1945 Beatrice Melba Hill, better known as Melba Moore, is born in New York City to saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis.
1944 Rob Van Leeuwen (guitarist for Shocking Blue) is born in The Hague, Netherlands.
1937 Sonny Osborne (of The Osborne Brothers) is born in Roark, Kentucky.
1925 Israeli songwriter Haim Hefer is born Haim Feiner in Sosnowiec, Poland.
1925 Jazz saxophonist Zoot Sims, who came up under Woody Herman's big band, is born in Inglewood, California.
1922 Neal Hefti is born in Toluca Lake, California. A jazz trumpeter and arranger for Woody Herman, he also composed classic TV themes of the '60s, notably for Batman and The Odd Couple.
1903 Composer Vivian Ellis is born in Hampstead, London, England. Known for "Spread A Little Happiness" (1929) and "Coronation Scot," the theme for BBC Radio's Paul Temple.
1983 Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon album breaks the record for most weeks on the Billboard albums chart when it eclipses Johnny's Greatest Hits by Johnny Mathis with 491 weeks. Dark Side remains on the chart until 1988, when it drops off with 724 weeks. Thanks to reissues and promotions, it returns from time to time, notching over 880 weeks on the chart in total.
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