Almanac: March 22, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1892 - Charlie Poole (d. 1931)
  • 1932 - Juke Boy Bonner (d. 1978)
  • 1936 - Roger Whittaker (81)
  • 1941 - Jeremy Clyde (Chad & Jeremy) (76)
  • 1943 - George Benson (74)
  • 1943 - Keith Reif (Yardbirds) (d. 1976)
  • 1946 - Harry Vanda (songwriter (Friday on My Mind, Love is in the Air), producer) (71)
  • 1947 - Patrick Olive (Hot Chocolate) (70)
  • 1948 - Andrew Lloyd Webber (69)
  • 1948 - Randy Jo Hobbs (McCoys) (d. 1993)
  • 1951 - Howard Reitzes (Iron Butterfly) (66)
  • 1952 - Jay Dee Daugherty (Patti Smith Group) (65)
  • 1957 - Stephanie Mills (60)
  • 1958 - Pete Wylie (59)
  • 1962 - Perry Baggs (Jason & the Scorchers) (55)
  • 1963 - Susan Ann Sulley (Human League) (54)
  • 1968 - Mickey Dale (Embrace) (49)
  • 1970 - Andreas Johnson (47)
  • 1973 - Beverley Knight (44)
  • 1979 - Aaron North (Nine Inch Nails) (38)
  • 1980 - Shannon Bex (Danity Kane) (37)
  • 1981 - Mims (born Shawn Mims) (36)
  • 1986 - Amy Studt (31)
Deaths
  • 1952 - Uncle Dave Macon (81)
  • 1977 - Stoney Cooper (58)
  • 1986 - Mark Dinning - Heart attack (52)
  • 1991 - Dave Guard (Kingston Trio) - Lymphoma (56)
  • 1994 - Dan Hartman - AIDS related brain tumor (43)
  • 1996 - Don Murray (Turtles) - Complications from ulcer surgery (50)
  • 2001 - Earl Beal (Silhouettes) (76)
  • 2005 - Rod Price (Foghat) - Heart attack & injuries sustained falling down stairs (57)
  • 2016 - Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest) - Complications of Diabetes (45)
On This Day
  • 1956 - Carl Perkins was injured in a car accident. His manager and his brother are killed. During his three-month recuperation, Elvis Presley had a hit with Blue Suede Shoes.
  • 1956- Sammy Davis, Jr. opened on Broadway in Mr. Wonderful. 
  • 1958 - Hank Williams, Jr. made his stage debut at the age of 8 in Swainsboro, GA.
  • 1962 - Barbra Streisand opened in I Can Get it For You Wholesale.
  • 1967 - The Who play their first American show at the Paramount Theater in New York.
  • 1971 - The Allman Brothers were arrested for possession of heroin and marijuana.
  • 1974 - Ten Years After played their final show in London.
  • 1978 - The Police signed with A&M records.
  • 1992 - It was announced that Tears for Fears had broken up.
  • 1997 - Marilyn Manson was forced to cut a show short after falling on stage and cutting an artery in his hand.
  • 1999 - Ol' Dirty Bastard is stopped for driving without license plates in Brooklyn and police find three envelopes of rock cocaine.
  • 2000 - A concert goer falls 90 feet to his death at a KISS concert in Oakland, CA.
  • 2003 - Axl Rose sends the Offspring a cease and desist letter to stop them from calling their album Chinese Democrazy (You Snooze You Lose).
  • 2004 - Marilyn Manson proposed to Dita Van Teese.
  • 2006 - Aerosmith canceled an upcoming tour after Steven Tyler was hospitalized for throat surgery.
  • 2011 - Marianne Faithfull was made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government. 
Marriages
  • 1984 - Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sarah Brightman
  • 1992 - Lou Adler and Paige Hannah
Divorces
  • 1948 - Nat King Cole and Nadine Robinson
Recorded
  • 1960 - Walk, Don't Run - Ventures
  • 1961 - Raindrops - Dee Clark
  • 1975 - Black & Blue - Rolling Stones (first day of recording)
Released
  • 1963 - Please Please Me - Beatles
  • 1965 - Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
  • 1974 - On the Border - Eagles
  • 1984 - Kathy Mattea - Kathy Mattea (debut album)
Awards
  • 2003 - Razzies
    • Worst Film - Swept Away
    • Worst Actress - Madonna - Swept Away, Britney Spears - Crossroads
    • Worst Supporting Actress - Madonna - Die Another Day
Broadcasts
  • 1977 - Thank God I'm a Country Boy (ABC) - John Denver
  • 1978 - All You Need is Cash - Ruttles
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1941 - Frenesi - Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (1 week, 12 previous weeks)
  • 1975 - My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli (1 week)
  • 1980 - Another Brick in the Wall Part II - Pink Floyd (4 weeks)
  • 1986 - These Dreams - Heart (1 week)
  • 1997 - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy Featuring Mase (6 weeks)

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