Music Almanac - June 29

Birthdays
  • 1910 - Frank Loesser (d. 1969)
  • 1929 - Johnny Ace (d. 1954)
  • 1935 - Johnnie Richardson (Johnnie & Joe) (d. 1988)
  • 1940 - L. Russell Brown (songwriter)
  • 1943 - Roger Spear (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)
  • 1943 - Little Eva (d. 2003)
  • 1948 - Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
  • 1948 - Bill Kirchen (Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen)
  • 1948 - Derv Gordon (Equals)
  • 1948 - Lincoln Gordon (Equals)
  • 1951 - Billy Hinsche (Dino, Desi & Billy)
  • 1953 - Colin Hay (Men at Work)
  • 1953 - Don Dokken (Dokken)
  • 1957 - Robert Forster (Go-Betweens)
  • 1961 - Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks, Bad Religion)
  • 1964 - Stedman Pearson (Five Star)
  • 1965 - Tripp Eisen (Static-X)
  • 1967 - Murray Foster (Moxy Fruvis)
  • 1971 - Matthew Good
  • 1976 - Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords)
  • 1978 - Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls)
  • 1978 - Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet)
  • 1979 - Richard Breen (5ive)
  • 1979 - Tim McCord (Evanescence)
  • 1983 - Aundrea Fimbres (Dainty Kane)

Deaths
  • 1969 - Shorty Long - Boating accident (29)
  • 1975 - Tim Buckley - Overdose (28)
  • 1979 - Lowell George - Heart attack (34)
  • 1998 - Horst Jankowski - Lung cancer (62)
  • 2002 - Rosemary Clooney - Lung cancer (74)
  • 2004 - Jimmy Lee Fautheree (Jimmy and Johnny) - Cancer (70)
  • 2007 - George McCorkle (Marshall Tucker Band) - Cancer (60)

On This Day
  • 1959 - Dick Clark and Irvin Feld join forces to produce four package tours called the Dick Clark Caravans.
  • 1960 - Elvis Presley finished filming "G.I. Blues".
  • 1963 - Jim Reeves made his final Grand Ole Opry appearance.
  • 1966 - 500 police are needed to control the crowd when the Beatles play Tokyo.
  • 1967 - Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are sentenced to jail for drug possession. They successfully appeal the sentence.
  • 1968 - The first free concert ever is held in Hyde Park, London, with Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Roy Harper.
  • 1969 - Noel Redding announced that he had quit the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The group ended up playing their last show at the Denver Pop Festival.
  • 1971 - The government of Memphis voted to rename the road that passes by Graceland as Elvis Presley Blvd.
  • 1973 - Ian Gillan quit Deep Purple.
  • 1973 - Scorpions play their first live show with Uli Roth.
  • 1974 - Neil Peart replaced John Rustey in Rush.
  • 1974 - Charlie Rich had four of the top five titles on the Country Albums chart.
  • 1976 - The City of Memphis renames a road as Elvis Presley Blvd.
  • 1978 - Peter Frampton was in a car crash while in the Bahamas, breaking his arm and cracking several ribs.
  • 1978 - David Bowie opened his Low/Heroes World Tour in London.
  • 1984 - Bruce Springsteen kicked off his Born in the U.S.A. tour in St. Paul, MN.
  • 1988 - Lionel Richie's wife, Brenda, was arrested after allegedly hitting her husband and a woman he was found in bed with. Charges were eventually dropped.
  • 1989 - Tom Jones received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1996 - George Martin became Sir George Martin as he received his Knighthood. Van Morrison received an OBE.
  • 1998 - George Harrison announced that he was being treated for throat cancer.
  • 1998 - The Country Music Association announced that they had selected Elvis Presley, Tammy Wynette, George Morgan and E.W. "Bud" Wendell for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1999 - Michael Jackson was severely bruised but nothing was broken when he fell 50 feet during a concert in Munich.
  • 1999 - Madonna sued her accounting firm for malpractice.
  • 1999 - Leif Garret was arrested during a sting operation for drugs.
  • 2000 - Eight men were trampled to death at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark during a Pearl Jam show.
  • 2000 - Ron Wood checked into rehab for alcohol addiction.
  • 2000 - Eminem's mother sued him for $10 million for defamation of character. At issues was the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" in the song My Name Is.
  • 2004 - Courtney Love showed up five hours late to a court hearing and was reprimanded by the judge. She plead guilty to disorderly conduct which were discharged with the agreement that she pay the victim's medical bills and join a drug program.
  • 2007 - Lily Allen was questioned about an assault on a photographer.
  • 2007 - Mike Curb received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 2007 - Canada Post issued stamps honoring Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray and Joni Mitchell.
  • 2007 - Lady Antebellum made their Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • 2008 - Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is released. It's the first of the music video games to be based on a single group.
  • 2008 - The Country Music Hall of Fame held their medallion ceremony to induct the Statler Brothers and Tom T. Hall.
  • 2014 - Dolly Parton played the legends slot at Gastonbury, touching off a huge revival in her career in England.

