Music Almanac: June 12, 2018

Birthdays
  • 1928 - Vic Damone (d. 2018)
  • 1930 - Jim Nabors (d. 2017)
  • 1932 - Charlie Feathers (d. 1998)
  • 1937 - Chips Moman (d. 2016)
  • 1941 - Chick Corea (77)
  • 1941 - Roy Harper (77)
  • 1941 - Reg Presley (Troggs) (d. 2013)
  • 1942 - Len Barry (76)
  • 1944 - Maurice Jackson (Independents) (74)
  • 1944 - Harold Cowart (John Fred & the Playboy Band) (d. 2010)
  • 1948 - Barry Bailey (Atlanta Rhythm Section) (70)
  • 1948 - Lyn Collins (d. 2005)
  • 1949 - John Wetton (King Crimson, Asia) (d. 2017)
  • 1951 - Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick) (67)
  • 1951 - Brad Delp (Boston) (d. 2007)
  • 1952 - Junior Brown (66)
  • 1952 - Pete Farndon (Pretenders) (d. 1983)
  • 1953 - Rocky Burnette (65)
  • 1958 - Meredith Brooks (60)
  • 1959 - John Linnell (There Might Be Giants) (59)
  • 1960 - Michael Hausman ('Til Tuesday) (58)
  • 1962 - Drew "Grandmaster Dee" Carter (Whodini) (56)
  • 1968 - Bobby Sheehan (Blues Traveler) (d. 1999)
  • 1969 - Bardi Martin (Candlebox) (49)
  • 1972 - Bounty Killer (born Rodney Price) (46)
  • 1977 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd (41)
  • 1979 - Robyn (Robyn Carlsson) (39)
  • 1985 - Chris Young (33)
  • 1988 - Dave Meiillo (Cute is What We Aim For) (30)
Deaths
  • 1957 - Jimmy Dorsey - Throat cancer (53)
  • 1971 - J.E. Mainer (early country star) (72)
  • 1978 - Johnny Bond - Heart attack (63)
  • 1989 - Lou Monte - Emphysema (72)
  • 2011 - Carl Gardner (Coasters) - Congestive heart failure (83)
On This Day
  • 1962 - Brenda Lee dislocated her neck while performing in Cherry Hill, NJ. 
  • 1963 - Brenda Lee graduated high school.  She already had twelve hit records. 
  • 1964 - The Beatles see their biggest crowd ever when a reported 250,000 people greeted them in Adelaide, Australia. 
  • 1965 - The Beatles are made Members of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen. 
  • 1966 - Steven Tyler was arrested for drug possession after buying it from an undercover police officer at his high school. 
  • 1968 - Elvis Presley's Speedway opened in Charlotte, NC. 
  • 1969 - Mick Taylor was named the new guitarist for the Rolling Stones, replacing Brian Jones. 
  • 1977 - The Supremes performed together for the last time in London.
  • 1982 - A rally for nuclear disarmament in New York's Central Park sees performances by Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Gary U.S. Bonds.
  • 1987 - It was ruled by the L.A. Coroner's office that Paul Butterfield died from a heart attack due to drug and alcohol abuse. 
  • 1989 - Graceland expanded with the opening of the Elvis Presley Autoland Museum. 
  • 1992 - The Backstreet Boys won their case in a lawsuit brought by the estate of Percy Sledge over the song "I'll Be Your Everything". 
  • 1994 - Cab Calloway suffered a stroke at his home in Westchester, NY.
  • 1998 - John Fogerty cancels the first night of his new tour in Chicago because it conflicted with the first game of the NBA playoffs between Chicago and Utah.
  • 2000 - Bobby Brown was sentenced to 75 days in a Ft. Lauderdale jail for probation violation.
  • 2000 - Sinead O'Connor announced that she was a lesbian. 
  • 2001 - A three mile section of Highway 92 in Hiram, GA is renamed the Travis Tritt Highway.
  • 2003 - The Songwriters Hall of Fame welcomed Van Morrison, Queen, Phil Collins and Little Richard.
  • 2004 - Terri Clark joined the Grand Ole Opry. She is the first Canadian female vocalist to receive the honor. 
  • 2005 - Pink Floyd announced that they would reunite for the Live 8 concert in July. It would be their first time playing together on stage since 1981.
