Almanac: November 10, 2016

Birthdays 
  • 1921 - Onie Wheeler (d. 1984)
  • 1928 - Ennio Morricone (88)
  • 1929 - Marilyn Bergman (87)
  • 1939 - Tommy Facenda (77)
  • 1940 - Screaming Lord Sutch (d. 1999)
  • 1944 - Tim Rice (75)
  • 1945 - Donna Fargo (71)
  • 1946 - Bill Bryson (Desert Rose Band) (70)
  • 1947 - Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson) (69)
  • 1947 - Dave Loggins (69)
  • 1947 - Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper) (d. 1997)
  • 1950 - Bram Tchaikovsky (born Peter Bramall) (66)
  • 1950 - Ronnie Hammond (Atlanta Rhythm Section) (d. 2011)
  • 1952 - Pat Severs (Pirates of the Mississippi) (64)
  • 1954 - Mario Cipollina (Huey Lewis & the News) (62)
  • 1957 - Chris Joyce (Silverchair) (59)
  • 1957 - Junior Giscombe (59)
  • 1958 - Frank Maudsley (A Flock of Seagulls) (58)
  • 1965 - David Hawes (Catherine Wheel) (51)
  • 1966 - Steve Mackey (Pulp) (50)
  • 1967 - Andrew Vowles (Massive Attack) (49)
  • 1968 - Chris Cagle (48)
  • 1968 - Steve Brookstein (48)
  • 1969 - Paul "Kermit" Leverage (Black Grape) (47)
  • 1970 - Warren G (born Warren Griffin III) (46)
  • 1970 - Derry Brownson (EMF) (46)
  • 1970 - U-God (born Lamont Hawkins) (Wu-Tang Clan) (46)
  • 1971 - Big Pun (born Christopher Rios) (d. 2000)
  • 1973 - Jacqui Abbott (Beautiful South) (43)
  • 1975 - Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World) (41)
  • 1978 - Eve (born Eve Jeffers) (38)
  • 1978 - Drew McConnell (Babyshambles) (38)
  • 1979 - Chris Joannou (Silverchair) (37)
  • 1983 - Miranda Lambert (33)
Deaths
  • 1973 - Stringbean (born David Akeman) - Murdered (58)
  • 1990 - Ronnie Dyson - Heart failure (40)
  • 1995 - Curly Fox (country fiddler) (85)
  • 1997 - Tommy Tedesco (L.A. session guitarist) - Lung cancer (67)
  • 2002 - Tommy Griffith (Funk Brothers) (66)
  • 2006 - Gerald Levert - Combination of prescription medication and over-the-counter drugs (40)
On This Day
  • 1955 - While at a DJ convention, Mae Boren Axton played her new song Heartbreak Hotel for Elvis Presley.
  • 1956 - Billboard's annual disk jockey poll found George Jones was the most promising country and western artist. 
  • 1958 - Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls were injured in a car crash where their driver was killed.
  • 1966 - The English press broke the news that there would be no more Beatles tours.
  • 1967 - The Beatles shot three promotional videos for their single Hello Goodbye. They couldn't be played on British TV because of lip-synching restrictions by the musicians union.
  • 1973 - John Lennon asked for Phil Spector's help on an album of rock-and-roll covers.
  • 1984 - Frankie Goes to Hollywood set a U.K. record for most advanced copies ordered of an album. 1,099,500 copies of Welcome to the Pleasure Dome were ordered.
  • 1986 - Gordon Lightfoot received the Canadian Hall of Fame Award from Bob Dylan.
  • 1988 - Steve Millers opened his first tour in six years in Burlington, VT.
  • 1992 - Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses is found guilty of assault and property damage after inciting a riot at a 1991 concert in Maryland Heights, MO. He is put on probation and ordered to donate $10,000 each to five charities.
  • 1994 - Robert Plant and Jimmy Page performed Stairway to Heaven on a Japanese TV program, saying it is the last time they will play the song. It wasn't.
  • 2003 - A Johnny Cash tribute concert was held in Nashville with Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Steve Earle, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson.
  • 2003 - Tommy Thompson of Chic and the Power Station announced that he had renal cancer.
  • 2004 - Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) received the Man for Peace prize from Mikhail Gorbachev in Rome.
  • 2007 - The mother of Kanye West died from complications from plastic surgery. Her passing had a profound effect on West's music.
  • 2009 - Kris Kristofferson was named BMI's Icon at the 57th Country Awards. 
Marriages
  • 2013 - Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon
Recorded
  • 1973 - Planet Waves - Bob Dylan (completed)
Released
  • 1958 - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Platters (single)
  • 1958 - 16 Candles - Crests (single)
  • 1958 - Maybe You'll Be There - Lee Andrews & the Hearts (single)
  • 1967 - Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues (single)
  • 1973 - Rock On - David Essex (single)
  • 1978 - Give 'Em Enough Rope - Clash (U.K. release)
  • 1986 - Live 1975-1985 - Bruce Springsteen
Broadcasts
  • 1978 - Rock Goes to College (U.K.) - AC/DC
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1958 - It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty (1 week)
  • 1973 - Keep On Truckin' (Part 1) - Eddie Kendricks (2 weeks)
  • 1979 - Heartache Night - Eagles (1 week)
  • 1990 - Love Takes Time - Mariah Carey (3 weeks)
  • 2007 - Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown Featuring T-Pain (3 weeks)

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