Almanac: October 6, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1943 - Robin Shaw (born Robin Scrimshaw) (Flower Pot Men) (73)
  • 1946 - Millie Small (71)
  • 1948 - Glenn Branca (70)
  • 1949 - Thomas McClary (Commodores) (68)
  • 1949 - Bobby Farrell (Boney M) (d. 2010)
  • 1951 - Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) (66)
  • 1951 - Gavin Sutherland (Sutherland Brothers & Quiver) (66)
  • 1954 - David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) (63)
  • 1958 - Tim Mooney (American Music Club) (59)
  • 1960 - Richard Jacobson (Skids) (57)
  • 1961 - Tim Burgess (T'Pau) (53)
  • 1964 - Matthew Sweet (53)
  • 1966 - Tommy Stinson (Replacements, Guns N' Roses) (51)
  • 1966 - Tim Rushlow (Little Texas) (51)
  • 1982 - William Butler (Arcade Fire) (35)
Deaths
  • 1978 - Johnny O’Keefe (major Australian star) - Heart attack from overdose of prescribed drugs (43)
  • 1985 - Nelson Riddle - Liver ailments (64)
On This Day
  • 1967 - The police shut down the Matrix Club in San Francisco during a performance by Big Brother & the Holding Company.
  • 1980 - John Lydon of the Sex Pistols was arrested for a fight in a Dublin pub.
  • 1980 - The Bee Gees sued Polygram Records and manager Robert Stigwood for fraud.
  • 1990 - Garth Brooks joined the Grand Ole Opry. The same night, Alan Jackson made his Opry debut.
  • 1991 - Elizabeth Taylor's seventh wedding was held at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch with Jackson giving her away.
  • 1998 - Alabama received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 2000 - Busta Rhymes was sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty to gun possession.
  • 2003 - David Lee Roth dropped his $200,000 lawsuit against Van Halen.
  • 2004 - Brandon Boyd of Incubus was arrested at Laguardia Airport in New York after guards found a knife at the bottom of his bag.
  • 2005 - The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang tour stop at the University of Virginia was interrupted by a bomb threat. The show continued after no device was found.
Marriages
  • 1978 - Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad (ABBA)
  • 1996 - Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Recorded
  • 1964 - Eight Days a Week - Beatles
Released
  • 1969 - Something/Come Together - Beatles (single, first single by group written by George Harrison)
  • 1979 - Heartache Tonight - Eagles (single)
  • 1979 - Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
  • 2009 - Sonic Boom - KISS
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1979 - Sad Eyes - Robert John (1 week)
  • 1990 - Close to You - Maxi Priest (1 week)
  • 2007 - Crank That (Soulja Boy) - Soulja Boy Tell 'Em (5 weeks (2 previous weeks))
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1956 - The King and I - Soundtrack (1 week)
  • 1958 - Sing Along With Mitch - Mitch Miller (1 week)
  • 2007 - Reba: Duets - Reba McEntire (1 week)
  • 2012 - The Truth About Love - P!nk (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1958 - Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day (3 weeks)
  • 1962 - Sherry - Four Seasons (1 week)
  • 1973 - Keep On Truckin' - Eddie Kendricks (2 weeks)
  • 1984 - Let's Go Crazy - Prince (1 week)
  • 1990 - Give You the Benefit - Pebbles (3 weeks)
  • 2001 - Differences - Ginuwine (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1973 - You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me - Ray Price (1 week)
  • 1979 - Last Cheater's Waltz - T.G. Sheppard (2 weeks)
  • 1984 - Everyday - Oak Ridge Boys (1 week)
  • 1990 - Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks (4 weeks)
  • 2012 - Take a Little Ride - Jason Aldean (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 2007 - About You Now - Sugarbabes (4 weeks)
  • 2012 - Gangnam Style - Psy (1 week)
  • 2016 - Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1973 - Sladest - Slade (3 weeks)
  • 1979 - The Pleasure Principle - Gary Numan (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 1984 - Tonight - David Bowie (1 week)
  • 2001 - No Angel - Dido (1 week)
  • 2007 - Echoes Silence Patience & Grace - Foo Fighters (1 week)
  • 2012 - Babel - Mumford & Sons (1 week)
  • 2016 - Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea - Passenger (1 week)

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