Music Almanac - July 30

Birthdays
  • 1927 - Tony Hiller (songwriter, producer) (d. 2018)
  • 1929 - Christine McGuire (McGuire Sisters) (d. 2018)
  • 1936 - Buddy Guy
  • 1941 - Paul Anka
  • 1945 - David Sanborn
  • 1946 - Jeffrey Hammond (Jethro Tull)
  • 1948 - Otis Taylor
  • 1949 - Joyce Jones (First Choice)
  • 1949 - Hugh Nicholson (Marmalade)
  • 1952 - Dennis Morgan (songwriter)
  • 1956 - Phil Fearon (Galaxy)
  • 1956 - Don Bolles (Germs)
  • 1957 - Rat Scabies (born Christopher Miller)
  • 1958 - Kate Bush
  • 1958 - Neal McCoy
  • 1960 - Dave Riley (Big Black)
  • 1963 - Dwayne O'Brien (Little Texas)
  • 1964 - Ron Block (Alison Krauss & Union Station)
  • 1965 - Tex Axile (Transvision Vamp)
  • 1966 - Craig Gannon (Bluebells, Smiths)
  • 1966 - Louise Wener (Sleeper)
  • 1966 - Jyoti Mishra (White Town)
  • 1968 - Sean Moore (Manic Street Preachers)
  • 1971 - Elvis Crespo
  • 1971 - Brad Hargreaves (Third Eye Blind)
  • 1971 - Gordie Sampson (songwriter)
  • 1977 - Ian Watkins (Lostprophets)
  • 1980 - Seth Avett (Avett Brothers)

Deaths
  • 1978 - Glen Goins (Parliament-Funkadelic) - Hodgkin's lymphoma (24)
  • 1993 - Don Myrick (Earth, Wind & Fire) - Shot by police during narcotics investigation (53)
  • 2003 - Sam Phillips - Respiratory failure (80)
  • 2003 - Marshall Lon "Deacon" Freeman (last original member of the Oak Ridge Boys) (82)
  • 2014 - Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper, Lou Reed) - Respiratory failure (71)
  • 2015 - Lynn Anderson - Heart attack (67)

On This Day
  • 1942 - Frank Sinatra recorded his last sides with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
  • 1954 - Elvis Presley made his first live appearance in Memphis opening for Slim Whitman. The same day, he filed his application to join the musician's union.
  • 1968 - The Beatles closed the Apple Boutique in London.
  • 1973 - John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas said at a press conference that ABC-Dunhill had stolen upwards of $60 million from every artist who recorded for the label.
  • 1976 - The A.P. Carter homestead was added to the National Registry of Historical Places.
  • 1978 - Thin Lizzy officially announced that Gary Moore had replaced Brian Robertson.
  • 1986 - Boy George was fined by a London court for heroin possession.
  • 1986 - RCA dropped John Denver after their new owner, GE, was upset with his song What Are We Making Weapons For?.
  • 1987 - David Bowie started the North American portion of his Glass Spiders tour in Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1991 - Axl Rose threatened to cancel that night's Guns N' Roses show if a police officer didn't tear up a ticket he was issuing to the limousine driver for an illegal left turn. The police tore up the ticket.
  • 1992 - Smokey Robinson performed at Mary Wells' funeral.
  • 1994 - Guitarist Bernard Butler left Suede.
  • 1996 - Aerosmith fired long-time manager Tim Collins.
  • 1997 - Michael Jackson and the Jackson family were not held responsible for losses the producer incurred for their Jackson Family Honors special after it was delayed due to Michael's illness.
  • 1997 - Boys Don't Cry sued Paula Cole and her record company saying that Where Have All the Cowboys Gone sounded too much like their I Want to Be a Cowboy.
  • 2001 - Peter Buck of R.E.M. pleads not guilty to an air rage charge.
  • 2003 - A concert was held in Toronto to prove the city was safe from SARS. 450,000 showed up to see the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, the Guess Who and more.
  • 2003 - A warrant is put out in Las Vegas for Motley Crue's Vince Neil for allegedly attacking a prostitute.
  • 2004 - Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers suffered a minor stroke.
  • 2006 - Axl Rose has to leave a Guns N' Roses show at Wembley Arena in London early for "low blood pressure." Sebastian Bach fills in for the encore.
  • 2009 - Matthew Fischer, former organist for Procol Harum, won the battle to be recognized as a co-author of A Whiter Shade of Pale. The ruling was later overturned.
  • 2011 - AC/DC's Phil Rudd opened his own restaurant, Phil's Place, in Tauranga, NZ.

