Almanac: October 10, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1914 - Ivory Joe Hunter (d. 1974)
  • 1917 - Thelonious Monk (d. 1982)
  • 1932 - Frank Busseri (Four Lads) (84)
  • 1943 - Denis D'Ell (Honeycombs) (71)
  • 1945 - Alan Cartwright (Procol Harum) (71)
  • 1945 - Jerry Lecroix (Edger Winter's White Trash, Blood Sweat & Tears) (71)
  • 1945 - Headman Shabalala (Ladysmith Black Mambazo) (d. 1991)
  • 1946 - Ben Vereen (70)
  • 1946 - John Prine (70)
  • 1948 - Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers, Meters) (68)
  • 1948 - Ed Volker (Radiators) (68)
  • 1949 - Greg Douglass (Steve Miller Band) (67)
  • 1949 - Noel Fox (Oak Ridge Boys) (d. 2003)
  • 1953 - Midge Ure (Ultravox) (63)
  • 1954 - David Lee Roth (62)
  • 1958 - Tanya Tucker (58)
  • 1959 - Kirsty MacColl (Pogues) (d. 2000)
  • 1960 - Eric Martin (Mr. Big) (56)
  • 1961 - Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet) (55)
  • 1963 - Jim Glennie (James) (53)
  • 1964 - Graham Crabb (Pop Will Eat Itself) (52)
  • 1966 - Kevin Paige (50)
  • 1967 - Mike Malinin (Goo Goo Dolls) (49)
  • 1973 - Scott Morriss (Bluetones) (43)
  • 1979 - Mýa (born Mýa Marie Harrison) (37)
  • 1991 - Gabriella Cilmi (25)
Deaths
  • 2009 - Stephen Gately (Boyzone) - Pulmonary oedema from heart condition (33)
  • 2010 - Solomon Burke - Natural causes (70)
On This Day
  • 1902 - The Gibson Mandolin Company opened its doors.
  • 1966 - The Browns played for the final time at the Grand Ole Opry. Jim Ed Brown would continue on as a regular performer.
  • 1971 - Arthur Edward “Uncle Art” Satherly was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1977 - Merle Travis was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1978 - Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were injured when a cherry bomb exploded on the stage in Philadelphia, forcing the group to play behind safety fence.
  • 1978 - Wreckless Eric, Rachel Sweet, Lene Lovich, Jona Lewie and Micky Jupp started on the second Stiff Records tour of the U.K.
  • 1979 - Fleetwood Mac received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1979 - The film The Rose starring Bette Midler premiers.
  • 1980 - John Bonham's funeral was held.
  • 2000 - Britney Spears made her U.K. live debut.
  • 2006 - Lily Allen made her U.S. live debut in New York.
Marriages
  • 1992 - Slash (Guns N' Roses) and Renee Suran
Released
  • 1959 - Bad Girls - Miracles (the first Motown single)
  • 1964 - Leader of the Pack - Shangri-Las (single)
  • 1970 - Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (single)
  • 1988 - Rattle & Hum - U2
  • 2006 - Songs of the Labyrinth - Sting
Broadcasts
  • 1965 - Ed Sullivan Show - Supremes (first appearance)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1953 - St. George and the Dragonet - Stan Freberg (4 weeks)
  • 1960 - Mr. Custer - Larry Verne (1 week)
  • 1970 - Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond (1 week)
  • 1987 - Here I Go Again - Whitesnake (1 week)

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