Almanac: July 9, 2013

Live Through This
Birthdays
  • 1927 - Ed Ames (86)
  • 1929 - Jesse McReynolds (84)
  • 1929 - Lee Hazlewood (d. 2007)
  • 1935 - Phil Levitt (Diamonds) (78)
  • 1935 - Mighty Sparrow (born Slinger Francisco) (78)
  • 1940 - John Salvito (Duprees) (73)
  • 1941 - Don McPherson (Main Ingredient) (d. 1971)
  • 1946 - Bon Scott (d. 1980)
  • 1947 - Mitch Mitchell (d. 2008)
  • 1950 - Gwen Guthrie (d. 1999)
  • 1952 - John Tesh (61)
  • 1954 - Debbie Sledge (Sister Sledge) (59)
  • 1957 - Marc Almond (Soft Cell) (56)
  • 1957 - Fred Eaglesmith (56)
  • 1959 - Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) (54)
  • 1964 - Courtney Love (49)
  • 1971 - Kelvin Grant (Musical Youth) (42)
  • 1975 - Jack White (38)
  • 1975 - Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse) (38)
  • 1976 - Dan Estrin (Hoobastank) (37)
  • 1986 - Kiely Williams (3LW, Cheetah Girls) (27)
  • 1988 - Frank Bello (Anthrax) (25)

Deaths
  • 2006 - Milan Williams (Commodores) - Cancer (58)

16 Biggest Hits [Vinyl]On This Day
  • 1955 - Bill Haley & the Comets' Rock Around the Clock became the first rock album to make number 1.
  • 1958 - Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records.
  • 1966 - Rod Allen of the Fortunes was injured when fans pulled him from the stage and into the crowd.
  • 1967 - Jimi Hendrix played his sixth and last show opening for the Monkees after it became apparent that his style did not fit with the headliner's. 
  • 1971 - Jim Morrison is buried in Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. 
  • 1971 - Grand Funk became the second band to sell out Shea Stadium after the Beatles.
  • 1972 - Paul McCartney and Wings played their first concert in Chateauvillon, France. It is Paul's first appearance on stage since 1966.
  • 1974 - Crosby, Stills and Nash started their "reunion" tour in Seattle.
  • 1977 - Elvis Costello became a full-time musician, quitting his job as a computer programmer with Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics.
  • 1978 - The Rolling Stones jammed with Muddy Waters at a Chicago show.
  • 1989 - The production manager for New Edition was charged with criminal homicide after shooting the security man for the support act after they ran over their allotted time.
  • 1990 - The Rollings Stones cancel a show for the first time due to illness after Keith Richards realizes he has a septic finger.
  • 1991 - Roy Acuff received the National Medal of Art from President George Bush.
  • 1995 - The Grateful Dead performed their last concert with Jerry Garcia.
  • 1998 - Waddy Wachtel and his wife are arrested for suspicion of owning child pornography.
  • 1999 - A 25-mile stretch of highway in Indiana is renamed the Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway.
  • 2001 - James Hetfield of Metalica checks into a rehab facility.
  • 2001 - The Backstreet Boys stopped their Black & Blue World Tour so A.J. McLean could get treatment for depression and alcohol abuse.
  • 2003 - Jack White is in a car accident giving him a compound fracture of his index finger.
  • 2004 - David Bowie canceled a European Tour after undergoing emergency heart surgery.
  • 2004 - Alan Jackson has part of Interstate 85 in his hometown of Newnan, GA designated as The Alan Jackson Highway.
  • 2010 - Paul McCartney joined Ringo Starr on stage in New York to celebrate the drummer's 70th birthday.

Marriages
  • 1952 - Carl Smith and June Carter

Divorces
  • 1999 - Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall (separation officially announced)

Recorded
  • 1954 - Blue Moon of Kentucky - Elvis Presley
  • 1962 - Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
  • 1969 - Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Beatles

Chaos & Disorder
Released
  • 1955 - Life is But a Dream - Harptones (single)
  • 1983 - Fantastic - Wham!
  • 1984 - Ice Cream Castle - The Time
  • 1984 - This is What You Want...This is What You Get - Public Image Ltd.
  • 1996 - Chaso and Disorder - Prince
  • 1996 - Blue - LeAnn Rimes (debut)
  • 2002 - By the Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Broadcasts
  • 1956 - American Bandstand - Dick Clark's first appearance
  • 1959 - American Bandstand - Anita Bryant, Virtues
  • 1965 - Where the Action Is - Drifters, Brian Hyland, Linda Scott, Steve Alaimo, Paul Revere & the Radiers
  • 1966 - American Bandstand - Leaves, Keith Allison
  • 1976 - Midnight Special - Rita Coolidge (host), Willie Nelson, Jackie DeShannon, Booker T., Willie Nelson, Tribute to Leadbelly
  • 1977 - American Bandstand - Bay City Rollers
  • 1983 - American Bandstand - Champagne

Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1955 - Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & the Comets (8 weeks)
  • 1966 - Paperback Writer - Beatles (1 week)
  • 1977 - Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day (1 week)
  • 1983 - Every Breath You Take - Police (8 weeks)
  • 1988 - The Flame - Cheap Trick (2 weeks)
  • 2005 - We Belong Together - Mariah Carey (10 weeks)

ThrillerNumber Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1983 - Thriller - Michael Jackson (2 weeks (17 previous weeks at number 1))

Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1988 - Paradise - Sade (1 week)

Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1955 - A Satisfied Mind - Porter Wagoner (4 weeks)
  • 1977 - I'll Be Leaving Alone - Charley Pride (1 week)
  • 1983 - Highway 40 Blues - Ricky Skaggs (1 week)
  • 1988 - Fallin' Again - Alabama (1 week)

Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1964 - House of the Rising Sun - Animals (1 week)
  • 1988 - Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You - Glenn Medeiros (4 weeks)
  • 2000 - Breathless - Coors (1 week)
  • 2006 - Smile - Lily Allen (2 weeks)

FantasticNumber Ones – U.K. Albums
  • 1983 - Fantastic - Wham! (2 weeks)
  • 2000 - The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))
  • 2006 - Black Holes and Revelations - Muse (2 weeks)

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