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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

By United Press International   |   Dec. 13, 2002 at 2:45 AM   |   Comments

(Dec. 14)

Today's birthdays include country's Charlie Rich, who was born in 1932; Them keyboardist Jackie McCauley and Dawn's Joyce Wilson, both in 1946 (age 56); Cliff Williams of AC-DC in 1949 (age 53); Mike Scott of The Waterboys in 1958 (age 44).


Today's musical milestones:

In 1961, Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" became the first country single certified "gold" by the Recording Industry Association of America.

In 1963, Dinah Washington died from an accidental overdose of sleeping pills. She was 39.

In 1966, Chad and Jeremy guest-starred on the "Batman" TV series. The Catwoman stole their voices and England refused to pay to get them back.

In 1968, Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" was certified "gold."

Also in 1968, Tommy James and the Shondells' "Crimson and Clover" was released.

In 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono performed at a farewell dinner for U.N. Secretary-General U Thant.

In 1972, "Born to Boogie" -- a film starring Marc Bolan, directed by Ringo Starr and with guest star Elton John -- premiered in London.

In 1974, guitarist Mick Taylor formally quit the Rolling Stones while the band was recording in Munich, West Germany. Taylor would be replaced by Ron Wood.

Also in 1974, Styx's "Lady" was released.

In 1977, the movie "Saturday Night Fever" -- with music by The Bee Gees and others -- premiered in New York City.

In 1980, six days after John Lennon's murder, millions of people around the world and an estimated 100,000 in New York's Central Park joined Yoko Ono in 10 minutes of silence.

In 1983, the "Making Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'" video was released.

In 1991, the German heavy-metal rock group the Scorpions became the first Western rock group to meet with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

In 1992, a Seattle judge awarded the heirs of Janis Joplin $15,000 for copyright infringement by the writers and producers of a play based on the star's life.

In 1995, the American Civil Liberties Union announced that a federal judge a week earlier had ordered the FBI to disclose additional information from its files on John Lennon, including why the bureau investigated the ex-Beatle in 1971 and '72.

In 1996, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) presented Paul and Linda McCartney with the group's first Lifetime Achievement Award.

Also in 1996, Gloria Estefan won three Bravo Awards -- for best music special, best performance by a female in a variety program and best made-for-TV documentary. The awards honor positive portrayals of Hispanics in the media.

In 1999, Paul McCartney performed at Liverpool's Cavern Club for the first time since the Beatles last played there in August 1963.

Also in 1999, George Michael's first CD under a new deal with Virgin Music Group was released. "Songs from the Last Century" was his fourth solo record since leaving Wham!.


Topping the charts on this date:

Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino (1956), Mr. Lonely - Bobby Vinton (1964), I am Woman - Helen Reddy (1974), Lady - Kenny Rogers (1980).


Today's musical quiz:

What was Charlie Rich's nickname? Answer: Rich was affectionately known as the "Silver Fox" because of his prematurely white hair.

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(Dec. 15)

Today's birthdays include Alan Freed, who was born in 1922. It was Freed who (according to legend) coined the phrase "rock 'n' roll." Cindy Birdsong, who sang with Patti LaBelle and the Bluebells as well as the Supremes, was born in 1939 (age 63); drummer Dave Clark, of the Dave Clark Five, in 1942 (age 60); veteran drummer Carmine Appice, who sat behind the drum kit for Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck, Bogert and Appice, Rod Stewart, Ted Nugent, among others, in 1946 (age 56); and the Clash's Paul Simenon in 1959 (age 43).


Today's musical milestones:

In 1943, Fats Waller died at age 39.

In 1964, the "Beatles '65" album was released in the United States.

In 1968, Jefferson Airplane appeared on the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour." They performed the song "Crown of Creation."

In 1969, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, The Who's Keith Moon, Billy Preston, and Delaney and Bonnie performed "Peace For Christmas" -- a UNICEF benefit show -- at the Lyceum Gallery in London. The concert marked the start of Lennon and Ono's "War Is Over If You Want It" billboard/newspaper campaign. It was also the Plastic Ono Band's first, and only, concert in Britain.

