Almanac: September 27, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1936 - Don Cornelius (Soul Train) (d. 2012)
  • 1941 - Don Nix (Producer, engineer, arranger for Stax) (75)
  • 1942 - Alvin Stardust (born Bernard William Jewry) (d. 2014)
  • 1943 - Randy Bachman (73)
  • 1943 - Bob Curiano (Mink DeVille) (73)
  • 1947 - Meat Loaf (born Marvin Lee Aday) (69)
  • 1953 - Greg Ham (Men at Work) (d. 2012)
  • 1953 - Robbie Shakespeare (Sly and Robbie) (63)
  • 1958 - Shaun Cassidy (58)
  • 1964 - Stephen Jenkins (Third Eye Blind) (52)
  • 1970 - Mark Calderon (Color Me Badd) (49)
  • 1971 - Big Mike (born Michael Barnett) (Geto Boys) (45)
  • 1973 - Chris Demakes (Less Than Jake) (43)
  • 1975 - Lee Brennan (911) (41)
  • 1976 - Dean Butterworth (Morrissey, Good Charlote) (70)
  • 1977 - Patrick Bourque (Emerson Drive) (d. 2007)
  • 1978 - Brad Arnold (3 Doors Down) (38)
  • 1982 - Lil Wayne (born Dwayne Carter, Jr.) (34)
  • 1984 - Avril Lavigne (32)
Deaths
  • 1972 - Rory Storm (Rory Storm and the Hurricanes) - Accidental mix of alcohol and sleeping pills (33)
  • 1979 - Jimmy McCullough (Wings) - Heroin overdose (26)
  • 1986 - Cliff Burton - Bus accident (24)
  • 2003 - Paul Burlison (Rock and Roll Trio with Johnny & Dorsey Burnette) - Colon cancer (74)
  • 2006 - Jamie Lyons (Music Explosion) - Heart failure (57)
  • 2008 - Bryan Morrison (manager of Pink Floyd, Pretty Things, Fairport Convention, more) - Polo accident (66)
  • 2012 - R.B. Greaves - Prostate cancer (68)
On This Day
  • 1942 - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra appeared live for the first time.
  • 1979 - Elton John collapsed while playing at Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. He returned to continue the show ten minutes later.
  • 1986 - The Beatles' Twist and Shout reentered the U.S. charts after it was featured in Ferris Bueler's Day Off.
  • 1990 - Dee Dee Ramone was arrested for marijuana possession in Greenwich Village.
  • 1990 - Marvin Gaye received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1993 - Don Schlitz, Red Lane and Conway Twitty were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. 
  • 1995 - Warner Brothers cut their ties from Interscope after refusing to release the debut album by the Dogg Pound.
  • 1997 - Bob Dylan performed for the Pope at the World Eucharist Conference in Bologna, Italy.
  • 1999 - It was ZZ Top Day in Atlanta, GA.
  • 2000 - U2 played on the roof of the Clarence Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, playing Beautiful Day and Elevation.
  • 2002 - Vince Neil pled guilty to misdemeanor battery of a record producer.
  • 2003 - Kylie Minogue got the police involved in her receipt of over 700 letter from a fan that had become increasingly threatening.
  • 2003 - Derrick Pontier of Great White was injured in an auto accident while traveling to a benefit concert for the victims of the Rhode Island club fire.
  • 2003 - Carly Simon sued the owners of The Dakota in New York, saying they rejected her application to liver there while keeping her $99,000 downpayment.
  • 2004 - Phil Spector was indicted for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.
  • 2007 - Sugarland opened their first headlining tour in Charleston, SC with Little Big Town and Jake Owen opening. 
  • 2011 - Tony Bennett became the oldest living artist to top the Billboard Albums chart with Duets II. 
  • 2011 - Rascal Flatts was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry by Vince Gill. 
Marriages
  • 1997 - Coolio and Josefa Salinas
Divorces
  • 1983 - Alan Frizzell and Shelly West (filed by Frizzell)
Released
  • 1969 - Baby I'm For Real - Originals (single)
  • 1979 - Eat to the Beat - Blondie
  • 1979 - Regatta de Blanc - Police
Broadcasts
  • 1963 - Ready, Steady, Go (U.K.) - Cilla Black (TV debut)
  • 1964 - Ed Sullivan Show - Beach Boys
  • 1969 - Johnny Cash Show - Roy Orbison, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bobby Martin
  • 1987 - Dolly (ABC) (debut) - Dolly Parton
  • 2008 - CMT Crossroads - .38 Special and Trace Adkins
  • 2012 - CMT Crossroads - Emmylou Harris and Mumford and Sons
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1941 - Blue Champagne - Jimmy Dorsey (1 week)
  • 1975 - I'm Sorry / Calypso - John Denver (1 week)
  • 2008 - So What - Pink (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums

  • 1947 - Dorothy Shay Sings - Dorothy Shay (1 week)
  • 1958 - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto Number 1 - Van Cliburn (2 weeks (5 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1975 - Red Octopus - Jefferson Starship (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))
  • 1986 - Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Richie (2 weeks)
  • 1997 - You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs - Leann Rimes (1 week)
  • 2003 - Heavier Things - John Mayer (1 week)
  • 2008 - Death Magnetic - Metallica (3 weeks)


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