11 October

Pick a Day


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1946 Gary Mallaber (percussionist/backup singer for The Steve Miller Band) is born in Buffalo, New York.

1946 Daryl Hall (of Hall & Oates) is born Daryl Franklin Hohl in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

1943 Country singer Gene Watson is born in Palestine, Texas.

1939 Coleman Hawkins records "Body And Soul."

1932 Country singer/songwriter Dottie West is born Dorothy Marie Marsh near McMinnville, Tennessee.

1919 Jazz drummer/bandleader Art Blakey is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Saturday Night Live Debuts With Lots Of Music


Saturday Night - a title later changed to Saturday Night Live - makes its debut on NBC. Music is a big part of the show, and the first episode features two musical guests performing two songs each: Janis Ian doing "At Seventeen" and "In the Winter," and Billy Preston playing "Nothing from Nothing" and "Fancy Lady."

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