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1944 The Count Basie Orchestra records "Red Bank Boogie."

1943 Mike Smith (lead vocalist, keyboardist for The Dave Clark Five) is born in Edmonton, North London, England.

1941 Country singer Helen Cornelius, known for a string of popular duets with Jim Ed Brown ("I Don't Want To Have To Marry You," 1976), is born in Monroe City, Missouri.

1939 '60s teen idol Steve Alaimo, who becomes host of Dick Clark's Where the Action Is, is born in Omaha, Nebraska.

1920 Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, composer of the standard "In Your Own Sweet Way," is born in Concord, California.

1896 Ira Gershwin is born in New York City. With his younger brother George, he writes music for many popular songs, including "Summertime."

1877 With his new invention, the phonograph, Thomas Edison records "Mary Had A Little Lamb," what was believed for over a century to be the first known recording of the human voice. In February 2008, an earlier recording of "Au Claire De La Lune" came to light.

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Travis Tritt Reunites Eagles

1993

At a video shoot for Travis Tritt's remake of the Eagles' "Take It Easy," the Eagles themselves reunite and decide to re-form for new songs and a tour.

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