Music Almanac: May 16, 2018

Births
  • 1913 - Woody Herman (d. 1987)
  • 1919 - Liberace (d. 1987)
  • 1929 - Betty Carter (d. 1998)
  • 1932 - Isaac "Red" Holt (Young-Holt Unlimited) (86)
  • 1936 - Kripp Johnson (Del-Vikings) (d. 1990)
  • 1944 - Billy Cobham (74)
  • 1945 - Nicky Chinn (73)
  • 1946 - Robert Fripp (King Crimson) (72)
  • 1946 - Roger Earl (Foghat) (72)
  • 1947 - Darrell Sweet (Nazareth) (d. 1999)
  • 1947 - Barbara Lee (Chiffons) (d. 1992)
  • 1950 - Jock Bartley (Firefall) (68)
  • 1951 - Jonathan Richman (Modern Lovers) (68)
  • 1953 - Richard Page (Mr. Mister) (65)
  • 1955 - Hazel O'Conner (63)
  • 1958 - Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17) (61)
  • 1964 - Boyd Tinsley (Dave Matthews Band) (54)
  • 1965 - Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) (53)
  • 1966 - Janet Jackson (52)
  • 1968 - Ralph Tresvant, Jr. (New Edition) (50)
  • 1971 - Rick Trevino (47)
  • 1971 - Simon Katz (Jamiroquai) (47)
  • 1971 - Rachel Goswell (Slowdive) (47)
  • 1973 - Will White (Propellerheads) (45)
  • 1974 - Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.) (44)
  • 1983 - Mince Fratelli (Fratellis) (35)
  • 1992 - Kirstin Maldonado (Pentatonix) (26)
Deaths
  • 1953 - Django Reinhart - Brain hemorrhage (43)
  • 1981 - Ernie Freeman - Heart attack (58) 
  • 1990 - Sammy Davis, Jr. - Throat cancer (64)
  • 1993 - Marv Johnson - Stroke (54)
  • 1999 - Jean Davis (co-founder of the Glastonbury Festival) - Cancer (60)
  • 2001 - Brian Pendleton (Pretty Things) - Lung cancer (57)
  • 2010 - Ronnie James Dio (Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell) - Stomach cancer (67)
  • 2012 - Chuck Brown - Multiple organ failure (75)
On This Day
  • 1965 - The limousine carrying the Rolling Stones away from a show in Long Beach, CA was attacked by fans who started to cave the roof in while standing on it. 
  • 1969 - Jack Casady of the Jefferson Airplane was arrested for marijuana possession. He was given a 2-1/2 year suspended sentence. 
  • 1969 - Pete Townshend was jailed for assaulting a man who, unbeknownst to him was a plain clothes police officer, who jumped on the stage during their show to warn the crowd of a fire. He was fined $30.
  • 1970 - Randy Bachman left the Guess Who.
  • 1970 - Marty Balin of the Jefferson Airplane was arrested in Bloomington, MI for drug possession. 
  • 1972 - The Oakland Coliseum hosted The Baddest Soul Show of 1982 with Al Green, Etta James, Joe Simon with J.J. Malone, Little Denise, Harvey Mandel and Paul Lagos.
  • 1974 - Brian May was flown back to England, leaving Queen's tour of the U.S., when he collapsed from hepatitis.
  • 1976 - Patti Smith played her first show in Britain at the Roundhouse in London.
  • 1976 - It was Ohio Players Day in Dayton, OH.
  • 1980 - Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes of the Buggles joined Yes, replacing Rick Wakeman and Jon Anderson.
  • 1980 - Dr. George C. Nichopoulous, personal physician to Elvis Presley, was indicted in Memphis of 14 counts of over-prescribing drugs.
  • 1980 - Brain May collapsed on stage and was hospitalized for hepatitis. 
  • 1983 - The special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever aired, including the first performance of Michael Jackson's Moonwalk.
