Music Almanac - July 1

Birthdays
  • 1899 - DeFord Bailey (first performer on the Grand Ole Opry) (d. 1982)
  • 1908 - Alvino Rey (born Alvin McBurney) (d. 2004)
  • 1915 - Willie Dixon (d. 1992)
  • 1928 - Bobby Day (d. 1990)
  • 1933 - Eddie Bond (d. 2013)
  • 1935 - James Cotton (d. 2017)
  • 1939 - Delaney Bramlett (d. 2008)
  • 1942 - Andrea Crouch
  • 1943 - Jeff Wayne
  • 1945 - Debbie Harry (Blondie)
  • 1946 - June Montiero (Toys)
  • 1947 - Marc Benno (Asylum Choir)
  • 1948 - John Ford (Strawbs)
  • 1949 - John Farnham
  • 1951 - Fred Schneider (B-52's)
  • 1951 - Victor Willis (Village People)
  • 1952 - Dan Aykroyd (Blues Brothers)
  • 1953 - Ronnie Dunn (Brooks & Dunn)
  • 1954 - Keith Whitley (d. 1989)
  • 1956 - Phil Solem (Rembrandts)
  • 1959 - Edem Ephraim (London Boys) (d. 1996)
  • 1960 - Evelyn "Champagne" King
  • 1960 - Ted Key (Housemartins)
  • 1961 - Michelle Wright
  • 1962 - Marti Frederiksen (songwriter)
  • 1963 - Roddy Buttum (Faith No More)
  • 1964 - Pol Burton (Transvision Vamp)
  • 1971 - Missy Elliott
  • 1971 - Adam MacDougall (Black Crowes)
  • 1975 - Sufjan Stevens
  • 1976 - Plies (born Algernod Washington)

Deaths
  • 1966 - Slim Willet (songwriter) - Heart attack (46)
  • 1981 - Rushton Moreve (Steppenwolf) - Motorcycle accident (32)
  • 1987 - Snakefinger (born Philip Lithman) (Snakefinger, Residents) - Heart attack (38)
  • 1987 - Jerry Livingston (songwriter) - Heart condition (78)
  • 1995 - Wolfman Jack - Heart attack (57)
  • 1999 - Guy Mitchell - Complications of cancer surgery (72)
  • 1999 - Dennis Brown (reggae singer) - Collapsed lung (42)
  • 2000 - Cub Koda (Brownsville Station) - Kidney disease (51)
  • 2005 - Obie Benson (Four Tops) - Lung cancer (69)
  • 2005 - Luther Vandross - Heart attack (54)
  • 2006 - Robbie Watts (Cosmic Psychos) (47)
  • 2006 - Irving Green (founder of Mercury Records) (90)
  • 2008 - Mel Galley (Whitesnake, Trapeze) - Esophageal cancer (60)
  • 2011 - Charlie Craig (songwriter) - Lung cancer (72)
  • 2015 - Red Lane (songwriter) - Cancer (76)

On This Day
  • 1942 - Capitol Records released their first six singles.
  • 1955 - Patsy Cline made hear Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • 1968 - John Lennon's first art exhibit (You Are Here) opens.
  • 1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono, along with their family, were in a car accident in Scotland, requiring hospitalization.
  • 1969 - Shelby Singleton bought Sun Records from Sam Phillps.
  • 1970 - Jimi Hendrix recorded for the first time at Electric Ladyland Studios.
  • 1972 - Alabama performed for the first time at Canyonland Park, AL.
  • 1973 - The Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar closed after 720 performances.
  • 1979 - The Doobie Brothers celebrate their 10th anniversary at the Friar's Club in Los Angeles.
  • 1981 - The estate of Lester Flatt sued Coors for using the musician's likeness.
  • 1983 - Bon Jovi signed with Mercury Records.
  • 1984 - Steven Tyler breaks his ankle jumping from the stage during an Aerosmith performance in Grayslake, IL. He finishes the show but does the next few from a wheelchair.
  • 1986 - Prince's movie, Under the Cherry Tree, premiers.
  • 1990 - Dire Straits made the decision to reform, record an album and do a world tour.
  • 1998 - Martina McBride became the first contemporary country artist to join the Lilith Fair.
  • 1999 - John Popper of Blues Traveler has angioplasty after suffering chest pains.
  • 2000 - Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band ended their reunion tour with a ten-night run at Madison Square Garden.
  • 2002 - Six postage stamps painted by Paul McCartney went on sale on the Isle of Man.
  • 2004 - Glen Campbell entered jail for a 10-day stint for a November 2003 drunk driving and hit-and-run conviction. He also received 75 hours of community service, was fined $900 and given two years probation.
  • 2007 - The Concert for Diana is held in London with Duran Duran, Elton John, Fergie, Joss Stone, Kanye West, Nelly Furtado, Lily Allen, Rod Stewart, Tom Jones and more.

