Music Almanac: March 6, 2018

Birthdays
  • 1893 - Furry Lewis (d. 1981)
  • 1905 - Bob Wills (d. 1975)
  • 1923 - Wes Montgomery (d. 1968)
  • 1927 - Eddie Fontaine (born Edward Reardon) (d. 1992)
  • 1933 - Dolly Collins (d. 1995)
  • 1934 - Red Simpson (d. 2016)
  • 1936 - Sylvia Robinson (Mickey & Sylvia) (d. 2011)
  • 1937 - Doug Dillard (Dillards, Dillard & Clark) (d. 2012)
  • 1939 - Jerry Naylor (Crickets) (79)
  • 1944 - Mary Wilson (Supremes) (74)
  • 1945 - Hugh Grundy (Zombies) (73)
  • 1946 - David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) (72)
  • 1946 - Tony Klatka (Blood, Sweat & Tears) (72)
  • 1947 - Kiki Dee (71)
  • 1949 - Donald York (Sha Na Na) (69)
  • 1949 - Richard Elfman (Oingo Boingo) (69)
  • 1953 - Phil Alvin (Blasters) (65)
  • 1964 - Madonna Wayne Gacy (born Stephen Bier, Jr.) (Marilyn Manson) (54)
  • 1964 - Skip Ewing (54)
  • 1970 - Betty Boo (born Alison Clarkson) (48)
  • 1972 - Jaret Reddick (Bowling for Soup) (46)
  • 1974 - Beanie Sigel (born Dwight Grant) (44)
  • 1974 - Guy Garvey (Elbow) (44)
  • 1984 - Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend) (34)
  • 1991 - Tyler, The Creator (born Tyler Okonma) (27)
  • 1991 - Lex Luger (born Lexus Lewis) (27)
Deaths
  • 1951 - Ivor Novello - Coronary thrombosis (58)
  • 1995 - Delroy George Wilson - Cirrhosis of the liver (46)
  • 2006 - King Floyd - Stroke & diabetes (61)
  • 2010 - Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) - Suicide (47)
  • 2013 - Alvin Lee (Ten Years After) - Complications of routine surgery (68)
  • 2013 - Stompin' Tom Connors - Kidney Failure (77)
On This Day
  • 1964 - Elvis Presley's movie Kissin' Cousins premiered.
  • 1973 - John Lennon's visa extension, which was granted five days earlier, was canceled by the New York Immigration Office.
  • 1976 - The Beatles re-released 22 singles in the U.K. including Yesterday which had never been out as a single in the past.
  • 1982 - Dick Clark donated the podium from American Bandstand to the Smithsonian.
  • 1983 - CMT (Country Music Television) debuted.
  • 1989 - Smokey Robinson's autobiography, Inside My Life, is published.
  • 1998 - Liam Gallagher of Oasis was arrested in Melbourne, Australia for allegedly head butting a fan during a show.
  • 1998 - A special concert was held at Carnegie Hall featuring the children of rock greats including Jen Chapin (Harry Chapin), Marvin Gaye III (Marvin Gaye), Wendy and Carnie Wilson (Brian Wilson), Issac Hayes III and Heather Hayes (Isaac Hayes) and Rachid (Ronald Bell of Kool & the Gang).
  • 1999 - George Jones was seriously hurt in a car accident.
  • 2001 - A bad day for Napster. They are sued by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and a federal judge says that, as soon as he has a list of infringing titles, Napster will have 72 hours to remove them from their site.
  • 2003 - George Jones and Smokey Robinson received the National Medal of Honor. 
  • 2004 - David Crosby was arrested for possession of a weapon and marijuana after leaving a bag behind at a New York hotel.
  • 2004 - Ray Charles was inducted into the NAACP Hall of Fame.
  • 2010 - D'Angelo was arrested after soliciting an undercover New York City police officer looking for sex.
  • 2012 - The Country Music Hall of Fame named Garth Brooks, Connie Smith and Hargus "Pig" Robbins as their newest members. 
Marriages
  • 1968 - Sandie Shaw and Jeff Banks
Divorces
  • 1964 - Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor
Recorded
  • 1952 - Frank Sinatra had his final recording session for Columbia Records.
  • 1959 - There Goes My Baby - Drifters (first recording session with Ben E. King)
  • 1966 - Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
Released
  • 1970 - Let It Be - Beatles (U.K. single)
  • 1976 - Rihannon - Fleetwood Mac (single)
  • 2001 - Just Push Play - Aerosmith
Broadcasts
  • 1977 - An Evening With Diana Ross (ABC)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1943 - I've Heard That Song Before - Harry James and His Orchestra (12 weeks)
  • 1965 - My Girl - Temptations (1 week)
  • 1976 - Love Machine (Part 1) - Miracles (1 week)
  • 1993 - A Whole New World - Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle (1 week)
  • 2010 - Imma Be - Black Eyed Peas (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1982 - Beauty and the Beat - Go-Go's (6 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1943 - Don't Stop Now - Bonnie Davis (5 weeks)
  • 1971 - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - Temptations (3 weeks)
  • 1976 - Boogie Fever - Sylvers (1 week)
  • 2004 - Yeah! - Usher Featuring Lil John and Ludacris (8 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1971 - I'd Rather Love You - Charley Pride (3 weeks)
  • 1982 - You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had - Ed Bruce (1 week)
  • 1999 - No Place That Far - Sara Evans (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contempoary Singles
  • 1982 - Through the Years - Kenny Rogers (2 weeks)
  • 1993 - Forever In Love - Kenny G (2 weeks)
  • 1999 - Angel - Sarah McLachlan (12 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1971 - Baby Jump - Mungo Jerry (2 weeks)
  • 1976 - I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance) - Tina Charles (3 weeks)
  • 1982 - The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tight Fit (3 weeks)
  • 2004 - Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre Featuring Bubbler Ranx (1 week)
  • 2010 - In My Head - Jason Derulo (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1965 - Rolling Stones No. 2 - Rolling Stones (6 weeks (3 previous weeks))
  • 1993 - Diva - Annie Lennox (1 week)
  • 2004 - Call Off the Search - Katie Melua (3 weeks (3 previous weeks))
  • 2010 - The Fame - Lady Gaga (1 week)

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