Almanac: September 24, 2017

Birthdays
  • 1893 - Blind Lemon Jefferson (d. 1929)
  • 1931 - Anthony Newley (d. 1999)
  • 1933 - Mel Taylor (Ventures) (d. 1996)
  • 1940 - Barbara Allbut (Angels) (77)
  • 1941 - Linda McCartney (d. 1998)
  • 1942 - Gerry Marsden (Gerry & the Pacemakers) (75)
  • 1942 - Phyllis Allbut (Angels) (75)
  • 1944 - Rosa Lee Hawkins (Dixie Cups) (73)
  • 1946 - Carson Osten (Nazz) (71)
  • 1946 - Jerry Donahue (Fotheringay, Fairport Convention) (71)
  • 1946 - Kjell Asperud (Titanic) (71)
  • 1952 - Mark Sandman (Morphine) (d. 1999)
  • 1955 - Lane Brody (62)
  • 1962 - Cedric Dent (Take 6) (55)
  • 1965 - Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney) (52)
  • 1965 - Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot) (52)
  • 1969 - Shawn Crahan (Slipknot) (48)
  • 1971 - Peter Salisbury (Verve) (46)
  • 1971 - Marty Cintron (No Mercy) (46)
  • 1972 - Queen Pen (born Lynise Walters) (45)
Deaths
  • 1991 - Peter Bellamy (Young Tradition) - Suicide (47)
  • 2002 - Tim Rose - Heart attack during operation (62)
  • 2003 - Rosalie Allen - Congestive Heart Failure (79)
On This Day
  • 1957 - The film Mister Rock and Roll, the biography of Alan Freed and starring Alan Freed, premiers in New York.
  • 1962 - Elvis Presley received an invitation to perform at the Royal Variety Performance in the U.K. but Colonel Tom Parker turned it down. Parker was an illegal Dutch immigrant and was afraid that he wouldn't be allowed back in the U.S.
  • 1965 - Bob Dylan opened a U.S. tour in Austin, TX.
  • 1967 - Traffic played live for the first time in London.
  • 1976 - The Sons of the Pioneers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  • 1977 - The first Elvis Presley National Convention was held in Memphis, TN.
  • 1988 - James Brown is arrested for allegedly threatening a women's meeting with a handgun and having an hour chase with police.
  • 1988 - Baillie & The Boys made their Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • 1993 - Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses reached a settlement of $2.5 million with the band over his firing.
  • 1995 - The Charlatans were arrested by 24 police officers after coming off a flight from to New York, accused of trying to disrupt the plane's flight path, drunkenness and other infractions.
  • 1997 - A student who killed two pupils and a teacher at a school in Washington claimed he was reenacting scenes from the Pearl Jam video Jeremy.
  • 1997 - Brenda Lee, Harlan Howard and Cindy Walker were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1998 - Steven Adler, formerly of Guns N' Roses, was sentenced to 150 days in prison for beating two women and a probation violation.
  • 1999 - Hank Williams was the subject of the first country music symposium at the Smithsonian Institute.
  • 2003 - The Dave Matthews Band played for almost 100,000 in New York's Central Park.
  • 2007 - A bronze plaque was dedicated near the spot where John Denver's plane crashed. 
Marriages
  • 2012 - Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) and Carin Kingsland
Divorces
  • 2010 - Nancy Wilson and Cameron Crowe (filed by Wilson)
  • Recorded
  • 1962 - The Ballad of Jed Clampett - Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and Jerry Scoggins
Released
  • 1962 - So Long/You're Smarter Than Me - Patsy Cline (Final EP)
  • 1973 - Coal Miner's Daughter - Loretta Lynn (single)
  • 1977 - Come Sail Away - Styx (single)
  • 1979 - The Long Run - Eagles
  • 1982 - 1999 - Prince (single)
  • 1984 - No More Lonely Nights - Paul McCartney (single)
  • 1990 - Rust in Piece - Megadeth
  • 1991 - Nevermind - Nirvana
  • 1991 - The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest
Awards
  • 1997 - CMA Awards
    • Entertainer of the Year - Garth Brooks
    • Song of the Year, Single of the Year - Strawberry Wine - Deana Carter
    • Album of the Year - Carrying Your Love With Me - George Strait
    • Male Vocalist - George Strait
    • Female Vocalist - Trisha Yearwood
    • Vocal Duo - Brooks & Dunn
    • Vocal Group - Diamond Rio
    • Musician - Brent Mason
    • Horizon Award - LeAnn Rimes
    • Vocal Event - It's Your Love - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
    • Video - 455 Rocket - Kathy Mattea
Broadcasts
  • 1971 - Dick Cavett Show - John Lennon
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1966 - Cherish - Association (3 weeks)
  • 1977 - Best of My Love - Emotions (1 week (4 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1983 - Tell Her About It - Billy Joel (1 week)
  • 1988 - Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin (2 weeks)
  • 2011 - Moves Like Jagger - Marron 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera (3 weeks (1 previous week))
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1988 - Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses (3 weeks (1 previous week at number 1))
  • 2016 - Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight - Travis Scott (1 week)

Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1949 - Baby Get Lost - Dinah Washington (2 weeks)
  • 1966 - Beauty is Only Skin Deep - Temptations (5 weeks)
  • 1977 - Keep It Comin' Love - KC & the Sunshine Band (1 week)
  • 1988 - She's On the Left - Jeffrey Osborne (1 week)
  • 2005 - Gold Digger - Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx (4 weeks)
  • 2016 - Needed Me - Rihanna (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1977 - I've Already Loved You In My Mind - Conway Twitty (1 week)
  • 1983 - Baby What About You - Crystal Gayle (1 week)
  • 1988 - Adicted - Dan Seals (1 week)
  • 1994 - Third Rock From the Sun - Joe Diffie (2 weeks)
  • 2005 - A Real Fine Place to Start - Sara Evans (2 weeks)
  • 2016 - Peter Pan - Kelsea Ballerini (2 weeks)
Number Ones – British Singles
  • 1964 - I'm Into Something Good - Herman's Hermits (2 weeks)
  • 1983 - Karma Chameleon - Culture Club (6 weeks)
  • 1988 - He Ain't Heave, He's My Brother - Hollies (2 weeks)
  • 2011 - What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction (1 week)
  • 2015 - What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber (2 weeks (1 previous week))
Number Ones – British Albums
  • 1983 - Labour of Love - UB40 (1 week)
  • 1988 - Hot City Nights - Various Artists (1 week)
  • 2001 - From the Cradle - Eric Clapton (1 week)
  • 2005 - Life in Slow Motion - David Gray (2 weeks)
  • 2011 - + (plus) - Ed Sheeran (1 week)
  • 2015 - Keep the Village Alive - Stereophonics (1 week)

1 comment

Guillermo said...

Parker's excuse though, was as zany as it was true. Since the performance is unpaid, and this was shortly after Presley's return after a two year Army stint, he was after all, the most celebrated person then, he felt that it was not worth it for his client to attend it, particulatly as his presence there would benefit the Queen a LOT more than the other way around.

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