Music History for

December 14


1873 - Composer Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen was born.

1901 - The first table tennis tournament was held. It was a the London Royal Aquarium.

1962 - Bob Dylan's first single "Mixed-Up Confusion" was released.

1966 - The Elvis Presley film "Spinout" premiered.
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1966 - Chad & Jeremy and Don Ho were guests on ABC-TV's "Batman."

1967 - Dick Clark announced that he was making a film, "The Love Children," about hippies.
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1968 - Tommy James and the Shondells released "Crimson & Clover."

1972 - Alexander's department store in New York stayed open late so Alice Cooper could do his Christmas shopping.

1972 - The Ringo Starr film about U.K. rocker Marc Bolan, "Born to Boogie," debuted in London. The film stars Elton John. Today in Beatles History

1977 - "Saturday Night Fever" premiered in New York City.

1980 - Yoko Ono called for a 10-minute silent vigil around the world for John Lennon, her husband, who was shot to death six days earlier. Over 100,000 people went to Central Park in New York to honor the request.

1986 - Elton John recorded a live version of "Candle in the Wind" that would later be released as a single.

1991 - Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's pop albums chart.
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1995 - Classified documents from the White House were released that revealed the FBI had spied on John Lennon and his anti-war activities during the early '70s in a possible attempt to have Lennon deported.

1995 - "Frank Sinatra: 80 Years My Way" aired on ABC-TV.

1999 - Paul McCartney played a show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. It was the first time that McCartney had played at the club since 1963.
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