Music Almanac - May 13

Birthdays
  • 1914 - Johnnie Wright (Johnnie and Jack) (d. 2011)
  • 1916 - Jack Anglin (Johnnie and Jack) (d. 1963)
  • 1921 - Terry Fell (d. 2007)
  • 1926 - Dewey Phillips (DJ) (d. 1968)
  • 1927 - Fred Hellerman (Weavers) (d. 2016)
  • 1929 - Creed Taylor
  • 1933 - Harold Winley (Clovers)
  • 1935 - Teddy Randazzo (d. 2003)
  • 1940 - Richard Brooks (Impressions)
  • 1941 - Joe Brown
  • 1941 - Ritchie Valens (born Richard Valenzuela) (d. 1959)
  • 1943 - Mary Wells (d. 1992)
  • 1944 - Carolyn Franklin (d. 1988)
  • 1945 - Richard "Magic Dick" Salwitz (J. Geils Band)
  • 1947 - Pete "Overend" Watts (Mott the Hoople) (d. 2017)
  • 1949 - Marlon Hargis (Exile)
  • 1950 - Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Morris)
  • 1950 - Danny Kirwan (Fleetwood Mac) (d. 2018)
  • 1950 - Ronnie Foster
  • 1951 - Paul Thompson (Roxy Music)
  • 1954 - Johnny Logan
  • 1954 - Ray Kennedy
  • 1955 - Andy Pask (Landscape)
  • 1959 - Allen Shamblin (songwriter)
  • 1963 - Julian Brookhouse (Curiosity Killed the Cat)
  • 1964 - Lorraine McIntosh (Deacon Blue)
  • 1964 - Chris Maitland (Porcupine Tree)
  • 1965 - Lari White (d. 2018)
  • 1966 - Darius Rucker (Hootie & the Blowfish)
  • 1966 - Alison Goldfrapp
  • 1966 - Lee Altus (Heathen)
  • 1967 - Chuck Schuldiner (Death, Control Denied) (d. 2001)
  • 1967 - Melanie Thornton (La Bouche) (d. 2001)
  • 1968 - PMD (born Parrish Smith)
  • 1969 - Buckethead (born Brian Carroll)
  • 1976 - Ana Popovic
  • 1979 - Michael Madden (Maroon 5)
  • 1993 - Morgan Wallen
  • 1993 - William Michael Morgan

Deaths
  • 1960 - James Gideon "Gid" Tanner (74)
  • 1975 - Bob Wills - Pneumonia (70)
  • 1981 - Joan Weber - Heart failure (45)
  • 1981 - Nathan Abshire (67)
  • 2006 - Johnnie Wilder, Jr. (Heatwave) - Cause unknown (56)
  • 2011 - Jack Richardson (producer) (81)
  • 2012 - Donald "Duck" Dunn (70)

On This Day
  • 1950 - The Carter Family became members of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1952 - The Royals, who would become Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, signed with Federal Records.
  • 1955 - Elvis Presley had most of his clothes torn off at a concert in Jacksonville, FL. It was the first time a frenzy had broken out at one of his shows. Johnny Tillotson opened.
  • 1957 - Elvis Presley started filming Jailhouse Rock.
  • 1960 - Platinum High School, starring Conway Twitty, premiered in New York.
  • 1960 - Freddy Fender was arrested for marijuana possession in Baton Rouge, LA.
  • 1965 - Elvis Presley's movie Tickle Me premiered.
  • 1966 - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band played live for the first time in Orange, CA.
  • 1967 - Merle Hagard made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • 1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney did an interview tour to publicize the newly formed Apple Corps, Inc.
  • 1970 - The Beatles documentary Let It Be premiered in New York.
  • 1971 - Grace Slick of the Jefferson Airplane drove her car into a wall near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The band was forced to postpone recording on their new album.
  • 1971 - Stevie Wonder turned 21 and was released from his recording contract per the law. He resigned with the Motown organization anyway.
  • 1973 - That'll Be the Day starring David Essex, Ringo Starr, Billy Fury and Keith Moon opened in the U.K.
  • 1974 - 43 people were arrested and over fifty were injured outside a Jackson 5 concert in Washington, DC.
  • 1977 - Hustler unsucessfully tried to get Linda Ronstadt to pose for them for $1 million.
  • 1996 - Oasis sold 330,000 tickets for their summer tour in nine hours making them the fastest selling group in U.K. history to that date.
  • 2002 - Madonna made her London West End debut in Up For Grabs.
  • 2003 - Michael Jackson filed a suit against Motown Records seeking back royalties.
  • 2003 - Tommy Chong pled guilty to selling drug paraphernalia over the internet.
  • 2004 - Courtney Love plead not guilty to assault charges of hitting a concert goer in the head with her mic stand.
  • 2005 - Jason Aldean performed for the first time at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 2007 - Brian May was put under surveillance after a man threatened to kill him.
  • 2007 - Bo Diddley suffered a stroke and was hospitalized in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • 2008 - A Frank Sinatra commemorative stamp was issued in the U.S.
  • 2008 - The Turtles' Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman sued Capitol records for letting Ice Cube sample their song Buzzsaw.
  • 2008 - Remy Ma was sentenced to eight year in prison for assault and weapons possession.
  • 2011 - It was announced that Lyle Lovett would be this year's Texas State Musician.
  • 2013 - Aretha Franklin cancelled two months of shows to undergo an unspecified treatment.
  • 2016 - Tower of Power played at a California prison where there own Rick Stevens served 36 years for homicide.
  • 2017 - Lucinda Williams and Lionel Richie received honoraree degrees from the Berklee School of Music.

