Almanac: September 6, 2017

Birthdays
  • 1925 - Jimmy Reed (d. 1976)
  • 1939 - David Allan Coe (78)
  • 1940 - Jackie Trent (77)
  • 1942 - Dave Bargeron (Blood, Sweat & Tears) (75)
  • 1942 - Mel McDaniel (d. 2011)
  • 1943 - Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) (74)
  • 1947 - Sylvester (born Sylvester James) (d. 1988)
  • 1948 - Claydes Smith (Kool & the Gang) (d. 2006)
  • 1949 - Jimmy Litherland (Colosseum) (68)
  • 1952 - Buddy Miller (65)
  • 1954 - Stella Barker (Belle Stars) (63)
  • 1954 - Banner Thomas (Molly Hatchet) (63)
  • 1954 - Patrick O'Hearn (Missing Persons) (63)
  • 1957 - Joe Smyth (Sawyer Brown) (60)
  • 1958 - Buster Bloodvessel (born Douglas Trendle) (Bad Manners) (59)
  • 1960 - Perry Bamonte (Cure) (57)
  • 1961 - Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (a-ha) (56)
  • 1961 - Scott Travis (Judas Priest) (56)
  • 1962 - Kevin Miller (Fuel) (55)
  • 1963 - Mark Chestnutt (54)
  • 1967 - Macy Gray (50)
  • 1967 - William DuVall (Alice in Chains) (50)
  • 1968 - Paddy Boom (born Patrick Seacor) (Scissor Sisters) (49)
  • 1969 - CeCe Peniston (48)
  • 1969 - Daryl Anthony (Az Yet) (48)
  • 1970 - Kathi Wolfgramm (Jets) (47)
  • 1970 - Cheyne Coates (47)
  • 1971 - Delores O'Riordan (Cranberries) (46)
  • 1974 - Nina Persson (Cardigans) (43)
  • 1976 - N.O.R.E. (born Victor Santiago, Jr.) (41)
  • 1978 - Cisco Adler (Whitestarr) (39)
  • 1978 - Tony Thaxton (Motion City Soundtrack) (39)
  • 1979 - Foxy Brown (born Inga Marchand) (38)
  • 1980 - Kerry Katona (Atomic Kitten) (37)
  • 1985 - Webbie (born Webster Gradney, Jr.) (32)
Deaths
  • 1978 - Tom Wilson (producer) - Heart attack (47)
  • 1984 - Ernest Tubb - Emphysema (70)
  • 1990 - Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) - Tuberculosis/AIDS (48)
  • 1994 - Nicky Hopkins (Rolling Stones) - Complications from intestinal surgery (50)
  • 1997 - Roy Husky Jr. (country bassist) - Lung cancer (40)
  • 2001 - Carl Crack (born Carl Bohm) (Atari Teenage Riot) - Drug overdose (30)
On This Day
  • 1943 - Hank Williams offered to go onstage to get Hardrock Gunter's guitar at a show in Montgomery, AL. While on stage, he decided to play a couple of songs for the audience.
  • 1957 - The Flexi-Disc is used for the first time by Nestles Chocolate.
  • 1961 - Bob Dylan made his New York debut at the Gaslight Cafe.
  • 1963 - Cilla Black signed a management contract with Brian Epstein.
  • 1963 - Jerry Lee Lewis left Sun Records for Smash Records.
  • 1967 - The Bob Dylan documentary Don't Look Back premiered in New York.
  • 1969 - James Brown announced he would retire from live performing in July 1970.
  • 1970 - Jimi Hendrix made his final live appearance at the Isle of Fehmarn in Germany.
  • 1974 - T. Rex began a U.S. tour.
  • 1980 - U2 kicked off their U.K. Boy Tour in Coventry.
  • 1980 - Ginger Baker quit the reformed Atomic Rooster.
  • 1988 - Elton John auctioned off over 2,000 pieces of memorabilia from his career.
  • 1993 - A benefit for Walden Woods was held in Boston with Don Henley, Elton John, Jimmy Buffett, Sting and Aerosmith.
  • 1996 - Tupac Shakur and Marion "Suge" Knight are shot in a drive-by shooting.
  • 1997 - David Bowie starts a tour of North America in Vancouver, BC.
  • 1999 - Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots is sentenced to a year in prison for a parole violation.
  • 2003 - The Dixie Chicks opened their European tour in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2004 - Rapper Twista is injured in a car accident that kills his friend and bodyguard Arthur Dixon.
