11 December

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2014 Country singer Dawn Sears (of The Time Jumpers) dies of lung cancer at age 53. She was a member of Vince Gill's road band and sang harmony on his 1992 album, I Still Believe In You.

2013 Tommy Ruger (drummer for The Nightcrawlers) dies of multiple health issues, including diabetes, in Port Orange, Florida, at age 67.

2012 Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar dies during surgery for a heart valve replacement in San Diego, California, at age 92. He was survived by two daughters, Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar. His son, musician Shubhendra Shankar, died in 1992.

2010 Good Charlotte's Joel Madden marries Nicole Richie at the home of Richie's dad, Lionel Richie, in Los Angeles.

2006 "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey becomes the first ringtone certified Gold for sales of over 500,000.

1998 Lynn Strait (lead singer for Snot) dies in a car accident in Santa Barbara, California, at age 30.

1990 Led Zeppelin IV is certified Diamond, with sales of 10 million in America.

1989 Supporting Alice Cooper, Great White play Wembley Arena; the concert is broadcast later by The Friday Rock Show and is released the following year in Japan as Live In London.

1988 Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre plays host to a Roy Orbison tribute concert, featuring Don Henley, Tom Petty, Graham Nash and Bonnie Raitt.

1976 Al Stewart's "Year Of The Cat" enters the pop charts.

1973 Bobby Darin has an operation to repair his artificial heart valves at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles. He dies nine days later at age 37.

1973 The Carpenters' "Top Of The World" is certified Gold.

1972 The Rolling Stones release More Hot Rocks.

1972 Genesis play their first-ever US show at Massachusetts' Brandeis University.

1972 James Brown is arrested after a show in Knoxville, charged with disorderly conduct. Police were reacting to an informant who claimed Brown was trying to incite a riot. After Brown threatened a lawsuit, charges were dropped and police apologized for the "misunderstanding."

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