Music Almanac: November 22, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1899 - Hoagy Carmichael (d. 1981)
  • 1941 - Jesse Colin Young (born Perry Miller) (76)
  • 1941 - Ron McClure (Blood, Sweat & Tears) (76)
  • 1942 - Floyd Sneed (Three Dog Night) (75)
  • 1942 - Jamie Troy (Classics) (75)
  • 1942 - Steven Caldwell (Orlons) (75)
  • 1946 - Aston Barrett (Wailers) (71)
  • 1947 - Rod Price (Foghat) (d. 2005)
  • 1950 - Steven Van Zandt (E-Street Band) (67­­)
  • 1950 - Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club) (67)
  • 1956 - Lawrence Gowan (Styx) (61)
  • 1957 - Sharon Bailey (Amazulu) (60)
  • 1958 - Jason Ringenberg (Jason & the Scorchers) (59)
  • 1960 - Jim Bob (born James Morrison) (Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine) (57)
  • 1962 - Neil Fraser (Tindersticks) (55)
  • 1966 - Charlie Colin (Train) (51)
  • 1966 - Eg White (songwriter, producer) (51)
  • 1968 - Rasadon (born Don Norris) (Arrested Development) (49)
  • 1978 - Karen O (born Karen Orzolek) (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) (39)
  • 1979 - Scott Robinson (Five) (38)
  • 1981 - Ben Adams (A1) (36)
  • 1983 - Corey Beaulieu (Trivium) (34)
Deaths
  • 1994 - L. V. Johnson (47)
  • 1997 - Michael Hutchence (INXS) - Suicide (37)
  • 2003 - Dick Thomas (born Richard Goldhahn) (88)
On This Day
  • 1969 - Johnny Cash appeared on the cover of Life magazine.
  • 1976 - Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested for DUI after driving his car into a ditch.
  • 1982 - Japan announced that they were splitting up.
  • 1986 - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble opened a North American and European tour in Towson, MD.
  • 1987 - Jim Reid of the Jesus & Mary Chain was arrested in Canada for allegedly assaulting people in the crowd with his microphone stand.
  • 1992 - Paul Simon played his first concert ever in South America in support of Rhythm of the Saints.
  • 2000 - Ted Gardner, former manager of Tool, sues the band for breach of contract and fraud.
  • 2002 - Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger announced they were reforming the Doors with Ian Astbury (Cult) fronting the band and Stewart Copeland (Police) on drums.
  • 2004 - Ozzy Osbourne tried to thwart a burglary in his house by holding one of the robbers in a headlock. The perpetrator eventually got loose and escaped with over £2m in jewelry.
  • 2011 - Keith Urban underwent surgery for a growth on a vocal cord. 
  • 2016 - The property where Johnny Cash and June Carter had lived was put up for sale. 
Marriages
  • 1965 - Bob Dylan and Sara Lowndes
  • 1986 - Keith Whitley and Lorrie Morgan
  • 2003 - Wynonna Judd and D.R. Roach
  • 2003 - Dave Novarro and Carmen Electra
Divorces
  • 1990 - Bill Wyman and Mandy Smith (announced marriage was over)
  • 2011 - Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) and Ashlee Simpson
Released
  • 1963 - With the Beatles - Beatles
  • 1968 - The Beatles (White Album) - Beatles
Awards
  • 2005 - American Music Awards
    • Pop/Rock Male - Will Smith
    • Pop/Rock Female - Gwen Stefani
    • Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group, Rap/Hip-Hop Band, Duo or Group - Black Eyed Peas
    • Pop/Rock Album - American Idiot - Green Day
    • Soul/R&B Male - R. Kelly
    • Soul/R&B Female - Mariah Carey
    • Soul/R&B Band, Duo or Group - Destiny's Child
    • Soul/R&B Album - Destiny Fulfilled - Destiny's Child
    • Country Male - Tim McGraw
    • Country Female - Gretchen Wilson
    • Country Band, Duo or Group - Brooks & Dunn
    • Country Album - Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw
    • Rap/Hip-Hop Male - Eminem
    • Rap/Hip-Hop Female - Missy Elliott
    • Rap/Hip-Hop Album - The Massacre - 50 Cent
    • Adult Contemporary - Kelly Clarkson
    • Latin - Shakira
    • Alternative - Green Day
    • Contemporary Inspirational - Mary Mary
    • Breakthrough - Sugarland
Broadcasts
  • 1957 - American Bandstand - Tom & Jerry (Simon & Garfunkel)
  • 1995 - Party of Five (Fox) - Sophie B. Hawkins (acting debut)
  • 2008 - Saturday Night Live (NBC) - Tim McGraw (host)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1952 - It's in the Book (Parts 1 & 2) - Johnny Standley (2 weeks)
  • 1975 - That's te Way (I Like It) - KC and the Sunshine Band (1 week)
  • 1986 - Human - Human League (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 2003 - Shock 'n Y'all - Toby Keith (1 week)
  • 2008 - Twilight - Soundtrack (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1975 - Let's Do It Again - Staple Singers (1 week)
  • 1997 - My Body - LSG (5 weeks)
  • 2014 - Hot Nigga - Bobby Shmurda (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1975 - Rocky - Dickey Lee (1 week)
  • 1980 - Lady - Kenny Rogers (1 week)
  • 1986 - You're Still New to Me - Marie Osmond With Paul Davis (1 week)
  • 2008 - Love Story - Taylor Swift (2 weeks)
  • 2014 - Something in the Water - Carrie Underwood (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1969 - Leaving on a Jet Plane - Peter, Paul & Mary (3 weeks)
  • 1975 - My Little Town - Simon & Garfunkel (2 weeks)
  • 1986 - Love Will Conquor All - Lionel Richie (2 weeks)
  • 1997 - Something About the Way You Look Tonight - Elton John (10 weeks)
  • 2003 - Drift Away - Uncle Kracker (2 weeks)
  • 2014 - Shake It Off - Taylor Swift (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1957 - Mary's Boy Child - Harry Belafonte (7 weeks)
  • 1967 - Let the Heartaches Begin - Long John Baldry (2 weeks)
  • 1975 - D.I.V.O.R.C.E. - Billy Connolly (1 week)
  • 2003 - Crashed the Wedding - Busted (1 week)
  • 2014 - Wake Me Up - Gareth Malone's All Star Choir (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1975 - 40 Greatest Hits - Perry Como (5 weeks)
  • 1980 - Super Trouper - ABBA (9 weeks)
  • 1986 - Hits 5 - Various Artists (2 weeks)
  • 2003 - Life For Rent - Dido (1 week)
  • 2008 - The Promise - Il Divo (1 week)
  • 2014 - The Endless River - Pink Floyd (1 week)

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