1949 Tom Waits is born in Pomona, California.
1931 Bobby Osborne (of The Osborne Brothers) is born in Leslie County, Kentucky.
1924 Rockabilly singer-songwriter Boyd Bennett is born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Known for the 1955 hit "Seventeen."
1924 Pianist/composer Bent Fabric is born Bent Fabricius-Bjerre in Frederiksberg, Denmark.
1910 Louis Prima is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1889 At the Savoy Theatre, the opera The Gondoliers is first performed.
"Black Or White" by Michael Jackson hits #1 in America for the first of seven weeks.Read more
1998 The Indiana University a cappella group Straight No Chaser perform their zany rendition of "Twelve Days of Christmas" at the school. In 2006, a video of the performance is uploaded to YouTube and goes viral, earning the group a record deal and sending the song to #5 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
1973 Fleetwood Mac's manager, Clifford Davis, gets fed up with the premature cancellation of a tour and sends out his own version of the group with unknown musicians. It doesn't go well: the new band lasts just a few weeks and the real band wins the rights to their name after years of litigation.
1967 The Beatles' Apple Boutique officially opens its doors at 94 Baker Street in London. Seven months later, they close the boutique and give away the remaining merchandise.
1942 Harry Chapin is born in New York City.
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