Almanac: September 5, 2017

Birthdays
  • 1907 - Sunnyland Slim (born Albert Luandrew) (d. 1995)
  • 1912 - John Cage (d. 1992)
  • 1936 - Willie Woods (Junior Walker & the All-Stars) (d. 1997)
  • 1939 - John Stewart (Kingston Trio) (d. 2008)
  • 1943 - Joe "Speedo" Frazier (Impalas) (74)
  • 1945 - Al Stewart (72)
  • 1945 - Dean Ford (Marmalade) (72)
  • 1946 - Loudon Wainwright III (71)
  • 1946 - Freddie Mercury (Queen) (d. 1991)
  • 1947 - Mel Collins (King Crimson, Alan Parsons Project) (70)
  • 1947 - Legendary Stardust Cowboy (born Norman Odam) (70)
  • 1947 - Buddy Miles (Electric Flag, Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys) (d. 2008)
  • 1949 - Clem Clempson (Colosseum, Humble Pie) (68)
  • 1951 - Jamie Oldaker (Eric Clapton, Tractors) (66)
  • 1961 - Sal Solo (Classix Nouveaux) (56)
  • 1963 - Terry Ellis (En Vogue) (54)
  • 1968 - Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave) (49)
  • 1969 - Dweezil Zappa (48)
  • 1980 - Kevin Simm (Liberty X) (37)
  • 1982 - Sondre Lerche (35)
Deaths
  • 1969 - Josh White - During heart valve surgery (55)
  • 1970 - Curley Williams (56)
  • 1978 - Joe Negroni (Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers) - Cerebral hemorrhage (37)
  • 1990 - Charley Charles (Ian Dury & the Blockheads) - Cancer (45)
  • 1999 - Katie Webster (piano player for Lightnin' Slim & Otis Redding) - Heart failure (63)
  • 2003 - Gisele MacKenzie - Colon cancer (76)
  • 2012 - Joe South - Heart failure (72)
On This Day
  • 1958 - The Country Music Association (CMA) was chartered.
  • 1963 - The Rolling Stones started their fourth tour of the U.K. 
  • 1965 - Sonny & Cher made their first live appearance in the U.K. in London.
  • 1966 - John Lennon started work on the film How I Won the War.
  • 1968 - Tiny Tim sued his former label, Bouget Records, saying that they were releasing early recordings without his permission.
  • 1976 - Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd was seriously injured in a car accident in Florida.
  • 1980 - A statue of Buddy Holly was unveiled in his hometown of Lubbock, TX.
  • 1987 - Ian Astbury of the Cult was arrested for allegedly inciting a riot in Vancouver during their show.
  • 1987 - The cancellation of American Bandstand was announced after thirty years on the air.
  • 1987 - Bob Dylan opened his Temples in Flames tour in Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 1990 - B.B. King received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1993 - Dave Navarro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • 2001 - Reba McEntire started shooting her new TV comedy series Reba. 
  • 2003 - Bail for Beanie Sigel is revoked when the judge in his murder trial hears testimony that the rapper had been threatening witnesses.
  • 2003 - Neil Young's film Greendale premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Marriages
  • 1991 - John Travolta and Kelly Preston
  • 1992 - John Mellencamp and Elaine Irwin
Divorces
  • 2000 - Noel Gallagher (Oasis) and Meg Matthews
Recorded
  • 1957 - Blue Christmas, Treat Me Nice - Elvis Presley
  • 1965 - Get Off of My Cloud - Rolling Stones
  • 1967 -  Am the Walrus - Beatles (first day of recording song)
  • 1970 - Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
Released
  • 1953 - Nadine - Coronets (single)
  • 1964 - Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann (single)
  • 1975 - Letting Go - Wings (single)
  • 1981 - Ai a Mwana - Bananarama (debut single)
  • 1988 - ...And Justice for All - Metallica
  • 1996 - The Beatles Anthology - Beatles (video set)
Awards
  • 1986 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year, Group Video - Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
    • Male Video - Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
    • Female Video - How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
    • New Artist, Concept Video, Experimental Video - Take on Me - a-ha
    • Stage Performance in a Video - t's Only Love - Bryan Adams and Tina Turner
    • Overall Performance - Dancing in the Streets - David Bowie and Mick Jagger
    • Video Vanguard Award - Madonna, Zbigniew Rybczynski
  • 2006 -  Mercury Prize - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys
Broadcasts
  • 1968 - Top of the Pops - Doors 
  • 2004 - Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon - Trick Pony, Kenny Rogers, The Warren Brothers, Joe Nichols, Brad Cotter, Elton John, Tony Orlando
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1964 - House of the Rising Sun - Animals (3 weeks)
  • 1998 - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1981 - Bella Donna - Stevie Nicks (1 week)
  • 1998 - Follow the Leader - Korn (1 week)
  • 2009 - Keep on Loving You - Reba McEntire (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1987 - Love is a House - The Force M.D.'s (2 weeks)
  • 1998 - The First Night - Monica (6 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1970 - All For the Love of Sunshine - Hank Williams, Jr. & The Mike Curb Congregation (2 weeks)
  • 1987 - She's Too Good to Be True - Exile (1 week)
  • 1992 - I Still Believe in You - Vince Gill (2 weeks)
  • 2009 - Big Green Tractor - Jason Aldean (4 weeks)
Number Ones – British Singles
  • 1981 - Tainted Love - Soft Cell (2 weeks)
  • 1998 - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next - Manic Street Preachers (1 week)
  • 2009 - Holiday - Dizzee Rascal Featuring Chrome (1 week)
Number Ones – British Albums
  • 1987 - Hits 6 - Various Artists (1 week)
  • 1992 - Kylie Greatest Hits - Kylie Minogue (1 week)
  • 1998 - Where We Belong - Boyzone (2 weeks)
  • 2009 - Humbug - Arctic Monkeys (2 weeks)

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