2006 - James Brown, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and dancer who indelibly transformed 20th-century music, dies in Atlanta of congestive heart failure after being hospitalized for pneumonia. He i

2006 - James Brown, the singer, songwriter, bandleader and dancer who indelibly transformed 20th-century music, dies in Atlanta of congestive heart failure after being hospitalized for pneumonia. He is 73.

1999 - Sawyer Brown singer Mark Miller hosts cable channel Shop At Home's "Hope for the Holidays" initiative benefiting St. Jude's Children's Hospital. All proceeds from all merchandise sold on the channel for the day go to St. Jude's. Miller contributes an acoustic, self-accompanied performance of "Oh What a Night in Bethlehem," from the group's Christmas album, "Hallelujah He Is Born."

1998 - Bryan MacLean, guitarist and singer of folk-rock group Love, dies in Los Angeles of an apparent heart attack. He is 52. Love was one of the seminal bands of the '60s Sunset Strip club scene in L.A., along with the Doors, the Byrds, and Buffalo Springfield.

1995 - Mariah Carey's ``Daydream'' takes Billboard's No. 1 position on the charts.

1978 - Public Image Ltd. makes its debut performance at the Rainbow Theatre in London.

1977 - Harlem's Apollo Theater re-opens.

1957 - Shane McGowan of the Pogues is born in Kent, England.

1954 - Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics is born in Aberdeen, Scotland.

1948 - Country music singer Barbara Mandrell is born in Houston. She appears with her sisters in the ``Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters'' TV show from 1980-82. Her No. 1 country singles include ``Sleeping Single in a Double Bed'' and ``I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool.'' The Country Music Association names her Entertainer of the Year in 1980 and 1981.

1946 - Country rocker Jimmy Buffet is born in Mobile, Ala.

1937 - O'Kelly Isley of the Isley Brothers is born in Cincinnati.

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