1953 Frank Sinatra records "Young At Heart."
1950 Joan Armatrading is born in Basseterre, Saint Kitts. Her family moves to England when she is 7, and raises her in Birmingham.
1944 R&B singer Shirley Brickley (The Orlons) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1941 Country singer Dan Hicks is born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Known for songs like "I Scare Myself" and "Canned Music."
1935 Country singer David Houston is born Bossier City, Louisiana. His 1966 breakthrough hit "Almost Persuaded" spends nine weeks atop the Country chart - a feat not matched again until Taylor Swift's 2012 smash "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" goes on a 9-week run.
1934 Bluesman Junior Wells is born Amos Wells Blakemore Jr. He is raised in West Memphis, Arkansas (where he may have also been born). He learns harmonica from his cousin, Junior Parker.
1906 Tenor saxophonist Freddy Martin is born in Cleveland, Ohio.
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.Read more
2001 Perhaps hoping for a Nigel Tufnel Spinal Tap moment, Slash shows up at The Joint in Las Vegas, where his old band Guns N' Roses is playing. He is denied entry, as band management doesn't want to upset Axl Rose.
1980 The airwaves are filled with the music of John Lennon, who was shot and killed the previous evening. In Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen opens his concert by telling the crowd, "It's hard to come out here and play tonight, but there's nothing else to do."
1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas makes its debut, airing on CBS in place of The Munsters. The famous score, which becomes synonymous with the Peanuts, is written by the jazz musician Vince Guaraldi and performed by his trio.More
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