Music Almanac - August 22

Birthdays
  • 1914 - Connie B. Gay (d. 1989)
  • 1917 - John Lee Hooker (d. 2001)
  • 1926 - Bob Flanigan (Four Freshman) (d. 2011)
  • 1928 - Jerry Capehart (songwriter & manager) (d. 1998)
  • 1929 - Fred Milano (Belmonts) (d. 2012)
  • 1936 - Dale Hawkins (d. 2010)
  • 1941 - Howard Grimes (drummer in Hi rhythm section)
  • 1945 - Ron Dante
  • 1946 - Gary 'Mutha' Withem (Gary Puckett & the Union Gap)
  • 1947 - Donna Jean Godchaux (Grateful Dead)
  • 1948 - David Marks (Beach Boys)
  • 1957 - Holly Dunn
  • 1957 - Duane Jarvis (d. 2009)
  • 1958 - Ian Mitchell (Bay City Rollers)
  • 1958 - Vernon Reed (Living Colour)
  • 1959 - Collin Raye
  • 1959 - Juan Croucier (Dokken, Ratt)
  • 1959 - Liz Hengber (songwriter)
  • 1961 - Roland Orzabal (Tears for Fears)
  • 1961 - Debbi Peterson (Bangles)
  • 1961 - Jay Aston (Gene Loves Jezebel)
  • 1962 - Gary Lee Conner (Screaming Trees)
  • 1963 - Tori Amos
  • 1963 - Jason DeBarge (DeBarge)
  • 1966 - GZA (born Gary Grice) (Wu-Tang Clan)
  • 1967 - Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) (d. 2002)
  • 1969 - Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene)
  • 1972 - Paul Doucette (Matchbox 20)
  • 1973 - Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys)
  • 1973 - Beenie Man (born Anthony Davis)
  • 1978 - Jeff Stinco (Simple Plan)

Deaths
  • 1996 - O. V. "Mooney" Lynn (husband of Loretta Lynn)
  • 2003 - Floyd Tillman (88)
  • 2004 - Al Dvorin (bandleader, announcer ("Elvis has left the building.")) - Car accident (82)
  • 2006 - Bruce Gary (Knack) - Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (55)
  • 2009 - Johnny Carter (Dells, Flamingos) - Lung Cancer (75)
  • 2011 - Nickolas Ashford (Ashford & Simpson) - Cancer (70)
  • 2011 - Jerry Lieber (Lieber & Stoller) - Cardio-pulmonary failure (78)
  • 2016 - Toots Thielemans (94)
  • 2018 - Lazy Lester - Cancer (85)
  • 2018 - Ed King (Lynyrd Skynyrd) - Cancer (68)

On This Day
  • 1906 - The Victor Talking Machine Company released their first gramophone that contained a built-in speaker.
  • 1951 - Hank Snow was in a serious car crash, fracturing his skull.
  • 1956 - Elvis Presley started working on Love Me Tender (originally titled The Reno Brothers), his first movie.
  • 1961 - Spade Cooley was sentenced to the rest of his life in prison for killing his wife.
  • 1964 - Johnny Cash took out a full page ad in Billboard chastising radio stations for refusing to play his single The Ballad of Ira Hayes.
  • 1966 - Jerry Lee Lewis was signed to play Iago in Rock My Soul, a musical version of Othello.
  • 1968 - Ringo Starr quit the Beatles over the constant bickering during the recording of the White Album. He returned on September 3.
  • 1968 - George Jones and Tammy Wynette announced their engagement.
  • 1969 - The Beatles had their final photo session, the resulting pictures used on their Hey Jude compilation. They later filmed the promo video for The Long and Winding Road.
  • 1969 - Elvis Presley opened at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. Colonel Tom Parker told the singer his jokes were getting too dirty.
  • 1970 - Elton John signed with Uni Records.
  • 1970 - Elvis Presley announced his first tour since 1958.
  • 1978 - Sid Vicious performed for the last time at a London club. He played with Rat Scabies of the Damned, Glen Matlock and Nancy Spungen.
  • 1981 - The first Monsters of Rock Festival was held at Donnington Castle in England.
  • 1985 - Rick Nelson and Fats Domino began filming the PBS show Rockin' With Rick and Fats. It would be Nelson's last performance.
  • 1986 - David Crosby was released from a rehab center where he was being treated for a cocaine addiction.
  • 1986 - Johnny Cash left Columbia Records, after thirty years, for Mercury/PolyGram.
  • 1987 - Roy Clark became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1992 - The Troggs and the Police played at the reception for Sting and Trudy Styler who had been married the previous day.
  • 1997 - Tim Weisberg sued Dan Fogelberg for breach of contract and fraud over their second album together, No Resemblance Whatsoever.
  • 1997 - Mark Wills made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 2000 - The second Source Hip-Hop Awards were stopped 2-1/2 hours into the show when violence erupted.
  • 2003 - Twenty people were hurt at the Leeds Festival in England during a crowd crush while System of a Down was playing.
  • 2003 - Some of the belongings of Peabo Bryson were confiscated by the IRS for back taxes.
  • 2006 - Linda Ronstadt underwent an unspecified surgery and was forced to cancel all of her dates for the rest of the year.
  • 2007 - Darren Hayes, formerly of Savage Garden, was arrested in London for allegedly racially abusing a staff member at a Thai restaurant.
  • 2008 - Dolly Parton said "I did about have a heart attack when I found out I was dead" after media announced her passing.
  • 2012 - Dee Snyder told GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney to stop using Twisted Sisters' songs.
  • 2012 - LL Cool J fought and subdued a robber in his home.
  • 2015 - Bon Jovi left Mercury Records after 32 years.
  • 2016 - Holly Dunn announced she was suffering from cervical cancer.

