Music Almanac - August 30

Birthdays
  • 1919 - Kitty Wells (born Muriel Deason) (d. 2012)
  • 1928 - Johnny Mann (d. 2014)
  • 1935 - John Phillips (Mamas & the Papas) (d. 2001)
  • 1939 - Charles Colbert (American Breed)
  • 1939 - John Peel (influential British DJ) (d. 2004)
  • 1941 - John McNally (Searchers)
  • 1941 - Jim Hager (Hagers) (d. 2008)
  • 1941 - Jon Hager (Hagers) (d. 2009)
  • 1950 - Mickey Moody (Juicy Lucy, Whitesnake)
  • 1951 - Dana (born Rosemary Brown)
  • 1952 - Kenny Andrews (Darts)
  • 1953 - Horace Panter (Specials)
  • 1954 - Ronald Beitle (Wild Cherry)
  • 1955 - Martin Jackson (Magazine, Swing Out Sister)
  • 1961 - Keith McKenzie (Shamen)
  • 1963 - Paul Oakenfold
  • 1966 - Peter Cunnah (D: Ream)
  • 1968 - Geoff Firebaugh (BR549)
  • 1971 - Lars Frederiksen (Rancid)
  • 1974 - Aaron Barrett (Real Big Fish)
  • 1974 - Rich Cronin (LFO) (d. 2010)
  • 1978 - Swizz Beatz (born Kasseem Dean)
  • 1986 - Ryan Ross (Panic! At the Disco)
  • 1989 - Bebe Rexha

Deaths
  • 1988 - Papa Dee Allen (War) - Brain aneurysm whle on stage (58)
  • 1995 - Sterling Morrison (Velvet Underground) - Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (53)

On This Day
  • 1959 - A salute was held for Dick Clark at the Hollywood Bowl including performances by Jerry Wallace, Duane Eddy, Skip & Flip (Skip Battin & Gary Paxton), Rusty York, Jan & Dean, Anita Bryant and Ernie Freeman.
  • 1962 - Bob Dylan signed a contract for management with Albert Grossman.
  • 1969 - Woodstock fever came to the U.K. with the second Isle of Wight festival. Artists included Bob Dylan, the Band, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, Family, Joe Cocker, Free, Richie Havens, Moody Blues, Nice, Tom Paxton, Pentagle and the Who. Jimi Hendrix' performance would be his last in Britain.
  • 1969 - The British band Earth became Black Sabbath.
  • 1969 - Crystal Gayle made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • 1970 - The Rolling Stones started a European tour in Malmo, Sweden.
  • 1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono held a benefit for the One-to-One charity at Madison Square Garden in New York with guests Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack and Sha Na Na.
  • 1973 - The Doors broke up after two post-Jim Morrison albums.
  • 1975 - Paul Kossoff of Free and Back Street Crawler was "dead" for 35 minutes in the hospital while doctors tried to revive him. He would die seven months later.
  • 1989 - Billy Joel fired his manager, Frank Weber, due to accounting problems. He eventually sued Weber for $90 million.
  • 1989 - Izzy Stradlin of Guns N' Roses was arrested after causing a disturbance on a plane flight.
  • 1991 - Dottie West is critically injured in a car accident, suffering a lacerated liver.
  • 1992 - Curb Records moved from Los Angeles to Nashville.
  • 1995 - Carly Simon and James Taylor performed together for the first time since 1979 to benefit a local Martha's Vineyard agricultural society.
  • 2001 - Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule are arrested for using obscene language during a show at Montego Bay.
  • 2003 - Michael Jackson celebrated his 45th birthday (the previous day) with a show at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles.
  • 2003 - Hoobastank was forced to cancel the balance of their U.S. tour when Dan Estrin was injured falling off of a motorcycle.
  • 2003 - John Anderson suffered a heart attack.
  • 2004 - Kris Kristofferson and Jim Fogelsong were named the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 2006 - George Strait, Sonny James and Harold Bradley were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 2007 - Lil Wayne was sued for $1 million by a woman who says she was crushed in the crowd at one of his concerts when money was thrown.
  • 2015 - Wilko Johnson returned to the stage for the first time since beating pancreatic cancer.
  • 2015 - Taylor Swift presented Kanye West with the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Music Video Awards, putting a temporary stop to their feud.
  • 2016 - Chris Brown was arrested after pointing a gun at a woman's face who was admiring a friend's jewelry.
  • 2016 - The Go-Go's finished their final tour at the Greek Theatre.
  • 2016 - Loretta Lynn was injured in a fall at her ranch.
  • 2018 - John Mellencamp received the Woody Guthrie Prize.

