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Today in Oldies Music History: December 13

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Today in Oldies Music History: December 13

Today In Oldies Music History: December 13

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Births

1925: Wayne Walker
1933: Lou Adler
1940: Tony Gomez (The Foundations)
1946: Skip Prokop (Lighthouse)
1948: Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers)
1948: Ted Nugent
1950: Davy O'List (The Nice)

Deaths

1991: Pigmeat Markham
1997: Kurt Winter (The Guess Who)
2002: Zal Yanovsky (The Lovin' Spoonful)

Events

1960: Elvis Presley's latest UK single, "It's Now Or Never," breaks all records by selling one million copies in six weeks.
1961: The Beatles perform their regular show at the Cavern Club, unaware that Decca representative Mike Smith is in the audience, there to sign the group.
1963: Frankie Avalon appears as "Max" on tonight's "Who Killed Cynthia Royal?" episode of ABC-TV's Burke's Law.
1966: Jimi Hendrix makes his TV debut, performing "Hey Joe" on the UK variety show Ready Steady Go!
1974: George Harrison is invited to the White House to have lunch with President Gerald Ford. He brings along Billy Preston and Ravi Shankar, and gives the President a button with the word "OM" on it, to aid in meditation; Ford responds by gifting George with a "WIN" (Whip Inflation Now) button.
1983: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant reunite for the first time since the band's tragic breakup two years earlier, with Page stepping onstage at Plant's Hammersmith Odeon concert for a rendition of Roy Head's "Treat Her Right."
1991: What would be the last of John Denver's many successful holiday specials, Montana Christmas Skies, airs on CBS, featuring country music guests Clint Black, Patty Loveless, and Kathy Mattea.
1996: The Eagles' Glenn Frey makes his first and last major film appearance when the romantic comedy Jerry Maguire opens in US theatres.
1999: BMI declares the Righteous Brothers' 1965 smash "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" as the most-performed song of the century.
2000: The respected UK rock magazine Melody Maker announces its imminent demise after 74 years of publication.
2004: For the first time, Dick Clark is forced to bow out from hosting his annual ABC event Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve due to complications from a recent stroke.
2007: At Buckingham Palace, Joe Cocker recieves the OBE (Order of the British Empire) honor from Queen Elizabeth II.

Releases

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Recording

1929: Hoagy Carmichael and Louis Armstrong, "Rockin' Chair"
1956: Perez Prado, "Patricia"
1966: Jimi Hendrix, "Foxey Lady"
1973: Elvis Presley, "My Boy," "Loving Arms," "Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues"

Charts

1962: Paul Peterson's "My Dad" enters the charts
1975: Chicago's LP Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits hits #1

Certifications

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