Music Almanac: October 22, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1925 - Dory Previn (d. 2012)
  • 1939 - Ray Jones (Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas) (d. 2000)
  • 1942 - Annette Funicello (d. 2013)
  • 1942 - Bobby Fuller (d. 1966)
  • 1945 - Leslie West (Mountain) (72)
  • 1945 - Eddie Brigati (Rascals) (72)
  • 1949 - Stiv Bators (Dead Boys) (d. 1990)
  • 1952 - Greg Hawkes (Cars) (65)
  • 1958 - Bobby Blotzer (Ratt) (59)
  • 1960 - Darryl Jenifer (Bad Brains) (58)
  • 1964 - TobyMac (born Kevin McKeehan) (53)
  • 1965 - John Wesley Harding (born Wesley Stace) (52)
  • 1968 - Shaggy (born Orville Richard Burrell) (49)
  • 1968 - Shelby Lynne (49)
  • 1976 - Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) (40)
  • 1980 - Garrett Tierney (Brand New) (37)
  • 1983 - Plan B (born Benjamin Ballance-Drew) (34)
  • 1985 - Zac Hanson (Hanson) (32)
Deaths
  • 1969 - Tommy Edwards - Brain aneurysm (47)
  • 1983 - Keith Barrow - AIDS (29)
  • 1986 - Jane Dornacker (Tubes) - Helicopter crash while working as a traffic reporter (39)
  • 1989 - Ewan MacColl (74)
  • 1994 - Jimmy Miller (producer) - Liver failure (52)
On This Day
  • 1946 - Bill Monroe recorded for the first time with Mac Wiseman.
  • 1955 - Carl Perkins wrote Blue Suede Shoes.
  • 1963 - David Allan Coe began serving a four-year prison sentence for car theft. 
  • 1964 - The High Number receive a letter from EMI asking them to submit original material after their original audition. They later became the Who.
  • 1965 - Ernest Tubb was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1966 - Eddie Arnold, Jim Denny, Uncle Dave Macon and George D. Hay were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1975 - The marriage of Hank Williams and Billie Jean was ruled valid by a federal judge, awarding her 50% of the singer's future royalties.
  • 1978 - Earth, Wind & Fire started a 75-date U.S. tour in Louisville, KY.
  • 1982 - It's Van Halen Day in Worcester, MA.
  • 1990 - Pearl Jam played their live debut in Seattle.
  • 1990 - Tim McGraw signed with Curb Records.
  • 1993 - Oasis signed with Criterion for six albums.
  • 2005 - Madonna DJ'ed at the Misshapes Club in New York to debut her new album Confessions on a Dance Floor.
Marriages
  • 1963 - Kenny Rogers and Margo Gladys Anderson
  • 1970 - James Brown and Deidre Jenkins
Divorces
  • 2003 - Liza Minnelli and David Gant (filed)
  • 2007 - Chris Robinson (Black Crows) and Kate Hudson
Recorded
  • 1963 - Act Naturally - Buck Owens
Released
  • 1965 - Get Off My Cloud - Rolling Stones (U.K. single release)
  • 1966 - Good Vibrations - Beach Boys (single)
  • 1974 - Hotter Than Hell - KISS
  • 1976 - The Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin (soundtrack)
  • 2012 - Red - Taylor Swift
Awards
  • 2014 - Q Awards
    • Best Act in the World - Kasabian
    • Live Act - Kasabian
    • New Act - Sam Smith
    • Solo Artist - Ed Sheeran
    • Track - Iron Sky - Paolo Nutini
    • Video - Sleep Sound - Jamie xx
    • Album - The Take Off and Landing of Everything - Elbow
Broadcasts
  • 1961 - Ed Sullivan Show - Chubby Checker
  • 2005 - Tuckerville (TLC) - Tanya Tucker (debut)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1955 - Love is a Many Splendored Thing - Four Aces (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 1988 - A Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1966 - Supremes A' Go-Go - Supremes (2 weeks)
  • 2005 - All the Right Reasons - Nickelback (1 week)
  • 2011 - Clear As Day - Scotty McCreery (1 week)
  • 2016 - A Seat at the Table - Solange (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1955 - Only You (And You Alone) - Platters (7 weeks)
  • 1983 - All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie (7 weeks)
  • 1994 - I Wanna Be Down - Brandy (4 weeks)
  • 2005 - Soul Survivor - Young Jeezy Featuring Akon
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1955 - Love, Love, Love - Webb Pierce (8 weeks)
  • 1966 - Open Up Your Heart - Buck Owens (4 weeks)
  • 1983 - Lady Down on Love - Alabama (1 week)
  • 1988 - Strong Enough to Bend - Tanya Tucker (1 week)
  • 2005 - Better Life - Keith Urban (6 weeks)
  • 2011 - Long Hot Summer - Keith Urban (1 week)
  • 2016 - Setting the World On Fire - Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1966 - Born Free - Roger Williams (2 weeks (4 previous weeks))
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1964 - (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandie Shaw (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1983 - Colour By Numbers - Culture Club (3 weeks)
  • 1988 - Rattle and Hum - U2 (1 week)
  • 1994 - Crossroads: The Best of Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi (3 weeks)
  • 2005 - Taller in More Ways - Sugarbabes (1 week)
  • 2011 - The Ultimate Collection - Steps (1 week)
  • 2015 - Faithless 2.0 - Faithless (1 week)

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