10 October

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1917 Jazz pianist/composer Thelonious Monk is born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Composed many jazz standards, including "Round Midnight," "Ruby, My Dear" and "Well, You Needn't," to name a few.

1914 Singer/songwriter/pianist Ivory Joe Hunter is born in Kirbyville, Texas. Known for R&B hits like "I Lost My Mind" and "I Need You So," later recorded by Elvis Presley.

1908 Johnny Green, songwriter, composer, arranger and conductor, is born in New York City. Known for his 1930 composition "Body and Soul."

1902 Kalamazoo, Michigan, mandolin maker Orville Gibson founds the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co, Ltd. In 1936 it would create the first commercially successful electric guitar.

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James Brown Endorses Richard Nixon


James Brown alienates much of his audience by meeting with President Richard Nixon in the White House and endorsing him in his bid for re-election.

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