Music Almanac - July 10

Birthdays
  • 1894 - Jimmy McHugh (songwriter) (d. 1969)
  • 1900 - Mitchell Parish (lyricist) (d. 1993)
  • 1933 - Jumpin' Gene Simmons (d. 2006)
  • 1939 - Mavis Staples
  • 1941 - Ian Whitcomb
  • 1942 - Ronnie James Dio (d. 2010)
  • 1943 - Jerry Miller (Moby Grape)
  • 1944 - John "Beaky" Dymond (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich)
  • 1947 - Arlo Guthrie
  • 1949 - Greg Kihn
  • 1949 - Dave Smally (Raspberries)
  • 1949 - John Whitehead (McFadden & Whitehead) (d. 2004)
  • 1950 - Willie Ford (Dramatics)
  • 1951 - Cheryl Wheeler
  • 1952 - Kim Mitchell
  • 1953 - Rik Emmett (Triumph)
  • 1954 - Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys)
  • 1954 - Robert Byrne (songwriter) (d. 2005)
  • 1955 - Stan Munsey (Shenandoah)
  • 1958 - Béla Fleck
  • 1959 - Sandy West (Runaways) (d. 2006)
  • 1960 - Martyn P Casey (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Grinderman)
  • 1960 - Shaw Wilson (BR5-49)
  • 1962 - Christopher "Kid" Martin (Kid 'n Play)
  • 1965 - Peter DiStefano (Porno for Pyros)
  • 1965 - Ken Mellons
  • 1970 - Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts)
  • 1970 - Jason Orange (Take That)
  • 1974 - Imelda May
  • 1976 - Elijah Blue Allman
  • 1978 - Jesse Lacey (Brand New)
  • 1980 - Jessica Simpson
  • 1980 - Joshua Scott Jones (Steel Magnolia)

Deaths
  • 1979 - Arthur Fiedler (Boston Pops) (84)
  • 1987 - John Hammond (producer and executive) - Series of strokes (76)

On This Day
  • 1900 - His Master's Voice was registered at the U.S. Patent Office by the Victor Recording Company (later RCA).
  • 1952 - Howlin' Wolf recorded his last five tracks with Sam Phillips.
  • 1958 - Chuck Berry was arrested for "careless and imprudent driving" in St. Louis, MO.
  • 1964 - 200,000 people turned out for the Beatles at the Liverpool premier of A Hard Day's Night.
  • 1965 - Roy Acuff was seriously injured in a car accident.
  • 1966 - Neil Young was injured and arrested after trying to intervene in an altercation between a Buffalo Springfield associate and police.
  • 1967 - Kenny Rogers quit the New Christie Minstrels.
  • 1968 - Eric Clapton announced that Cream would break up at the end of their current tour.
  • 1968 - The Nice were banned from London's Royal Albert Hall after they burned an American flag on stage.
  • 1969 - The funeral of Brian Jones was held in Cheltenham, England. Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts represented the Rolling Stones at the ceremony.
  • 1975 - Lester Flatt had triple bypass surgery in Nashville.
  • 1978 - Bill Wyman was knocked out when he fell off the stage during a Rolling Stones concert in St. Paul, MN.
  • 1979 - Chuck Berry was sentenced to five months in jail after being found guilty of tax evasion.
  • 1981 - Jerry Lee Lewis hand emergency surgery on his stomach.
  • 1984 - Huey Lewis & the News sang the national anthem at the Major League All-Star Game.
  • 1984 - Ricky Martin joins Menudo.
  • 1984 - Jim Gordon was sentenced to sixteen years to life in prison for killing his mother.
  • 1986 - Jerry Garcia was in a diabetic coma.
  • 1989 - The Monkees received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1989 - Gene Pitney, B.J. Thomas and the Shirelles sued Gusto Records for back royalties. They would win ten months later.
  • 2000 - Diana Ross cancels her tour with a reformed version of the Supremes.
  • 2002 - Dolly Parton started her first tour in ten years in New York.
  • 2002 - Fat Joe turned himself in for a May 12 incident at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York. He is booked on assault charges.
  • 2012 - RCA Studio B in Nashville was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 2013 - Randy Travis had emergency brain surgery for a stroke.
  • 2014 - Garth Brooks announced he had signed with Sony Music for his comeback album.
  • 2015 - John Fogerty sued former CCR bandmates Stu Cook and Doug Clifford, saying they hadn't paid him his royalties for using the name Creedence Clearwater for the last four years.
  • 2016 - Joe Perry collapsed on stage while performing with the Hollywood Vampires on Coney Island.
  • 2016 - Leon Russell played what would be his final show in Nashville.

