Almanac: December 3, 2016

Birthdays 
  • 1923 - Hubert Long (country music executive and member of the Hall of Fame) (d. 1972)
  • 1925 - Ferlin Husky (d. 2011)
  • 1927 - Andy Williams (d. 2012)
  • 1931 - Jaye P. Morgan (85)
  • 1942 - Ken Lewis (songwriter, Can't You Hear My Heartbeat, Little Bit 'o Soul) (74)
  • 1944 - Ralph McTell (73)
  • 1946 - Vic Malcolm (Geordie) (70)
  • 1948 - Ozzy Osbourne (68)
  • 1949 - Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship) (67)
  • 1951 - Mike Stock (songwriting & production team Stock, Aitken & Waterman) (65)
  • 1951 - Nicky Stevens (Brotherhood of Man) (65)
  • 1952 - Don Barnes (.38 Special) (64)
  • 1953 - Duane Roland (Molly Hatchett) (d. 2006)
  • 1954 - Paul Gregg (Restless Heart) (62)
  • 1963 - Joe Lally (Fugazi) (53)
  • 1967 - Adamski (born Adam Tinley) (49)
  • 1968 - Montell Jordan (48)
  • 1978 - Trina (born Katrina Taylor) (38)
  • 1979 - Daniel Bedingfield (37)
  • 1980 - Christina Aguilera (36)
  • 1983 - Andy Grammer (33)
Deaths
  • 2001 - Grady Martin (country & rockabilly session guitarist) - Heart attack (72)
On This Day
  • 1961 - Brian Epstein first approached the Beatles on the possibility of him becoming their manager.
  • 1965 - Keith Richards was knocked out when he was electrocuted by his guitar touching his microphone.
  • 1966 - Ray Charles received a five-year suspended sentence for possession of marijuana and heroin.
  • 1966 - The Monkees played live for the first time in Honolulu, HI.
  • 1971 - Frank Zappa abandoned his concert at the Montreux Casino in Switzerland when the building caught on fire. The blaze was immortalized in Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water.
  • 1976 - Pink Floyd's giant, inflatable pig broke free and floated over London.
  • 1976 - Bob Marley, his wife Rita and his manager, Don Taylor, were wounded when seven gunmen burst into his house in Kingston, Jamaica.
  • 1976 - 11,000 tickets went on sale for ABBA's Royal Albert Hall concerts. 3,500,000 applications were received.
  • 1979 - During a Who concert in Cincinnati, OH turned tragic when 11 people in the audience were trampled to death.
  • 1986 - Judas Priest were sued by the families of two teens who committed suicide after listening to their music.
  • 1991 - Gilby Clarke replaced Izzy Stradlin in Guns N' Roses.
  • 1991 - The late-Alan Freed's name was placed on a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 2002 - Peter Garrett quit Midnight Oil.
  • 2007 - Diana Ross and the Beach Boys received awards for their contribution to U.S. culture.
  • 2009 - Ronnie Wood was arrested in Esher, England for suspicion of assaulting 21-year-old girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova.
Marriages
  • 2005 - Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese
Recorded
  • 1954 - In the Jailhouse Now - Webb Pierce
  • 1957 - Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson
  • 1958 - Since I Don't Have You - Skyliners
  • 1969 - Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Released
  • 1973 - You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
  • 1976 - Anarchy in the U.K. - Sex Pistols
Broadcasts
  • 1967 - Tennessee Ernie Ford Special - Supremes
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1966 - Winchester Cathedral - New Vaudeville Band (1 week)
  • 1988 - Baby, I Love Your Way / Freebird Medley - Will to Power (1 week)
  • 1994 - On Bended Knee - Boyz II Men (2 weeks)

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