Music Almanc: November 24, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1931 - Tommy Allsup (d. 2017)
  • 1939 - Jim Yester (Association) (78)
  • 1940 - Johnny Carver (77)
  • 1941 - Donald “Duck” Dunn (d. 2012)
  • 1941 - Pete Best (Beatles) (76)
  • 1942 - Billy Connolly (75)
  • 1943 - Robin Williamson (Incredible String Band) (74)
  • 1943 - Richard Tee (Stuff) (74)
  • 1944 - Bev Beven (Move, Electric Light Orchestra) (73)
  • 1945 - Lee Michaels (72)
  • 1947 - Dave Sinclair (Caravan) (70)
  • 1948 - Tony Bourge (Budgie) (69)
  • 1949 - Anita Louis (Soul Children) (65)
  • 1954 - Clem Burke (Blondie) (63)
  • 1957 - Chris Hayes (Huey Lewis & the News) (60)
  • 1958 - Carmel (born Carmel McCourt) (59)
  • 1960 - Edgar Meyer (bassist) (57)
  • 1962 - John Squire (Stone Roses) (55)
  • 1962 - Gary Stonadge (Big Audio Dynamite) (55)
  • 1964 - Tony Rombola (Godsmack) (53)
  • 1969 - Rob Nicholson (Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne) (48)
  • 1970 - Chad Taylor (Live) (47)
Deaths
  • 1985 - Big Joe Turner - Heart attack (74)
  • 1991 - Freddie Mercury (Queen) - Bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS (45)
  • 1991 - Eric Carr (KISS) - Brain hemorrhage (41)
  • 1993 - Albert Collins - Lung/Liver cancer (61)
  • 2001 - Melanie Thornton (La Bouche) - Plane crash (34)
  • 2003 - Teddy Wilburn (Wilburn Brothers) - Congestive heart failure (71)
  • 2008 - Kenny MacLean (Platinum Blonde) - Heart related problem (52)
  • 2008 - Michael Lee (Robert Plant and Jimmy Page) - Epileptic seizure (39)
On This Day
  • 1959 - Johnnie Ray spent the night in jail, charged with accosting and soliciting.
  • 1961 - Howlin' Wolf started his first European tour in London.
  • 1964 - The Who played their first show after changing their name from the High Numbers.
  • 1993 - Janet Jackson opened her Janet world tour in Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2003 - Glen Campbell was arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run.
  • 2003 - The original members of Motley Crue announce they are reforming.
  • 2003 - Time-Warner agreed to sell its Warner Music Group to Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
  • 2005 - Bob Geldof received the Man of Peace Award in Rome from Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • 2007 - The house of the Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea was destroyed by a wild fire in Malibu, CA.
  • 2008 - Boy George was on trial in Snaresbrook Crown Court on charges that he falsely imprisoned a male escort who he had accused of hacking into his laptop.
Marriages
  • 1984 - Tommy Lee and Elaine Starchuk (aka Charice)
  • 1991 - Cyndi Lauper and David Thornton
Divorces
  • 1976 - Donna Summer and Helmuth Sommer
  • 1992 - Billy Wyman and Mandy Smith
Recorded
  • 1956 - Come Go With Me - Dell-Vikings
  • 1966 - Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles
Released
  • 1958 - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee (single)
Awards
  • 1994 - MTV Europe Music Awards (first ceremony)
    • Song - 7 Seconds - Youssou N'Dour & Nenah Cherry
    • Director - Mark Pellington for Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe - Wale
    • Female - Mariah Carey
    • Male - Bryan Adams
    • Group - Take That
    • New Act - Crash Test Dummies
    • Dance - Prodigy
    • Rock - Aerosmith
    • Cover - Word Up! - Gun
Broadcasts
  • 1972 - In Concert (ABC) (premier episode) - Alice Cooper, Bo Diddley, Seals & Crofts
  • 1991 - Hot Country Nights (NBC) (premier episode) - Alabama, Clint Black, K.T. Oslin, Kenny Rogers, Pam Tillis
  • 2011 - CMT Crossroads - Vince Gill, Sting
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1958 - It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 1973 - Photograph - Ringo Starr
  • 1979 - No More Tears (Enough is Enough) - Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1958 - The Kingston Trio - Kingston Trio (1 week)
  • 2001 - Britney - Britney Spears (1 week)
  • 2007 - American Gangster - Jay-Z (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1973 - The Love I Lost (Part 1) - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (2 weeks)
  • 1979 - Still - Commodores (1 week)
  • 1984 - Cool It Now - New Edition (1 week)
  • 1990 - Misunderstanding - Al B. Sure! (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1945 - You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often - Tex Ritter (1 week (10 previous weeks)
  • 1945 - Shame On You - Red Foley & the Lawrence Welk Orchestra (1 week)
  • 1945 - Sioux City Sue - Dick Thomas (1 week)
  • 1973 - The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - Charlie Rich (3 weeks)
  • 1984 - You Could've Heard a Heart Break - Johnny Lee (1 week)
  • 1990 - Come Next Monday - K.T. Oslin (2 weeks)
  • 2001 - I Wanna Talk About Me - Toby Keith (5 weeks)
  • 2007 - Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go) - Dierks Bentley (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 2007 - Home - Daughtry (1 week (10 previous weeks))
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 2001 - If You Come Back - Blue (1 week)
  • 2012 - Little Things - One Direction (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1962 - Out of the Shadows - Shadows (1 week (3 previous weeks))
  • 1990 - The Immaculate Collection - Madonna (9 weeks)
  • 2001 - World of Our Own - Westlife (1 week)
  • 2007 - Spirit - Leona Lewis (7 weeks)
  • 2012 - Take Me Home - One Direction (1 week)
  • 2016 - 24 Hrs - Olly Murs (1 week)

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