17 July

Pick a Day

17 JULY

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1947 Mick Tucker (drummer for Sweet) is born in Harlesden, North West London, England.

1947 Wolfgang Flur (of Kraftwerk) is born in Frankfurt, Germany.

1942 Gale Garnett, known for the 1964 folk hit "We'll Sing In The Sunshine," is born in Auckland, New Zealand, but will relocate to Canada by age 11.

1939 Spencer Davis (of The Spencer Davis Group) is born in Swansea, Wales.

1939 Charlie Barnet records "Cherokee."

1933 Mimi Hines, Broadway performer and comedienne (Funny Girl, The Prisoner of Second Avenue), is born in Vancouver, Canada.

1928 Jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi, noted composer of music for Charles Schulz's Peanuts, is born Vincent Anthony Dellaglio in San Francisco, California.

1912 20-year-old Dorothy Goetz, the first wife of Irving Berlin, dies of typhoid fever in New York. They had been married less than 6 months. Berlin writes his first ballad: "When I Lost You."

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Finally Make It To Baton Rouge

1991

Fourteen years after the deadly crash of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Baton Rouge-bound aircraft, the surviving members of the band, reunited under the name "Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991," return to the Louisiana city to kick off a new tour. Shirts sold for the event read, "Baton Rouge! After 14 years! We're finally here..."

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