15 December

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1942 Dave Clark (of The Dave Clark Five) is born in Tottenham, North London, England.

1941 Lena Horne records "Stormy Weather."

1939 Cindy Birdsong (of Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles, The Supremes) is born in Mount Holly, New Jersey.

1934 Opera singer Raina Kabaivanska is born in Burgas, Bulgaria.

1932 Jesse Belvin, known for the 1956 R&B hit "Goodnight My Love," is born in Texarkana, Texas.

1928 Ernest Ashworth is born in Huntsville, Alabama. Known for the 1963 chart-topping country hit "Talk Back Trembling Lips."

1916 Buddy Cole is born Edwin LeMar Cole in Irving, Illinois. The jazz pianist will accompany the likes of Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby.

1911 Jazz pianist/composer Stan Kenton is born in Wichita, Kansas.

1910 Producer and record executive John Hammond is born in New York City. A mainstay at Columbia Records, he champions jazz music at the label, and in 1961, signs Bob Dylan.

1831 A small advertisement in the London Times announces the publication of a patriotic song "dedicated to Earl Grey and his noble confederates in the cause of constitutional reform."

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John And Yoko Declare Peace


John Lennon and Yoko Ono launch the "War Is Over" campaign with billboards declaring peace around the world.

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