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Pink releases album 'Funhouse'

Funhouse is the fifth studio album by American singer and songwriter Pink, released by LaFace Records. Singles from the album include the international number-one single "So What", "Sober", "Please Don't Leave Me", "Funhouse", "I Don't Believe You", and "Glitter in the Air".

Sting goes to #1 on the UK album chart with 'Nothing Like The Sun'

In the UK, the album debuted and peaked at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart. In the 2nd week, the album dropped to number 3. It spent a total of 42 weeks on the chart. The album was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of over 300,000 copies in the UK. To date, the album has sold over 18 million copies worldwide.

John Lennon releases song '(Just Like) Starting Over'

(Just Like) Starting Over" is a song written and performed by John Lennon from the 1980 album, Double Fantasy. It was released with Yoko Ono's "Kiss Kiss Kiss" as the B-side. It was Lennon's last single released in his lifetime. Billboard Magazine ranked it as the 62nd biggest song of all time on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Don McLean releases an album 'American Pie'

American Pie is the second studio album by the American singer-songwriter Don McLean, released by United Artists Records. The folk/rock album reached number 1 on the Billboard 200, containing the chart-topping singles "American Pie" and "Vincent." The LP is dedicated to Buddy Holly, and was reissued in 1980 minus the track "Sister Fatima".

Bob Dylan records 'The Times They Are A-Changin'

"The Times They Are a-Changin'" is a song written by Bob Dylan and released as the title track of his 1964 album of the same name. Dylan wrote the song as a deliberate attempt to create an anthem of change for the time, influenced by Irish and Scottish ballads. Released as a 45-rpm it reached number 9 in the British top 10.

James Brown records legendary 'Live At The Apollo' album

Live at the Apollo is a live album by James Brown and the Famous Flames, recorded at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. In 2003, the album was ranked number 25 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2004, it was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.

Harry Houdini's last performance

Harry Houdini was 52 years old when he performed before a full house of spectators in Detroit. In that time, Houdini was suffering a 104-degree temperature and cold sweats. Almost the moment the curtain closed, Houdini collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital. A week later, he died on Halloween night.

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