Music Almanac: June 5, 2018

Birthdays
  • 1925 - Bill Hayes (93)
  • 1937 - Floyd Butler (Friends of Distinction) (d. 1990)
  • 1945 - Don Reid (Statler Brothers) (73)
  • 1947 - Fred Stone (Sly & the Family Stone) (71)
  • 1947 - Laurie Anderson (71)
  • 1947 - Tom Evans (Badfinger) (d. 1983)
  • 1948 - Gail Davies (70) 
  • 1948 - Frank Esler-Smith (Air Supply) (d. 1991)
  • 1950 - Ronnie Dyson (d. 1990)
  • 1952 - Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden) (66)
  • 1954 - Peter Erskine (Weather Report) (64)
  • 1956 - Kenny G (62)
  • 1956 - Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs) (62)
  • 1961 - Terri Nunn (Berlin) (57)
  • 1964 - Maggie Dunne (We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It) (54)
  • 1967 - Suzanne Cox (Cox Family) (51)
  • 1968 - Brett James (singer-songwriter) (50)
  • 1969 - Brian McKnight (49)
  • 1970 - Claus Norreen (Aqua) (48)
  • 1971 - Mark Wahlberg (Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch) (47)
  • 1974 - P-Nut (311) (44)
  • 1979 - Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) (39)
  • 1981 - Sébastien Lefebvre (Simple Plan) (37)
  • 1990 - DJ Mustard (born Dijon McFarlane) (28)
  • 1995 - Troye Sivan (born Troye Mellet) (23)
Deaths
  • 1977 - Sleepy John Estes - Stroke (78)
  • 1990 - Jim Hodder (Steely Dan) - Drowned in pool (42)
  • 1990 - Richard Sohl (Patti Smith Group) - Heart attack (37)
  • 1993 - Conway Twitty - Abdominal aortic aneurysm (59)
  • 1999 - Mel Tormé - Stroke (73)
  • 2002 - Dee Dee Ramone (Ramones) - Heroin overdose (50)
  • 2012 - Herb Reed (Platters) - Heart disease (83)
  • 2012 - Lou Pride (68)
  • 2013 - Marshall Sewell (Edsels) - Esophageal cancer (75)
  • 2013 - Don Bowman (songwriter & radio host) (75)
On This Day 
  • 1942 - Capitol Records had their first recording session. 
  • 1943 - The Grand Ole Opry began weekly Broadcasts which continue to run today.
  • 1959 - Bob Dylan graduated from high school in Hibbing, MN.
  • 1964 - The Rolling Stones played their first U.S. live date in San Bernardino, CA.
  • 1969 - A documentary on the Doors, Feast of Friends, was released.
  • 1971 - Grand Funk Railroad bettered the Beatles by selling out Shea Stadium in 72 hours.
  • 1972 - Maureen McGovern quit her secretary job to take on music full-time. It was after she had already had a number one song.
  • 1975 - Syd Barrett was seen for the last time by any member of Pink Floyd when he showed up at Abbey Road Studios while the group was recording the song Shine On You Crazy Diamond.
  • 1977 - A rat meant to be dinner turns the tables, killing Alice Cooper's snake that he uses in concert.
  • 1980 - The Grateful Dead celebrated their 15th anniversary with a concert in Phoenix.
  • 1980 - The move Urban Cowboy debuts with its soundtrack spawning a number of big hits. 
  • 1983 - U2 played Red Rocks Amphitheater with the show being filmed for Under a Blood Red Sky. 
  • 1987 - Sly Stone surrendered to police over probation violation.
  • 1987 - George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Elton John, Phil Collins, Dave Edmunds and Ben E. King play the fifth Prince's Trust Rock Gala. 
  • 1988 - The Pet Shop Boys played their first live show at London's Piccadilly Theatre.
  • 1989 - The Doobie Brothers opened thier reunion tour of the original lineup. 
  • 1995 - Kelley Deal of the Breeders plead guilty to drug possession and was ordered to rehab.
  • 1996 - An arrest warrant was issued for Rob Pilatus, formerly of Milli Vanilli, after he disappeared from a court ordered rehab.
  • 2001 - Madonna started her Summer Drowned World Tour in Cologne, Germany.
  • 2001 - Japanese officials upheld a ban on Janet Jackson's album All For You because of explicit lyrics.
  • 2002 - Drug charges against Dionne Warwick were dropped after a plea bargain agreement was struck between her attorneys and the Miami-Dade County prosecutors office.
  • 2003 - R. Kelly was not allowed to travel from Chicago to Los Angeles to film a music video. He was still charged with 21 counts of child pornography.
  • 2003 - Carlos Santana announced that the proceeds from his summer tour would be going to AIDS research.
  • 2003 - Dwight Yoakam received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
  • 2004 - Ted Nugent and Toby Keith play for G.I.s in Baghdad, Iraq.
