Almanac: December 24, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1913 - Lulu Belle (born Myrtle Cooper) (Lulu Belle & Scotty) (d. 1999)
  • 1920 - Dave Bartholomew (96)
  • 1924 - Lee Dorsey (d. 1986)
  • 1944 - Mike Curb (72)
  • 1945 - Lemmy (Ian Kilmister) (Motorhead, Hawkwind) (d. 2015)
  • 1946 - Jan Akkerman (70)
  • 1957 - Ian Burden (Human League) (59)
  • 1963 - Mary Ramsey (John & Mary, 10,000 Maniacs) (53)
  • 1965 - Millard Powers (Counting Crows) (51)
  • 1968 - Doyle Bramhall III (48)
  • 1970 - Bonnie “Prince” Billy (born Will Oldham) (46)
  • 1971 - Ricky Martin (45)
  • 1975 - Joe Washbourne (Toploader) (41)
  • 1980 - Tomas Kalnoky (Streetlight Manifesto) (36)
  • 1982 - Robert Carmine (born Robert Schwartzman) (Rooney) (34)
  • 1991 - Louis Tomlinson (One Direction) (25)
Deaths
  • 1999 - Zeke Carey (Flamingos) (66)
  • 2000 - Nick Massi (Four Seasons) - Cancer (73)
  • 2009 - Tim Hart (Steeleye Span) - Lung cancer (61)
On This Day
  • 1960 - Even though he had a number 1 record, Chubby Checker was still a ward of the court as an orphan and had his allowance raised form $150 to $200 per week.
  • 1963 - The Beatles held their first annual Christmas concert with guests Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, Tommy Quickly, Cilla Black, the Fourmost, and the Barron Knights with the Duke D’Mond.
  • 1964 - The Beatles held their second annual Christmas concert with the Yardbirds, Freddie and the Dreamers, Jimmy Saville, Elkie Brooks, Mike Haslam, and the Mike Cotton Sound.
  • 1964 - Glen Campbell appeared with the Beach Boys for the first time when Brian Wilson became ill. He toured with them for four months. 
  • 1972 - A crowd at a Miami, FL concert by Manfred Mann's Earth Band rioted after police stopped their concert saying that they had received noise complaints.
  • 1973 - Tom Johnson of the Doobie Brothers was arrested for marijuana possession.
  • 1973 - Pam Tillis was injured in a car accident that caused 30 breaks in her face. 
  • 1977 - The Sex Pistols played their last show in the U.K. for 19 years.
  • 2005 - Iggy & the Stooges were fined by the city of Lucerne, Switzerland for playing music too loud. They were clocked at 102.5 decibals.
Marriages
  • 1971 - Little Jimmy Dickens and Mona Evans
Divorces
  • 1978 - Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog (ABBA) (announced separation)
Recorded
  • 1966 - I Think We're Alone Now - Tommy James & the Shondells
  • 1988 - Nirvana began recording their first album.
Broadcasts
  • 1967 - Bee Gees Live Christmas Special (U.K.)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1977 - How Deep is Your Love - Bee Gees (3 weeks)
  • 1988 - Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison (3 weeks)

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