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.
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.Read more
2007 Dixie Chicks take home a staggering five awards during the 49th Grammy Awards. Taking the Long Way wins Album of the Year and Best Country Album, while the single "Not Ready To Make Nice" is awarded Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
1980 WKRP in Cincinnati, a TV series that takes place at a rock radio station, runs an episode devoted to the tragic events of December 3, 1979 when 11 fans were killed at a Who concert at Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati.
1963 The Beatles record "There's A Place," "I Saw Her Standing There," "A Taste Of Honey," "Do You Want To Know A Secret," "Misery," "Hold Me Tight," "Anna (Go To Him)," "Boys," "Chains" and "Twist And Shout."
They record all 10 tracks for their debut LP in just under 10 hours. John Lennon's cold makes the process take a bit longer than it should; by the time the band gets to the last song of the session, "Twist And Shout," the hoarseness in his voice is noticeable. Nevertheless, he nails it in one take.
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