Marriages
  • 1985 - Bruce Springsteen and Julianne Phillips
  • 2017 - Dan Smyers (Dan + Shay) and Abby Law

Divorces
  • 1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis and Jane Mitcham (six months after marrying his 13-year-old cousin Myra Gale Brown)

Recorded
  • 1966 - Sunny Afternoon - Kinks
  • 1970 - No Matter What - Badfinger
  • 1971 - Hot Pants - James Brown

Released
  • 1974 - Country Bumpkin - Cal Smith (single)
  • 1974 - If You Love Me, Let Me Know - Olivia Newton-John
  • 1983 - Hand in Glove - Smiths (debut single)
  • 1985 - Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits
  • 1997 - Lee Ann Womack - Lee Ann Womack (debut album)

Broadcasts
  • 1958 - Country Music Jubilee (ABC) - Chet Atkins, Carl Smith, Red Foley
  • 1965 - The Jimmy Dean Show (ABC) - Roy Clark, Rex Allen, Judy Lynn
  • 1970 - The Johnny Cash Show (ABC) - Marty Robbins, Roy Acuff, Tex Ritter, The Carter Family
  • 1976 - The Mac Davis Store (NBC) - Pointer Sisters
  • 1977 - The Midnight Special (NBC) - Glen Campbell, Mary MacGregor
  • 1978 - Saturday Night Live (NBC) - Jimmy Buffett
  • 1979 - A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll Special (ABC) - Donny & Marie Osmond, Chuck Berry, Chubby Checker
  • 1992 - American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special - Neil Diamond, Johnny Mathis, Pat Boone, Don McLean, John Mellencamp, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alabama
  • 1993 - The Simpsons (Fox) - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bette Midler, Barry White
  • 2000 - Saturday Night Live (NBC) - Britney Spears (host and musical guest)
  • 2002 - The King of Queens (CBS) - Eddie Money
  • 2005 - Elvis By The Presleys (CBS)

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1967 - The Happening - Supremes (1 week)
  • 1978 - If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman (1 week)
  • 1989 - I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi (1 week)
  • 2006 - SOS - Rihanna (3 weeks)
  • 2017 - That's What I Like - Bruno Mars (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1950 - Young Man With a Horn - Doris Day & Harry James (2 weeks)
  • 1995 - Friday - Soundtrack (2 weeks)
  • 2006 - IV - Godsmack (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1950 - I Need You So - Ivory Joe Turner (2 weeks)
  • 1967 - Jimmy Mack - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas (1 week)
  • 1978 - Take Me to the Next Phase (Part 1) - Isley Brothers (2 weeks)
  • 1989 - Start of a Romance - Skyy (2 weeks)
  • 2017 - That's What I Like - Bruno Mars (1 week (4 previous weeks))

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1967 - Sam's Place - Buck Owens (3 weeks)
  • 1972 - Grandma Harp - Merle Haggard (2 weeks)
  • 1989 - Is It Still Over? - Randy Travis (1 week)
  • 2000 - Buy Me a Rose - Kenny Rogers With Billy Dean & Alison Krauss (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1972 - Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens (1 week)
  • 1978 - Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione (1 week)
  • 2006 - Bad Day - Daniel Powter (18 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1955 - Stranger in Paradise - Tony Bennett (2 weeks)
  • 1965 - King of the Road - Roger Miller (1 week)
  • 1978 - Rivers of Babylon/Brown Girl in the Ring - Boney M (5 weeks)
  • 1989 - Hand on Your Heart - Kylie Minogue (1 week)
  • 1995 - Dreamer - Livin' Joy (1 week)
  • 2000 - Oops!...I Did It Again - Britney Spears (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1967 - More of the Monkees - Monkees (1 week)
  • 1972 - Machine Head - Deep Purple (1 week (2 previous weeks)
  • 1989 - Street Fighting Years - Simple Minds (1 week)
  • 1995 - Nobody Else - Take That (2 weeks)
  • 2006 - Eyes Open - Snow Patrol (1 week)

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