Music Almanac - July 7

Birthdays
  • 1924 - Mary Ford (d. 1977)
  • 1927 - Doc Severinsen
  • 1927 - Charlie Louvin (d. 2011)
  • 1928 - Dave Mahoney (Four Aces) (d. 2012)
  • 1930 - Doyle Wilburn (Wilburn Brothers) (d. 1982)
  • 1932 - Joe Zawinul (Weather Report) (d. 2007)
  • 1933 - J.J. Barrie
  • 1940 - Ringo Starr
  • 1940 - Joe Salvato (Duprees)
  • 1941 - James Rodford (Argent)
  • 1941 - Chan Romero
  • 1944 - Warren Entner (Grass Roots)
  • 1947 - David Hodo (Village People)
  • 1947 - Randy Goodrum (songwriter)
  • 1947 - Rob Townsend (Family)
  • 1948 - Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt (Iron Butterfly) (d. 2012)
  • 1951 - Blondie Chaplin (Beach Boys)
  • 1952 - Floyd Domino (Asleep at the Wheel)
  • 1962 - Mark White (Spin Doctors)
  • 1962 - Clive "Doctor" Jackson (Doctor & the Medics)
  • 1962 - Shawn Paddock (Red Rockers)
  • 1963 - Vonda Shepard
  • 1963 - Perry Richardson (Firehouse)
  • 1967 - Jackie Neal (d. 2005)
  • 1980 - Dan Whitesides (Used)
  • 1981 - Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold)
  • 1982 - Mike Glita (Senses Fail)
  • 1982 - Cassidy (born Barry Reese)
  • 1984 - D. Woods (Danity Kane)
  • 1988 - Ilan Rubin (Lostprophets)
  • 1988 - Kaci Brown
  • 1994 - Ashton Irwin (5 Seconds of Summer)
  • 1995 - Maddie Marlow (Maddie & Tae)

Deaths
  • 1970 - Charles Tobias (songwriter) (71)
  • 1975 - George Morgan - Heart attack (51)
  • 1993 - Mia Zapata (Gits) - Strangled (27)
  • 2001 - Fred Neil - Natural causes (65)
  • 2006 - Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd) - Pancreatic cancer (60)
  • 2010 - Bill Porter (sound engineer) (79)

On This Day
  • 1950 - Johnny Cash signed up for the air force.
  • 1954 - Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips became the first person to air an Elvis Presley record (That's Alright Mama).
  • 1956 - Johnny Cash debuted at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1963 - The Rolling Stones made their debut on British TV on Thank Your Lucky Stars.
  • 1967 - The Monkees kicked off a U.S. tour. Their opening act was Jimi Hendrix.
  • 1968 - The Yardbirds played their final show in Luton, U.K.
  • 1968 - Cal Smith left Ernest Tubb's Texas Trubadours
  • 1971 - The movie Two-Lane Blacktop, with James Taylor, opened.
  • 1974 - B.J. Thomas was arrested for resisting arrest and foul language in a dispute with a Nashville cab driver.
  • 1980 - Led Zeppelin played their final show in West Berlin, Germany.
  • 1989 - CD sales exceeded vinyl for the first time.
  • 1999 - Coolio is sentenced to ten days in jail, 40 hours of community service and two years probation for a conviction of illegal gun possession.
  • 2000 - Bobby Brown was released from jail ten-days early for good behavior after 27-days of being incarcerated. He was in for a parole violation from a drunk driving incident.
  • 2000 - Kim Mathers, the wife of Eminem, slit her wrists after her husbands Detroit concert.
  • 2001 - Janet Jackson kicked off her All For You World Tour in Portland, OR.
  • 2003 - John Mayer and Counting Crows opened a co-headlining summer tour.
  • 2003 - Godsmack cancelled their European tour because of contractual deadlines.
  • 2005 - Members of the Hollies asked that former bandmate Eric Haydock be jailed when he continued performing under the name Eric Haydock's Hollies after a court order barred him from using the group's name.
  • 2007 - Ozzy Osbourne became the first person enshrined on Birmingham, England's new Walk of Fame.
  • 2007 - Tom Simpson of Snow Patrol was arrested after failing to appear in court.
  • 2007 - The Live Earth concerts, organized by former Vice President Al Gore, were held in Washington, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney.
  • 2009 - A memorial service was held for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
  • 2010 - Ringo Starr played Radio City Music Hall in New York for his 70th Birthday. Paul McCartney surprised his former bandmate for the encore.
  • 2013 - Randy Travis entered the hospital in critical condition with viral cardiomyopathy.
  • 2016 - Cliff Williams announced his retirement from AC/DC.

