Music Almanac - August 14

Birthdays
  • 1926 - Armando "Buddy" Greco (d. 2017)
  • 1940 - Darrell "Dash" Crofts (Seals & Crofts)
  • 1941 - David Crosby
  • 1941 - Connie Smith
  • 1941 - Lionel Morton (Four Pennies)
  • 1942 - Brent Maher (producer)
  • 1943 - Ben Sidran (Steve Miller Band)
  • 1945 - Steve Martin
  • 1946 - Larry Graham (Sly & the Family Stone, Graham Central Station)
  • 1947 - George Newsome (Climax Blues Band)
  • 1947 - Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span)
  • 1948 - Terry Adams (NRBQ)
  • 1951 - Slim Dunlap (Replacements)
  • 1951 - Peter Blegvad (Slapp Happy)
  • 1956 - Sharon Bryant (Atlantic Starr)
  • 1956 - Jerry Underwood (Pentangle) (d. 2002)
  • 1960 - Sarah Brightman
  • 1963 - Jez Willis (Utah Saints)
  • 1965 - Mark Collins (Charlatans)
  • 1966 - Tanya Donelly (Throwing Muses)
  • 1969 - DJ Uncle Al (born Albert Moss) (d. 2001)
  • 1970 - Kevin Cadogan (Third Eye Blind)
  • 1974 - Ana Matronic (born Ana Lynch) (Scissor Sisters)
  • 1974 - Martin Bulloch (Mogwai)
  • 1977 - Ed Harcourt
  • 1994 - Myles Kellock (Blossoms)

Deaths
  • 1958 - Big Bill Broonzy - Throat cancer - (65) (also reported at August 15)
  • 1958 - Gladys Presley (mother of Elvis) (46)
  • 1964 - Johnny Burnette - Drowned (30)
  • 1965 - Carl Fizer (Olympics) - Shot during Watts riots
  • 1988 - Roy Buchanan - Suicide (48)
  • 1988 - Robert Calvert (Hawkwind) - Heart attack (43)
  • 1992 - Tony Williams (Platters) - Emphysema (64)
  • 2002 - Dave Williams (Drowning Pool) - Heart failure (30)
  • 2005 - Edith Wong (promoter & booking agent) (88)
  • 2006 - Johnny Duncan - Heart attack (67)
  • 2008 - Lita Roza (82)
  • 2009 - Gates Nichols (Confederate Railroad) - Pancreatic cancer (65)
  • 2013 - Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult) - COPD (67)
  • 2015 - Bob Johnston (producer) (83)
  • 2016 - James Wooley (Nine Inch Nails) (49)

On This Day
  • 1954 - Ernest Tubb quit the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1957 - NBC cancelled The Nat King Cole Show after a sponsor could not be found for over a year.
  • 1962 - Pete Best was fired from the Beatles while Brian Epstein asked Ringo Starr to join the band.
  • 1964 - Roy Rogers underwent a nine-hour back surgery to repair damage from riding horses.
  • 1965 - Bobby Bare became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1967 - The Marine Broadcastsing Act made all offshore radio stations near Britain illegal.
  • 1970 - Stephen Stills was arrested in San Diego for suspected drug use after he was found crawling along a hallway at a hotel.
  • 1970 - A waitress filed a paternity suit against Elvis Presley although further tests prove he is not the father.
  • 1978 - Graham Nash officially became an American citizen.
  • 1980 - Glen Campbell proposed to Tanya Tucker.
  • 1982 - Ernest Tubb made his final appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1984 - Steve Goodman made his last public appearance.
  • 1985 - Michael Jackson beat out bids by Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono for the ATV Music Publishing catalog which included 250 songs written by McCartney and Lennon.
  • 1989 - Bon Jovi's album New Jersey became the first western rock album to be officially released in Russia.
  • 1990 - Tito Puente received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1992 - Wayne Newton filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • 1995 - The Grateful Dead decided to cancel their fall tour in the wake of Jerry Garcia's passing.
  • 1995 - Brian Wilson received the BMI President's Award
  • 1998 - Three warrants are issued for Wu-Tang Clan's Ol' Dirty Bastard for three missed court appearances.
  • 1999 - The Red Hot Chili Peppers played their first show in Russia.
  • 1999 - The Backstreet Boys sold 765,000 tickets for their upcoming tour in one day.
  • 1999 - Leif Garrett pled guilty to drug possession.
  • 2000 - Police used rubber bullets to disperse a crowd who became violent at a free Rage Against the Machine show in Los Angeles.
  • 2001 - The Red Hot Chili Peppers cancelled a planned show in Israel after the U.S. State Department advising against travel to the country.
  • 2003 - Scott Weiland was sentenced to three years probation for drug possession charges.
  • 2003 - A warrant was issued for Bobby Brown after he failed to complete his conditions of probation on a drunk driving charge.
  • 2004 - Charlie Watts announced he was being treated for throat cancer.
  • 2004 - The first Little Steven's International Underground Garage Festival was held in New York with Iggy & the Stooges, the New York Dolls, Big Star, the Ravonettes and the Strokes.
  • 2006 - The people of New York could see Boy George sweeping streets as part of his sentence for wasting police time.
  • 2007 - Apple announced that John Lennon's catalog was headed to iTunes.
  • 2007 - Lance Bass joined the cast of Hairspray on Broadway.
  • 2009 - George Michael was arrested for suspicion of drunk drive after his Land Rover hit a bus. He was released without charge.
  • 2012 - Aretha Franklin and Ricky Skaggs were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
  • 2014 - Police searched Cliff Richard's home in Yorkshire, England looking for evidence in a possible child molestation.
  • 2017 - Taylor Swift won her lawsuit against a Denver DJ who she had accused of groping her during a photo op.

