Music Almanac - September 2

Birthdays
  • 1912 - Johnnie Lee Wills (d. 1984)
  • 1914 - Booker T. Laury (d. 1995)
  • 1914 - Tom Glazer (d. 2003)
  • 1925 - Hugo Montenegro (d. 1981)
  • 1925 - Russ Conway (d. 2000)
  • 1939 - Sam Gooden (Impressions)
  • 1939 - Bobby Purify (born Robert Lee Dickey) (James & Bobby Purify) (d. 2011)
  • 1940 - Jimmy Clanton
  • 1943 - Joe Simon
  • 1943 - Rosalind Ashford (Martha Reeves & the Vandellas)
  • 1946 - Marty Grebb (Buckinghams)
  • 1946 - Billy Preston (d. 2006)
  • 1947 - Richard Coughlan (Caravan)
  • 1950 - Michael Rother (Kraftwerk)
  • 1951 - Mik Kaminski (Electric Light Orchestra)
  • 1952 - Fritz McIntyre (Simply Red)
  • 1957 - Steve Porcaro (Toto)
  • 1958 - Jerry Augustyniak (10,000 Maniacs)
  • 1959 - Paul Deakin (Mavericks)
  • 1961 - k.d. lang
  • 1966 - Dino Cazares (Fear Factory)
  • 1969 - Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey (K-Ci & JoJo)
  • 1975 - Tony Thompson (Hi-Five)
  • 1976 - Phil Lipscomb (Taproot)
  • 1977 - Sam Rivers (Limp Bizkit)
  • 1983 - Rich Boy (born Marece Richards)
  • 1987 - Spencer Smith (Panic! At the Disco)

Deaths
  • 2001 -  Jay Migliori (Saxophonist who played with Frank Sinatra, Beach Boys, Frank Zappa) - Colon cancer (70)
  • 2004 - Billy Davis (songwriter, producer) (72)
  • 2009 -  Guy Babylon (Elton John Band) - Heart attack (53)
  • 2012 -  Mark Abrahamian (Starship) - Heart attack (46)

On This Day
  • 1953 - Eddy Arnold and Colonel Tom Parker dissolved their management deal.
  • 1955 - Alan Freed held his Labor Day concert at Brooklyn Paramount with Chuck Berry, the Moonglows, the Cadillacs, the Nutmegs and the Harptones.
  • 1955 - Elvis Presley crased a cadillac he was driving on his way to a show in Texarkana with Johnny Cash.
  • 1956 - Jimmy C. Newman became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1962 - Tommy Roe left his regular job at General Electric when Sheila hit number 1 and ABC Records offered him $5,000.
  • 1965 - Connie Smith and Bob Luman became members of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1970 - The band Genesis run an ad in Melody Maker for a drummer. Phil Collins answers it.
  • 1971 - The Grateful Dead's former manager, Lenny Hart, was arrested after taking off with $70,000 that belonged to the band.
  • 1976 - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were the first rap act to play a theater at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem.
  • 1978 - Teddy Pendergrass promoted his album Life is a Song Worth Singing by performing a show for women only.
  • 1982 - Fleetwood Mac opened their Mirage tour with Men at Work opening.
  • 1986 - 16-year-old Debbie Gibson signs with Atlantic Records.
  • 1987 - Sonny Bono announced he was running for mayor of Palm Springs, CA.
  • 1988 - The Human Rights Now! tour opened in London with Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssu n'Dour.
  • 1989 - Ozzy Osbourne was arrested for threatening to kill his wife, Sharon.
  • 1989 - Randy Travis caused a stir when he crossed an American Federation of Musicians picket line to perform in Las Vegas.
  • 1995 - A grand opening concert for the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is played by Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and others.
  • 2001 - Clarence Clemmons' show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ was interrupted when the club received a bomb threat.
  • 2002 - The home of Bjork was broken into while she was asleep in her room. Recording equipment was stolen.
  • 2005 - A televised benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Katrina was marred when Kanye West stated "George Bush doesn't care about black people."
  • 2006 - Ron Isley was sentenced to three years in prison for tax fraud.
  • 2008 - Rage Against the Machine caused a riot outside the Republican Convention in Minneapolis after the police wouldn't allow them to perform and they went into the crowd to do two songs acoustically.
  • 2010 - Brooks and Dunn played their final concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
  • 2013 - Elton John received the first ever Brits Icon Award.
  • 2018 - Lynyrd Skynyrd played their final show in their hometown of Jacksonville with guests Jason Aldean, Kid Rock, The Charlie Daniels Band, Blackberry Smoke and The Marshall Tucker Band.