In 1973, Jermaine Jackson married Hazel Gordy, daughter of Motown founder Berry Gordy.

In 1977, The Who played a private concert for fan club members at Shepperton Film Studios, the results of which became part of "The Kids Are Alright," the feature-length documentary on the group.

In 1984, Olivia Newton-John married Matt Lattanzi at her home in Malibu, Calif.

Also in 1984, Bette Midler married Martin von Haselbert in Las Vegas.

In 1990, Rod Stewart married New Zealand model Rachel Hunter in Beverly Hills, Calif.

In 1992, Mariah Carey led the list of American Music Award nominees, with six nominations. Michael Jackson and Kris Kross each received five.

In 1993, Whitney Houston received eight nominations, and Janet Jackson five, for the American Music Awards.

Also in 1993, a former maid for Michael Jackson gave a sworn deposition in the investigation into allegations the pop star molested a teenage boy. The maid had previously told TV interviewers that Jackson kept a secret hideaway apartment where he took boys. She also claimed she'd seen him naked in showers and in hot tubs with boys.

In 1998, Rick James told reporters the stroke he'd suffered a month earlier might've been a message from God to get his life in order. At that point in time, James had been hospitalized for more than a month at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.


Topping the charts on this date:

Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford (1955), Dominique - The Singing Nun (1963), Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone (1971), Babe - Styx (1979).


Today's musical quiz:

Cindy Birdsong was not one of the original Supremes. How did she end up in the group? Answer: Birdsong replaced Florence Ballard after she left the Supremes in 1967.

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(Dec. 16)

Today's birthdays include Jim Glaser of the Glaser Brothers, who was born in 1937 (age 65); Hollies guitarist Anthony Hicks in 1945 (age 57); Benny Andersson of ABBA in 1946 (age 56); and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons in 1949 (age 53).


Today's musical milestones:

In 1966, Jimi Hendrix's first single, "Hey Joe," was released. It was a top-10 hit in Britain, but failed to chart in the United States.

In 1971, Don McLean's "American Pie" was released.

In 1972, on an anti-war mission, folk singer Joan Baez arrived in Hanoi simultaneously with American B-52s, which bombed the North Vietnamese capital city.

In 1974, Ian Hunter quit Mott the Hoople, causing the group to split up.

In 1977, the movie "Saturday Night Fever" opened nationwide.

In 1983, Pete Townshend was quoted in the London Sun as saying The Who had broken up. The band had never recovered from the death of Keith Moon five years earlier.

Also in 1983, members of Iron Maiden and Def Leppard played each other in a heavy-metal SOCCER match. No word on who won.

In 1984, ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill was accidentally shot in the stomach when the derringer he carried in his boot went off as his girlfriend helped him take off the boot. He recovered after surgery.

In 1991, Chubby Checker sued McDonald's Canada for $17 million, accusing the fast-food giant of using a sound-alike version of "The Twist" in an ad campaign.

In 1992, a Pittsburgh nightclub owner canceled a concert by rapper Ice-T after off-duty police refused to work security at the show. Ice-T had angered law enforcement officials with his tune "Cop Killer."

Also in 1992, Vanilla Ice was sued by a former limo driver who said the rapper ordered two bodyguards to beat him up.

In 1995, Michael Jackson flew to EuroDisney near Paris only days after being released from the hospital, where he'd spent six days after collapsing during a rehearsal for an HBO concert.

In 1996, a Lou Harris poll found country artist Reba McEntire had replaced Frank Sinatra as America's favorite music star. Also on that list -- Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, the Beatles, George Strait, Alabama, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, the Statler Brothers and the Rolling Stones.

In 1997, Nicolette Larson died at UCLA Medical Center of brain edema. She was 45.

Also in 1997, Carl Perkins suffered what his family described as a "severe" stroke.

And in 1997, Bobby Brown settled a lawsuit brought against him by a New York City woman who paid his brother to arrange a concert by Brown in her native Trinidad. The show was never held and Brown's brother refused to return her phone calls or the money she'd paid him.

