Music History for

April 16


1954 - Roy Orbison attended an Elvis Presley show in Dallas, TX.
Today in Elvis History

1956 - ABC premiered the TV show "Rhythm on Parade."

1956 - Buddy Holly released his first single, "Blue Days, Black Nights."

1964 - The Rolling Stones' debut album, "The Rolling Stones" was released in the U.K.

1965 - The Hollies opened their first tour of the U.S. at the Brooklyn Paramount theater in New York.

1966 - Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves A Woman" was released.

1971 - The Rolling Stones released "Brown Sugar"in the UK. It was the first record on their own label Rolling Stones Records.

1972 - The Electric Light Orchestra played their first live show in England.

1973 - Paul McCartney starred in his first TV special, "James Paul McCartney."
Today in Beatles History

1974 - Queen held its first U.S. concert at Regis College in Denver, CO.

1983 - In Dover, NJ, Kirk Hammett played his first show with Metallica

1990 - Over 72,000 people gathered at London's Wembley Stadium for an anti-apartheid concert honoring Nelson Mandela. Mandela had recently been released from prison.

1993 - Billy Burnette announced that he was leaving Fleetwood Mac to concentrate on recording country music.

1996 - KISS announced a reunion tour with makeup.

1999 - Shania Twain became the first woman to be named as songwriter/artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

2002 - Sony Music Entertainment filed a complaint against the Dixie Chicks for breach of contract. Sony argued that they would lose $100 millino if the Dixie Chicks did not provide the five remaining albums on their contract.

2015 - In Garland, TX, Lady Antebellum's tour bus caught on fire. None of the four people aboard were injured.

2016 - Axl Rose was confirmed as the replacement singer for AC/DC. Brian Jonhson had left the band due to a potentially career-ending hearing problem.