  • 2006 - Korn cancelled their European tour after Jonathan Davis has to enter the hospital with a blood disorder.
  • 2007 - Canada put out postage stamps of Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Anne Murray and Paul Anka. 
  • 2009 - Shania Twain opened up to fans about her split from husband Mutt Lange. 
  • 2009 - The Beastie Boys played their last show together at the Bonnaroo Festival. 
  • 2013 - Mumford & Sons' Ted Dwane was taken to a hospital and received surgery for a blood clot on the surface of the brain. 
Marriages
  • 1970 - Mick Fleetwood and Jenny Boyd
  • 1997 - Snoop Dogg and Shante Taylor
Recorded
  • 1935 - Love and Kisses and I'll Chase the Blues Away - Ella Fitzgerald (her first recording session)
  • 1963 - Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe - Beach Boys
  • 1964 - She's Not There - Zombies
  • 1973 - Jolene - Dolly Parton
  • 1973 - We're An American Band - Grand Funk 
Released 
  • 1954 - Riot in Cell Block #9 - Robins (single)
  • 1954 - Three Coins in a Fountain - Dominoes (single)
  • 1954 - Over the Rainbow - Checkers (single)
  • 1959 - Chuck Berry on Top - Chuck Berry
  • 1959 - Go Go Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
  • 1965 - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones (single)
  • 1972 - Sometime in New York City - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  • 1984 - Human's Lib - Howard Jones (debut album)
  • 1990 - Holy Water - Bad Company
  • 1990 - Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey (debut)
  • 1990 - I'll Give All My Love to You - Keith Sweat
  • 1997 - My Own Prison - Creed (debut)
  • 1998 - Here We Go Again/Nessun Dorma - Aretha Franklin (b-side is from her Grammy performance) (single)
  • 2001 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket - Blink-182
  • 2007 - Lost Highway - Bon Jovi
  • 2007 - From Nothin' to Somethin' - Fabolous
  • 2007 - Big Dog Daddy - Toby Keith
  • 2012 - Clockwork Angels - Rush
Awards
  • 2006 - Webby Awards
    • Lifetime Achievement Award - Prince (for his "visionary use of the internet")
Broadcasts
  • 1965 - American Bandstand (ABC) - Sonny & Cher (TV debut)
  • 1966 - Ed Sullivan - Dave Clark Five (broke record with 12th appearance on show)
Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1943 - Taking a Chance on Love - Benny Goodman (3 weeks)
  • 1965 - Back in My Arms Again - Supremes (1 week)
  • 1971 - Want Ads - Honey Cone (1 week)
  • 1999 - If You Had My Love - Jennifer Lopez (5 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums 
  • 1954 - Music for Lovers Only - Jackie Gleason (2 weeks (34 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 2004 - Under My Skin - Avril Lavinge (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles 
  • 1954 - Shake, Rattle & Roll - Big Joe Turner (3 weeks)
  • 1971 - Want Ads - Honey Cone (2 weeks (1 previous week at number 1))
  • 1976 - I'll Be Good to You - Brothers Johnson (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1948 - Bouquet of Roses - Eddy Arnold (3 weeks)
  • 1976 - I'll Get Over You - Crystal Gayle (1 week)
  • 1982 - For All the Wrong Reasons - Bellamy Brothers (1 week)
  • 2010 - The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert (4 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1976 - Save Your Kisses For Me - Brotherhood of Man (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1976 - The Combine Harvester (Brand New Key) - Wurzels (2 weeks)
  • 1982 - Goody Two Shoes - Adam Ant (2 weeks)
  • 1993 - (I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You - UB40 (2 weeks)
  • 1999 - Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen) - Baz Luhrmann (1 week)
  • 2004 - I Don't Wanna Know - Mario Winana Featuring Enya and P. Diddy (2 weeks)
  • 2010 - Gettin' Over You - David Guetta Featuring Chris Willis
Number Ones - U.K. Albums 
  • 1982 - Complete Madness - Madness (1 week (2 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1993 - No Limits - Two Unlimited (1 week)
  • 1999 - By Request - Boyzone (2 weeks)
  • 2004 - Hopes and Fears - Keane (1 week)
  • 2010 - To the Sea - Jack Johnson (1 week)

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