Music Almanac: November 7, 2017

Birthdays
  • 1914 - Archie Campbell (d. 1987)
  • 1922 - Al Hirt (d. 1999)
  • 1938 - Dee Clark (d. 1990)
  • 1942 - Johnny Rivers (75)
  • 1943 - Joni Mitchell (74)
  • 1951 - Kevin MacMichael (Cutting Crew) (d. 2002)
  • 1954 - Robin Beck (63)
  • 1957 - John "Jellybean" Benitez (60)
  • 1960 - Tommy Thayer (KISS) (57)
  • 1963 - Robin Lee Bruce (born Robin Lee Irwin) (54)
  • 1964 - Liam Ó Maonlaí (Hothouse Flowers) (53)
  • 1967 - Sharleen Spiteri (Texas) (50)
  • 1968 - Greg Tribbett (49)
  • 1970 - Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy) (47)
  • 1971 - Robin Finck (Guns N' Roses, Nine Inch Nails) (46)
  • 1978 - Mark Read (A1) (39)
  • 1988 - Tinie Tempah (born Patrick Okogwu) (29)
  • 1996 - Lorde (born Ella Yelich-O'Connor) (21)
Deaths
  • 1960 - A.P. Carter (Carter Family) (68)
  • 1986 - Tracey Pew (Birthday Party) - Epileptic seizure (28)
  • 1995 - Jerry Daniels (Ink Spots) (79)
  • 2000 - Doug Nelson (Jonny Lang's band) - Hit by truck (46)
  • 2001 - Gene Wooten (dobro musician) (48)
  • 2016 - Leonard Cohen - Fall with cancer a contributing factor (82)
On This Day
  • 1967 - Reg Dwight (the future Elton John) and Bernie Taupin signed with DJM Publishing.
  • 1968 - In Denver, Jim Morrison simply asked the crowd to “stand up” during a Doors concert. That was enough for the authorities to ban the group from ever playing again in the city.
  • 1969 - The Rolling Stones started their sixth North American tour in Ft. Collins, CO.
  • 1970 - MGM Records dripped eighteen acts that “promoted hard drugs through their music” including Connie Francis and the Cowsills.
  • 1988 - John Fogerty won the lawsuit brought against him by Fantasy Records alleging that his The Old Man Down the Road was too much like CCR's Run Through the Jungle.
  • 1991 - Frank Zappa was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • 1997 - The Spice Girls fired their manager, Simon Fuller.
  • 2002 - A Guns N' Roses show in Vancouver was canceled after Axl Roses plane was delayed. A riot ensued where twelve people were arrested.
  • 2002 - Bobby Brown was arrested for marijuana possession, driving without a license, speeding and no proof on insurance.
  • 2003 - The Rolling Stones played Hong Kong for the first time.
  • 2003 - David Gilmour received his Commander of the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth.
  • 2006 - Genesis announced they were reforming for a world tour.
  • 2012 - A woman died and 19 others were injured when scaffolding fell outside a Linkin Park concert in Cape Town, South Africa. 
  • 2014 - AC/DC's Phil Rudd had a charge of attempting to arrange a murder dropped although he still faced drug charges in a recent arrest. 
Marriages
  • 1951 - Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner
  • 2000 - Garth Brooks and Sandy Brooks (filed)
Recorded
  • 1949 - Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy, Careless Kisses, I Gotta Have My Baby Back - Red Foley
  • 1956 - Gone - Ferlin Husky
Released
  • 1995 - Alice in Chains - Alice in Chains
  • 1995 - Something to Remember - Madonna
Awards
  • 2001 - CMA Awards
    • Entertainer of the Year - Tim McGraw
    • Song - Murder on Music Row - Larry Cordele and Larry Shell
    • Single - I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow - Soggy Mountain Boys
    • Album - O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Soundtrack/Various Artists
    • Male Vocalist of the Year - Toby Keith
    • Female Vocalist of the Year - Lee Ann Womack
    • Vocal Duo of the Year - Brooks & Dunn
    • Vocal Group of the Year - Lonestar
    • Musician of the Year - Dann Huff
    • Horizon Award - Keith Urban
    • Vocal Event of the Year - Too Country - Brad Paisley, George Jones, Bill Anderson and Buck Owens
    • Music Video of the Year - Born to Fly - Sara Evans
Broadcasts
  • 1986 - Miami Vice - Willie Nelson
  • 2008 - CMT Crossroads (CMT) - Taylor Swift and Def Leppard
  • 2009 - Saturday Night Live (NBC) - Taylor Swift (host and musical guest)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1953 - Vaya con Dios (May God Be With You) - Les Paul & Mary Ford (2 weeks (9 previous weeks))
  • 1981 - Private Eyes - Daryl Hall and John Oates (2 weeks)
  • 1987 - I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany (2 weeks)
  • 2009 - Fireflies - Owl City (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1987 - Tunnel of Love - Bruce Springsteen (1 week)
  • 2009 - New Moon - Soundtrack (1 week)
  • 2015 - Pentatonix - Pentatonix (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1942 - Travelin' Light - Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra (1 week)
  • 1960 - Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters (1 week)
  • 1981 - I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Part 1) - Roger Troutman (2 weeks)
  • 1987 - Lovin' You - O'Jays (1 week)
  • 1992 - Sweet November - Troop (1 week)
  • 1998 - Nobody's Supposed to Be Here - Deborah Cox (14 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1970 - I Can't Believe That You've Stopped Loving Me - Charley Pride (2 weeks)
  • 1981 - Fancy Free - Oak Ridge Boys (1 week)
  • 1987 - Am I Blue - George Strait (1 week)
  • 1998 - Wide Open Spaces - Dixie Chicks (4 weeks)
  • 2009 - Toes - Zac Brown Band (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1981 - Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) - Air Supply (3 weeks)
  • 1987 - Breakout - Swing Out Sister (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1958 - It's All in the Game - Tommy Edwards (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1970 - Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin (3 weeks)
  • 1981 - Shaky - Shakin' Stevens (1 week)
  • 1998 - I've Been Expecting You - Robbie Williams (1 week)
  • 2009 - 3 Words - Cheryl Cole (2 weeks)

2 comments

Jerry Rubino said...

Kevin MacMichael (Cutting Crew) died on 12/31/02.

VVN Network said...

Thanks, Jerry. We've updated the article.

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