Music History for

April 15


1688 - Composer Johann Friedrich Fasch was born.

1927 - Serge Koussevitsky directed the Boston Symphony in the first performance of Frederick Converse’s symphony, "Flivver Ten Million."

1966 - Buffalo Springfield were the opening act for The Byrds in San Bernadino, CA.

1967 - The Nancy and Frank Sinatra duet "Somethin' Stupid" hit #1 on the U.S. singles chart. It was the first father and daughter act to hit #1.

1969 - Archie Bell (Drells) was released from military service after a tour of Vietnam.

1982 - Billy Joel was seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident on Long Island, New York. He went to the hospital and stayed for over a month undergoing therapy on his injured hand.

1996 - In Los Angeles, CA, Rob Pilatus (Milli Vanilli) was jailed for 90 days for three violent attacks and parole violation.

1996 - In San Francisco, CA, Jerry Garcia's remaining ashes were scattered near the Golden Gate Bridge. A small portion of his ashes had been scattered in the Ganges River in India on April 4th.

1999 - Tammy Wynette's body was exhumed in an attempt to settle a dispute over how she had died.

2003 - Kelly Clarkson's debut album "Thankful" was released.

2015 - The Who began its 50th anniversary tour.

2016 - Metallica released the remastered versions of their first two albums ("Kill 'Em All" and "Ride the Lightning").