Marriages
  • 1928 - Bob Nolan (Sons of the Pioneers) and Pearl Fields
  • 1977 - Dick Clark and Kari Wigton
  • 1984 - Frankie Valli and Randy Clohessy

Divorces
  • 2000 - Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit (separated)

Recorded
  • 1959 - ('Til) I Kissed You - Everly Brothers
  • 1961 - The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tokens
  • 1963 - Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley (Glen Campbell, guitar)
  • 1969 - Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
  • 1976 - Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (live version)

Released
  • 1956 - My Prayer - Platters (single)
  • 1960 - Only the Lonely - Roy Orbison (single)
  • 1972 - The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
  • 1973 - Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney and Wings (single)
  • 1973 - Barry Manilow - Barry Manilow
  • 1974 - Elvis: As Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis - Elvis Presley
  • 1977 - The Grand Illusion - Styx
  • 1984 - Condition Critical - Quiet Riot
  • 1986 - Eat Em and Smile - David Lee Roth (first solo album)
  • 1987 - Frehley's Comet - Ace Frehley
  • 1992 - Images and Words - Dream Theater
  • 1998 - Stunt - Barenaked Ladies
  • 1998 - Cruel Summer - Ace of Base (single)
  • 2001 - Aaliyah - Aaliyah
  • 2006 - SexyBack - Justin Timberlake (single)

Broadcasts
  • 1953 - The Eddy Arnold Show (NBC) - Premier of his second variety series
  • 1958 - American Bandstand - Lou Monte, Chantels
  • 1959 - American Bandstand - Tradewinds
  • 1961 - American Bandstand - Mary Wells, Earls
  • 1963 - Thank Your Lucky Stars (U.K.) - Rolling Stones (British TV debut)
  • 1965 - Shindig - Aretha Franklin, Marianne Faithfull, Gauchos, Kinks, Sonny & Cher, Rick Lancelot, Donna Loren, Billy Preston, Bobby Sherman, Blossoms
  • 1965 - Where the Action Is - Byrds, Jackie DeShannon, Steve Alaimo, Linda Scott, Paul Revere & the Radiers
  • 1966 - Where the Action Is - Vogues, Kelly Garrett, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Keith Allison
  • 1968 - The Summer Brothers Smothers Show (CBS) - Glen Campbell, Lulu
  • 1973 - American Bandstand - Action '73 Special - Vicki Lawrence, Foster Sylvers, Heywoods
  • 1979 - American Bandstand - Sylvers
  • 1984 - American Bandstand - Howard Jones, Dennis Edwards

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1962 - The Stripper - David Rose (1 week)
  • 1973 - Will It Go Round in Circles - Billy Preston (2 weeks)
  • 1984 - When Doves Cry - Prince (5 weeks)
  • 2001 - U Remind Me - Usher (4 weeks)
  • 2018 - I Like It - Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1979 - Bad Girls - Donna Summer (5 weeks (1 previous week at number 1))
  • 1984 - Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen (4 weeks)
  • 1990 - Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em - M.C. Hammer (18 weeks)
  • 2001 - Devil's Night - D12 (1 week)
  • 2007 - Lost Highway - Bon Jovi (1 week)
  • 2012 - Believe - Justin Bieber (1 week)
  • 2018 - Pray For the Wicked - Panic! At the Disco (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1973 - Doing It To Death - Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s (2 weeks)
  • 1990 - You Can't Deny It - Lisa Stansfield (1 week)
  • 2001 - U Remind Me - Usher (4 weeks)
  • 2007 - When I See U - Fantasia (8 weeks)
  • 2012 - Mercy - Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
  • 2018 - I Like It - Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Single
  • 1945 - Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima - Bob Wills (1 week)
  • 1973 - Why Me - Kris Kristofferson (1 week)
  • 1984 - Somebody's Needin' Somebody - Conway Twitty (1 week)
  • 2007 - Lucky Man - Montgomery Gentry (2 weeks)
  • 2012 - Drunk On You - Luke Bryan (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Single
  • 1962 - The Stripper - David Rose (2 weeks)
  • 1973 - Yesterday Once More - Carpenters (3 weeks)
  • 1979 - Lead Me On - Maxine Nightengale (3 weeks)
  • 1984 - If Ever You're In My Arms Again - Peabo Bryson (4 weeks)
  • 1990 - When I'm Back on My Feet Again - Michael Bolton (3 weeks)
  • 2001 - There You'll Be - Faith Hill (1 week)
  • 2007 - Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol (1 week (2 previous weeks))

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1960 - Good Timin' - Jimmy Jones (3 weeks)
  • 1966 - Sunny Afternoon - Kinks (2 weeks)
  • 2001 - The Way to Your Love - Hear'Say (1 week)
  • 2012 - This is Love - will.i.am Featuring Eva Simons (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1990 - The Essential Pavarotti - Luciano Pavarotti (3 weeks)
  • 2007 - An End Has a Start - Editors (1 week)
  • 2012 - Living Things - Linkin Park (1 week)
  • 2016 - 25 - Adele (1 week (12 previous weeks))

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