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Today in Music History - Nov. 3

Today in Music History for Nov. 3: In 1936, harpist Judy Loman was born in Goshen, Ind.. She moved to Toronto in 1957, and two years later became the principal harp of the Toronto Symphony orchestra.

Today in Music History - Nov. 2

Today in Music History for Nov. 2: In 1926, country star Charlie Walker was born in Copeville, Texas. He became a popular disc jockey in Texas as he built a career as a honky-tonk singer.

Today in Music History - Nov. 1

Today in Music History for Nov. 1: In 1847, Emma Albani, the first Canadian singer to distinguish herself in the international world of opera, was born in Chambly, Que.

Today in Music History - Oct. 31

Today in Music History for Oct. 31: In 1937, folksinger Tom Paxton was born in Chicago. He was part of the early-1960s folk revival that also saw the emergence of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.

Today in Music History - Oct. 30

Today in Music History for Oct. 30: In 1908, Patsy Montana, the first woman in country music to have a million-selling record, was born in Hot Springs, Ark. She accomplished the feat with her 1935 recording of "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart.

Today in Music History - Oct. 29

Today in Music History for Oct. 29: In 1787, Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni" premiered at the Tyl Theatre in Prague.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 28

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 28: Jazz singer Cleo Laine is 90. Actress Joan Plowright is 88. Country singer Mitchell Torok is 88. Country musician Charlie Daniels is 81. Player/coach Basketball Hall-of-Famer Lenny Wilkens is 80.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 27

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 27: Actress Nanette Fabray is 97. Quebec singer-songwriter Gilles Vigneault is 89. Actor-comedian John Cleese is 78. Country songwriter-singer Dallas Frazier is 78. Author Maxine Hong Kingston is 77.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 26

Celebrity Birthdays for is Oct. 26: Actress Shelley Morrison ("Will and Grace") is 81. Actress Jaclyn Smith ("Charlie's Angels") is 72. "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak is 71. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is 70.

Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 25

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 25: Actress Marion Ross is 89. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bob Knight is 77. Singer Helen Reddy is 76. Author Anne Tyler is 76. Roy Lynes, organist and vocalist with Status Quo, is 74. Singer Jon Anderson (Yes) is 73.