This Day in Music History — December 15

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.

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.

1979 : Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall (part II)” goes to #1 on the UK singles chart.

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.

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