Music Almanac - June 26

Birthdays
  • 1898 - Big Bill Broonzy (d. 1958)
  • 1909 - Colonel Tom Parker (d. 1997)
  • 1914 - Doc Williams (d. 2011)
  • 1926 - Kenny Baker (Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys) (d. 2011)
  • 1938 - Billy Davis, Jr. (Fifth Dimension)
  • 1942 - Larry Taylor (Canned Heat)
  • 1943 - Georgie Fame
  • 1950 - Junior Daye (Sweet Sensation)
  • 1953 - Ralph Ezell (Shenandoah) (d. 2007)
  • 1955 - Mick Jones (Clash)
  • 1955 - Ivan Julian (Richard Hell & the Voidoids)
  • 1956 - Chris Isaak
  • 1957 - Patty Smyth
  • 1959 - Stef Burns (Huey Lewis & the News)
  • 1961 - Terri Nunn (Berlin)
  • 1963 - Harriet Wheeler (Sundays)
  • 1968 - Eddie Perez (Mavericks)
  • 1969 - Colin Greenwood (Radiohead)
  • 1969 - Mark Decloedt (EMF)
  • 1970 - Irv Gotti (born Irving Lorenzo, Jr.)
  • 1972 - Wayne Wonder
  • 1973 - Gretchen Wilson
  • 1974 - Jeff Frankenstein (Newsboys)
  • 1976 - Paul Phillips (Puddle of Mudd)
  • 1979 - Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic)
  • 1979 - Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon)
  • 1993 - Ariana Grande

Deaths
  • 1977 - Lou Reizner (producer) (43)
  • 1979 - Vernon Presley (father of Elvis Presley) - Heart attack (63)
  • 1980 - Culley Holt (Jordanaires) (54)
  • 1997 - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Weight-related respiratory illness (38)
  • 2006 - Johnny Jenkins - Stroke (67)

On This Day
  • 1954 - Elvis Presley had an audition for Sam Phillips of Sun Records.
  • 1957 - Elvis Presley stayed for the first time in Graceland.
  • 1963 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote She Loves You in a hotel in Newcastle, England.
  • 1964 - Mike Pinder formed the Moody Blues.
  • 1967 - Elvis Presley began filming his movie Speedway.
  • 1968 - The Beatles opened their Apple Corporation office in London.
  • 1973 - Keith Richards and his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg were arrested on drugs and gun charges at his home in Jamaica.
  • 1973 - Mick Jagger is slapped with a paternity suit by Marsha Hunt. She eventually loses.
  • 1976 - Roxy Music announce a "trial separation."
  • 1976 - Randy Traywick (Randy Travis) is arrested, at the age of 17, with breaking and entering.
  • 1977 - Elvis Presley did his last concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, IN.
  • 1979 - Nigel Olsson (Elton John's band) ran a stop sign and crashed, killing another driver.
  • 1986 - James Hetfield of Metalica broke his wrist while skateboarding. John Marshall of Metal Church took over for the rest of their tour on guitar while Hetfield stuck with vocals.
  • 1989 - Alan Jackson signed his first contract with Arista Records.
  • 1994 - VH1 shoots its first VH1 Honors special with Melissa Etheridge, Michael Bolton, James Taylor, Kenny G and Garth Brooks.
  • 1995 - Elton John received the Polar Music Prize in Sweden.
  • 1996 - David Lee Roth returned to Van Halen, replacing Sammy Hagar.
  • 1998 - Italian director Stefano Salvati sued Madonna, saying that the concept of her Ray of Light video was stolen from one that he did four years earlier.
  • 2000 - Oasis announced that Noel Gallagher had left the group's European tour.
  • 2001 - Carlene Carter and producer Howie Epstein were arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and drugs.
  • 2003 - Deep Purple receive hundreds of complaints from fans when they announce their upcoming album will be called Bananas.
  • 2004 - Morrissey started his solo comeback tour with five shows at the Apollo Theater in New York.
  • 2004 - Willie Nelson taped a special for the USA Network with Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Al Green, Kid Rock, Merle Haggard and Toby Keith.
  • 2006 - Producer Dallas Austin was arrested on drug offenses in Dubai. After intervention by Senator Orin Hatch and Lionel Richie, he was able to plead guilty and receive a royal pardon from the Dubai government.
  • 2007 - Anthony Kenney left the Kentucky Headhunters to spend more time with his family.
  • 2010 - Eric Clapton hosted one of his Crossroad Music Festivals in Chicago.
  • 2012 - The Stone Roses reunion concert in Manchester, England was marred by hundreds of tickets being sold by websites and never delivered.
  • 2018 - Barry Gibb was knighted by Prince Charles.

