Almanac: March 30, 2017

Birthdays:
  • 1913 - Frankie Laine (d. 2007)
  • 1914 - Sonny Boy Williamson (born John Williamson) (d. 1948)
  • 1930 - Rolf Harris (87)
  • 1939 - Don Edwards (78)
  • 1941 - Graeme Edge (Moody Blues) (76)
  • 1943 - Ken Forssi (Love) (d. 1998)
  • 1943 - Jay Traynor (Mystics, Jay & the Americans) (d. 2014)
  • 1945 - Eric Clapton (72)
  • 1948 - James "Jim Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas) (69)
  • 1949 - Lene Lovich (68)
  • 1950 - Dave Ball (Procol Harum) (67)
  • 1950 - Shirley Marie MacLeod (aka Re Styles) (Tubes) (67)
  • 1950 - Rupert Greenall (Fixx) (67)
  • 1955 - Randy VanWarmer (d. 2004)
  • 1959 - David Ball (Soft Cell) (58)
  • 1962 - MC Hammer (born Stanley Burrell) (55)
  • 1964 - Tracy Chapman (53)
  • 1965 - Tim Dorney (Republica) (52)
  • 1966 - Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age) (51)
  • 1968 - Celine Dion (49)
  • 1976 - Mark McClelland (Snow Patrol) (41)
  • 1973 - Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein (d. 2009)
  • 1979 - Norah Jones (38)
  • 1979 - Simon Webbe (Blue) (38)
  • 1984 - Anna Nalick (33)
  • 1984 - Justin Moore (33)
  • 1990 - Thomas Rhett (27)
Deaths:
  • 2004 - Timi Yuro - Throat cancer (63)
  • 2005 - Derrick Plourde (Ataris) - Suicide (33)
  • 2013 - Phil Ramone - Aortic Aneurysm (79)
On This Day:
  • 1957 - Buddy Knox hit number 1 in the U.S. with Party Doll, the first chart topper in the rock era written by the artist.
  • 1957 - Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1966 - 85 people were arrested after a riot breaks out at a Rolling Stones show in Paris.
  • 1967 - The photo session was held for the cover of the Paul Wall' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
  • 1968 - David Bowie made his debut with the Lindsay Kemp mime troupe in Pierrot in Turquoise.
  • 1970 - Led Zeppelin stoped a show in Pittsburgh, saying they won't continue until the police stop harassing the audience.
  • 1974 - Ramones play their first show.
  • 1976 - The Sex Pistols play their first show at London's 100 Club.
  • 1978 - Paul Simonon and Nicky Headon of the Clash are arrested and fined $1,360 for shooting racing pigeons with an air gun.
  • 1982 - George Jones was arrested for DUI after crashing his car in Mississippi. 
  • 1984 - Greg Lake left Asia and is replaced by the original bassist and singer John Wetton.
  • 1989 - Gladys Knight performed for the first time without the Pips since they were in grammar school.
  • 1989 - Gilley's nightclub in Pasadena, TX, closed down.
  • 1999 - Kiss cancels three shows in Russia due to growing anti-American sentiments due to the bombing of Yugoslavia.
  • 2000 - Mick Jagger returned to his alma matter, Dartford Grammer, to dedicate an arts center named for him.
  • 2000 - Ray Dorset of Mungo Jerry was ordered to pay a former employee $1,054 after harassing her after she left his employment.
  • 2001 - LeAnn Rimes settled a lawsuit against her father and a former manager for an undisclosed sum. She had claimed the pair had stolen $12 million from her.
  • 2003 - Mike Smith takes over as guitarist of Limp Bizkit after Wes Borland leaves the group.
  • 2004 - Guns N' Roses were forced to cancel their appearance at the Rock in Rio festival after guitarist Buckethead suddenly quits.
  • 2004 - Marilyn Manson fired guitarist John5.
  • 2004 - Todd Harrell of 3 Doors Down is acquitted of assault.
  • 2007 - A man is arrested after trying to break into Paul McCartney's mansion.
  • 2013 - Kacey Musgraves made her Grand Ole Opry debut. 
  • 2014 - Bachman-Turner Overdrive were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. 
Marriages:
  • 1997 - Vanilla Ice and Laura Giarritta
  • 2007 - Phillip Sweet (Little Big Town) and Rebbeca Arthur
Recorded:
  • 1955 - Blue Monday - Fats Domino
  • 1956 - I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
  • 1963 - It's My Party - Lesley Gore (produced by Quincy Jones)
  • 1968 - Live Yardbirds - Yardbirds
  • 1992 - Automatic For the People - R.E.M. (recording started)
Released:
  • 1970 - Bitches Brew - Miles Davis
  • 1984 - The Making of Thriller - Michael Jackson (videotape)
Broadcasts:
  • 1963 - American Bandstand (ABC) - Lesley Gore (first appearance)
  • 1966 - Color Me Barbra (CBS) - Barbra Streisand
  • 1967 - Top of the Pops (BBC) - Jimi Hendrix
  • 1984 - The Tube (U.K.) - David Gilmour
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
  • 1957 - Party Doll - Buddy Knox (1 week)
  • 1963 - He's So Fine - Chiffons (1 week)
  • 1974 - Sunshine on My Shoulder - John Denver (1 week)
  • 1985 - One More Night - Phil Collins (2 weeks)
  • 1991 - Coming Out of the Dark - Gloria Estefan (2 weeks)

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