Music Almanac - April 2

Birthdays
  • 1903 - Cliff Carlisle (d. 1983)
  • 1912 - Herbert Mills (Mills Brothers) (d. 1989)
  • 1917 - Lou Monte (d. 1989)
  • 1928 - Serge Gainsbourg (d. 1991)
  • 1931 - Kenneth "Thumbs" Carllile (d. 1987)
  • 1938 - Warner Mack (born Warner MacPherson)
  • 1939 - Marvin Gaye (d. 1984)
  • 1941 - Sonny Throckmorton
  • 1941 - Kent Morrill (Fabulous Wailers) (d. 2011)
  • 1942 - Leon Russell (d. 2016)
  • 1943 - Larry Coryell (d. 2017)
  • 1946 - Kurt Winter (Guess Who) (d. 1997)
  • 1947 - Emmylou Harris
  • 1949 - David Robinson (Cars)
  • 1952 - David Bronze (Procol Harum)
  • 1952 - Leon Wilkeson (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2001)
  • 1954 - Gregory Abbott
  • 1959 - Dean Townson (Pirates of the Mississippi) (d. 2010)
  • 1961 - Karen Woodward (Bananarama)
  • 1961 - Buddy Jewell
  • 1962 - Billy Dean
  • 1962 - Tony Franklin (fretless bass player)
  • 1967 - Phil Demmel (Machine Head)
  • 1967 - Greg Camp (Smash Mouth)
  • 1967 - Prince Paul (born Paul Huston) (Gravediggaz)
  • 1977 - R.L. Huggar (Next)
  • 1979 - Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5)
  • 1980 - Yung Joc (born Jasiel Robinson)
  • 1986 - Chris Janson
  • 1986 - Lee DeWyze
  • 1991 - Quavo (born Quavious Marshall) (Migos)

Deaths
  • 1987 - Buddy Rich - Heart failure after surgery for a brain tumor (69)
  • 1996 - Guitar Gabriel (Robert Lewis Jones) (71)
  • 1998 - Rob Pilatus (Milli Vanilli) - Accidental alcohol & prescription pill overdose (33)
  • 2003 - Edwin Starr - Heart attack (61)

On This Day
  • 1955 - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Slim Whitman, Johnny Horton and Floyd Cramer all appeared on the Louisiana Hayride.
  • 1957 - Elvis Presley played Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, his first show outside of the United States.
  • 1963 - Liza Minnelli opened on Broadway in Best Foot Forward.
  • 1966 - Jan & Dean, Sonny & Cher, the Mamas & the Papas, the Turtles, Otis Redding, Donovan and Bob Lind put on a charity concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
  • 1966 - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass became the first artist to have four albums in the top ten at the same time.
  • 1967 - Steve Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group to form Traffic.
  • 1967 - At a Rolling Stones concert in Austria, a person threw a smoke bomb on the stage leading to a riot. 154 fans were arrested.
  • 1969 - The group Child, which included a young Bruce Springsteen, made their live debut in Wanamassa, NJ.
  • 1970 - Phil Spector finished the final production on the Beatles' album Get Back.
  • 1974 - British pirate radio station Piccadilly Radio went on the air.
  • 1979 - Doyle Lawson formed his group Quicksilver.
  • 1979 - Leon Russell made his Grand Ole Opry debut playing piano for Willie Nelson.
  • 1981 - Back catalog albums got a boost when Columbia started their "Nice Price" campaign.
  • 1987 - U2 started the North American leg of its Joshua Tree tour.
  • 1990 - Eric Clapton was fined and lost his drivers license for three months after being clocked at 105 MPH.
  • 1990 - Diamond Rio signed with Arista Records.
  • 1992 - Wynonna Judd did her first solo concert in Midland, TX.
  • 1997 - Joni Mitchell and Kilauren Gibb, the daughter she had given up in 1965, were reunited.
  • 1998 - Metallica kicked off their Poor Re-Touring Me Tour.
  • 1998 - Doug Supernaw was arrested in Harris County, TX for public intoxication.
  • 1998 - The Jordanaires, The Imperials, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps, The Speer Family, The Chuck Wagon Gang and The Blackwood Brothers joined the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
  • 2001 - Mariah Carey signed with Virgin for three albums in what was, at the time, the biggest recording deal in history.
  • 2002 - Marty Stuart was arrested for DUI in Hendersonville, TN.
  • 2003 - Ozzy Osbourne's wife, Sharon, announces she is now free of colon cancer.
  • 2004 - Chris Martin of Coldplay was accused of attacking a photographer in London.
  • 2006 - Bryan Adams is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
  • 2006 - Craig Morgan was thrown over the handlebars while participating in a cross-country motorcycle race, breaking his wrist and suffering a concussion.
  • 2011 - LCD Soundsystem played what was supposed to be their final show at Madison Square Garden in New York.
  • 2011 - The new group Blue Sky Riders, with Kenny Loggins, Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman, made their debut.
  • 2011 - Ronnie Dunn did his first show since the breakup of Brooks & Dunn.
  • 2013 - Bon Jovi performs for the first time in years without Richie Sambora. He would not return to the band.

