Almanac: August 6, 2014

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Almanac: August 6, 2014

Posted on: August 6th, 2014 by tommyj

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Birthdays

  • 1918 – Norman Granz (founder of Verve Records) (d. 2001)
  • 1929 – Mike Ellott (Foundations) (85)
  • 1937 – Charlie Hayden (d. 2014)
  • 1946 – Allan Holdsworth (Soft Machine) (68)
  • 1952 – Vinnie Vincent (Kiss) (62)
  • 1952 – Pat MacDonald (Timbuk3) (62)
  • 1953 – Mark DuFresne (Confederate Railroad) (61)
  • 1958 – Randy DeBarge (DeBarge) (56)
  • 1963 – Jamie Kensit (Eighth Wonder) (51)
  • 1964 – Patsy & Peggy Lynn (Lynns, Loretta Lynn’s daughters) (50)
  • 1969 – Elliott Smith (d. 2003)
  • 1972 – Geri Halliwell (Spice Girls) (42)
  • 1981 – Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes) (32)

Deaths

  • 1931 – Bix Beiderbecke – Pneumonia (28)
  • 1983 – Klaus Nomi (David Bowie backup singer) – Complications of AIDS (39)
  • 1994 – Domenico Modugno – Heart attack (66)
  • 1999 – Dick Latvala (archivist for the Grateful Dead) – Heart attack (56)
  • 2004 – Rick James – Pulmonary and cardiac failure (56)
  • 2005 – Ibrahim Ferrer (Buena Vista Social Club) – Multiple organ failure (78)
  • 2009 – Willie DeVille (Mink DeVille) – Pancreatic cancer (58)
  • 1955 – The first country concert was held at the Hollywood Bowl with Hank Snow, Lefty Frizzell, Eddie Dean, Freddie Hart and The Collins Kids.
  • 1964 – Rod Stewart made his TV debut in the group the Hoochie Coochie Men on Britain’s The Beat Room.
  • 1970 – The Concert for Peace was held in Shea Stadium, New York, with Paul Simon, Johnny Winter, Poco, Janis Joplin and Steppenwolf.
  • 1973 – Stevie Wonder was involved in a car crash that left him seriously injured and in a coma for four days. He wrote the song Higher Ground as thanks for his living through the ordeal.
  • 1981 – Phil Taylor of Motorhead is fined for marijuana possession and for not showing up for the initial April date of his trial.
  • 1982 – The movie version of Pink Floyd’s The Wall opened.
  • 1987 – The Beastie Boys sued the city of Jacksonville, FL after "mature audiences" was printed on their concert tickets.
  • 1987 – Madonna’s Who’s That Girl premiered in New York.
  • 1989 – Adam Clayton of U2 was arrested for marijuana possession in Dublin.
  • 1990 – Ace of Base made their live debut in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 1994 – Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers was hospitalized for nervous exhaustion.
  • 1996 – Vince Neil showed up four-hours late for a solo show in Indiana and only plays three songs. Police stave off a 500-person riot.
  • 1996 – The Ramones place their hands into cement at the Hollywood Rock Walk before playing a show which they claim is their last.
  • 2000 – It was announced that Ice-T would play a detective on the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
  • 2001 – Whitney Houston signed a contract worth more than $100 million with Arista Records.
  • 2003 – John Mellencamp and Kenny Chesney taped a CMT Crossroads show in Nashville. 
  • 2002 – Noel Gallagher of Oasis is injured in a car accident in Indianapolis, IN. The band is forced to cancel two future shows.
  • 2004 – Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson opened their tour of minor league baseball parks with a show in Cooperstown, NY.
  • 2007 – Madonna Wayne Gacey (real name Stephen Bier) sued Marilyn Manson for $20 million in shared profits.
  • 2009 – Steven Tyler fell off the stage during a performance at the Sturgis Bike Rally and had to be airlifted to a hospital. He sustained neck and shoulder injuries.
  • 2011 – The Oak Ridge Boys became members of the Grand Ole Opry. 

Divorces:

  • 2008 – Emily Robinson (Dixie Chicks) and Charlie Robinson


Recorded

  • 1971 – Live With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra – Procol Harum
  • 1971 – Will the Circle Be Unbroken – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (first day of recording for album)
  • 1965 – Whatcha Gonna Do About It – Small Faces (debut single)
  • 1981 – Bella Donna – Stevie Nicks (solo debut)
  • 1990 – Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks (single)

Awards

  • 1995 – Soul Train: Lady of Soul Awards (1st Annual)

Broadcasts

  • 1960 – American Bandstand – Chubby Checker (TV debut of The Twist)

Number Ones – U.S. Singles

  • 1994 – Stay (I Missed You) – Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories (3 weeks)
  • 1955 – Love Me or Leave Me – Doris Day / Soundtrack (25 weeks)
  • 1988 – Appetite For Destruction – Guns N’ Roses (1 week)
  • 2005 – Now That’s What I Call Music 19 – Various Artists (2 weeks)

Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles

  • 1955 – A Fool For You – Ray Charles (1 week)
  • 1977 – Strawberry Letter 23 – Brothers Johnson (1 week)
  • 1988 – Off On Your Own (Girl) – Al B. Sure! (2 weeks)

Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles

  • 1977 – Rollin’ With the Flow – Charlie Rich (2 weeks)
  • 1983 – Your Love’s On the Line – Earl Thomas Conley (1 week)
  • 1988 – Baby Blue – George Strait (1 week)

Number Ones – U.K. Singles

  • 1988 – The Only Way is Up – Yazz and the Plastic Population (5 weeks)
  • 2000 – Rock DJ – Robbie Williams (1 week)
  • 1960 – South Pacific – Original Soundtrack (5 weeks (89 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1983 – The Very Best of the Beach Boys – Beach Boys (2 weeks)
  • 2000 – Ronan – Ronan Keating (2 weeks)
  • 2006 – Undiscovered – James Morrison (2 week)
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