In 2000, a Los Angeles radio station was forced to issue an apology after Cedric Hailey -- K-Ci of the soul-pop duo K-Ci & JoJo -- allegedly pulling down his boxer shorts and displayed his private parts on stage during a holiday concert attended by families with small children.


Topping the charts on this date:

Big Girls Don't Cry - The 4 Seasons (1962), The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson and The Miracles (1970), You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond (1978), The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby and The Range (1986).


Today's musical quiz:

An episode of the 1980s medical drama "St. Elsewhere" featured a dream sequence that took the form of a ZZ Top music video. Can you name the tune? Answer: 1984's "Legs."

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(Dec. 17)

Today's birthdays include actor/singer Tommy Steele, who was born in 1936 (age 66); Art Neville, one of the Neville Brothers, in 1937 (age 65); the late Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations was born in 1939; the late Paul Butterfield was born in 1942; Raspberries drummer Jim Bonfanti in 1949 (age 53); Wanda Hutchinson of the Emotions in 1951 (age 51); R.E.M.'s Michael Mills in 1958 (age 44); and Bananarama's Sarah Dallin in 1961 (age 41).


Today's musical milestones:

In 1955, Carl Perkins wrote "Blue Suede Shoes."

In 1957, Bobby Helms' "Jingle Bell Rock" entered the charts for the first time.

In 1962, the Beatles made its British TV debut on "People and Places." The group performed "Love Me Do," which had just become the Fab Four's first U.K. Top-20 single.

In 1966, the Royal Guardsmen released "Snoopy Versus the Red Baron."

In 1970, the Beach Boys performed for Princess Margaret at London's Royal Albert Hall.

In 1971, David Bowie's "Hunky Dory," his first U.S. album, was released.

In 1973, Fleetwood Mac manager Clifford Davis fielded a bogus band under the "Fleetwood Mac" name, prompting the REAL members of Mick Fleetwood's group to sue. They won.

In 1975, "Hound Dog" Taylor died at age 59.

In 1977, Elvis Costello performed on "Saturday Night Live," substituting for the Sex Pistols, who'd failed to show up. It was Costello's first U.S. television appearance.

In 1982, The Who played the band's last show, in Toronto, on what members of the group said was their last tour.

In 1991, C&C Music Factory and Color Me Badd each received six nominations to lead the list of American Music Award nominees.

Also in 1991, rock 'n' roll pioneer Alan Freed received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

And in 1991, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati threw out the six-year prison sentence given a man convicted of stalking and threatening to kill pop singer Debbie Gibson. The judges said the sentence was longer than federal guidelines allowed.

In 1992, Barbra Streisand signed a new record and movie deal with Sony. The agreement was estimated to be worth about $60 million.

Also in 1992, Paul McCartney and ABC said they were near a deal that'd have the TV network airing two McCartney specials.

And in 1992, Ice-T invited "honest" cops in Bloomington, Ill., to his Christmas concert. Police officers were angry because some had to work security at the show and didn't get the day off. But they also weren't impressed with the offer from the rapper, whose songs included one titled "Cop Killer."

In 1993, a St. Louis radio station dropped Michael Jackson from its playlist, saying music by the pop star and alleged child molester was "inappropriate" considering the holiday season.

In 1994, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora married actress Heather Locklear, the ex-wife of Motley Crue's Tommy Lee, who'd marry "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson two months later.

Also in 1994, Canadian singer Celine Dion married manager Rene Angelil in Montreal.

In 1996, Virgin Records announced it was making more copies of the Smashing Pumpkins CD boxed set "The Aeroplane Flies High" after demand exceeded supply.

In 1998, "Too Close" by Next was named the No. 1 single of the year, while the "Titanic" soundtrack won for top album and Usher named top artist, at the 1998 Billboard Music Awards.

