Music Almanac - July 18

Birthdays
  • 1910 - Joe "Fingers" Carr (d. 1979)
  • 1929 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins (d. 2000)
  • 1930 - Thomas "Papa Dee" Allen (War) (d. 1988)
  • 1935 - Johnny Funches (Dells) (d. 1998)
  • 1938 - Ian Stewart (Rolling Stones) (d. 1985)
  • 1939 - Dion DiMucci
  • 1939 - Brian Auger
  • 1941 - Martha Reeves
  • 1941 - Lonnie Mack (d. 2016)
  • 1941 - Frank Farian (producer)
  • 1943 - Robin MacDonald (Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas)
  • 1945 - Danny McCulloch (Animals) (d. 2015)
  • 1945 - Boomer Castleman (d. 2015)
  • 1946 - Tim Lynch (Flamin' Groovies)
  • 1947 - Linda Gail Lewis
  • 1948 - Phil Harris (Ace) (d. 2010)
  • 1949 - Wally Bryson (Raspberries)
  • 1950 - Cesar Zuiderwijk (Golden Earring)
  • 1950 - Richard Branson (Virgin Records)
  • 1950 - Glenn Hughes (Village People) (d. 2001)
  • 1954 - Ricky Skaggs
  • 1954 - Mark Jones (Exile)
  • 1955 - Terry Chambers (XTC)
  • 1957 - Keith Levene (Clash, Public Image Ltd.)
  • 1958 - Nigel Twist (Alarm)
  • 1962 - Jack Irons (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam)
  • 1962 - Daniel de los Reyes (Earth, Wind & Fire, Zac Brown Band)
  • 1970 - Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals)
  • 1975 - M.I.A. (born Mathangi Arulpragasam)
  • 1975 - Daron Malakian (System of a Down)
  • 1978 - Tony Fagenson (Eve 6)
  • 1979 - Jermaine Paul
  • 1982 - Ryan Cabrera
  • 1983 - Aaron Gillespie (Underoath)

Deaths
  • 1966 - Bobby Fuller - Suicide or murder (23)
  • 1988 - Nico - Bicycle accident (49)
  • 2015 - Buddy Buie (Atlanta Rhythm Section) - Heart attack (74)
  • 2017 - Red West (Elvis' Memphis Mafia) - Aortic aneurysm (81)

On This Day
  • 1951 - Johnny Cash met his future wife, Vivian Liberto, three weeks before being deployed by the Air Force. Liberto is the mother of Rosanne Cash.
  • 1953 - Elvis Presley made his first recording at a Memphis recording service, singing My Happiness and That's When Your Heartaches Begin.
  • 1960 - Elvis Presley took out a mortgage for Graceland.
  • 1964 - Connie Smith made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1967 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience were removed as the opening act for the Monkees, supposedly after complaints from the Daughters of the American Revolution. It's later exposed that it was a publicity stunt.
  • 1970 - Pink Floyd and Deep Purple play a free show in Hyde Park, London.
  • 1972 - Members of Sly and the Family Stone were arrested after police found over two-pounds of marijuana in their mobile home.
  • 1972 - It takes the mayor of Boston to get Mick Jagger and Keith Richards out of jail for their show after being arrested for a fight with a photographer.
  • 1973 - At Max's Kansas City in New York, the bill was Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band and Bob Marley & the Wailers who were on their first U.S. tour.
  • 1973 - Jethro Tull sold out a three night run at the Los Angeles Forum in 1-1/2 hours.
  • 1978 - Def Leppard made their live debut in Sheffield, England.
  • 1980 - Willie Nelson's movie Honeysuckle Rose opens.
  • 1986 - Columbia Records did not renew Johnny Cash's contract after 28 years with the label. Cash found out by reading the newspaper.
  • 1988 - Ike Turner was sentenced to one year in jail for cocaine possession and transporting.
  • 1989 - Jefferson Airplane reunites.
  • 1994 - The Rolling Stones played a secret show for fans at a Toronto club.
  • 1995 - Neil Young formed Vapor Records.
  • 1997 - Linda Davis made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • 1998 - The Harry Chapin Tribute Concert is held to aid his charity.
  • 2001 - Kiss introduced the Kiss Kasket.
  • 2001 - Ol' Dirty Bastard of Wu-Tang Clan is sentenced to two- to four-years in prison for cocaine possession.
  • 2002 - Mystikal and two others were arrested for the rape of a 40-year-old woman.
  • 2006 - Pam Anderson announced she was engaged to Kid Rock.
  • 2007 - Sting and Trudie Styler were ordered to pay their former chef in excess of $40,000 for sexual discrimination.
  • 2007 - Paul Simon sued a clock manufacturer who he said did not have permission to use Bridge Over Troubled Waters for their wall clocks.
  • 2008 - The final concert was held at Shea Stadium in New York with Billy Joel and special guests Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey, Garth Brooks and Steven Tyler.
  • 2012 - The Who announced they would tour Quadrophenia.
  • 2014 - Kristian Bush of Sugarland made his solo Grand Ole Opry debut.

