Music Almanac - June 8

Birthdays
  • 1916 - Adolph Hofner (d. 2000)
  • 1936 - James Darren (born James Ercolani)
  • 1938 - Mack Vickery (songwriter) (d. 2004)
  • 1940 - Nancy Sinatra
  • 1940 - Sherman Garnes (Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers) (d. 1977)
  • 1941 - Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins (Parliament-Funkadelic)
  • 1942 - Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night)
  • 1944 - Boz Scaggs
  • 1945 - Steve Fromholz (songwriter) (d. 2014)
  • 1947 - Annie Haslam (Renaissance)
  • 1951 - Bonnie Tyler
  • 1951 - Tony Rice
  • 1953 - Jeff Rich (Status Quo)
  • 1954 - Greg Ginn (Black Flag)
  • 1960 - Mick Hucknall (Simply Red)
  • 1962 - Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)
  • 1962 - Kristine W
  • 1965 - Neil Mitchell (Wet Wet Wet)
  • 1965 - Rob Pilatus (Milli Vanilli) (d. 1998)
  • 1966 - Doris Pearson (Five Star)
  • 1970 - Nicci Gilbert (Brownstone)
  • 1972 - P.J. Farley (Trixter)
  • 1977 - Kanye West
  • 1978 - Sturgill Simpson
  • 1979 - Derek Trucks
  • 1979 - Rob Holliday (Marilyn Manson, Prodigy)
  • 1981 - Alex Band (Calling)
  • 1981 - Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek)
  • 1985 - Jamie Shaw (One True Voice)

Deaths
  • 1964 - Alton Delmore (Delmore Brothers) - Lung cancer (36)
  • 1968 - Bumble Bee Slim (63)
  • 1972 - Jimmy Rushing - Leukemia (70)
  • 1986 - Roba Stanley (first woman to record country music) (76)
  • 1987 - Yogi Horton (drummer for Luther Vandross) (suicide by jumping from 17th floor window)
  • 2004 - Bill Lowery (publisher) - Cancer (79)
  • 2010 - Crispian St. Peter (71)
  • 2011 - Steve Popovich (founder Cleveland International Records) (68)
  • 2017 - Norro Wilson (songwriter) - Heart failure (79)

On This Day
  • 1939 - The Coon Creek Girls were the first country act to perform at the White House.
  • 1954 - The music industry finally made the complete transition from 78 to 45 as the latter is now being supplied to radio stations in promo versions.
  • 1961 - Elvis Presley's movie Wild in the Country premiered.
  • 1963 - The State of Tennessee declared it to be Lester Flatt Day.
  • 1966 - Elvis Presley's movie Paradise Hawaiian Star premiered.
  • 1969 - Brian Jones announced he was leaving the Rolling Stones.
  • 1970 - East German police impounded Deep Purple's equipment truck when they drove too close to the border.
  • 1972 - Chet Atkins was injured when he fell from a six-foot platform while recording a Jerry Reed TV show.
  • 1974 - Rick Wakeman announced he was leaving Yes.
  • 1982 - The fourth wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, Jaren, was found dead in a swimming pool in Memphis.
  • 1984 - Billy Joel played Wembley Stadium in London with the show later Broadcasts on the BBC.
  • 1984 - Bruce Springsteen played a surprise show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ.
  • 1989 - Chrissie Hynde claimed she had firebombed a McDonalds. A location of the restaurant was firebombed the next day opening up Hynde for possible legal action.
  • 1990 - A record store owner in Ft. Lauderdale, FL is arrested for selling the album As Nasty As They Wanna Be by 2 Live Crew which had been declared legally obscene two days earlier by a federal court.
  • 1996 - Kenny Chesney made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • 1998 - It was a free-for-all at a London bar when Noel Gallagher of Oasis, Paul Weller and Martin Carr of the Boo Radleys got into a fight.
  • 1998 - The Rolling Stones postponed their summer U.K. dates for a year.
  • 1998 - Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Sting, Elton John, Pete Townshend and others gathered at St. Martins-in-the-Field church in London for a private service for Linda McCartney.
  • 2000 - The head of the New York City Police Benevolent Association urged the group's members to boycott Bruce Springsteen's ten-show run at Madison Square Garden over the singer's song American Skin.
  • 2000 - Eminem plead not guilty to charges that he pulled a gun on an associate of the group Insane Clown Posse in Royal Oak, MI.
  • 2000 - Sinead O'Connor revealed that she was a lesbian.
  • 2003 - Peter Garrett of Midnight Oil was made a Member of the Order of Australia by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 2007 - George Michael was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and lost his drivers license for two years after being found guilty of operating a vehicle while unfit.
  • 2009 - Aerosmith was forced to use Bobby Schneck as their guitarist for the beginning of their summer tour when Brad Whitford required surgery for an undisclosed illness.
  • 2016 - Brian May objected to Donald Trump's use of We Are the Champions.

