Music Almanac: February 6, 2018

Birthdays
  • 1916 - Bill Doggett (d. 1996)
  • 1941 - Dave Berry (77)
  • 1942 - John London (Mike Nesmith's First National Band) (d. 2000)
  • 1943 - Fabian (born Fabiano Forte) (75)
  • 1945 - Bob Marley (d. 1981)
  • 1945 - Lenny Williams (Tower of Power) (73)
  • 1946 - Kate McGarrigle (d. 2010)
  • 1947 - Peter Lucia (Tommy James and the Shondells) (72)
  • 1947 - Alan Jones (Amen Corner) (72)
  • 1949 - Mike Batt (69)
  • 1950 - Natalie Cole (d. 2015)
  • 1950 - Punky Meadows (Angel) (68)
  • 1953 - Steve Kirby (Ace) (d. 2008)
  • 1954 - Scott Kempner (Dictators, Del-Lords) (64)
  • 1956 - Jerry Marotta (Orleans, Peter Gabriel) (62)
  • 1957 - Simon Phillips (Toto) (61)
  • 1962 - Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) (56)
  • 1962 - Richie McDonald (Lonestar) (56)
  • 1964 - Skip Ewing (born Donald Ewing) (54)
  • 1964 - Gord Downie (Tragically Hip) (d. 2017)
  • 1966 - Rick Astley (52)
  • 1967 - Anita Cochran (born Anita Cockerham) (51)
  • 1981 - Jens Lekman (37)
Deaths
  • 1960 - Jesse Belvin - Car accident (27)
  • 1976 - Vince Guaraldi - Heart attack and/or aortic aneurysm (47)
  • 1981 - Hugo Montenegro - Emphysema (55)
  • 1989 - King Tubby (born Osbourne Ruddock) - Murdered (48)
  • 1998 - Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) - Lung cancer (51)
  • 1998 - Falco (born Johann Holzel) - Car accident (40)
  • 2000 - Derroll Adams (74)
  • 2005 - Merle Kilgore - Heart failure while being treated for lung cancer (70)
  • 2007 - Frankie Laine - Heart failure (93)
  • 2011 - Gary Moore (Skid Row, Thin Lizzy) - Heart attack (58)
  • 2016 - Dan Hicks (Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks) - Throat & liver cancer (74)
On This Day
  • 1943 - Frank Sinatra debuted on Your Hit Parade.
  • 1956 - George Jones joined the Louisiana Hayride.
  • 1958 - John Lennon joined the Quarrymen.
  • 1964 - Tickets for the Ed Sullivan Show with the first appearance by the Beatles sell out.
  • 1969 - Jim Morrison was arrested for drunk driving and driving without a license.
  • 1971 - Richard Thompson quit Fairport Convention.
  • 1976 - Ronnie Milsap joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1982 - Brian Downey of Thin Lizzy is attacked after a show in Belfast and is admitted to a hospital.
  • 1987 - Sonny Bono announced he would run for mayor of Palm Springs, CA.
  • 1987 - The movie Light of Day was released with the acting debut of Joan Jett.
  • 1990 - Billy Idol breaks an arm and leg after he failed to stop at a stop sign on his motorcycle and ran into a car.
  • 1990 - Chuck Berry was accused of secretly filming over 200 women in the bathroom of a restaurant he owned.
  • 1994 - Nirvana opened their final tour of Europe.
  • 1996 - Ex-Jam members Bruce Faxton and Rick Buckler successfully reached a settlement with Paul Weller over back royalties.
  • 2001 - Don Felder was fired from the Eagles.
  • 2001 - Marilyn Manson is arrested on public indecency charges stemming from a 1999 show in Bologna, Italy.
  • 2004 - Faith Evans and husband Todd Russaw enrolled in a drug rehabilitation program to avoid drug charges.
  • 2007 - The Victoria and Albert Museum in London opened an exhibition of clothing worn by Kylie Minogue.
  • 2008 - Britney Spears was given a restraining order to keep her manager, Sam Lufti, away from her and her finances. 
  • 2010 - The Judds announced that they were reforming for a new release and tour. 
Marriages
  • 1989 - Patty Loveless and Emory Gordy Jr. 
  • 1995 - Brian Wilson and Melinda Ledbetter
Recorded
  • 1932 - Blue Yodel #10 and Home Call - Jimmie Rodgers
  • 1980 - He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones
  • 1981 - All These Years Ago - George Harrison
Released
  • 1970 - Instant Karma - John Lennon (U.K. single release)
  • 1989 - Beyond the Blue Neon - George Strait
  • 2003 - Get Rich or Die Tryin' - 50 Cent (debut album)
Broadcasts
  • 1963 - Beverly Hillbillies (CBS) - Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs (first of seven appearances on show)
  • 2001 - Dark Angel (Fox) - Master P
  • 2003 - Living With Michael Jackson (ABC)
  • 2005 - Super Bowl - Paul McCartney
  • 2011 - Super Bowl - Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1964 - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - Righteous Brothers (2 weeks)
  • 1982 - Centerfold - J. Geils Band (6 weeks)
  • 1988 - Could've Been - Tiffany (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1961 - Exodus - Ernest Gold / Soundtrack (1 week)
  • 1982 - Freeze Frame - J. Geils Band (4 weeks)
  • 1988 - Faith - George Michael (5 weeks (1 previous week))
  • 1999 - Made Man - Silkk the Shocker (1 week)
  • 2010 - Hope For Hatti Now - Various Artists (1 week)
  • 2016 - Death of a Bachelor - Panic! At the Disco (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1954 - I'll Be True - Faye Adams (1 week)
  • 1971 - (Do the) Push and Pull - Rufus Thomas (2 weeks)
  • 1982 - Call Me - Skyy (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1971 - Joshua - Dolly Parton (1 week)
  • 1982 - Lonely Nights - Mickey Gilley (1 week)
  • 1988 - Wheels - Restless Heart (1 week)
  • 1993 - Too Busy Being In Love - Doug Stone (1 week)
  • 2010 - The Truth - Jason Aldean (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1965 - Have You Looked Into Your Heart - Jerry Vale (1 week)
  • 1982 - Leader of the Band - Dan Fogelberg (2 weeks)
  • 1988 - Could've Been - Tiffany (1 week)
  • 2010 - Fallin' For You - Colbie Caillat (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1953 - Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes - Perry Como With the Ramblers (5 weeks)
  • 1982 - The Model / Computer Love - Kraftwerk (1 week)
  • 1999 - You Don't Know Me - Armand Van Helden Featuring Duane Haeden (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
  • 1965 - Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones (3 weeks)
  • 1971 - All Things Must Pass - George Harrison (8 weeks)
  • 1993 - Jam - Little Angels (1 week)
  • 2010 - Sunny Side Up - Paolo Nutini (1 week (2 previous weeks))

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