Music Almanac: January 5, 2018

Birthdays 
  • 1895 - Elizabeth Cotton (d. 1987)
  • 1923 - Sam Phillips (Sun Records) (d. 2003)
  • 1929 - Wilbert Harrison (d. 1994)
  • 1932 - Johnny Adams (d. 1998)
  • 1940 - Athol Guy (Seekers) (78)
  • 1940 - George Malone (Monotones) (d. 2007)
  • 1941 - Grady Thomas (Parliament-Funkadelic) (77)
  • 1942 - Danny Williams (d. 2005)
  • 1944 - Jo Ann Kelly (d. 1990)
  • 1948 - Thom Mooney (Nazz) (70)
  • 1949 - George Brown (Kool & the Gang) (69)
  • 1950 - Chris Stein (Blondie) (68)
  • 1954 - Bryan Hitt (REO Speedwagon) (64)
  • 1954 - Verlon Thompson (Restless Heart) (64)
  • 1960 - Phil Thornley (producer, songwriter (Torn)) (58)
  • 1961 - Iris DeMent (57)
  • 1963 - Grant Young (Soul Asylum) (55)
  • 1966 - Kate Schellenbach (Luscious Jackson, Beastie Boys) (52)
  • 1969 - Marilyn Manson (born Brian Warner) (49)
  • 1970 - Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age) (48)
  • 1970 - Jeffrey Jay (Eiffel 65) (48)
  • 1976 - Matt Wachter (30 Seconds to Mars, Angels & Airwaves) (42)
  • 1978 - Bugz (born Robert Beck) (D12) (d. 1999)
  • 1981 - deadmau5 (born Joel Zimmerman) (37)
Deaths
  • 1979 - Charles Mingus - Lou Gehrig's Disease (56)
  • 1980 - Carl White (Rivingtons)
  • 1998 - Sonny Bono - Skiing accident (62)
  • 1998 - Ken Forssi (Love) - Brain tumor (54)
  • 2005 - Danny Sugerman (manager (Doors, Iggy Pop)) - Lung cancer (50)
  • 2010 - Willie Mitchell - Cardiac arrest (81)
On This Day
  • 1954 - Elvis Presley cut a ten-minute demo tape in Memphis, TN.
  • 1957 - Pat Boone began shooting the film Bernadine.
  • 1963 - Bob Dylan wrote Girl From the North Country and Boots of Spanish Leather while in Rome, Italy.
  • 1975 - The musical The Wiz opened on Broadway.
  • 1978 - The Sex Pistols played their first U.S. show in Atlanta, GA.
  • 1978 - Prince made his solo debut in Minneapolis, MN.
  • 1984 - The Police announced that they would play a farewell concert on March 2 in Australia.
  • 2000 - Celine Dion was named the best selling Canadian Artist of the Century by the Canadian Record Industry Association.
  • 2000 - Rob Halford wrote to his former Judas Priest bandmates in an attempt to reconcile.
  • 2003 - Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong was arrested for drunk driving after failing a breathalyzer test.
  • 2004 - B2K announced they were splitting up.
  • 2004 - A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys chased and caught a man who had just stolen a $40,000 ring for a Las Vegas Jeweler.
  • 2016 - Donald Fagen of Steely Dan was arrested in New York for allegedly assaulting his wife. 
Marriages
  • 1990 - William Lee Golden (Oak Ridge Boys) and Brenda Kaye Hall
  • 2002 - Kerry Katona (Atomic Kitten) and Brian McFadden (Westlife)
Recorded
  • 1957 - Patsy Cline began recording her debut album
  • 1965 - Stop! In the Name of Love - Supremes
  • 1967 - Penny Lane - Beatles (Paul McCartney's vocal track)
Released
  • 1959 - It Doesn't Matter Anymore / Raining in My Heart - Buddy Holly (last release before his death)
  • 1962 - My Bonnie - Beatles
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1946 - Symphony - Freddy Martin (9 weeks)
  • 1980 - Please Don't Go - KC and the Sunshine Band (1 week)
  • 1991 - Justify My Love - Madonna (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1959 - Christmas Sing Along With Mitch - Mitch Miller (1 week)
  • 1974 - The Singles: 1969 - 1973 - Carpenters (1 week)
  • 1980 - On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2 - Donna Summer (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1957 - Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter (3 weeks)
  • 1963 - You Are My Sunshine - Ray Charles (2 weeks)
  • 1980 - Rock With You - Michael Jackson (6 weeks)
  • 1991 - Love Me Down - Freddie Jackson (2 weeks)
  • 2002 - Always On Time - Ja Rule Featuring Ashanti (8 weeks)
  • 2008 - Like You'll Never See Me Again - Alicia Keys (7 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1946 - Silver Dew on the Blue Grass Tonight - Bob Wills (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 1946 - White Cross on Okinawa - Bob Wills (1 week)
  • 1946 - You Will Have to Pay - Tex Ritter (1 week)
  • 1963 - Ruby Ann - Marty Robbins (1 week)
  • 1980 - Coward of the County - Kenny Rogers (3 weeks)
  • 1985 - Does Ft. Worth Ever Cross Your Mind - George Strait (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 2002 - Simple Things - Jim Brickman (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1991 - Bring Your Daughter...To the Slaughter - Iron Maiden (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1974 - Tales of Topographic Oceans - Yes (2 weeks)
  • 2017 - Glory Days - Little Mix (1 week)

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