Music Almanac: May 10, 2018

Birthdays  
  • 1909 - Maybelle Carter (d. 1978)
  • 1920 - Bert Weedon (d. 2012)
  • 1935 - Larry Williams (d. 1980)
  • 1938 - Henry Fambrough (Spinners) (80)
  • 1940 - Arthur Alexander (d. 1993)
  • 1942 - Carl Douglas (76)
  • 1944 - Jackie Lomax (d. 2012)
  • 1946 - Donovan (72)
  • 1946 - Graham Gouldman (10 CC) (72)
  • 1947 - Dave Mason (71)
  • 1947 - Jay Ferguson (Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne) (71)
  • 1947 - Sly Dunbar (Sly & Robbie) (71)
  • 1951 - Ron Banks (Dramatics) (d. 2010)
  • 1952 - Lee Brilleaux (born Lee Collinson) (Dr. Feelgood) (d. 1994)
  • 1953 - Steve Thomas (Shooting Star) (68)
  • 1957 - Karl Hyde (Underworld) (61)
  • 1957 - Sid Vicious (born John Ritchie) (d. 1979)
  • 1960 - Bono (U2) (58)
  • 1961 - Danny Carey (Tool) (57)
  • 1967 - Young MC (born Marvin Young) (51)
  • 1968 - Richard Patrick (Filter) (50)
  • 1980 - Jason "Jay" Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) (38)
  • 1985 - Ashley Poole (Dream) (33)
  • 1991 - Ray Dalton (27)
  • 1992 - Charice (born Charmaine Pempengco) (26)
Deaths
  • 1999 - Shel Silverstein - Heart attack (57)
  • 2005 - David Wayne (Metal Church) - Car accident (47)
  • 2012 - Bert Weedon (91)
On This Day
  • 1960 - The Silver Beatles were selected to be the backing band for singer Johnny Gentle's tour of Scotland.
  • 1964 - Dusty Springfield made her U.S. television debut on Ed Sullivan.
  • 1967 - Mick Jagger & Keith Richards plead not guilty to drug possession charges.
  • 1968 - Jim Morrison incited a riot during a Chicago Doors concert.
  • 1969 - The Turtles played at the White House, invited by Tricia Nixon. The Temptations were also on the bill. 
  • 1972 - Slade started their first headlining tour.
  • 1974 - A party was held in Los Angeles to celebrate the launching of Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label.
  • 1974 - The Who sold out Madison Square Garden in a then record eight hours. 
  • 1975 - Stevie Wonder played at the Washington Monument for Human Kindness Day.
  • 1975 - Apple Records was dissolved.
  • 1977 - Adam and the Ants played their first concert.
  • 1982 - WABC in New York went from music to all-talk.
  • 1985 - The Go-Go's announced that they were breaking up.
  • 1989 - Bono and wife Ali have their first child, a daughter named Jordan. 
  • 1991 - Madonna's Truth or Dare premiered in Los Angeles.
  • 1991 - Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys was shot by his girlfriend, losing his right eye. 
  • 1994 - Barbra Streisand began her first concert tour in 30 years.
  • 1994 - Tupac Shakur started a 15-day prison sentence for attacking a director on a video set. 
  • 1994 - Willie Nelson was arrested on drug charges after police in Hewitt, TX found his sleeping in his car.
  • 1997 - Barbara Mandrell started selling a line of jewelry on QVC.
  • 1998 - The voice of Tammy Wynette and Ani DiFranco are featured on King of the Hill.
  • 2000 - Bobby Brown was arrested in Newark, NJ for breaking his probation. He had previously tested positive for cocaine.
  • 2000 - Michael Bolton lost his appeal of the decision that his Love is a Wonderful Thing was partially stolen from the Isley Brothers.
  • 2003 - Steven Tyler was given an Honorary Doctorate of Music by the Berklee College of Music.
  • 2006 - Brent Wilson left Panic at the Disco.
