Almanac: October 5, 2017

Birthdays
  • 1907 - Mrs. Miller (born Elva Miller) (d. 1997)
  • 1933 - Billy Lee Riley (d. 2009)
  • 1935 - Margie Singleton (82)
  • 1937 - Abraham Reichstadt (Esther & Abi Ofarim) (80)
  • 1938 - Carlo Mastrangelo (Belmonts) (79)
  • 1938 - Johnny Duncan (d. 2006)
  • 1941 - Roy Book Binder (76)
  • 1942 - Richard Street (Temptations) (d. 2013)
  • 1943 - Steve Miller (74)
  • 1945 - Brian Connolly (Sweet) (d. 1997)
  • 1946 - Richard Kermode (Malo) (71)
  • 1947 - Brian Johnson (AC/DC) (70)
  • 1948 - Russell Mael (Sparks) (69)
  • 1948 - Lucius Ross (Parliament-Funkadelic) (69)
  • 1948 - Delroy Wilson (d. 1995)
  • 1949 - B.W. Stephenson (d. 1988)
  • 1950 - Eddie Clarke (Fastway, Motorhead) (67)
  • 1951 - Bob Geldof (66)
  • 1952 - Harold Faltermeyer (65)
  • 1953 - Sandra "Puma" Jones (Black Uhuru) (d. 1990)
  • 1955 - Leo Barnes (Hothouse Flowers) (62)
  • 1957 - Lee Thompson (Madness) (60)
  • 1959 - Troy Luccketta (Tesla) (58)
  • 1960 - Paul Heard (M People) (57)
  • 1961 - David Bryson (Counting Crows) (56)
  • 1964 - Dave Dederer (Presidents of the United States of America) (53)
  • 1974 - Heather Headley (43)
  • 1974 - Colin Meloy (Decemberists) (43)
  • 1975 - Brian Mashburn (Save Ferris) (42)
  • 1977 - Kele Le Roc (40)
  • 1978 - James Valentine (Maroon 5) (39)
  • 1980 - Paul Thomas (Good Charlotte) (37)
  • 1984 - Brooke Valentine (33)
  • 1985 - Nicola Roberts (Girls Aloud) (32)
  • 1988 - Kevin Olusola (Pentatonix) (29)
Deaths
  • 1981 - Jud Strunk - Heart attack/plane crash (45)
  • 1992 - Eddie Kendricks (Temptations) - Lung cancer (52)
On This Day
  • 1925 - WSM radio in Nashville went on the air.
  • 1958 - Cliff Richard & the Shadows played their first live date in Hanley, England.
  • 1966 - Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding played together for the first time.
  • 1970 - Papa John Creach joined the Jefferson Airplane.
  • 1974 - Randy Newman played with an 87-piece orchestra conducted by his uncle Emil Newman in Atlanta.
  • 1975 - The original Wailers, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, played together for the last time at the Wonder Dream Concert in Kingston, Jamaica. Stevie Wonder also performed.
  • 1995 - Bill Monroe received the National Medal of the Arts award.
  • 1995 - Merle Haggard was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1999 - Roger Daltrey said that the Who were reforming and would play Las Vegas on October 29.
  • 2006 - A heritage plaque was placed at the former north London home of Bob Marley.
  • 2007 - Isaac Hanson of Hanson had emergency surgery to remove blood clots in his lungs.
  • 2011 - David Cassidy sued Sony over for overdue royalties on Partridge Family merchandise. 
Divorces
  • 1999 - Trisha Yearwood and Robert Reynolds
  • 2001 - Eminem and Kim Mathers
Released
  • 1962 - Love Me Do - Beatles (U.K. single - debut release)
  • 1968 - White Room - Cream (single)
  • 1968 - Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf (single)
  • 1975 - Cats in the Cradle - Harry Chapin (single)
  • 1976 - Abandoned Luncheonett - Hall & Oates
  • 1993 - 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 - Beatles (first release on CD)
  • 1999 - Run, Devil, Run - Paul McCartney
Broadcasts
  • 1969 - Ed Sullivan - Who
  • 2003 - Surviving Nugent (VH1) (debut) - Ted Nugent
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1959 - Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin (6 weeks)
  • 1974 - I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John (2 weeks)
  • 1991 - Good Vibrations - Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch Featuring Loleatta Holloway (1 week)
  • 2002 - A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1968 - Waiting For the Sun - Doors (1 week)
  • 1974 - Endless Summer - Beach Boys (1 week)
  • 1991 - Use Your Illusion II - Guns N' Roses (2 weeks)
  • 1996 - Falling Into You - Celine Dion (2 weeks)
  • 2002 - Believe - Disturbed (1 week)
  • 2013 - From Here to Now to You - Jack Johnson (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1959 - Poison Ivy - Coasters (4 weeks)
  • 1968 - Say It Loud - I'm Black I'm Proud (Part 1) - James Brown (6 weeks)
  • 1985 - You Are My Lady - Freddie Jackson (2 weeks)
  • 1991 - Running Back to You - Vanessa Williams (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1974 - I Love My Friend - Charlie Rich (1 week)
  • 1996 - Living in the Moment - Ty Herndon (1 week)
  • 2002 - Ten Rounds of Jose Cuervo - Tracy Byrd (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1961 - Kon-Tiki - Shadows (1 week)
  • 1985 - If I Was - Midge Ure (1 week)
  • 1996 - Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something (1 week)
  • 2002 - The Long and Winding Road / Suspicious Minds - Will Young & Gareth Gates / Gareth Gates (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1974 - Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield (1 week)
  • 1991 - Waking Up the Neighbors - Bryan Adams (1 week)
  • 2002 - Elvis: 30 Number 1 Hits - Elvis Presley (2 weeks)
  • 2013 - Mechanical Bull - Kings of Leon (1 week)

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