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1979 Robert John's "Sad Eyes" hits #1.

1978 Rock 'n Roll singer Johnny O'Keefe dies of a (prescribed) drug-induced heart attack in Darlinghurst, Australia, at age 43. Known for hits like "Wild One," "She's My Baby" and his cover of "Shout!"

1978 ABBA members Benny and Anni-Frid split after three years of marriage. The group's other male-female pair had been married in 1971.

1976 Salsoul Orchestra records "Christmas Medley."

1973 Cher's "Half-Breed" hits #1 for the first of two weeks.

1969 The Beatles release "Something" b/w "Come Together."

1967 The Beatles record "Blue Jay Way."

1966 Tommy Stinson (bass guitarist for The Replacements) is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1964 Matthew Sweet is born Sidney Matthew Sweet in Lincoln, Nebraska.

1964 The Beatles record "Eight Days A Week."

1958 Johnny Mathis releases his first of many holiday albums, Merry Christmas. The balladeer's smooth renderings of traditional Christmas tunes become a staple of the season for years to come.

1956 Elvis Presley releases "Love Me Tender."

1954 David Hidalgo (guitarist/vocalist for Los Lobos) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1951 Kevin Cronin (lead vocalist for REO Speedwagon) is born in Evanston, Illinois.

1951 Gavin Sutherland (bassist/vocalist for The Sutherland Brothers) is born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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