Music Almanac: May 14, 2018

Birthdays  
  • 1928 - Dub Jones (Coasters) (d. 2000)
  • 1930 - Marilyn Maye (88)
  • 1932 - Bob Johnston (producer) (d. 2015)
  • 1936 - Charlie Gracie (82)
  • 1936 - Bobby Darin (d. 1973)
  • 1939 - Troy Shondell (d. 2016)
  • 1940 - Troy Shondell (d. 2016)
  • 1943 - Derek Leckenby (Herman's Hermits) (d. 1994)
  • 1943 - Jack Bruce (Cream) (d. 2014)
  • 1946 - Gene Cornish (Rascals) (72)
  • 1947 - Al Ciner (American Breed) (71)
  • 1951 - Jerry Beckenstein (Spyro Gyra) (67)
  • 1952 - David Byrne (Talking Heads) (66)
  • 1953 - Tom Cochrane (65)
  • 1956 - Steve Hogarth (Marillion) (62)
  • 1960 - Shelley Preston (Bucks Fizz) (58)
  • 1962 - C.C. Deville (Poison) (56)
  • 1962 - Ian Astbury (Cult) (56)
  • 1964 - Eric Peterson (Testament) (54)
  • 1966 - Raphael Saadiq (Tony! Toni! Toné!) (52)
  • 1966 - Mike Inez (Alice in Chains) (52)
  • 1966 - Fabrice Morvan (Milli Vanilli) (52)
  • 1971 - Danny Wood (New Kids on the Block) (47)
  • 1971 - Freaky Tah (born Raymond Rogers) (Lost Boyz) (d. 1999)
  • 1973 - Shanice (born Shanice Wilson-Knox) (45)
  • 1973 - Natalie Appleton (All Saints) (45)
  • 1976 - Hunter Burgan (AFI) (42)
  • 1976 - Martine McCutcheon (born Martine Ponting) (42)
  • 1979 - Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) (39)
  • 1983 - Tom Welham (Thirteen Senses) (35)
  • 1984 - Olly Murs (34)
  • 1985 - Dustin Lynch (33)
  • 1993 - Miranda Cosgrove (25)
  • 1996 - Martin Garrix (born Martin Garritsen) (22)
Deaths
  • 1976 - Keith Relf (Yardbirds) - Electrocution while tuning an improperly grounded guitar (33)
  • 1998 - Frank Sinatra - Heart attack (82)
  • 2005 - Jimmy Martin - Bladder cancer (77)
  • 2014 - Cubie Burke (Five Stairsteps) - Complications from brain injury (49)
  • 2015 - B.B. King - Strokes as complication of diabetes (89)
  • 2016 - Tony Barrow (Beatles press officer) (80) 
On This Day
  • 1955 - Bo Diddley entered the charts for the first time with Bo Diddley/I'm a Man.
  • 1956 - The optometrist for Buddy Holly has the singer try contact lenses, but he decides to stay with glasses.
  • 1959 - Cliff Richard's first movie, Serious Changes, is released.
  • 1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney appear on The Tonight Show to announce the starting of Apple Records.
  • 1985 - Michael Jackson received a humanitarian award from Ronald Reagan at the White House.
  • 1988 - The 40th anniversary of Atlantic Records was celebrated with a show at Madison Square Garden featuring many of the biggest acts from the label, including a reunion of Led Zeppelin with Jason Bonham on drums.
  • 1998 - George Michael was fined stemming from his Los Angeles lewd act charge. 
  • 2002 - We Will Rock You, the Queen musical, opened in London's West End. 
  • 2003 - Britney Spears and the shoe company Sketchers came to an out-of-court agreement over a cross-filed advertising dispute. 
  • 2003 - Mike Patton announced that his group Mr. Bungle had broken up. 
  • 2004 - Phil Spector was arrested after fighting with his chauffeur. 
  • 2004 - Pete Doherty entered drug rehab. 
  • 2004 - Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow have their daughter, Apple. 
  • 2005 - 50 Cent was ordered by a judge to take an anger management course and stay clean to avoid prison time. 
  • 2006 - Aston "Family Man" Barrett, who used to be the bassist for Bob Marley & the Wailers, loses his suit over back royalties against Island Records and Marley's family.
  • 2008 - Metallica opened a North American and European tour in Los Angeles. 
  • 2017 - Johnny Mathis came out publically as gay on CBS Sunday Morning. 
Marriages
  • 2011 - Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Recorded 
  • 1937 - Caravan - Duke Ellington
  • 1951 - Moanin' at Midnight - Howlin' Wolf
  • 1952 - High Noon - Tex Ritter
  • 1964 - Little Old Lady (From Pasadena) - Jan and Dean
  • 1968 - People Got to Be Free - Rascals
  • 1969 - Ten Commandments of Love & Out of Sight, Out of Mind - Little Anthony & the Imperials
Released
  • 1956 - The Platters - Platters
  • 1991 - Spellbound - Paula Abdul
  • 1991 - Sailing the Seas of Cheese - Primus (major label debut album)
  • 1992 - Revenge - KISS (first with drummer Eric Singer)
  • 2002 - Vapor Trails - Rush
Broadcasts
  • 1968 - The Tonight Show (NBC) - John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  • 1971 - David Frost Show (U.K.) - Johnny Cash
  • 2001 - Moesha - Brandy (final episode after six seasons)
  • 2004 - CMT Crossroads (CMT) - Brad Paisley and John Mayer
Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1949 - (Ghost) Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) - Vaughn Monroe (11 weeks)
  • 1977 - When I Need You - Leo Sayer (1 week)
  • 1988 - Anything For You - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S Albums
  • 1988 - Faith - George Michael (6 weeks)
  • 2005 - Devils & Dust - Bruce Springsteen (1 week)
  • 2016 - Lemonade - Beyonce (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1983 - Candy Girl - New Edition (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1977 - Some Broken Hearts Never Mend - Don Williams (1 week)
  • 1983 - Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Love - B.J. Thomas (1 week)
  • 1988 - I'm Gonna Get You - Eddy Raven (1 week)
  • 1994 - If Bubba Can Dance (I Can To) - Shenandoah (1 week)
  • 2005 - My Give a Damn's Busted - Jo Dee Messina (2 weeks)
  • 2011 - A Little Bit Stronger - Sara Evans (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1988 - I Don't Want to Live Without You - Foreigner (1 week)
  • 2016 - Love Yourself - Justin Bieber (8 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1988 - Perfect - Fairground Attraction (1 week)
  • 1994 - Inside - Stiltskin (1 week)
  • 2005 - Lonely - Akon (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums 
  • 1983 - True - Spandau Ballet (1 week)
  • 1994 - Our Town: The Greatest Hits - Deacon Blue(2 weeks)
  • 2005 - Trouble - Akon (1 week)

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