Marriages
  • 1960 - Jimmy Boyd and Yvonne Craig
  • 1993 - Christopher Martin (Kid 'n Play) and Shari Beadley
  • 2000 - Naiomi Judd and Larry Stricklind (filed by Judd)
  • 2010 - Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie

Recorded
  • 1973 - Spiders & Snakes - Jim Stafford
  • 1977 - The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want To Get Over You) - Waylon Jennings

Released
  • 1971 - Maggie May - Rod Stewart (single)
  • 1976 - So It Goes - Nick Lowe (the first single released by Stiff Records)
  • 2001 - New Favorite - Alison Krauss and Union Station
  • 2001 - The Spirit Room - Michelle Branch (debut album)
  • 2007 - I'll Stay Me - Luke Bryan (debut album)

Broadcasts
  • 1995 - Late Show With David Letterman (CBS) - Foo Fighters (network debut)
  • 1998 - Robbie Robertson: Making a Noise - A Native American Musical Journey (PBS)
  • 2011 - CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock (ABC) - Dierks Bentley, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Brad Paisley, Alabama

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1948 - You Call Everybody Darlin' - Al Trace (2 weeks)
  • 1965 - I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1976 - Frampton Comes Alive! - Peter Frampton (3 weeks (1 previous week at number 1))
  • 1999 - Significant Other - Limp Bizkit (1 week (3 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 2004 - Now That's What I Call Music 16 - Various Artists (1 week)
  • 2010 - Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1943 - Don't Cry Baby - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra (14 weeks)
  • 1965 - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (Part 1) - James Brown (8 weeks)
  • 1971 - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye (2 weeks)
  • 1993 - Lately - Jodeci (2 weeks (2 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 2010 - There Goes My Baby - Usher (4 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1976 - Say It Again - Don Williams (1 week)
  • 1982 - I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home - David Frizzell (1 week)
  • 1993 - It Sure is Monday - Mark Chesnutt (1 week)
  • 2004 - Live Like You Were Dying - Alan Jackson (4 weeks)
  • 2010 - Lover, Lover - Jerrod Niemann (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1961 - Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell (3 weeks)
  • 1976 - If You Know What I Mean - Neil Diamond (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1953 - Song From Moulin Rouge - Mantovani (1 week)
  • 1968 - Fire - Crazy World of Arthur Brown (1 week)
  • 1993 - Living On My Own - Freddie Mercury (2 weeks)
  • 2010 - Beautiful Monster - Ne-Yo (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1965 - Help! - Beatles (9 weeks)
  • 1971 - Every Good Boy Deserves Favour - Moody Blues (1 week)
  • 2010 - The Suburbs - Arcade Fire (1 week)

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