Almanac: September 9, 2016

Birthdays 
  • 1926 - Jake Carey (Flamingos) (d. 1997)
  • 1939 - Joe Clay (77)
  • 1940 - Joe Negroni (Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers) (d. 1978)
  • 1941 - Otis Redding (d. 1967)
  • 1941 - Les Braid (Swinging Blue Jeans) (d. 2005)
  • 1942 - Inez Foxx (74)
  • 1942 - Luther Simmons (Main Ingredient) (74)
  • 1945 - Doug Ingle (Iron Butterfly) (71)
  • 1945 - Dee Dee Sharp (71)
  • 1946 - Trevor Oakes (Showaddywaddy) (70)
  • 1946 - Billy Preston (d. 2006)
  • 1946 - Bruce Palmer (Buffalo Springfield) (d. 2004)
  • 1947 - Freddy Weller (69)
  • 1950 - John McFee (Doobie Brothers) (66)
  • 1951 - Tom Wopat (65)
  • 1952 - Dave Stewart (64)
  • 1962 - Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) (d. 2010)
  • 1966 - Greg Kane (Hue and Cry) (50)
  • 1968 - Paul Durham (Black Lab) (48)
  • 1970 - Dray (aka Krazy Drayzy, born Andre Weston) (Das EFX) (45)
  • 1975 - Michael Buble (41)
  • 1975 - Joey Martin (Joey + Rory) (d. 2016)
  • 1977 - Stuart Price (mixer, producer) (39)
  • 1986 - Yung Berg (born Christian Ward) (30)
  • 1991 - Hunter Hayes (25)
  • 1994 - Kate Barker (Girl Authority) (22)
Deaths
  • 1996 - Bill Monroe (84)
  • 2004 - Ernie Ball (guitar maker) (74)
  • 2007 - Hughie Thomasson (Outlaws, Lynyrd Skynyrd) - Heart attack (55)
On This Day
  • 1954 - Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash met for the first time when Presley played the opening of a shopping mall in Memphis, TN.
  • 1955 - J.P. Seeburg introduced the Dual Music System Jukebox, the first to hold 100 singles.
  • 1957 - Jackie Wilson signed with Brunswick Records.
  • 1968 - Buck Owens performed for Lyndon Johnson at the White House.  
  • 1975 - Wings started their world tour in Southampton, England.
  • 1981 - At London's Secret Policeman's Ball, both Sting and Phil Collins make their solo live debuts.
  • 1982 - Patti LaBelle and Al Green open on Broadway in  Your Arms Too Short to Box With God.
  • 1992 - Chris Novoselic of Nirvana knocked himself out while performing at the MTV Video Music Awards after hitting himself in the head with his guitar.
  • 1997 - Junior Wells went into a coma four days after suffering a heart attack.
  • 1998 - Depeche Mode started their first tour in five years in Helsinki.  
  • 1999 - D'Arcy Wretzky left the Smashing Pumpkins.
  • 1999 - Mushroom left Massive Attack.
  • 2003 - Simon & Garfunkel announced that they were reuniting for the first time in ten years for an autumn tour.
  • 2003 - The parents of Aaliyah settle a lawsuit over the death of their daughter in a 2001 plane crash.
  • 2003 - Velvet Revolver signed with RCA.
  • 2005 - The Liverpool City Council announced its intention to knock down the birthplace of Ringo Starr.
  • 2005 - An international conference was held at Monmouth University in New Jersey on Bruce Springsteen.
  • 2006 - Travis Barker of Blink-182 broke his arm while shooting a video for his side group (+44).  
  • 2007 - Farm Aid 2007 was held at Randall's Island, New York with Ray Price, Billy Joe Shaver, Tim Reynolds, Montgomery Gentry, Danielle Evin, The Allman Brothers Band, Merle Haggard, Counting Crows, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, Supertruckers, Jimmy Sturr, Pauline Reese, Jesse Lenat, Paula Nelson, 40 Points and the organisers Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews
  • 2008 - Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher was attacked during the band's appearance at the V Festival in Canada.
