Almanac: October 30, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1908 - Patsy Montana (born Ruby Blevins) (d. 1996)
  • 1934 - Hamilton Camp (died 2005)
  • 1939 - Grace Slick (born Grace Wing) (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship) (77)
  • 1939 - Eddie Holland, Jr. (77)
  • 1939 - Norman West (Soul Children) (77)
  • 1941 - Otis Williams (Temptations) (75)
  • 1946 - Chris Slade (Manfred Mann's Earth Band, AC/DC, Asia) (70)
  • 1947 - Timothy B. Schmidt (Eagles) (69)
  • 1949 - David Green (Air Supply) (67)
  • 1954 - T. Graham Brown (65)
  • 1954 - Jeannie Kendall (The Kendalls) (65)
  • 1960 - Joey Belladonna (born Joseph Bellardini) (Anthrax) (59)
  • 1960 - Jerry De Borg (Jesus Jones) (59)
  • 1962 - Geoff Beauchamp (Eighth Wonder) (55)
  • 1965 - Gavin Rossdale (Bush) (51)
  • 1969 - Snow (born Darrin O'Brien) (47)
  • 1970 - Tommy Walter (Eels) (46)
  • 1973 - Maurizio Lobina (Eiffel 65) (43)
  • 1975 - Ian D'Sa (Billy Tallent) (41)
  • 1976 - Kassidy Osborn (SheDaisy) (40)
  • 1984 - Keisha Buchanan (Sugarbabes) (32)
  • 1989 - Vanessa White (The Saturdays) (27)
Deaths
  • 2002 - Jam Master Jay (born Jason Mizell) (Run-D.M.C.) - Murdered (37)
  • 2007 - Linda Stein (manager of the Ramones) - Murdered (62)
  • 2008 - Mike Terry (producer) (68)
On This Day
  • 1966 - Pink Floyd signed with managers Peter Jenner and Andrew King.
  • 1967 - Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones plead guilty to possession of marijuana and allowing his residence to be used for smoking the drug and not guilty to cocaine and methedrine possession. He was sentenced to nine months in prison but was bailed out the next day.
  • 1967 - T. Rex became the first group without a recording contract to record for Radio 1's (U.K.) Top Gear show.
  • 1970 - Hotlegs played their first live show in London. They went on to become 10cc.
  • 1970 - Jim Morrison was found guilty of exposing himself on stage in Miami.
  • 1972 - Elton John performed at the Royal Variety Performance for Queen Elizabeth, the first rocker to do so since the Beatles in 1963.
  • 1975 - Bob Dylan opened his Rolling Thunder Revue in Plymouth, MA.
  • 1984 - Linda Ronstadt premiered as an opera singer in La Boheme in New York.
  • 1984 - Barry Manilow set a new Radio City Music Hall record by selling $1.9 million in tickets for a series of shows. The previous record of $1.8 million was held by Diana Ross.
  • 1984 - Linda Ronstadt and country singer Gary Morris open in New York in La Boheme.
  • 1990 - Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses was arrested and released on $10,000 bail for hitting a neighbor over the head with a bottle during an argument over loud music.
  • 1995 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced they would induct David Bowie, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, the Shirelles, and the Velvet Underground.
  • 1998 - Bon Jovi opened their New Jersey Syndicate Tour in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1998 - The Vocal Group Hall of Fame held their first induction ceremony. Some of the groups inducted were The Mills Brothers, The Ravens, The Orioles, The Original Drifters, The Platters, The Beach Boys, The Supremes and The Manhattan Transfer.
  • 2001 - Tim Booth announced he would be leaving the group James at the end of their next tour.
  • 2002 - The U.S. Postal Station in Los Angeles was renamed the Nat King Cole Post Office.
  • 2003 - Terry Corso quit the group Alien Ant Farm.
  • 2004 - A warrant for the arrest of Vince Neil of Motley Crue was issued in Dallas, TX after he knocked a venue's sound man unconscious.
  • 2005 - Willie Nelson held a fundraiser at his Austin ranch for singer and Texas Governor candidate Kinky Friedman.
  • 2005 - Zak Sally left the band Low.
  • 2008 - Alan Jackson was honored at the CMT Giants concert. 
Marriages
  • 1937 - Kitty Wells and Johnnie Wright
  • 1965 - Ronnie Milsap and Joyce Reeves
  • 1991 - Clint Black and Lisa Hartman
  • 1995 - Jimmy Olander (Diamond Rio) and Claudia Fontenot
  • 2004 - Travis Barker (blink-182) and Shanna Moakler
Divorces
  • 1974 - Sly Stone and Kath Sivia Stewart (filed by Stewart)
  • 2003 - Lionel Richie and Diane Richie (filed by Lionel)
Recorded
  • 1940 - Walking the Floor Over You - Ernest Tubb
  • 1947 - Bob Wills had his first recording session for MG
Released
  • 1961 - Peppermint Twist - Joey Dee and the Starliters (single)
  • 1961 - Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby - Crystals (single, first release on Phil Spector's Philles label)
  • 2001 - Christmas Memories - Barbara Streisand (first holiday album in 34 years)
  • 2001 - Invincible - Michael Jackson
Broadcasts
  • 1978 - Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (NBC, Cartoon)
  • 1998 - Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) - Black Sabbath (all four original members)
  • 1998 - Millennium (Fox) - Kiss
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1943 - Pistol Packin' Mama - Al Dexter (1 week)
  • 1982 - Who Can It Be Now? - Men at Work (1 week)
  • 2004 - My Boo - Usher and Alicia Keys (6 weeks)
  • 2010 - Like a G6 - Far East Movement Featuring The Cataracs and Dev (2 weeks)

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