  • 2006 - Pete Doherty (Babyshambles, Libertines) checked himself into rehab in Portugal.
  • 2006 - The New Cars tour bus swerves, making Elliot Easton fall out of his bunk. He breaks his clavicle. 
  • 2007 - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill receive the Academy of Country Music's Career Achievement Award. 
  • 2012 - Sheryl Crow announced that she has a benign brain tumor
  • 2013 - A commemorative stamp of Johnny Cash went on sale. 
  • 2013 - Judas Priest announced they were reforming after retiring two years earlier. 
  • 2015 - Shania Twain opened her Rock This Country Tour in Seattle.  The tour was announced as her last. 
  • 2016 - The four members of ABBA performed together for the first time since 1982. 
Marriages
  • 1974 - Sly Stone and Kathy Silva
  • 1979 - Muddy Waters and Marva Jean Brooks
  • 1993 - Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola (president of Sony Music)
  • 1997 - Noel Gallagher and Meg Matthews 
  • 1999 - Frankie Laine and Marcia Kline
  • 2004 - Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
Divorces
  • 1988 - Eric Clapton and Patti Boyd (Boyd applied for divorce)
Recorded
  • 1956 - Be-Bop-a-Lula - Gene Vincent
  • 1957 - Susie Q - Dale Hawkins
  • 1957 - Raunchy - Bill Justis
  • 1974 - Hey Joe - Patti Smith (will be her debut single)
  • 1983 - Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky - U2
Released 
  • 1954 - Honey Love - Drifters (single)
  • 1954 - Maybe You'll Be There - Orioles (single)
  • 1954 - I Was Wrong - Moonglows (single)
  • 1956 - Be-Bop-a-Lula - Gene Vincent (single)
  • 1964 - Liza Jane - David Jones (aka David Bowie) and the King Bees (single)
  • 1970 - Barclay James Harvest - Barclay James Harvest
  • 1970 - Home - Procol Harum
  • 1971 - You've Got a Friend - James Taylor (single)
  • 1981 - Somewhere in England - George Harrison
  • 1982 - The Hunter - Blondie
  • 1985 - Luxury of Life - Five Star
  • 1989 - Flowers in the Dirt - Paul McCartney
  • 1989 - Passion: Music From The Last Temptation of Christ - Peter Gabriel
  • 1990 - Step by Step - New Kids on the Block
  • 1995 - Days Like This - Van Morrison
  • 2001 - Room For Squares - John Mayer
  • 2001 - Songs in A Minor - Alicia Keys
  • 2001 - Amnesiac - Radiohead
  • 2007 - Memory Almost Full - Paul McCartney
  • 2007 - Eat Me, Drink Me - Marilyn Manson
  • 2007 - Live in Dublin - Bruce Springsteen
  • 2007 - Epiphany - T-Pain
Awards
  • 1983 - Tony Awards - Best Musical went to Cats from which came the multi-version hit Memory.
Broadcasts
  • 1956 - Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theater - Elvis Presley (introduced Hound Dog) - This was also the final show of the series
  • 1968 - Dusty Springfield Show (ATV, England) - Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • 1974 - The Bobbie Gentry Happiness Hour (CBS) (debut)
Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1943 - I've Heard That Song Before - Harry James (1 week (12 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1954 - Little Things Mean a Lot - Kitty Kallen (9 weeks)
  • 1961 - Running Scared - Roy Orbison (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums 
  • 1961 - Camelot - Original Broadway Cast (6 weeks)
  • 1976 - Black and Blue - Rolling Stones (2 weeks)
  • 1993 - janet. - Janet Jackson (6 weeks)
  • 1999 - Millennium - Backstreet Boys (5 weeks)
  • 2010 - Glee: The Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers - Glee Cast (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles  
  • 1965 - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) - Four Tops (9 weeks)
  • 1971 - Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Aretha Franklin (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 1976 - Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton (1 week)
  • 1993 - Knockin' Da Boots - H-Town (4 weeks)
  • 2004 - Burn - Usher (4 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1948 - Texarkana Baby - Eddy Arnonld (1 week)
  • 1965 - What's He Doing in My World - Eddy Arnold (2 weeks)
  • 1971 - You're My Man - Lynn Anderson (2 weeks)
  • 1982 - Finally - T.G. Sheppard (1 week)
  • 1993 - Should've Been a Cowboy - Toby Keith (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles  
  • 1976 - Shop Around - Captain & Tennille (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1976 - No Change - J.J. Barrie (1 week)
  • 2010 - Dirtee Disco - Dizzee Rascal (1 week)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums 
  • 1965 - The Sound of Music - Original Soundtrack (10 weeks)
  • 1971 - Ram - Paul McCartney & Wings (2 weeks)
  • 1982 - Avalon - Roxy Music (1 week)
  • 2004 - Under My Skin - Avril Lavigne (1 week)
  • 2010 - Immersion - Pendulum (1 week)

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