Music Almanac: March 10, 2018

Birthdays 
  • 1920 - Kenneth "Jethro" Burns (Homer & Jethro) (d. 1989)
  • 1933 - Ralph Emery (85) 
  • 1935 - Dexter Tisby (Penguins) (83)
  • 1938 - Norman Blake (80)
  • 1940 - Dean Torrence (Jan & Dean) (78)
  • 1943 - Pete Nelson (Flowerpot Men) (d. 2005)
  • 1946 - Gaylord Birch (Santana, Graham Central Station) (d. 1996)
  • 1947 - Tom Scholz (Boston) (71)
  • 1950 - Ted McKenna (Sensational Alex Harvey Band) (68)
  • 1954 - Tina Charles (64)
  • 1955 - Gary Louris (Jayhawks) (63)
  • 1962 - Gary Clark (Danny Wilson) (56)
  • 1963 - Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) (55)
  • 1963 - Rick Rubin (55)
  • 1964 - Nenah Cherry (54)
  • 1966 - Edie Brickell (52)
  • 1970 - Matt Barlow (Ashes to Ares, Iced Earth) (48)
  • 1971 - Daryle Singletary (d. 2018)
  • 1972 - Timbaland (born Timothy Mosley) (46)
  • 1973 - John LeCompt (Evenescence) (45)
  • 1977 - Matt Rubano (Taking Back Sunday) (41)
  • 1977 - Robin Thicke (41)
  • 1978 - Ben Burnley (Breaking Benjamin) (40)
  • 1982 - Jonathan Ansell (G4) (36)
  • 1982 - Keke Wyatt (36)
  • 1983 - Carrie Underwood (35)
  • 1987 - Emeli Sandé (31)
  • 1989 - Rachel Reinert (Gloriana) (29)
Deaths
  • 1988 - Andy Gibb - Myocarditis (30)
  • 1989 - Dock Green (Drifters) (54)
  • 1997 - LaVern Baker - Cardiovascular disease (67)
  • 2004 - Dave Blood (born David Schulthise) (Dead Milkmen) - Suicide (47)
  • 2005 - Danny Joe Brown (Molly Hatchet) - Renal failure (53)
  • 2017 - Joni Sledge (Sister Sledge) (60)
On This Day
  • 1960 - The first British Album chart is published. 
  • 1971 - Allen Klein is legally barred from any involvement with the Beatles. 
  • 1977 - The Sex Pistols signed with A&M Records (and would be fired from the label six days later)
  • 1979 - James Brown plays at the Grand Ole Opry at the invitation of Porter Wagoner. 
  • 1981 - Jimmy Page made his first public appearance after the breakup of Led Zeppelin at a Jeff Beck show in London. 
  • 1984 - Ian Gillan left Black Sabbath. 
  • 1992 - Prince received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Soul Train Awards. 
  • 1995 - Gareth Evans, the former manager of the Stone Roses, settled with the band for an undisclosed sum after suing them for wrongful dismissal. 
  • 2000 - Korn drummer David Silveria had to bow out mid-show in Fargo, ND when he lost the use of his left wrist. 
  • 2002 - Wes Scantlin of Puddle of Mudd was arrested, with his fiancee, for domestic violence.
  • 2003 - Johnny Cash entered the hospital to be treated for pneumonia. 
  • 2003 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks said the band was "ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas."
  • 2003 - Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam, returns to popular music with a new recording of his song Peace Train. 
  • 2003 - Meg White of the White Stripes slipped on ice and fractured her wrist in two spots. 
  • 2003 - New inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are AC/DC, the Clash, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, the Police and the Righteous Brothers.
  • 2004 - Randy Travis, his wife and tour manager escaped serious injury when their tour bus crashed. 
  • 2005 - Michael Jackson showed up in court during his child abuse trial an hour late and in pajamas, saying he had just been treated for a back problem. 
  • 2010 - Pink Floyd successfully sued EMI to block them from selling their music digitally except in the form of the original albums. 
Marriages
  • 2000 - Vince Gill and Amy Grant
Recorded
  • 1964 - The Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
  • 1974 - David Live - David Bowie (at a Philadelphia concert)
Released
  • 1958 - Our Song - Tom & Jerry (later Simon & Garfunkel) (single)
  • 1959 - I Need Your Love Tonight / A Fool Such as I - Elvis Presley (single)
  • 1975 - Stand By Me - John Lennon (single)
  • 1998 - Pilgrim - Eric Clapton
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1951 - Be My Love - Mario Lanza (1 week)
  • 1962 - Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel (3 weeks)
  • 1979 - I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor (2 weeks)
  • 2007 - This is Why I'm Hot - Mims (2 weeks)
  • 2012 - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson (1 week (2 weeks))
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • None
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1958 - Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry (3 weeks)
  • 1990 - Escapade - Janet Jackson (1 week)
  • 2012 - Love on Top - Beyonce (7 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1956 - Why Baby Why - Webb Pierce and Red Sovine (1 week)
  • 1962 - Misery Loves Company - Porter Wagoner (1 week)
  • 1973 - 'Til I Get It Righ - Tammy Wynette (1 week)
  • 1984 - Going, Going, Gone - Lee Greenwood (1 week)
  • 1990 - Chains - Patty Loveless (1 week)
  • 2001 - One More Day - Diamond Rio (1 week)
  • 2007 - Ladies Love Country Boys - Trace Adkins (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1979 - Crazy Love - Poco (7 weeks)
  • 1984 - Got Hold on Me - Christine McVie (4 weeks)
  • 2007 - Waiting on the World to Change - John Mayer (1 week (1 previous week))
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1960 - Poor Me - Adam Faith (1 week)
  • 2001 - It Wasn't Me - Shaggy (1 week)
  • 2007 - Shine - Take That (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 2007 - Yours Truly Angry Mob - Kaiser Chiefs (2 weeks)
  • 2012 - Our Version of Events - Emeli Sande (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 2016 - I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beatiful Yet So Unaware Of It - The 1975 (1 week)

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