Almanac: November 5, 2016

Birthdays 
  • 1911 - Roy Rogers (d. 1998)
  • 1931 - Ike Turner (d. 2007)
  • 1936 - Billy Sherrill (d. 2015)
  • 1941 - Art Garfunkel (75)
  • 1946 - Gram Parsons (d. 1973)
  • 1947 - Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) (69)
  • 1948 - Peter Hammill (Van der Graaf Generator) (68)
  • 1948 - Donnie McDougall (Guess Who) (68)
  • 1949 - Jimmie Spheeris (d. 1984)
  • 1956 - Jeff Watson (Night Ranger) (60)
  • 1956 - Rob Fisher (Naked Eyes) (d. 1999)
  • 1957 - Mike Score (A Flock of Seagulls) (59)
  • 1957 - David Moyce (Air Supply) (59)
  • 1959 - Bryan Adams (57)
  • 1960 - Ken Coomer (Uncle Tupelo, Wilco) (56)
  • 1961 - David Bryson (Counting Crows) (55)
  • 1963 - Brian Wheat (Tesla) (53)
  • 1965 - Paris Grey (born Shanna Jackson) (Inner City) (51)
  • 1968 - Mark Hunter (James) (48)
  • 1971 - Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead) (45)
  • 1974 - Ryan Adams (42)
  • 1975 - Lisa Scott-Lee (41)
  • 1987 - Kevin Jonas (Jonas Brothers) (29)
Deaths
  • 1942 - George M. Cohen - Cancer (64)
  • 1956 - Art Tatum - Kidney failure (47)
  • 1960 - Johnny Horton - Car accident (35)
  • 1977 - Guy Lombardo - Heart attack (75)
  • 1986 - Bobby Nunn (Coasters) (71)
  • 1989 - SSgt. Barry Sadler - Shot (circumstances unknown) (49)
  • 1989 - Vladimir Horowitz - Heart attack (86)
  • 1996 - Eddie Harris - Bone cancer (62)
  • 2000 - Jimmie Davis (101)
  • 2002 - Billy Guy (Coasters) (66)
  • 2003 - Bobby Hatfield (Righteous Brothers) - Heart attack caused by cocaine (63)
  • 2005 - Link Wray - Heart failure (76)
On This Day
  • 1950 - Don Gibson signed with RCA Records.
  • 1967 - Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees was treated for shock after the train he was on crashed in South East London. 49 people were killed and 78 injured in the accident.
  • 1970 - Brian Wilson joined the Beach Boys for a rare live performance in Los Angeles.
  • 1971 - Elvis Presley started a U.S. tour in Minneapolis, MN. It was the first time the announcement “Elvis has left the building” was used to end calls for an encore.
  • 1977 - A Virgin record store manager in Nottingham, England was arrested for putting a poster in his store window advertising the album Never Mind the Bollocks...Here's the Sex Pistols. He was cited for posting indecent advertising.
  • 1977 - Ozzy Osbourne quit Black Sabbath. He rejoined a few weeks later.
  • 1982 - Brian Wilson was fired from the Beach Boys.
  • 1983 - The Clash's Topper Headon was arrested for walking his dog while drunk. 
  • 1995 - Garbage made their U.S. live debut in Minneapolis, MN.
  • 1995 - The Wizard of Oz in Concert plays at Lincoln Center in New York with Jewel as Dorothy, Roger Daltrey as the Tin Man, Jackson Browne as the Scarecrow, Natalie Cole as Glinda, the Good Witch and special appearances by Ry Cooder, Dr. John, Phoebe Snow, David Sanborn and Ronnie Spector.
  • 1998 - ODB of the Wu Tang Klan was arrested for threatening to kill a former girlfriend.
  • 1999 - Gary Cherone left Van Halen.
  • 2001 - The first edition of CMT Crossroads was filmed in New York with Lucinda Williams and Elvis Costello. 
  • 2002 - The funeral of Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay was held.
  • 2003 - Suede announced their split.
  • 2006 - The Music City Walk of Fame is opened in Nashville with inductees Reba McEntire, Ronnie Milsap, Roy Orbison, Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, Fisk Jubilee Singers and Kenneth Schermerhorn.
  • 2010 - Keith Richards went to number 1 on the New York Times' best sellers list with his autobiography Life. 
  • 2013 - Lady Gaga severed her relationship with manager Troy Carter.
Divorces
  • 1979 - Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger (finalized)
  • 1999 - Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks) and Michael Tarabay
Released
  • 1955 - Crazy for You - Heartbeats (single)
  • 1965 - My Generation - Who (U.K. single release)
  • 1970 - Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin (single)
  • 1972 - Europe '72 - Grateful Dead
  • 1995 - Made in Heaven - Queen (first album post passing of Freddie Mercury)
  • 1996 - Unchained: American II - Johnny Cash
  • 2002 - American IV: The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash
Awards
  • 2003 - CMA Awards
    • Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist - Alan Jackson
    • Song - Three Wooden Crosses - Doug Johnson and Kim Williams 
    • Single, Music Video - Hurt - Johnny Cash 
    • Album - American IV: The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash 
    • Female Vocalist - Martina McBride 
    • Vocal Duo - Brooks & Dunn 
    • Vocal Group - Rascal Flatts 
    • Musician - Randy Scruggs 
    • Horizon Award - Joe Nichols 
    • Vocal Event - It's Five O'Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett 
Broadcasts
  • 1956 - The Nat King Cole Show (NBC) - Debut
  • 1982 - The Tube (Channel 4, U.K.) - Debut - Jam, Mick Jagger, Toy Dolls
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1966 - Last Train to Clarksville - Monkees (1 week)
  • 1976 - Rock'n Me - Steve Miller Band (1 week)
  • 1988 - Kokomo - Beach Boys (1 week)

1 comment

Guillermo said...

Actually, the Elvis has left the building phrase was first used on the last time he was not a headliner, and that was during a belated Louisiana Hayride show, in 1956, the idea being for the public to STAY for the person who was going to follow him. Since he never agan was not a headliner, the idea of the phrase, in 1971, was indeed used so that those in the venue could leave themselves, as Presley did not do encores.

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