Music Almanac - September 5

Birthdays
  • 1907 - Sunnyland Slim (born Albert Luandrew) (d. 1995)
  • 1912 - John Cage (d. 1992)
  • 1931 - Carmol Taylor (songwriter) (d. 1986)
  • 1936 - Willie Woods (Junior Walker & the All-Stars) (d. 1997)
  • 1939 - John Stewart (Kingston Trio) (d. 2008)
  • 1943 - Joe "Speedo" Frazier (Impalas) (d. 2014)
  • 1945 - Al Stewart
  • 1945 - Dean Ford (Marmalade) (d. 2018)
  • 1946 - Loudon Wainwright III
  • 1946 - Freddie Mercury (Queen) (d. 1991)
  • 1947 - Mel Collins (King Crimson, Alan Parsons Project)
  • 1947 - Legendary Stardust Cowboy (born Norman Odam)
  • 1947 - Louis "Chip" Davis (founder of Manheaim Steamroller)
  • 1947 - Buddy Miles (Electric Flag, Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys) (d. 2008)
  • 1949 - Clem Clempson (Colosseum, Humble Pie)
  • 1951 - Jamie Oldaker (Eric Clapton, Tractors)
  • 1961 - Sal Solo (Classix Nouveaux)
  • 1963 - Terry Ellis (En Vogue)
  • 1968 - Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave)
  • 1969 - Dweezil Zappa
  • 1980 - Kevin Simm (Liberty X)
  • 1982 - Sondre Lerche

Deaths
  • 1969 - Josh White - During heart valve surgery (55)
  • 1970 - Curley Williams (songwriter) (56)
  • 1978 - Joe Negroni (Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers) - Cerebral hemorrhage (37)
  • 1990 - Charley Charles (Ian Dury & the Blockheads) - Cancer (45)
  • 1998 - Sonny Knight - Complications from a stroke (64)
  • 1999 - Katie Webster (piano player for Lightnin' Slim & Otis Redding) - Heart failure (63)
  • 2003 - Gisele MacKenzie - Colon cancer (76)
  • 2012 - Joe South - Heart failure (72)
  • 2014 - Simone Battle (G.R.L.) - Suicide (25)

On This Day
  • 1958 - The Country Music Association (CMA) was chartered.
  • 1958 - David Alan Coe was released from a reformatory after two years for stealing a car.
  • 1962 - Brian Epstein went to George Martin's office to hear an acetate of the Beatles Love Me Do.
  • 1962 - Elvis Presley started filming It Happened At The World's Fair.
  • 1963 - The Rolling Stones started their fourth tour of the U.K.
  • 1965 - Sonny & Cher made their first live appearance in the U.K. in London.
  • 1966 - John Lennon started work on the film How I Won the War.
  • 1968 - Tiny Tim sued his former label, Bouget Records, saying that they were releasing early recordings without his permission.
  • 1976 - Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd was seriously injured in a car accident in Florida.
  • 1980 - A statue of Buddy Holly was unveiled in his hometown of Lubbock, TX.
  • 1987 - Ian Astbury of the Cult was arrested for allegedly inciting a riot in Vancouver during their show.
  • 1987 - The cancellation of American Bandstand was announced after thirty years on the air.
  • 1987 - Bob Dylan opened his Temples in Flames tour in Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • 1990 - B.B. King received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1991 - C.C. Deville was fired from Poison after he played the wrong song at the MTV Video Music Awards.
  • 1993 - Dave Navarro joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • 1995 - Two sons of George Jones sued their father for royalties on over twenty songs that they wrote for him.
  • 2001 - Reba McEntire started shooting her new TV comedy series Reba.
  • 2001 - Don Henley, Courtney Love and LeAnn Rimes testified before a California government committee on fairness in recording contracts.
  • 2003 - Bail for Beanie Sigel is revoked when the judge in his murder trial hears testimony that the rapper had been threatening witnesses.
  • 2003 - Neil Young's film Greendale premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
  • 2011 - Songwriter Kara DioGuardi made her Broadway debut in Chicago.
  • 2016 - An asteroid was named after Freddie Mercury on what would have been his 70th birthday.
  • 2019 - Ian and Syliva Tyson were inducted into the Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

