Music History for
1717 - Composer Georg Matthias Monn was born.
1627 - Composer Johann Caspar Kerll was born. (also referred to as Johann Kaspar Kerll)
1939 - Marian Anderson performed at the Lincoln Memorial in
Washington, DC. She had been denied the use of Constitution
Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
1940 - Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded "Six Lessons from
Madame La Zonga."
1958 - Buddy Holly's Fender Stratocaster was stolen in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The replacement guitar was also stolen later the same month.
1965 - Bruce Johnston joined the Beach Boys as the permanent
replacement for Brian Wilson.
1965 - The Rolling Stones made their first live appearance on British TV's "Ready Steady Go!"
1966 - Jeff Beck collapsed onstage during a Yardbirds concert in France.
1970 -Paul McCartneyquit the Beatles.
1971 - The Elton John album "11-17-70" was released.
1973 - Paul McCartney and Wings released the song "My Love" in the U.S.
Today in Beatles History
1976 - Phil Ochs committed suicide at the age of 35.
1977 - Shaun Cassidy performed "Da Doo Ron Ron" on "American Bandstand."
Today in American Bandstand History
1981 - The Sam Goody record chain and a top company executive were convicted of trafficking pirated tapes.
1983 - Dave Mustaine played his last show with Metallica. He was fired from the band two days later.
1988 - Dave Prater (Sam & Dave) died in a car accident.
1990 - Billy Idol released the single "Cradle of Love."
1997 - A&M Records issued a press release stating that the members of Soundgarden have mutually and amicably decided to disband.
1998 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded Michael Jackson $2.7 million in damages in a defamation-of-character suit against Victor Gutierrez of the TV show Hard Copy.
Today in Michael Jackson History
1999 - Faith Hill began her first solo tour "Faith Hill's This Kiss Tour" in Minneapolis, MN.
2002 - Eminem agreed to pay $100,000 minus attorney's fees to a man who had filed a civil lawsuit against him for allegedly hitting him in the head and face with an unloaded handgun. The man, John Guerra, had kissed Eminem's wife Kim.
2007 - The iTunes Music Store reached 2.5 billion songs sold.
2007 - Apple announced it had sold its one-hundred millionth iPod.