Also in 1998, rapper Michael "Mystikal" Tyler was arrested on drug and weapons possession charges in Kenner, La. He later said the police had stopped him because he was driving a "flashy" car and that the joint he supposedly was smoking was actually in the car's ashtray.


Topping the charts on this date:

Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes (1961), Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - Steam

(1969), You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone (1977), Broken Wings - Mr. Mister (1988).

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Today's musical quiz:

In the annals of music history, what's "Blue Suede Shoes" claim to fame? Answer: The Carl Perkins-penned tune was the first song EVER to top the R&B, country and Top-40 charts.

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(Dec. 18)

Today's birthdays include Animals bassist Bryan "Chas" Chandler, who was born in 1938 (age 64); Sam Andrew, guitarist with Big Brother and the Holding Company, in 1941 (age 61); Rolling Stone Keith Richards in 1943 (age 59); Cars guitarist Elliot Easton in 1953 (age 49); former White Lion drummer Greg D'Angelo, who was a founding member of the heavy metal group Anthrax, in 1963 (age 39); and Christina Aguilera in 1980 (age 22).


Today's musical milestones:

In 1964, hundreds of distraught fans converged on a Chicago funeral home for the funeral of Sam Cooke, who'd been shot to death a week earlier in Los Angeles.

In 1965, Stevie Wonder's "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" entered the charts.

In 1969, Tiny Tim married Miss Vicky on "The Tonight Show." He was 44, she 17. The marriage didn't last.

In 1970, the Beatles released a Christmas album for their fan club titled "From Them To Us."

In 1971, Jerry Lee Lewis and his wife, Myra -- who was also his cousin -- were divorced. Their 1958 wedding -- when she was just 13 years old -- caused a scandal, when in fact the only thing illegal about the marriage was the fact that Lewis was not yet divorced from his previous wife when they wed.

In 1975, Rod Stewart announced he was leaving Faces. The group would later break up.

In 1976, the Eagles released "New Kid In Town."

In 1981, Rod Stewart headlined a concert at the Los Angeles Forum that was broadcast live around the world. Also on the bill -- Tina Turner.

Also in 1981, Sting badly cut his hand when he put it through a window during the filming of "Brimstone and Treacle."

In 1983, on his 40th birthday, Keith Richards married girlfriend Patti Hansen in Mexico. His best man was Mick Jagger.

In 1986, a Houston judge said while heavy metal music glorifying violence was "filth," it was not responsible for the conduct of a 16-year-old who shot and killed her mother after a fight over a knitting needle.

In 1991, Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler rescued his wife, baby daughter and pet cat from their burning home in the Boston suburb of Marshfield Hills, Mass. No one was hurt.

In 1993, the baby daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown suffered minor burns on an arm after she knocked down her nanny's curling iron.

In 1995, fire swept the first floor of Kenny G's Los Angeles mansion. No one was hurt. Officials said the fire's cause was accidental.

In 1996, Alanis Morissette was named Billboard's top pop artist of 1996 and her debut album, "Jagged Little Pill," the No. 1 album of the year. The top single of the year was "Macarena" by Los del Rios.

Also in 1996, Madonna told reporters in London that she expected to be nominated for an Oscar for her role in "Evita." She wasn't.

In 1998, a federal judge ordered former Temptation Dennis Edwards to stop performing under the group's name.


Topping the charts on this date:

Are You Lonesome To-night? - Elvis Presley (1960), I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (1968), Tonight's the Night (Gonna be Alright) - Rod Stewart (1976), Out of Touch - Daryl Hall and John Oates (1984).


Today's musical quiz:

He was Jimi Hendrix's manager. Who? Answer: Animals bassist Bryan "Chas" Chandler.

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(Dec. 19)

Today's birthdays include French singer Edith Piaf born in Paris in 1915; country singer "Little" Jimmy Dickens, who was born in 1920 (age 82); the late Phil Ochs was born in 1940; Maurice White, lead vocalist with Earth Wind and Fire, in 1941 (age 61); Alvin Lee of 10 Years After and Lovin' Spoonful's Zalman Yanovsky, both in 1944 (age 58); John McEuan of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1945 (age 57); and country's Janie Fricke in 1952 (age 50).


