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1956 For his third appearance on CBS' Dorsey Brothers Stage Show, Elvis Presley is finally permitted to perform "Heartbreak Hotel."

1950 Red Foley's "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" hits #1.

1947 Derek Shulman (lead vocalist for Gentle Giant) is born in Glasgow, Scotland.

1943 Blues singer Little Johnny Taylor is born in Arkansas.

1942 R&B singer Otis Clay is born in Waxhaw, Mississippi.

1942 Soul singer Leon Haywood is born in Houston, Texas.

1941 Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes is born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro.

1938 Bobby "Boris" Pickett (of The Crypt-Kickers) is born in Somerville, Massachusetts.

1938 Larry Clinton and His Orchestra record "Martha."

1935 Gene Vincent is born Vincent Eugene Craddock in Norfolk, Virginia.

1914 Matt Dennis is born in Seattle, Washington. Among many other tunes, he composes the pop standard "Everything Happens to Me," first recorded by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra.

1914 Bluesman Josh White is born in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Whitney Houston Dies

2012

Whitney Houston is found dead in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, where she was slated to perform at Clive Davis' annual Pre-Grammy party later that night.

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