Almanac: October 13, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1909 - Art Tatum (d. 1956)
  • 1934 - Nana Mouskouri (83)
  • 1938 - Shirley Caesar (79)
  • 1940 - Chris Farlowe (77)
  • 1941 - Paul Simon (76)
  • 1944 - Robert Lamm (Chicago) (73)
  • 1946 - Lacy J. Dalton (71)
  • 1947 - Sammy Hagar (70)
  • 1947 - Alan Wakeman (Soft Machine) (70)
  • 1948 - John Ford Coley (England Dan & John Ford Coley) (69)
  • 1948 - Pete Spencer (Smokie) (69)
  • 1949 - Craig MacGregor (Foghat) (68)
  • 1950 - Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention) (67)
  • 1951 - Olympia-Ann Sylvers (Sylvers) (66)
  • 1958 - Joseph Richard Sylvers (Sylvers) (59)
  • 1959 - Marie Osmond (58)
  • 1959 - Gerry Darby (Carmel) (58)
  • 1960 - Joey Belladonna (Anthrax) (57)
  • 1962 - Rob Marche (JoBoxers) (55)
  • 1968 - Carlos Marín (Il Divo) (49)
  • 1969 - Rhett Akins (48)
  • 1970 - Paul Potts (47)
  • 1972 - Jan Van Sichem Jr. (K's Choice) (45)
  • 1975 - Brandon Casey (Jagged Edge) (42)
  • 1975 - Brian Casey (Jagged Edge) (42)
  • 1980 - Ashanti (born Ashanti Douglas) (37)
  • 1981 - Kele Okereke (Bloc Party) (36)
Deaths
  • 1974 - Ed Sullivan - Esophageal cancer (73)
  • 1977 - Shirley Brickley (Orlons) - Murdered (32)
  • 1993 - Wade Flemons (Earth, Wind & Fire) - Cancer (53)
  • 2001 - Peter Doyle (New Seekers) - Throat cancer (52)
  • 2009 - Al Martino (82)
On This Day
  • 1937 - Roy Rogers left the Sons of the Pioneers.
  • 1962 - Don Everly of the Everly Brothers collapsed rehearsing for a U.K. tour and returned to the U.S. to recuperate. Phil continued with the tour solo.
  • 1967 - Pat Boone performed the National Anthem at the first game of the new American Basketball Association. He was the owner of the Oakland Oaks.
  • 1970 - The ashes of Janis Joplin were spread on Stinson Beach in California.
  • 1975 - Neil Young had surgery for a growth on his vocal chords.
  • 1975 - In one of the most famous moments in CMA Awards history, Charlie Rich sets fire to the envelope that names John Denver as Entertainer of the Year. 
  • 1980 - Johnny Cash and Connie B. Gay were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1986 - Wesley Rose and Benjamin F. “Whitey” Ford (Duke of Paducah) were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1992 - The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case of two sets of parents suing Ozzy Osbourne for his music's influence in the suicide of their sons.
  • 1997 - Billy Joel's classical piece, Reverie, “premiers” on NPR.
  • 1998 - The Crossroads Center, Eric Clapton's addiction recovery program, opened in Antigua.
  • 2000 - A Ralph Nadar fund raising concert in New York sees performances by Eddie Vedder, Ani DiFranco, Ben Harper and Patti Smith.
  • 2000 - Christina Aguilera filed a lawsuit against her former manager, charging he had an improper influence over her career.
  • 2001 - Merle Haggard canceled the balance of his current tour after feeling tightness in his chest.
  • 2002 - The band Muse sued Celine Dion after the singer planned on calling her Las Vegas show Muse.
  • 2004 - Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers was charged with tax evasion.
  • 2006 - An annual Diddy Day was announced by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley who gave P. Diddy a pair of cufflinks.
  • 2008 - Ringo Starr announced he would no longer sign autographs.
  • 2016 - Bob Dylan was given the Nobel Prize in Literature. 
Recorded
  • 1965 - My Generation - Who
  • 1965 - Drive My Car - Beatles
  • 1968 - Julia - Beatles (last song recorded for White Album)
Released
  • 1956 - A Thousand Miles Away - Heartbeats (single)
  • 1982 - Creatures of the Night - Kiss
  • 1998 - The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live, 1966: The Royal Albert Hall Concert - Bob Dylan
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1979 - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson (1 week)
  • 1984 - I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder (3 weeks)
  • 1990 - Praying For Time - George Michael (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1956 - The Eddy Duchin Story - Carman Cavallaro (1 week)
  • 1958 - Sing For Only the Lonely - Frank Sinatra (5 weeks)
  • 1973 - Goats Head Soup - Rolling Stones (4 weeks)
  • 2007 - Still Feels Good - Rascal Flatts (1 week)
  • 2012 - Babel - Mumford & Sons (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1962 - Green Onions - Booker T. & the MGs (1 week (2 previous weeks))
  • 1979 - (Not Just) Knee Deep (Part 1) - Funkadelic (3 weeks)
  • 1984 - I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1973 - Ridin' My Thumb to Mexico - Johnny Rodriguez (2 weeks)
  • 1984 - Uncle Pen - Ricky Skaggs (1 week)
  • 2001 - Where I Come From - Alan Jackson (2 weeks)
  • 2007 - Online - Brad Paisley (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1979 - Broken Hearted Me - Anne Murray (5 weeks)
  • 1984 - I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder (3 weeks)
  • 1990 - Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers (2 weeks)
  • 2001 - There You'll Be - Faith Hill (2 weeks)
  • 2007 - Big Girls Don't Cry - Fergie (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 2012 - Diamonds - Rihanna (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1956 - The King and I - Soundtrack (2 weeks)
  • 1979 - Eat to the Beat - Blondie (1 week)
  • 1979 - Reggatta De Blanc - Police (4 weeks)
  • 1984 - The Unforgetable Fire - U2 (2 weeks)
  • 2001 - Fever - Kylie Minogue (2 weeks)
  • 2007 - Magic - Bruce Springsteen (1 week)
  • 2012 - The 2nd Law - Muse (1 week)
  • 2016 - Following My Intuition - Craig David (1 week)

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