Almanac: October 11, 2017

Birthdays
  • 1932 - Dottie West (d. 1991)
  • 1943 - Gene Watson (74)
  • 1946 - Daryl Hall (71)
  • 1946 - Gary Mallabar (Steve Miller Band) (71)
  • 1948 - Margie Alexander (d. 2013)
  • 1949 - Greg Douglas (Steve Miller Band) (68)
  • 1950 - Andrew Woolfolk (Earth, Wind & Fire) (67)
  • 1952 - Paulette Carlson (Highway 101) (65)
  • 1952 - Claude Morrison (Nylons) (65)
  • 1957 - Blair Cunningham (Haircut One Hundred, Pretenders, Paul McCartney) (60)
  • 1962 - Andy McCoy (born Antti Hulkko) (Hanoi Rocks) (55)
  • 1962 - Scott Johnson (Gin Blossoms) (55)
  • 1966 - Todd Snider (51)
  • 1971 - MC Lyte (born Lana Moorer) (46)
  • 1971 - Petra Haden (Decemberists, Tito & Tarantula) (46)
  • 1973 - Brendan B. Brown (Wheatus) (44)
  • 1973 - Mike Smith (Snot, Limp Bizkit) (44)
  • 1979 - Gabe Saporta (Cobra Starship) (38)
Deaths
  • 1963 - Edith Piaf - Liver cancer (47)
  • 1985 - Tex Williams - Pancreatic cancer (68)
On This Day
  • 1955 - Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins opened an 11-date tour in Abilene, TX.
  • 1960 - Aretha Franklin played live for the first time at the Village Vanguard in New York.
  • 1962 - The Beatles appeared for the first time on any chart when they entered the U.K. singles with Love Me Do.
  • 1969 - Muddy Waters is injured in an auto accident that takes the lives of three others.
  • 1976 - Kitty Wells and Paul Cohen were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1982 - Marty Robbins, Lefty Frizell and Roy Horton were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1989 - Michael Jackson attended the dedication of the Michael Jackson Auditorium in a Hollywood, CA elementary school. The name would stay for 14 years until parents demanded it be removed.
  • 1990 - Dave Grohl played with Nirvana for the first time.
  • 1991 - Apple Corporation, the Beatles entity and Apple Computers settled a lawsuit over their respective logos with Apple Computers reportedly paying $29 million.
  • 1995 - Suge Knight posted $1.4 million bail for Tupac Shakur in exchange for a three record deal.
  • 1997 - A tribute to Muddy Waters at the Kennedy Center in Washington included performances from Bo Diddley, Greg Allman, Buddy Guy, John Hiatt and Keb' Mo'.
  • 1999 - Tommy Lee of Motley Crue was arrested for inciting a riot at a show in North Carolina by pouring a drink over a guards head and urging the crowd to attack him.
  • 2001 - 98 Degrees were sued by their former management company who alleged that they found and built the groups career only to be wrongfully terminated.
  • 2005 - Rod Stewart received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 2006 - Madonna adopted a one-year-old boy in Malawi.
  • 2006 - Lead singer Justin Hawkins left the Darkness to continue drug rehabilitation.
  • 2010 - George Michael was released from a Suffolk, England prison after serving four weeks for driving under the influence of drugs.
  • 2016 - Rod Stewart was knighted. 
Divorces
  • 2009 - Ronnie Wood and Jo Wood.
Recorded
  • 1965 - Yesterday - Marianne Faithfull
Released
  • 1965 - Roll Over Beethoven - Beatles (single)
  • 1989 - Hot in the Shade - KISS
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1975 - Bad Blood - Neil Sedaka (3 weeks)
  • 1986 - When I Think of You - Janet Jackson (2 weeks)
  • 1997 - Candle in the Wind 1997 / Something About the Way You Look Tonight - Elton John (14 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1947 - Dorothy Shay Sings - Dorothy Shay (1 week (3 previous weeks)
  • 1986 - Top Gun - Soundtrack (1 week (3 previous weeks)
  • 1997 - Evolution - Boyz II Men (1 week)
  • 2003 - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - OutKast (2 weeks)
  • 2014 - Cheek to Cheek - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • None
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1980 - Loving Up a Storm - Razzy Bailey (1 week)
  • 1986 - Both to Each Other (Friends and Lovers) - Eddie Rabbitt & Juice Newton (1 week)
  • 2003 - Real Good Man - Tim McGraw (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1975 - I Only Have Eyes For You - Art Garfunkel (1 week)
  • 1980 - Woman in Love - Barbra Streisand (5 weeks)
  • 1986 - Throwing It All Away - Genesis (2 weeks)
  • 2008 - The Time of My Life - David Cook (10 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1967 - Massachusetts - Bee Gees (4 weeks)
  • 1969 - Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus - Jane Birken & Serge Gainsbourg (1 week)
  • 1986 - True Blue - Madonna (1 week)
  • 2008 - So What - P!nk (3 weeks)
  • 2014 - All About the Bass - Meghan Trainor (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1975 - Atlantic Crossing - Rod Stewart (2 weeks (5 previous weeks))
  • 1980 - Zenyatta Mondatta - Police (4 weeks)
  • 1997 - Urban Hymns - Verve (5 weeks)
  • 2003 - Life For Rent - Dido (4 weeks)
  • 2014 - Wanted on Voyage - George Ezra (2 weeks)

1 comment

Jerry Rubino said...

Margie Alexander died on March 26, 2013

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