Almanac: September 22, 2017

Birthdays
  • 1930 - Joni James (87)
  • 1942 - Marlena Shaw (75)
  • 1943 - Toni Basil (born Antonia Basilotta) (74)
  • 1946 - King Sunny Ade (71)
  • 1948 - Jim Byrnes (69)
  • 1951 - David Coverdale (Deep Purple, Whitesnake) (66)
  • 1952 - Gary Holton (Heavy Metal Kids) (d. 1985)
  • 1953 - Richard Fairbrass (Right Said Fred) (64)
  • 1956 - Debbie Boone (61)
  • 1957 - Nick Cave (60)
  • 1957 - Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde) (60)
  • 1957 - Pete Jones (Public Image Ltd.) (60)
  • 1958 - Joan Jett (59)
  • 1958 - Andrea Bocelli (59)
  • 1965 - Andy Cairns (Therapy?) (52)
  • 1969 - Matt Sharp (Weezer) (48)
  • 1970 - Mystikal (born Michael Tyler) (47)
  • 1971 - Chesney Hawkes (46)
  • 1981 - Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday) (36)
  • 1982 - Billie Piper (35)
  • 1983 - Will Farquarson (Bastille) (34)
  • 1984 - Ross Jarman (Cribs) (33)
Deaths
  • 1981 - Harry Warren (writer I Only Have Eyes For You, At Last, That's Amore) (87)
  • 1989 - Irving Berlin (101)
  • 1995 - Dolly Collins (worked with Incredible String Band, Matthew's Southern Comfort) (62)
  • 2010 - Eddie Fisher - Complications from hip surgery (82)
On This Day
  • 1962 - Silver Threads and Golden Needles by the Springfields (Dusty Springfield, Tom Springfield, Tim Field) reached the U.S. Top 20, making them the first British vocal group to make it that high.
  • 1962 - Bob Dylan appeared at Carnegie Hall for the first time as part of a Hootenanny show.
  • 1965 - The Great Society (featuring Grace Slick) make their live debut in North Beach, CA.
  • 1965 - Roger Daltry punched Keith Moon during a Who show in Scandenavia.
  • 1972 - David Bowie opened the U.S. leg of his Ziggy Stardust tour in Cleveland, OH.
  • 1980 - Geffen Records was formed and John Lennon signed with them.
  • 1985 - The first Farm Aid concert was held in Champagne, IL with Alabama, Hoyt Axton, The Beach Boys, The Blasters, Bon Jovi, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, David Allan Coe, John Conlee, Charlie Daniels Band, John Denver, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Foreigner, Vince Gill, Arlo Guthrie, Sammy Hagar, Merle Haggard, Daryl Hall, Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, Waylon Jennings, Billy Joel, Randy Newman, George Jones, Rickie Lee Jones, B. B. King, Carole King, Kris Kristofferson, Huey Lewis, Loretta Lynn, John Mellencamp, Roger Miller, Joni Mitchell, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Charley Pride, Bonnie Raitt, Lou Reed, Kenny Rogers, Brian Setzer, Tanya Tucker, Eddie Van Halen, Neil Young, Dave Milsap, Joe Ely, Judy Rodman and X.
  • 1986 - The Smiths signed with EMI.
  • 1998 - White Zombie broke up.
  • 1999 - Bono met with the Pope.
  • 1999 - Dolly Parton, Johnny Bond and Conway Twitty were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 2000 - Flesh-n-Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony receives a ten year prison sentence for possessing an AK-47 while a felon.
  • 2004 - CBS was fined $500,000 for the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction.
  • 2005 - Jimmy Page became an honorary citizen of Rio de Janeiro for his work with the city's street children.
  • 2007 - Britney Spears was charged with hit-and-run.
  • 2015 - A judge ruled that Happy Birthday was in the public domain. 
Divorces
  • 2000 - Liam Gallagher (Oasis) and Patsy Kensit
Recorded
  • 1965 - I Hear a Symphony - Supremes
Released
  • 1939 - Back in the Saddle Again - Gene Autrey
  • 1958 - To Know Him is to Love Him - Teddy Bears (debut single)
  • 1966 - Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby? - Rolling Stones (single)
  • 1992 - The Chase - Garth Brooks
  • 1998 - Psycho-Circus - KISS
Awards
  • 1999 - CMA Awards
    • Entertainer of the Year - Shania Twain
    • Song of the Year - This Kiss - Robin Lerner, Annie Roboff, Beth Nielsen Chapman
    • Single of the Year, Video - Wide Open Spaces - Dixie Chicks
    • Male Vocalist - Tim McGraw
    • Female Vocalist - Martina McBride
    • Vocal Duo - Brooks & Dunn
    • Vocal Group - Dixie Chicks
    • Musician of the Year - Randy Scruggs
    • Horizon Award - Jo Dee Messina
    • Vocal Event - My Kind of Woman, My Kind of Man - Vince Gill & Patty Loveless
  • 2002 - Emmy Awards
    • Sting in Tuscany: All This Time
Broadcasts
  • 1967 - Murray the K Show (WPIX/New York) - Doors
  • 1969 - The Music Scene (ABC) (debut) - Stevie Wonder, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Tom Jones, Cass Elliot, James Brown, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone
  • 1974 - Sonny Bono Comedy Revue (ABC) (debut)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1945 - Till the End of Time - Perry Como (8 weeks)
  • 1973 - Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))
  • 1984 - Missing You - John Waite (1 week)
  • 2012 - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift (1 week (2 previous weeks))
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1958 - Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 - Van Cliburn (2 weeks (5 previous weeks))
  • 2001 - Toxicity - System of a Down (1 week)
  • 2012 - North - Maxbox 20 (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1951 - The Glory of Love - Five Keys (4 weeks)
  • 1962 - You Beat Me to the Punch - Mary Wells (1 week)
  • 1990 - Crazy - The Boys (1 week)
  • 2007 - Bed - J. Holiday (5 weeks)
  • 2012 - Adorn - Miguel (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1945 - You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often - Tex Ritter (5 weeks (4 previous weeks))
  • 1979 - Just Good Ol' Boys - Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley (1 week)
  • 1984 - Let's Chase Each Other Around the Room - Merle Haggard (1 week)
  • 2001 - What I Really Meant to Say - Cyndi Thomas (3 weeks)
  • 2007 - Take Me There - Rascal Flatts (3 weeks)
Number Ones – British Singles
  • 1966 - Distant Drums - Jim Reeves (5 weeks)
  • 1973 - Angel Fingers - Wizzard (1 week)
  • 1979 - Cars - Gary Numan (1 week)
  • 2001 - Hey Baby - DJ Otzi (1 week)
  • 2012 - Hall of Fame - Script Featuring will.i.am (2 weeks)
Number Ones – British Albums
  • 1962 - The Best of Ball, Barber & Bilk - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Mr. Acker Bilk (1 week)
  • 1973 - Goat's Head Soup - Rolling Stones (2 weeks)
  • 1979 - The Pleasure Princple - Gary Numan (1 week)
  • 1990 - In Concert - Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo & Luciana Pavorati (4 weeks (1 previous week))
  • 2007 - Graduation - Kanye West (1 week)
  • 2012 - Coexist - The xx (1 week)
  • 2016 - Wild World - Bastille (2 weeks)

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