Music Almanac - July 6

Birthdays
  • 1892 - Jack Yellen (lyracist) (d. 1991)
  • 1911 - Laverne Andrews (Andrews Sisters) (d. 1967)
  • 1925 - Bill Haley (d. 1981)
  • 1931 - Della Reese (d. 2017)
  • 1937 - Gene Chandler
  • 1939 - Jet Harris (Shadows) (d. 2011)
  • 1940 - Jeannie Seely
  • 1944 - Byron Berline (Flying Burrito Brothers)
  • 1945 - Rik Elswit (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show)
  • 1949 - Phyllis Hyman (d. 1995)
  • 1949 - Mike Shrieve (Santana)
  • 1951 - John Bazz (Blasters)
  • 1952 - Jesse Harms (Sammy Hagar, REO Speedwagon)
  • 1952 - David Smith (Real Thing)
  • 1952 - Graham Oliver (Saxon)
  • 1953 - Nanci Griffith
  • 1956 - John Jorgenson (Desert Rose Band)
  • 1959 - John Keeble (Spandau Ballet)
  • 1963 - Tim Bricheno (All About Eve, Sisters of Mercy)
  • 1965 - Eddie Campbell (Texas)
  • 1967 - Heather Nova
  • 1969 - Michael Grant (Musical Youth)
  • 1970 - Inspecta Deck (born Jason Hunter) (Wu-Tang Clan)
  • 1975 - 50 Cent (born Curtis Jackson III)
  • 1979 - Nic Cester (Jet)
  • 1987 - Kate Nash

Deaths
  • 1971 - Louis Armstrong - Heart attack (69)
  • 1979 - Van McCoy - Heart attack (39)
  • 1998 - Roy Rogers - Congestive heart failure (86)
  • 1999 - Michael Wallace (Third World) - Shot (43)
  • 1999 - Benny Bell (93)
  • 2003 - Skip Battin (Byrds) - Complications of Alzheimer's Disease (69)
  • 2004 - Syreeta Wright - Congestive heart failure due to treatment for breast and bone cancer (57)
  • 2010 - Harvey Fuqua (Moonglows) - Heart attack (80)
  • 2015 - Jerry Weintraub (talent manager, executive) (77)

On This Day
  • 1954 - Sam Phillips gave Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips an acetate of Elvis Presley's That's All Right Mama.
  • 1957 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time.
  • 1961 - Mersey Beat, the Liverpool based newspaper, was founded.
  • 1964 - The Beatles' A Hard Days Night premiered in London.
  • 1965 - The Jefferson Airplane formed.
  • 1975 - Keith Richards was arrested in Arkansas on charges of reckless driving and possession of an offensive weapon (7" hunting knife).
  • 1975 - A riot ensued when Lynyrd Skynyrd left the stage in the middle of a Jacksonville, FL show. Ronnie Van Zandt had been coughing up blood.
  • 1976 - The Damned performed for the first time in London.
  • 1978 - Eddie Mahoney changed his name to Eddie Money.
  • 1980 - 36 people are arrested at a Ted Nugent show in Hollywood, FL for smoking pot and throwing bottles.
  • 1984 - The Jacksons opened their North American Victory Tour in Kansas City.
  • 1985 - Johnny Russell became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1987 - Kris Kristofferson apologized to a veterans group after throwing a plaque they had given him in the trash.
  • 1991 - Bryan Adams opened his "Waking Up the World Tour" which would last unitl 1993.
  • 2003 - Eight people were struck by lightning in East Troy, WI while waiting for a Dave Matthews Band concert.
  • 2003 - The Dixie Chicks performed in Dallas, TX despite a death threat to Natalie Maines.
  • 2004 - A fundraiser in Los Angeles for presidential candidate John Kerry included performances by Dave Grohl, Tenacious D and Liz Phair.
  • 2005 - Lil Kim was sentenced to one year in jail for lying to a grand jury.
  • 2005 - Bob Geldof was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • 2005 - Alabama, The Jordanaires, The Beatles and The Everly Brothers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
  • 2006 - Waylon Jennings was inducted onto the Rock Walk in Hollywood.
  • 2007 - Tommy Dunbar and James Gangwer of the Rubinos went after Avril Lavigne alleging that her song Girlfriend was stolen from their I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend.
  • 2012 - Adam Clayton's (U2) personal assistant, Carol Hawkins, was give a seven year prison sentence for embezzling over $3 million from the musician.
  • 2013 - $2 million is raised in Norman, OK for tornado relief in a benefit put together by Toby Keith and starring Garth Brooks, Tricia Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Ronnie Dunn, Sammy Hagar, John Anderson and Mel Tillis.
  • 2013 - The History of the Eagles tour opened in Louisville, KY with Bernie Lydon joining the band.

