Almanac: October 13, 2016

Birthdays 
  • 1909 - Art Tatum (d. 1956)
  • 1934 - Nana Mouskouri (82)
  • 1938 - Shirley Caesar (78)
  • 1940 - Chris Farlowe (76)
  • 1941 - Paul Simon (75)
  • 1944 - Robert Lamm (Chicago) (72)
  • 1946 - Lacy J. Dalton (70)
  • 1947 - Sammy Hagar (69)
  • 1947 - Alan Wakeman (Soft Machine) (69)
  • 1948 - John Ford Coley (England Dan & John Ford Coley) (68)
  • 1948 - Pete Spencer (Smokie) (68)
  • 1949 - Craig MacGregor (Foghat) (67)
  • 1950 - Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention) (66)
  • 1951 - Olympia-Ann Sylvers (Sylvers) (65)
  • 1958 - Joseph Richard Sylvers (Sylvers) (58)
  • 1959 - Marie Osmond (57)
  • 1959 - Gerry Darby (Carmel) (57)
  • 1960 - Joey Belladonna (Anthrax) (56)
  • 1962 - Rob Marche (JoBoxers) (54)
  • 1968 - Carlos Marín (Il Divo) (48)
  • 1969 - Rhett Akins (47)
  • 1970 - Paul Potts (46)
  • 1972 - Jan Van Sichem Jr. (K's Choice) (44)
  • 1975 - Brandon Casey (Jagged Edge) (41)
  • 1975 - Brian Casey (Jagged Edge) (41)
  • 1980 - Ashanti (born Ashanti Douglas) (36)
  • 1981 - Kele Okereke (Bloc Party) (35)
Deaths
  • 1974 - Ed Sullivan - Esophageal cancer (73)
  • 1977 - Shirley Brickley (Orlons) - Murdered (32)
  • 1993 - Wade Flemons (Earth, Wind & Fire) - Cancer (53)
  • 2001 - Peter Doyle (New Seekers) - Throat cancer (52)
  • 2009 - Al Martino (82)
On This Day
  • 1937 - Roy Rogers left the Sons of the Pioneers.
  • 1962 - Don Everly of the Everly Brothers collapsed rehearsing for a U.K. tour and returned to the U.S. to recuperate. Phil continued with the tour solo.
  • 1967 - Pat Boone performed the National Anthem at the first game of the new American Basketball Association. He was the owner of the Oakland Oaks.
  • 1970 - The ashes of Janis Joplin were spread on Stinson Beach in California.
  • 1975 - Neil Young had surgery for a growth on his vocal chords.
  • 1975 - In one of the most famous moments in CMA Awards history, Charlie Rich sets fire to the envelope that names John Denver as Entertainer of the Year. 
  • 1980 - Johnny Cash and Connie B. Gay were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1986 - Wesley Rose and Benjamin F. “Whitey” Ford (Duke of Paducah) were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1992 - The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case of two sets of parents suing Ozzy Osbourne for his music's influence in the suicide of their sons.
  • 1997 - Billy Joel's classical piece, Reverie, “premiers” on NPR.
  • 1998 - The Crossroads Center, Eric Clapton's addiction recovery program, opened in Antigua.
  • 2000 - A Ralph Nadar fund raising concert in New York sees performances by Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper and Patti Smith.
  • 2000 - Christina Aguilera filed a lawsuit against her former manager, charging he had an improper influence over her career.
  • 2001 - Merle Haggard canceled the balance of his current tour after feeling tightness in his chest.
  • 2002 - The band Muse sued Celine Dion after the singer planned on calling her Las Vegas show Muse.
  • 2004 - Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers was charged with tax evasion.
  • 2006 - An annual Diddy Day was announced by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley who gave P. Diddy a pair of cufflinks.
  • 2008 - Ringo Starr announced he would no longer sign autographs.
Recorded
  • 1965 - My Generation - Who
  • 1965 - Drive My Car - Beatles
  • 1968 - Julia - Beatles (last song recorded for White Album)
Released
  • 1956 - A Thousand Miles Away - Heartbeats (single)
  • 1982 - Creatures of the Night - Kiss
  • 1998 - The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live, 1966: The Royal Albert Hall Concert - Bob Dylan
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1979 - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson (1 week)
  • 1984 - I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder (3 weeks)
  • 1990 - Praying For Time - George Michael (1 week)

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