Music Almanac: May 29, 2018

Birthdays
  • 1916 - Carl Davis (d. 1995)
  • 1923 - Eugene Wright (Dave Brubeck Quartet) (95)
  • 1925 - Danny Davis (Danny Davis & the Nashville Brass) (d. 2008)
  • 1935 - Sylvia Robinson (d. 2011)
  • 1937 - Irmin Schmidt (Can) (81)
  • 1939 - Monti Rock III (Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes) (79)
  • 1941 - Roy Crewdson (Freddie & the Dreamers) (77)
  • 1945 - Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) (73)
  • 1947 - Joey Levine (Ohio Express) (71)
  • 1949 - Francis Rossi (Status Quo) (69)
  • 1950 - Rebbie Jackson (68)
  • 1953 - Danny Elfman (Oingo Boingo) (65)
  • 1955 - Mike Porcaro (Toto) (d. 2015)
  • 1956 - LaToya Jackson (62)
  • 1956 - Larry Blackmon (Cameo) (62)
  • 1959 - Steve Hanley (The Fall) (59)
  • 1960 - Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds) (58)
  • 1960 - Jesse Johnson (The Time) (58)
  • 1961 - Melissa Etheridge (57)
  • 1961 - David Palmer (ABC) (57)
  • 1961 - John Miceli (Meat Loaf) (57)
  • 1962 - John Pedder (Babybird) (56)
  • 1963 - Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden) (55)
  • 1967 - Noel Gallagher (Oasis) (51)
  • 1967 - Wycliffe Gordon (51)
  • 1969 - Chan Kinchla (Blues Traveler) (49)
  • 1972 - Simon Jones (The Verve) (46)
  • 1973 - Mark Lee (Third Day) (45)
  • 1975 - Melanie Brown (Mel B, Scary Spice, Spice Girls) (43)
  • 1976 - David Buckner (Papa Roach) (42)
  • 1978 - Pelle Almqvist (Hives) (40)
  • 1978 - Daniel Pearce (40)
Deaths
  • 1977 - Goddard Lieberson (President Columbia Records) - Cancer (66)
  • 1989 - John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service) - Emphysema (45)
  • 1992 - Ollie Halsall (Rutles) - Heroin overdose (43)
  • 1997 - Jeff Buckley - Drowning (30)
  • 2012 - Doc Watson - Complications following surgery (89)
  • 2013 - Marvin Junior (Dells) - Kidney Failure (77)
On This Day
  • 1950 - Mother Maybelle Carter and the Carter Sisters joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1959 - One of the first outdoor concerts of the rock era was held at Herndon Stadium in Atlanta with Ray Charles, B.B. King and Jimmy Reed.
  • 1963 - Del Shannon's version of From Me to You becomes the first John Lennon & Paul McCartney song to make the U.S. charts.
  • 1971 - Three dozen concert goers were treated for LSD hallucinations at a Grateful Dead show in San Francisco.
  • 1973 - Roger McGuinn performed his first solo show and confirmed that the Byrds had broken up.
  • 1973 - Clive Davis was fired from Columbia Records.
  • 1975 - An Osmonds' performance in London was marred when fans rioted.
  • 1977 - For the first time in his career, Elvis Presley ended a show early.
  • 1981 - Prince made his first performance in Europe.
  • 1983 - KISS played what was supposed to be their last concert with makeup.
  • 1983 - Van Halen set a new record, up to that day, for the most paid for a performance. They were given $1.5 million to play the second US Festival. 
  • 1987 - Michael Jackson reportedly offered $50,000 for the remains of the Elephant Man.
  • 1989 - Elvis Presley's first grandchild was born to Lisa Marie Presley. 
  • 1991 - Steve Winwood's tour bus is sideswiped by a truck. Nobody is injured.
  • 1992 - 44 nude pictures of Madonna that had been stolen from photographer Steven Meisel were recovered by police.
  • 1997 - Snoop Dogg was sued in Los Angeles by a personal manager Sharitha Knight (wife of Marion "Suge" Knight) who claimed she was owed $1 million in back pay.
  • 1998 - Shania Twain opened her first major concert tour in Sudbury, ON. 
  • 1999 - The skeletal remains of Philip Kramer of Iron Butterfly in a Malibu, CA canyon. He had been missing since February 12, 1995 and his death was ruled a probable suicide.
  • 1999 - The Rolling Stones kick off the European leg of their Bridges to Babylon tour.
  • 2001 - The Eagles played Russia for the first time.
  • 2003 - Rich Robinson (Black Crowes) band Hookah Brown breaks up after six months.
