weeks at number 1))
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1968 - You're All I Need to Get By  - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (5 weeks)
  • 1991 - Addictive Love  - BeBe & CeCe Winans (2 weeks)
  • 1996 - Hit Me Off  - New Edition (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1959 - The Three Bells  - Browns (10 weeks)
  • 1968 - Mama Tried  - Merle Haggard (4 weeks)
  • 1974 - The Grand Tour  - George Jones (1 week)
  • 1985 - Love is Alive  - Judds (1 week)
  • 1996 - She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart  - Tim McGraw (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1961 - Johnny Remember Me  - John Layton (3 weeks)
  • 1968 - Do It Again  - Beach Boys (1 week)
  • 1974 - Love Me For a Reason  - Osmonds (3 weeks)
  • 1985 - I Got You Babe  - UB40 and Chrissie Hynde
  • 2003 - Are You Ready For Love  - Elton John (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
  • 1957 - The Tommy Steele Story  - Tommy Steele (1 week (3 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1991 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  - London Stage Cast (2 weeks)
  • 2003 - Permission to Land  - Darkness (4 weeks)
  • 2008 - Forth  - Verve (2 weeks)

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