Music Almanac: November 2, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1926 - Charlie Walker (d. 2008)
  • 1937 - Earl Carroll (Cadillacs) (d. 2012)
  • 1938 - Jay Black (Jay & the Americans) (79)
  • 1941 - Brian Poole (Tremeloes) (76)
  • 1941 - Bruce Welch (born Bruce Cripps) (Shadows) (76)
  • 1944 - Keith Emerson (Emerson Lake & Palmer, Nice) (d. 2016)
  • 1945 - J.D. Souther (72)
  • 1945 - Chip Hawkes (Tremeloes) (72)
  • 1947 - Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull) (70)
  • 1948 - Rich Gooch (Quarterflash) (69)
  • 1951 - Lindy Morrison (Go-Betweens) (66)
  • 1952 - Maxine Nightengale (65)
  • 1957 - Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band) (60)
  • 1961 - k.d. Lang (56)
  • 1963 - Bobby Dall (born Robert Kukyendall) (Poison) (54)
  • 1969 - Reginald Arvizu (Korn) (48)
  • 1971 - John Hampson (Nine Days) (46)
  • 1974 - Nelly (born Cornell Haynes, Jr.) (43)
  • 1974 - Prodigy (born Lance Banks) (Mobb Depp) (d. 2017)
  • 1975 - Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie) (42)
  • 1986 - Erika Jo (31)
Deaths
  • 1966 - Mississippi John Hurt - Heart attack (73 or 74)
  • 1991 - Mort Schuman (songwriter, Save the Last Dance For Me, A Teenager in Love) - Cancer (52)
  • 1995 - Florence Greenberg
  • 1996 - Eva Cassidy - Cancer (33)
  • 2014 - Acker Bilk (85)
On This Day
  • 1948 - Roy Acuff was unsuccessful in a run a run to become governor of Tennessee. 
  • 1956 - A Fats Domino show in Fayetteville, NC ends in a riot where police use tear gas to disperse the crowd.
  • 1956 - Stonewall Jackson debuted at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1962 - The Elvis Presley film Girls! Girls! Girls! premieried.
  • 1974 - George Harrison opened a world tour in Vancouver, Canada, a first for any former Beatle.
  • 1984 - The Reverend Marvin Gaye, Sr. received a sentence of five years for the killing of his son.
  • 1986 - Billy Bragg was arrested for breaking into a U.S. Air Base in Norfolk, England.
  • 1990 - The Prince film Graffiti Bridge opened.
  • 1994 - Bob Dylan was sued for palimony by Ruth Tyrangiel who appeared with him in the movie Renaldo and Clara.
  • 2000 - Whitney Houston avoids prosecution for marijuana possession in Kona, Hawaii if she can stay out of trouble for three months.
  • 2002 - An international gang was arrested for a plot to kidnap Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and her two children.
  • 2004 - Eric Clapton received his CBE at Buckingham Palace.
  • 2007 - The Led Zeppelin reunion concert was postponed for two weeks due to Jimmy Page's broken finger.
  • 2007 - Ozzy Osbourne took exception to North Dakota police using a fictitious party that he was supposedly attending in a sting to round up people with warrants.
Marriages
  • 2013 - Chris Kirkpatrick (N'Sync) and Karly Skladany
Divorces
  • 1971 - Willie Nelson and Shirley Collie
  • 1979 - Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger
  • 2006 - Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter
Recorded
  • 1967 - Hello Goodbye - Beatles (completed recording)
  • 1973 - Planet Waves - Bob Dylan (beginning of recording)
Released
  • 1963 - Be True to Your School - Beach Boys (single)
  • 1968 - For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder (single)
  • 1971 - Greatest Hits, Volume 2 - Bob Dylan
  • 1973 - Ringo - Ringo Starr
  • 2010 - Soulville - Huey Lewis & the News
Awards
  • 2006 - MTV Europe Music Awards
    • Song - Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
    • Video - We Are Your Friends - Justice vs. Simian
    • Album - Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • Female - Christina Aguilera
    • Male, Pop - Justin Timberlake
    • Group - Depeche Mode
    • Future Sounds - Gnarls Barkley
    • Rock - Killers
    • Alternative - Muse
    • R&B - Rihanna
    • Hip-Hop - Kanye West
Broadcasts
  • 1964 - Ready Steady Go! (U.K.) - Dion (walked off because crowd kept dancing around him)
  • 2012 - Malibu Country (ABC) - Reba McEntire (debut)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1946 - Rumors Are Flying - Frankie Carle (6 weeks)
  • 1974 - You Haven't Done Nothin' - Stevie Wonder (1 week)
  • 1985 - Part-Time Lover - Stevie Wonder (1 week)
  • 1991 - Romantic - Karyn White (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1963 - In the Wind - Peter, Paul & Mary (5 weeks)
  • 1974 - So Far - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1 week)
  • 1985 - Miami Vice - Soundtrack (7 weeks)
  • 1996 - Recovering the Satellites - Counting Crows (1 week)
  • 2002 - Cry - Faith Hill (1 week)
  • 2013 - Lightning Bolt - Pearl Jam (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1974 - Let's Straighten It Out - Latimore (2 weeks)
  • 1991 - Emotions - Mariah Carey (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1968 - Next in Line - Conway Twitty (1 week)
  • 1974 - I Overlooked an Orchid - Mickey Gilley (1 week)
  • 1985 - Some Fools Never Learn - Steve Wariner (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1963 - Washington Square - Village Stompers (3 weeks)
  • 1968 - Those Were the Days - Mary Hopkin (6 weeks)
  • 1991 - When a Man Loves a Woman - Michael Bolton (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1991 - The Fly - U2 (1 week)
  • 2013 - Royals - Lorde (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1974 - Smiler - Rod Stewart (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 1985 - Once Upon a Time - Simple Minds (1 week)
  • 1991 - Stars - Simply Red (1 week (2 previous weeks))
  • 1996 - Blue is the Colour - Beautiful South (1 week)
  • 2002 - One by One - Foo Fighters (1 week)
  • 2013 - Prism - Katy Perry (1 week)

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