Almanac: September 20, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1885 - Jelly Roll Morton (d. 1941)
  • 1924 - Gogi Grant (d. 2016)
  • 1925 - Bobby Nunn (Robins, Coasters) (d. 1986)
  • 1927 - Pearl Butler (Carl Butler and Pearl) (d. 1988)
  • 1945 - Sweet Pea Atkinson (Was (Not Was)) (71)
  • 1948 - Chuck Panozzo (Styx) (68)
  • 1948 - John Panozzo (Styx) (d. 1996)
  • 1953 - Jeff Jones (Red Rider) (63)
  • 1957 - Alannah Currie (Thompson Twins) (59)
  • 1960 - Dave Hemingway (Housemartins) (56)
  • 1960 - Robert Wiggins (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five) (d. 1989)
  • 1966 - Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) (50)
  • 1967 - Matthew Nelson (Nelson) (49)
  • 1967 - Gunner Nelson (Nelson) (49)
  • 1968 - Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden) (48)
  • 1968 - Michelle Visage (48)
  • 1979 - Rick Woolstenhulme, Jr. (Lifehouse) (37)
  • 1981 - Keith Semple (One True Voice) (35)
  • 1987 - Jack Lawless (Jonas Brothers) (29)
Deaths
  • 1961 - Karl Farr (Sons of the Pioneers) (52)
  • 1973 - Jim Croce - Plane crash (30)
  • 1984 - Steve Goodman - Leukemia (36)
  • 1997 - Bob Hudson (Hudson & Landry) (66)
  • 2002 - Nils Stevenson (manager for Sex Pistols and Siouxsie & the Banshees) (49)
On This Day
  • 1948 - The Four Freshman played their first live show in Ft. Wayne, IN.
  • 1963 - The Rollings Stones' second single, Poison Ivy, was withdrawn from the market.
  • 1966 - George Harrison went to India for his first meeting with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 
  • 1969 - John Lennon told his Beatles bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr that he was leaving the group.
  • 1969 - The Beatles' Northern Songs was purchased by Associated TV for one million pounds.
  • 1970 - Jim Morrison was acquitted of lewd and lascivious behavior but was found guilty of exposing himself to the audience at a Miami, FL concert.
  • 1971 - Peter Frampton quit Humble Pie.
  • 1972 - Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested at their farmhouse in Scotland after police found marijuana growing on the property.
  • 1973 - The Roxy opened in Los Angeles with a show by Neil Young & Crazy Horse.
  • 1973 - Gram Parsons' body was stolen, taken to Joshua Tree and burned, all per his instructions. 
  • 1988 - Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle perform together, in concert, for the first time. 
  • 1992 - Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam XV was held in Nashville with Eddie Rabbitt, Paulette Carlson, Suzy Bogguss, Jo-El Sonnier, Pirates Of The Mississippi, Confederate Railroad, The Oak Ridge Boys, Little Feat, Hal Ketchum, Poco and The Desert Rose Band.
  • 1995 - Natalie Merchant opened her first solo tour in New Orleans, LA.
  • 1997 - Johnny Paycheck appeared at the Grand Ole Opry where he was asked to become a member. 
  • 2000 - Don Walser received the National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Award. 
  • 2001 - Jennifer Lopez performed a full show for the first time in San Juan, PR.
  • 2003 - A motel on the estate of Chuck Berry burned down.
  • 2006 - The Rolling Stones opened a U.S. tour in Boston, MA.
  • 2008 - Farm Aid 2008 was held in Mansfield, MA with Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds with Jerry Lee Lewis, Kenny Chesney, The Pretenders, moe., Arlo Guthrie, Steve Earle, Nation Beat, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jakob Dylan and The Gold Mountain Rebels, Danielle Evin, Jamey Johnson, Jesse Lenat, Will Dailey, One Flew South and The Elms
  • 2011 - Vince Gill and Sting shoot an edition of CMT Crossroads.
Marriages
  • 1964 - Bobby Braddock and Sue Rhodes
  • 2002 - Micky Dolenz and Donna Quinter
  • 2003 - Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels
Recorded
  • 1955 - Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford
Released
  • 1994 - Under the Table and Dreaming - Dave Matthews Band
Broadcasts
  • 1969 - Johnny Cash Show (ABC) - Mama Cass Elliot, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Staple Singers, Tommy Cash
  • 1975 - Saturday Night Variety Show - Bay City Rollers (U.S. TV debut)
  • 1976 - Captain & Tennille (debut)
  • 2005 - Rock Star: INXS - J.D. Fortune won the competition to become lead singer of INXS
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1947 - Near You - Francis Craig (12 weeks)
  • 1969 - Sugar, Sugar - Archies (4 weeks)
  • 1975 - Fame - David Bowie (1 week)
  • 1986 - Stuck With You - Huey Lewis & the News (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1958 - South Pacific - Soundtrack (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))
  • 1969 - Blind Faith - Blind Faith (2 weeks)
  • 1975 - Between the Lines - Janis Ian (1 week)
  • 1980 - The Game - Queen (5 weeks)
  • 1986 - Top Gun - Soundtrack (1 week (3 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1997 - Ghetto D - Master P (1 week)
  • 2003 - Metamorphosis - Hillary Duff (1 week)
  • 2008 - The Recession - Young Jeezy (1 week)

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