Monday, September 19, 2016

Almanac: September 19, 2016

Birthdays

  • 1921 - Billy Ward (Billy Ward & the Dominoes) (d. 2002)
  • 1927 - Helen Carter (Carter Sisters) (d. 1998)
  • 1931 - Brook Benton (d. 1988)
  • 1934 - Brian Epstein (d. 1967)
  • 1935 - Nick Massi (Four Seasons) (d. 2000)
  • 1936 - Gene Dinwiddie (Paul Butterfield Blues Band) (80)
  • 1940 - Sylvia Tyson (Ian & Sylvia) (76)
  • 1940 - Paul Williams (76)
  • 1940 - Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers) (76)
  • 1941 - Mama Cass Elliot (Mamas & the Papas) (d. 1974)
  • 1942 - Freda Payne (74)
  • 1945 - David Bromberg (71)
  • 1946 - John Coghlan (Status Quo) (70)
  • 1947 - Lol Creme (10cc) (69)
  • 1951 - Daniel Lanois (65)
  • 1952 - Nile Rodgers (Chic, producer) (64)
  • 1955 - Rex Smith (61)
  • 1957 - Rusty Egan (Rich Kids, Misfits) (59)
  • 1963 - Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) (53)
  • 1963 - Jeff Bates (53)
  • 1964 - Trisha Yearwood (52)
  • 1969 - Candy Dulfer (47)
  • 1971 - Paul Winterhart (Kula Shaker) (42)
  • 1973 - A. Jay Popoff (Lit) (4.)
  • 1977 - Ryan Dusick (Maroon 5) (39)
  • 1980 - Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara) (36)
  • 1980 - Sara Quin (Tegan & Sara) (36)
  • 1984 - Eamon (born Eamon Doyle) (32)
  • 1990 - Patrick Breeding (B5) (26)
Deaths
  • 1968 - Red Foley - Respiratory failure (58)
  • 1973 - Gram Parsons (Byrds) - Overdose of morphine and alcohol (26)
  • 1999 - Ed Cobb (Four Preps, writer of Tainted Love) - Leukemia (61)
  • 2003 - Slim Dusty (born David Kirkpatrick) - Cancer (76)
  • 2004 - Skeeter Davis - Breast cancer (72)
  • 2005 - Willie Hutch (60)
  • 2006 - Danny Flores (aka Chuck Rio) (Champs) (77)
  • 2008 - Earl Palmer (session drummer, member of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) (83)
On This Day
  • 1957 - Henry Webb, who would later become Cliff Richard, joined the Dick Teague Skiffle Group.
  • 1958 - Elvis Presley leaves for his new service assignment in Germany.
  • 1960 - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters became the first group to have three songs in the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time (Finger Poppin' Time, Let's Go Let's Go Let's Go, The Twist).
  • 1969 - Creedence Clearwater Revivial had the number 1 song in the U.K. with Bad Moon Rising, something they never achieved in the U.S.
  • 1970 - The first Glastonbury Festival took place with Marc Bolan and T-Rex, Ian Anderson, Keith Christmas, Quintessence, Amazing Blondel and Sam Apple Pie. 1,500 tickets were sold. T-Rex played in place of the Kinks.
  • 1974 - Max Weinberg plays with the E-Street Band for the first time.
  • 1975 - Queen signed with Elton John's manager John Reid.
  • 1979 - The first of five No Nukes concerts was held at Madison Square Garden in New York with Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, The Doobie Brothers, Poco, Tom Petty, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, John Hall, Nicolette Larson, Ry Cooder, Sweet Honey on the Rock, Gil Scott-Heron, Raydio, Chaka Khan, Poco and Jesse Colin Young.
  • 1981 - Simon & Garfunkel reunited for a free concert in Central Park.
  • 1985 - A U.S. Senate subcommittee hears testimony from Tipper Gore's Parents Music Resource Center on the labeling and rating of records.
  • 1987 - Farm Aid III was held in Lincoln, NB with Alex Harvey, Emmylou Harris, Steppenwolf, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, John Denver, Lou Reed, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Bandaloo Doctors, Joe Walsh, Willie Nelson, The Unforgiven and Dr. Starr
  • 1995 - DJ JC Eternal of P.M. Dawn was arrested for allegedly having an affair with his 14-year-old cousin.
  • 1998 - Eddie Rabbitt, Kent Robbins and Merle Kilgore are inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. 
  • 2002 - James Brown was sued by two of his daughters who said he had withheld royalties for 25 songs that they had co-written with him.
  • 2002 - Brad Paisley opened his first headlining tour in Phoenix, AZ.
  • 2003 - Jack Bruce underwent a successful liver transplant.
  • 2003 - A chartered plane carrying the Dixie Cups clips a building at the Glasgow Airport. Nobody is hurt.
  • 2003 - Mike Gordon of Phish has charges of child endangerment and trespassing dismissed.
  • 2004 - Celine Dion signed a contract for an additional year in Las Vegas.
  • 2004 - The Fugees reunited for a single performance in Brooklyn, NY.
  • 2005 - Lil Kim began her prison sentence for perjury.
  • 2008 - George Michael was arrested in London for possession of drugs. 
  • 2010 - Julian Lennon said that he had made amends with his step-mother Yoko Ono and half-brother Sean Lennon. 
Marriages
  • 1953 - Patsy Cline (Virginia Hensley) and Gerald Cline
  • 1957 - Carl Smith and Goldie Hill
  • 2009 - Zooey Deschanel (She & Him) and Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie)
Released
  • 1963 - Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison (single)
  • 1970 - Get Your Ya-Ya's Out - Rolling Stones
  • 1978 - Living in the U.S.A. - Linda Ronstadt
  • 1986 - Press to Play - Paul McCartney
  • 1987 - A Momentary Lapse of Reason - Pink Floyd
  • 1989 - Oh, Mercy - Bob Dylan
  • 1992 - The One - Elton John
  • 2000 - Music - Madonna
Broadcasts
  • 1955 - Producer's Showcase: Our Town - Frank Sinatra
  • 1963 - The Jimmy Dean Show (ABC) (debut)
  • 1997 - VH1 Storytellers - Elton John (first time broadcast live)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1960 - The Twist - Chubby Checker (1 week)
  • 1970 - Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross (3 weeks)
  • 1987 - I Just Can't Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1981 - Tattoo You - Rolling Stones (9 weeks)
  • 2009 - I Look to You - Whitney Houston (1 week)


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