Music Almanac - August 29

Birthdays
  • 1900 - Buell Kazee (d. 1976)
  • 1924 - Dinah Washington (d. 1963)
  • 1927 - Jimmy C. Newman (d. 2014)
  • 1934 - Gene Allison (d. 2004)
  • 1943 - Dick Halligan (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1945 - Chris Copping (Procol Harum)
  • 1947 - David Jenkins (Pablo Cruise, Southern Pacific)
  • 1952 - Don Schlitz (songwriter)
  • 1953 - Rick Downey (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • 1956 - Dan Truman (Diamond Rio)
  • 1958 - Michael Jackson (d. 2009)
  • 1960 - Tony MacAlpine
  • 1963 - Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins)
  • 1963 - Greg Steele (Faster Pussycat)
  • 1964 - Pebbles (born Perri Reid)
  • 1966 - Shawn Camp
  • 1967 - Chris Gorman (Belly)
  • 1967 - Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre)
  • 1968 - Me'Shell Ndeg√©Ocello
  • 1970 - Carl Martin (Shai)
  • 1975 - Kyle Cook (Matchbox 20)
  • 1980 - David Desrosiers (Simple Plan)
  • 1981 - A+ (born Andre Levins)
  • 1986 - Lea Michele (Glee Cast)
  • 1993 - Liam Payne (One Direction)

Deaths
  • 1976 - Jimmy Reed - Respiratory failure (51)
  • 1987 - Archie Campbell - Heart attack (72)
  • 1987 - Lee Marvin - Heart attack (63)
  • 1998 - Charlie Feathers - Complications from a stroke-induced coma (66)
  • 2001 - Graeme "Shirley" Strachan (Skyhooks) - Hellicopter crash (49)
  • 2006 - Jumpin' Gene Simmons (73)
  • 2011 - David "Honeyboy" Edwards - Congestive heart failure (96)

On This Day
  • 1954 - It was reported that Woody Guthrie had been released from jail, his twelfth time in prison in six weeks for riding the rails illegally.
  • 1956 - Carl Perkins was in a car accident wrecking a car Sam Phillips had given him a few months earlier.
  • 1958 - George Harrison joined the Quarrymen.
  • 1958 - Alan Freed's Big Beat Show opened in Brooklyn with Frankie Avalon, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Clanton, Bill Haley & the Comets, Bobby Freeman and the Elegants.
  • 1966 - The Beatles played their last official concert in San Francisco, CA.
  • 1976 - Neil Young joined Spirit at a Santa Monica, CA concert but frontman Randy California shoved Young off the stage. The rest of Spirit walked out.
  • 1977 - Three people were arrested for trying to steal the body of Elvis Presley.
  • 1981 - Jerry Lee Lewis was released from a Memphis hospital after a 61 day stay for emergency stomach surgery.
  • 1982 - Ernest Tubb performed for the last time at a day dedicated to him in Memphis, TN.
  • 1984 - U2 started their Unforgettable Fire world tour in Christchurch, NZ.
  • 1986 - The original American Bandstand studio was placed on the National Register of Historical Places.
  • 1989 - Loretta Lynn sued the Globe for reporting that she was near death from a drug overdose.
  • 1990 - Elton John checked into a rehabilitation facility in Chicago for bulimia, alcoholism and drugs.
  • 1990 - Personal possessions were seized from David Allan Coe from his home to partially pay a $152,000 verdict against him in a breach of contract trial.
  • 1992 - U2 became the second act to play Shea Stadium in New York after Billy Joel.
  • 1995 - A pilot and cameraman are killed during the filming of the video I'd Lie To You (And That's the Truth) by Meat Loaf.
  • 1995 - K.T. Oslin had quadruple bypass surgery in Nashville.
  • 1995 - A lien was placed on Aretha Franklin's home for $600,000 in back taxes.
  • 1996 - Billy Ray Cyrus performed the National Anthem at the Democratic National Convention.
  • 1997 - Wu-Tang Gang members Raekwon, Method Man, GZA and Inspectah Deck, along with other members of their entourage, is reported for beating Loud Records executive Jessiah "Milk" Styles.
  • 2005 - Fats Domino was rescued from his home in New Orleans during flooding from hurricane Katrina.
  • 2005 - Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age collapsed after a show in Hamburg, Germany from exhaustion.
  • 2005 - Garbage cancelled their European tour saying that they had overextended themselves.
  • 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey were announced as the newest editions to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 2007 - The Police began the European leg of their reunion tour in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2008 - DMX plead guilty to trying to buy marijuana and cocaine and was sentenced to time served.
  • 2009 - The Los Angeles coroner announced that Michael Jackson's death was a homicide based on the anesthetic Propofol which was found in his system.
  • 2010 - Brooks & Dunn did their final show in Bethel, NY, at least until they reformed.
  • 2012 - LeAnn Rimes checked into the hospital for a 30-day program to treat anxiety and stress.