  • 2004 - Sum 41 fled the Congo while filming a documentary for War Child Canada.
  • 2005 - Bob Geldof and Elton John announced Live 8, a set of five concerts to raise awareness of poverty.
  • 2005 - Roger O'Donnell and Perry Bamonte are fired from The Cure.
  • 2009 - Phil Spector was sentenced to a minimum of 19 years for the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson.
  • 2009 - John Rich was charged with assault and harassment after an altercation with Jared Ashley, a contestant on the fourth season of Nashville Star. 
  • 2012 - Aaron Freeman announces he will stop performing under the name Gene Ween. 
  • 2013 - A benefit concert, Healing From the Heartland, was held in Oklahoma City, OK. Blake Shelton organized the effort and brought in wife Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill and Ryan Tedder. 
Marriages
  • 2004 - Josey Scott (Saliva) and Kendra (at Graceland)
Divorces
  • 1952 - Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard
  • 2010 - Shania Twain and Robert "Mutt" Lange
Recorded
  • 1942 - White Christmas - Bing Crosby
  • 1958 - Tears on My Pillow - Little Anthony & the Imperials
  • 1991 - Wynonna Judd started recording her first solo album. 
  • 2004 - Live at Texas Stadium - George Strait, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett (recorded at Texas Stadium in Irving, TX)
Released
  • 1954 - Somebody Else Took Her Home - Frankie Valli (recording as Frankie Valley)
  • 1969 - Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • 1972 - Mary Had a Little Lamb - Wings
  • 1973 - Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
  • 1984 - Private Dancer - Tina Turner
  • 1987 - I Want Your Sex - George Michael
Awards 
  • 1962 - Grammy Awards
    • Record of the Year - Moon River - Henry Mancini
    • Album of the Year - Judy at Carnegie Hall - Judy Garland
    • Song of the Year - Moon River - Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer
    • New Artist - Peter Nero
    • Country & Western Recording - Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
    • Folk Recording - Belefonte Folk Singers at Home and Abroad - Belafonte Folk Singers
    • Pop Solo Female - Judy at Carnegie Hall - Judy Garland
    • Pop Solo Male - Lollipops and Roses - Jack Jones
    • Pop Vocal Group - High Flying - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
    • Rock and Roll Recording - Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
    • Rhythm & Blues Performance - Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
  • 1997 - 42nd Ivor Novello Awards 
    • Hit of the Year - Wannabe - Spice Girls
    • Song of the Year - A Design for Life - Manic Street Preachers
    • Outstanding Contribution to Music - Elvis Costello
    • Songwriter of the Year - George Michael
    • Most Performed Work - Fastlove - George Michael
Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1943 - That Old Black Magic - Glenn Miller (1 week)
  • 1961 - Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson (1 week)
  • 1965 - Help Me, Rhonda - Beach Boys (2 weeks)
  • 1971 - Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones (2 weeks)
  • 1976 - Love Hangover - Diana Ross (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums 
  • 1948 - A Presentation of Progressive Jazz - Stan Kenton (8 weeks)
  • 1976 - Wings At the Speed of Sound - Wings (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))
  • 1982 - Tug of War - Paul McCartney (3 weeks)
  • 1999 - Ricky Martin - Ricky Martin (1 week)
  • 2010 - My World 2.0 - Justin Bieber (1 week (3 previous weeks at number 1))
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles 
  • 1943 - Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Never No Lament) - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra (3 weeks)
  • 1961 - Stand By Me - Ben E. King (4 weeks)
  • 1965 - Back in My Arms Again - Supremes (1 week)
  • 1971 - Want Ads - Honey Cone (1 week)
  • 1976 - I Want You - Marvin Gaye (1 week)
  • 1982 - Let It Whip - Dazz Band (4 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles 
  • 1965 - This is It - Jim Reeves (2 weeks)
  • 1976 - One Piece at a Time - Johnny Cash (2 weeks)
  • 2004 - Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson (5 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1971 - Rainy Days & Mondays - Carpenters (4 weeks)
  • 1976 - Silly Love Songs - Wings (1 week)
  • 1993 - Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart (5 weeks)
  • 1999 - You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins (9 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1982 - House of Fun - Madness (2 weeks)
  • 1999 - Sweet Like Chocolate - Shanks & Bigfoot (2 weeks)
  • 2010 - Nothin' On You - B.O.B. Featuring Bruno Mars (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums 
  • 1965 - Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan (1 week)
  • 1993 - janet - Janet Jackson (2 weeks)
  • 1999 - Gold: Greatest Hits - ABBA (2 week (1 previous week))
  • 2010 - Exile on Main St - Rolling Stones (1 week (1 previous week))

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