Recorded
  • 1942 - American Patrol - Glen Miller & His Orchestra
  • 1956 - I Walk the Line, Get Rhythm - Johnny Cash
  • 1961 - Don't Break The Heart That Loves You - Connie Francis
  • 1964 - I Get Around - Beach Boys
  • 1965 - Do the Freddie - Freddie & the Dreamers
  • 1967 - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles (completed recording the album)
  • 1969 - My Way - Frank Sinatra (album)
  • 1990 - In Bloom, Dive, Lithium, Pay To Play, Imodium, Sappy and Polly - Nirvana (began recording demos)

Released
  • 1956 - Crazy Arms - Ray Price (single)
  • 1962 - Funny Way of Laughing - Burl Ives (single)
  • 1964 - Kissin' Cousins (soundtrack) - Elvis Presley
  • 1973 - 1962-1966 - Beatles
  • 1973 - 1967-1970 - Beatles
  • 1991 - Mama Said - Lenny Kravitz
  • 1991 - Flashpoint - Rolling Stones

Broadcasts
  • 1960 - The Dick Clark Show (ABC) - Johnny Horton
  • 1964 - The Jimmy Dean Show (ABC) - Jim Reeves, Eydie Gorme
  • 1965 - Ready Steady Goes Live (U.K.) (premier)
  • 1965 - Joe Loss Pop Show (BBC Radio) - Who (radio debut)
  • 1966 - Hollywood Palace (ABC) - Sgt. Barry Sadler
  • 1969 - Kraft Music Hall (NBC) - Jeannie C. Riley, Lena Horne
  • 1969 - Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (CBS) - Vogues, John Hartford, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans
  • 1993 - Loving (NBC) - Robert Flack

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1949 - Cruising Down the River - Russ Morgan (7 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1949 - Kiss Me Kate - Original Cast (9 weeks (1 previous week))
  • 1977 - Rumours - Fleetwood Mac (2 weeks)
  • 1994 - The Sign - Ace of Base (1 week)
  • 2011 - 21 - Adele (1 week (2 previous weeks))
  • 2016 - Anti - Rihanna (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1977 - Tryin' to Love Two - William Bell (1 week)
  • 1988 - Wishing Well - Terence Trent D'Arby (1 week)
  • 2011 - Look at Me Now - Chris Brown Featuring Lil Wayne & Buster Rhymes (8 weeks)


Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles

  • 1977 - Lucille - Kenny Rogers (2 weeks)
  • 1983 - When I'm Away From You - Bellamy Brothers (1 week)
  • 1988 - Live Will Find Its Way to You - Reba McEntire (1 week)
  • 1994 - My Love - Little Texas (2 weeks)
  • 2011 - Let Me Down Easy - Billy Currington (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1988 - Where Do Broken Hearts Go? - Whitney Houston (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1964 - Can't Buy Me Love - Beatles (3 weeks)
  • 1977 - Knowing Me, Knowing You - ABBA (5 weeks)
  • 2011 - Someone Like You - Adele (1 week (4 previous weeks))

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1977 - Portrait of Sinatra - Frank Sinatra (2 weeks)
  • 1983 - The Final Cut - Pink Floyd (2 weeks)
  • 1988 - NOW That's What I Call Music 11 - Various Artists (3 weeks)
  • 1994 - Music Box - Mariah Carey (1 week)
  • 2005 - The Definitive Collection - Tony Christie (2 weeks)

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