Music Almanac: November 12, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1909 - Bukka White (d. 1977)
  • 1917 - Jo Stafford (d. 2008)
  • 1931 - Bob Crewe (Four Seasons, Bob Crewe Generation) (d. 2014)
  • 1936 - Mort Schuman (songwriter, A Teenager in Love, This Magic Moment) (d. 1991)
  • 1938 - Terry Johnson (Flamingos) (79)
  • 1939 - Ruby Nash Curtis (Ruby & the Romantics) (also reported as June 15, 1934) (78)
  • 1941 - Frank Rosenthal (Dante & the Evergreens) (76)
  • 1943 - Arthur “Pooch” Tavares (Tavares) (74)
  • 1943 - Brian Hyland (74)
  • 1943 - Jimmy "Bro" Hayes (Persuasions) (74)
  • 1943 - John Walker (born John Maus) (Walker Brothers) (d. 2011)
  • 1944 - Booker T. Jones (73)
  • 1945 - Neil Young (72)
  • 1947 - Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult) (70)
  • 1948 - Errol Brown (Hot Chocolate) (69)
  • 1950 - Barbara Fairchild (67)
  • 1952 - Laurence Juber (Wings) (65)
  • 1955 - Les McKeown (Bay City Rollers) (62)
  • 1964 - Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) (51)
  • 1964 - Vic Chesnutt (d. 2009)
  • 1964 - Jerry Kilgore (51)
  • 1968 - Jo Dunne (We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It) (49)
  • 1976 - Tevin Campbell (41)
  • 1978 - Andrew Kinlochan (Phixx) (39)
  • 1984 - Omarion (born Omari Grandberry) (B2K) (33)
Deaths
  • 1997 - Rainer Ptacek - Brain tumor and lymphoma (46)
  • 2003 - Tony Thompson (Chic) - Kidney cancer (48)
  • 2008 - Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience) - Natural causes (61)
On This Day
  • 1955 - Elvis Presley was voted the Most Promising Country and Western Artist in the annual Billboard disk jockey poll. 
  • 1957 - The movie Jamboree, with the debut of Jerry Lee Lewis as an actor, premiers.
  • 1960 - Hank Locklin joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1968 - In the U.K., the retail chain W.H. Smiths would not display the album Electric Ladyland by the Jimi Hendrix Experience because of nudity on the cover.
  • 1970 - The Doors played for the last time with Jim Morrison in New Orleans.
  • 1979 - Rock Justice, a rock opera written by the Jefferson Starship's Marty Balin, opened in San Francisco.
  • 1979 - Kenny Rogers began shooting his movie The Gambler.
  • 1987 - Sly Stone showed up an hour late for his comeback concert in Los Angeles and is met by police who arrest him for not paying child support.
  • 1990 - Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones broke both legs when he was hit by a car in Marlborough, England.
  • 1993 - Michael Jackson canceled his world tour blaming dependence on painkillers.
  • 1997 - Billy Preston was sent to prison for three years for cocaine possession.
  • 1999 - Gary Glitter was sentenced to four months in a Bristol, U.K. prison for downloading child pornography.
  • 1999 - Oasis added bass player Andy Bell.
  • 2000 - LeAnn Rimes, 18, sued Curb Records to get out of the contract her parents had signed for her at the age of 13.
  • 2002 - It was TLC Day in Atlanta, GA.
  • 2002 - Beatles fan are upset when they discover that Paul McCartney has changed the songwriting credits on the group's songs on his Back in the U.S. 2002 DVD from Lennon-McCartney to McCartney-Lennon.
  • 2003 - It is announced that George Strait, Buddy Guy and the Morman Tabernacle Choir were among the choices for the National Medal of the Arts.
  • 2003 - Phil Collins announced he had lost 60% of his hearing in his left ear.
  • 2004 - The funeral for influential British DJ John Peel took place in Suffolk, England.
  • 2004 - Sugarland made their debut at the Grand Ole Opry. 
  • 2005 - Gary Glitter disappears in Viet Nam after authorities find a 15-year-old girl living in his house.
  • 2007 - Boy George was found guilty of false imprisonment of a 28-year-old man.
  • 2013 - Danielle Bradbury made her Grand Ole Opry debut. 
Marriages
  • 1963 - Robert Goulet and Carol Lawrence
Recorded
  • 1953 - Such a Night - Drifters
  • 1967 - To Make Love Sweeter For You - Jerry Lee Lewis (his country comeback single)
Released
  • 1966 - Mellow Yellow - Donovan (single)
  • 1984 - Like a Virgin - Madonna
  • 1996 - Evita: The Complete Motion Picture Soundtrack
Awards
  • 1998 - MTV Europe Music Awards
    • Song - Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
    • Video - Teardrops - Massive Attack
    • Album - Ray of Light - Madonna
    • Female - Madonna
    • Male - Robbie Williams
    • Group, Pop - Spice Girls
    • New Act - All Saints
    • Dance - Prodigy
    • Rock - Aerosmith
    • Rap - Beastie Boys
Broadcasts
  • 1965 - Ready Steady Go (U.K.) - Mark Bolan
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1966 - Poor Side of Town - Johnny Rivers (1 week)
  • 1983 - All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie (4 weeks)
  • 1988 - Wild Wild West - Escape Club (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1966 - The Monkees - Monkees (13 weeks)
  • 1988 - Rattle and Hum - U2 (6 weeks)
  • 2005 - #1's - Destiny's Child (1 week)
  • 2011 - Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay (1 week)
  • 2016 - Joanne - Lady Gaga (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1966 - Love is a Hurtin' Thing - Lou Rawls (1 week)
  • 1988 - Giving You the Best That I've Got - Anita Baker (2 weeks)
  • 2011 - Niggas in Paris - Jay-Z & Kanye West (7 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1977 - More to Me - Charley Pride (1 week)
  • 1983 - Somebody's Gonna Love You - Lee Greenwood (1 week)
  • 1988 - Runaway Train - Rosanne Cash (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1977 - We're All Alone - Rita Coolidge (1 week)
  • 1983 - All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie (4 weeks)
  • 1988 - How Can I Fall? - Breathe (2 weeks)
  • 2011 - If I Die Young - Band Perry (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1964 - Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison (1 week (2 previous weeks))
  • 2005 - You Raise Me Up - Westlife (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1977 - Never Mind the Bollocks...Here's the Sex Pistols - Sex Pistols (2 weeks)
  • 1983 - Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie (1 week)
  • 1994 - Unplugged in New York - Nirvana (1 week)
  • 2005 - Face to Face - Westlife (1 week)
  • 2011 - Ceremonials - Florence and the Machine (1 week)
  • 2015 - If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley (2 weeks)

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