Almanac: December 27, 2016

Birthdays 
  • 1931 - Scotty Moore (d. 2016)
  • 1933 - John Hughey (Conway Twitty, Vince Gill) (d. 2007)
  • 1941 - Mike Pinder (Moody Blues) (75)
  • 1941 - Les Maguire (Gerry & the Pacemakers) (75)
  • 1943 - Peter Sinfield (King Crimson) (73)
  • 1944 - Mick Jones (Foreigner) (72)
  • 1944 - Tracy Nelson (72)
  • 1948 - Larry Byrom (Steppenwolf) (68)
  • 1948 - Les Taylor (Exile) (68)
  • 1950 - Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons, Frank Zappa) (66)
  • 1951 - Karla Bonoff (65)
  • 1952 - David Knopfler (Dire Straits) (64)
  • 1953 - David Conley (Surface, Mandrell) (63)
  • 1960 - Martin Glover (aka Youth) (Killing Joke, Firemen) (56)
  • 1962 - Jeff Bryant (Ricochet) (54)
  • 1967 - Jim Beavers (49)
  • 1972 - Matt Slocum (Sixpence None the Richer) (44)
  • 1981 - Javine Hylton (35)
  • 1984 - Pleasure P (born Marcus Cooper) (Pretty Ricky) (32)
  • 1988 - Hayley Williams (Paramour) (28)
  • 1991 - Shay Mooney (Dan + Shay) (25)
Deaths
  • 1978 - Chris Bell (Big Star) - Car accident (27)
  • 1978 - Bob Luman - Pneumonia (41)
  • 1981 - Hoagy Carmichael - Heart failure (82)
  • 1983 - Walter Scott (Bob Kuban & the In-Men) - Murdered (40)
  • 1997 - Ewart Abner (founder of Chance Records) - Respiratory illness (74)
  • 2004 - Hank Garland (Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison) - Staph infection (74)
  • 2006 - Gene McFadden (McFadden and Whitehead) - Liver and lung cancer (57)
  • 2008 - Delaney Bramlett - Complications of gall bladder surgery (69)
On This Day
  • 1963 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney were named the Outstanding Composers of 1963 by the London Times.
  • 1975 - The split of the Faces became official.
  • 1989 - A lawsuit was filed by a former chef at Chuck Berry's restaurant alleging that he had installed secret cameras in the ladies rooms.
  • 1992 - Harry Connick, Jr. was arrested at Kennedy Airport in New York after it was discovered he had a pistol in his luggage.
  • 1998 - Busta Rhymes is arrested for criminal possession of an unregistered pistol.
  • 1999 - Sean Combs and Jennifer Lopez were arrested after a gun was discovered in his car while the police were investigating a club shooting.
  • 2001 - The Steps announced they were breaking up.
  • 2004 - A man is killed outside a nightclub where there is a party for Ja Rule.
  • 2008 - Gregg Allman's home in Georgia was robbed of a coin collection, knives and unreleased concert recordings.
Marriages
  • 1985 - Simon Le Bon and Yasmin Parvanah
Divorces
  • 2011 - Zooey Deschanel (She & Him) and Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie)
Recorded
  • 1985 - Master of Puppets - Metallica (final session)
Released
  • 1967 - John Wesley Harding - Bob Dylan
  • 1975 - December 1963 (Oh What a Night) - Four Seasons (single)
Broadcasts
  • 1964 - Ed Sullivan Show - Supremes (first appearance on show)
  • 1967 - Jonathan Winters Show (CBS) - Doors
  • 1971 - Sonny & Cher Show (CBS) (premier)
  • 1984 - Brighton Rock (U.K. Granada TV) - Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Madness, Nik Kershaw, Gloria Gaynor, Spandau Ballet, The Flying Pickets, Helen Terry  
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1941 - Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (6 weeks (3 previous weeks)
  • 1952 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Jimmy Boyd (2 weeks)
  • 1969 - Someday We'll Be Together - Diana Ross & the Supremes (1 week)
  • 1975 - Let's Do It Again - Staple Singers (1 week)
  • 1980 - (Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon (5 weeks)
  • 2008 - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) - Beyonce (3 weeks (1 previous week))

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