December 5 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
December 5

1945 : Five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers disappear over the Bermuda Triangle, eventually inspiring B.A. Robertson's 1980 song "Flight 19".

1955 : The BMI Annual Awards in New York City score big for R&B, with rhythm and blues songs winning a record eleven awards.

1968 : Graham Nash quits The Hollies and a few days later forms Crosby, Stills and Nash.

1975 : "Fleetwood Mac"'s second eponymous album is certified gold.

1975 : Earth, Wind and Fire's album "Gratitude" is certified gold.

1976 : Elvis Presley falls onstage at a show in Las Vegas and sprains his ankle.

2003 : Original Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore undergoes surgery to repair a subdural hematoma.

2004 : In Washington DC, Elton John receives a Kennedy Center honor.

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