Music Almanac - June 15

Birthdays
  • 1880 - Blind Alfred Reed (d. 1956)
  • 1892 - Tex Owens (songwriter) (d. 1962)
  • 1910 - David Rose (d. 1990)
  • 1917 - Leon Payne (songwriter) (d. 1969)
  • 1921 - Erroll Garner (d. 1977)
  • 1929 - Nigel Pickering (Spanky & Our Gang) (d. 2011)
  • 1937 - Waylon Jennings (d. 2002)
  • 1939 - Ruby Nash Garnett (Ruby & the Romantics)
  • 1941 - Harry Nilsson (d. 1994)
  • 1943 - Muff Winwood (Spencer Davis Group)
  • 1943 - Johnny Hallyday (d. 2017)
  • 1946 - Noddy Holder (Slade)
  • 1946 - Demis Roussos
  • 1949 - Russell Hitchcock (Air Supply)
  • 1949 - Michael Lutz (Brownsville Station)
  • 1951 - Steve Walsh (Kansas)
  • 1954 - Terri Gibbs
  • 1956 - David Hinds (Steel Pulse)
  • 1957 - Brad Gillis (Night Ranger)
  • 1958 - Neil Arthur (Blancmange)
  • 1963 - Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche)
  • 1966 - Michael Britt (Lonestar)
  • 1969 - Ice Cube
  • 1971 - Bif Naked (born Beth Torbert)
  • 1972 - Jamey Johnson
  • 1976 - Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol)
  • 1976 - Dryden Mitchell (Alien Ant Farm)
  • 1978 - Romell "Ro-Ro" Chapman (Antoher Bad Creation)
  • 1981 - Billy Martin (Good Charlotte)
  • 1985 - Nadine Coyle (Girls Aloud)

Deaths
  • 1968 - Wes Montgomery - Heart attack (45)
  • 1982 - Art Pepper - Brain hemorrhage (56)
  • 1984 - Meredith Wilson - Heart failure (82)
  • 1986 - C.F. Martin III (Martin Guitars)
  • 1996 - Ella Fitzgerald - Diabetes (79)
  • 1998 - Lew Chudd (founder of Imperial Records) (86)
  • 2004 - James F. Arnold (Four Lads) - Lung cancer (72)
  • 2007 - Richard Bell (Janis Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie Band) - Multiple myeloma (61)
  • 2014 - Casey Kasem - Lewy body dementia (82)

On This Day
  • 1952 - Hank Williams wrote Your Cheatin' Heart
  • 1956 - Jack Clement began working at Sun Studios.
  • 1964 - Peter & Gordon began their first tour of the United States.
  • 1965 - Elvis Presley's movie Tickle Me premiered.
  • 1967 - Peter Green quit the John Mayall Band, eventually forming Fleetwood Mac.
  • 1974 - Elvis Presley opened an 18-date U.S. tour in Ft. Worth, TX.
  • 1974 - Geoff Britton replaced Denny Seiwell in Paul McCartney & Wings.
  • 1975 - Elvis Presley had a face-lift in Memphis
  • 1976 - The Sex Pistols recorded their first demo.
  • 1986 - A concert was held to celebrate 25 years of Amnesty International in New Jersey that included Sting and U2.
  • 1988 - A member of the paparazzi shot a picture of Bruce Springsteen and his backup singer Patti Scialfa during the singer's tour of Italy. It was the first confirmation of a relationship between the two who would eventually marry.
  • 1989 - Public Enemy broke up after member Professor Griff made anti-semetic remarks. They reformed two months later.
  • 1991 - Minnie Pearl performed her final show in Joliet, IL.
  • 1991 - Ray Stevens opened the biggest theater, at the time, in Branson, MO.
  • 1995 - Ty Herndon was arrested in Ft. Worth, TX for exposing himself to undercover officers.
  • 1998 - The Spice Girls started their first North American tour in Miami.
  • 1999 - Ray Stevens had surgery for prostate cancer.
  • 2000 - Flesh-n-Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was convicted of assault with a firearm for threatening a person with an AK-47.
  • 2000 - New to the Songwriters Hall of Fame are Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Brian Wilson, Neil Diamond and James Taylor.
  • 2000 - It's named Lynn Anderson Day in Tennessee.
  • 2001 - Mark McGuinn and Jamie O'Neal made their debuts at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 2004 - Glen Campbell received a sentance of ten days in jail for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
  • 2005 - Destiny's Child officially announced they would breakup at the end of their current tour.
  • 2006 - Chris Young made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • 2006 - Mac Davis and Will Jennings are among the newest inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Kris Kristofferson received the Johnny Mercer Award.
  • 2007 - Johnny Rodriguez was jailed over a number of alcohol and drug charges.
  • 2011 - Two men were arrested for planning the robbing and murder of Joss Stone.

