Music Almanac - November 30, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1909 - Robert Nighthawk (born Robert McCollum) (d. 1967)
  • 1915 - Brownie McGhee (d. 1996)
  • 1924 - Alan Sherman (d. 1973)
  • 1929 - Dick Clark (d. 2012)
  • 1931 - Teddy Wilburn (Wilburn Brothers) (d. 2003)
  • 1935 - Jack Reno (d. 2008)
  • 1935 - George Richey (songwriter, producer, husband of Tammy Wynette) (d. 2010)
  • 1937 - Frank Ifield (80)
  • 1937 - Jimmy Bowen (80)
  • 1937 - Luther Ingram (d. 2007)
  • 1943 - Leo Lyons (Ten Years After) (77)
  • 1943 - J.J. Barnes (77)
  • 1943 - Rob Grill (Grass Roots) (d. 2011)
  • 1945 - Roger Glover (Deep Purple) (72)
  • 1953 - Shuggie Otis (64)
  • 1953 - David Sancious (E-Street Band) (64)
  • 1953 - June Pointer (Pointer Sisters) (d. 2006)
  • 1954 - George McArdle (Little River Band) (63)
  • 1954 - Jeannie Kendall (Kendalls) (63)
  • 1955 - Billy Idol (62)
  • 1957 - Richard Barbieri (Japan, Porcupine Tree) (60)
  • 1957 - John Ashton (Psychedelic Furs) (60)
  • 1958 - Stacie Q (born Stacy Swain) (59)
  • 1959 - Cherrie Currie (Runaways) (58)
  • 1963 - Jalil Hutchins (Whodini) (54)
  • 1965 - Paul Wheeler (Icehouse) (52)
  • 1968 - Des'ree (born Desiree Weeks) (49)
  • 1973 - John Moyer (Disturbed) (44)
  • 1975 - Mindy McCready (d. 2013)
  • 1978 - Clay Aiken (39)
  • 1987 - Dougie Poynter (McFly) (30)
Deaths
  • 1993 - David Houston - Brain aneurysm (57)
  • 1995 - Stretch (born Randy Walker) - Murdered (27)
  • 1996 - Tiny Tim (born Herbert Khaury) - Heart attack (64)
  • 1999 - Don 'Sugarcane' Harris (61)
On This Day
  • 1963 - With the Beatles, the second album by the Fab Four, became the first million-selling album by a group in the U.K.
  • 1969 - The Monkees played live for the last time until the mid-80's.
  • 1972 - The BBC declared the Wings single Hi Hi Hi unsuitable for broadcast.
  • 1982 - Metallica play for the final time with Ron McGovney.
  • 1988 - LL Cool J performed at the first rap concert ever held in Africa.
  • 1991 - Rob Pilatus of Milli Vanilli attempted suicide in a Los Angeles hotel.
  • 1994 - Tupac Shakur was shot five times outside of a New York recording studio.
  • 1995 - Martina McBride became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1997 - Danbert Nobacon of Chumbawumba was arrested in Italy for wearing a skirt.
  • 1998 - Jewel's former manager, Inga Vainshtein, sues the singer for wrongful termination of contract, alleging that her mother took over management to obtain the commissions.
  • 1999 - Elton John came under criticism from the Boy Scouts after he appeared in concert in London performing It's a Sin with a group of male dancers in the organizations uniforms. The dancers stripped during the song.
  • 2002 - It was announced that George Harrison left £99 million to his wife Olivia and son Dhani.
  • 2002 - Oasis has to cancel the rest of a German tour after Liam Gallagher injures his mouth and teeth in a bar fight.
  • 2003 - Part of East 2nd Street in New York was renamed Joey Ramone Place.
  • 2005 - Michael Jackson was under investigation for allegedly flying drugs from the U.S. to his home in Bahrain.
  • 2011 - A judge in Nashville rules that Tim McGraw can record for a label other than Curb Records. 
  • 2015 - Peter Hook sued the other three members of New Order saying they set up a company without him to hide the band's income.
  • 2015 - Sinead O'Connor posted on Facebook that she had taken an overdose. She was found safe by police. 
Marriages
  • 1996 - Mark Wills and Kelly Mangus
Recorded
  • 1927 - T for Texas - Jimmie Rodgers
Released
  • 1958 - 16 Candles - Crests (single)
  • 1968 - Everyday People - Sly & the Family Stone (single)
Broadcasts
  • 1969 - Songs of America - Simon & Garfunkel
  • 1989 - Top of the Pops - Happy Mondays (U.K. TV debut), Stone Roses (U.K. TV debut)
  • 2009 - The Oprah Winfrey Show - Sugarland, Tim McGraw, Alicia Keys
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1968 - Love Child - Diana Ross & the Supremes (2 weeks)
  • 1985 - Separate Lives - Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin (1 week)
  • 1991 - Set Adrift on Memory Bliss - P.M. Dawn (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1968 - Cheap Thrills - Big Brother & the Holding Company (3 weeks (5 previous weeks))
  • 1974 - Elton John's Greatest Hits - Elton John (10 weeks)
  • 1996 - The Doggfather - Snoop Doggy Dogg (1 week)
  • 2002 - The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse - Jay-Z (1 week)
  • 2013 - Artpop - Lady Gaga (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1974 - I Feel a Song (in My Heart) - Gladys Knight & the Pips (2 weeks)
  • 1985 - Caravan of Love - Isley-Jasper-Isley (3 weeks)
  • 1991 - Are You Lonely For Me - Rude Boys (1 week)
  • 1996 - Keith Sweat Featuring Athena Cage (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1974 - Back Home Again - John Denver (1 week)
  • 1985 - Too Much On My Heart - Statler Brothers (1 week)
  • 1991 - Forever Together - Randy Travis (1 week)
  • 2002 - These Days - Rascal Flatts (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1991 - That's What Love Is For - Amy Grant (3 weeks)
  • 2002 - Can't Stop Loving You - Phil Collins (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1985 - I'm Your Man - Wham! (2 weeks)
  • 2013 - Somewhere Only We Know - Lily Allen (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1968 - The Hollies' Greatest Hits - Hollies (1 week)
  • 1985 - The Greatest Hits of 1985 - Various Artists (1 week)
  • 1991 - Dangerous - Michael Jackson (1 week)
  • 2002 - Escapology - Robbie Williams (6 weeks)
  • 2013 - Swings Both Ways - Robbie Williams (1 week)

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