  • 1984 - Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in Dallas for public intoxication while walking down Beale Street.
  • 1992 - Kiss started the European leg of their Revenge World Tour in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 1998 - The Rolling Stones were forced to cancel a number of stops on their Bridges to Babylon Tour when Keith Richards fell reaching for a book in his home and broke a number of ribs.
  • 2000 - Prince announced that he will begin using his name again.
  • 2000 - An exhibition of art called What My Heart Has Seen opens in London.  The artist is Tony Bennett.
  • 2003 - Barry White suffered a stroke while having surgery. 
  • 2003 - The post office in Hoboken, NJ was named after Frank Sinatra. 
  • 2009 - David Nail made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry. 
  • 2013 - George Michael was injured when he fell from a car.
Marriages
  • 1981 - Martin Chambers (Pretenders) and Tracy Atkinson
  • 1986 - Elvis Costello and Caitlin O'Riordan (Pogues)
  • 1986 - Robert Fripp and Toyah
  • 1987 - David Crosby and Jan Dance
  • 2006 - Fieldy (Korn) and Deena Beber
Recorded
  • 1966 - Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
  • 1966 - Taxman, For No One - Beatles
  • 1968 - Polk Salad Annie - Tony Joe White
  • 1969 - Me and Bobby McGee - Roger Miller
  • 1969 - Workin' Man Blues - Merle Haggard
Released 
  • 1966 - Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
  • 1970 - Live at Leeds - Who
  • 1978 - ...But Seriously Folks - Joe Walsh
  • 1980 - McCartney II - Paul McCartney (U.K. Release)
  • 1980 - Tennessee River - Alabama (single)
  • 1984 - When Doves Cry - Prince (single)
Broadcasts
  • 1980 - Music, Music, Music (ABC) - Carpenters
  • 1999 - Double Platinum (NBC) - Diana Ross, Brandy
  • 2002 - Will & Grace (NBC) - Cher
Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1953 - The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart) - Percy Faith (10 weeks)
  • 1964 - My Guy - Mary Wells (2 weeks)
  • 1981 - Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes (9 weeks)
  • 1987 - With or Without You - U2 (3 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums 
  • 1960 - Theme From A Summer Place - Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 1970 - Deja Vu - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1 week)
  • 1981 - Hi Infidelity - R.E.O. Speedwagon (6 weeks (9 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1998 - Before These Crowded Streets - Dave Matthews Band (1 week)
  • 2009 - Together Through Life - Bob Dylan (1 week)
  • 2015 - Jekyll + Hyde - Zac Brown Band (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1970 - Love On a Two-Way Street - Moments (5 weeks)
  • 1981 - A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) - Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio (2 weeks)
  • 1987 - Always - Atlantic Starr (2 weeks)
  • 1992 - My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) - En Vogue (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1960 - Please Help Me, I'm Falling - Hank Locklin (14 weeks)
  • 1964 - My Heart Skips a Beat - Buck Owens (3 weeks)
  • 1970 - My Love - Sonny James (3 weeks)
  • 1981 - I Loved 'Em Every One - T.G. Sheppard (1 week)
  • 1987 - To Know Him Is To Love Him - Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris (1 week)
  • 1998 - This Kiss - Faith Hill (3 weeks)
  • 2009 - She's Country - Jason Aldean (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1981 - Sukiyaki - A Taste of Honey (2 weeks)
  • 1987 - Just to See Her - Smokey Robinson (1 week)
  • 1992 - Hold On My Heart - Phil Collins (5 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1958 - Who's Sorry Now - Connie Francis (6 weeks)
  • 1970 - Back Home - England World Cup Squad "70" (3 weeks)
  • 1998 - Turn Back Time - Aqua (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums 
  • 1992 - 1992: The Love Album - Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine (1 week)
  • 1998 - International Velvet - Catatonia (1 week)
  • 2015 - Wilder Mind - Mumford & Sons (2 weeks)

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