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 Jazz saxophonist Zoot Sims, who came up under Woody Herman's big band, is born in Inglewood, California.
1925 Israeli songwriter Haim Hefer is born Haim Feiner in Sosnowiec, Poland.
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.
2012 While campaigning for the 2012 election, president Barack Obama takes time out to interview with radio station WIZF Cincinnati, to talk about his favorite music artists. Asked "what's on the presidential iPod?," Obama names Stevie Wonder, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan as his "old school" choices, Jay-Z, Eminem, and Fugees for newer artists, and John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Gil Scott-Heron amongst his favorite jazz artists.
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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