Music Almanac: February 22, 2018

Birthdays
  • 1927 - Guy Mitchell (d. 1999)
  • 1928 - Texas Johnny Brown (d. 2013)
  • 1933 - Louise Lopez (Odyssey) (d. 2015)
  • 1936 - Ernie K-Doe (born Ernest Kador, Jr.) (d. 2001)
  • 1938 - Bobby Hendricks (Drifters, Swallows) (80)
  • 1942 - Robert Edwards (Intruders) (76)
  • 1944 - Mick Green (Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas) (d. 2010)
  • 1945 - Oliver (born William Oliver Swofford) (d. 2000)
  • 1947 - Harvey Mason (71)
  • 1950 - Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle) (68)
  • 1953 - John B. Sparks (Dr. Feelgood) (65)
  • 1953 - Graham Lewis (Wire) (65)
  • 1958 - Dave Spitz (Black Sabbath) (60)
  • 1964 - Diane Charlemagne (d. 2015)
  • 1968 - Bradley Nowell (Sublime) (d. 1996)
  • 1973 - Scott Phillips (Creed, Alter Bridge) (45)
  • 1974 - James Blunt (44)
  • 1978 - Jenny Frost (Atomic Kitten) (40)
  • 1979 - Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's) (39)
Deaths
  • 1976 - Florence Ballard (Supremes) - Cardiac arrest (32)
  • 1987 - Andy Warhol (artist, producer (Velvet Underground)) - Post operative cardiac arrhythmia (58)
  • 1994 - Papa John Creach - Pneumonia after a heart attack (76)
  • 2001 - John Fahey - Complications from bypass surgery (61)
  • 2012 - Billy Strange (81)
  • 2016 - Sonny James (87)
On This Day
  • 1963 - The Beatles formed Northern Music Publishing Company.
  • 1965 - Filming for the Beatles movie Help! began in the Bahamas.
  • 1968 - Johnny Cash proposed to June Carter on stage during a show in London, Ontario
  • 1969 - Flatt & Scruggs made their final appearance together at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1978 - The Police die their hair blonde for a Wrigley's chewing gum commercial.
  • 1978 - Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen were arrested in New York for drug possession.
  • 1979 - Journey became one of the first rock groups to enter a sponsorship deal with a company, in this case Budweiser.
  • 1988 - Stevie Wonder was given the MusiCares Person of the Year award.
  • 1993 - Bruce Dickinson left Iron Maiden for a solo career. He came back six years later.
  • 1999 - Jimmy Chamberlin announced he was returning to Smashing Pumpkins.
  • 2000 - Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Lauryn Hill join together at an L.A. church to salute the late Curtis Mayfield.
  • 2002 - Little Richard received the NAACP Image Award. He also announces his retirement.
  • 2004 - Bobby Vinton collapsed during a concert in Lancaster, PA. He was revived backstage and refused hospitalization.
  • 2005 - The Queens of the Stone Age had to call off a European tour when Josh Homme came down with a serious lung infection.
  • 2005 - Brian “Head” Welch left Korn.
  • 2005 - Blink-182 went on an “indefinite hiatus.”
  • 2006 - Sheryl Crow had surgery for breast cancer.
