Almanac: September 23, 2017

Birthdays
  • 1867 - John Lomax (musicology & folklorist) (d. 1948)
  • 1905 - Tiny Bradshaw (d. 1958)
  • 1907 - Albert Ammons (d. 1949)
  • 1926 - John Coltrane (d. 1967)
  • 1930 - Ray Charles (d. 2004)
  • 1935 - Les McCann (82)
  • 1939 - Roy Buchanan (d. 1988)
  • 1940 - Tim Rose (d. 2002)
  • 1943 - Julio Iglesias (74)
  • 1943 - Steve Boone (Lovin' Spoonful) (74)
  • 1943 - Wallace Scott (Whispers) (74)
  • 1943 - Walter Scott (Whispers) (74)
  • 1943 - John Banks (Merseybeates) (d. 1988)
  • 1947 - Neal Smith (Alice Cooper) (70)
  • 1947 - Mary Kay Place (70)
  • 1947 - Pat Alger (songwriter, singer) (70)
  • 1949 - Bruce Springsteen (68)
  • 1956 - June Forester (Forester Sisters) (61)
  • 1958 - Danielle Dax (59)
  • 1959 - Martin Page (58)
  • 1962 - Don Herron (BR5-49) (55)
  • 1970 - Ani DiFranco (47)
  • 1972 - Jermaine Dupri (45)
  • 1972 - Sarah Bettens (K's Choice) (45)
  • 1977 - Rachael Yamagata (40)
  • 1979 - Erik-Michael Estrada (O-Town) (38)
  • 1979 - Demetrius "Red" Pugh (Another Bad Creation) (38)
  • 1985 - Diana Oritz (Dream) (32)
Deaths
  • 1974 - Robbie Mcintosh (Average White Band) - Heroin overdose (24)
  • 1974 - Gil Turner (41)
  • 1982 - Jimmy Wakely - Heart failure (68)
  • 1989 - Bradley Kincaid (member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame) (94)
  • 1995 - Booker T. Laury - Cancer (81)
  • 2003 - Roy Horton (Pinetoppers, member of the Country Music Hall of Fame) (78)
  • 2004 - Roy Drusky - Lung cancer (74)
  • 2006 - Etta Baker (93)
On This Day
  • 1966 - The Rolling Stones opened a U.K. tour at the Royal Albert Hall in London with opening acts the Yardbirds and Ike & Tina Turner.
  • 1967 - The Mothers of Invention played live for the first time in the U.K. At Royal Albert Hall in London.
  • 1970 - Mick Jagger and Bianca Macias met for the first time at the Paris Olympia.
  • 1980 - Bob Marley collapsed on stage during a concert in Pittsburgh, PA. It was the last time Marley appeared on stage.
  • 1980 - David Bowie opened in The Elephant Man on Broadway.
  • 1991 - Izzy Stradlin left Guns N' Roses and was replaced by Gilby Clarke.
  • 1996 - Agnetha Faltskog of ABBA released her autobiography As I Am.
  • 1997 - The Rollings Stones opened the U.S. leg of their Bridges to Babylon Tour in Chicago.
  • 1998 - The first Lilith Fair concert is held outside the U.S. at Royal Albert Hall in London.
  • 1998 - Elvis Presley, Tammy Wynette, George Morgan and Bud Wendell were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 2004 - Corey Taylor of Slipknot had to issue a statement saying that he wasn't dead after a Des Moines DJ reported his passing.
  • 2006 - Vince Gill and Alison Krauss recorded an edition of CMT Crossroads. 
  • 2007 - Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks and Buck Owens were inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. 
  • 2013 - Hollywood Boulevard was shut down while Paul McCartney played on top of the El Capitan Theatre.
Recorded
  • 1935 - Bob Wills' first recording session with the Texas Playboys
  • 1952 - Kaw-Liga, Your Cheatin' Heart, Take These Chains From My Heart - Hank Williams (last commercial recording session)
Released
  • 1957 - Silhouettes - Rays (single)
  • 1967 - People Are Strange - Doors (single)
  • 1972 - All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople (single)
  • 1978 - Double Vision - Foreigner
  • 1997 - Candle in the Wind - Elton John (U.S. Single)
  • 2003 - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - OutKast
  • 2003 - Some Devil - Dave Matthews (solo debut)
Awards
  • 1998 - CMA Awards
    • Entertainer of the Year - Garth Brooks
    • Song of the Year, Single of the Year - Holes in the Floor of Heaven - Steve Wariner (song shared with Billy Kirsch)
    • Album of the Year - Everywhere - Tim McGraw
    • Male Vocalist - George Strait
    • Female Vocalist - Trisha Yearwood
    • Duo - Brooks & Dunn
    • Group - Dixie Chicks
    • Musician - Brent Mason
    • Horizon Award - Dixie Chicks
    • Vocal Event - You Don't Seem to Miss Me - Patty Loveless and George Jones
    • Video - This Kiss - Faith Hill
  • 2006 - Americana Awards
    • Artist of the Year - Neil Young
    • Album - Childish Things - James McMurtry
    • Song - We Can Make It Here - James McMurtry
    • Instrumentalist, Lifetime Achievement Award (Instrumentalist) - Kenny Vaughan
    • New/Emerging Artist - Greencards
    • Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award - Charlie Daniels
    • Lifetime Achievement Award (Executive) - Barry Poss
    • Lifetime Achievement Award (Performer) - Alejandro Escovedo
    • Lifetime Achievement Award (Producer/Engineer) - Allan Toussaint
    • Lifetime Achievement Award (Songwriting) - Rodney Crowell
    • President's Award - Mickey Newbury
Broadcasts
  • 1950 - Eddy Arnold Show (debut on NBC Radio)
  • 1956 - Circus Boy (NBC) - Mickey Dolenz (lead as a child actor)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1957 - That'll Be the Day - Crickets (1 week)
  • 1967 - The Letter - Box Tops (4 weeks)
  • 1972 - Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me - Mac Davis (3 weeks)
  • 1989 - Girl I'm Gonna Miss You - Milli Vanilli (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1978 - Grease - Soundtrack (2 weeks (7 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1989 - Girl You Know It's True - Milli Vanilli (2 weeks)
  • 2006 - B'Day - Beyonce (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1957 - Diana - Paul Anka (2 weeks)
  • 1978 - Got to Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind & Fire (1 week)
  • 1989 - Can't Get Over You - Maze Featuring Frankie Berverly (2 weeks)
  • 2000 - Incomplete - Sisqo (1 week (4 previous weeks))
  • 2006 - Call on Me - Janet With Nelly (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1944 - So Long, Pal - Al Dexter (1 week)
  • 1944 - Smoke on the Water - Red Foley (13 weeks)
  • 1957 - Fraulein - Bobby Helms (3 weeks)
  • 1972 - I Can't Stop Loving You - Conway Twitty (1 week)
  • 1989 - Above and Beyond - Rodney Crowell (1 week)
  • 2006 - Brand New Girlfriend - Steve Holly (1 week)
Number Ones – British Singles
  • 1965 - Make It Easy On Yourself - Walker Brothers (1 week)
  • 1978 - Dreadlock Holiday - 10cc (1 week)
  • 1995 - Boombastic - Shaggy (1 week)
Number Ones – British Albums
  • 1961 - The Shadows - The Shadows (4 weeks)
  • 1989 - We Too Are One - Eurythmics (1 week)
  • 1995 - The Great Escape - Blur (2 weeks)
  • 2006 - Futuresex/Lovesounds - Justin Timberlake (1 week)

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