DECEMBER 10: The Daily Flashback
1927: “The Grand Ole Opry” (formerly “WSM Barn Dance”) made its first radio broadcast in Nashville.
1930: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra recorded “Mood Indigo.”
1949: At his first recording session at Cosimo Matassa’s J&M Studios in New Orleans, Fats Domino recorded his debut single, “Detroit City Blues” backed with “The Fat Man.”
1953: The first issue of Hugh Hefner magazine Playboy is published with Marilyn Monroe on the cover.
1964: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the youngest person to receive the award.
1965: The Grateful Dead played their first concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.
1966: The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” hit No. 1.
1973: CBGB opened on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
1976: Wings’ Wings over America album was released.
1984: The all-star Band Aid’s single “Do They Know It’s Christmas” was released in the U.S.
1985: Chuck Negron was fired from Three Dog Night by the band’s other singers, Danny Hutton and Cory Wells.
1990: The first Billboard Music Awards took place. Janet Jackson was the big winner, taking home eight trophies.
2005: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were married in a private ceremony at their Oklahoma home.
2007: Led Zeppelin played a one-off show at the O2 Arena in London, the biggest reunion in rock history. John Bonham’s son, Jason, played drums at the show.
2010: Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics for his song “The Times They Are a-Changin” sold at auction for $422,500.
2015: Janis Joplin’s psychedelic-painted Porsche sold for $1.76 million at auction.
2016: Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. Dylan did not attend the ceremony, and the award was accepted on his behalf by Patti Smith.
1822: Cesar Franck
1830: Emily Dickinson
1908: Olivier Messiaen
1926: Guitar Slim
1941: Chad Stuart
1951: Johnny Rodriguez
1952: Susan Dey
1965: J Mascis
1974: Meg White
1980: Sarah Chang
1967: Otis Redding
1996: Faron Young
1999: Rick Danko