8 November

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1947 Soul singer Minnie Riperton is born in Bronzeville, Chicago, Illinois.

1946 Roy Wood of The Move, Electric Light Orchestra and Wizzard is born in Kitts Green, Birmingham, England.

1945 Don Murray (drummer for The Turtles) is born in Inglewood, California.

1944 Bonnie Bramlett (of Delaney and Bonnie) is born Bonnie Lynn O'Farrell in Alton, Illinois.

1942 Johnny Perez (drummer for the Sir Douglas Quintet) is born San Antonio, Texas.

1941 Multi-instrumentalist Rodney Slater (of Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band) is born in Crowland, Lancashire, England.

1939 Frank Sinatra records "Every Day Of My Life" and "Ciribiribin," his last two songs with Harry James' band.

1932 Legendary songwriting team Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein's first production, Music In The Air, opens on Broadway.

1927 Patti Page is born in Claremore, Oklahoma.

1927 Ken Dodd, comedian and UK hitmaker, is born in Liverpool, England.

1890 Belgian composer Cesar Franck dies of a respiratory infection at age 67.

1887 Emile Berliner is granted the first patent for the gramophone. In the 1890s, he starts manufacturing gramophone players and discs, but in the early 1900s the Victor Talking Machine company becomes the market leader.

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Eminem Stars In 8 Mile


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