Music Almanac: November 8, 2017

Birthdays
  • 1927 - Ken Dodd (90)
  • 1927 - Patti Page (d. 2013)
  • 1941 - Rodney Slater (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) (76)
  • 1941 - Laura Webb (Bobbettes) (d. 2001)
  • 1942 - Donnie Fritts (75)
  • 1944 - Bonnie Bramlett (73)
  • 1945 - Don Murray (Turtles) (d. 1996)
  • 1946 - Roy Wood (Move, Electric Light Orchestra) (71)
  • 1946 - The Big Figure (born John Martin) (Dr. Feelgood) (71)
  • 1947 - Minnie Riperton (d. 1979)
  • 1949 - Bonnie Raitt (68)
  • 1951 - Gerald Alston (Manhattans) (66)
  • 1951 - Larry Burnett (Firefall) (66)
  • 1954 - Rickie Lee Jones (63)
  • 1954 - Jeanette McGruder (P-Funk, Brides of Funkenstein) (63)
  • 1957 - Paul Thompson (Cure) (60)
  • 1958 - Terry Lee Miall (Adam and the Ants) (59)
  • 1961 - Leif Garrett (56)
  • 1970 - Diana King (56)
  • 1970 - Rat (born Gareth Pring) (Ned's Atomic Dustbin) (47)
  • 1971 - Tech N9ne (born Aaron Yates) (46)
  • 1977 - Bucky Covington (40)
  • 1994 - Lauren Alaina (23)
Deaths
  • 1974 - Ivory Joe Hunter - Lung cancer (60)
  • 1995 - Country Dick Montana (Beat Farmers) - Heart attack while on stage (40)
  • 1997 - Dr. Tommy Comeaux - Hit by car while riding bike (45)
  • 2003 - Guy Speranza (Riot) - Pancreatic cancer (47)
  • 2011 - Heavy D (born Dwight Myers) - Pulmonary embolism (44)
On This Day
  • 1952 - The first record chart was printed in the U.K. by the New Musical Express.
  • 1963 - Dusty Springfield started her first solo U.K. tour in Halifax. Also on the bill are the Searchers, Freddie and the Dreamers and the Tremeloes.
  • 1963 - The first date of Dick Clark's latest Caravan of Stars tour opens in Teaneck, NJ with Bobby Vee, the Ronettes and Little Eva.
  • 1964 - Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli appeared together at the London Palladium.
  • 1967 - How I Won the War with John Lennon opened in New York.
  • 1968 - An announcement was made by Motown that Jean Terrell would be the replacement for Diana Ross in the Supremes.
  • 1970 - Jim Morrison recorded spoken-word poems that would eventually be turned into the album An American Prayer.
  • 1971 - Paul McCartney had a party at the Empire Ballroom in London to celebrate his new group Wings.
  • 1985 - Sting's concert movie, Bring on the Night, opens in the U.S.
  • 1986 - Metallica performs for the first time with Jason Newstead.
  • 1988 - Production began on the Jerry Lee Lewis biopic Great Balls of Fire.
  • 1995 - Michael Jackson and Sony joined forces to form the third largest publishing company in the world.
  • 1997 - Johnny Paycheck became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 2003 - Duran Duran opened their 78-03 25th Anniversary tour in Atlantic City, NJ.
  • 2009 - A crowd of 8,000 was left hanging after Morrissey stopped a concert in Liverpool, England after the second song. He had been hit in the eye with a plastic beer bottle.
  • 2009 - Charlie Daniels, Dolly Parton, Ernest Tubb, Kid Rock and Hattie Louise "Tootsie" Best were enshrined on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville.
  • 2010 - The movie Country Strong with Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw premiered in Nashville.
  • 2012 - Jermaine Jackson filed legal papers in Los Angeles to have his last name changed to Jacksun.
Marriages
  • 1997 - Allison Krauss and Patrick W. Bergeson
  • 2009 - Mark Owen (Take That) and Emma Ferguson
Divorces
  • 1968 - John Lennon and Cynthia Powell Lennon
  • 1970 - Michelle Phillips and Dennis Hopper
Recorded
  • 1956 - Walking After Midnight - Patsy Cline
Released
  • 1971 - Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
Awards
  • 2001 - MTV Europe Music Awards
    • Song - Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz
    • Video - Since I Left You - Avilanches
    • Album - Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water - Limp Bizkit
    • Female - Jennifer Lopez
    • Male - Robbie Williams
    • Group - Limp Bizkit
    • New Act - Dido
    • Pop - Anastacia
    • Dance - Gorillaz
    • Rock - Blink-182
    • R&B - Craig David
    • Hip-Hop - Eminem
    • Web Award - Limp Bizkit (www.limpbizket.com)
Broadcasts
  • 1975 - Cher (CBS) - David Bowie (U.S. television debut)
  • 1981 - South Bank Show (ITV U.K.) - Documentary on the making of Elvis Costello's album Almost Blue
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1969 - Wedding Bell Blues - 5th Dimension (3 weeks)
  • 1986 - Amanda - Boston (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1947 - Glenn Miller Masterpieces Vol. II - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (1 week)
  • 1975 - Rock of the Westies - Elton John (3 weeks)
  • 1980 - The River - Bruce Springsteen (4 weeks)
  • 1997 - The Firm: The Album - The Firm (1 week)
  • 2008 - Black Ice - AC/DC (2 weeks)
  • 2014 - .5: The Gray Chapter - Slipknot (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1952 - Five Long Years - Eddie Boyd (7 weeks)
  • 1952 - You Know I Love You - B.B. King (2 weeks)
  • 1969 - Baby I'm For Real - Originals (5 weeks)
  • 1975 - Low Rider - War (1 week)
  • 1986 - A Little Bit More - Melba Moore With Freddie Jackson (1 week)
  • 2008 - Miss Independent - Ne-Yo (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1947 - Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams (1 week (15 previous weeks))
  • 1969 - To See My Angel Cry - Conway Twitty (1 week)
  • 1975 - I'm Sorry - John Denver (1 week)
  • 1980 - On the Road Again - Willie Nelson (1 week)
  • 1986 - Diggin' Up Bones - Randy Travis (1 week)
  • 1997 - Love Gets Me Every Time - Shania Twain (5 weeks)
  • 2003 - Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me - Keith Urban (1 week)
  • 2008 - Just a Dream - Carrie Underwood (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contempoary Singles
  • 1975 - The Way I Want to Touch You - Captain & Tennille (2 weeks)
  • 1986 - The Next Time I Fall - Peter Ceterea With Amy Grant (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1962 - Lovesick Blues - Frank Ifield (5 weeks)
  • 1967 - Baby Now That I've Found You - Foundations (2 weeks)
  • 1975 - Space Oddity - David Bowie (2 weeks)
  • 1986 - Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From "Top Gun") - Berlin (4 weeks)
  • 2008 - Hero - X Factor Finalists (3 weeks)
  • 2014 - Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1958 - South Pacific - Soundtrack (70 weeks)
  • 1980 - Guilty - Barbra Streisand (2 weeks)
  • 1986 - Every Breath You Take: The Singles - Police (2 weeks)
  • 2003 - In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 - R.E.M. (1 week)
  • 2008 - Funhouse - P!nk (1 week)
  • 2014 - 1989 - Taylor Swift (1 week)

1 comment

Jerry Rubino said...

Corey Taylor of Slipknot was born on December 8, 1973

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