Almanac: September 2, 2017

Birthdays
  • 1912 - Johnnie Lee Wills (d. 1984)
  • 1914 - Booker T. Laury (d. 1995)
  • 1925 - Hugo Montenegro (d. 1981)
  • 1925 - Russ Conway (d. 2000)
  • 1939 - Sam Gooden (Impressions) (78)
  • 1939 - Bobby Purify (born Robert Lee Dickey) (James & Bobby Purify) (d. 2011)
  • 1940 - Jimmy Clanton (77)
  • 1943 - Joe Simon (74)
  • 1943 - Rosalind Ashford (Martha Reeves & the Vandellas) (74)
  • 1946 - Marty Grebb (Buckinghams) (71)
  • 1946 - Billy Preston (d. 2006)
  • 1947 - Richard Coughlan (Caravan) (70)
  • 1950 - Michael Rother (Kraftwerk) (67)
  • 1951 - Mik Kaminski (Electric Light Orchestra) (66)
  • 1952 - Fritz McIntyre (Simply Red) (65)
  • 1957 - Steve Porcaro (Toto) (60)
  • 1958 - Jerry Augustyniak (10,000 Maniacs) (59)
  • 1959 - Paul Deakin (Mavericks) (58)
  • 1961 - k.d. lang (56)
  • 1966 - Dino Cazares (Fear Factory) (51)
  • 1969 - Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey (K-Ci & JoJo) (48)
  • 1975 - Tony Thompson (Hi-Five) (42)
  • 1976 - Phil Lipscomb (Taproot) (41)
  • 1977 - Sam Rivers (Limp Bizkit) (40)
  • 1983 - Rich Boy (born Marece Richards) (34)
  • 1987 - Spencer Smith (Panic! At the Disco) (30)
Deaths
  • 2001 - Jay Migliori (Saxophonist who played with Frank Sinatra, Beach Boys, Frank Zappa) - Colon cancer (70)
  • 2004 - Billy Davis (songwriter, producer) (72)
  • 2009 - Guy Babylon (Elton John Band) - Heart attack (53)
  • 2012 - Mark Abrahamian (Starship) - Heart attack (46)
On This Day
  • 1953 - Eddy Arnold and Colonel Tom Parker dissolved their management deal.
  • 1955 - Alan Freed held his Labor Day concert at Brooklyn Paramount with Chuck Berry, the Moonglows, the Cadillacs, the Nutmegs and the Harptones.
  • 1956 - Jimmy C. Newman became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1962 - Tommy Roe left his regular job at General Electric when Sheila hit number 1 and ABC Records offered him $5,000.
  • 1965 - Connie Smith and Bob Luman became members of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1970 - The band Genesis run an ad in Melody Maker for a drummer. Phil Collins answers it.
  • 1971 - The Grateful Dead's former manager, Lenny Hart, was arrested after taking off with $70,000 that belonged to the band.
  • 1978 - Teddy Pendergrass promoted his album Life is a Song Worth Singing by performing a show for women only.
  • 1986 - 16-year-old Debbie Gibson signs with Atlantic Records.
  • 1988 - The Human Rights Now! tour opened in London with Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssu n'Dour.
  • 1989 - Ozzy Osbourne was arrested for threatening to kill his wife, Sharon.
  • 1995 - A grand opening concert for the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is played by Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and others.
  • 2001 - Clarence Clemmons' show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ was interrupted when the club received a bomb threat. 
  • 2002 - The home of Bjork was broken into while she was asleep in her room. Recording equipment was stolen.
  • 2005 - A televised benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Katrina was marred when Kanye West stated "George Bush doesn't care about black people." 
  • 2006 - Ron Isley was sentenced to three years in prison for tax fraud.
  • 2010 - Brooks and Dunn played their final concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. 
  • 2013 - Elton John received the first ever Brits Icon Award. 
Marriages
  • 1978 - George Harrison and Olivia Trinidad Arias 
  • 1978 - Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan
  • 2000 - Brian Littrell (Backstreet Boys) and Leighanne Wallace
  • 2006 - Sam Waters (Color Me Badd) and Tamyra Gray
Recorded
  • 1964 - Little Red Rooster - Rolling Stones
  • 1965 - First demos - Doors
Released
  • 1957 - Wake Up Little Susie - Everly Brothers (single)
  • 1965 - Yesterday - Beatles (single)
  • 1978 - Animal House - Soundtrack
  • 1981 - Controversy - Prince (single)
  • 1991 - Ropin' the Wind - Garth Brooks
Awards
  • 1993 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year, Group Video, Metal/Hard Rock Video - Jeremy - Pearl Jam
    • Male Video - Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
    • Female Video - Constant Craving - k.d. lang
    • New Artist - Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
    • R&B Video, Dance Video - Free Your Mind - En Vogue
    • Rap Video - eople Everyday - Arrested Development
    • Alternative Video - In Bloom - Nirvana
Broadcasts
  • 1965 - Ready, Steady, Go - Rolling Stones
  • 1973 - Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon - Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, Johnny Rodriguez, Minnie Pearl, Sonny James, Faron Young, Conway Twitty, George Jones & Tammy Wynette
  • 2001 - Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon - Reba McEntire, Billy Gilman, Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, Tammy Cochran, Mickey Gilley, Sara Evans, The Clark Family Experience, The Oak Ridge Boys
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1972 - Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan (2 weeks)
  • 1989 - Cold Hearted - Paula Abdul (1 week)
  • 1995 - You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1989 - Repeat Offender - Richard Marx (1 week)
  • 1995 - Dangerous Minds - Soundtrack (4 weeks)
  • 2006 - Back to Basics - Christina Aguilera (1 week)
  • 2017 - Rainbow - Keshas (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1944 - Hamp's Boogie Woogie - Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (6 weeks)
  • 1950 - Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole (4 weeks)
  • 1957 - Further Up the Road - Bobby Blue Bland (Disc Jockey chart) (2 weeks)
  • 1957 - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley (Best Sellers chart) (2 weeks)
  • 1995 - You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson (4 weeks)
  • 2000 - No More - Ruff Endz (1 week)
  • 2006 - Deja Vu - Beyonce Featuring Jay Z (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1944 - Soldier's Last Letter - Ernest Tubb (4 weeks)
  • 1967 - Branded Man - Merle Haggard (1 week)
  • 1972 - Woman (Sensuous Woman) - Don Gibson (1 week)
  • 1978 - Blue Skies - Willie Nelson (1 week)
  • 1989 - I'm Still Crazy - Vern Gosdin (1 week)
  • 1995 - Not On Your Love - Jeff Carson (1 week)
Number Ones – British Singles
  • 1972 - You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart (1 week)
  • 2000 - Music - Madonna (1 week)
  • 2006 - Deja Vu - Beyonce Featuring Jay Z (1 week)
Number Ones – British Albums
  • 1961 - The Black and White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 1995 - Said and Done - Boyzone (1 week)
  • 2006 - Eyes Open - Snow Patrol (1 week)

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