Today's musical milestones:

In 1955, Carl Perkins recorded his original version of "Blue Suede Shoes" at Sun Studios in Memphis.

In 1962, the Tamla-Motown show -- featuring the Supremes, the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, and the Contours -- opened for a 10-day run at New York's Apollo Theater.

In 1964, Petula Clark's "Downtown" entered the singles charts.

In 1969, Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger was arrested for possession of marijuana in London. He was fined 200 pounds and released.

In 1980, Dolly Parton's first movie "9 to 5" opened nationwide. She won a Grammy Award for the title song.

In 1981, the final show of the Rolling Stones tour was broadcast live and nationwide on cable TV.

In 1985, country singer Johnny Paycheck of "Take That Job and Shove It" fame shot and wounded a man at a Hillsboro, Ohio, tavern after the man asked him if he'd ever eaten turtle meat.

In 1986, a Los Angeles judge threw out a lawsuit that claimed Ozzy Osbourne's "Satanic" heavy metal music drove a troubled 19-year-old man to suicide. The judge said that censuring Osbourne would inhibit freedom of speech.

Also in 1986, Ringo Starr was ordered to pay his ex-wife Maureen $98,000 a year in alimony, a more than 50-percent increase.

And in 1986, a daughter, Jinnarie, was born to Bobby Womack and wife Regina.

In 1994, Aerosmith ended its 18-month-long world tour in the band's hometown of Boston.

In 1995, the ex-wife of Jermaine Jackson told NBC's "Leeza" her former husband was a deadbeat dad who tried to get out of paying child support by denying he fathered her two kids. Jackson later denied her claims on "Entertainment Tonight."

In 1996, The Artist Formerly Known As Prince confirmed on NBC's "Today" show that his first child had been born two months earlier with some kind of problem, but refused to elaborate. In fact, the boy had been born Oct. 16, 1996, with a fatal birth defect and died a week later.

Also in 1996, a spokeswoman for the Rolling Stones denied London newspaper reports that the Stones were planning a U.S. tour the summer of '97. It turned out the paper was more-or-less right, and the "Bridges to Babylon" tour kicked off Sept. 23, 1997, in Chicago.

And in 1996, Michael Jackson made a personal appearance at the Tokyo premiere of his 35-minute music video "Ghosts," triggering mass hysteria among Japanese fans.

And in 1996, Showtime said it was making into a cable-TV movie Elvis Presley's impromptu meeting Dec. 21, 1970, with President Nixon at the White House, to be titled "Elvis Meets Nixon."

In 1997, Elton John's tribute to Princess Diana, "Candle in the Wind 1997," was the top single and the Spice Girls' debut album "Spice" the No. 1 album in the 1997 year-end Billboard charts. It marked the first time John had topped the year-end singles chart and the first time a "girl group" had a top album of the year.

Also in 1997, Oprah Winfrey aired part two of her interview with Paul McCartney.

And in 1997, B.B. King performed at the Vatican Christmas Concert. He presented Pope John Paul II with one of his signature Gibson Lucille model guitars.

In 1999, members of the Goo Goo Dolls were uninjured when their plane skidded off a runway in Sicily during a rainstorm. The band had just wrapped up a holiday tour for U.S. military personnel at bases in Europe.

In 2000, Roebuck "Pops" Staples, the patriarch of the legendary Staple Singers, died of a heart attack at his home in Chicago. He was 85.

Also in 2000, Candie's announced it had signed the members of Destiny's Child to appear in ads promoting the company's brand of shoes.


Topping the charts on this date:

Heartaches by the Number - Guy Mitchell (1959), Daydream Believer - The Monkees (1967), Fly, Robin Fly - Silver Convention (1975), Say Say Say - Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson (1983).


Today's musical quiz:

What's "Little" Jimmy Dickens' nickname? Answer: "Tater." His biggest hit song was 1965's "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose."