Marriages
  • 1993 - Bob Seger and Juanita Doricott
  • 1994 - Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Debbie Leavitt
  • 1997 - Chrissie Hynde and Lucho Brieva
  • 2010 - Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher

Divorces
  • 1952 - Hank Williams and Audrey Williams (second divorce)
  • 1975 - Cher and Gregg Allman (filed)
  • 1998 - Sheena Easton and Timothy Delarm (filed)
  • 2002 - Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli (announced they had separated 10 months earlier)

Recorded
  • 1958 - Devoted to You, Bird Dog - Everly Brothers
  • 1967 - Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry
  • 1970 - Sunday Morning Coming Down - Johnny Cash
  • 1974 - Live - David Bowie (recorded over five shows at The Tower Theater in Philadelphia)

Released
  • 1964 - A Hard Day's Night - Beatles
  • 1965 - In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett (single)
  • 1967 - Ode to Billie Joe - Bobby Gentry (single)
  • 1971 - Liar - Three Dog Night (single)
  • 1972 - Son of Schmilsson - Harry Nilsson
  • 1972 - Chicago V - Chicago
  • 1979 - Low Budget - Kinks
  • 1985 - Poplife - Prince (single)
  • 1990 - Flesh and Blood - Poison
  • 2000 - Parachute - Coldplay (U.K. release)
  • 2001 - Skin - Melissa Etheridge

Broadcasts
  • 1961 - American Bandstand - Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Eddie Rambeau
  • 1963 - American Bandstand - Link Wray & His Ray Men
  • 1965 - American Bandstand - Lenny Welch, Ian Whitcomb
  • 1971 - American Bandstand - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  • 1975 - Gladys Knight & the Pips (Premier)
  • 1976 - American Bandstand - Vicki Sue Robinson, Lockers, Martin Mull
  • 1980 - The Eddie Rabbitt Show (NBC) - Emmylou Harris, Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1982 - American Bandstand - Paul Davis

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1961 - Tossin' & Turnin' - Bobby Lewis (7 weeks)
  • 1965 - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones (4 weeks)
  • 1976 - Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band (2 weeks)
  • 1993 - Weak - SWV (2 weeks)
  • 2004 - I Believe - Fantasia (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1965 - Beatles VI - Beatles (6 weeks)
  • 1999 - Significant Other - Limp Bizkit (3 week)
  • 2004 - Kiss of Death - Jadakiss (1 week)
  • 2010 - Recovery - Eminem (5 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1948 - Long Gone (Parts I & II) - Sonny Thompson (3 weeks)
  • 1948 - Run Joe - Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (2 weeks)
  • 1954 - Honey Love - The Drifters Featuring Clyde McPhatter (8 weeks)
  • 1982 - Early in the Morning - Gap Band (2 weeks)
  • 1999 - Bills, Bills, Bills - Destiny's Child (9 weeks)
  • 2004 - Confessions Part II - Usher (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1948 - Bouquet of Roses - Eddy Arnold (11 weeks (4 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1961 - Heartbreak U.S.A. - Kitty Wells (4 weeks)
  • 1976 - The Door is Always Open - Dave & Sugar (1 week)
  • 1982 - Don't Worry 'Bout Me Baby - Janie Frickie (1 week)
  • 1993 - Money in the Bank - John Anderson (1 week)
  • 2004 - Whiskey Girl - Toby Keith (1 week)
  • 2010 - Water - Brad Paisley (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles

  • 1965 - A Walk in the Black Forest - Horst Jankowski (2 weeks)
  • 1976 - I Need to Be In Love - Carpenters (1 week)
  • 2010 - Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (2 weeks (13 previous weeks))

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 2004 - Burn - Usher (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1976 - A Night on the Town - Rod Stewart (2 weeks)
  • 1999 - By Requst - Boyzone (7 weeks)
  • 2004 - Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters (1 week)

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