Thursday, December 1, 2016

Today in Music History...December 1, 2016

Music History: December 1

 

Births

1913: Mary Martin
1934: Billy Paul
1935: Lou Rawls
1938: Sandy Nelson
1939: Dianne "Dee Dee" Lennon
1944: Eric Bloom (Blue Oyster Cult), John Densmore (The Doors)
1945: Bette Midler
1946: Gilbert O'Sullivan

Deaths

1954: Fred Rose
1969: Magic Sam
1996: Lee Dorsey

Events

1940: ASCAP informs bandleader Glenn Miller that, due to publishing concerns, he can't use "Moonlight Serenade" as his theme. Instead, Miller picks "Slumber Song."
1945: Burl Ives makes his concert debut at New York's Town Hall.
1957: Three acts make their national TV debut on one episode of CBS' Ed Sullivan Show: Buddy Holly and the Crickets (performing "That'll Be The Day"), Sam Cooke (performing "You Send Me"), and the Rays (performing "Silhouettes").
1958: Songwriter Neil Sedaka signs with RCA Records as a solo artist.
1960: Bobby Darin marries Sandra Dee at Don Kirshner's apartment in New Jersey.
1968: Janis Joplin makes her final appearance with her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. 
 1972: Martha and the Vandellas give their farewell performance in Detroit, MI.
1975: On her thirtieth birthday, Bette Midler undergoes emergency surgery to remove her appendix.
1989: Sly Stone is sentenced to 55 days in jail for driving while under the influence of cocaine.
1995: An auction of Frank Sinatra memorabilia nets the singer over two million dollars.

Releases

1971: John Lennon, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"

Recording

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Certifications

1966: The Mamas and The Papas' Cass, John, Michelle and Denny album is certified gold

Charts

1958: The Teddy Bears' "To Know Him Is To Love Him" hits #1
1973: The Carpenters' "Top of the World" hits #1

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