Marriages
  • 1971 - Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog (both ABBA)
  • 1978 - Tammy Wynette and George Richie
  • 1991 - Mary Travers (Peter, Paul & Mary) and Ethan Robbins
  • 2009 - Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum) and Cassie McConnell
  • 2018 - Deana Carter and Jim McPhail

Divorces
  • 1986 - Steve Earle and Carol-Ann Hunter
  • 2015 - Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert (filed by Shelton)

Recorded
  • 1937 - Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman
  • 1967 - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson

Released
  • 1972 - Trilogy - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • 1973 - Keep Yourself Alive - Queen (U.K.) (debut single)
  • 1973 - A Passion Play - Jethro Tull
  • 1979 - The B-52s - B-52's
  • 1984 - Victory - Jacksons
  • 1985 - Heart - Heart
  • 1986 - QR III - Quiet Riot
  • 1987 - In the Dark - Grateful Dead
  • 1987 - Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen
  • 1993 - Zooropa - U2

Broadcasts
  • 1959 - American Bandstand - Sammy Turner
  • 1961 - American Bandstand - Conway Twitty, Will Jordan
  • 1962 - American Bandstand - Eddie Hodges
  • 1965 - Where the Action Is - Tommy Roe, Nino Tempo & April Stevens, Steve Alaimo, Paul Revere & the Radiers
  • 1966 - Where the Action Is - Everly Brothers, Jerry Naylor, Robbs
  • 1967 - Top of the Pops - Pink Floyd
  • 1968 - American Bandstand - Jon & Robin, Buck Owens
  • 1969 - Hee Haw (CBS) - Waylon Jennings, Sonny James, Connie Smith, Buck Owens, Roy Clark
  • 1973 - Midnight Special - Jose Feliciano (host), Savoy Brown, Staple Singers, Stories, Tower of Power, Johnny Winter
  • 1974 - American Bandstand - Jim Stafford, Ohio Players
  • 1985 - American Bandstand - Go West

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1963 - Easier Said Than Done - Essex (2 weeks)
  • 1974 - Rock the Boat - Hues Corporation (1 week)
  • 1985 - Sussudio - Phil Collins (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1974 - Band on the Run - Paul McCartney & Wings (1 week (3 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1985 - No Jacket Required - Phil Collins (1 week (6 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1991 - For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge - Van Halen (3 weeks)
  • 2013 - Yeezus - Kanye West (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1963 - Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis (2 weeks)
  • 1968 - I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) - Temptations (1 week)
  • 1974 - Rock Your Baby - George McCrae (2 weeks)
  • 1996 - How Do U Want It/California Love - 2Pac Featuring K-Ci & Jo-Jo/Featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1963 - Still - Bill Anderson (1 week (6 previous weeks))
  • 1974 - He Thinks I Still Care - Anne Murray (2 weeks)
  • 1985 - She's a Miracle - Exile (1 week)
  • 1991 - Don't Rock the Jukebox - Alan Jackson (3 weeks)
  • 2002 - I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song) - Brad Paisley (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1974 - Annie's Song - John Denver (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1996 - Three Lions (The Official Song of the England Football Team) - Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds (1 week)
  • 2013 - I Love It - Icona Pop Featuring Charlie XCX (1 week)
  • 2017 - Despacito - Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1974 - The Singles: 1969-1983 - Carpenters (1 week (16 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1985 - Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen (4 weeks)
  • 1996 - Recurring Dream: The Very Best of Crowded House - Crowded House (2 weeks)
  • 2013 - Long Way Down - Tom O'Dell (1 week)
  • 2017 - Divided - Ed Sheeran (3 weeks (11 previous weeks))

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