Legend:  BTD – Born Today     OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Dec10,1914 Dorothy Lamour#BTD Dec10,1914 #DorothyLamour RIP actress, she appeared in many of the "Road to..." movies. a series of comedies starring with #BobHope & #BingCrosby
BTD Dec10,1926Eddie Jones#BTD Dec10,1926 "Guitar Slim" #EddieJones RIP blues guitarist 1940-50s. 1953 ‘The Things That I Used to Do’ stayed on the R&B charts for 42 weeks. He used distorted guitar cords 10yrs before #JimiHendrix
BTD Dec10,1941Chad Stuart#BTD Dec10,1941 #ChadStuart (David Stuart Chadwick) RIP singer, guitarist Chad & Jeremy; #ChadandJeremy 1964 US #7 & US Adult Contemporary #2 "A Summer Song", +6 US & 5 US Adult Contemporary with a #1 Top40s. In #Batman Episode "The Cats Meow" #Catwoman steals their voices
BTD Dec10,1941 Peter Sarstedt#BTD Dec10,1941 #PeterSarstedt RIP singer, songwriter, multi-instruments 1969 UK #1 & US #60 "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?"; the single became a #1 in 14 countries and 1969 UK #10 "Frozen Orange Juice"
BTD Dec10,1941 Ralph Tavares#BTD Dec10,1941 #RalphTavares singer of the #Tavares (also known as The Tavares Brothers) 1974 US R&B #1 "She's Gone", 1976 UK #4 & US #15 "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel", +7 US & 20 US R&B Top40 singles with 2 more #1s
BTD Dec10,1946 Ace Kefford#BTD Dec10,1946 #AceKefford (Christopher Kefford) bass guitarist, co-founder of The #Move 1969 UK #1 "Blackberry Way", +6 Top10 UK singles
BTD Dec10,1946 Walter Orange#BTD Dec10,1946 #WalterOrange drummer, vocals The #Commodores 1978 #1 "Three Times A Lady", 1979 US #1 "Still", +16 US Top40s and 26 R&B Top40 singles with 6 R&B #1s
BTD Dec10,1948 Jessica Cleaves#BTD Dec10,1948 #JessicaCleaves RIP songwriter, lead singer of The #FriendsOfDistinction 1969 US #3 single "Grazing In The Grass" also sang with Earth, Wind & Fire; Parliament Funkadelic; & Raw Silk
BTD Dec10,1952 Susan Dey#BTD Dec10,1952 #SusanDey actress. Played Laurie Partridge on The #PartridgeFamily & Grace Van Owen on the series #LALaw
BTD Dec10,1954 Geoff Deane#BTD Dec10,1954 #GeoffDeane singer #ModernRomance from 1980-1982; 1982 UK #4 single "Best Years Of Our Lives" and lead singer The #LeytonBuzzards (a.k.a. The #Buzzards) 1979 UK #53 "Chrysalis" #HBday @geoffdeanexxx
BTD Dec10,1957 Paul Hardcastle#BTD Dec10,1957 #PaulHardcastle composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentals 1985 UK #1 & US #15 "19", +3 UK Top40 singles #HBday @HardcastleMusic
OTD Dec10,1949 Fats Domino#OTD Dec10,1949 #FatsDomino records his 1st tracks for #Imperial Records. One of the songs "The Fat Man" which later became his nickname
OTD Dec10,1961Beatles#OTD Dec10,1961 The #Beatles play at Hambleton Hall Huyton. They arrive so late, that they only play 15 minutes. Promoters pay the full £15 ($19) and were very unhappy. #BrianEpstein waiting for the group was appalled by their lackadaisical attitude towards fulfilling bookings
OTD Dec10,1961James Brown#OTD Dec10,1961 The James Brown Show featuring in person the fabulous #JamesBrown with The #FamousFlames, Sugar Pie #DeSanto, #NatKendricks & The #Brownies 6 beautiful dancing girls at The Evergreen Ballroom, Lacey, WA
OTD Dec10,1964Beatles#OTD Dec10,1964 The #Beatles start a 5wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "I Feel Fine" written by #JohnLennon and credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership
OTD Dec10,1966 Beatles#OTD Dec10,1966 A Collection of Beatles Oldies (subtitled But Goldies!) a compilation album by the #Beatles is issued in the UK. Features hit singles and other songs released by @thebeatles between 1963 and 1966
OTD Dec10,1966Beach Boys#OTD Dec10,1966 The #BeachBoys went to #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Good Vibrations" written by by #BrianWilson with lyrics by #MikeLove. The #BeachBoys 3rd US #1 @TheBeachBoys @BrianWilsonLive
OTD Dec10,1967 Otis Redding#OTD Dec10,1967 #OtisRedding & The Bar-Kays die in a plane crash. Bar-Kays band members killed are #PhalonJones, CarlCunningham, #JimmyKing and #RonnieCaldwell. Only survivor is trumpet player #BenCauley, founding member #Stax recording
OTD Dec10,1967Byrds#OTD Dec10,1967 The #Byrds play their the first of an eight night run at the Whisky-a-go-go, Hollywood, California
OTD Dec10,1973 CBGB (Country, BlueGrass, and Blues) #OTD Dec10,1973 #CBGB Club (Country, BlueGrass, and Blues) opens in #NYC by #HillyKristal became a gig local for great bands such as @BlondieOfficial & @RamonesOfficial
OTD Dec10,1977 Debby Boone#OTD Dec10,1977 #DebbyBoone still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "You Light Up My Life" @debbyboonemedia's 9th week of a 10wk run at #1
OTD Dec10,1983 Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson#OTD Dec10,1983 #PaulMcCartney & #MichaelJackson start a 6wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Say Say Say" The single is produced by #GeorgeMartin and written by @PaulMcCartney and @michaeljackson
OTD Dec10,1988 Chicago#OTD Dec10,1988 #Chicago starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 singles chart "Look Away" written by #DianeWarren and produced by #RonNevison with #BillChamplin on lead vocals @chicagotheband
OTD Dec10,1988 Cliff Richard#OTD Dec10,1988 #CliffRichard has his 12th UK #1 single with "Mistletoe And Wine" written by #JeremyPaul, #LeslieStewart and #KeithStrachan and produced by Cliff Richard. Richard's 1st #1 in 9yrs & the best selling single of 1988
OTD Dec10,1988Metallica#OTD Dec10,1988 During their 222-date tour "Damaged Justice" #Metallica plays the 1st of 2 nights at Cow Place in #SanFransisco @Metallica
OTD Dec10,1995Beatles#OTD Dec10,1995 The #Beatles debuts and peaks at #2 on the UK singles chart with "Free As a Bird" Their first single as a group in about 20 years. In the US the single will debut at #10 Dec30 & peak at #6 Jan6,1996
OTD Dec10,2019Tin Pan Alley#OTD Dec10,2019 New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated 5 buildings on West 28th Street as landmarks for #TinPanAlley a music publishers and songwriters area who dominated the popular music of the US in the late 19th century and early 20th century