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1970 - George Harrison issued his single "My Sweet Lord."

1970 - Elton John earned a hit when he released his classic hit "Your Song".

1974 - John Lennon and Elton John performed a duet of "I Saw Her Standing There" at New York's Madison Square Garden. The show would be Lennon's final appearance onstage.

1979 - Beatles drummer Ringo Starr's Los Angeles home burned to the ground.

1984 - Prince's album Purple Rain scored another hit with fourth single "I Would Die 4 U."

1990 - Authorities in Los Angeles stated that Axl Rose could not be prosecuted for assault on his neighbor due to lack of evidence. Rose had been charged with hitting her over the head with a bottle.

1992 - Neil Diamond's Christmas Special debuted on HBO.



1943   Randy Newman
1949   Paul Shaffer
1962  Matt Cameron of Pearl Jam, Soundgarden

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