Marriages
  • 1935 - Hank Snow and Minnie Blanche Aalders
  • 1953 - Jan Howard (then Lula Grace Wood) and Lowell Smith
  • 1976 - Glen Campbell and Sarah Jane Davis (ex-wife of Mac Davis)
  • 1978 - George Harrison and Olivia Trinidad Arias
  • 1978 - Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan
  • 1986 - Billy Dean and Catherine Massie
  • 2000 - Brian Littrell (Backstreet Boys) and Leighanne Wallace
  • 2006 - Sam Waters (Color Me Badd) and Tamyra Gray
  • 2007 - Martha Wainwright and Brad Albetta
  • 2011 - Randy Houser and Jessa Lee Yantz

Recorded
  • 1956 - Too Much - Elvis Presley
  • 1963 - Be True To Your School - Beach Boys (Glen Campbell and Leon Russell participate on the session)
  • 1964 -  Little Red Rooster - Rolling Stones
  • 1965 - First demos - Doors
  • 1974 - Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way - Waylon Jennings

Released
  • 1957 - Wake Up Little Susie - Everly Brothers (single)
  • 1965 - Yesterday - Beatles (single)
  • 1978 - Animal House - Soundtrack
  • 1981 - Controversy - Prince (single)
  • 1991 - Ropin' the Wind - Garth Brooks

Awards
  • 1993 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year, Group Video, Metal/Hard Rock Video - Jeremy - Pearl Jam
    • Male Video -  Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
    • Female Video -  Constant Craving - k.d. lang
    • New Artist -  Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
    • R&B Video, Dance Video -  Free Your Mind - En Vogue
    • Rap Video - People Everyday - Arrested Development
    • Alternative Video -  In Bloom - Nirvana

Broadcasts
  • 1965 - Ready, Steady, Go - Rolling Stones
  • 1966 - Sing Along With Mitch (final broadcast)
  • 1973 - Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon - Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, Johnny Rodriguez, Minnie Pearl, Sonny James, Faron Young, Conway Twitty, George Jones & Tammy Wynette
  • 1977 - The Starland Vocal Band Show (CBS) (final broadcast)
  • 1994 - The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) - Hootie & the Blowfish (first appearance)
  • 2001 - Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon - Reba McEntire, Billy Gilman, Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, Tammy Cochran, Mickey Gilley, Sara Evans, The Clark Family Experience, The Oak Ridge Boys
  • 2007 - Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon - Celine Dion, Tony Orlando, Billy Gilman, Montgomery Gentry

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1972 -  Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan (2 weeks)
  • 1989 -  Cold Hearted - Paula Abdul (1 week)
  • 1995 -  You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1989 -  Repeat Offender - Richard Marx (1 week)
  • 1995 -  Dangerous Minds - Soundtrack (4 weeks)
  • 2006 -  Back to Basics - Christina Aguilera (1 week)
  • 2017 - Rainbow - Keshas (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1944 - Hamp's Boogie Woogie - Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra (6 weeks)
  • 1950 - Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole (4 weeks)
  • 1957 - Further Up the Road - Bobby Blue Bland (Disc Jockey chart) (2 weeks)
  • 1957 - (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley (Best Sellers chart) (2 weeks)
  • 1995 - You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson (4 weeks)
  • 2000 - No More - Ruff Endz (1 week)
  • 2006 - Deja Vu - Beyonce Featuring Jay Z (2 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1944 - Soldier's Last Letter - Ernest Tubb (4 weeks)
  • 1967 - Branded Man - Merle Haggard (1 week)
  • 1972 - Woman (Sensuous Woman) - Don Gibson (1 week)
  • 1978 - Blue Skies - Willie Nelson (1 week)
  • 1989 - I'm Still Crazy - Vern Gosdin (1 week)
  • 1995 - Not On Your Love - Jeff Carson (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1967 - The World We Knew (Over and Over) - Frank Sinatra (5 weeks)
  • 2000 - You Sang to Me - Marc Anthony (4 weeks)

Number Ones - British Singles
  • 1972 - You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart (1 week)
  • 2000 - Music - Madonna (1 week)
  • 2006 - Deja Vu - Beyonce Featuring Jay Z (1 week)

Number Ones - British Albums
  • 1961 - The Black and White Minstrel Show - George Mitchell Minstrels (1 week (1 previous week))
  • 1995 - Said and Done - Boyzone (1 week)
  • 2006 - Eyes Open - Snow Patrol (1 week)

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