Music Almanac: April 14, 2018

Birthdays 
  • 1925 - Bill Harris (Clovers) (92)
  • 1925 - Gene Ammons (d. 1974)
  • 1929 - Inez Andrews (d. 2012)
  • 1932 - Loretta Lynn (86)
  • 1942 - Tony Burrows (Flower Pot Men, Edison Lighthouse, White Plains, Pipkins, First Class, Brotherhood of Man) (76)
  • 1944 - Michael Brewer (Brewer & Shipley) (74)
  • 1945 - Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow) (73)
  • 1946 - Patrick Fairley (Marmalade) (72)
  • 1948 - Larry Ferguson (Hot Chocolate) (70)
  • 1948 - Ty Grimes (Captain Beefheart) (70)
  • 1948 - June Millington (Fanny) (70)
  • 1949 - Dennis Bryon (Bee Gees, Amen Corner (69)
  • 1949 - Sonja Kristina (Curved Air) (69)
  • 1952 - Kenny Aaronson (66)
  • 1962 - Joey Pesce ('til Tuesday) (56)
  • 1964 - Vinnie Moore (UFO) (54)
  • 1964 - Stuart Duncan (54)
  • 1967 - Barret Martin (Screaming Trees) (51)
  • 1969 - Martyn LeNoble (Porno For Pyros) (49)
  • 1973 - David Miller (Il Divo) (45)
  • 1974 - Da Brat (born Shawntae Harris) (44)
  • 1980 - Win Butler (Arcade Fire) (38)
Deaths
  • 1983 - Pete Farndon (Pretenders) - Heroin overdose (30)
  • 1990 - Thurston Harris - Heart attack (58)
  • 1995 - Burl Ives - Oral cancer (85)
  • 1996 - Gaylord Birch (Santana, Graham Central Station, Pointer Sisters) - Cancer (50)
  • 1999 - Anthony Newley - Renal cancer (67)
  • 2005 - John Fred (born John Gourrier) - Kidney disease (63)
  • 2007 - Don Ho - Cardiomyopathy (76)
  • 2010 - Peter Steele (Type O Negative) - Aortic aneurysm (48)
  • 2010 - Mississippi Slim (born Walter Horn, Jr.) - Heart attack (66)
  • 2013 - George Jackson (songwriter) - Cancer (68)
  • 2015 - Percy Sledge - Liver cancer (74)
On This Day
  • 1956 - Bobby Helms auditions with and is signed to Decca Records.
  • 1963 - All four members of the Beatles saw an early show by the Rolling Stones at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England. 
  • 1965 - The Beatles announced that their second movie, Eight Arms to Hold You, would now be called Help!
  • 1965 - Beach Blanket Bingo with Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon opened. 
  • 1965 - Girl Happy with Elvis Presley and Shelley Fabares opened. 
  • 1970 - Creedence Clearwater Revival made their U.K. debut at Royal Albert Hall in London.
  • 1970 - Stephen Stills was in an auto accident, breaking his wrist. 
  • 1974 - Pete Townshend made his solo debut in London with tapes he recorded at home as his backing band. 
  • 1975 - It was officially announced that Ron Wood would be joining the Rolling Stones. 
  • 1976 - Eric Faulkner of the Bay City Rollers overdosed but survived. 
  • 1976 - Stevie Wonder and Motown signed a $13 million recording contract, the largest to-date. 
  • 1980 - A resolution was introduced in the New Jersey state legislature to make Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run the state song even though it's, in essence, about getting out of New Jersey. It does not pass. 
  • 1999 - Tammy Wynette's body was exhumed for an additional autopsy at the request of her husband. 
  • 2003 - Angie Stone made her Broadway debut in Chicago. 
  • 2004 - Dolly Parton was given the Living Legend Medal by the U.S. Library of Congress. 
  • 2006 - The Beatles announced plans to digitally remaster their catalog for online sales. 
  • 2008 - Queen's Brian May became a chancellor at John Moore University in Liverpool. 
