Rock N Roll History December 1
This would have been an awesome show to see. In 1957, The Ed Sullivan Show showcased three huge young acts. Singing "Peggy Sue", Buddy Holly and The Crickets. Sam Cooke sang "You Send Me" - don't you love the end scene of the movie "The Holiday" with Cameron Diaz and Jude Law dancing to that song? And The Rays performed their biggest hit "Silhouettes". What a night of super talent and songs that have gone on to be classics.
In 1972, "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon was released. The song caused a lot of controversy over the years with everyone wondering who the song was about. Was it Carly's ex, James Taylor? Cat Stevens? Ex-relationship partner Kris Kristofferson? At one point Carly revealed that the second verse is about Warren Beatty. Great song, no matter who it is about.
And in 1975, The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler, celebrated her 30th birthday by undergoing an emergency appendectomy.