  • 2006 - Victor Willis of the Village People was sentenced to three years probation for drug possession.
  • 2008 - Members of the band Great White agreed to pay the survivors and the families of victims of the The Station night club fire $1 million.
  • 2010 - Jane's Addiction announced that Duff McKagan was no longer a member of the band. He had only been with them for five months.
  • 2011 - A judge ruled that Madonna had no claim to the name "Material Girl".
  • 2012 - Vince Gill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Marriages
  • 2008 - K.T. Tunstall and Luke Bullen
Recorded
  • 1957 - Here Comes Santa Clause, White Christmas and Silent Night - Elvis Presley
  • 1968 - While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Beatles (Eric Clapton played guitar solo, the first guest ever on a Beatles album)
  • 1997 - Candle in the Wind (new version for Princess Diana) - Elton John (biggest selling single of all-time)
Released
  • 1974 - The Place I Love - Splinter (debut album on George Harrison's Dark Horse label)
  • 1982 - Tug of War - Paul McCartney
  • 2000 - You're the One - Paul Simon
Awards
  • 1989 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year - This Note's For You - Neil Young
    • Male Video - Veronica - Elvis Costello
    • Female Video, Dance Video - Straight Up - Paula Abdul
    • Group Video, New Artist - Cult of Personality - Living Colour
    • Heavy Metal Video - Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
    • Rap Video - Parents Just Don't Understand - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
    • Post-Modern Video - Orange Crush - R.E.M.
    • Video Vanguard Award - George Michael
  • 1990 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year, Female Video, Post-Modern Video - Nothing Comapares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
    • Male Video - The End of the Innocence - Don Henley
    • Group Video - Love Shack - B-52's
    • New Artist - No Myth - Michael Penn
    • Metal/Hard Rock Video - Janie's Got a Gun - Aerosmith
    • Rap Video, Dance Video - U Can't Touch That - MC Hammer
    • Video Vanguard Award - Janet Jackson
  • 2005 - Mercury Prize - I Am a Bird Now - Antony and the Johnsons
Broadcasts
  • 1958 - Ed Sullivan Show - Georgia Gibbs
  • 1958 - American Bandstand - Quintones
  • 1969 - Johnny Cash Show (ABC) - Charley Pride, Ian & Syliva
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1975 - Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell (2 weeks)
  • 1980 - Upside Down - Diana Ross (4 weeks)
  • 1986 - Venus - Bananarama (1 week)
  • 2003 - Shake Ya Tailfeathers - Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee (4 weeks)
  • 2008 - Whatever You Like - T.I. (3 weeks)
  • 2014 - Shake It Off - Taylor Swift (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1975 - Red Octopus - Jefferson Starship (1 week)
  • 1997 - The Dance - Fleetwood Mac (1 week)
  • 2003 - The Neptunes Presents...Clones - Various Artists (1 week)
  • 2014 - Blacc Hollywood - Wiz Khalifa (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1952 - Ting-a-Ling - Clovers (1 week)
  • 1975 - How Long (Bethcha' Got a Chick On the Side) - Pointer Sisters (2 weeks)
  • 1986 - Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent - Gwen Guthrie (1 week)
  • 1997 - You Make Me Wanna - Usher (11 weeks)
  • 2008 - Need You Bad - Jazmine Sullivan (4 weeks)
  • 2014 - Anaconda - Nicki Minaj (6 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1975 - Feelins' - Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn (1 week)
  • 1980 - Lookin' Got Love - Johnny Lee (3 weeks)
  • 1986 - Desperado Love - Conway Twitty (1 week)
  • 2008 - You Look Good In My Shirt - Keith Urban (1 week)
Number Ones – British Singles
  • 1967 - The Last Waltz - Englebert Humperdinck (5 weeks)
  • 1975 - Sailing - Rod Stewart (4 weeks)
  • 1980 - Start - Jam (1 week)
  • 2003 - Are You Ready For Love - Elton John (1 week)
  • 2014 - Prayer in C - Lilly Wood & Robin Schultz (2 weeks)
Number Ones – British Albums
  • 1969 - Stand Up - Jethro Tull (2 weeks)
  • 2003 - Permission to Land - The Darkness (4 weeks)
  • 2008 - Forth - Verve (2 weeks)
  • 2014 - Royal Blood - Royal Blood (1 week)

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