Music History for
1689 - Composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier was born.
1709 - Composer Jean-Noel Hamal was born.
1959 - Chuck Berry was arrested for transporting a minor across a state line for an immoral purpose.
1959 - The Drifters recorded "This Magic Moment."
1964 - Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) suffered a nervous breakdown on a flight from L.A. to Houston. The event led Wilson to stop touring with the group.
1964 - The Beach Boys made their first appearance on "Shingdig!" The show had been taped on December 14.
1966 - The final show of BBC-TV's "Ready Steady Go!" was aired with The Who as special guest.
1972 - John Lennon's film "Imagine" premiered on national TV.
1974 - George Harrison released a holiday single "Ding Dong, Ding Dong" in the U.S.
1977 - Cat Stevens converted to Islam. He later changed his name to Yusuf Islam.
1991 - James Brown sued the producers of the movie "The Commitments." Brown claimed that one of the characters too closely resembled him. He lost the case.