20 November

Pick a Day


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1955 After agreeing to perform Tennessee Ernie Ford's hit "Sixteen Tons" on CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show, Bo Diddley instead plays the song he was actually there to promote, his own hit "Bo Diddley." A furious Sullivan blackballs Bo from ever appearing on the show again. The singer has claimed he was never paid for the performance.

1954 Frank Marino (frontman for Mahogany Rush) is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1950 Gary Green (guitarist for Gentle Giant) is born in Stroud Green, North London, England.

1947 Joe Walsh of the Eagles and the James Gang is born Joseph Fidler Walsh in Wichita, Kansas.

1946 Ray Stiles (bass guitarist for The Hollies) is born in Guildford, Surrey, England.

1946 Duane Allman (guitarist for The Allman Brothers Band, Derek and the Dominos) is born in Nashville, Tennessee.

1944 Record producer Mike Vernon is born in Harrow, Middlesex, England. He'll produce albums from David Bowie, Eric Clapton, and Fleetwood Mac.

1942 "Spirit In The Sky" singer Norman Greenbaum is born in Malden, Massachusetts.

1940 Tony Butala (lead singer of The Lettermen) is born in Sharon, Pennsylvania.

1929 Leo Reisman records "Happy Days Are Here Again."

1925 Jazz singer June Christy is born Shirley Luster in Springfield, Illinois. She would start her career as vocalist for Stan Kenton's Orchestra, garnering hits like "Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy," "Tampico," and "How High the Moon" before going solo.

1827 Composer Edmond Dede is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1820 Whaling ship The Essex is rammed and sunk by a whale in the South Pacific, later inspiring the song "Nantucket Sleighride."

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Fan Takes Over When Keith Moon Passes Out


After Keith Moon passes out at his drum kit, The Who pull a fan from the audience to take over.

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