Music History for

December 19


1955 - Carl Perkins recorded the hit "Blue Suede Shoes."

1957 - "The Music Man" opened on Broadway.

1960 - Neil Sedakaís "Calendar Girl" was released.

1960 - Frank Sinatra recorded his first session with his very own record company, Reprise Records. Frank did "Ring-A-Ding-Ding" and "Letís Fall in Love."

1974 - Ron Woods joined the Rolling Stones.
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1980 - The film "9 to 5," with Dolly Parton, opened.

1987 - Paul Simon the musician, and Paul Simon, the presidential candidate, both host "Saturday Night Live."

1992 - Neil Diamond's "Christmas in Washington" aired on NBC-TV.

1997 - Marty Raybon made his last appearance with country group Shenandoah at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN.

2000 - English singer/songwriter Kirsty MacColl was killed while vacationing in Mexico at the age of 41. She was sccuba diving with her two sons when she was hit by a speedboat.

2001 - VH1 premiered "Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story."

2001 - Dick Clark filed a $10 million lawsuit against Recording Academy President Michael Greene. The charge was that Greene would bar artists who appear first on Clark's American Music Awards from performing on the Grammy Awards.

2001 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) pled guilty to domestic battery case that arose after fighting with his wife at a Hard Rock hotel on November 19. The judge approved a plea bargain in which the case would be dismissed if Weiland had no more problems for the next six months and he completed 26 counseling sessions.
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2001 - Madonna appeared on television's "Dateline."
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