Music Almanac: November 13, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1913 - Blue Lu Barker (d. 1998)
  • 1915 - Jack Guthrie (d. 1948)
  • 1932 - Buddy Killen (d. 2006)
  • 1939 - Nathan Dove (Robert Cray Band) (78)
  • 1940 - Justine “Baby” Washington (77)
  • 1940 - Carol Connors (born Annette Kleinbard) (Teddy Bears) (77)
  • 1942 - John P. Hammond (75)
  • 1944 - Timmy Thomas (73)
  • 1946 - Ray Wylie Hubbard (71)
  • 1947 - Toy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band) (d. 1993)
  • 1949 - Roger Steen (Tubes) (68)
  • 1951 - Bill Gibson (Huey Lewis & the News) (66)
  • 1953 - Andrew Ranken (Pogues) (64)
  • 1956 - Aldo Nova (61)
  • 1960 - Wayne Parker (Glass Tiger) (57)
  • 1964 - Walter A. Kibby II (Fishbone) (53)
  • 1964 - Mike Bub (Del McCoury Band) (53)
  • 1978 - Nikolai Fraiture (Strokes) (39)
  • 1990 - Jibbs (born Jovan Campbell) (27)
Deaths
  • 1973 - Jerry Lee Lewis, Jr. (drummer in father's band) - Car accident (19)
  • 1983 - Junior Samples - Heart attack (57)
  • 1992 - Ronnie Bond (Troggs) (52)
  • 1992 - Bobby McClure - Brain aneurysm (50)
  • 1996 - Bill Doggett - Heart attack (80)
  • 1999 - Donald Mills (Mills Brothers) - Pneumonia (84)
  • 1999 - R.J. Vealey (Atlanta Rhythm Section) - Heart attack (37)
  • 2003 - Ray Harris (member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame) (76)
  • 2004 - Ol' Dirty Bastard (born Russell Jones) (Wu-Tang Clan) - Drug overdose (35)
  • 2016 - Leon Russell - While recovering from heart surgery (74)
On This Day
  • 1964 - On Our Own, the first biography of the Rolling Stones, is published.
  • 1966 - It is reported that two of the Beatles have talked to Alan Klein about taking care of the group's affairs.
  • 1968 - The Beatles film Yellow Submarine premiered in the U.S.
  • 1968 - Brian Jones bought Cotchford Farms in England, the same estate where A.A. Milne wrote Winnie the Pooh.
  • 1978 - Hank Williams, Jr. underwent a four hour operation to repair damage from a 500-foot fall off of a mountain. 
  • 1981 - U2 opened their October tour in Albany, NY.
  • 1985 - A celebration of the first 25 years of Bob Dylan's career was held at the Whitney Museum in New York.
  • 1992 - Elton John played for the first time in Mexico
  • 1997 - Ray Charles conducted his first on-line chat at Rhino Records.
  • 1999 - Cliff Richard signed with internet company Remotemusic.com, the first such deal in music for a major artist.
  • 2000 - The Beatles launched their official website thebeatles.com.
  • 2002 - Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones announce a Led Zeppelin tour of US stadiums.
  • 2003 - Wynonna Judd was arrested for DUI.
Marriages
  • 1960 - Sammy Davis, Jr. and May Britt
Released
  • 1961 - The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tokens (single)
  • 1965 - Fever - McCoys (single)
  • 1971 - Old Fashioned Love Song - Three Dog Night (single)
  • 1990 - The Immaculate Collection - Madonna
  • 2000 - 1 - Beatles
  • 2000 - One Night Only - Elton John
  • 2001 - GVH2 - Madonna
  • 2001 - This Way - Jewel
  • 2001 - Scarecrow - Garth Brooks
Broadcasts
  • 1987 - David Letterman (CBS) - Sonny & Cher (reunion)
  • 1996 - Ellen (ABC) - Trisha Yearwood
  • 1999 - Saturday Night Live (NBC) - Garth Brooks (with musical guest Chris Gaines)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1954 - I Need You Now - Eddie Fisher (3 weeks)
  • 1976 - Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart (8 weeks)
  • 2010 - We R Who We R - Kesha (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1954 - The Student Prince - Mario Lanza (16 weeks (10 previous weeks))
  • 1965 - The Sound of Music - Soundtrack (2 weeks)
  • 1971 - Santana III - Santana (5 weeks)
  • 1982 - Business as Usual - Men at Work (15 weeks)
  • 2004 - Unfinished Business - R. Kelly & Jay-Z (1 week)
  • 2010 - Speak Now - Taylor Swift (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1956 - Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino (11 weeks)
  • 1961 - Please Mr. Postman - Marvelettes (7 weeks)
  • 1993 - Gangsta Lean - DRS (6 weeks)
  • 1999 - U Know What's Up - Donell Jones (8 weeks)
  • 2004 - Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell (7 weeks)
  • 2010 - Can't Be Friends - Trey Songz (13 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1948 - Bouquet of Roses - Eddy Arnold (1 week (15 previous weeks))
  • 1965 - Behind the Tear - Sonny James (1 week)
  • 1971 - Lead Me On - Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn (1 week)
  • 1976 - Somebody Somewhere (Don't Know What He's Missin' Tonight) - Loretta Lynn (2 weeks)
  • 1982 - Heartbroke - Ricky Skaggs (1 week)
  • 1993 - She Used to Be Mine - Brooks & Dunn (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1976 - This One's For You - Barry Manilow (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1953 - Answer Me - Frankie Laine (8 weeks)
  • 1968 - The Good, The Bad & the Ugly - Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra & His Chorus (4 weeks)
  • 1971 - Cos I Luv You - Slade (4 weeks)
  • 1976 - If You Leave Me Now - Chicago (3 weeks)
  • 1982 - I Don't Wanna Dance - Eddy Grant (3 weeks)
  • 1999 - Lift Me Up - Geri Halliwell (1 week)
  • 2004 - Just Lose It - Eminem (1 week)
  • 2010 - Only Girl (In the World) - Rihanna (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1971 - Every Picture Tells a Story - Rod Stewart (2 weeks (4 previous weeks))
  • 1976 - The Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin (1 week)
  • 2004 - Il Divo - Il Divo (1 week)
  • 2010 - Messy Little Raindrops - Cheryl Cole (1 week)

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