Marriages
  • 1954 - Faron Young and Hilda Margot Macon
  • 1990 - Hank Williams Jr. and Mary Jane Thomas
  • 1998 - Barbra Streisand and James Brolin
  • 2000 - John Carter Cash and Laura Weber
  • 2011 - Jamie Hince (The Kills) and Kate Moss
  • 2013 - Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger (Nickelback)
  • 2015 - Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line) and Hayley Stommel

Divorces
  • 1975 - Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox

Recorded
  • 1963 - She Loves You and I'll Get You - Beatles

Released
  • 1957 - Loving You - Elvis Presley
  • 1969 - The Soft Parade - Doors
  • 1970 - Cactus - Cactus
  • 1973 - Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid - Bob Dylan
  • 1978 - Hot Blooded - Foreigner
  • 1980 - John Anderson - John Anderson (debut album)
  • 1984 - Animalize - KISS
  • 1986 - Music From the Edge of Heaven - Wham!
  • 1987 - In the Dark - Grateful Dead
  • 2003 - Chapter II - Ashanti

Broadcasts
  • 1955 - Grand Ole Opry (ABC) - Patsy Cline (national television debut)
  • 1956 - Steve Allen Show - Elvis Presley (who is forced to sing Hound Dog to a Basset Hound)
  • 1958 - American Bandstand - Lillian Briggs, Frankie Avalon
  • 1959 - American Bandstand - Jimmy Clanton
  • 1960 - American Bandstand - Billy Elder
  • 1965 - Where the Action Is - Shangri-Las, Detergents, Steve Alaimo, Paul Revere & the Raiders
  • 1966 - Where the Action Is - Del Shannon, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
  • 1967 - American Bandstand - Ventures, Tina Turner
  • 1972 - American Bandstand - Michael Jackson
  • 1978 - American Bandstand - Pablo Cruise
  • 1989 - American Bandstand - Stacey Q
  • 2016 - CMT Crossroads - Charles Kelley and Rob Thomas

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1944 - I'll Be Seeing You - Bing Crosby (1 week)
  • 1967 - Windy - Association (4 weeks)
  • 1972 - Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond (1 week)
  • 1989 - Baby Don't Forget My Number - Milli Vanilli (1 week)
  • 2006 - Do I Make You Proud? - Taylor Hicks (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1967 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles (15 weeks)
  • 1995 - Cracked Rear View - Hootie & the Blowfish (1 week (4 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 2006 - The Big Bang - Busta Rhymes (1 week)
  • 2017 - Witness - Katy Perry (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1972 - Outa-Space - Billy Preston (1 week)
  • 1978 - Stuff Like That - Quincy Jones (1 week)
  • 1989 - Show and Tell - Peabo Bryson (1 week)
  • 2017 - I'm the One - DJ Khaled Featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Lil' Wayne (4 weeks (1 previous week))

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1944 - So Long Pal - Al Dexter (1 week (10 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1972 - Eleven Roses - Hank Williams, Jr. (2 weeks)
  • 1978 - It Only Hurts for a Little While - Margo Smith (1 week)
  • 1989 - Come From the Heart - Kathy Mattea (1 week)
  • 1995 - Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident) - John Michael Montgomery (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1967 - Mary in the Morning - Al Martino (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1965 - Crying in the Chapel - Elvis Presley (1 week)
  • 1972 - Take Me Back 'Ome - Slade (1 week)
  • 2000 - Spinning Around - Kylie Minogue (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1961 - South Pacific - Original Soundtrack (4 weeks (109 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1989 - Batman - Prince / Soundtrack (1 week)
  • 1995 - These Days - Bon Jovi (4 weeks)
  • 2000 - The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem (1 week)

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