Marriages
  • 1941 - Alyce King (King Sisters) and Sydney DeAzevedo
  • 1975 - Susan Anton and Jack Stein

Divorces
  • 2016 - Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood (filed by Presley)

Recorded
  • 1956 - Just Walking in the Rain - Johnny Ray
  • 1957 - Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
  • 1977 - East Bound And Down - Jerry Reed (single version)
  • 1985 - Dancing in the Streets - Mick Jagger and David Bowie

Released
  • 1968 - A Saucerful of Secrets - Pink Floyd
  • 1987 - Once Bitten... - Great White
  • 1987 - Tiffany - Tiffany
  • 1993 - Back to Broadway - Barbra Streisand
  • 1993 - Cryin' - Aerosmith (single)
  • 1999 - Slipknot - Slipknot (debut)
  • 2004 - The Carter - Lil Wayne

Broadcasts
  • 1965 - Where the Action Is - Zombies, Jimmy Clanton, Steve Alaimo, Linda Scott
  • 1966 - Where the Action Is - Barry McGuire, Robbs
  • 1969 - Hee Haw (CBS) - George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Faron Young, Roy Clark, Buck Owens
  • 1970 - Liza Minnelli Special
  • 1973 - Midnight Special - Paul Wiliams (host), Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, Brewer & Shipley, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Electric Light Orchestra, King Harvest
  • 1979 - Midnight Special - Raydio (host), England Dan & John Ford Coley, McFadden & Whitehead, Dolly Parton, Anita Ward

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1974 - Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot (1 week)
  • 2002 - Hot In Here - Nelly (7 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1968 - Bookends - Simon & Garfunkel (4 weeks (3 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1991 - Slave to the Grind - Skid Row (1 week)
  • 2013 - 13 - Black Sabbath (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1946 - The Gypsy - Ink Spots (3 weeks)
  • 1959 - Personality - Lloyd Price (4 weeks)
  • 1991 - How Can I Ease the Pain - Lisa Fischer (2 weeks)
  • 1996 - You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow - Toni Braxton (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1963 - Act Naturally - Buck Owens (1 week)
  • 1968 - D.I.V.O.R.C.E - Tammy Wynette (3 weeks)
  • 1974 - Room Full of Roses - Mickey Gilley (1 week)
  • 1985 - She Keeps the Home Fires Burning - Ronnie Milsap (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1991 - Rush Rush - Paula Abdul (5 weeks)
  • 2013 - When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1961 - Runaway - Del Shannon (3 weeks)
  • 1974 - She - Charles Aznavour (4 weeks)
  • 1985 - Frankie - Sister Sledge (4 weeks)
  • 1991 - Any Dream Will Do - Jason Donovan (2 weeks)
  • 2017 - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Artists For Grenfell (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1968 - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake - Small Faces (1 week)
  • 1985 - Misplaced Childhood - Marillion (1 week)
  • 1991 - Love Hurts - Cher (6 weeks)
  • 1996 - Jagged Little Pill - Allanis Morisette (1 week (2 previous weeks))
  • 2013 - Yeezus - Kanye West (1 week)
  • 2017 - How Did We Get So Dark? - Royal Blood (1 week)

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