Almanac: September 16, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1921 - Jon Hendricks (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross) (96)
  • 1925 - B.B. King (d. 2015)
  • 1925 - Charlie Byrd (d. 1999)
  • 1934 - Ronnie Drew (Dubliners) (d. 2008)
  • 1941 - Joe Butler (Lovin' Spoonful) (76)
  • 1942 - Bernie Calvert (Hollies) (75)
  • 1944 - Betty Kelly (Martha Reeves & the Vandellas) (73)
  • 1946 - Wood Newton (songwriter) (71)
  • 1947 - Sonny Lemaire (Exile) (70)
  • 1948 - Kenney Jones (Faces, Who) (69)
  • 1948 - Ron Blair (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) (69)
  • 1950 - David Bellamy (Bellamy Brothers) (67)
  • 1952 - Roshell Anderson (65)
  • 1953 - Earl Klugh (64)
  • 1953 - Alan Barton (Black Lace) (d. 1995)
  • 1954 - Frank Reed (Chi-Lites) (63)
  • 1954 - Colin Newman (Wire) (63)
  • 1956 - Peter Zaremba (Fleshtones) (61)
  • 1956 - Dave Blood (born Dave Schulthise) (Dead Milkmen) (d. 2004)
  • 1958 - Terry McBride (McBride & the Ride) (59)
  • 1961 - Bilinda Butcher (My Bloody Valentine) (56)
  • 1962 - Stephen Jones (Babybird) (55)
  • 1963 - Richard Marx (54)
  • 1964 - Dave Sabo (Skid Row) (53)
  • 1968 - Marc Anthony (49)
  • 1969 - Justine Frischmann (Elastica) (48)
  • 1976 - Tina Barrett (S Club 7) (41)
  • 1977 - Musiq Soulchild (born Taalib Johnson) (40)
  • 1984 - Katie Mulea (33)
  • 1984 - Sabrina Bryan (Cheetah Girls) (33)
  • 1988 - Teddy Geiger (29)
  • 1992 - Nick Jonas (25)
Deaths
  • 1977 - Marc Bolan (T-Rex) - Car accident (29)
  • 1977 - Maria Calas - Heart attack (53)
  • 2003 - Sheb Wooley - Leukemia (82)
  • 2004 - Izora Armstead (Weather Girls) - Heart failure (62)
  • 2008 - Norman Whitfield (songwriter and producer) - Diabetes (68)
  • 2009 - Mary Travers (Peter, Paul & Mary) - Leukemia (72)
On This Day
  • 1966 - Pete Quaife quit the Kinks. His replacement was John Dalton.
  • 1967 - Jeanne Seely became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1970 - Jimi Hendrix made a guest appearance at a show by Eric Burdon at Ronnie Scotts in London. It was his last public appearance.
  • 1988 - Topper Headon of the Clash was released from jail after serving ten months of a 15 month sentence for narcotics.
  • 1992 - Barbra Streisand performed in public for the first time in six years at a fundraiser for Bill Clinton.
  • 1993 - Sparks from a welder's torch set fire to Grace Slick's home, causing $700,000 damage.
  • 1996 - Pearl Jam opened their No Code tour in Seattle, WA. The tour was marked by the venues where they had to play because of their boycott of Ticketmaster.
  • 1998 - Mott the Hoople played together for the first time in 24 years at the Virgin Megastore in London.
  • 2003 - Ted Nugent is sued by a New Hampshire woman, claiming he is the father of her eight-year-old son and not providing support.
  • 2004 - Green Day opened a U.S. tour, introducing their new rock opera American Idiot. 
  • 2004 - A coroner's report said that Rick James had nine drugs in his system at the time of his death.
  • 2005 - Vince Neil had to stop a Motley Crue concert when he slipped on stage and tore his calf muscle.
  • 2005 - Courtney Love was ordered back to another six months of rehab.
  • 2006 - Robbie Williams cancelled an Asian tour citing exhaustion.
  • 2006 - R.E.M. was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Marriages
  • 1989 - Natalie Cole and Andre Fisher
  • 1991 - Willie Nelson and Ann-Marie D'Angelo
  • 2006 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Hannah Gibson (daughter of Mel Gibson)
Recorded
  • 1946 - Earl Scruggs had his first recording session with Bill Monroe.
Released
  • 1963 - She Loves You - Beatles (U.S. single release)
  • 1972 - Some Time in New York City - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  • 1979 - Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang (credited as first rap single)
  • 2008 - Learn to Live - Darius Rucker (first country album)
Broadcasts
  • 1964 - Shindig (debut) - Everly Brothers, Sam Cooke, Righteous Brothers, Wellingtons, Bobby Sherman
  • 1965 - Shindig - Rolling Stones, Kinks, Byrds
  • 2005 - CMT Crossroads - Bon Jovi, Sugarland
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1957 - Tammy - Debbie Reynolds (1 week (2 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1972 - Black and White - Three Dog Night (1 week)
  • 1989 - Don't Wanna Lose You - Gloria Estefan (1 week)
  • 2000 - Music - Madonna (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1978 - Don't Look Back - Boston (1 week)
  • 2006 - Modern Times - Bob Dylan (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1957 - Long Lonely Nights - Clyde McPhatter (1 week)
  • 1972 - Get on the Good Foot - James Brown (4 weeks)
  • 1989 - Remember (The First Time) - Eric Gable (1 week)
  • 2000 - Bounce With Me - Lil Bow Wow Featuring Xscape (1 week)
  • 2006 - Pullin' Me Back - Chingy Featuring Tyrese
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1967 - My Elusive Dreams - David Houston & Tammy Wynette (2 weeks)
  • 1972 - When the Snow is On the Roses - Sonny James (1 week)
  • 1989 - Nothing I Can Do About It Now - Willie Nelson (1 week)
  • 1995 - I Like It, I Love It - Tim McGraw (5 weeks)
  • 2000 - That's the Way - Jo Dee Messina (4 weeks)
Number Ones – British Singles
  • 2000 - Lady (Hear Me Tonight) - Modjo (2 weeks)
  • 2006 - I Don't Feel Like Dancein' - Scissor Sisters (4 weeks)
Number Ones – British Albums
  • 1961 - The Black and White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels (1 week (5 previous weeks))
  • 1972 - Never a Dull Moment - Rod Stewart (2 weeks)
  • 1989 - Aspects of Love - London Stage Cast (1 week)
  • 1995 - Zeitgeist - Levellers (1 week)
  • 2006 - Eyes Open - Snow Patrol (1 week (1 previous week))

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