Music Almanac - May 7

Birthdays
  • 1894 - Riley Puckett (Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers) (d. 1946)
  • 1923 - Jim Lowe (d. 2016)
  • 1931 - Teresa Brewer (d. 2007)
  • 1931 - Jerry Chesnut (songwriter) (d. 2018)
  • 1939 - Jimmy Ruffin (d. 2014)
  • 1939 - Johnny Maestro (Crests, Brooklyn Bridge) (d. 2010)
  • 1942 - Lorrie Collins (Collins Kids) (d. 2018)
  • 1943 - Ricky West (Tremeloes)
  • 1943 - Thelma Houston
  • 1943 - Terry Allen
  • 1945 - Christy Moore
  • 1946 - Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead)
  • 1946 - Bill Danoff (Starland Vocal Band)
  • 1948 - Pete Wingfield
  • 1950 - Prairie Prince (Tubes)
  • 1951 - Carlos Alomar (David Bowie band)
  • 1953 - John Jarrard (songwriter) (d. 2001)
  • 1956 - Anne Dudley (Art of Noise)
  • 1961 - Phil Campbell (Motorhead)
  • 1970 - Scooter Ward (Cold)
  • 1971 - Eagle-Eye Cherry
  • 1986 - Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys)
  • 1987 - Russell Dickerson

Deaths
  • 1989 - Ron Wilson (Surfaris) - Brain aneurysm (43)
  • 1992 - Nigel Preston (Cult) (28)
  • 1998 - Eddie Rabbitt - Lung cancer (56)
  • 2011 - John Walker (born John Maus) (Walker Brothers) - Liver cancer (67)

On This Day
  • 1945 - Woody Guthrie was inducted into the Army.
  • 1954 - Clyde McPhatter of the Drifters was drafted.
  • 1966 - Johnny Cash started his first U.K. tour in Liverpool.
  • 1967 - Sgt. Barry Sadler received his discharge from the Army.
  • 1972 - Reginald Dwight officially changed his name to Elton Hercules John.
  • 1973 - A young Tanya Tucker is involved in a car accident where her parents are more seriously injured.
  • 1978 - David Bowie kicked off his Low/Heroes tour in New York.
  • 1982 - Diana Ross received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1983 - Paul Weller introduced his new group Style Council.
  • 1991 - Wilson Pickett was arrested for driving with open bottles of alcohol. He had driven across the mayor of Englewood, NJ's front lawn, ran into an 86 year old man and yelled death threats.
  • 1991 - Ozzy Osbourne is cleared in a suit by a couple who claimed his music influenced their son to try to commit suicide.
  • 1998 - Steve Perry left Journey for the second time.
  • 2000 - Patti Page plays the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 2002 - The Rolling Stones announce their 2002-03 tour by coming into New York's Central Park in a blimp.
  • 2003 - Fleetwood Mac begin their Say You Will tour in Columbus, OH.
  • 2003 - Pete Townshend's nightmare over child pornography charges comes to an end with an official warning from the London Metropolitan Police Service.
  • 2003 - Ray Benson was named Texas State Musician for 2004.
  • 2003 - June Carter Cash underwent heart surgery in Nashville.
  • 2015 - A court turned down a request from three of B.B. King's eleven children to take control of their father's life.

Marriages
  • 1995 - Sean Cassidy and Susan Diol
  • 2005 - Billy Dean and Stephanie Paisley
  • 2005 - Tony Hatch and Maggie
  • 2012 - Jake Owen and Lacey Buchanan

Recorded
  • 1941 - Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller
  • 1958 - It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty
  • 1968 - Aretha in Paris - Aretha Franklin
  • 1970 - Me and Jerry - Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed (entire album recorded in one day)
  • 1988 - Vol. 1 - Traveling Wilburys (first day of recording)

Released
  • 1955 - Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & the Comets
  • 1971 - Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones (U.S. release)
  • 1972 - Exile on Main Street - Rolling Stones
  • 1982 - The Look of Love - ABC (single, U.K. release)

Broadcasts
  • 1969 - The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (CBS) - Association, Roy Clark, John Hartford
  • 1972 - Special London Bridge (TV) Special - Tom Jones, Carpenters
  • 1978 - Johnny Cash: Spring Fever - June Carter Cash, Rosanne Cash (national TV debut), Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Ray Charles
  • 1988 - Dolly! (ABC) - Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn (final show of series)
  • 2002 - Gilmore Girls (WB) - Carole King (first appearance)
  • 2008 - Marvin Gaye: What's Going On (PBS) (documentary)

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1966 - Monday Monday - The Mamas & the Papas (3 weeks)
  • 1977 - Hotel California - Eagles (1 week)
  • 1988 - Wishing Well - Terence Trent D'Arby (1 week)
  • 2005 - Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani (4 weeks)
  • 2016 - Panda - Desiigner (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 2005 - ...Something to Be - Rob Thomas (1 week)
  • 2011 - 21 - Adele (5 weeks (4 previous weeks))
  • 2016 - The Very Best of Prince - Prince (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1955 - I Got a Woman - Ray Charles (1 week)
  • 1966 - When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge (4 weeks)
  • 2005 - Slow Dance - Bobby Valentino (4 weeks)
  • 2016 - Panda - Desiigner (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1977 - Play Guitar Play - Conway Twitty (1 week)
  • 1983 - Jose Cuervo - Shelly West (1 week)
  • 1988 - Cry Cry Cry - Highway 101 (1 week)
  • 1994 - A Good Run of Bad Luck - Clint Black (1 week)
  • 2005 - It's Getting Better All the Time - Brooks & Dunn (1 week)
  • 2011 - Live a Little - Kenny Chesney (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • None

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1964 - Don't Throw Your Love Away - Searchers (2 weeks)
  • 1977 - Free - Denice Williams (2 weeks)
  • 1994 - The Real Thing - Tony Di Bart (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1988 - Tango in the Night - Fleetwood Mac (2 weeks)
  • 1994 - Parklife - Blur (1 week)
  • 2005 - Devils and Dust - Bruce Springsteen (1 week)

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