Music Almanac - May 6

Birthdays
  • 1903 - Cliff Carlisle (d. 1983)
  • 1917 - Kal Mann (d. 2001)
  • 1939 - Herbie Cox (Cleftones)
  • 1942 - Colin Earl (Mungo Jerry, Foghat)
  • 1945 - Bob Seger
  • 1945 - Jimmie Dale Gilmore
  • 1947 - Dennis Cowan (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) (d. 1975)
  • 1948 - Mary MacGregor
  • 1950 - Robbie McIntosh (Average White Band) (d. 1974)
  • 1960 - Larry Steinbachel (born Lawrence Cole) (Bronski Beat)
  • 1960 - John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants)
  • 1964 - Tony Scalzo (Fastball)
  • 1966 - Danny Narcizo (Throwing Muses)
  • 1967 - Mark Bryan (Hootie and the Blowfish)
  • 1968 - Tony Wright (Terrorvision)
  • 1971 - Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters)
  • 1971 - Sarah Blackwood (Dubstar, Client)
  • 1981 - Mark O'Connell (Taking Back Sunday)

Deaths
  • 1983 - Kai Winding - Brain tumor (60)
  • 1994 - Cool Papa Sadler (born Haskell Sadler) (59)
  • 2002 - Otis Blackwell - Heart attack (71)
  • 2004 - Barney Kessel - Brain tumor (80)
  • 2006 - Grant McLennan (Go-Betweens) - Heart attack (48)
  • 2015 - Errol Brown (Hot Chocolate) - Liver cancer (71)

On This Day
  • 1965 - Mick Jagger and Keith Richards reportedly wrote the opening riff to Satisfaction in a Clearwater, FL hotel room.
  • 1973 - Paul Simon opened his first tour without Art Garfunkel.
  • 1974 - Merle Haggard was on the cover of Time Magazine.
  • 1977 - Dolly Parton played her first show ever in New York at the Bottom Line.
  • 1977 - The Boomtown Rats played their first show in England.
  • 1977 - Elvis Presley shot out his bedroom window at Graceland.
  • 1978 - The Bee Gees announced the first UNICEF Benefit concert.
  • 1982 - Tom Paton, the former manager of the Bay City Rollers, was sentenced to three years in prison for gross indecency with underage boys.
  • 1982 - Diana Ross received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1984 - Spinal Tap played a show at CBGB.
  • 1989 - Hank Williams, Jr. had his private plane held by police after he cuts a show short in Baton Rouge with numerous profanities.
  • 1989 - Keith Whitley played his final show.
  • 1991 - The Madonna documentary Truth or Dare debuted in Los Angeles.
  • 1993 - Government officials raided Jerry Lee Lewis' home in Mississippi over $1.6 million in overdue taxes.
  • 1994 - Pearl Jam filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department over Ticketmasters monopoly on the ticket business.
  • 1995 - James Taylor and Natalie Cole received honorary degrees from the Berklee School of Music.
  • 1997 - The first official Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held in Cleveland welcoming new members the Bee Gees, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby Stills & Nash, the Jackson 5, Joni Mitchell, Parliament-Funkadelic and the Rascals.
  • 1998 - Bryan Adams was promoted from Member to Officer of the Order of Canada.
  • 2000 - John Mellencamp gave the commencement address at Indiana University.
  • 2000 - Richard Young of the Kentucky Headhunters had a heart attack while coming off stage in Oklahoma City, OK.
  • 2002 - Ray Charles received an honorary doctorate from Albany State University in Albany, GA.
  • 2002 - Throwing Muses reunited for one night only at a fan appreciation show.
  • 2004 - David Bowie cancelled a show in Miami, FL after a stagehand fell to his death.
  • 2004 - Charley Pride entered a Dallas hospital with a subdural hematoma.
  • 2005 - Starbucks refused to sell Bruce Springsteen's new album Devils and Dust over concern about indecent material.
  • 2005 - A statue of James Brown was unveiled in Augusta, GA.
  • 2005 - Mindy McCready was arrested for suspected DUI in Nashville.
  • 2005 - Audioslave was the first U.S. rock group to perform an open air show in Cuba.
  • 2006 - Axl Rose announced that Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy would FINALLY be released in the fall.
  • 2008 - Cher opened her residency at the Las Vegas Coliseum.
  • 2009 - Charles Aznavour was appointed ambassador to Switzerland for the country of Armenia.
  • 2010 - Tim Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive was charged with sexual misconduct with an underage girl.
  • 2011 - Lady Gaga completed her Monster Ball tour in Mexico City.
  • 2011 - People magazine let the world know about the engagement of Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell.
  • 2013 - Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in jail for tax evasion.

Marriages
  • 1989 - Naomi Judd and Larry Strickland
  • 2007 - Amy Lee (Evanescence) and Josh Hartzler
  • 2017 - Josh Gracin and Katie Weir

Divorces
  • 1961 - Dick Clark and Barbara Mallery
  • 1975 - Ernest Tubb and Olene Adams Carter (filed)

Recorded
  • 1935 - Will the Circle Be Unbroken - Carter Family
  • 1957 - Rock and Roll Music - Chuck Berry
  • 1965 - I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
  • 1970 - Help Me Make It Through The Night - Sammi Smith
  • 1984 - State of Shock - Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson

Released
  • 2016 - Ripcord - Keith Urban

Broadcasts
  • 1965 - The Jimmy Dean Show (ABC) - Boots Randolph, Pearl Bailey, Elton Britt
  • 1970 - The Kraft Music Hall (NBC) - Bobbie Gentry, Roy Clark, John Hartford
  • 1970 - The Johnny Cash Show (ABC) - Brenda Lee, Merle Haggard, Charley Pride
  • 1977 - The Midnight Special (NBC) - Helen Reddy, Kenny Rogers, the Babys
  • 1979 - Donny & Marie (ABC) (final episode)
  • 1982 - Johnny Cash: Cowboy Heroes (CBS) - Glen Campbell, June Carter Cash, John Anderson, The Oak Ridge Boys
  • 1994 - This is Garth Brooks, Too (NBC)
  • 2003 - MTVIcon (MTV) - Metallica

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1944 - I Love You - Bing Crosby (5 weeks)
  • 2017 - Humble - Kendrick Lamar (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1950 - Cinderella - Soundtrack (1 week)
  • 1995 - Throwing Copper - Live (1 week)
  • 2017 - Damn. - Kendrick Lamar (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1972 - I'll Take You There - Staple Singers (4 weeks)
  • 1989 - Real Love - Jody Watley (1 week)
  • 2017 - Humble - Kendrick Lamar (1 week (1 previous week))

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1944 - So Long Pal - Al Dexter (6 weeks (4 previous weeks))
  • 1950 - Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Hank Williams (4 weeks)
  • 1978 - It's All Wrong, But It's All Right - Dolly Parton (2 weeks)
  • 1989 - Young Love (Strong Love) - Judds (1 week)
  • 1995 - I Can Love You Like That - John Michael Montgomery (2 weeks)
  • 2006 - Who Says You Can't Go Home - Bon Jovi Duet With Jennifer Nettles (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 2017 - Shape of You - Ed Sheeran (24 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1995 - Some Might Say - Oasis (1 week)
  • 2000 - Bound 4 Da Reload (Casualty) - Oxide & Neutrino (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1972 - Prophets, Seers & Sages - The Angels of the Ages / My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows - T. Rex (1 week)
  • 1978 - Saturday Night Fever - Various Artists (18 weeks)
  • 1989 - Blast! - Holly Johnson (1 week)
  • 2006 - St. Elsewhere - Gnarls Barkley (1 week)

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