Music Almanac: February 5, 2018

Birthdays 
  • 1908 - Bob Dunn (western swing steel pedal) (d. 1971)
  • 1923 - Claude King (d. 2013)
  • 1929 - Hal Blaine (89)
  • 1935 - Alex Harvey (d. 1982)
  • 1941 - Barrett Strong (77)
  • 1941 - Henson Cargill (d. 2007)
  • 1942 - Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) (d. 2015)
  • 1943 - Chuck Winfield (Blood, Sweat and Tears) (75)
  • 1943 - Larry Tamblyn (Standels) (75)
  • 1944 - Al Kooper (74)
  • 1944 - J.R. Cobb (Classics IV, Atlanta Rhythm Section) (74)
  • 1948 - Christopher Guest (Spinal Tap) (70)
  • 1948 - David Denny (Steve Miller Band) (70)
  • 1954 - Cliff Martinez (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Captain Beefheart) (64)
  • 1956 - Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Sting) (62)
  • 1960 - Paul Jones (Catatonia) (58)
  • 1960 - Pam Gadd (Wild Rose) (58)
  • 1962 - Tommy Skeoch (Tesla) (56)
  • 1964 - Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses, Loaded, Velvet Revolver) (54)
  • 1965 - Keith Moseley (String Cheese Incident) (53)
  • 1968 - Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) (50)
  • 1969 - Bobby Brown (49)
  • 1971 - Sara Evans (47)
  • 1975 - Adam Carson (AFI) (43)
  • 1984 - Tyler Farr (34)
Deaths
  • 1976 - Rudy Pompilli (Bill Haley & the Comets) (49)
  • 1978 - Eddie Noack - Cirrhosis of the liver (47)
  • 1980 - Chubby Anthony (Stanley Brothers) (45)
  • 1989 - Joe Raposo - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (51)
  • 1994 - Kenneth "Buddy" Scott - Stomach cancer (59)
  • 1998 - Tim Kelly (Slaughter) - Car accident (35)
  • 2005 - Sonny Spencer (Sons of the Pioneers) (75)
  • 2012 - Reg Presley (Troggs) - Cancer (71)
  • 2012 - Al De Lory (producer, arranger) (82)
On This Day
  • 1938 - Roy Acuff made his Grand Ole Opry debut. 
  • 1957 - Bill Haley arrived in England for his first tour of the U.K. and the first rock artist to tour the country.
  • 1958 - The New York chapter of NARAS was formed. 
  • 1960 - George Hamilton IV became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1967 - The Beatles filmed part of the video for 
  • 1967 - The News of the World printed an allegation that Mick Jagger had taken LSD at the home of the Moody Blues. Jagger sued the paper.
  • 1970 - Mick Ronson appeared with David Bowie for the first time. 
  • 1981 - Joni Mitchell was inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame. 
  • 1991 - The KLF's Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty were arrested for defacing a billboard in London.
  • 1998 - Elton John and Stevie Wonder performed at the White House. 
  • 2003 - Courtney Love was arrested in London after an air rage incident. 
  • 2003 -  John Densmore sued former Doors bandmates Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger and their new band members Ian Astbury and Stewart Copeland over their touring under the name Doors of the 21st Century. 
  • 2008 - Amy Winehouse was questioned by police after a video allegedly showed her smoking crack. 
  • 2008 - The death of rapper Pimp C was ruled a result of an overdose of codeine medication. 
  • 2015 - Tim Farriss of INXS said he may not play guitar again after severing his finger in a boating accident. 
Recorded
  • 1940 - Tuxedo Junction - Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • 1940 - You Are My Sunshine - Jimmie Davis
  • 1962 - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music - Ray Charles (first day of recording)
  • 1963 - Sweet Dreams - Patsy Cline
  • 1971 - Master of Reality - Black Sabbath (first day of recording)
Released
  • 1982 - Poison Arrow - ABC (single)
  • 1986 - Kiss - Prince (single)
Broadcasts
  • 1985 - Old Gray Whistle Test (BBC) - Judas Priest
  • 1999 - Sabrina the Teenage Witch (ABC) - N'Sync
  • 2004 - Super Bowl - Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake (Nipplegate)
  • 2006 - Super Bowl - Rolling Stones
  • 2011 - CMT Crossroads (CMT) - Faith Hill, Pretenders
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1955 - Hearts of Stone - Fontane Sisters (1 week)
  • 1966 - My Love - Petula Clark (2 weeks)
  • 1977 - Torn Between Two Lovers - Mary MacGregor (2 weeks)
  • 1983 - Africa - Toto (1 week)
  • 2011 - Grenade - Bruno Mars (2 weeks (2 previous weeks))
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1949 - Vaughn Monroe Sings - Vaugn Monroe (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 1977 - Hotel California - Eagles (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 2005 - The Documentary - The Game (1 week)
  • 2011 - The King is Dead - The Decemberists (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1983 - Outstanding - The Gap Band (1 week)
  • 2000 - Get On It Tonite - Montell Jordan (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1972 - One's On the Way - Loretta Lynn (2 weeks)
  • 1977 - Near You - George Jones & Tammy Wynette (2 weeks)
  • 1983 - Inside / Carolina Dreams - Ronnie Milsap (1 week)
  • 1994 - I Swear - John Michael Montgomery (4 weeks)
  • 2000 - Cowboy Take Me Away - Dixie Chicks (3 weeks)
  • 2005 - Mud On the Tires - Brad Paisley (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Comtemporary Singles
  • 1966 - It Was a Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra (1 week)
  • 1972 - Hurting Each Other - Carpenters (2 weeks)
  • 2011 - Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars (16 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1960 - Why - Anthony Newley (4 weeks)
  • 1969 - Blackberry Way - Move (1 week)
  • 1972 - Telegram Sam - T.Rex (2 weeks)
  • 2000 - Rise - Gabrielle (2 weeks)
  • 2005 - It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley (1 week)
  • 2011 - We R Who We R - Kesha (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1972 - Electric Warrior - T.Rex (2 weeks)
  • 2005 - Push the Button - Chemical Brothers (1 week)
  • 2011 - 21 - Adele (11 weeks)

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