Marriages
  • 1943 - Pete Seeger and Toshi Ohta
  • 1976 - Tammy Wynette and Michael Tomlin
  • 1992 - Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown
  • 1994 - Delores O'Riordan (Cranberries) and Don Burton (manager of Duran Duran)

Recorded
  • 1956 - Am I Losing You - Jim Reeves
  • 1968 - Helter Skelter - Beatles (one take lasted 27 minutes and 11 seconds)
  • 1969 - Octopus's Garden - Beatles
  • 1974 - Bob Wills Is Still The King - Waylon Jennings
  • 1975 - Live - Bob Marley & the Wailers (recorded at London's Lyceum Theater)

Released
  • 1953 - You Can't Keep a Good Man Down - Dominos (single)
  • 1960 - The Twist - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters (single)
  • 1960 - It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley (single)
  • 1960 - Wings Of A Dove - Ferlin Husky (single)
  • 1966 - Fifth Dimension - Byrds
  • 1968 - Anthem of the Sun - Grateful Dead
  • 1969 - Muddy Mississippi Line - Bobby Goldsboro (single)
  • 1980 - Closer - Joy Division
  • 1980 - Full Moon - Charlie Daniels
  • 1980 - Honeysuckle Rose - Willie Nelson
  • 1986 - Raising Hell - Run-D.M.C.
  • 1995 - Dreaming of You - Selena
  • 1995 - Adios Amigos - Ramones
  • 1995 - Miss Thang - Monica (debut)
  • 2000 - Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Volume 1 - Jill Scott (debut)
  • 2000 - Hard Rain Don't Last - Daryl Worley (debut)
  • 2006 - Sinners Like Me - Eric Chruch (debut)

Broadcasts
  • 1961 - American Bandstand - Johnny Madera
  • 1962 - American Bandstand - Johnny Crawford
  • 1964 - American Bandstand - Terry Stafford, Bobby Freeman
  • 1966 - Where the Action Is - Hondells, Wayne Fontana
  • 1966 - The Kraft Summer Music Hall (NBC) - Jimmie Rodgers, George Carlin
  • 1970 - American Bandstand - Tyrone Davis, Flaming Ember
  • 1972 - The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour (CBS) - Chet Atkins
  • 1975 - Midnight Special - Helen Reddy (host), Mac Davis, Waylon Jennings, Steve Martin, Minnie Ripperton, Joe Simon, tribute to Cat Stevens
  • 1980 - Midnight Special - Spinners (host), Stephanie Mills
  • 2001 - Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1942 - Jingle Jangle Jingle - Kay Kyser (8 weeks)
  • 1960 - I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee (3 weeks)
  • 1964 - Rag Doll - Four Seasons (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1998 - Armageddon - Soundtrack (2 weeks)
  • 2009 - Now That's What I Call Music 31 - Various Artists (1 week)
  • 2015 - Dreams Worth More Than Money - Meek Mill (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1953 - The Clock - Johnny Ace (5 weeks)
  • 1960 - A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love) - Brook Benton & Dinah Washington (1 week (3 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1981 - Double Dutch Bus - Frankie Smith (4 weeks)
  • 1992 - The Best Things in Life Are Free - Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1953 - It's Been So Long - Webb Pierce (5 weeks)
  • 1964 - Dang Me - Roger Miler (6 weeks)
  • 1981 - Feels So Right - Alabama (2 weeks)
  • 1987 - I Know Where I'm Going - Judds (1 week)
  • 1998 - I Can Still Feel You - Collin Raye (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1964 - The Girl From Ipanema - Stan Getz with Astrud Gilberto (2 weeks)
  • 2009 - The Climb - Miley Cyrus (15 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1963 - Confessin' (That I Love You) - Frank Ifield (2 weeks)
  • 1992 - Ain't No Doubt - Jimmy Nail (3 weeks)
  • 1998 - Freak Me - Another Level (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1970 - Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon & Garfunkel (5 weeks (17 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1992 - U.F. Orb - The Orb (1 week)
  • 1998 - Hello Nasty - Beastie Boys (1 week)

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