27 December

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27 DECEMBER

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1944 Mick Jones (guitarist for Foreigner) is born in Somerton, Somerset, England.

1944 Amy Beach, composer and popular concert pianist, dies of heart disease at age 77.

1943 Peter Sinfield (keyboardist, lyricist for King Crimson) is born in Fulham, London, England.

1942 Mike Heron (of Incredible String Band) is born James Michael Heron in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1941 Les Maguire (pianist for Gerry and the Pacemakers) is born in Wallasey, Cheshire, England.

1941 Mike Pinder (original keyboardist for The Moody Blues) is born in Erdington, Birmingham, England.

1940 Al Jolson and Ruby Keeler divorce after a dozen years of marriage.

1932 With 6,200 seats and a stage spanning 10,000 square feet, the world's largest indoor theater of the time, Radio City Music Hall, opens in New York City with a massive six-hour show.

1931 Jazz pianist Walter Norris is born in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1931 Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley's original guitarist) is born in Gadsden, Tennessee.

1906 Hollywood composer and pianist Oscar Levant is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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John Lennon's "Starting Over" Hits #1

1980

Weeks after his death, John Lennon's "(Just Like) Starting Over" goes to #1 in America.

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