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1802 - Composer Wilhelm Bernard Molique was born.
1940 - "Stardust" by Hoagy Carmichael was recorded by Artie Shaw.
1950 - "The Frank Sinatra Show" debuted.
1954 - Marian Anderson became the first black singer to be hired by New York's Metropolitan Opera Company.
1957 - RCA Victor announced that they had already received 500,000 advance orders for Elvis' Christmas album.
1964 - The Beatles appeared on "Shindig!" The show was taped in London and included the songs "I'm a Loser," "Kansas City," and "Boys."
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1963 -The Beach Boys album "Little Deuce Coupe" was released.
1966 - Johnny Kidd of the Pirates was killed in a car accident in Lancashire, England.
1967 - Due to a dispute over a hotel bill Cass Elliot spent the night in a London jail.
1967 - The Beatles refuse an offer to play Shea Stadium for $1 million.
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1974 - Veronique Sanson played her first show in Paris.
1977 - Steve Hackett left Genesis to pursue a solo career.
1978 - The Rolling Stones appeared on "Saturday Night Live."
1980 - Dusty Springfield made an onstage appearance in New York. It was the first in eight years.
1981 - The Time made their live debut.
1982 - Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) got a 12-month conditional discharge after being found guilty of possession of cocaine.
1982 - The musical "Cats" opened at the Wintergarden Theatre. In 1997 the show became the longest running show in Broadway history.
1986 - Run D.M.C. spoke and performed for 4,000 children in New York at an anti-crack rally.
1989 - Jefferson Airplane charges a can of food for admission to a concert.
1995 - Tone Loc was arrested in Los Angeles, CA, for taking $80 from a pizza parlor. He later pled no contest.
1996 - Bruce Springsteen sold out a solo acoustic show in 8 minutes while on his "Ghost Of Tom Joad" tour.
2001 - Peter Criss played his final show with KISS in Charleston, SC. He was replaced by Eric Singer. Singer had been a member of KISS prior to the reunion tour in 1995.
2003 - Courtney Love was charged with a misdemeanor drug count. On October 2, Love had been arrested for investigation of using illegal drugs after she was found outside a Los Angeles home where she had allegedly broken windows and tried to enter. A few hours after posting bail and being released Love was taken to a hospital to receive treatment for an overdose.
2004 - It was announced that Melissa Etheridge had cancelled her tour and would undergo surgery and treatment for breast cancer.