Marriages
  • 1969 - Jeannie Seely and Hank Cochran
  • 1970 - Mick Fleetwood and Jenny Floyd
  • 2002 - Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin (Joey + Rory)

Divorces
  • 1989 - Courtney Love and James Moreland
  • 1992 - Natalie Cole and Andre Fisher (filed)
  • 2005 - Jerry Lee Lewis and Kerrie McCarver

Recorded
  • 1965 - Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
  • 1976 - Don't Stop Believin' - Olivia Newton-John
  • 1977 - Here You Come Again - Dolly Parton

Released
  • 1963 - Surf City - Jan & Dean (single)
  • 1966 - Gettin' Ready - Temptations
  • 1973 - Messin' - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  • 1974 - Back Home Again - John Denver
  • 1978 - Street Legal - Bob Dylan
  • 1979 - Communiqué - Dire Straits
  • 1979 - PXR5 - Hawkwind
  • 1981 - Duran Duran - Duran Duran
  • 1982 - Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band
  • 1987 - Radio K.A.O.S. - Roger Waters
  • 1989 - Bleach - Nirvana (debut)
  • 1989 - The Offspring - Offspring (debut)
  • 1989 - Cold Hearted - Paula Abdul (single)
  • 1998 - Vertical Man - Ringo Starr
  • 1999 - Supernatural - Santana
  • 1999 - Mirrorball - Sarah McLachlan
  • 1999 - The White Stripes - White Stripes (debut)
  • 1999 - No Boundries - Various Artists (benefit album for Kosovo)
  • 2004 - Bam Thwok - Pixies (first new music in 13 years)
  • 2004 - To the 5 Boroughs - Beastie Boys
  • 2007 - Icky Thump - White Stripes

Broadcasts
  • 1958 - Oh Boy - First teenage all-music show in Britain premiers
  • 1958 - Ed Sullivan (CBS) - Platters
  • 1965 - Big Night Out (ABC) - Beatles, Leslie Gore, Billy Joe Royal, Paul Revere & the Raiders
  • 1966 - Where the Action Is (ABC) - Gary Lewis & the Playboys
  • 1969 - Hee Haw (CBS) - Charley Pride & Loretta Lynn (Premier)
  • 1969 - The Ed Sullivan Show (CBS) - Everly Brothers
  • 1973 - Midnight Special (NBC) - Jim Croce (host), Little Anthony & the Imperials, Savoy Brown, Barbara Fairchild, Shawn Phillips, Wishbone Ash, Bobby Womack
  • 1979 - Midnight Special (NBC) - Bob Welch (host), Thelma Houston, Fast Fontaine, Foxy, Olivia Newton-John
  • 1982 - Barbara Walters Special (ABC) - Willie Nelson

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1963 - Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto (3 weeks)
  • 1974 - Billy Don't Be a Hero - Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods (2 weeks)
  • 1991 - Rush Rush - Paula Abdul (5 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1946 - Benny Goodman Sextet - Benny Goodman Sextet (1 week (2 previous weeks))
  • 1968 - The Graduate - Simon & Garfunkel / Soundtrack (2 weeks (7 previous weeks))

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1968 - Think - Aretha Franklin (3 weeks)
  • 1974 - Sideshow - Blue Magic (1 week)
  • 1991 - Power of Love/Love Power - Teddy Pendergrass (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1963 - Act Naturally - Buck Owens (4 weeks)
  • 1974 - I Don't See Me in Your Eyes Anymore - Charlie Rich (1 week)
  • 1985 - Country Boy - Ricky Skaggs (1 week)
  • 1991 - If the Devil Danced (In My Empty Pockets) - Joe Diffie (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1956 - I'll Be Home - Pat Boone (5 weeks)
  • 1974 - The Streak - Ray Stevens (1 week)
  • 1985 - You'll Never Walk Alone - Crowd (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1957 - Oklahoma! - Original Soundtrack (1 week (2 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1968 - Love Andy - Andy Williams (1 week)
  • 1985 - Boys and Girls - Bryan Ferry
  • 1996 - Load - Metallica (1 week)
  • 2003 - Hail to the Thief - Radiohead (1 week)
  • 2008 - Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends - Coldplay (5 weeks)

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