Thursday, September 15, 2016

Almanac: September 15, 2016

Birthdays

  • 1903 - Roy Acuff (d. 1992)
  • 1911 - Silas Hogan (d. 1994)
  • 1921 - Snooky Pryor (d. 2006)
  • 1924 - Bobby Short (d. 2005)
  • 1928 - Cannonball Adderley (d. 1975)
  • 1933 - Pat Barrett (Crew-Cuts) (83)
  • 1934 - Hank Smith (d. 2002)
  • 1940 - Jimmy Gilmer (Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs) (76)
  • 1941 - Signe Toly Anderson (Jefferson Airplane) (d. 2016)
  • 1941 - Les Braid (Swinging Blue Jeans) (d. 2005)
  • 1942 - Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2012)
  • 1945 - P.F. Sloan (born Philip Schlein) (d. 2015)
  • 1946 - Ola Brunkert (ABBA) (d. 2008)
  • 1952 - Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) (64)
  • 1956 - Jaki Graham (60)
  • 1958 - Dr. Know (born Gary Miller) (Bad Brains) (58)
  • 1960 - Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies, producer) (58)
  • 1964 - Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (born Paul Caiafa) (Misfits) (52)
  • 1967 - Jerry Dixon (Warrant) (49)
  • 1967 - Huw Bunford (Super Furry Animals) (49)
  • 1969 - DJ Kay Gee (Naughty by Nature) (47)
  • 1969 - Allen Shellenberger (Lit) (47)
  • 1976 - Paul Thomson (Franz Ferdinand) (40)
  • 1976 - Ivette Sosa (Eden's Crush) (40)
  • 1978 - Zach Filkins (OneRepublic) (38)
Deaths
  • 1979 -  Tommy Leonetti - Cancer (50)
  • 1980 - Bill Evans - Bleeding ulcer, cirrhosis of the liver & pneumonia (51)
  • 2004 -  Johnny Ramone (born John Cummings) (Ramones) - Prostate cancer (55)
  • 2008 - Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) - Cancer (65)
  • 2013 - Jackie Lomax (69)
On This Day
  • 1961 - The Beach Boys had their first professional recording session. Known at the times as the Peddletones, they recorded the song  Surfin'.  
  • 1964 - A Beatles show in Cleveland, OH was stopped half-way through when fans broke through a police line and got on stage. Order was eventually restored and the concert continued.  
  • 1965 - Ford became the first car maker to offer an 8-track player as an option.
  • 1968 - The Doors performed in Amsterdam without Jim Morrison who, earlier in the evening, had collapsed while watching the Jefferson Airplane perform.
  • 1974 - Gary Thain, bassist for Uriah Heap was almost electrocuted to death in a stage accident.
  • 1978 - Bob Dylan started what would be, to this time, his longest tour of the U.S. in Augusta, Maine.
  • 1982 - Queen performed their last concert in the U.S. with Freddie Mercury in Inglewood, CA.
  • 1988 - Mark Knopfler  officially  announced the break up of Dire Straits.  
  • 1990 - Bruce Hornsby began playing with the Grateful Dead after the death Brent Mydland.
  • 1993 - A 13-year-old boy filed a civil suit against Michael Jackson for seduction and sexual abuse.
  • 1997 - A 34-year-old French man was awarded £20,000 claiming that he was deafened after standing in front of a speaker at a U2 concert.
  • 1998 - Reba McEntire received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1998 - Coolio was arrested for suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and marijuana possession.
  • 2003 - Madonna's first children's book,  The English Roses, is published.
  • 2003 - Johnny Cash was buried in Hendersonville, TN.
  • 2003 - Miranda Lambert signed with Epic Records.  
  • 2005 - The biopic of Johnny Cash,  I Walk the Line, premiered in Toronto, ON.
  • 2006 - The place where the Beatles played their first concert, The Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool, was giving protected status.
  • 2006 - The Knack sued Run-D.M.C. for sampling a portion of their hit  My Sharona  on their song  It's Tricky.
  • 2007 - Rihanna opened a North American and European tour in Vancouver, BC.
Marriages
  • 1957 - Patsy Cline and Charlie Dick
  • 2012 - Pat Carney (Black Keys) and Emily Ward
  • 2012 - Annie Lennox and Mitch Besser
Recorded
  • 1930 - Georgia on My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael
  • 1956 - I Confess - Paul Anka (debut single)
Released
  • 1960 - Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams - Johnny Cash
  • 1976 - Retrogravure - Ringo Starr
  • 1977 - Love You Live - Rolling Stones
  • 1992 - Pure Country  (soundtrack) - George Strait
  • 1998 - Jubilation - Band
  • 1998 - Mechanical Animals - Marilyn Manson
Awards
  • 2004 - World Music Awards
    • Male Artist, Pop Male Artist, R&B Male Artist - Usher
    • Female Artist, Pop Female Artist - Norah Jones
    • Group, Pop Group, Rap/Hip-Hop Artist - Outkast
    • Pop/Rock Artist - Avril Lavigne
    • Rock Artist - Evanescence
    • R&B Female Artist - Alicia Keys
    • New Female Artist - Hilary Duff
    • New Male Artist - Kanye West
    • New Group - Maroon 5
    • Diamond Award - Celine Dion
    • Outstanding Contribution to Music - Clive Davis
Broadcasts
  • 1968 - Soul  (debut) - Lou Rawls, Martha & the Vandellas
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1962 - Sherry - Four Seasons (5 weeks)
  • 1973 - Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy (1 week)
  • 1990 - Release Me - Wilson Phillips (2 weeks)
  • 2007 - Crank That (Soulja Boy) - Soulja Boy Tell 'Em (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1945 - Boogie Woogie - Eddie Stack (5 weeks)
  • 1979 - In Through the Out Door - Led Zeppelin (7 weeks)
  • 2001 - Aaliyah - Aaliyah (1 week)

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