Today in music history:
There were several significant events on this day between the years 1942 and 2011.
On this day in 1942 Alan Clarke future vocalist for The Hollies is born in Lancashire, England.
On this day in 1950 Agnetha Faltskog future vocalist for ABBA is born in Jönköping, Sweden.
On this day in 1958 the first "Greatest Hits" compilation is released, and it's by Johnny Mathis. It's a big success and the format catches on quickly. (The Mathis album stays in the Billboard 200 album chart for over 9 years, a record not broken until Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon.)
On this day in 1965 Mike McCready future lead guitarist of Pearl Jam is born in Pensacola, Florida.
On this day in 1981 Bob "The Bear" Hite lead singer for Canned Heat dies at the age of 38.
On this day in 2011 American folksinger, musician and actor Gil Robbins of The Highwaymen dies at the age of 80.