Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Dec19,1920 Jimmy Dickens#BTD Dec19,1920 Little #JimmyDickens 4'11" (James Cecil Dickens( RIP country singer famous for humorous novelty songs such as 1965 US Country #1 & US #15 "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose", +11 US Country Top40 singles
BTD Dec19,1940 Phil Ochs#BTD Dec19,1940 #PhilOchs RIP protest singer (he preferred to be called a topical singer) and songwriter 1966 "I Ain't Marching Anymore", 1968 "The War Is Over", +he wrote over 100 songs form 1960-70s & released 8 LPs
BTD Dec19,1941 Maurice White#BTD Dec19,1941 #MauriceWhite RIP singer, songwriter, arranger, founder #EarthWindFire @EarthWindFire 1975 US #1 "Shining Star", 1981 UK #3 "Let's Groove", he is the brother of #VerdineWhite. 2000 inducted into @rockhall of fame as a member of Earth Wind Fire
BTD Dec19,1944 Alvin Lee#BTD Dec19,1944 #AlvinLee (Graham Barnes) RIP lead vocalist, lead guitarist of the band #TenYearsAfter 1970 UK #10 "Love Like A Man", + 4 Top10 UK Albums. @TenYearsAfterUK toured the US 28 times in 7yrs, more than any UK band
BTD Dec19,1944 Zal Yanovsky#BTD Dec19,1944 #ZalYanovsky (Zalman Yanovsky) RIP #Canadian lead guitarist, singer The #LovinSpoonful (left the band 1967) 1966 US #1 & UK #8 single "Summer In The City" and solo 1968 US #101 "As Long As You're Here" 2000 inducted into @rockhall of fame with The Lovin' Spoonful
BTD Dec19,1949 John McEuen#BTD Dec19,1949 #JohnMcEuen banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, piano, accordion, vocals, founding member of #NittyGrittyDirt Band 1971 US #9 single "Mr Bojangles" and solo artist 1985 US Country #81 "Blue Days Black Nights" #HBday @JohnMcEuenNGDB
BTD Dec19,1958 Chris Hamill#BTD Dec19,1958 #ChrisHamill stage name #Limahl lead singer #Kajagoogoo then had successful solo career 1983 UK #16 "Only for Love" and 1984 UK #4 & US #17 "The NeverEnding Story" #HBday @Limahl_Official
OTD Dec19,1955 Carl Perkins#OTD Dec19,1955 #CarlPerkins records the song "Blue Suede Shoes" at Sun Studios, written by Carl Perkins and produced by #SamPhilips. Perkins will peak at #4 for 2wks in the US on May2,1956. Then #ElvisPresley will cover the song and Elvis will peak at #24 on Apr25,1956
OTD Dec19,1956 Guy Mitchell#OTD Dec19,1956 #GuyMitchell is still at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Singing The Blues" for the 4th week of a 9wk run at #1
OTD Dec19,1957 Elvis Presley#OTD Dec19,1957 #ElvisPresley is served his draft notice for the @USArmy He went on to join the 32nd Tank Battalion third Armor Corps based in Germany
OTD Dec19,1958 Conway Twitty#OTD Dec19,1958 #ConwayTwitty is at #1 on UK singles chart with "It's Only Make Believe" The single would go on to land in the UK Top10 four (4) different times with different artist;
1958 #ConwayTwitty;
1964 #BillyFurry;
1970 #GlenCampbell &
1978 #Child
OTD Dec19,1960 Frank Sinatra#OTD Dec19,1960 #FrankSinatra's 1st recording session with #Reprise Records, formed to allow more artistic freedom for his recordings. Reprise LP label had 4 logos; steamship for Pop, cherub for Jazz; owl for Spoken Word/Comedy; picture of Sinatra for his records @franksinatra
OTD Dec19,1960 Neil Sedaka#OTD Dec19,1960 #NeilSedaka "Calendar Girl" is released. The music was composed by @neilsedaka and the lyrics by #HowardGreenfield. The single enters the US charts on Dec25 at #100; peaks at #4 in the US on Feb19,1961 & #8 in the UK on Mar2,1961
OTD Dec19,1964Liberty Bowl#OTD Dec19,1964 The #ABC Network used an overhead camera for the first time at the #Liberty Bowl #Football game
OTD Dec19,1964Beatles#OTD Dec19,1964 The #Beatles next LP "Beatles For Sale" starts a 7wk run at #1 on UK album charts. This LP was @thebeatles 4th album in just 21 months
OTD Dec19,1964Supremes#OTD Dec19,1964 The #Supremes start a 1wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Come See About Me" scoring their 3rd #1 this year. Written by #Motown's Holland–Dozier–Holland and produced by #BrianHolland & #LamontDozier. Supremes will return to #1 on Jan16,1965
OTD Dec19,1965Beatles#OTD Dec19,1965 The #Beatles album "Rubber Soul" reaches #1 in the UK charts and starts an 8wk run. Since last week @thebeatles LPs spend 26 weeks in a row in the Top 5
OTD Dec19,1966Monkees#OTD Dec19,1966 The #Monkees TV series S1 E15 "Too Many Girls" ( aka "Davy and Fern") The Monkees address a domineering stage mother that tries to use #DavyJones to further her daughter Fern's career @TheMonkees
OTD Dec19,1967 Buffalo Springfield#OTD Dec19,1967 #BuffaloSpringfield appear at the Community Concourse, San Diego, CA
OTD Dec19,1969 John Lennon#OTD Dec19,1969 #JohnLennon and #YokoOno talk about their peace effort and the "War Is Over" billboard campaign in an interview with #MarshallMcLuhan in #Missisauga, Ontario #Canada @johnlennon & @yokoono
OTD Dec19,1969Beatles#OTD Dec19,1969 The #Beatles latest Christmas record "The Beatles' Seventh Christmas Record" is released to members of their fan club in UK & US
OTD Dec19,1970 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles#OTD Dec19,1970 #SmokeyRobinson & The #Miracles start a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 singles chart with "The Tears of a Clown" written by #HankCosby, Smokey Robinson and #StevieWonder
OTD Dec19,1973 Johnny Carson#OTD Dec19,1973 #JohnnyCarson starts a fake toilet-paper scare on the #TonightShow ... Old time #FakeNews
OTD Dec19,1975St. Mary's College Secondary School#OTD Dec19,1975 Friends of mine a local band in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, #Canada; The #Soo @CitySSM dressed as #Kiss during a school concert at St. Mary's College Secondary School. Great memory @SMC_Council @KISSOnline
OTD Dec19,1981 ABBA#OTD Dec19,1981 #ABBA scores their 7th UK #1 album with "The Visitors" This is the 1st album in history to be manufactured on CD format
OTD Dec19,1981 Olivia Newton John#OTD Dec19,1981 #OliviaNewtonJohn is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Physical" @olivianj's 5th week of a 10 week run at #1
OTD Dec19,1982 Chilliwack#OTD Dec19,1982 #Chilliwack a #Canadian band performs "My Girl -Gone, Gone, Gone" on #AmericanBandstand Video==> youtu.be/-pbREdf85pw
OTD Dec19,1987 George Michael#OTD Dec19,1987 #GeorgeMichael is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Faith" for the 2nd week of a 4wk run at #1
OTD Dec19,2017Kirkland, Costco#OTD Dec19,2017 From @resporose we bid farewell to an era! PFW you’ve celebrated holidays, bridal showers, wedding parties, surprise parties, countless family gatherings, family Christmas parties. It’s been an amazing run 9yrs Thank you #Kirkland @Costco & starting a new role.