This Day in Music History — November 20

1947 : Eagles’s Joe Walsh; Born Joseph Fidler Walsh on Nov. 20, 1947 in Wichita Kansas.

1966 : The Kander-Ebb musical Cabaret, featuring Joel Grey and Bert Convy, opens on Broadway.

1984 : Michael Jackson is awarded a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame directly in front of Mann’s famous Chinese Theatre, creating the largest-ever crowd for such an unveiling.

2003 : Famed “Wall of Sound” producer Phil Spector is formally charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of b-movie actress Lana Clarkson at his Los Angeles home. Spector enters a plea of “not guilty.

2013 : Loretta Lynn is honored at the White House with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The singer is awarded as “one of the first successful female country music vocalists in the early 1960s, courageously breaking barriers in an industry long dominated by men.”

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