Music Almanac: November 1, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1898 - Sippie Wallace (d. 1986)
  • 1936 - Andre Williams (81)
  • 1937 - Bill Anderson (80)
  • 1940 - Sgt. Barry Sadler (d. 1989)
  • 1944 - Mike Burney (Roy Wood's Wizzard) (76)
  • 1945 - John Williamson (72)
  • 1946 - Ric Grech (Family, Blind Faith, Traffic) (d. 1990)
  • 1947 - Jim Steinman (70)
  • 1949 - David Foster (68)
  • 1950 - Dan Peek (America) (d. 2011)
  • 1951 - Ronald Bell (Kool & the Gang) (66)
  • 1954 - Chris Morris (Paper Lace) (63)
  • 1955 - Keith Stegall (62)
  • 1957 - Lyle Lovett (60)
  • 1959 - Eddie Macdonald (Alarm) (58)
  • 1962 - Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (55)
  • 1962 - Magne Furuholmen (a-ha) (55)
  • 1963 - Big Kenny (born William Alphin) (Big & Rich) (54)
  • 1963 - Rick Allen (Def Leppard) (54)
  • 1966 - Willie D (born William Dennis) (Geto Boys) (51)
  • 1967 - Sophie B. Hawkins (50)
  • 1967 - Tina Arena (50)
  • 1969 - Darren Partington (808 State) (48)
  • 1975 - Bo Bice (42)
  • 1981 - LaTavia Roberson (Destiny's Child) (36)
  • 1984 - Dizzee Rascal (born Dylan Mills) (33)
  • 1992 - Joe Donovan (Blossoms) (25)
  • 1992 - Sigala (born Bruce Fielder) (25)
Deaths
  • 1986 - Sippie Wallace - Stroke (88)
  • 2004 - Terry Knight (manager/producer of Grand Funk Railroad) - Murdered (61)
  • 2008 - Nathaniel Mayer - Strokes (64)
  • 2008 - Shakir Stewart (executive, Island Def Jam) - Suicide (34)
  • 2008 - Jimmy Carl Black (Mothers of Invention) - Lung cancer (70)
  • 2008 - Nathaniel Mayer - Complications from strokes (64)
  • 2016 - Bap Kennedy (songwriter) - Pancreatic and bowel cancer (54)
On This Day
  • 1894 - Billboard Advertising was published for the first time, later to become Billboard.
  • 1963 - The Beatles started their first headlining tour of the U.K. in Cheltenham.
  • 1965 - A Rolling Stones show in Rochester, NY ends after seven minutes when fans rush the stage.
  • 1969 - Faces were signed by Warner Brothers Records.
  • 1970 - The Festfolk Quartet perform their first live show in Gothenburg, Sweden. They would later change their name to ABBA.
  • 1971 - The Seldom Scene were formed in Washington, DC.
  • 1975 - Wings began their first tour of Australia.
  • 1979 - Bob Dylan opened his Slow Train Coming tour in San Francisco, CA. He is booed when the set is all religious material.
  • 1987 - Shania Twain's mother and stepfather were killed in a car crash.
  • 1993 - Flavor Flave of Public Enemy was charged with attempted murder of a neighbor.
  • 1996 - U2 allowed fans to watch them record a new album via an internet link to their studio in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1999 - Celine Dion was inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame.
  • 2000 - Ben Folds Five broke up.
  • 2002 - P Diddy flew 300 guests from New York to Marrakech via private jet for his 33rd birthday party.
  • 2003 - Bruce Springsteen and Michael J. Fox perform the song Light of Day from Fox's 1987 movie at a Parkinson's Disease benefit.
  • 2006 - Elton John asked his label, Universal, to drop him, saying that they didn't promote his album The Captain and the Kid.
Marriages
  • 1986 - Suzy Boggus and Doug Crider
Recorded
  • 1955 - Please Please Please - The Famous Flames (with James Brown) (first demo)
Released
  • 1968 - Wonderwall Music - George Harrison
  • 1994 - MTV Unplugged in New York - Nirvana
  • 2011 - Four the Record - Miranda Lambert
Awards
  • 2007 - MTV Europe Video Awards
    • Addictive Track - Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
    • Video Star - D.A.N.C.E. - Justice
    • Album of the Year - Loose - Nelly Furtado
    • Solo - Avril Lavigne
    • Band - Linkin Park
    • Rock Out - 30 Seconds to Mars
    • Ultimate Urban - Rihanna
    • Headliner - Muse
    • Artist's Choice - Amy Winehouse
Broadcasts
  • 1964 - Ed Sullivan Show - Dave Clark Five
  • 2006 - Dateline (NBC) - Madonna
  • 2008 - Marty Stuart Show (RFD) (debut show)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1969 - Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
  • 1975 - Island Girl - Elton John (3 weeks)
  • 2008 - Whatever You Like - T.I. (2 weeks (2 previous weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1947 - Al Jolson Souvenir Album - Al Jolson (1 week (8 previous weeks))
  • 1969 - Abbey Road - Beatles (8 weeks)
  • 1975 - Red Octopus - Jefferson Starship (1 week)
  • 1986 - Third Stage - Boston (4 weeks)
  • 1997 - You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs - LeAnn Rimes (1 week (2 previous weeks))
  • 2003 - Measure of a Man - Clay Aiken (2 weeks)
  • 2008 - Lucky Old Sun - Kenny Chesney (1 week)
  • 2014 - Anything Goes - Florida Georgia Line (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1975 - Sweet, Sticky Thing - Ohio Players (1 week)
  • 1980 - Master Blaster (Jammin') - Stevie Wonder (7 weeks)
  • 2003 - Stand Up - Ludacris Featuring Shawanna (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1947 - I'll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms) - Eddy Arnold (1 week)
  • 1975 - (Turn Out the Light And) Love Me Tonight - Don Williams (1 week)
  • 1980 - Theme From the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys) - Waylon Jennings (1 week)
  • 1986 - It'll Be Me - Exile (1 week)
  • 2008 - She Never Cried in Front of Me - Toby Keith (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1969 - Wedding Bell Blues - 5th Dimension (2 weeks)
  • 2014 - Rude - Magic! (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1957 - That'll Be the Day - Crickets (3 weeks)
  • 1997 - Barbie Girl - Aqua (4 weeks)
  • 2003 - Be Faithful - Fatman Scoop Featuring The Crooklyn Clan (2 weeks)
  • 2008 - The Promise - Girls Aloud (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 2008 - Black Ice - AC/DC (1 week)
  • 2014 - I Forget Where We Were - Ben Howard (1 week)

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