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1993 : George Harrison and David Crosby lend their voices and cartoon likenesses to the season 5 premiere of The Simpsons in the episode "Homer's Barbershop Quartet."
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Awards and Honors (2)

1988 : John Lennon is awarded a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1750 Vine St.
1991 : Entertainer Liza Minnelli receives a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. Her mother, Judy Garland, has three stars on the famous boulevard.

Births (14)

1922 : Oscar Pettiford, jazz double bassist and cellist, is born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
1933 : Gospel/soul singer Cissy Houston is born Emily Drinkard in Newark, New Jersey. She would give birth to future superstar Whitney Houston in 1963.
1935 : Johnny Mathis is born John Royce Mathis in Gilmer, Texas, but would be raised in San Francisco.
1940 : Dewey Martin (drummer for Buffalo Springfield) is born Walter Milton Dwayne Midkiff in Chesterville, Ontario, Canada.
1942 : R&B singer Frankie Lymon is born Franklin Joseph Lymon in Harlem, New York.
1942 : Gus Dudgeon, frequent producer for Elton John, is born Angus Boyd Dudgeon in Woking, Surrey, England.
1943 : R&B singer Marilyn McCoo (of The 5th Dimension) is born in Jersey City, New Jersey.
1946 : Sylvia Peterson (of The Chiffons) is born in the Bronx, New York.
1947 : Marc Bolan (frontman for T. Rex) is born Mark Feld in Stoke Newington, London, England.
1952 : John Lombardo (guitarist for 10,000 Maniacs) is born in Jamestown, New York.
1953 : Country singer Deborah Allen is born Deborah Lynn Thurmond in Memphis, Tennessee. Known for the 1983 crossover hit "Baby I Lied."
1954 : R&B performer Patrice Rushen is born in Los Angeles, California. Known for her 1982 single "Forget Me Nots," which earned her a Grammy Nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
1956 : Singer/songwriter Basia is born Barbara Trzetrzelewska in Jaworzno, Poland. Known for the '80s hits "Time and Tide" and "Cruising for Bruising."
1964 : Robby Takac (bassist/vocalist for The Goo Goo Dolls) is born in Buffalo, New York.

Charts (4)

1971 : #1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart.
1977 : Exile's "Kiss You All Over" hits #1. Their only other US Top-40 is "You Thrill Me," which peaks at #40.
1983 : #1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" by Bonnie Tyler.
2008 : Hot on the heels of the mega-successful The Evolution of Robin Thicke, Robin Thicke’s third solo album, Something Else, debuts at #3 on the Billboard 200. The album moves 140,000 copies in the first week.

Concerts and Festivals (2)

1997 : Fleetwood Mac's reunion show at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey, grosses a house record of $1,094,520.
2006 : Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews (The Dave Matthews Band), Steel Pulse, Gov't Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the organization's 21st anniversary concert at the Tweeter Center in Camden, New Jersey.

Deaths (5)

1955 : James Dean dies in a car accident at age 24. He would show up in the lyrics to many songs, including Don McLean's "American Pie." The Eagles even released a song called "James Dean."
1977 : Mary Ford dies after eight weeks in a diabetic coma in Arcadia, California, at age 53.
2002 : Pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia at age 79.
2003 : Rockabilly performer Ronnie Dawson dies of throat cancer in Dallas, Texas, at age 64.
2011 : Marv Tarplin (of The Miracles) dies in Las Vegas, Nevada, at age 70.

Debuts (2)

1954 : Julie Andrews makes her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend.
1965 : Donovan makes his US television debut on the Shindig musical variety show.

Legal Issues (1)

1989 : Bette Midler is awarded $400,000 in a lawsuit against the Ford Motor Company over their use of a soundalike singer in their commercials.

Miscellaneous (6)

1935 : The Gershwin musical Porgy and Bess opens at Boston's Colonial Theatre. While not commercially successful, a revival in 1942 would turn it into one of the longest-running musicals in history.
1954 : Patsy Cline signs a contract with Four Star Music Sales.
1965 : Elvis Presley meets Tom Jones for the first time, on the set of the King's Paradise, Hawaiian Style movie. The two become fast friends.
1997 : U2 cause controversy during its show in Tel Aviv, Israel, with frontman Bono appealing for the release from imprisonment of nuclear secrets traitor Mordechai Vanunu.
1997 : Randy Travis becomes the first artist to ink a deal with DreamWorks Records Nashville. His signing instantly raises the stock of the new country label.
2010 : After 10 years, the first ever John Lennon museum closes. Located outside of Tokyo, it shuts down because Yoko wants Lennon's spirit to remain in motion, saying, "If the Museum which houses his spirit never moved, it would be a grave, not a Museum."

Recordings (5)

1941 : The Larry Clinton Orchestra records "That Solid Old Man."
1957 : The Louis Armstrong album Louis Armstrong Plays King Oliver is recorded at Radio Recorders studio in Hollywood, marking the first stereo album recorded in America.
1963 : The Beatles record "Money (That's What I Want)" and "I Wanna Be Your Man."
1964 : The Beatles record "Every Little Thing," "What You're Doing," and "No Reply."
2008 : Disney releases Nightmare Revisited, a cover album of songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas. The new album commemorates the fifteenth anniversary of the film's original 1993 release and features new arrangements by KoRn, Amy Lee of Evanescence, and Marilyn Manson.

Releases (3)

1977 : Ringo Starr releases Ringo The 4th.
1997 : Patty Loveless releases Long Stretch of Lonesome.
2006 : Shine On, Jet's sophomore album, is released to mixed reviews. Most notably the indie music website Pitchfork's review is nothing but a video of a chimpanzee urinating into its own mouth. The title track and third single from the record, "Shine On," is a tribute to Nic and Chris Chester's dad, who died from cancer in 2004.

TV, Radio, Press (8)

1933 : WLS radio in Chicago's popular program The National Barn Dance, one of the first country music radio programs, goes national with a move to NBC radio.
1967 : The UK radio network BBC Radio One takes the airwaves tonight with an opening spin of the Move's "Flowers In The Rain."
1987 : Roy Orbison's comeback picks up speed at a Los Angeles concert filmed for the Cinemax special Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night. Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, and J.D. Souther all perform at the show, which is billed as "Roy Orbison: A Black And White Night" and is filmed in black and white.
1989 : Neil Young performs "Rockin' In The Free World" on Saturday Night Live.
1993 : George Harrison and David Crosby lend their voices and cartoon likenesses to the season 5 premiere of The Simpsons in the episode "Homer's Barbershop Quartet."
1998 : Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk rocker Joey Ramone, and Cheap Trick-ster Rick Nielsen are among the musicians who guest-star on The Drew Carey Show. On the program, Carey's band is looking for a lead guitarist, and a string of axemen audition for the gig - including Ramone, even though he didn't play guitar in the Ramones.
2002 : Pat Boone guests on the WB's Seventh Heaven TV show.
2011 : Pearl Jam wrap up a week long tribute to Pink Floyd on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with a performance of "Mother."
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