Music Almanac: December 3, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1923 - Hubert Long (country music executive and member of the Hall of Fame) (d. 1972)
  • 1925 - Ferlin Husky (d. 2011)
  • 1927 - Andy Williams (d. 2012)
  • 1931 - Jaye P. Morgan (86)
  • 1942 - Ken Lewis (songwriter, Can't You Hear My Heartbeat, Little Bit 'o Soul) (75)
  • 1944 - Ralph McTell (74)
  • 1946 - Vic Malcolm (Geordie) (71)
  • 1948 - Ozzy Osbourne (69)
  • 1949 - Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship) (68)
  • 1951 - Mike Stock (songwriting & production team Stock, Aitken & Waterman) (66)
  • 1951 - Nicky Stevens (Brotherhood of Man) (66)
  • 1952 - Don Barnes (.38 Special) (65)
  • 1953 - Duane Roland (Molly Hatchett) (d. 2006)
  • 1954 - Paul Gregg (Restless Heart) (63)
  • 1963 - Joe Lally (Fugazi) (54)
  • 1967 - Adamski (born Adam Tinley) (50)
  • 1968 - Montell Jordan (49)
  • 1978 - Trina (born Katrina Taylor) (39)
  • 1979 - Daniel Bedingfield (38)
  • 1983 - Andy Grammer (34)
Deaths
  • 2001 - Grady Martin (country & rockabilly session guitarist) - Heart attack (72)
  • 2014 - Ian McLagan - Stroke (69)
  • 2015 - Scott Weiland - Accidental overdose of cocaine, alcohol and MDA (48)
On This Day
  • 1961 - Brian Epstein first approached the Beatles on the possibility of him becoming their manager.
  • 1965 - Keith Richards was knocked out when he was electrocuted by his guitar touching his microphone.
  • 1966 - Ray Charles received a five-year suspended sentence for possession of marijuana and heroin.
  • 1966 - The Monkees played live for the first time in Honolulu, HI.
  • 1971 - Frank Zappa abandoned his concert at the Montreux Casino in Switzerland when the building caught on fire. The blaze was immortalized in Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water.
  • 1976 - Pink Floyd's giant, inflatable pig broke free and floated over London.
  • 1976 - Bob Marley, his wife Rita and his manager, Don Taylor, were wounded when seven gunmen burst into his house in Kingston, Jamaica.
  • 1976 - 11,000 tickets went on sale for ABBA's Royal Albert Hall concerts. 3,500,000 applications were received.
  • 1979 - During a Who concert in Cincinnati, OH turned tragic when 11 people in the audience were trampled to death.
  • 1986 - Judas Priest were sued by the families of two teens who committed suicide after listening to their music.
  • 1991 - Gilby Clarke replaced Izzy Stradlin in Guns N' Roses.
  • 1991 - The late-Alan Freed's name was placed on a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 2002 - Peter Garrett quit Midnight Oil.
  • 2007 - Diana Ross and the Beach Boys received awards for their contribution to U.S. culture.
  • 2009 - Ronnie Wood was arrested in Esher, England for suspicion of assaulting 21-year-old girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova.
  • 2012 - Carole King received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Marriages
  • 2005 - Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese
Recorded
  • 1954 - In the Jailhouse Now - Webb Pierce
  • 1957 - Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson
  • 1958 - Since I Don't Have You - Skyliners
  • 1969 - Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Released
  • 1973 - You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
  • 1976 - Anarchy in the U.K. - Sex Pistols
Broadcasts
  • 1967 - Tennessee Ernie Ford Special - Supremes
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1966 - Winchester Cathedral - New Vaudeville Band (1 week)
  • 1988 - Baby, I Love Your Way / Freebird Medley - Will to Power (1 week)
  • 1994 - On Bended Knee - Boyz II Men (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1977 - Simple Dreams - Linda Ronstadt (5 weeks)
  • 1983 - Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie (3 weeks)
  • 2005 - Confessions on a Dance Floor - Madonna (1 week)
  • 2011 - Take Care - Drake (1 week)
  • 2016 - We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1988 - Hey Lover - Freddie Jackson (1 week)
  • 2005 - I Think They Like Me - Dem Franchize Boyz Featuring Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat and Bow Wow (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1977 - Here You Come Again - Dolly Parton (5 weeks)
  • 1983 - A Little Good News - Anne Murray (1 week)
  • 1988 - I Know How He Feels - Reba McEntire (1 week)
  • 1994 - The Big One - George Strait (1 week)
  • 2005 - Come a Little Bit Closer - Dierks Bentley (2 weeks)
  • 2011 - Country Must Be Country Wide - Brantley Gilbert (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1966 - Winchester Cathedral - New Vaudeville Band (4 weeks)
  • 1988 - Look Away - Chicago (1 week)
  • 2011 - Someone Like You - Adele (1 week)
  • 2016 - Send My Love (To Your New Lover) - Adele (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1954 - Let's Have Another Party - Winifred Atwell (5 weeks)
  • 1964 - Red Rooster - Rolling Stones (1 week)
  • 1977 - Mull of Kintyre / Girl's School - Wings (9 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1983 - Seven and the Ragged Tiger - Duran Duran (1 week)
  • 1988 - NOW That's What I Call Music 13 - Various Artists (3 weeks)
  • 1994 - Carry On Up the Charts: The Best of the Beautiful South - Beautiful South (1 week)
  • 2011 - Talk That Talk - Rihanna (1 week)
  • 2015 - 25 - Adele (5 weeks)

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