Music History for
1623 - Composer Jan Adam Reincken was born.
1772 - Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle wrote "La Marseillaise." It
is the national anthem of France.
1953 - Leontyne Price sang Sauguet's "La Voyante" at the Metropolitan
1965 - The Rolling Stones began their third North American tour
with a show at the Forum in Montreal.
1971 - The Rolling Stones album "Sticky Fingers" was released. It was the band's first release on the band's newly-formed label, Rolling Stones Records.
1975 - Peter Ham (Badfinger) hung himself in his London garage at
the age of 27.
1976 - The Rolling Stones album "Black and Blue" was released.
1978 - Sid Vicious filmed his rendition of Paul Anka's "My Way" for the Sex Pistols' film "The Great Rock n' Roll Swindle."
1981 - Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins reunited in
Stuttgart, Germany and recorded "The Survivors."
1985 - The "We Are the World" album was released.
1985 - Liberace first appeared on the TV soap opera "Another World".
He also was a guest VJ on MTV later in the afternoon.
1987 - Carole King sued record company owner Lou Adler for breach
of contract. King asked $400,000 in royalties the rights
to her old recordings.
1988 - Prince released the song "Alphabet St."
1997 - The Four Tops received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.