This Day in Music History
1944 : The famous bandleader (and Major in the US Army) Glenn Miller disappears when the plane taking him from England to Paris, where he's scheduled to perform, vanishes over the English Channel. Rumors of a cover up persist as the plane is never found.
1962 : Bill Wyman plays his first live gig with The Rolling Stones.
1967 : The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album is certified gold.
1969 : John Lennon makes his last stage appearance in England when he performs the Plastic Ono Band at the UNICEF "Peace For Christmas" charity concert in London. George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Keith Moon join him on stage.
1977 : The Who perform a secret concert for fan club members at London's Shepperton Studios. The show is filmed for Jeff Stein's upcoming Who documentary "The Kids Are Alright".
1988 : For his interstate car chase and numerous drug, firearms, and assault offenses, James Brown is sentenced to six and one-half years in a South Carolina prison. He would serve a little more than two.
2001 : Joe Walsh receives an honorary doctorate of music from Kent State University.
2001 : An intruder who broke into George Harrison's home and stabbed him earlier in the year is found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com