  • 2009 - George Harrison received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  • 2013 - Motown: The Musical opened on Broadway. 
  • 2013 - Justin Bieber wrote "Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber" in the guest book at the Anne Frank Museum causing a public outroar. 
  • 2016 - Prince played his last concert, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. 
Marriages
  • 1968 - Phil Spector and Veronica Bennett (Ronettes)
  • 2012 - Dave Haywood (Lady Antebellum) and Kelli Cashiola
Divorces
  • 1994 - Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley (announce plans to divorce)
Recorded
  • 1969 - The Ballad Of John and Yoko - Beatles
  • 1981 - A Country Boy Can Survive - Hank Williams, Jr. 
Released
  • 1955 - Ain't That a Shame - Fats Domino (single)
  • 1956 - I Want You to Be My Girl - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers (single)
  • 1956 - Little Girl of Mine - Cleftones (single)
  • 1967 - The Laughing Gnome - David Bowie (single)
  • 1967 - New York Mining Disaster 1941 - Bee Gees (single)
  • 1980 - He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones (single)
  • 1980 - Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden (debut album)
  • 1980 - British Steel - Judas Priest
  • 1982 - Diver Down - Van Halen
  • 1988 - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Public Enemy
  • 1997 - Ultra - Depeche Mode
  • 2014 - Stay With Me - Sam Smith (single)
Awards
  • 1969 - Academy Awards
    • Best Actress - Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl (tied with Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter)
    • Best Original Song - The Windmills of Your Mind - Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Broadcastsing
  • 1965 - Shindig! (ABC) - Millie Small
  • 1967 - Where the Action Is (ABC) (final show)
  • 1969 - 33-1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee (NBC) - Monkees
  • 1980 - Olivia's Hollywood Nights (ABC) - Olivia Newton-John, Elton John, Carpenters, Andy Gibb
  • 1997 - Classic Albums (VH1) - Ringo Starr (host) (debut)
  • 1998 - VH1 Divas (VH1) - Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain, Carole King
Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1979 - What a Fool Believes - Doobie Brothers (1 week)
  • 1990 - I'll Be Your Everything - Tommy Page (1 week)
  • 2001 - All For You - Janet Jackson (7 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1945 - Song of Norway - Original Cast (1 week)
  • 2001 - Until the End of Time - 2Pac (1 week)
  • 2007 - Let It Go - Tim McGraw (1 week)
  • 2012 - MDNA - Madonna (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1945 - Tippin' In - Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra (3 weeks)
  • 1956 - Long Tall Sally - Little Richard (8 weeks)
  • 1962 - Soul Twist - King Curtis (2 weeks)
  • 1973 - Masterpiece - Temptations (2 weeks)
  • 1979 - Disco Nights (Rock-Freak) - GQ (2 weeks)
  • 2001 - All For You - Janet Jackson (2 weeks) 
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1945 - Smoke on the Water - Bob Wills (1 week)
  • 1958 - Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson (7 weeks)
  • 1973 - A Shoulder to Cry On - Charley Pride (1 week)
  • 1979 - (If Loving You is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right - Barbara Mandrell (1 week)
  • 1984 - Thank God for the Radio - Kendalls (1 week)
  • 1990 - Five Minutes - Lorrie Morgan (1 week)
  • 2007 - Last Dollar (Fly Away) - Tim McGraw (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1973 - Sing - Carpenters (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 2001 - I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert (9 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1966 - Somebody Help Me - Spencer Davis Group (2 weeks)
  • 1979 - Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel (6 weeks)
  • 1990 - Vogue - Madonna (4 weeks)
  • 2001 - What Too You So Long - Emma Bunton (2 weeks)
  • 2012 - Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen (4 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1973 - Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin (2 weeks)
  • 1984 - NOW That's What I Call Music II - Various Artists (5 weeks)
  • 2007 - Because of the Times - Kings of Leon (2 weeks)
  • 2012 - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - Nicki Minaj (1 week)
  • 2016 - Everything You've Come to Expect - Last Shadow Puppets (1 week)

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