Music Almanac: March 23, 2018

Birthdays 
  • 1932 - Louisiana Red (born Iverson Minter) (d. 2012)
  • 1942 - Jimmy Miller (producer) (d. 1994)
  • 1944 - Tony McPhee (Groundhogs) (74)
  • 1945 - David Grisman (73)
  • 1948 - David Olney (70)
  • 1949 - Ric Ocasek (Cars) (69)
  • 1950 - Phil Lanzon (Uriah Heep) (68)
  • 1952 - Dave Bartram (Showaddywaddy) (66)
  • 1953 - Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens) (65)
  • 1960 - Louise Goffin (58)
  • 1965 - Marti Pellow (born Mark McLoughlin) (Wet Wet Wet) (56)
  • 1967 - John Stohm (Lemonheads) (51)
  • 1968 - Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) (50)
  • 1986 - Brett Eldredge (32 )
Deaths
  • 1978 - Bill Kenny (Ink Spots) - Respiratory illness (64)
  • 1980 - Jacob Miller (Inner Circle) - Car accident (27)
  • 1995 - Alan Barton (Black Lace) - Bus Crash (41)
  • 2004 - Roy "Pop" Lewis (Lewis Family) (98)
  • 2006 - Cindy Walker (87)
  • 2008 - Neil Aspinall (head of Apple) - Lung cancer (66)
  • 2014 - Dave Brockie (GWAR) - Heroin overdose (50)
  • 2015 - Lil' Chris (born Christopher Hardman) - Suicide (24)
On This Day
  • 1922 - Fiddlin' John Carson became the first country artist to play on the radio. 
  • 1956 - Eleven teenagers were arrested at a rock stage show in Hartford, CT.
  • 1964 - In His Own Write by John Lennon was published in the U.K.
  • 1967 - The Beatles won the Ivor Novello Award for 1966 for Best Selling Single (Yellow Submarine), Most Performed Song (Michelle) and Second Most Performed Song (Yesterday).
  • 1969 - A Rally For Decency was held in Miami in response to Jim Morrison exposing himself on stage. Anita Bryant and the Lettermen perform. 
  • 1970 - Allen Klein asks Phil Spector to work on the tracks from the Beatles aborted Let It Be sessions.
  • 1972 - The film The Concert For Bangladesh premiered.
  • 1973 - John Lennon is given 60 days to leave the U.S. by the immigration department. At the same time, Yoko Ono is granted permanent residency.
  • 1977 - Elvis Presley played the first show of what would become his final tour.
  • 1978 - The Police sign with A&M Records. 
  • 1980 - U2 signed with Island Records for about $100,000.
  • 1985 - Julian Lennon did his first concert.
  • 1988 - Mick Jagger made did his first solo concert in Japan.
  • 1990 - Fleetwood Mac started their Behind the Mask tour.
  • 1992 - Janet Jackson signed with Virgin Records for $16 million.
  • 1992 - The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a ruling awarding Bette Midler $400,000 from an ad agency that used a sound-alike on a commercial.
  • 2000 - Tina Turner played the first date of the U.S. leg of her farewell tour in Minneapolis, MN.
  • 2000 - Aida, written by Elton John and Tim Rice, opened on Broadway.
  • 2010 - Richard Finch of K.C. & the Sunshine Band was arrested for sexual misconduct with teenage boys. 
  • 2011 - Pete Townshend said he regretted ever forming The Who, saying he was bad at creative collaboration. 
Marriages
  • 1926 - Maybelline Addington and Ezra Carter
  • 1963 - Dion DiMucci and Sue Butterfield
  • 1985 - Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley
  • 2002 - Dusty Hill (ZZ Top) and Charleen Chuck McCrory
Recorded
  • 1959 - The Wonder of You - Ray Peterson
  • 1961 - Can't Help Falling in Love With You - Elvis Presley
  • 1963 - Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Released
  • 1959 - That's All - Bobby Darin (debut album)
  • 1960 - Stuck on You - Elvis Presley (single)
  • 1979 - Van Halen II - Van Halen
  • 1993 - This Time - Dwight Yoakam
  • 2004 - The Paul Simon Songbook - Paul Simon (recorded 1965, first U.S. release)
  • 1983 - Eliminator - ZZ Top
  • 1992 - Achy, Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus (single)
  • 1993 - Songs of Faith and Devotion - Depeche Mode
  • 2004 - Confessions - Usher
Awards
  • 2002 - Razzie Awards
    • Worst Actress - Mariah Carey - Glitter
  • 2003 - Academy Awards
    • Best Original Song - Lose Yourself - Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto
Broadcasts
  • 1998 - Academy Awards - Trisha Yearwood
  • 2003 - Academy Awards - U2
  • 2009 - CMT Crossroads (CMT) - Jamey Johnson & Shooter Jennings
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1963 - Our Day Will Come - Ruby & the Romantics (1 week)
  • 1974 - Dark Lady - Cher (1 week)
  • 1991 - One More Try - Timmy T (1 weeks)
  • 1996 - Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion (6 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1946 - The Bells of St. Mary's - Bing Crosby (2 weeks)
  • 1985 - Centerfield - John Fogerty (1 week)
  • 2002 - Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou? - Various Artists (2 weeks)
  • 2013 - Spring Break...Here to Party - Luke Bryan (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles 
  • 1946 - Don't Worry 'bout the Mule - Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (1 week)
  • 1957 - I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino (6 weeks)
  • 1963 - Our Day Will Come - Ruby & the Romantics (2 weeks)
  • 1991 - I Like the Way (The Kissing Game) - Hi-Feve (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles 
  • 1974 - There's a Honky Tonk Angel (Who'll Take Me Back In) - Conway Twitty (1 week)
  • 1985 - Seven Spanish Angels - Ray Charles with Willie Nelson (1 week)
  • 1991 - Loving Blind - Clint Black (2 weeks)
  • 1996 - You Can Feel Bad - Patty Loveless (2 weeks)
  • 2002 - The Long Goodbye - Brooks & Dunn (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles 
  • None
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1961 - Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley (6 weeks)
  • 1985 - Easy Lover - Philip Bailey (Duet With Phil Collins) (4 weeks)
  • 1991 - The Stonk - Hale & Pace & the Stonkers (1 week)
  • 2007 - Walk This Way - Sugarbabes vs Girls Aloud (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
  • 1957 - The King and I - Original Soundtrack (1 week (19 previous weeks))
  • 1991 - Out of Time - R.E.M. (1 week)
  • 1996 - Falling Into You - Celine Dion (1 week)
  • 2002 - Silver Side Up - Nickelback (2 weeks)
  • 2013 - The Next Day - David Bowie (1 week)

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