7 December

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1979 Sara Bareilles is born in Eureka, California.

1974 Nicole Appleton (of All Saints) is born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

1974 Carl Douglas' "Kung Fu Fighting" hits #1 in America for the first of two weeks.

1973 Todd Rundgren performs his hit "Hello It's Me" on The Midnight Special wearing a bizarre, bird-like outfit. Rundgren wrote the song in 1968, and by the time it became a hit, he had moved on to a psychedelic/art rock phase, which explains the incongruent wardrobe selection.

1971 Paul McCartney & Wings release their debut album, Wild Life (UK).

1968 Lead singer Eric Burdon announces that The Animals will call it quits by the end of the year. Burdon later joins the band War.

1967 Graham Nash, fresh from his break with The Hollies, announces the formation of his new group Crosby, Stills & Nash.

1964 Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys marries Marilyn Rovell. They remain married until 1979 and have two daughters, Carnie and Wendy, who form the group Wilson Phillips.

1963 Barbara Weathers (of Atlantic Starr) is born in Greensboro, North Carolina.

1963 The Beatles appear as panelists on the BBC show Juke Box Jury to rate records. Elvis' new single, "Kiss Me Quick," is declared a "hit."

1962 At a pub in Chelsea, The Rolling Stones hold auditions for a bass player. They decide that Bill Wyman will do, since he has a nice amp. Wyman doesn't tell them that he has a wife and young son.

1958 Tim Butler (bassist for The Psychedelic Furs) is born in Teddington, Middlesex, England.

1957 The movie Jamboree, featuring a scene where Jerry Lee Lewis performs "Great Balls of Fire," debuts in theaters. Also appearing in the film are Fats Domino, Carl Perkins, Frankie Avalon and Connie Francis.

1956 Tommy Steele, billed as "Britain's answer to Elvis," makes his concert debut at Finsbury Park, Astoria, London.

1956 Rock! Rock! Rock!, one of the earliest Rock and Roll movies, opens in theaters. The film features the popular disc jockey Alan Freed along with Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers and LaVern Baker.

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The King Of Pop Reigns With "Black Or White"


"Black Or White" by Michael Jackson hits #1 in America for the first of seven weeks.

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