17 November

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1952 Dean Paul Martin (of Dino, Desi and Billy) is born to Dean Martin and his second wife, Jeanne Biegger.

1951 Eddy Howard's "Sin (It's No Sin)" hits #1.

1948 Iain Sutherland (of Sutherland Brothers And Quiver) is born in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

1947 Rod Clements (bass guitarist, violinist for Lindisfarne) is born Roderick Parry Clements in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England.

1947 Robert "Stewkey" Antoni (vocalist, keyboardist for The Nazz) is born in Newport, Rhode Island.

1946 Martin Barre (guitarist for Jethro Tull) is born in Kings Heath, Birmingham, England.

1944 Gene Clark (tambourine player, guitarist, vocalist for The Byrds) is born Harold Eugene Clark in Tipton, Missouri.

1943 After celebrating opening night of the Broadway revival A Connecticut Yankee with his songwriting partner Richard Rodgers, lyricist Lorenz Hart disappears for two days. A struggling alcoholic, he's discovered incapacitated in a hotel room where he's been drinking heavily. He dies shortly after from pneumonia.

1942 Bob Gaudio (of The Four Seasons) is born in the Bronx, New York, but would be raised in Bergenfield, New Jersey. His first taste of fame came at age 15 from co-writing the Royal Teens' hit "Short Shorts."

1938 Gordon Lightfoot is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1937 Gerry McGee (lead guitarist for The Ventures) is born in Eunice, Louisiana.

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Lou Reed Song Released As Charity Single With Bono, Bowie, Elton John


An all-star rendition of Lou Reed's 1972 song "Perfect Day" featuring Reed, Elton John, David Bowie, Tammy Wynette, Joan Armatrading and several other stars, is released as a single in the UK, with proceeds going to the BBC's Children In Need charity. It debuts at #1 on the UK singles chart and raises over £2 million for the appeal.

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