Marriages
  • 1979 - Marianne Faithfull and Ben Brieley (Vibrators)
  • 1991 - Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa
  • 1996 - Carole Bayer Sager and Robert Daly

Divorces
  • 2002 - Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd (separated)
  • 2011 - Jana Kramer and Johnathan Schaech

Recorded
  • 1959 - Love Potion #9 - Clovers
  • 1962 - The End of the World - Skeeter Davis
  • 1964 - Puppet On A String - Elvis Presley

Released
  • 1963 - Easier Said Than Done - Essex (single)
  • 1964 - The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena) - Jan and Dean (single)
  • 1968 - Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones (single)
  • 1970 - Self Portrait - Bob Dylan
  • 1974 - Monkey Grip - Bill Wyman (first solo album by a Rolling Stones member)
  • 1977 - Knock 'em Dead Kid - Trooper
  • 1979 - Back to the Egg - Wings
  • 1979 - The Kids Are Alright - Who
  • 1982 - Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
  • 1984 - Hy├Žna - Siouxsie & the Banshees
  • 1990 - Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey
  • 1992 - Angel Dust - Faith No More
  • 1993 - Too Long in Exile - Van Morrison
  • 1995 - Forbidden - Black Sabbath
  • 1999 - Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 1999 - Astro Lounge - Smash Mouth
  • 1999 - Euphoria - Def Leppard

Awards
  • 2003 - Tony Awards
    • Best Orchestrations - Billy Joel & Stuart Malina - Movin' Out

Broadcasts
  • 1966 - Where the Action Is - Jackie DeShannon, Mob
  • 1973 - Midnight Special - Curtis Mayfield (host), Canned Heat, Jose Feliciano, Leroy Houston, Ravi Shankar, Lakshmi Shankar, Spinners, Tufano-Giammarese
  • 1979 - Midnight Special - Gloria Gaynor (host), Jay Ferguson, Gap Band, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood
  • 2005 - The View - Madonna
  • 2010 - Glee (Fox) - Olivia Newton-John

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1957 - Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone (5 weeks)
  • 1974 - Band on the Run - Paul McCartney & Wings (1 week)
  • 1985 - Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears (2 weeks)
  • 1991 - More Than Words - Exile (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1946 - Glenn Miller - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (1 week)
  • 1974 - Band on the Run - Paul McCartney & Wings (2 weeks (1 previous week at number 1))
  • 1991 - Spellbound - Paula Abdul (2 weeks)
  • 2002 - The Eminem Show - Eminem (5 weeks)
  • 2013 - Random Access Memories - Daft Punk (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1963 - Another Saturday Night - Sam Cooke (1 week)
  • 1968 - Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (1 week)
  • 1974 - Hollywood Swingin' - Kool & the Gang (1 week)
  • 2002 - Oh Boy - Cam'ron Featuring Julez Santana (5 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1974 - I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton (1 week)
  • 1985 - Natural High - Merle Haggard (1 week)
  • 1996 - Blue Clear Sky - George Strait (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1963 - Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto (5 weeks)
  • 1968 - This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert (10 weeks)
  • 1974 - Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot (2 weeks)
  • 1985 - Axel F - Harold Faltermeyer (2 weeks)
  • 1991 - I Don't Wanna Cry - Mariah Carey (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1967 - A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum (6 weeks)
  • 1991 - I Wanna Sex You Up - Color Me Badd (3 weeks)
  • 1996 - Killing Me Softly - Fugees (4 weeks)
  • 2002 - Light My Fire - Will Young (2 weeks)
  • 2013 - Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring Pharrell (4 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1957 - Love is the Thing - Nat King Cole (1 week)
  • 1974 - Diamond Dogs - David Bowie (4 weeks)
  • 1985 - Our Favourtie Shop - Style Council (1 week)
  • 2002 - The Eminem Show - Eminem (5 weeks)
  • 2017 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles (1 week (27 previous weeks in 1967-68))

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