Almanac: March 30, 2018

Birthdays
  • 1913 - Frankie Laine (d. 2007)
  • 1914 - Sonny Boy Williamson (born John Williamson) (d. 1948)
  • 1930 - Rolf Harris (88)
  • 1939 - Don Edwards (79)
  • 1941 - Graeme Edge (Moody Blues) (77)
  • 1943 - Ken Forssi (Love) (d. 1998)
  • 1943 - Jay Traynor (Mystics, Jay & the Americans) (d. 2014)
  • 1944 - Ronnie Rice (New Colony Six) (74)
  • 1945 - Eric Clapton (73)
  • 1948 - James "Jim Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas) (70)
  • 1949 - Lene Lovich (69)
  • 1950 - Dave Ball (Procol Harum) (68)
  • 1950 - Shirley Marie MacLeod (aka Re Styles) (Tubes) (68)
  • 1950 - Rupert Greenall (Fixx) (68)
  • 1955 - Randy VanWarmer (d. 2004)
  • 1959 - David Ball (Soft Cell) (59)
  • 1962 - MC Hammer (born Stanley Burrell) (56)
  • 1964 - Tracy Chapman (54)
  • 1965 - Tim Dorney (Republica) (53)
  • 1966 - Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age) (52)
  • 1968 - Celine Dion (50)
  • 1976 - Mark McClelland (Snow Patrol) (42)
  • 1973 - Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein (d. 2009)
  • 1979 - Norah Jones (39)
  • 1979 - Simon Webbe (Blue) (39)
  • 1984 - Anna Nalick (34)
  • 1984 - Justin Moore (34)
  • 1990 - Thomas Rhett (28)
Deaths
  • 2004 - Timi Yuro - Throat cancer (63)
  • 2005 - Derrick Plourde (Ataris) - Suicide (33)
  • 2008 - Sean Levert (Levert) - Complications of sarcoidosis (39)
  • 2013 - Phil Ramone - Aortic Aneurysm (79)
  • 2017 - Rosie Hamlin (Rosie & the Originals) (71)
On This Day
  • 1957 - Buddy Knox hit number 1 in the U.S. with Party Doll, the first chart topper in the rock era written by the artist.
  • 1957 - Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1966 - 85 people were arrested after a riot breaks out at a Rolling Stones show in Paris.
  • 1967 - The photo session was held for the cover of the Paul Wall' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
  • 1968 - David Bowie made his debut with the Lindsay Kemp mime troupe in Pierrot in Turquoise.
  • 1970 - Led Zeppelin stoped a show in Pittsburgh, saying they won't continue until the police stop harassing the audience.
  • 1974 - Ramones play their first show.
  • 1976 - The Sex Pistols play their first show at London's 100 Club.
  • 1978 - Paul Simonon and Nicky Headon of the Clash are arrested and fined $1,360 for shooting racing pigeons with an air gun.
  • 1982 - George Jones was arrested for DUI after crashing his car in Mississippi. 
  • 1984 - Greg Lake left Asia and is replaced by the original bassist and singer John Wetton.
  • 1989 - Gladys Knight performed for the first time without the Pips since they were in grammar school.
  • 1989 - Gilley's nightclub in Pasadena, TX, closed down.
  • 1994 - Pink Floyd started their Division Bell Tour which will be their final one. 
  • 1999 - Kiss cancels three shows in Russia due to growing anti-American sentiments due to the bombing of Yugoslavia.
  • 2000 - Mick Jagger returned to his alma matter, Dartford Grammer, to dedicate an arts center named for him.
  • 2000 - Ray Dorset of Mungo Jerry was ordered to pay a former employee $1,054 after harassing her after she left his employment.
  • 2001 - LeAnn Rimes settled a lawsuit against her father and a former manager for an undisclosed sum. She had claimed the pair had stolen $12 million from her.
  • 2003 - Mike Smith takes over as guitarist of Limp Bizkit after Wes Borland leaves the group.
  • 2004 - Guns N' Roses were forced to cancel their appearance at the Rock in Rio festival after guitarist Buckethead suddenly quits.
  • 2004 - Marilyn Manson fired guitarist John5.
  • 2004 - Todd Harrell of 3 Doors Down is acquitted of assault.
  • 2004 - T.I. turned himself in to police on a parole violation. 
  • 2007 - A man is arrested after trying to break into Paul McCartney's mansion.
  • 2011 - Buffalo Springfield announced they would do a seven-date reunion tour. 
  • 2013 - Kacey Musgraves made her Grand Ole Opry debut. 
  • 2014 - Bachman-Turner Overdrive were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. 
Marriages
  • 1997 - Vanilla Ice and Laura Giarritta
  • 2007 - Phillip Sweet (Little Big Town) and Rebbeca Arthur
Recorded
  • 1955 - Blue Monday - Fats Domino
  • 1956 - I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
  • 1963 - It's My Party - Lesley Gore (produced by Quincy Jones)
  • 1968 - Live Yardbirds - Yardbirds
  • 1992 - Automatic For the People - R.E.M. (recording started)
Released
  • 1970 - Bitches Brew - Miles Davis
  • 1984 - The Making of Thriller - Michael Jackson (videotape)
  • 1987 - Into the Fire - Bryan Adams
  • 1987 - Sign O' the Times - Prince
  • 2004 - Honkin' on Bobo - Aerosmith
Broadcasts
  • 1963 - American Bandstand (ABC) - Lesley Gore (first appearance)
  • 1966 - Color Me Barbra (CBS) - Barbra Streisand
  • 1967 - Top of the Pops (BBC) - Jimi Hendrix
  • 1984 - The Tube (U.K.) - David Gilmour
  • 2003 - American Dreams (NBC) - Duncan Shiek (as Bobby Darin)
  • 2005 - Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica - Nick Lachey & Jessica Simpson (final episode)
Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1957 - Party Doll - Buddy Knox (1 week)
  • 1963 - He's So Fine - Chiffons (1 week)
  • 1974 - Sunshine on My Shoulder - John Denver (1 week)
  • 1985 - One More Night - Phil Collins (2 weeks)
  • 1991 - Coming Out of the Dark - Gloria Estefan (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1974 - John Denver's Greatest Hits - John Denver (2 weeks)
  • 1985 - No Jacket Required - Phil Collins (4 weeks)
  • 2013 - What About Now - Bon Jovi (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 2002 - Foolish - Ashanti (10 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1974 - Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone) - Tanya Tucker (1 week)
  • 1985 - Crazy - Kenny Rogers (1 week)
  • 2002 - Blessed - Martina McBride (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1974 - A Very Special Love Song - Charlie Rich (2 weeks)
  • 1985 - One More Night - Phil Collins (3 weeks)
  • 1991 - You're In Love - Wilson Phillips (4 weeks)
  • 1996 - Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion (19 weeks)
  • 2002 - A New Day Has Come - Celine Dion (21 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1956 - Rock and Roll Waltz - Kay Starr (2 weeks)
  • 1991 - The One and Only - Chesney Hawkes (5 weeks)
  • 1996 - Firestarter - Prodigy (3 weeks)
  • 2002 - Unchained Melody - Gareth Gates (4 weeks)
  • 2013 - What About Us - Saturdays Featuring Sean Paul (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1957 - This is Sinatra - Frank Sinatra (1 week (2 previous weeks))
  • 1991 - Greatest Hits - Eurythmics (9 weeks)
  • 1996 - Anthology 2 - Beatles (1 week)
  • 2013 - The 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake (3 weeks)

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