Marriages
  • 1991 - Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) and Gertie Filip

Divorces
  • 1988 - Bruce Springsteen and Julianne Phillips (filed by Phillips)

Recorded
  • 1949 - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams
  • 1957 - Buck Owens' first recording session for Capitol Records
  • 1961 - Break It To Me Gently, Fool #1 - Brenda Lee
  • 1980 - Love In The First Degree - Alabama

Released
  • 1959 - Bad Girl - Miracles (released on Chess, would be reissued by Motown a week later)
  • 1965 - Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
  • 1968 - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo - Byrds
  • 1981 - Tattoo You - Rolling Stones
  • 1994 - Usher - Usher (debut album)
  • 1994 - Definitely Maybe - Oasis (debut album U.S. release)
  • 2002 - The Rising - Bruce Springsteen
  • 2011 - Ghost On The Canvas - Glen Campbell

Broadcasts
  • 1958 - The Dick Clark Show (ABC) - Bill Haley, Eddie Cochran, Jim Reeves
  • 1969 - The Johnny Cash Show (ABC) - Roger Miller, Odetta, Carther Family, Statler Brothers
  • 1973 - Dean Martin Presents: Music Country (NBC) - Ray Stevens, Ferlin Husky, Diana Trask, Anne Murray, Jerry Reed, Joe Stampley, Tammy Wynette, Sonny James, Nat Stuckey, Don Gibson and Chet Atkins.
  • 1993 - Late Show With David Letterman (premier on CBS) - Billy Joel
  • 2017 - CMT Crossroads (CMT) - Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1941 - Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes) - Jimmy Dorsey (4 weeks)
  • 1975 - Get Down Tonight - K.C. & the Sunshine Band (1 week)
  • 1980 - Sailing - Christopher Cross (1 week)
  • 1986 - Higher Love - Steve Winwood (1 week)
  • 1997 - Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy and Mase (2 weeks)
  • Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1975 - Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy - Elton John (1 week (6 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 2003 - Greatest Hits Volume II and Other Stuff - Alan Jackson (1 week)
  • 2008 - A Little Bit Longer - Jonas Brothers (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1947 - Boogie Woogie Blue Plate - Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five (14 weeks)
  • 1975 - Your Love - Graham Central Station (1 week)
  • 1986 - Love Zone - Billy Ocean (1 week)
  • 2008 - Take a Bow - Rihanna (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1980 - Cowboys and Clowns / Misery Loves Company - Ronnie Milsap (1 week)
  • 1986 - Heartbeat in the Darkness - Don Williams (1 week)
  • 1997 - She's Got It All - Kenny Chesney (3 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1969 - A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash (2 weeks)
  • 1975 - Fallin' in Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds (1 week)
  • 2008 - Love Song - Sara Bareilles (1 week (13 previous weeks))

Number Ones - U.K. Singles
  • 1957 - Diana - Paul Anka (9 weeks)
  • 1969 - In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans (3 weeks)
  • 2014 - Lovers on the Sun - David Guetta Featuring Sam Martin (1 week)

Number Ones - U.K. Albums
  • 1969 - From Elvis to Memphis - Elvis Presley (1 week)
  • 1975 - Atlantic Crossing - Rod Stewart (5 weeks)
  • 1997 - Be Here Now - Oasis (4 weeks)
  • 2014 - Stars - Collabro (1 week)
  • 2018 - Sweetener - Ariana Grande (1 week)

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