Marriages
  • 1988 - Craig Morgan and Karen Greer
  • 2010 - T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle (Xscape)

Divorces
  • 2007 - Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

Recorded
  • 1946 - September Song - Frank Sinatra
  • 1955 - Folsom Prison Blues, Luther Played the Boogie, So Doggone Lonesome - Johnny Cash
  • 1956 - First recording session - Brenda Lee
  • 1968 - Daddy Sang Bass - Johnny Cash
  • 1973 - Country Sunshine - Dottie West (recorded as a Coke commercial)

Released
  • 1965 - Out of Our Heads - Rolling Stones
  • 1968 - Last Time Around - Buffalo Springfield
  • 1979 - Risque - Chic
  • 1996 - Sublime - Sublime
  • 2002 - The Rising - Bruce Springsteen

Broadcasts
  • 1958 - American Bandstand - Bobbie Roberts, Bob Crewe
  • 1959 - American Bandstand - Johnny Restivo
  • 1963 - American Bandstand - Mel Carter
  • 1965 - Where the Action Is - Aretha Franklin, Sonny & Cher, Paul Revere & the Raiders
  • 1966 - American Bandstand - Syndicate of Sound, Ian Whitcomb
  • 1975 - The Jim Stafford Show (ABC) (debut)
  • 1976 - Midnight Special - George Benson, Hot Chocolate, Phoebe Snow, Sylvers, Gary Wright
  • 1977 - American Bandstand - Stephen Bishop, Melissa Manchester
  • 1983 - American Bandstand - James Brown
  • 2006 - Top of the Pops - Final weekly Broadcasts after 42 years
  • 2007 - 6 Degrees of Martina McBride (ABC) - Miranda Lambert, Rodney Atkins, Janie Fricke, Tommy Alsup, Ray Benson, Victoria Shaw, Roxie Dean

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1949 - Some Enchanted Evening - Perry Como (5 weeks)
  • 1966 - Wild Thing - Troggs (2 weeks)
  • 1977 - I Just Want to Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb (3 weeks)
  • 1988 - Roll With It - Steve Winwood (4 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1966 - Yesterday and Today - Beatles (5 weeks)
  • 2011 - Red River Blue - Blake Shelton (1 week)
  • 2016 - Views - Drake (3 weeks (9 previous weeks))

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1966 - Ain't No Proud to Beg - Temptations (4 weeks (4 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1977 - Slide - Slave (1 week)
  • 1983 - She Works Hard For the Money - Donna Summer (3 weeks)
  • 2011 - I'm the One - DJ Khaled Featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne (10 weeks (2 previous weeks))

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1949 - I'm Throwing Rice (At the Girl I Love) - Eddy Arnold (4 weeks)
  • 1983 - I Always Get Lucky With You - George Jones (1 week)
  • 1988 - Don't We All Have the Right - Ricky Van Shelton (1 week)
  • 2011 - Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1966 - Somewhere, My Love - Ray Conniff Singers (4 weeks)
  • 1977 - My Heart Belongs to Me - Barbra Streisand (4 weeks)
  • 2005 - Home - Michael Buble (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • None

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1960 - Elvis is Back! - Elvis Presley (1 week)
  • 1994 - End of Part One: Their Greatest Hits - Wet Wet Wet (4 weeks)

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