Music Almanac: November 10, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1921 - Onie Wheeler (d. 1984)
  • 1928 - Ennio Morricone (89)
  • 1929 - Marilyn Bergman (88)
  • 1939 - Tommy Facenda (78)
  • 1940 - Screaming Lord Sutch (d. 1999)
  • 1944 - Tim Rice (76)
  • 1945 - Donna Fargo (72)
  • 1946 - Bill Bryson (Desert Rose Band) (71)
  • 1947 - Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake & Palmer, King Crimson) (d. 2016)
  • 1947 - Dave Loggins (70)
  • 1947 - Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper) (d. 1997)
  • 1950 - Bram Tchaikovsky (born Peter Bramall) (67)
  • 1950 - Ronnie Hammond (Atlanta Rhythm Section) (d. 2011)
  • 1952 - Pat Severs (Pirates of the Mississippi) (65)
  • 1954 - Mario Cipollina (Huey Lewis & the News) (63)
  • 1957 - Chris Joyce (Silverchair) (60)
  • 1957 - Junior Giscombe (60)
  • 1958 - Frank Maudsley (A Flock of Seagulls) (59)
  • 1965 - David Hawes (Catherine Wheel) (52)
  • 1966 - Steve Mackey (Pulp) (51)
  • 1967 - Andrew Vowles (Massive Attack) (50)
  • 1968 - Chris Cagle (49)
  • 1968 - Steve Brookstein (49)
  • 1969 - Paul "Kermit" Leverage (Black Grape) (48)
  • 1970 - Warren G (born Warren Griffin III) (47)
  • 1970 - Derry Brownson (EMF) (47)
  • 1970 - U-God (born Lamont Hawkins) (Wu-Tang Clan) (47)
  • 1971 - Big Pun (born Christopher Rios) (d. 2000)
  • 1973 - Jacqui Abbott (Beautiful South) (44)
  • 1975 - Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World) (42)
  • 1978 - Eve (born Eve Jeffers) (39)
  • 1978 - Drew McConnell (Babyshambles) (39)
  • 1979 - Chris Joannou (Silverchair) (38)
  • 1983 - Miranda Lambert (34)
Deaths
  • 1973 - Stringbean (born David Akeman) - Murdered (58)
  • 1990 - Ronnie Dyson - Heart failure (40)
  • 1995 - Curly Fox (country fiddler) (85)
  • 1997 - Tommy Tedesco (L.A. session guitarist) - Lung cancer (67)
  • 2002 - Tommy Griffith (Funk Brothers) (66)
  • 2006 - Gerald Levert - Combination of prescription medication and over-the-counter drugs (40)
  • 2015 - Allen Toussaint - Heart attack (77)
On This Day
  • 1955 - While at a DJ convention, Mae Boren Axton played her new song Heartbreak Hotel for Elvis Presley.
  • 1956 - Billboard's annual disk jockey poll found George Jones was the most promising country and western artist. 
  • 1958 - Sam Cooke and Lou Rawls were injured in a car crash where their driver was killed.
  • 1966 - The English press broke the news that there would be no more Beatles tours.
  • 1967 - The Beatles shot three promotional videos for their single Hello Goodbye. They couldn't be played on British TV because of lip-synching restrictions by the musicians union.
  • 1973 - John Lennon asked for Phil Spector's help on an album of rock-and-roll covers.
  • 1984 - Frankie Goes to Hollywood set a U.K. record for most advanced copies ordered of an album. 1,099,500 copies of Welcome to the Pleasure Dome were ordered.
  • 1986 - Gordon Lightfoot received the Canadian Hall of Fame Award from Bob Dylan.
  • 1988 - Steve Millers opened his first tour in six years in Burlington, VT.
  • 1992 - Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses is found guilty of assault and property damage after inciting a riot at a 1991 concert in Maryland Heights, MO. He is put on probation and ordered to donate $10,000 each to five charities.
  • 1994 - Robert Plant and Jimmy Page performed Stairway to Heaven on a Japanese TV program, saying it is the last time they will play the song. It wasn't.
  • 2003 - A Johnny Cash tribute concert was held in Nashville with Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Steve Earle, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson.
  • 2003 - Tommy Thompson of Chic and the Power Station announced that he had renal cancer.
  • 2004 - Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) received the Man for Peace prize from Mikhail Gorbachev in Rome.
  • 2007 - The mother of Kanye West died from complications from plastic surgery. Her passing had a profound effect on West's music.
  • 2009 - Kris Kristofferson was named BMI's Icon at the 57th Country Awards. 
Marriages
  • 2013 - Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon
Recorded
  • 1973 - Planet Waves - Bob Dylan (completed)
Released
  • 1958 - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Platters (single)
  • 1958 - 16 Candles - Crests (single)
  • 1958 - Maybe You'll Be There - Lee Andrews & the Hearts (single)
  • 1967 - Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues (single)
  • 1973 - Rock On - David Essex (single)
  • 1978 - Give 'Em Enough Rope - Clash (U.K. release)
  • 1986 - Live 1975-1985 - Bruce Springsteen
Broadcasts
  • 1978 - Rock Goes to College (U.K.) - AC/DC
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1958 - It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty (1 week)
  • 1973 - Keep On Truckin' (Part 1) - Eddie Kendricks (2 weeks)
  • 1979 - Heartache Night - Eagles (1 week)
  • 1990 - Love Takes Time - Mariah Carey (3 weeks)
  • 2007 - Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown Featuring T-Pain (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1973 - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John (8 weeks)
  • 1990 - To the Extreme - Vanilla Ice (16 weeks)
  • 2001 - The Great Depression - DMX (1 week)
  • 2007 - Carnival Ride - Carrie Underwood (1 week)
  • 2012 - Red - Taylor Swift (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1951 - Fool, Fool, Fool - Clovers (6 weeks)
  • 1951 - I Got Loaded - Peppermint Harris (2 weeks)
  • 1990 - Love Takes Time - Mariah Carey (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1962 - I've Been Everywhere - Hank Snow (1 week)
  • 1973 - Paper Roses - Marie Osmond (2 weeks)
  • 1984 - I've Been Around Enough to Know - John Schneider (1 week)
  • 1990 - Home - Joe Diffie (1 week)
  • 2001 - Angry All the Time - Tim McGraw (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1962 - All Alone Am I - Brenda Lee (5 weeks)
  • 1973 - The Most Beautiful Girl - Charlie Rich (3 weeks)
  • 2001 - Only Time - Enya (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1984 - I Feel For You - Chaka Khan (3 weeks)
  • 2012 - Candy - Robbie Williams (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1956 - Rock 'N' Roll - Elvis Presley (2 weeks)
  • 1979 - Tusk - Fleetwood Mac (1 week)
  • 1984 - Welcome to the Pleasuredome - Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1 week)
  • 1990 - The Very Best of Elton John - Elton John (2 weeks)
  • 2001 - Invincible - Michael Jackson (1 week)
  • 2007 - Long Road Out of Eden - Eagles (1 week)
  • 2012 - 18 Months - Calvin Harris (1 week)
  • 2016 - Back From the Edge - James Arthur (1 week)

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