Music Almanac: November 21, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1904 - Coleman Hawkins (d. 1969)
  • 1907 - Buck Ram (songwriter) (d. 1991)
  • 1933 - Jean Shepard (d. 2016)
  • 1940 - Dr. John (born Mac Rebennack, Jr.) (77)
  • 1941 - David Porter (songwriter, producer) (76)
  • 1942 - Andrew Love (Memphis Horns, Doobie Brothers) (73)
  • 1948 - Lonnie Jordan (War) (69)
  • 1949 - Randy Zehringer (McCoys) (68)
  • 1950 - Livingston Taylor (67)
  • 1960 - Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes) (57)
  • 1962 - Stephen Curtis Chapman (55)
  • 1965 - Björk (born Björk Guðmundsdóttir) (52)
  • 1966 - Lisa McCarter (McCarters) (51)
  • 1966 - Teresa McCarter (McCarters) (51)
  • 1967 - Örnólfsdóttir (Sugarcubes) (50)
  • 1968 - Alex James (Blur) (49)
  • 1970 - Francis MacDonald (Teenage Fanclub) (47)
  • 1971 - Pretty Lou (Lost Boyz) (46)
  • 1974 - Kelsi Osborn (SHeDAISY) (43)
  • 1977 - Myles Heskett (Wolfmother) (40)
  • 1985 - Carly Rae Jepsen (32)
Deaths
  • 1965 - Cecil Brower (session fiddler, considered one of best in Western Swing) - Perforated Ulcer (51)
  • 1995 - Peter Grant (manager, Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company) - Heart attack (60)
  • 1995 - Matthew Ashman (Adam and the Ants, Bow Wow Wow) - Complications of diabetes (35)
  • 2002 - Hadda Brooks (Queen of the Boogie) - After open-heart surgery (86)
  • 2006 - Robert Lockwood, Jr. - Cerebral aneurysm and stroke (91)
On This Day
  • 1877 - Thomas Edison announced he had invented the phonograph.
  • 1955 - RCA Records bought out Elvis Presley's contract from Sun Records for $35,000.
  • 1955 - Jean Shepard joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1960 - The Beatles were forced to play a show in Hamburg, Germany without George Harrison who had been deported for being underage and ineligible to play in a bar.
  • 1963 - Elvis Presley's film Fun in Acapulco premiers.
  • 1968 - Yoko Ono had a miscarriage. She and John Lennon name the baby John Ono Lennon II.
  • 1974 - Wilson Picket was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon in New York City.
  • 1974 - The Jefferson Starship and Marty Balin reunite at the Winterland in San Francisco.
  • 1975 - Elton John received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1980 - Don Henley was arrested for having a naked underage girl who was suffering from an overdose in his home.
  • 1980 - The documentary Van Morrison in Ireland premiered in London.
  • 1983 - Michael Jackson's long-form video for Thriller premiered in Los Angeles.
  • 1988 - Jimmy Page kicked off his first solo tour in Birmingham, England.
  • 1995 - Bruce Springsteen opened his Ghost of Tom Joad tour in New Brunswick, NJ.
  • 1995 - Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day was arrested in Milwaukee, WI for dropping his pants during the group's show.
  • 1997 - Coolio and members of his band are arrested in Boblingen, Germany for theft and assault in a boutique.
  • 2001 - Jonathan King was sentenced to seven years in prison for having sex with five boys.
  • 2003 - Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit was hit by something thrown on stage and required seven stitches.
  • 2005 - Gunshots were fired at Poison's tour bus in Chicopee, MA.
  • 2007 - The Red Hot Chili Peppers sued the Showtime network over the name of their series Californication.
  • 2009 - Shortly after getting out of a prison sentence, Pete Doherty was arrested for suspected drug possession.
  • 2011 - Rodney Atkins was arrested for domestic violence against his wife. 
  • 2011 - Kris Kristofferson, the Band Perry, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett and Lauren Alaina played at the White House for President Obama. 
