Almanac: October 22, 2016

Birthdays 
  • 1925 - Dory Previn (d. 2012)
  • 1939 - Ray Jones (Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas) (d. 2000)
  • 1942 - Annette Funicello (d. 2013)
  • 1942 - Bobby Fuller (d. 1966)
  • 1945 - Leslie West (Mountain) (71)
  • 1945 - Eddie Brigati (Rascals) (71)
  • 1949 - Stiv Bators (Dead Boys) (d. 1990)
  • 1952 - Greg Hawkes (Cars) (64)
  • 1958 - Bobby Blotzer (Ratt) (58)
  • 1960 - Darryl Jenifer (Bad Brains) (56)
  • 1964 - TobyMac (born Kevin McKeehan) (52)
  • 1965 - John Wesley Harding (born Wesley Stace) (51)
  • 1968 - Shaggy (born Orville Richard Burrell) (48)
  • 1968 - Shelby Lynne (48)
  • 1976 - Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) (39)
  • 1980 - Garrett Tierney (Brand New) (36)
  • 1985 - Zac Hanson (Hanson) (31)
Deaths
  • 1969 - Tommy Edwards - Brain aneurysm (47)
  • 1983 - Keith Barrow - AIDS (29)
  • 1986 - Jane Dornacker (Tubes) - Helicopter crash while working as a traffic reporter (39)
  • 1989 - Ewan MacColl (74)
  • 1994 - Jimmy Miller (producer) - Liver failure (52)
On This Day
  • 1946 - Bill Monroe recorded for the first time with Mac Wiseman.
  • 1955 - Carl Perkins wrote Blue Suede Shoes.
  • 1963 - David Allan Coe began serving a four-year prison sentence for car theft. 
  • 1964 - The High Number receive a letter from EMI asking them to submit original material after their original audition. They later became the Who.
  • 1965 - Ernest Tubb was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1966 - Eddie Arnold, Jim Denny, Uncle Dave Macon and George D. Hay were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1975 - The marriage of Hank Williams and Billie Jean was ruled valid by a federal judge, awarding her 50% of the singer's future royalties.
  • 1978 - Earth, Wind & Fire started a 75-date U.S. tour in Louisville, KY.
  • 1982 - It's Van Halen Day in Worcester, MA.
  • 1990 - Pearl Jam played their live debut in Seattle.
  • 1990 - Tim McGraw signed with Curb Records.
  • 1993 - Oasis signed with Criterion for six albums.
  • 2005 - Madonna DJ'ed at the Misshapes Club in New York to debut her new album Confessions on a Dance Floor.
Marriages
  • 1963 - Kenny Rogers and Margo Gladys Anderson
  • 1970 - James Brown and Deidre Jenkins
Divorces
  • 2003 - Liza Minnelli and David Gant (filed)
  • 2007 - Chris Robinson (Black Crows) and Kate Hudson
Recorded
  • 1963 - Act Naturally - Buck Owens
Released
  • 1965 - Get Off My Cloud - Rolling Stones (U.K. single release)
  • 1966 - Good Vibrations - Beach Boys (single)
  • 1974 - Hotter Than Hell - KISS
  • 1976 - The Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin (soundtrack)
  • 2012 - Red - Taylor Swift
Broadcasts
  • 1961 - Ed Sullivan Show - Chubby Checker
  • 2005 - Tuckerville (TLC) - Tanya Tucker (debut)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1955 - Love is a Many Splendored Thing - Four Aces (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 1988 - A Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins (2 weeks)

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