Marriages
  • 1997 - Jennifer Lopez and Ojani Noa
  • 1998 - Tori Amos and Mark Hawley
  • 2003 - Cerys Matthews (Catatonia) and Seth Riddle (producer)
Recorded
  • 1951 - Don't You Know I Love You - Clovers
  • 1969 - Abbey Road - Beatles (first session)
  • 1971 - Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys (first session for Rebel Records)
Released
  • 1990 - Country Club - Travis Tritt (debut album)
  • 1993 - Pablo Honey - Radiohead (debut album)
  • 2000 - Try Again - Aaliyah (single)
Awards
  • 1989 - Grammy Awards
    • Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Male Pop Vocal - Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
    • Album of the Year - Faith - George Michael
    • New Artist - Tracy Chapman
    • Female Pop Vocal - Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
    • Pop Performance Duo or Group - Brasil - Manhattan Transfer
    • Female Rock Vocal - Tina Live in Europe - Tina Turner
    • Male Rock Vocal - Simply Irresistible - Robert Palmer
    • Rock Performance Duo or Group - Desire - U2
    • Hard Rock/Metal Performance - Crest of the Knave - Jethro Tull
    • Female R&B Vocal - Giving You the Best That I've Got - Anita Baker
    • Male R&B Vocal - Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby - Terence Trent D'Arby
    • R&B Performance Duo or Group - Love Overboard - Gladys Knight & the Pips
    • Rap Performance - Parents Just Don't Understand - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
    • Female Country Vocal - Hold Me - K.T. Oslin
    • Male Country Vocal - Old 8x10 - Randy Travis
    • Duo or Group Country Performance - Give a Little Love - Judds
    • Blues Traditional Album - Hidden Charms - Willie Dixon
    • Blues Contemporary Blues Album - Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - Robert Cray Band
  • 2017 - Brit Awards
    • British Album - Blackstar - David Bowie
    • British Single - Shout Out to My Ex - Little Mix
    • British Video - History - One Direction
    • Male Solo Artist - David Bowie
    • Female Solo Artist - Emeli Sande
    • British Group - The 1975
    • British Breakthrough - Rag'N'Bone Man
    • Interantional Solo Male - Drake
    • International Solo Female - Beyonce
    • International Group - A Tribe Called Quest
    • Critics Choice - Rag'N'Bone Man
    • Global Success - Adele
    • Icon Award - Robbie Williams
Broadcasts
  • 1986 - Monkees Marathon (MTV) - 20th anniversary of show including airing of all 45 episodes of their series.
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1947 - Open the Door, Richard - Count Basie and His Orchestra (1 week)
  • 1960 - Theme From A Summer Place - Percy Faith and His Orchestra (9 weeks)
  • 1975 - Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band (1 week)
  • 1997 - Wannabe - Spice Girls (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1975 - AWB - Average White Band (1 week)
  • 1997 - Tragic Kingdom - No Doubt (1 week (8 previous weeks))
  • 2003 - Get Rich or Die Trying - 50 Cent (2 weeks)
  • 2014 - NOW That's What I Call Music 49 - Various Artists (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1969 - Everyday People - Sly & the Family Stone (2 weeks)
  • 1975 - Lady Marmalade - LaBelle (1 week)
  • 1992 - Uhh Ahh - Boyz II Men (1 week)
  • 1997 - In My Bed - Dru Hill (2 weeks)
  • 2014 - Happy - Pharrell Williams (12 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1960 - He'll Have to Go - Jim Reeves (12 weeks)
  • 1964 - Begging to You - Marty Robbins (2 weeks)
  • 1975 - I Care - Tom T. Hall (1 week)
  • 1986 - There's No Stopping Your Heart - Marie Osmond (1 week)
  • 1997 - A Man This Lonely - Brooks & Dunn (1 week)
  • 2003 - The Baby - Blake Shelton (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1964 - Java - Al Hirt (4 weeks)
  • 1975 - Nightingale - Carole King (1 week)
  • 1986 - Sara - Starship (3 weeks)
  • 1992 - What Becomes of the Broken Hearted - Paul Young (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1957 - Young Love - Tab Hunter (7 weeks)
  • 1962 - Rock A Hula Baby / Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley (4 weeks)
  • 1975 - Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel (2 weeks)
  • 1992 - Stay - Shakespear's Sister (8 weeks)
  • 1997 - Don't Speak - No Doubt (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1992 - Stars - Simply Red (3 weeks (8 previous weeks))
  • 1997 - Blur - Blur (1 week)
  • 2003 - 100th Window - Massive Attack (1 week)
  • 2014 - Little Red - Katy B (1 week)

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