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This Day in Music History – December 2nd

1959 – Bobby Darin was the subject of the TV show “This Is Your Life.”

1967 – Jimmie Rodgers was found in his car with a fractured skull after a serious accident. He recovered from the auto accident, but his singing career ended.

1967 – David Bowie’s single “Rubber Band” was released in the U.K.

1969 – Cindy Birdsong (Supremes) was kidnapped at knifepoint. She later managed to escape her captor. The kidnapper was a maintenance man that worked in the building she lived in.

1971 – Taj Mahal played for the men on death row at Wilmington State Penitentiary.

1973 – The Who and some companions were jailed overnight for $6,000 worth of destruction they imposed on a hotel room after a show.

1973 – Bob Dylan began taking ticket requests by mail. Over 658,000 tickets were sold.

1974 – Ravi Shankar was hospitalized in Chicago after suffering chest pains. He rejoined the George Harrison Tour a week later.

1983 – MTV aired Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video for the first time.

1986 – Jerry Lewis checked into the Betty Ford Clinic to overcome a painkiller addition.

1986 – Annie Lennox (Eurythmics) ripped off her bra while performing in front of 10,000 fans in Birmingham, England.

1988 – Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Willie Nelson appeared on “Geraldo” to discuss “Sex on the Road.”

1991 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Shirelles, B.J. Thomas and Gene Pitney were owed $1.2 million in unpaid royalties.

1995 – The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that Ace of Base’s “The Sign” was the best-selling debut of all time, with 19 million copies sold.

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