Music History for

April 3


1889 - Composer Grigoras Dinicu was born.

1895 - Composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco was born.

1955 - Fred Astaire appeared on television for the first time on "The Toast of the Town" with Ed Sullivan.

1956 - Elvis Presley performed on "The Milton Berle Show." The show was broadcast live from the aircraft carrier USS Hancock. Elvis played the songs "Heartbreak Hotel," "Money, Honey," and "Blue Suede Shoes."
Today in Elvis History

1959 - The BBC banned the Coasters song "Charlie Brown" because of the word "spitball." Two weeks later the BBC changed its position on the song.

1960 - The Everly Brothers made their British concert debut.

1965 - "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs was released.

1969 - Jim Morrison was arrested by the FBI for interstate flight, which stemmed from obscenity charges after a Miami concert.

1975 - Steve Miller was charged with setting fire to the clothes and personal effects of a friend, Benita DiOrio, and resisting arrest. The charges were dropped the next day.

1978 - Cher's TV special with guest Rod Stewart aired on ABC.

1989 - Pepsi dismissed Madonna as a spokesperson after her "Like a Prayer" video was called "blasphemous" by the Vatican.

1996 - MC Hammer filed for bankruptcy.

1998 - Dave Navarro left the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

2008 - Apple became the number one music seller in the United States.