Legend:  BTD – Born Today     OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Dec5,1899Sonny Boy Williamson#BTD Dec5,1899 ? #SonnyBoyWilliamson II (Aleck Ford later known as Aleck Miller) RIP Blues harmonica player, singer, songwriter. Recorded with #Yardbirds, The #Animals, @JimmyPage & more
BTD Dec5,1901 Walt Disney#BTD Dec5,1901 #WaltDisney RIP animator, voice actor, film producer. Creator of #MickeyMouse, #DonaldDuck & the @Disney empire. From 1937-56 Disney music by other labels. 1956 Disneyland Records created; 1959 Buena Vista label for adult LPs. 1989 all renamed Walt Disney Records
BTD Dec5,1921 Alvy Moore#BTD Dec5,1921 #AlvyMoore (Jack Alvin Moore) RIP. Actor best known for playing county agricultural agent Hank Kimball in TV series "Green Acres" Also played characters in many TV series such as Perry Mason, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., The Andy Griffith Show
BTD Dec5,1932 Little Richard#BTD Dec5,1932 #LittleRichard (Richard Penniman) RIP singer, songwriter, actor 1956 US #6 & 1957 UK #3 "Long Tall Sally", +10 US & UK Top40 singles. His dynamic music & showmanship laid the foundation for rock and roll. 1986 1st group inducted into the @rock_hall of Fame
BTD Dec5,1938 J J Cale#BTD Dec5,1938 #JJCale (John Weldon Cale) RIP guitarist, singer, songwriter, influence as a musical artist has been widely acknowledged by such artists as #MarkKnopfler, #NeilYoung, #EricClapton. Some songs written by Cale that other artists released "After Midnight" & "Cocaine"
BTD Dec5,1945 Eddie Serrato#BTD Dec5,1945 #EddieSerrato RIP drummer with ? (Question Mark) & The Mysterians 1966 US #1 & UK #37 "96 Tears", 1966 US #22 "I Need Somebody" Band name from a 1957 Japanese science fiction film "The Mysterians" Considered one of the earliest groups to be described as #PunkRock
BTD Dec5,1947 Jim Messina#BTD Dec5,1947 #JimMessina songwriter, singer, guitarist part of #BuffaloSpringfield 1968 US #42 LP "Last Time Around", 1968 #Poco 1970 LP "Poco", part of #LogginsandMessina 1972 US #4 "Your Mama Don't Dance", +2 US Top40 singles and solo career #HBday @Jim_Messina
BTD Dec5,1952 Andy Kim#BTD Dec5,1952 #AndyKim (Andrew Youakim) #Canadian singer, songwriter 1969 US #9 "Baby, I Love You", 1974 US & CAN #1 & UK #2 "Rock Me Gently"+5 US Top40 singles; he cowrote the #1 hit single "Sugar Sugar" for the #Archies #HBday @AndyKimMusic
BTD Dec5,1960 Les Nemes#BTD Dec5,1960 #LesNemes bass guitarist #Haircut100 4 UK Top10 hit singles between 1981 & 1982. 1981 UK #4 "Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)", 1982 UK #3 "Love Plus One", UK #9 "Fantastic Day" and UK #9 "Nobody's Fool"
OTD Dec5,1956 Guy Mitchell#OTD Dec5,1956 #GuyMitchell is still at #1 for the week ending Dec5 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Singing The Blues" for the 2nd week of a 9wk run. The Charts issue date is Dec15,1956
OTD Dec5,1956Joe Valino#OTD Dec5,1956 #JoeValino peaks at #12 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "The Garden Of Eden" written by #DenniseHaasNorwood. #FrankieVaughan's version will be a UK #1 on Jan25,1957
OTD Dec5,1964 Lorne Greene#OTD Dec5,1964 #LorneGreene star of the @nbc TV series 'Bonanza' is at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Ringo" written by #DonRobertson and #HalBlair. Greene is the 2nd #Canadian with a US #1 the 1st being #PaulAnka @OfficialAnka
OTD Dec5,1964Beatles#OTD Dec5,1964 The #Beatles enter the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #22 with "I Feel Fine" written by #JohnLennon and credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership. The single will start a 3wk run at #1 on Dec26
OTD Dec5,1965Beatles#OTD Dec5,1965 The #Beatles play their last show in Liverpool. At Empire Liverpool during the final UK tour plus the #MoodyBlues presented by #ArthurHowes & #BrainEpstein
OTD Dec5,1966Monkees#OTD Dec5,1966 The #Monkees TV series S1 E13 "One Man Shy" (aka “Peter and the Debutante”) The Monkees Bashful #PeterTork tries to win the heart of lovely debutante Valerie Cartwright while dealing with her haughty boyfriend Ronnie Farnsworth @TheMonkees
OTD Dec5,1967Jimi Hendrix tour#OTD Dec5,1967 The final night of UK #JimiHendrix tour at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow with #PinkFloyd, The #Move, The #Nice, #AmenCorner, The #OuterLimits, The #EireApparent with compere #PeteDrummond. Curtains closed because Hendrix guitar movements were seen as sexual overtones
OTD Dec5,1968Rolling Stones#OTD Dec5,1968 Party for the release of The #RollingStones LP "Beggars Banquet" A food fight occurs wtih custard pies. @RollingStones #KeithRichards is not present because of illness
OTD Dec5,1970Partridge Family#OTD Dec5,1970 The #PartridgeFamily (starring #ShirleyJones and featuring #DavidCassidy) are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "I Think I Love You" for the last week of a 3wk run at #1
OTD Dec5,1971 Benny Hill#OTD Dec5,1971 #BennyHill starts a 4wk run at #1 on the UK chart with "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)" written by Benny Hill and produced by Walter J. Ridley. The song eventually reaches the Christmas #1 spot (which is a big thing in the UK)
OTD Dec5,1973 Paul McCartney#OTD Dec5,1973 #PaulMcCartney and #Wings release the album "Band On The Run" in the US (released in the UK on Dec7). McCartney's 5th LP since he left The #Beatles & his most successful album @PaulMcCartney
OTD Dec5,1976 Showaddywaddy#OTD Dec5,1976 #Showaddywaddy still at #1 on UK singles chart with 'Under The Moon Of Love' 2nd week of a 3 week run at #1. They had 9 Top10 hits with remakes
OTD Dec5,1981 Olivia Newton John#OTD Dec5,1981 #OliviaNewtonJohn is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Physical" @olivianj's 3rd week of a 10 week run at #1
OTD Dec5,1987 Belinda Carlisle#OTD Dec5,1987 #BelindaCarlisle is at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Heaven is a Place on Earth" written by #RickNowels and #EllenShipley released as the lead single from the LP "Heaven on Earth" Sep14,1987 @belindaofficial would spend 18wks on the chart
OTD Dec5,2017 Johnny Hallyday#OTD Dec5,2017 #JohnnyHallyday (Jean-Philippe Léo Smet) RIP dies at the age of 74. Hallyday was a singer, actor Icon in the French-speaking world, called "the French Elvis" He had 181 tours, 5 diamond, 40 golden, 22 platinum LPs selling more than 110 million records worldwide