This Day in Music History — December 3

1948 : Ozzy Osbourne is born John Michael Osbourne in Birmingham, England. He would become the lead singer of Black Sabbath.

1964 : The animated TV special “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” debuts on CBS, with Burl Ives as the voice of Sam the Snowman. The special is based on the 1949 song, which has become a perennial favorite.

Ray Charles1966 : Having been convicted of heroin and marijuana possession, Ray Charles is given a five-year suspended sentence and fined $10,000.

1976 : Bob Marley is shot in the upper arm when intruders storm his house in Kingston, Jamaica attempting to assassinate the singer. The attack was motivated by politics, as elections in Jamaica were days away and Marley was seen as supporting the ruling party. Marley made a full recovery and never had the bullet removed, as he was told that the operation could cause him to lose movement in his fingers.

1994 : Adam Sandler performs “The Chanukah Song” on the Weekend Update segment of Saturday Night Live, enlightening us to the fact that Harrison Ford, Paul Newman and David Lee Roth (among many others) are, in fact, Jewish. Released as a single the following year, the would reach #10 US and become a seasonal favorite.

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‘The Osbournes’ Is Returning to TV

On Tuesday’s episode of CBS’ The Talk, Sharon Osbourne announced that the family’s iconic reality show will be returning to television soon.

The Osbournes aired from 2002 to 2005 and even won an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program. It’s widely credited for kicking off a whole new wave of unscripted series that document private lives.

The Art of McCartney

Due Nov. 18, the Paul McCartney tribute album ‘The Art of McCartney’ collects more than 40 covers of songs originally recorded by the former Beatle.

The box set has covers from nearly 40 artists including Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Phil Collins, Chris Martin, Nick Cave, Dave Grohl, Florence Welch, Paul Weller and Ozzy Osbourne. Listen to a few of the cuts below.

The set, available for pre-order now, will be offered in a variety of configurations, including a deluxe box, triple-gatefold vinyl, CD and digital.