  • 2009 - The Beatles: Rock Band was released.
Marriages
  • 1979 - Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) and Fouzia Ali
  • 1991 - Tracy Byrd and Michelle Byrd
  • 1995 - Chynna Phillips (Wilson Phillips) and William Baldwin
  • 2000 - Neil Peart (Rush) and Carrie Nuttall
  • 2004 - Joey Fatone (N'Sync) and Kelly Baldwin
  • 2007 - Joe Nichols and Heather Singleton
Divorces
  • 1996 - Tom Petty and Jane Petty (filed by Jane)
Recorded
  • 1964 -  Good Morning Little Schoolgirl  - Rod Stewart and the Hoochie Koochi Men (first single)
  • 1966 -  Apartment No. 9  - Tammy Wynette (first single)
  • 1968 -  Helter Skelter  - Beatles
Released
  • 1967 -  Soul Man  - Sam & Dave (single)
  • 1971 -  Imagine  - John Lennon
  • 1972 -  Witchy Woman  - Eagles (single)
  • 1975 -  Prisoner in Disguise  - Linda Ronstadt
  • 1978 -  Beast of Burden  - Rolling Stones (single)
  • 2003 -  Heavier Things  - John Mayer
Awards
  • 1992 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year -  Right Now  - Van Halen
    • Male Video -  Tears in Heaven  - Eric Clapton
    • Female Video -  Why  - Annie Lennox
    • New Artist, Alternative Video -  Smells Like Teen Spirit  - Nirvana
    • Metal/Hard Rock Video -  Enter Sandman  - Metallica
    • Rap Video -  Tennessee  - Arrested Development
    • Dance Video -  Cream  - Prince and the New Power Generation
    • Video Vanguard Award - Guns N' Roses
  • 1999 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year, Female Video, R&B Video -  Doo Wop (That Thing)  - Lauryn Hill
    • Male Video -  Miami  - Will Smith
    • Group Video -  No Scrubs  - TLC
    • New Artist -  My Name Is  - Eminem
    • Pop Video, Dance Video -  Livin' La Vida Loca  - Ricky Martin
    • Rock Video -  Freak on a Leash  - Korn
    • Rap Video -  Can I Get A...  - Jay-Z Featuring Ja Rule and Amil
    • Hip-Hop Video -  Intergalactic  - Beastie Boys
  • 2003 - Mercury Prize -  Boy in Da Corner  - Dizzee Rascal
  • 2007 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year, Monster Single - Umbrella - Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
    • Male Artist - Justin Timberlake
    • Female Artist - Fergie
    • Group - Fall Out Boy
    • New Artist - Gym Class Heroes
    • Monster Collaboration - Beautiful Liar - Beyonce and Shakira
  • 2008 - Mercury Prize -  The Seldom Seen Kid  - Elbow
Broadcasts
  • 1956 -  Toast of the Town  (Ed Sullivan Show) - Elvis Presley
  • 1998 -  Judge Judy  - John Lydon (Sex Pistols)
  • 2005 -  Shelter From the Storm: A Concert For the Gulf Coast  - U2, Alicia Keys, Paul Simon, Garth Brooks, Rod Stewart, Dixie Chicks, more
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1957 -  Diana  - Paul Anka (1 week)
  • 1978 -  Boogie Oogie Oogie  - A Taste of Honey (3 weeks)
  • 1989 -  Hangin' Tough  - New Kids on the Block (1 week)
  • 1995 -  Gangsta's Paradise  - Coolio Featuring L.V. (3 weeks)
  • 2006 -  SexyBack  - Justin Timberlake (7 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1989 -  Hangin' Tough  - New Kids on the Block (2 weeks)
  • 2006 -  Dainty Kane  - Dainty Kane (1 week)

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