13 September

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1954 Doo-wop singer Den Hegarty (of Darts) is born in Dublin, Ireland.

1952 Rocker Don Was is born Donald Fagenson in Detroit, Michigan.

1952 Jo Stafford's "You Belong To Me" hits #1.

1944 Peter Cetera (bassist/vocalist for Chicago) is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1943 Ray Elliot (keyboardist/saxophonist/flautist for Them) is born in Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland.

1941 David Clayton-Thomas is born in England. He would grow up in Canada and become the lead singer in Blood, Sweat, Tears, bringing with him their biggest hit, "Spinning Wheel."

1939 Saxophonist/composer Dave Quincy (of Manfred Mann) is born in the UK.

1925 Jazz singer Mel Tormé, aka The Velvet Fog, is born in Chicago, Illinois. He would begin his professonal music career at age 4, singing "You're Driving Me Crazy" with the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra.

1922 Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac is born Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo in Callao, Peru.

1922 Blues singer Charles Brown is born Tony Russell Brown in Texas City, Texas.

1918 Actor/singer Dick Haymes is born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Co-starred in the 1945 musical State Fair and recorded a string of duets with swing singer Helen Forrest during WWII.

1911 Bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe is born near Rosine, Kentucky, becoming the youngest of eight children in the Monroe family.

1874 Composer/painter Arnold Schoenberg is born in the Leopoldstadt district of Vienna, Austria.

1814 Francis Scott Key is inspired to write "The Star Spangled Banner" during the British attack of Fort McHenry on September 13, 1814, and the courageous defense made by American force.

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Taylor Swift Wins MTV Video Music Award, Kanye West Loses It

2009

When Taylor Swift wins for Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West comes on stage and commandeers the microphone, explaining that Beyoncé deserved the award for her "Single Ladies" video. When Beyoncé does win for Video of the Year later that night, she brings Taylor on stage to finish her speech.

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