Music Almanac: March 9, 2018

Birthdays 
  • 1928 - Keely Smith (born Dorothy Keely) (d. 2017)
  • 1933 - Lloyd Price (85)
  • 1936 - Mickey Gilley (82)
  • 1942 - Mark Lindsay (76)
  • 1942 - John Cale (76)
  • 1945 - Robin Trower (73)
  • 1945 - Laura Lee (born Laura Newton) (73)
  • 1945 - Robert Calvert (Hawkwind) (73)
  • 1945 - Harry Womack (Valentinos) (d. 1974)
  • 1946 - Steve Cragan (Family, Cockney Rebel, Rod Stewart) (72)
  • 1948 - Jeffrey Osborne (70)
  • 1948 - Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band) (70)
  • 1948 - Jimmy Fadden (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) (70)
  • 1949 - Trevor Burton (Move) (69)
  • 1951 - Frank Rodriguez (? and the Mysterians) (67)
  • 1954 - Charmaine Sylvers (Sylvers) (64)
  • 1958 - Martin Fry (ABC) (60)
  • 1966 - Brendan Canty (Fugazi) (52)
  • 1968 - Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Danzig) (50)
  • 1968 - Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five) (50)
  • 1969 - Adam Siegel (Excel) (49)
  • 1980 - Chingy (born Howard Bailey, Jr.) (38)
  • 1987 - Bow Wow (born Shad Moss) (31)
Deaths
  • 1997 - The Notorious B.I.G. (born Christopher Wallace) - Murdered (24)
  • 2004 - Rust Epique (born Charles Lopez) (Crazy Town) - Heart attack (36)
  • 2005 - Chris LeDoux - Cholangiocarcinoma (56)
  • 2006 - George Scott (Blind Boys of Alabama) (75)
  • 2007 - Brad Delp (Boston) - Suicide (55)
  • 2012 - Peter Bergman (Fireside Theatre) - Leukemia (72)
On This Day
  • 1963 - The Beatles opened for Tommy Roe in London. A year later, Roe would return the favor at the Beatles first U.S. concert. 
  • 1964 - The Statler Brothers stepped in for a late Johnny Cash at a show in Canton, OH. Cash hired them to tour with him for the next eight years. 
  • 1970 - Black Sabbath made their live debut in London. 
  • 1972 - Barbra Streisand, James Taylor and Carole King played a benefit for presidential candidate George McGovern. 
  • 1976 - Keith Moon collapsed on-stage at a Who concert in Boston. 
  • 1980 - George Burns became the oldest artist to reach the country top 40 when I Wish I Was 18 Again made it to 15. 
  • 1987 - Carole King was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. 
  • 1995 - Charges of domestic violence are dropped against James Brown. 
  • 1995 - T-Bone was acquitted of murder charges. 
  • 2000 - Chrissie Hynde and members of PITA are arrested at a New York GAP store after protesting their use of cowhide from India. 
  • 2000 - Rapper Da Brat was arrested for allegedly pistol whipping a woman in a club. 
  • 2001 - DMX was released from prison after being jailed for driving without a license. 
  • 2001 - The RIAA sent Napster a list of 135,000 to ban from their site. 
  • 2004 - Tom Jones' son and manager Mark Jones banned his father from wearing tight pants on stage, telling him it was time to "dress his age". 
  • 2004 - Bryan McFadden quit the boy band Westlife.
  • 2006 - Michael Jackson was ordered to shut down Neverland by the state of California for not paying his workers or contribute to their Workman's Compensation. 
  • 2010 - Lil Wayne was sentenced to a year in prison for gun possession. 
  • 2011 - Randy Houser last all of his gear and clothing when his tour bus caught on fire. 
Marriages
  • 2012 - Jerry Lee Lewis and Judith Brown
Recorded
  • 1966 - God Only Knows - Beach Boys
  • 1975 - Elvis Presley began his final recording session. 
Released
  • 1961 - I Want A Guy - Supremes (debut single)
  • 1964 - A Letter to the Beatles - Four Preps (single)
  • 1985 - Just Another Night - Mick Jagger (single)
  • 1987 - The Joshua Tree - U2
Broadcasts
  • 1979 - Heroes of Rock and Roll (ABC)
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1946 - Oh! What it Seemed to Be - Frankie Carle (10 weeks)
  • 1959 - Venus - Frankie Avalon (5 weeks)
  • 1985 - Can't Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon (3 weeks)
  • 1991 - Someday - Mariah Carey (2 weeks)
  • 2002 - Ain't It Funny - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Ja Rule (6 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums 
  • 1963 - My Son, the Celebrity - Allan Sherman (1 week)
  • 2002 - J to the L O!: The Remixes - Jennifer Lopez (1 week (1 previous week))
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1957 - Jim Dandy - LaVern Baker (1 week)
  • 1959 - It's Just a Matter of Time - Brook Benton (9 weeks)
  • 1963 - That's the Way Love Is - Bobby "Blue" Bland (2 weeks)
  • 1968 - We're a Winner - Impressions (1 week)
  • 1996 - Down Low (Nobody Has to Know) - R. Kelly Featuring Ronald Isley (7 weeks)
  • 2002 - Oops (Oh My) - Tweet Featuring Missy Elliott (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1968 - Take Me to Your World - Tammy Wynette (1 week)
  • 1974 - There Won't Be Anymore - Charlie Rich (2 weeks)
  • 1985 - My Only Love - Statler Brothers (1 week)
  • 1991 - I'd Love You All Over Again - Alan Jackson (2 weeks)
  • 1996 - I'll Try - Alan Jackson (1 week)
  • 2002 - Bring on the Rain - Jo Dee Messina With Tim McGraw (1 week)
  • 2013 - Sure Be Cool If You Did - Blake Shelton (5 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1974 - Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1974 - Jealous Mind - Alvin Stardust (1 week)
  • 1985 - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive (2 weeks)
  • 1991 - Should I Stay or Should I Go - Clash (2 weeks)
  • 1996 - How Deep Is Your Love - Take That (3 weeks)
  • 2002 - Anything is Possible / Evergreen - Will Young (3 weeks)
  • 2013 - Mirrors - Justin Timberlake (3 weeks)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums 
  • 1957 - The King and I - Original Soundtrack (1 week (18 previous weeks))
  • 1968 - John Wesley Harding - Bob Dylan (10 weeks)
  • 1974 - The Singles 1969-1973 - Carpenters (11 weeks (4 previous weeks))
  • 1991 - Auberge - Chris Rea (1 week)
  • 2017 - Gang Signs & Prayer - Stormzy (1 week)

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