Sunday, September 04, 2016

Almanac: September 4, 2016

Birthdays

  • 1905 - Meade Lux Lewis (d. 1964)
  • 1915 - Dick Thomas (d. 2003)
  • 1942 - Merald "Bubba" Knight (Gladys Knight & the Pips) (74)
  • 1944 - Gene Parsons (Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers) (72)
  • 1945 - Danny Gatton (d. 1994)
  • 1946 - Gary Duncan (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (70)
  • 1946 - Greg Elkmore (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (70)
  • 1946 - Don Potter (musician and producer) (07)
  • 1950 - Ronald LaPread (Commodores) (66)
  • 1951 - Martin Chambers (Pretenders) (65)
  • 1956 - Blackie Lawless (born Steven Duren) (W.A.S.P.) (60)
  • 1958 - George Hurley (Minutemen) (58)
  • 1960 - Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) (56)
  • 1963 - Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls) (53)
  • 1970 - Igor Cavalera (Sepultura) (46)
  • 1971 - Ty Longley (Great White) (d. 2003)
  • 1972 - Guto Pryce (Super Furry Animals) (44)
  • 1974 - Carmit Bachar (Pussycat Dolls) (42)
  • 1974 - Nona Gaye (42)
  • 1975 - Mark Ronson (41)
  • 1977 - Lucie Silvas (39)
  • 1980 - Dan Miller (O-Town) (36)
  • 1981 - Beyonce (born Beyonce Knowles) (35)
  • 1981 - Tom Gossin (Gloriana) (35)
  • 1981 - Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf) (35)
Deaths
  • 1991 - Dottie West - Car accident (58)
  • 2000 - David Brown (Santana) - Liver and kidney failure (50)
On This Day
  • 1943 - Curley Williams & his Georgia Peach Pickers debuted on the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1952 - Gladys Knight & the Pips were formed during Bubba Knight's 10th birthday party. Gladys was only eight at the time.
  • 1954 - Elvis Presley made his first and only appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1959 - WCBS radio in New York banned Bobby Darin's  Mack the Knife  after two teenagers are stabbed.
  • 1964 - The Animals performed live for the first time in the U.S. at the Paramount Theater in Brooklyn.
  • 1965 - The Who had their van stolen with all their equipment. It was later recovered.
  • 1968 - The Beatles made promotional videos for Hey Jude and Revolution at Twickenham Film Studios.
  • 1968 - The Rolling Stones' single Street Fighting Man is banned in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention.
  • 1972 - A  concession  worker was killed in Texas at a Wishbone Ash concert because he wouldn't give a concert goer a free sandwich.
  • 1986 - Gregg Allman was arrested for DUI. He had just gotten his license back after a five-year suspension.
  • 1987 - Drummer Mike Joyce quit the Smiths.
  • 1996 - Cat Stevens was in London for his first autograph session since 1977.
  • 1997 - Pat Smear announced that he was leaving the Foo Fighters and that Franz Stahl would be replacing him.
  • 2002 - Kelly Clarkson became the first American Idol.
  • 2003 - The Spin Doctors announced they were reforming.
  • 2007 - Sammy Kershaw began his run for the lieutenant governor of Louisiana.
  • 2008 - Michael Jackson was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles.
Marriages
  • 2004 - Juvenile and Shadonna Jones
  • 2009 - The-Dream and Christina Milian
Recorded
  • 1924 - Ernest V. Stoneman's first recording session.
  • 1962 - Love Me Do, Please Please Me  and 4 others - Beatles (first formal session at Abbey Road studios)
Released
  • 1948 - It's Too Soon to Know  - Sonny Til & the Orioles (debut single)
  • 1970 - Get Your Ya-Ya's Out  - Rolling Stones
  • 1970 - My Sweet Lord  - George Harrison (single)
  • 1976 - Beth  - Kiss (single)
  • 1981 - Strait Country  - George Strait
Awards
  • 1996 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year - Tonight Tonight  - Smashing Pumpkins
    • Male Video - Where It's At  - Beck
    • Female Video, New Artist - Ironic  - Alanis Morissette
    • Group Video - Big Me  - Foo Fighters
    • Hard Rock Video - Until It Sleeps  - Metallica
    • R&B Video - Killing Me Softly  - Fugees
    • Rap Video - Gangsta's Paradise  - Coolio Featuring L.V.
    • Dance Video - 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)  - Coolio
    • Alternative Video - 1979  - Smashing Pumpkins
  • 1997 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year - Virtual Insanity  - Jamiroquai
    • Male Video - Devil's Haircut  - Beck
    • Female Video - You Were Meant For Me  - Jewel
    • Group Video - Don't Speak  - No Doubt
    • New Artist - Sleep to Dream  - Fiona Apple
    • Rock Video - Falling in Love (is Hard on the Knees)  - Aerosmith
    • R&B Video - I'll Be Missing You  - Puff Daddy Featuring Faith Evans and 112
    • Rap Video - Hypnotize  - Notorious B.I.G.
    • Dance Video - Wannabe  - Spice Girls
    • Alternative Video - What I Got  - Sublime
    • Video Vanguard Award - LL Cool J, Mark Romanek
Broadcasts
  • 1957 - The Buddy Dean Show  (premier on WJZ-TV in Baltimore) (would be satirized in Hairspray)
  • 1972 -  erry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon  - John Lennon and Yoko Ono
  • 1976 - So It Goes  (Granada TV) - Sex Pistols (television debut)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1961 - Michael  - Highwaymen (2 weeks)
  • 1965 - Help!  - Beatles (3 weeks)
  • 1971 - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey  - Paul & Linda McCartney (1 week)
  • 1976 - You Should Be Dancing  - Bee Gees (1 week)
  • 1982 - Abracadabra  - Steve Miller Band (1 week)
  • 1999 - Bailamos  - Enrique Iglesias (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 2004 - Now That's What I Call Music 16  - Various Artists (1 week)

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