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1957 Sam Cooke records "You Send Me."

1956 Doris Day signs a five-year recording contract with Columbia Records worth $1 million.

1953 Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn is born Ronald Gene Dunn in Coleman, Texas.

1952 Punk rock guitarist John Ellis (of The Vibrators) is born in Kentish Town, London, England.

1950 R&B singer Charlene is born Charlene Marilynn D'Angelo in Hollywood, California.

1950 Tom Robinson of Cafe Society and Tom Robinson Band is born in Cambridge, England. In the '70s, he becomes one of the first openly gay rock musicians and an advocate for gay rights.

1947 Guitarist Ron Wood is born in London. He goes on to join The Faces and The Rolling Stones.

1945 Linda Scott, known for her hit 1961 single "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star," is born Linda Joy Sampson in Queens, New York.

1934 Pat Boone (birth name: Charles Eugene Boone) is born in Jacksonville, Florida.More

1931 Noël Coward's classic "Mad Dogs And Englishmen" is performed for the first time in public by Beatrice Lillie in The Third Little Show at the Music Box Theatre, New York.

1921 Nelson Riddle is born in Oradell, New Jersey. He'll become famous as the orchestrator and arranger behind countless hits for Capitol Records artists like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, and - decades later - Linda Ronstadt.

1915 Country singer Johnny Bond, known for his 1947 hit "Divorce Me C.O.D.," is born Cyrus Whitfield Bond in Enville, Oklahoma.

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John And Yoko Start A Revolution From Their Bed

1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Give Peace A Chance" to close out their "bed-in" in Montreal.

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