Music Almanac: March 29, 2018

Birthdays
  • 1909 - Moon Mullican (d. 1967)
  • 1918 - Pearl Bailey (d. 1990) 
  • 1930 - Donny Conn (born Donny Claps) (Playmates) (d. 2015)
  • 1940 - Astrud Gilberto (78)
  • 1940 - Ray Davis (Parliament-Funkadelic) (d. 2005)
  • 1941 - Eden Kane (born Richard Sarstead) (77)
  • 1943 - Chad Allan (born Allan Kowbel) (Guess Who) (75)
  • 1943 - Vangelis (born Evangelos Papathanassiou) (75)
  • 1943 - Randy Barlow (75)
  • 1944 - Terry Jacks (74)
  • 1945 - Speedy Keen (born John Keen) (Thunderclap Newman) (d. 2002)
  • 1946 - Billy Thorpe (d. 2007)
  • 1947 - Bobby Kimball (Toto) (71)
  • 1947 - Robert Gordon (71)
  • 1949 - Dave Greenfield (Stranglers) (69)
  • 1949 - Michael Brecker (d. 2007)
  • 1951 - Barry Goudreau (Boston) (67)
  • 1956 - Patty Donahue (Waitresses) (d. 1996)
  • 1959 - Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros) (59)
  • 1967 - John Popper (Blues Traveler) (51)
  • 1968 - Sue Foley (50)
  • 1969 - Brady Seals (Little Texas) (49)
  • 1981 - P.J. Morton (Maroon 5) (37)
Deaths
  • 1963 - Texas Ruby (born Ruby Owens) (Curly Fox & Texas Ruby) - Fire (54)
  • 1980 - Mantovani (74)
  • 1985 - Jeanine Deckers (aka The Singing Nun) - Suicide (51)
  • 1999 - Joe Williams - Respiratory ailment (80)
  • 2001 - John Lewis (Modern Jazz Quartet) (80)
  • 2016 - Andy Newman (Thunderclap Newman) (73)
On This Day
  • 1958 - Elvis Presley began boot camp at Ft. Hood.
  • 1960 - Tootsie's Orchid Lounge opened in Nashville. 
  • 1961 - It was Brenda Lee day in Georgia. 
  • 1966 - Mick Jagger was injured when a fan threw a chair on the stage during a show in Marseilles.
  • 1966 - Two members of the Walker Brothers were given concussions when fans mobbed them in Cheshire, U.K.
  • 1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that Yoko is pregnant.
  • 1973 - Dr. Hook got its wish and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone.
  • 1975 - Led Zeppelin had all six of their albums in the U.S. Top 100.
  • 1978 - David Bowie started his Low/Heroes World Tour in San Diego.
  • 1980 - Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon had its 303rd week on the Billboard Albums, pushing it past Carole King's Tapestry for the longest run on the chart.
  • 1980 - The Bee Gees were sued for allegedly plagiarizing the song How Deep is Your Love. They eventually win the case.
  • 1985 - Desparately Seeking Susan with Madonna debuts. 
  • 1986 - The Beatles albums become officially available for the first time in Russia.
  • 1988 - Madonna opened on Broadway in Speed the Plow.
  • 1996 - Carol Connors and Marshall Lieb, former members of the Teddy Bears, sued third member Phil Spector and a number of labels saying they had not received royalties for the record To Know Him Is to Love Him.
  • 1998 - Shania Twain opened her first headlining tour in Sudbury, Ontario.
  • 2000 - Phil Collins sued two members of Earth, Wind & Fire saying that they were overpaid $85,000 in royalties on the tracks Sussudio and Easy Lover.
  • 2001 - Brian Wilson was honored at New York's Radio City Music Hall by Billy Joe, Paul Simon, The Go-Gos, Carly Simon, David Crosby, Jimmy Webb, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Elton John and Aimee Mann.
  • 2004 - Prince opened his Musicology tour in Los Angeles. 
  • 2005 - Neil Young entered a New York hospital when his eyesight became blurry following the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction. It was discovered he had a brain aneurysm.
  • 2006 - Tom Jones was knighted. 
  • 2007 - Bono received an honorary knighthood. He was not eligible to receive the full honor as he was not a British citizen.
  • 2010 - Rush were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. 
  • 2015 - Norman Greenbaum was seriously injurred when his car turned into the path of a motorcycle. 
  • 2017 - George Michael's funeral was finally held over three months after he died. 
Divorced
  • 1978 - Ike & Tina Turner
Recorded
  • 1951 - You Foolish Thing - Ravens
  • 1967 - With a Little Help From My Friends - Beatles (started)
  • 1972 - Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley
Released
  • 1968 - Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac (U.K. single release)
  • 1975 - Blow by Blow - Jeff Beck
  • 1982 - Ebony & Ivory - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder (single)
Awards
  • 1987 - Razzi Awards
    • Worst Picture - Under the Cherry Moon
    • Worst Actor - Prince - Under the Cherry Moon
    • Worst Director - Prince - Under the Cherry Moon
    • Worst Original Song - Love or Money - Prince (Under the Cherry Moon)
  • 1989 - Academy Awards
    • Best Original Song - Let the River Run - Carly Simon
  • 1993 - Razzi Awards
    • Worst New Star - Vanilla Ice - Cool As Ice
    • Worst Song - Addams Groove - M.C. Hammer (Addams Family)
  • 1993 - Academy Awards
    • Best Song - A Whole New World - Aladdin
Broadcasting
  • 1970 - Ed Sullivan Show - Bobby Gentry, Gladys Knight & the Pips
  • 1991 - Full House (ABC) - Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello
Number One - U.S. Singles
  • 1941 - Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy) - Jimmy Dorsey (10 weeks)
  • 1975 - Lady Marmalade - Labelle (1 weeks)
  • 1986 - Rock Me Amadeus - Falco (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1952 - An American in Paris - Soundtrack (6 weeks (10 previous weeks))
  • 1969 - Blood Sweat & Tears - Blood Sweat & Tears (1 week)
  • 1997 - The Untouchable - Scarface (1 week)
  • 2008 - Trilla - Rick Ross (1 week)
  • 2014 - Frozen - Soundtrack (8 weeks (5 previous weeks))
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • None
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1969 - Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass - Buck Owens and His Buckaroos (2 weeks)
  • 1975 - The Bargain Store - Dolly Parton (1 week)
  • 1980 - I'd Love to Lay You Down - Conway Twitty (1 weeks)
  • 1986 - Don't Underestimate My Love For You - Lee Greenwood (1 week)
  • 1997 - How Was I to Know - Reba McEntire (1 week)
  • 2003 - Brokenheartsville - Joe Nichols (1 week)
  • 2008 - Small Town Southern Man - Alan Jackson (2 weeks)
  • 2014 - This is How We Roll - Floriday Georgia Line Featuring Luke Bryan (4 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1969 - Galveston - Glen Campbell (6 weeks)
  • 1975 - Emotion - Helen Reddy (1 week)
  • 1980 - Three Times in Love - Tommy James (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1963 - Foot Tapper - Shadows (1 week)
  • 1986 - Living Doll - Cliff Richard & the Young Ones Featuring Hank B. Marvin (3 weeks)
  • 2008 - American Boy - Estelle Featuring Kanye West (4 weeks)
  • 2014 - I Got U - Duke Dumont Featuring Jax Jones (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1958 - Pal Joey - Original Soundtrack (4 weeks (7 previous weeks))
  • 1969 - Best of the Seekers - Seekers (2 weeks (2 previous weeks))
  • 1986 - Hits 4 - Various Artists (4 weeks)
  • 2014 - Symphonica - George Michael (1 week)

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