1938 Troy Seals (guitarist for James Brown) is born in Bighill, Kentucky. Also a country songwriter, his compositions will be recorded by Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty, and Randy Travis. He is the older brother of Jim Seals of the soft-rock duo Seals & Crofts.
1936 R&B singer Winfred "Blue" Lovett (of The Manhattans) is born in Jersey City, New Jersey.
1933 Garnet Mimms (lead singer of Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters) is born in Ashland, West Virginia. Known for the 1963 hit "Cry Baby," later covered by Janis Joplin.
1931 Folk singer Bob Gibson is born in Brooklyn, New York. Introduces Joan Baez to a national audience at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival.
1921 Composer Ben Weisman, co-author of "Rock-A-Hula Baby," is born.
1916 Herb Abramson, co-founder of Atlantic Records, is born in Brooklyn, New York.
1905 Jazz banjoist/guitarist Albert "Eddie" Condon is born in Goodland, Indiana.
1895 Composer Paul Hindemith is born in Hessen, Germany. Known for the 1938 opera Mathis der Maler (Matthias the Painter).
"We Built This City" by Starship hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is later named Worst Song of All Time by Blender magazine.Read more
2010 For the first time, The Beatles' music is made available for digital download, as iTunes adds most of the group's catalog. Apple Computer spent decades battling the Beatles' Apple Corps record label over the rights to sell music using the Apple name, but a 2007 agreement allowed the companies to work together, setting the stage for the deal.
2008 MTV's Total Request Live ends after 10 seasons with a special three-hour finale. Guests include several of the countdown's mainstays, including Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Eminem, and Britney Spears. Britney's "...Baby One More Time" takes the top spot on the final tally, which presents the Top 10 most iconic music videos.More
1996 The Beatles become the first act with three #1 albums the same year in America when their Anthology 3 compilation goes to the top.
1978 Replicating their infamous promo stunt for the single, Queen are joined onstage at Madison Square Garden by several dozen nude, rotund women during their performance of "Bicycle Race." (Rotund because the single mentions "Fat Bottomed Girls," the title of the other half of the A-side.)
1975 The variety show Donny & Marie, starring Donny and Marie Osmond, debuts on ABC. Their theme song is "May Tomorrow Be A Perfect Day," but the show becomes synonymous with a different tune: "A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N' Roll." More
1974 John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" hits #1 in America. Elton John, who sang and played piano on the track, had bet Lennon that it would hit the top spot. As the bet's loser, Lennon has to join Elton on stage at a Madison Square Garden concert, which he does on November 28 to a manic ovation.
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