Marriages
  • 1966 - Barry Gibb and Maureen Bates
  • 1968 - George Jones and Tammy Wynette (announced, actual ceremony happened six months later)
  • 2002 - Caroline Corr (Corrs) and Frank Woods

Divorces
  • 1966 - Yvonne King (King Sisters) and Delmore Courtney
  • 1968 - John Lennon and Cynthia Lennon (filed by Cynthia)

Recorded
  • 1938 - Jumpin' at the Woodside - Count Basie
  • 1949 - The Louvin Brothers had their first recording session for Decca.
  • 1969 - Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs had their last recording session.
  • 1970 - Layla and Other Love Stories - Derek & the Dominos (first day of recording)

Released
  • 1960 - North To Alaska - Johnny Horton (single)
  • 1964 - Dancing in the Streets - Martha and the Vandellas (single)
  • 1979 - In Through the Out Door - Led Zeppelin (final studio album)
  • 1994 - At Your Best (You Are Love) - Aaliyah (single)
  • 2000 - Can't Fight The Moonlight - LeAnn Rimes (single)

Broadcasts
  • 1967 - Simon Dee Show (BBC) - Jimi Hendrix
  • 1975 - Midnight Special (NBC) - Charlie Rich, Amazing Rhythm Aces
  • 1979 - Dinah (Syn) - John Schneider (national singing debut)
  • 2014 - The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill (BBC)

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1964 - Where Did Our Love Go - Supremes (2 weeks)
  • 1970 - Make It With You - Bread (1 week)
  • 1987 - Who's That Girl - Madonna (1 week)
  • 2015 - Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1970 - Cosmo's Factory - Creedence Clearwater Revival (9 weeks)
  • 1981 - 4 - Foreigner (2 weeks)
  • 1998 - Da Game is to Be Sold Not to Be Told - Snoop Dogg (2 weeks)
  • 2009 - Live on the Inside - Sugarland (1 week)
  • 2015 - Descendents - Soundtrack (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1953 - Crying in the Chapel - Orioles (5 weeks)
  • 1981 - Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie (7 weeks)
  • 1987 - Casanova - LaVert (2 weeks)
  • 1992 - End of the Road - Boyz II Men (4 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1953 - Hey Joe! - Carl Smith (8 weeks)
  • 1960 - Alabam - Cowboy Copas (12 weeks)
  • 1987 - Why Does It Have to Be (Wrong or Right) - Restless Heart (1 week)
  • 1998 - I'm Alright - Jo Dee Messina (3 weeks)
  • 2009 - You Belong to Me - Taylor Swift (2 weeks)
  • 2015 - House Party - Sam Hunt (6 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1970 - I Just Can't Help Believing - B.J. Thomas (1 week)
  • 1981 - Touch Me When We're Dancing - Carpenters (2 weeks)
  • 1987 - Love Power - Dionne Warwick and Jeffrey Osborne (1 week)
  • 1998 - To Love You More - Celine Dion (1 week (1 previous week))

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1958 - When - Kalin Twins (5 weeks)
  • 1963 - Bad to Me - Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas (3 weeks)
  • 2009 - I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas (1 week (1 previous week))

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1970 - A Question of Balance - Moody Blues (3 weeks)
  • 1992 - We Can Dance - Genesis (1 week)

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