Music History for
1796 - "The Archers" by Benjamin Carr was performed in New York City.
It was the first opera written by an American composer.
1819 - Composer Franz von Suppe was born.
1863 - Composer Felix Blumenfeld was born.
1907 - Composer Miklos Rozsa was born.
1939 - Gene Autry recorded "Back in the Saddle Again."
1965 - Marian Anderson ended her 30-year singing career with a
concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
1971 - The Jackson 5, Danny Thomas and Bill Cosby were guests on Diana Ross' solo
TV special "diana."
1973 - The Neil Young movie "Journey Through the Past" debuted at
the Dallas Film Festival.
1975 - Alice Cooper's first TV special, "Welcome To My Nightmare: The Making Of A Record Album" aired.
1984 - Michael Jackson went into surgery in Los Angeles. Doctors performed scalp surgery to repair damage done after Jackson's hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial on January 27.
Today in Michael Jackson History
1985 - Liberace grossed more than $2,000,000 for his engagement at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. He broke his own record of $1.6 million.
1985 - Wham! became the first Western act to release a pop album, "Make It Big," in China.
1989 - The album "Twice Shy" was released by Great White.
1998 - Diamond Rio was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
2003 - Etta James received a star (#2,223) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.