Music Almanac: November 14, 2017

Birthdays
  • 1905 - John Henry Barbee (born William Tucker) (d. 1964)
  • 1914 - Ken Carson (Sons of the Pioneers) (d. 1994)
  • 1919 - Johnny Desmond (d. 1985)
  • 1936 - Freddie Garrity (Freddie and the Dreamers) (d. 2006)
  • 1936 - Cornell Gunter (Platters, Coasters, Flairs) (d. 1990)
  • 1939 - Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos) (78)
  • 1944 - Scherrie Payne (Supremes) (73)
  • 1947 - Buckwheat Zydeco (d. 2016)
  • 1949 - James Young (Styx) (68)
  • 1951 - Stephen Bishop (66)
  • 1951 - Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot, W.A.S.P.) (66)
  • 1951 - Barry Brandt (Angel) (66)
  • 1952 - Alec John Such (Bon Jovi) (65)
  • 1953 - Alexander O'Neill (Time) (64)
  • 1954 - Yanni (born Yiannis Hrysomallis) (63)
  • 1954 - Kim Clarke (Defunkt) (63)
  • 1957 - Gretchen Peters (60)
  • 1962 - Josh Silver (Type O Negative) (55)
  • 1964 - Rev. Run (born Joseph Simmons) (Run-DMC) (53)
  • 1964 - Andrew Banfield (Pasadenas) (53)
  • 1967 - Nina Gordon (Veruca Salt) (50)
  • 1968 - Brian Yale (Matchbox 20) (49)
  • 1969 - Butch Walker (48)
  • 1972 - Dougie Payne (Travis) (45)
  • 1974 - Adina Howard (43)
  • 1975 - Travis Barker (Blink-182) (42)
  • 1975 - Faye Tozer (Steps) (42)
  • 1977 - Obie Trice (40)
  • 1979 - Tobin Esperance (Papa Roach) (38)
  • 1982 - Lil Bossie (born Terrence Hatch) (35)
  • 1982 - Joy Williams (Civil Wars) (35)
Deaths
  • 1992 - John Cascella (John Mellencamp) - Heart attack
  • 2000 - Cecil Blackwood (Blackwood Brothers) (66)
On This Day
  • 1960 - The term “Nashville Sound” was first used in Time magazine.
  • 1961 - Elvis Presley's film Blue Hawaii premiered.
  • 1977 - KISS opened their Alive II Tour in Oklahoma City, OK.
  • 1981 - On the U.S. Singles chart, four of the the top ten songs were by Australian artists (Olivia Newton-John, Little River Band, Air Supply, Rick Springfield).
  • 1990 - Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan were fired from Milli Vanilli by producer Frank Farin after they insisted on singing on their record.
  • 1990 - Pete Townshend stated in Newsweek magazine that he is bi-sexual.
  • 1991 - A riot at a New Kids on the Block concert in Berlin, Germany injurred over 1,000 people.
  • 1996 - Mel McDaniels touring days ended when he fell into an orchestra pit during a show in Lafayette, LA. He was severely injured and required a number of surgeries. 
  • 2000 - The trial of Michael Abram, the man who attacked George and Patti Harrison in their home, began.
  • 2000 - The retail chain HMV in the U.K. refused to stock the new single by the Offspring after the group gave it away as a free download on their site.
  • 2004 - The Rolling Stones were told they would have to go to arbitration instead of court in a dispute with Decca in the U.K. over unpaid royalties for the early tracks on their Forty Licks CD.
  • 2004 - A new version of Do They Know It's Christmas? was recorded by a group of artists including Bono, Paul McCartney, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Robbie Williams, Keane, Snow Patrol, Travis and the Darkness.
  • 2006 - Led Zeppelin was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame
Marriages
  • 1951 - Louis Jordan and Vicky Hayes
  • 1996 - Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe
  • 2009 - Nate Followill (Kings of Leon) and Jessie Baylen
Divorces
  • 1983 - Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sarah Hugill
Recorded
  • 1951 - Marty Robbins' first recording session for Columbia Records.
  • 1962 - Mixed-Up Confusion - Bob Dylan
  • 1969 - Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin (first day of recording)
Released
  • 1970 - Black Magic Woman - Santana (single)
  • 1978 - The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
  • 1989 - When I Call Your Name - Vince Gill
  • 1995 - Stripped - Rolling Stones
  • 2000 - Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death) - Marilyn Manson
  • 2003 - The Black Album - Jay-Z
Broadcasting
  • 1951 - The Perry Como Show (CBS) - Hank Williams (First national TV appearance)
  • 1987 - David Letterman (CBS) - Sonny Bono, Cher
  • 2001 - Garth Brooks: Coast to Coast Live (CBS) - Garth Brooks, Keb' Mo', Trisha Yearwood
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1960 - Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (1 week)
  • 1992 - How Do You Talk to an Angel - The Heights (2 weeks)
  • 1998 - Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill (2 weeks)
  • 2009 - Whatcha Say - Jason Derulo (1 week)
  • 2015 - Hello - Adele (10 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1987 - Dirty Dancing - Soundtrack (9 weeks)
  • 2009 - This is It - Michael Jackson (1 week)
  • 2015 - Sounds Good Feels Good - 5 Seconds of Summer (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1942 - Stormy Monday Blues - Earl Hines and His Orchestra (1 week)
  • 1960 - He Will Break Your Heart (He Don't Love You, Like I Love You) - Jerry Butler (1 week)
  • 1987 - Angel - Angela Winbush (2 weeks)
  • 1992 - Ain't Nobody Like You - Miki Howard (1 week)
  • 2015 - Hotline Bling - Drake (11 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1960 - Wings of a Dove - Ferlin Husky (8 weeks)
  • 1981 - My Baby Thinks He's a Train - Rosanne Cash (1 week)
  • 1987 - Maybe Your Baby's Got the Blues - Judds (1 week)
  • 2015 - Die a Happy Man - Thomas Rhett (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1964 - The Door is Still Open to My Heart - Dean Martin (1 week)
  • 1992 - To Love Somebody - Michael Bolton (5 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1952 - Here in My Heart - Al Martino (9 weeks)
  • 1981 - Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - Police (1 week)
  • 1987 - China in My Hand - T'Pau (5 weeks)
  • 2009 - Everybody in Love - JLS (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1981 - Queen's Greatest Hits - Queen (4 weeks)
  • 1987 - Faith - George Michael (1 week)
  • 1992 - Keep the Faith - Bon Jovi (1 week)
  • 1998 - The Best of 1980-1990 & B-Sides - U2 (1 week)

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