Marriages
  • 1987 - Joe Diffie and Debra Kay Diffie
  • 2015 - William Lee Golden and Simone Staley

Divorces
  • 1969 - Bob Seger and Renee Andrietti

Recorded
  • 1966 - Get Together - Youngbloods
  • 1967 - By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Hey Little One - Glen Campbell
  • 1974 - Desperados Waiting For A Train - Guy Clark

Released
  • 1964 - Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison (single)
  • 1970 - Lola - Kinks (single)
  • 1984 - Let's Go Crazy / Erotic City - Prince (single)
  • 1994 - Definitely Maybe - Oasis (debut album U.K. release)

Awards
  • 2002 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year, Male Video, Rap Video - Without Me - Eminem
    • Female Video, Dance Video - Get the Party Started - Pink
    • Group Video, Pop Video - Hey Baby - No Doubt Featuring Bounty Killer
    • New Artist - Complicated - Avril Lavigne
    • Rock Video - In the End - Linkin Park
    • R&B Video - No More Drama - Mary J. Blige
    • Hip-Hop Video - I'm Real (Murder Remix) - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Ja Rule
  • 2004 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year, Hip-Hop Video - Hey Ya - OutKast
    • Male Video, Dance Video - Yeah! - Usher Featuring Ludacris and Lil John
    • Female Video - Naughty Girl - Beyonce
    • Group Video, Pop Video - It's My Life - No Doubt
    • New Artist Video - This Love - Maroon 5
    • Rock Video - Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
    • R&B Video - If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
    • Rap Video - 99 Problems - Jay-Z

Broadcasts
  • 1959 - The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show (ABC) - Johnny Horton
  • 1966 - Hullabaloo - Lesley Gore, Peter and Gordon, Paul Anka (final show)
  • 1974 - The Mac Davis Show (NBC) (final broadcast)
  • 1975 - Midnight Special (NBC) - Helen Reddy, Jose Feliciano, Johnny Rivers, Waylon Jennings
  • 1976 - Johnny Cash And Friends (CBS) - June Carter, Tanya Tucker, Steve Martin (premier episode)
  • 1999 - Cher: Live in Concert From Las Vegas (HBO)
  • 1999 - Sex and the City (HBO) - Jon Bon Jovi

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1970 - War - Edwin Starr (3 weeks)
  • 1987 - La Bamba - Los Lobos (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 2009 - Twang - George Strait (1 week)
  • 2015 - Kill the Lights - Luke Bryan (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1960 - Kiddio - Brook Benton (9 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1953 - A Dear John Letter - Jean Shepard & Ferlin Huskey (6 weeks)
  • 1964 - I Guess I'm Crazy - Jim Reeves (7 weeks)
  • 1981 - (There's) No Gettin' Over Me - Ronnie Milsap (2 weeks)
  • 1987 - Born to Boogie - Hank Williams, Jr. (1 week)
  • 1992 - I'll Think of Something - Mark Chesnutt (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1970 - Snowbird - Anne Murray (6 weeks)
  • 1998 - You're Still the One - Shania Twain (1 week (7 previous weeks))

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1981 - Japanese Boy - Aneka (1 week)
  • 1987 - Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley (5 weeks)
  • 2009 - Sexy Chick - David Guetta Featuring Akon (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1981 - Time - Electric Light Orchestra (2 weeks)
  • 1987 - Hysteria - Def Leppard (1 week)
  • 1992 - Best 1 - The Smiths (1 week)
  • 2009 - Ready For the Weekend - Calvin Harris (1 week)

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