  • 2012 - The home art studio of Stone Roses guitarist John Squire burnt to the groud. 
Marriages
  • 1982 - Joni Mitchell and Larry Klein
  • 1990 - Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall
  • 2002 - Iris Dement and Greg Brown
Released
  • 1960 - I Wanna Love My Life Away - Gene Pitney (single, first under his own name)
  • 1967 - The Who Sell Out - Who
  • 1988 - Delicate Sound of Thunder - Pink Floyd
  • 1995 - Beatles Anthology 1 - Beatles
  • 1995 - Fresh Horses - Garth Brooks
Awards
  • 2006 - American Music Awards
    • Pop Male - Sean Paul
    • Pop Female - Kelly Clarkson
    • Pop Band, Duo or Group; Alternative - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • Country Male - Toby Keith
    • Country Female - Faith Hill
    • Country Band, Duo or Group - Rascal Flatts
    • Country Album - Tim McGraw Reflected: Greatest Hits, Volume 2 - Tim McGraw
    • Soul/R&B Male - Jamie Foxx
    • Soul/R&B Female - Mary J. Blige
    • Soul/R&B Band, Duo or Group; Rap/Hip-Hop Band, Duo or Group - Black Eyed Peas
    • Soul/R&B Album - The Breakthrough - Mary. J. Blige
    • Rap/Hip-Hop Male - Eminem
    • Rap/Hip-Hop Album - Monkey Business - Black Eyed Peas
    • Adult Contemporary - Kelly Clarkson
    • Latin - Shakira
    • Contemporary Inspirational Artist - Kirk Franklin
    • Contemporary Inspirational Breakthrough Artist - Carrie Underwood
Broadcasts
  • 1991 - The Simpsons (Fox) - Aerosmith
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1953 - Rags to Riches - Tony Bennett (6 weeks)
  • 1960 - Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs (1 week)
  • 1970 - I Think I Love You - Partridge Family (3 weeks)
  • 1981 - Physical - Olivia Newton-John (10 weeks)
  • 1987 - Mony Mony - Billy Idol (1 week)
  • 2009 - Fireflies - Owl City (1 week (1 previous week))
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1981 - 4 - Foreigner (5 weeks)
  • 1992 - Timeless: The Classics - Michael Bolton (1 week)
  • 1998 - Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (2 weeks)
  • 2009 - Play On - Carrie Underwood (1 week)
  • 2015 - Traveler - Chris Stapleton (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1953 - Money Honey - Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters (11 weeks)
  • 1960 - Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters (1 week (1 previous weeks))
  • 1970 - Super Bad (Part 1) - James Brown (2 weeks)
  • 1981 - Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It) - Kool & the Gang (1 week)
  • 1992 - Games - Chuckii Booker (1 week)
  • 2009 - Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z Featuing Alicia Keys (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1953 - There Stands the Glass - Webb Pierce (1 week)
  • 1970 - Fifteen Years Ago - Conway Twitty (1 week)
  • 1981 - All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down) - Hank Williams, Jr. (1 week)
  • 1987 - I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever) - Randy Travis (1 week)
  • 1992 - I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why) - Alabama (2 weeks)
  • 2009 - Cowboy Cassanova - Carrie Underwood (1 week)
  • 2015 - Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1964 - Ringo - Lorne Greene (6 weeks)
  • 1987 - (I've Had) The Time of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1970 - Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix Experience (1 week)
  • 1981 - Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie (2 weeks)
  • 1992 - Would I Lie to You - Charles & Eddie (2 weeks)
  • 2009 - Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1987 - Bridge of Spies - T'Pau (1 week)
  • 1992 - Cher's Greatest Hits: 1965-1992 - Cher (1 week)
  • 1998 - Ladies & Gentleman: The Best of George Michael - George Michael (8 weeks)
  • 2009 - JLS - JLS (1 week)

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