Almanac: October 29, 2017

Birthdays
  • 1916 - Jimmy Dolan (d. 1994)
  • 1922 - Neil Hefti (d. 2008)
  • 1937 - Sonny Osborne (Osborne Brothers) (80)
  • 1938 - Peter Stampfel (Holy Modal Rounders) (79)
  • 1939 - Eugene Daughtry (Intruders) (d. 1994)
  • 1942 - Lee Clayton (75)
  • 1944 - Denny Laine (Moody Blues, Wings) (73)
  • 1944 - Robbie van Leeuwen (Shocking Blue) (73)
  • 1945 - Melba Moore (72)
  • 1946 - Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) (71)
  • 1948 - Rickie Lee Reynolds (Black Oak Arkansas) (69)
  • 1949 - James Williamson (Iggy & the Stooges) (68)
  • 1949 - David Paton (Pilot, Alan Parsons Project) (68)
  • 1951 - Ricky Borgia (Mink DeVille) (66)
  • 1951 - Guy Gelso (Zebra) (66)
  • 1952 - Arnell Carmichael (Raydio) (65)
  • 1954 - Steve Luscombe (Blancmange) (63)
  • 1955 - Roger O'Donnell (Cure) (62)
  • 1955 - Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot) (d. 2007)
  • 1961 - Randy Jackson (Jackson 5) (56)
  • 1962 - Einar Örn Benediktsson (Sugarcubes) (55)
  • 1966 - Peter Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) (51)
  • 1967 - Paris (born Oscar Jackson, Jr.) (50)
  • 1969 - SA Martinez (48)
  • 1969 - Roni Size (48)
  • 1970 - Toby Smith (Jamiroquai) (47)
  • 1983 - Amit Sebastian Paul (A-Teens) (34)
  • 1984 - Chris Baio (Vampire Weekend) (33)
Deaths
  • 1971 - Duane Allman - Motorcycle accident (24)
  • 1984 - Wells Kelly (Orleans) - Choking
  • 1987 - Woody Herman - Cardiac arrest (74)
  • 1991 - Margo Sylvia (Tune Weavers) - Heart attack
  • 2008 - Mike Baker (Shadow Gallery) - Heart attack (45)
On This Day
  • 1936 - Hank Snow auditioned for the Canadian office of RCA Victor. 
  • 1955 - Slim Whitman joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1963 - The first issue of the magazine Hootenanny, based on the ABC television program, was relased.
  • 1965 - The Rollings Stones opened their fourth tour of the U.S. in Montreal, QB.
  • 1975 - Joan Baez joined Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue.
  • 1976 - An appearance by the Sex Pistols was halted by the administrators at Lancaster Polytechnic in Coventry, England.
  • 1982 - Alabama debuted at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1983 - Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd broke the all-time Billboard record for weeks on the Album chart with their 741st week, passing Johnny Mathis' Greatest Hits.
  • 1987 - Ron Woods first British art exhibition opened in London.
  • 1990 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their next group of inductees would be the Byrds, LaVern Baker, John Lee Hooker, the Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed and Ike & Tina Turner
  • 1991 - Interstate 55 through Jackson, TN was renamed the B.B. King Freeway.
  • 1991 - Steve O'Rourke, David Gilmour and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd are injured at a Mexican auto race when their car rolls 230 feet down an embankment.
  • 1996 - The Stone Roses broke up.
  • 1996 - Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam XVI is held in Nashville with Lorrie Morgan, David Ball, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tracy Byrd, Tray Lawrence, John Berry, Randy Scruggs and BlackHawk.
  • 1998 - Three former members of the Dead Kennedys sued lead singer Jello Biafra, saying he had diverted money owed to them for his own use.
  • 1998 - Brian Setzer filed suit against Ken Kinnally, a former bandmate in the group the Bloodless Pharaohs for licensing tracks to a record company without his permission.
  • 1999 - The Who played together for the first time in two years for a Las Vegas show introducing a new internet video company.
  • 2001 - Gil Scott-Heron was sentenced to one to three years in a New York prison after not appearing at a hearing on his mandatory drug rehabilitation.
  • 2003 - P Diddy said he would investigate reports that factories making his clothing line in Honduras were actually sweat shops.
  • 2003 - Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots was ordered into rehab by a Pasadena, CA court.
  • 2003 - Gwen Stefani of No Doubt introduced her new line of clothing, L.A.M.B.
  • 2007 - Kylie Miongue received the Music Industry Trust prize in London.
  • 2013 - Around 200 people complained to the broadcasting authority in England about Lady Gaga's outfit being too revealing on a recent telecast of the X Factor. 
  • 2014 - Phil Collins donated his large collection of Alamo memorabilia to a Texas museum. 
  • 2016 - Bob Dylan finally accepted his Nobel Prize in Literature. 
Divorces
  • 1951 - Frank Sinatra and Nancy Barbato
  • 2010 - Randy Travis and Lib Hatcher
Recorded
  • 1936 - Hank Snow had his first recording session
  • 1952 - A Begger for Your Kisses - Diamonds
  • 1957 - Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
  • 1963 - Hollies first recording session for first album
  • 1976 - Elvis Presley's last recording session
  • 2001 - Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) - Alan Jackson
Released
  • 1957 - Oh Boy! - Buddy Holly & the Crickets
  • 1977 - Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf
  • 1977 - Here You Come Again - Dolly Parton
  • 1982 - The Girl is Mine - Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson (single)
  • 2002 - Stripped - Christina Aguilera
Broadcasts
  • 1967 - American Bandstand (ABC) - Pink Floyd
  • 1995 - The Simpsons (ABC) - Paul Anka
  • 2001 - Late Show With David Letterman (CBS) - U2 (first appearance on show)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1955 - Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams (4 weeks)
  • 1966 - 96 Tears - ? and the Mysterians (1 week)
  • 1983 - Islands in the Stream - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1994 - II - Boyz II Men (1 week (3 previous weeks))
  • 2005 - Unplugged - Alicia Keys (1 week)
  • 2011 - Evanesence - Evanescence (1 week)
  • 2016 - Revolution Radio - Green Day (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1955 - All By Myself - Fats Domio (3 weeks)
  • 1966 - Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops (2 weeks)
  • 1988 - The Way You Love Me - Karyn White (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1983 - Islands in the Stream - Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton (2 weeks)
  • 1988 - Gonna Take a Lot of Rain - Oak Ridge Boys (1 week)
  • 1994 - Livin' on Love - Alan Jackson (3 weeks)
  • 2011 - God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1977 - Just Remember I Love You - Firefall (2 weeks)
  • 1988 - One Moment in Time - Whitney Houston (2 weeks)
  • 1994 - All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow (8 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1977 - Yes Sir I Can Boogie - Baccara (1 week)
  • 1988 - Ornico Flow - Enya (3 weeks)
  • 1994 - Baby Come Back - Pato Banton (4 weeks)
  • 2005 - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monekeys (1 week)
  • 2015 - Turn the Music Louder (Rumble) - KDA Featuring Tinie Tempah & Katy B (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1988 - Money For Nothing - Dire Straits (3 weeks)
  • 2005 - The Law: The Singles 1990-2005 - The Prodigy (1 week)
  • 2011 - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (1 week)
  • 2015 - Jamie Lawson - Jamie Lawson (1 week)

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