Music Almanac: January 30, 2018

Birthdays 
  • 1934 - Melvin Endsley (sonwriter, Singing the Blues) (d. 2004)
  • 1936 - Horst Jankowski (d. 1998)
  • 1937 - Jeanne Pruett (81)
  • 1938 - Norma Jean (80)
  • 1941 - Joe Terranova (Danny & the Juniors) (77)
  • 1942 - Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane) (76)
  • 1943 - Sandy Deanne (Jay & the Americans) (75)
  • 1947 - Steve Marriott (Small Faces, Humble Pie) (d. 1991)
  • 1949 - William King (Commodores) (69)
  • 1951 - Phil Collins (67)
  • 1951 - Andy Anderson (Cure) (67)
  • 1951 - Marv Ross (Quarterflash) (67)
  • 1952 - Steve Bartek (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Oingo Boingo) (66)
  • 1959 - Jody Watley (63)
  • 1959 - Mark Eitzel (American Music Club) (59)
  • 1961 - Angie Stone (57)
  • 1967 - Jay Gordon (Orgy) (51)
  • 1967 - Bill Leverty (FireHouse) (51)
  • 1968 - Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle) (50)
  • 1972 - Tammy Cochran (46)
  • 1980 - Josh Kelley (38)
  • 1984 - Kid Cudi (born Scott Mescudi) (34)
Deaths
  • 1976 - Mance Lipscomb (80)
  • 1980 - Professor Longhair - Heart attack (61)
  • 1980 - Warren Smith - Heart attack (47)
  • 1982 - Lightnin' Hopkins - Cancer (70)
  • 2005 - Wes Wehmiller (Missing Persons, Duran Duran) - Thyroid cancer (33)
  • 2013 - Patty Andrews (Andrews Sisters) (94)
On This Day
  • 1961 - Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller announced they were forming an independent production company.
  • 1967 - The Beatles had their first day of shooting on the promo video for Strawberry Fields Forever.
  • 1969 - The Beatles performed live for the last time on the roof of the Apple Building in London.
  • 1973 - Kiss made their first appearance under their new name at the Popcorn Club in New York. Their old name was Wicked Lester.
  • 1974 - Bob Dylan played in New York for the first time in eight years.
  • 1988 - A court case revealed that Frankie Goes to Hollywood did not play on their records Relax and Two Tribes. Session musicians were used instead.
  • 1990 - Bob Dylan is honored with the title of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in France.
  • 1994 - Natalie Cole sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXVIII.
  • 1998 - Elton John becomes Sir Elton John when he is awarded a Knighthood.
  • 2002 - Freddy Fender is released from a San Antonio hospital after successful kidney transplant surgery.
  • 2002 - Tattoo, a musical based on the life of Boy George, opened in London.
  • 2005 - Michael Jackson addresses his fans in a video the day before he is to go on trial for child molestation.
  • 2005 - Yusuf Islam (the former Cat Stevens) visited tsunami-stricken Indonesia.
  • 2007 - Brandy was sued for wrongful death by the parents of a woman killed in a car wreck that was deemed the singer's fault.
  • 2008 - Forbes named Madonna the richest female musician. Barbra Streisand was second.
  • 2010 - Neil Young was named MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy.
  • 2015 - Suge Knight was arrested for suspicion of murder in a fatal car accident
  • 2016 - A $100 million estate was left behind by David Bowie. 
Recorded
  • 1956 - Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley (first song recorded for first album at RCA's New York studios)
  • 1956 - Red Hot - Billy Lee Riley (Jerry Lee Lewis on piano)
  • 1968 - Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
  • 1972 - Give Ireland Back to the Irish - Paul McCartney (wrote and recorded less than 24 hours after Bloody Sunday in Ireland)
  • 1975 - Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees
Released
  • 1961 - Buck Owens' debut album released on Capitol.
