This Day in Music

2000 - Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga.

2000 - Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga.

1999 - Doug Sahm, the rock guitarist known as ""Sir Doug,"" dies in Taos, N.M. He is 58. Although he only had one big hit, ""She's About A Mover"" in 1965, he followed it with a long recording career, appearing on albums by the Grateful Dead and Willie Nelson and bringing such stars as Bob Dylan and Dr. John to his own recording sessions.

1997 - An AC/DC five-CD boxed set, ""Bonfire,"" is released in the U.S. The set is intended as an honor to the band's original singer Bon Scott. ""Bonfire"" comes as a bonus to hard-core fans because it is the first time any of the act's work with Scott has been released since his death on Feb. 19, 1980.

1997 - John Denver's last recording, ""The Unplugged Collection,"" is released in the U.S. The album features versions of such well-known Denver compositions as ""Annie's Song,"" ""Rocky Mountain High,"" and ""Take Me Home, Country Roads.""

1994 - Cab Calloway dies in a Delaware nursing home. He is 86. The big band leader never recovered from a stroke he suffered June 12 at his home. He is probably best known for his trademark ""hi-de-ho"" song ""Minnie the Moocher."" He was also featured in the movie ""The Blues Brothers."" In October he was honored at a White House ceremony by President Clinton for his contribution to the arts.

1990 - Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones marries model-actress Jerry Hall in Bali, Indonesia. The couple has two children and has been together for 12 years. In 1999, the couple's union is dissolved after allegations that Jagger fathered a child by Brazilian model Luciana Morad.

1987 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""Mony Mony,"" Billy Idol. Idol's version of the song reaches the top of the charts 13 years after Tommy James and the Shondells make it a hit.

1973 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""Photograph,"" Ringo Starr. The song is written by Starr and former Beatle mate George Harrison.

1963 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""I'm Leaving It Up to You,"" Dale and Grace.

1960 - Kim Wilde is born in Chiswick, England, the daughter of singer Marty Wilde. Her biggest hit is ""You Keep Me Hangin' On,"" a No. 1 song in 1987.

1956 - Fats Domino sings ""Blueberry Hill"" on TV's ""Ed Sullivan Show.""

1936 - Doo-wop singer Hank Ballard is born in Detroit.

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