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(Dec. 20)

Today's birthdays include Blood Sweat and Tears drummer Bobby Colomby, who was born in 1944 (age 58); Peter Criss of Kiss in 1947 (age 55); and "Little" Stevie Wright of the Easybeats in 1948 (age 54); Anita Ward and Billy Bragg, both in 1957 (age 45); and Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes in 1966 (age 36).


Today's musical milestones:

In 1932, Al Jolson, the most famous singer of his day, recorded one of his biggest hits, "April Showers."

In 1952, Elvis Presley sang "Old Shep" at a Christmas Party at his high school in Memphis.

In 1957, Elvis Presley received his draft notice while home at Graceland for the Christmas holidays.

In 1966, Johnny Horton's "Battle of New Orleans" was certified gold seven years after its release.

In 1967, Ian Anderson and bassist Glen Cornick left the John Evan Band to form Jethro Tull. Evan would later join Tull as a keyboardist.

Also in 1967, the Hollies' "He Ain't Heavy (He's My Brother)" was released.

In 1973, Bobby Darin died in a Los Angeles hospital while undergoing a second heart operation. He was 37.

In 1975, Joe Walsh replaced Bernie Leadon on lead guitar for the Eagles.

Also in 1975, Paul Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" was released. It would top the charts for three weeks in February of 1976.

In 1981, "Dreamgirls" opened on Broadway. The show was based on the story of Diana Ross and the Supremes.

In 1986, more trouble for Boy George when he, his friend Mark Golding, and another man were arrested on suspicion of drug possession. Golding died the next day, an apparent victim of a methadone overdose.

Also in 1986, Randy Travis joined the Grand Ole Opry.

In 1991, Boston Pops conductor John Williams announced he would retire after the 1993 season.

In 1993, the NAACP blasted the media coverage of Michael Jackson's child molestation allegations as "excessive."

In 1996, "Evita" -- starring Madonna as Argentina's legendary first lady Eva Peron -- premiered in Italy. But Madonna angered the VIPs in the audience by showing up more than an hour late. Her publicist later said that her bodyguards wanted to make sure everything was secure.

In 1999, county music singer Hank Snow died at home in Madison, Tenn. He was 85.

In 2000, Frank Zappa's oldest son, Dweezil, released a cover of the song "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" on his new album "Automatic," with his brother Ahmet singing the vocals.


Topping the charts on this date:

To Know Him, is to Love Him - The Teddy Bears (1958), Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band (1966), Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas (1974), Maneater - Daryl Hall and John Oates (1982_.


Today's musical quiz:

In what branch of the U.S. military did Elvis Presley serve, and where was he based? Answer: Presley did his stint in the Army, based in Germany. He had achieved the rank of sergeant when he was discharged in 1960.

Topics: Al Jolson, Alan Freed, Alanis Morissette, B.B. King, Barbra Streisand, Benny Andersson, Berry Gordy, Bette Midler, Billy Preston, Bobby Brown, Boy George, Celine Dion, Charlie Rich, Chris Robinson, Christina Aguilera, Daryl Hall, Dave Clark, Debbie Gibson, Debby Boone, Diana Ross, Dinah Washington, Eddie Kendricks, Edith Piaf, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Ernie Ford, Florence Ballard, Frank Sinatra, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Gloria Estefan, Heather Locklear, Ian Anderson, Ian Hunter, Janet Jackson, Janis Joplin, Jeff Beck, Jermaine Jackson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joan Baez, John Lennon, John Oates, John Paul, John Paul II, John Williams, Keith Moon, Keith Richards, Kenny Rogers, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, Matt Lattanzi, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Mike Scott, Mikhail Gorbachev, Neil Diamond, Nicolette Larson, Oprah Winfrey, Pamela Anderson, Patti Labelle, Pete Townshend, Princess Margaret, Rachel Hunter, Randy Travis, Reba McEntire, Richie Sambora, Rick James, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson, Steven Tyler, Ted Nugent, Tina Turner, Tommy James, Tommy Lee Jones, Tommy Steele, Vince Gill, Whitney Houston, Yoko Ono
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