Music Almanac: April 9, 2018

Birthdays
  • 1895 - Mance Lipscomb (d. 1976)
  • 1932 - Carl Perkins (d. 1998)
  • 1928 - Tom Lehrer (90)
  • 1941 - Kay Adams (77)
  • 1942 - Margo Smith (76)
  • 1943 - Terry Knight (Terry Knight & the Pack) (d. 2004)
  • 1945 - Steve Gadd (73)
  • 1945 - Con Hunley (73)
  • 1945 - Emil Stucchio (Classics) (73)
  • 1945 - Gus Hardin (born Carolyn Ann Blankenship) (d. 1996)
  • 1946 - Phillip Wright (Paper Lace) (72)
  • 1946 - Les Gray (Mud) (d. 2004)
  • 1948 - Chico Ryan (Happenings, Sha-Na-Na) (d. 1998)
  • 1950 - Peter Wood (Quiver, Roger Waters) (d. 1993)
  • 1953 - Hal Ketchum (65)
  • 1953 - John Howard (65)
  • 1959 - Dave Innis (Restless Heart) (59)
  • 1961 - Mark Kelly (Marillion) (57)
  • 1969 - Kevin Martin (Candlebox) (49)
  • 1977 - Gerald Way (My Chemical Romance) (41)
  • 1978 - Rachel Stevens (S Club) (40)
  • 1980 - Albert Hammond, Jr. (Strokes) (38)
  • 1987 - Jesse McCarthy (31)
  • 1987 - Jazmine Sullivan (31)
  • 2000 - Jackie Evancho (18)
Deaths
  • 1976 - Phil Ochs - Suicide (35)
  • 1988 - Dave Prater (Sam & Dave) - Car accident (50)
  • 1988 - Brook Benton - Complications of spinal meningitis (56)
  • 1990 - Darrell Glenn (54)
  • 1997 - Mae Boren Axton (co-writer of Heartbreak Hotel) - Heart attack (82)
  • 2009 - Randy Cain (Delfonics, Blue Magic) (63)
  • 2009 - Tom Patton (manager of Bay City Rollers) - Heart attack (70)
  • 2013 - Emilio Pericoli (85) 
On This Day
  • 1956 - Nat King Cole was beaten during a concert in Birmingham, AL by racial segregationists.
  • 1958 - Bill Haley & the Comets started a South American tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • 1964 - Capitol Records won a suit against VeeJay Records to release the Beatles' music in the U.S.
  • 1965 - Bruce Johnston replaced Brian Wilson in the Beach Boys.
  • 1966 - Jeff Beck collapsed during a Yardbirds show in Marseilles, France.
  • 1969 - King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer performed live for the first time in London. 
  • 1970 - Paul McCartney inserted a letter in the promo copies of his album McCartney that were sent to the press in the U.K. formally announcing his leaving the Beatles. 
  • 1970 - Pink Floyd started their second U.S. tour at the Fillmore East.
  • 1973 - Queen, who had just signed their first recording contract, played their first live show in a showcase for their label at London's Marquee Club.
  • 1974 - The Jackson 5 opened a 15-night stand at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
  • 1974 - Bruce Springsteen is introduced to Jon Landau who will become his manager.
  • 1981 - The Sam Goody record chain was convicted for sales of pirated tapes.
  • 1981 - The Carl Perkins Museum opened in Jackson, TN.
  • 1986 - A new musical produced by Dave Clark, "Time", opens in London's West End starring Cliff Richard. 
  • 1989 - Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones said he would be marrying 19-year-old Mandy Smith with whom he said he had been with for six years.
  • 1997 - A&M records issued a statement saying that Soundgarden had disbanded.
  • 1998 - Michael Jackson was awarded $2.7 million in a suit against the TV show Hard Copy.
  • 1998 - A public memorial is held for Tammy Wynette at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with performances by Lorrie Morgan, Randy Travis, the Judds, Dolly Parton and others. 
  • 1998 - George Michael was arrested for alleged lewd conduct in Will Rogers Park, Beverly Hills, CA.
  • 1999 - Faith Hill's first solo tour opened in Minneapolis, MN.
  • 1999 - Bruce Springsteen opened his first tour with the E-Street Band in eleven years in Barcelona, Spain. 
  • 2002 - Eminem paid a man he had hit in the face with an unloaded handgun $100,000 to settle a lawsuit.
  • 2003 - Paul McCartney played his first show in Manchester in 24 years. On this same day, he purchased the Carl Perkins song catalog.
  • 2004 - Jimmy Buffett wins a lawsuit against a Maryland hamburger stand who named their restaurant Cheeseburgers 'n' Paradise.
  • 2004 - Vince Neil of Motley Crue plead no contest to the charge that he assaulted a prostitute at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch.
  • 2004 - The parents of Weird Al Yankovic died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their home.
  • 2007 - Tanya Tucker was sued for $300,000 by her manicurist who was allegedly bitten by the singer's dog. 
  • 2007 - Rascal Flatts, Loretta Lynn and Jars of Clay were the honorees at the Recording Academy Honors. 
  • 2008 - Elton John played a benefit for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign at Radio City Music Hall. 
Marriages
  • 1994 - Wayne Newton and Kathleen McCrone
Divorces
  • 2012 - Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez
Recorded
  • 1956 - Be Bop-a-Lula - Gene Vincent
Released
  • 1965 - Ticket to Ride - Beatles (single, U.K. release)
  • 1969 - Nashville Skyline - Bob Dylan
  • 1973 - My Love - Paul McCartney (single, U.S. release)
  • 1984 - Reckoning - R.E.M.
  • 1985 - Heaven - Bryan Adams (single)
  • 1990 - Cradle of Love - Billy Idol (single)
  • 1996 - Revival - Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings (debut as a duo)
Awards
  • 1962 - Academy Awards
    • Original Song - Moon River - Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer
    • Dramatic or Comdey Score - Breakfast at Tiffany's - Henry Mancini
Broadcasts 
  • 1963 - Tuesday Rendezvous (ITV U.K.) - Beatles
  • 1965 - Ready Steady Go (U.K.) - Rolling Stones
  • 1977 - American Bandstand (ABC) - Shaun Cassidy
Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1966 - (You're My) Soul & Inspiration - Righteous Brothers (3 weeks)
  • 1977 - Dancing Queen - ABBA (1 week)
  • 1988 - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car - Billy Ocean (2 weeks)
  • 1994 - Bump N' Grind - R. Kelly (4 weeks)
  • 2011 - E.T. - Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West (5 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1994 - Far Beyond Driven - Pantera (1 week)
  • 2011 - F.A.M.E. - Chris Brown (1 week)
  • 2016 - This is What the Truth Feels Like - Gwen Stefani (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1955 - The Wallflower - Etta James (4 weeks)
  • 1977 - At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up) - Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (2 weeks)
  • 1988 - Ooo La La La - Teena Marie (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1966 - I Want to Go With You - Eddy Arnold (6 weeks)
  • 1983 - We've Got Tonight - Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton (1 week)
  • 1988 - Famous Last Words of a Fool - George Strait (1 week)
  • 2011 - Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not - Thompson Square (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1966 - I Want to Go With You - Eddy Arnold (3 weeks)
  • 1977 - Don't Give Up on Us - David Soul (1 week)
  • 1983 - Make Love Stay - Dan Fogelberg (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1983 - Let's Dance - David Bowie (3 weeks)
  • 1988 - Heart - Pet Shop Boys (3 weeks)
  • 1994 - Everything Changes - Take That (2 weeks)
  • 2011 - On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1994 - The Division Bell - Pink Floyd (4 weeks)

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