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1898 - Composer and musician Vincent Youmans was born.
1933 - "Waltz Time" debuted on NBC Radio. It stayed on the network
1938 - Artie Shaw recorded "Nightmare."
1938 - "Thanks for the Memory" was heard for the first time on the
"The Bob Hope Show."
1942 - Glenn Miller and his Orchestra performed together for the last time. Miller volunteered for the U.S. Army and disappeared December 15, 1944 over the English Channel.
1943 - "Pistol Packin' Mama" and "Jingle Bells" were recorded by Bing
Crosby, the Vic Schoen Orchestra and the Andrews Sisters.
1962 - "The New York Times" ran the story "Bob Dylan: A Distinctive
Folk Song Stylist" after a concert at Carnegie Hall.
1964 - The Beach Boys appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first
time. They performed "I Get Around."
1968 - The Byrds' "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" album was released in the U.K.
1972 - Rory Storme (Hurricanes) committed suicide in what appeared
to be suicide pact with his mother. The Hurricanes were the
group that Ringo Starr left in order to join the Beatles.
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1973 - Rolling Stone magazine reported that Carlos Santana had changed his name
to Devadip now that he was a disciple of Sri Chinmoy.
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1979 - Elton John collapsed onstage while performing "Better Off Dead"
at the Universal Amphitheatre. After a ten-minute delay John
returned and completed the concert. He was suffering from
exhaustion brought on by the flu.
1986 - Cliff Burton (Metallica) was killed when the Metallica tour bus
crashed in Sweden. Burton was 24.
1995 - The album "Wazbones" was released by Tigertailz.
1995 - Time Warner severed its ties with its rap label Interscope rather than release the debut album by Tha Dogg Pound.
2002 - Vince Neil pled guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly attacking a record producer in West Hollywood on April 28, 2002.
2004 - Record producer Phil Spector was charged with murder in the shooting death of Lana Clarkson at his mansion in 2003.
2004 - It was announced that Betrand Cantat of Noir Desir (Black Desire) would be leaving the next day for France. He had arranged to spend the remainder of his manslaughter sentence in a French prison. Cantat had beaten French actress Marie Trintignant to death in July 2003.
2010 - Tickets to Michael Jackson's "THIS IS IT" went on sale.
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2012 - Rihanna's single "Diamonds" was released.