This is Music History Today for November 5. On this date:
* In 1956, Nat King Cole debuted his tv variety show, becoming the first black person to host one.
* In 2005, Link Wray passed away.
* In 2003, Bobby Hatfield of the Righteous Brothers passed away from a cocaine-induced heart attack.
* In 1974, the Eagles released the single Best of My Love.
* In 1942, one of the giants of Broadway, George M. Cohan passed away.
Born on this date:
* Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers
* Ryan Adams
* Art Garfunkel
* Ike Turner
* country legend Roy Rogers
* Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead
* Heather & Jennifer Kinley of the Kinleys
* Bryan Adams
* Gram Parsons
* Brian Wheat of Tesla
* David Moyse of Air Supply
* Mike Score of a Flock of Seagulls
* Don McDougall of the Guess Who
* Peter Hammill of Van Der Graaf Generator
* Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits
* Loleatta Holloway
* Pablo Gomez of Los Bravos