Music History for
1634 - Composer Andres de Sola was born.
1813 - Composer Charles-Henri Valentin Alkan was born.
1859 - Composer Sergei Mikhailovich Liapunov was born.
1965 - The Colorado State government declared this day to be Rolling Stones Day.
1968 - Sly & The Family Stone's "Everyday People" was released.
1969 - Simon & Garfunkel's first TV special, "Songs of America," aired.
1969 - The Save Rave '69 benefit concert, to aid the youth culture magazine Rave, took place in London.
1970 - George Harrison released his triple album "All Things Must Pass" in the U.K.
1982 - Metallica played their final concert with Ron McGovney. McGovney left the band on December 10.
1988 - LL Cool J performed the first rap concert held in Africa.
1992 - The video "NFL Country" was certified Gold by the RIAA.
1982 - Epic Records released the album "Thriller" by Michael Jackson.
Today in Michael Jackson History
1998 - Inga Vainshtein, Jewel's former manager, filed suit claiming she was fired after Jewel's mother intentionally caused a rift between them.
1998 - The album "Across the Bridge of Hope" was released in Britain. The money was raised for victims of the bombing in Northern Ireland on August 15, 1998.
1999 - Jomato Records released an early collection of Shania Twain's work and called it "Beginnings (1989-90)." The material predates Twain's earliest Nashville demos.
2003 - In New York, a block of East 2nd Street was officially renamed Joey Ramone Place.