Marriages
  • 1945 - Boudleaux Bryant and Felice Scaduto (Bryant)
  • 1991 - John Travolta and Kelly Preston
  • 1992 - John Mellencamp and Elaine Irwin

Divorces
  • 2000 - Noel Gallagher (Oasis) and Meg Matthews

Recorded
  • 1956 - Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter
  • 1957 - You Win Again - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1957 -  Blue Christmas, Treat Me Nice - Elvis Presley
  • 1965 -  Get Off of My Cloud - Rolling Stones
  • 1967 - I Am the Walrus - Beatles (first day of recording song)
  • 1970 -  Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
  • 1974 - (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time - Ronnie Milsap

Released
  • 1953 -  Nadine - Coronets (single)
  • 1964 -  Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann (single)
  • 1975 -  Letting Go - Wings (single)
  • 1981 -  Ai a Mwana - Bananarama (debut single)
  • 1988 -  ...And Justice for All - Metallica
  • 1989 - Louder Than Love - Soundgarden (first grunge album on a major label)
  • 1996 -  The Beatles Anthology - Beatles (video set)

Awards
  • 1986 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year, Group Video -  Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
    • Male Video -  Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
    • Female Video -  How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
    • New Artist, Concept Video, Experimental Video -  Take on Me - a-ha
    • Stage Performance in a Video - t's Only Love - Bryan Adams and Tina Turner
    • Overall Performance -  Dancing in the Streets - David Bowie and Mick Jagger
    • Video Vanguard Award - Madonna, Zbigniew Rybczynski
  • 2006 - Mercury Prize -  Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys

Broadcasts
  • 1967 - Hollywood Palace (ABC) - Bing Crosby, Association
  • 1967 - The Porter Wagoner Show (Syn) - Dolly Parton (first appearance)
  • 1968 -  Top of the Pops - Doors
  • 1975 - Midnight Special (NBC) - Helen Reddy, Peter Frampton, Four Seasons, Hoyt Axton
  • 1976 - Johnny Cash and Friends (CBS) - Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, June Carter, Steve Martin
  • 1999 - Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon - Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, Cher, Tom Petty, LeAnn Rimes, Pam Tillis
  • 2004 -  Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon - Trick Pony, Kenny Rogers, The Warren Brothers, Joe Nichols, Brad Cotter, Elton John, Tony Orlando
  • 2008 - Stand Up to Cancer (multiple networks) - Miley Cyrus, Sheryl Crow, Mariah Carey, Melissa Etheridge, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, Sugarland
  • 2010 - Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon - Lynyrd Skynyrd, Barry Manilow, Billy Gilman, Gary Morris, The Grascals, The Oak Ridge Boys

Number Ones - U.S. Singles
  • 1964 -  House of the Rising Sun - Animals (3 weeks)
  • 1998 -  I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith (4 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Albums
  • 1981 -  Bella Donna - Stevie Nicks (1 week)
  • 1998 -  Follow the Leader - Korn (1 week)
  • 2009 -  Keep on Loving You - Reba McEntire (1 week)

Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1987 - Love is a House - The Force M.D.'s (2 weeks)
  • 1998 - The First Night - Monica (6 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles
  • 1970 - All For the Love of Sunshine - Hank Williams, Jr. & The Mike Curb Congregation (2 weeks)
  • 1987 - She's Too Good to Be True - Exile (1 week)
  • 1992 - I Still Believe in You - Vince Gill (2 weeks)
  • 2009 - Big Green Tractor - Jason Aldean (4 weeks)

Number Ones - U.S. Adult Contemporary Singles
  • 1981 - Endless Love - Diana Ross and Lionel Richie (3 weeks)
  • 1992 - Restless Heart - Peter Cetera (2 weeks)
  • 1998 - To Love You More - Celine Dion (6 weeks)

Number Ones - British Singles
  • 1981 - Tainted Love - Soft Cell (2 weeks)
  • 1998 - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next - Manic Street Preachers (1 week)
  • 2009 - Holiday - Dizzee Rascal Featuring Chrome (1 week)

Number Ones - British Albums
  • 1987 - Hits 6 - Various Artists (1 week)
  • 1992 - Kylie Greatest Hits - Kylie Minogue (1 week)
  • 1998 - Where We Belong - Boyzone (2 weeks)
  • 2009 - Humbug - Arctic Monkeys (2 weeks)

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