Music Almanac - August 19

Birthdays
  • 1935 - Earl Gaines (Louis Brooks & His Hi-Toppers) (d. 2009)
  • 1939 - Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith)
  • 1940 - Johnny Nash
  • 1940 - Roger Cook
  • 1943 - Billy J. Kramer
  • 1943 - Don Fardon
  • 1944 - Eddy Raven (born Edward Futch)
  • 1945 - Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
  • 1948 - Elliot Lurie (Looking Glass)
  • 1948 - Susan Jacks (Poppy Family)
  • 1951 - John Deacon (Queen)
  • 1957 - Gary Chapman
  • 1959 - Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper, Onslaught)
  • 1960 - Dan "Woody" Woodgate (Madness)
  • 1963 - Joey Tempest (Europe)
  • 1966 - Lee Ann Womack
  • 1968 - Mark McGuinn
  • 1969 - Nate Dogg (born Nathaniel Hale) (d. 2011)
  • 1969 - Clay Walker
  • 1970 - Fat Joe (born Joseph Cartagena)
  • 1971 - MC Eric (born Eric Martin) (Technotronic)
  • 1972 - Elizabeth Wolfgramm (Jets)
  • 1979 - Dave Douglas (Reliant K)
  • 1980 - Darius Campbell
  • 1980 - Michael Todd (Coheed & Cambria)
  • 1983 - Missy Higgins
  • 1987 - John Ryan
  • 1989 - Lil Romeo (born Romeo Miller)

Deaths
  • 1959 - Blind Willie McTell - Stroke (61)
  • 1979 - Dorsey Burnette - Heart attack (46)
  • 2001 - Betty Everett (61)
  • 2008 - LeRoi Moore (Dave Matthews Band) - Pneumonia (46)
  • 2016 - Lou Pearlman (creator of 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys) - Cardiac arrest (62)

On This Day
  • 1955 - Radio station WINS in New York announced that they would no longer play cover records by white artists of R&B hits.
  • 1964 - The Beatles opened their U.S. tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA with opening act the Bill Black Combo.
  • 1967 - Ringo Starr and his wife, Maureen, become the parents of their son, Jason.
  • 1967 - Charlie Walker joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1971 - Led Zeppelin started their North American tour in Vancouver, BC.
  • 1980 - A riot breaks out in Toronto after Alice Cooper canceled a show because of illness.
  • 1989 - Lou Reed broke his ankle during a soundcheck and has to cancel the rest of his tour.
  • 2003 - Sting was announced as the recipient of Billboard's Century Award.
  • 2005 - A life-size bronze statue of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott was unveiled in Dublin, Ireland.
  • 2005 - Courtney Love was sentenced to a rehabilitation program after breaking her probation.
  • 2008 - .38 Special and Trace Adkins taped an edition of CMT Crossroads.
  • 2010 - The documentary The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Phil Spector debuted.

Marriages
  • 1950 - Margaret Whiting and Joe "Fingers" Carr
  • 1973 - Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge
  • 1974 - Tim Rice and Jane McIntosh

Recorded
  • 1969 - Take a Letter Maria - R.B. Greeves
  • 1971 - Candy Man - Sammy Davis, Jr.

Released
  • 1963 - Love's Gonna Live Here - Buck Owens (single)
  • 1980 - You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC (single)
  • 1997 - The Dance - Fleetwood Mac
  • 2003 - Dierks Bentley - Dierks Bentley (debut album)
  • 2008 - The Fame - Lady Gaga

Awards
  • 1999 - Source Hip Hop Music Awards
    • Artist of the Year - DMX
    • R&B Artist of the Year - R. Kelly
    • Solo Artist of the Year - DMX
    • Live Artist of the Year - DMX
    • New Artist - Lauryn Hill

Broadcasts
  • 1957 - American Bandstand (ABC) - Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Bown
  • 1968 - The Monkees (NBC) (final broadcast)
  • 1969 - Dick Cavett Show - Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Jefferson Airplane
  • 1971 - Good Vibrations From Central Park (ABC) - Beach Boys, Boz Scaggs, Carly Simon, Ike & Tina Turner
  • 1972 - Midnight Special (debut) - John Denver, Everly Brothers, Helen Reddy, Linda Ronstadt, War
  • 2003 - Shania Twain UP! Live In Chicago (NBC)

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1950 - Goodnight Irene - Gordon Jenkins & the Weavers (13 weeks)
  • 1967 - All You Need is Love - Beatles (1 week)
  • 2006 - London Bridge - Fergie (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1972 - Chicago V - Chicago (9 weeks)
  • 2006 - Now That's What I Call Music 22 - Various Artists (1 week (2 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 2017 - Everything Now - Arcade Fire (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1944 - Til Then - Mills Brothers (1 week)
  • 1950 - Hard Luck Blues - Roy Brown (3 weeks)
  • 1957 - Send For Me - Nat King Cole (2 weeks)
  • 1989 - Something in the Way (You Make Me Feel) - Stephanie Mills (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1978 - Talking in Your Sleep - Crystal Gayle (2 weeks)
  • 1989 - Sunday in the South - Shenandoah (1 week)
  • 1995 - You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone - Brooks & Dunn (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1978 - Three Times a Lady - Commodores (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1978 - Three Times a Lady - Commodores (5 weeks)
  • 2000 - I Turn to You - Melanie C (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1995 - It's Great When You're Straight...Yeah - Black Grape (2 weeks)

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