  • 1961 - I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline (single)
Awards
  • 1981 - American Music Awards
    • Pop/Rock Male - Kenny Rogers
    • Pop/Rock Female - Barbra Streisand
    • Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group - Eagles
    • Pop/Rock Album - Glass Houses - Billy Joel
    • Pop/Rock Single - Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
    • Soul/R&B Male - Michael Jackson
    • Soul/R&B Female - Diana Ross
    • Soul/R&B Band, Duo or Group - Earth Wind and Fire
    • Soul/R&B Album - Off the Wall - Michael Jackson
    • Soul/R&B Single - Upside Down - Diana Ross
    • Country Male - Kenny Rogers
    • Country Female - Barbara Mandrell
    • Country Band, Duo or Group - Statler Brothers
    • Country Album - The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
    • Country Single - Coward of the County - Kenny Rogers
    • Award of Merit - Chuck Berry
  • 1995 - American Music Awards
    • Pop/Rock Male, Adult Contemporary Artist - Michael Bolton
    • Pop/Rock Female - Mariah Carey
    • Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group, Pop Rock New Artist - Ace of Base
    • Pop/Rock Album - The Lion King - Soundtrack
    • Pop/Rock Single, Soul/R&B Single - I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Meningitis
    • Soul/R&B Male - Babyface
    • Soul/R&B Female - Anita Baker
    • Soul/R&B Band, Duo or Group - Boyz II Men
    • Soul/R&B Album - Toni Braxton - Toni Braxton
    • Soul/R&B New Aritst - All-4-One
    • Country Male - Garth Brooks
    • Country Female - Reba McEntire
    • Country Band, Duo or Group - Alabama
    • Country Album - Read My Mind - Reba McEntire
    • Country Single - Whenever You Come Around - Vince Gill
    • Country New Artist - Tim McGraw
    • Rap/Hip-Hop Artist - Snoop Doggy Dog
    • Alternative Artist - Counting Crows
    • Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist - Nirvana
    • Award of Merit - Prince
    • International Artist Award - Led Zeppelin
Broadcasts
  • 1982 - Desert Island Discs (BBC) - Paul McCartney
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1961 - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Shirelles (2 weeks)
  • 1982 - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Daryl Hall & John Oates (1 week)
  • 1988 - Need You Tonight - INXS (1 week)
  • 1999 - ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1999 - ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears (1 week)
  • 2010 - Contra - Vampire Weekend (1 week)
  • 2016 - Blackstar - David Bowie (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1943 - That Ain't Right - Nat King Cole Trio (1 week)
  • 1954 - The Things That I Used to Do - Guitar Slim (14 weeks)
  • 1965 - My Girl - Temptations (6 weeks)
  • 1971 - Groove Me - King Floyd (1 week (3 previous weeks))
  • 1982 - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Daryl Hall & John Oates (1 week)
  • 1988 - I Want Her - Keith Sweat (3 weeks)
  • 2016 - Here - Alessia Cara (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1971 - Flesh and Blood - Johnny Cash (1 week)
  • 1982 - The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known) - Juice Newton (1 week)
  • 1988 - Goin' Gone - Kathy Mattea (1 week)
  • 1999 - Stand Beside Me - Jo Dee Messina (3 weeks)
  • 2010 - Southern Voice - Tim McGraw (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1965 - You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin (1 week)
  • 1982 - The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known) - Juice Newton (1 week)
  • 2010 - Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Buble (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1953 - Outside of Heaven - Eddie Fisher (1 week)
  • 1959 - One Night / I Got Stung - Elvis Presley (3 weeks)
  • 1964 - Needles and Pins - Searchers (3 weeks)
  • 1971 - My Sweet Lord - George Harrison (5 weeks)
  • 1982 - Oh Julie - Shakin' Stevens (1 week)
  • 1988 - I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany (3 weeks)
  • 1999 - Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) - Offspring (1 week)
  • 2010 - Fireflies - Owl City (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1982 - Love Songs - Barbra Streisand (7 weeks)
  • 1998 - Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby - Terence Trent D'Arby (8 weeks)

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