  • 2006 - Great White's tour manager, Daniel Biechele was sentenced to four years in prison for his role in the Station Inn nightclub fire. 
  • 2006 - T.I. was arrested for probation violation after not completing his number of hours of community service. 
  • 2008 - Carrie Underwood became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. 
  • 2011 - Herman Frank of Accept fell during a show, puncturing his lung and breaking four ribs. He didn't realize he was hurt until after the show. 
  • 2013 - Two men were arrested for pushing over and damaging the statue of Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy in Dublin. 
Marriages
  • 1957 - Harlan Howard and Lula Grace Johnson (aka Jan Howard)
  • 1976 - Ace Frehley (KISS) and Janette Trerotola
  • 1986 - Tommy Lee and Heather Locklear
  • 2003 - Matthew West and Emily
  • 2005 - Seal and Heidi Klum
Divorces
  • 1994 - Paula Abdul and Emilio Estevez (filed by Abdul)
Recorded
  • 1963 - Come On - Rolling Stones (their first release)
  • 1974 - I Shot the Sheriff - Eric Clapton
  • 1983 - Kill 'Em All - Metallica (thorugh May 27)
Released
  • 1970 - Coal Miner's Daughter - Loretta Lynn (single)
  • 1984 - God Bless the U.S.A. - Lee Greenwood (single)
  • 1988 - Lovesexy - Prince
  • 1994 - Weezer (Blue Album) - Weezer (debut album)
  • 1994 - Back & Forth - Aaliyah (single)
Awards
  • 1970 - Ivor Novello Awards
    • The Best Song Musically and Lyrically - Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) - Peter Sarstedt
    • The Most Performed Work of the Year - Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da - John Lennon
    • The 'A' Side of the Record Issued in 1969 Which Achieved the Highest Certified British Sales - Get Back - John Lennon
    • British International Hit of the Year - Love is All - Barry Mason
    • Special Award For Originality - Space Oddity - David Bowie
    • Special Award for the Most Contemporary Song - Melting Pot - Roger Greenaway
Broadcasts
  • 1964 - Ed Sullivan Show (CBS) - Dusty Springfield (U.S. television debut)
  • 1971 - This is Your Life (British version) - Lulu
  • 1986 - Saturday Night Live (NBC) - Paul Simon
  • 1998 - The Simpsons (Fox) - Tammy Wynette and Ani DiFranco
  • 2016 - Eurovision Song Contest - Justin Timberlake
Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1986 - West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys (1 week)
  • 2003 - Get Busy - Sean Paul (3 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1952 - With a Song In My Heart - Jane Froman (23 weeks)
  • 1997 - Share My World - Mary J. Blige (1 week)
  • 2003 - American Life - Madonna (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1975 - Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor) - Joe Simon (2 weeks)
  • 2008 - Lollipop - Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major (6 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1952 - Wild Side of Town - Hank Thompson (15 weeks)
  • 1969 - Hungry Eyes - Merle Haggard (1 week)
  • 1975 - She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles) - Gary Stewart (1 week)
  • 1980 - Beneath Still Waters - Emmylou Harris (1 week)
  • 1986 - Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days) - Judds (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1969 - Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) - 5th Dimension (2 weeks)
  • 1975 - The Immigrant - Neil Sedaka (1 week)
  • 1980 - The Rose - Bette Midler (5 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1986 - Rock Me Amadeus - Falco (1 week)
  • 1997 - Love Won't Wait - Gary Barlow (1 week)
  • 2003 - Loneliness - Tomcraft (1 week)
  • 2014 - Summer - Calvin Harris (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums 
  • 1958 - My Fair Lady - Original Cast (19 weeks)
  • 1969 - On the Threshold of a Dream - Moody Blues (2 weeks)
  • 2003 - Justified - Justin Timberlake (1 week)
  • 2008 - Hard Candy - Madonna (1 week)

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