Almanac: March 24, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1922 - Dave Appell (Applejacks, producer) (d. 2014)
  • 1936 - Don Covay (born Donald Randolph) (d. 2015)
  • 1937 - Billy Stewart (d. 1970)
  • 1938 - Holger Czukay (Can) (79)
  • 1946 - Klaus Dinger (Neu!, Kraftwerk) (d. 2008)
  • 1947 - Mike Kellie (Spooky Tooth) (70)
  • 1947 - Peggy Sue (70)
  • 1948 - Lee Oskar (War) (69)
  • 1949 - Nick Lowe (68)
  • 1949 - Steve Lang (April Wine) (68)
  • 1951 - Dougie Thomson (Supertramp) (66)
  • 1960 - Nena (born Gabriele Kerner) (57)
  • 1970 - Vincent Mason (De La Soul) (47)
  • 1970 - Sharon Corr (Corrs) (47)
  • 1974 - Chad Butler (Switchfoot) (43)
  • 1982 - Nivea (born Nivea Nash) (35)
Deaths
  • 1997 - Harold Melvin (Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes) (57)
  • 1997 - Kenny Moore (pianist for Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner) (45)
  • 2007 - Henson Cargill (66)
  • 2008 - Neil Aspinall (head of Apple Records) - Lung cancer (66)
  • 2009 - Uriel Jones (Funk Brothers) - Heart attack (74)
  • 2010 - Johnny Maestro (Crests, Brooklyn Bridge) - Cancer (70)
  • 2012 - Nick Noble (85)
On This Day
  • 1945 - Billboard published their first Album chart, headed by Nat King Cole's A Collection of Favorites. 
  • 1958 - Elvis Presley reported for military duty.
  • 1958 - Perry Como was on the cover of Newsweek magazine. 
  • 1962 - Mick Jagger & Keith Richards performed together for the first time as Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys.
  • 1965 - Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones was knocked out by an electrical shock from a microphone stand. 
  • 1973 - Lou Reed was attacked by a fan at a show in Buffalo, NY. 
  • 1991 - The Black Crowes were dropped from ZZ Tops' tour after criticizing Miller Beer, the sponsor of the tour.
  • 1992 - Anybody who bought Milli Vanilli's albums was awarded $3 as the verdict in the class action suit against the group over their not performing on their recordings. 
  • 1998 - British singer Mark Morrison was sentenced to one year in prison after sending an imposter to do his court mandated community service.
  • 2001 - A portion of Highway 91 in Macon, GA was named Duane Allman Boulevard.
  • 2001 - Toby Keith's father, Hubert Covel, Jr., is killed when his car collides with a tour bus. 
  • 2004 - Warner Records sued Madonna's Maverick label for the $66 million they say the imprint has lost. 
  • 2005 - Anthrax announced they were reforming.
Marriages
  • 1984 - Toby Keith and Tricia Lucus
Recorded
  • 1960 - So Sad (to Watch Good Love Go Bad) - Everly Brothers
Released
  • 1959 - There Goes My Baby - Drifters (first single with Ben E. King on lead)
  • 1986 - 5150 - Van Halen
Broadcasts
  • 2002 - Academy Awards - Faith Hill
  • 2007 - Saturday Night Live (NBC) - Carrie Underwood
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1945 - Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive - Johnny Mercer (1 week) (This is the first week that Billboard published their Honor Roll of Hits combining data from the best sellers, most played on radio and most played in jukeboxes)
  • 1956 - The Poor People of Paris - Les Baxter (4 weeks)
  • 1973 - Love Train - O'Jays (1 week)
  • 1979 - Tragedy - Bee Gees (2 weeks)
  • 1990 - Black Velvet - Alannah Myles (2 weeks)
  • 2001 - Butterfly - Crazy Town (1 week)
  • 2007 - Glamorous - Fergie Featuring Ludacris (2 weeks)

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