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1943 Eric Haydock (original bass guitarist for The Hollies) is born in Stockport, Cheshire, England.

1943 Folk rocker Shawn Phillips is born in Fort Worth, Texas. He starts his music career as a session musician for Donovan.

1941 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra records "Amapola."

1940 Angelo D'Aleo (of Dion & The Belmonts) is born in the Belmont neighborhood of The Bronx, New York City.

1935 Blues rocker Johnny "Guitar" Watson is born in Houston, Texas.

1928 Pop singer Frankie Vaughan is born Frank Ableson in Liverpool, England.

1920 Actor/singer Russell Arms is born in Berkeley, California. In the '50s, he becomes a popular vocalist on the NBC series Your Hit Parade.

1809 German composer Felix Mendelssohn is born in Hamburg.

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The Day The Music Died

1959

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed in a plane crash. Don McLean would call it "The Day the Music Died" in his 1971 hit "American Pie."

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