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This Day in Music History

Dec. 30 has been a busy day in music history.

1. According to Weather.com, the forecast for Ellington and Somers calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 45 degrees. During the overnight hours, there will be showers with a low of 36 degrees. 

2. It seems that Dec. 30 has been a pretty busy day in music history throughout the years. For your trivial enjoyment, here are some music-related facts.
 

3. A few interesting facts include:

In 1942, Frank Sinatra opened at New York’s Paramount Theatre for what was scheduled to be a four-week engagement. An estimated 400 police officers were called out to help curb the excitement. Sinatra was dubbed fhe Sultan of Swoon, the Voice that Thrills Millions, and just The Voice. It is said that this was the start of modern pop hysteria.

In 1969, Peter, Paul and Mary received a gold record for the single "Leaving On a Jet Plane," which had gone to the No. 1 spot on Dec. 20.

In 1970, Paul McCartney sued the other three Beatles to dissolve the partnership and gain control of his interest. The suit touched off a bitter feud between McCartney and the others, especially John Lennon.
 

4. Music-related birthdays on this day in history include:
 

1928 - Bo Diddley

1939 - Del Shannon

1945 - Davy Jones of the Monkees

1946 - Patti Smith

1947 - Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra
 

5. Here's a list of top songs from this day in history:
 

2010 – “Firework” by Katy Perry

2005 – “Don't Forget About Us” by Mariah Carey

2000 – “Independent Women Part I” by Destiny's Child

1995 – “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men

1990 – “Justify My Love” by Madonna

1985 – “Say You, Say Me” by Lionel Richie

1980 – “(Just Like) Starting Over” by John Lennon

1975 – “Saturday Night” by The Bay City Rollers

1970 – “My Sweet Lord/Isn't It a Pity” by George Harrison

1965 – “The Sounds of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel

1960 – “Are You Lonesome Tonight” by Elvis Presley

1955 – “Sixteen Tons” by Tennessee Ernie Ford

1950 – “The Tennessee Waltz” by Patti Page

1945 – “Chickery Chick” by Sammy Kaye

1940 – “Frenesi” by Artie Shaw

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