This Day in Music History — December 12

1915 : Frank Sinatra is born Francis Albert Sinatra in Hoboken, New Jersey.

1974 : Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor leaves the band. Ron Wood will eventually replace him after several candidates are auditioned.

1980 : Four days after John Lennon’s murder, thousands of marchers make their way from down Fifth Avenue to the Dakota Building, where he lived and was killed.

1998 : Luciano Pavarotti becomes the first classical musician to perform on Saturday Night Live when he sings ”Adeste Fideles” with Vanessa Williams.

2007 : Ike Turner dies of a cocaine overdose in San Marcos, California, at age 76. He was also struggling with emphysema and cardiovascular disease.