9 December

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1978 Kate Bush makes her first and only appearance on Saturday Night Live. The British singer-songwriter performs the songs "The Man With The Child In His Eyes" and "Them Heavy People" from her debut album, The Kick Inside.

1978 Chic's "Le Freak" hits #1.

1978 Steely Dan's Greatest Hits album enters the charts.

1978 The Blues Brothers release their first single, a cover of "Soul Man." The original is by Sam & Dave, whom the Blues Brothers (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) emulated to create their act.

1974 George Harrison releases the album Dark Horse, named after the label he established a few months earlier, Dark Horse Records.

1974 Rapper Canibus is born Germaine Williams in Kingston, Jamaica. He would spend his childhood moving to various cities, following his mother's career.

1972 Helen Reddy becomes the first Australian to land a #1 hit in America when "I Am Woman" tops the chart.

1972 The Moody Blues' Seventh Sojourn album hits #1 in America, where it stays for five weeks.

1972 Tre Cool (drummer for Green Day) is born Frank Edwin Wright III in Frankfurt, West Germany, but would be raised in Willits, California.

1971 Portishead instrumentalist Geoff Barrow is born in Somerset, England.

1968 The TV special TCB (Takin' Care Of Business), starring Supremes and The Temptations, airs on NBC.

1968 Brian Bell (rhythm guitarist/keyboardist for Weezer) is born in Iowa City, Iowa.

1963 The Beach Boys release "Little Saint Nick," which envisions Santa in a hot-rod sleigh.

1958 Nick Seymour (bass guitarist for Crowded House) is born in Benalla, Victoria, Australia.

1957 Donny Osmond is born in Ogden, Utah. At age 5, he starts performing with his brothers in their group The Osmonds; by 13, he's the star of the group with his own solo career.

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Jim Morrison Becomes First Rocker Arrested Mid-Performance


Jim Morrison of The Doors is arrested at his own concert in New Haven, Connecticut, after a police officer finds him backstage with a young girl and maces him. It's the first time a famous musician is arrested in the middle of a performance.

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