Marriages
  • 1982 - Bryan Ferry and Lucy Helmore
  • 1982 - Marie Osmond and Steve Craig
  • 1984 - Tiny Tim and Miss Jan
  • 1993 - Ron Isley and Angela Winbush

Divorces
  • 1974 - Cher and Sonny Bono

Recorded
  • 1959 - I'm Movin' On - Ray Charles
  • 1961 - Little Sister, (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame - Elvis Presley
  • 1963 - I Can't Stay Mad At You - Skeeter Davis
  • 1973 - Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John
  • 1978 - Crying - Don McLean
  • 1984 - The Cowboy Rides Away - George Strait

Released
  • 1961 - Dum Dum - Brenda Lee (single)
  • 1964 - A Hard Days Night - Beatles
  • 1967 - Flowers - Rolling Stones
  • 1967 - Absolutely Free - Mothers of Invention
  • 1975 - The Basement Tapes - Bob Dylan & the Band
  • 1976 - Two for the Show - Trooper
  • 1979 - Live Killers - Queen
  • 1987 - King's Record Store - Rosanne Cash
  • 1989 - Bad English - Bad English
  • 1990 - After the Rain - Nelson (debut album)
  • 1990 - Goo - Sonic Youth
  • 1992 - Come On, Come On - Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • 2007 - The Mix-Up - Beastie Boys
  • 2007 - My December - Kelly Clarkson
  • 2007 - Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus

Awards
  • 2006 - ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards
    • Songwriters of the Year - 50 Cent & Jermaine Dupri

Broadcasts
  • 1969 - Mama Cass Television Show - Joni Mitchell
  • 1974 - The Bobbie Gentry Show (CBS) (final show)
  • 1982 - Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters - Dolly Parton, John Schneider (final show)
  • 2008 - The Daily Show - Coldplay
  • 2009 - CMT Crossroads - Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1961 - Quarter to Three - Gary U.S. Bonds (2 weeks)
  • 1965 - Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1954 - Glenn Miller Plays Selections from "The Glenn Miller Story" - Glenn Miller (8 weeks (3 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 2004 - Contraband - Velvet Revolver (1 week)
  • 2010 - Glee: The Music, Journey to the Regionals - Glee Cast (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1961 - Every Beat of My Heart - Pips (1 week)
  • 1971 - Don't Knock My Love (Part 1) - Wilson Pickett (1 week)
  • 1976 - Something He Can Feel - Aretha Franklin (4 weeks)
  • 1982 - Early In the Morning - Gap Band (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1965 - Before You Go - Buck Owens (6 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1971 - It's Too Late - Carole King (5 weeks)
  • 1976 - Today's the Day - America (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1953 - I'm Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher (1 week)
  • 1976 - You to Me Are Everything - Real Thing (3 weeks)
  • 1982 - I've Never Been to Me - Charlene (1 week)
  • 1993 - Dreams - Gabrielle (3 weeks)
  • 1999 - Boom Boom Boom Boom!! - Vengaboys (1 week)
  • 2004 - Everytime - Britney Spears (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1971 - Tarkus - Emerson Lake & Palmer (1 week)
  • 1993 - Emergency on Planet Earth - Jamirouquai (3 weeks)
  • 1999 - Synkronized - Jamiroquai (1 week)
  • 2004 - Hopes and Fears - Keane (1 week)
  • 2010 - Time Flies - 1994-2009 - Oasis (1 week)

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