Music History for
1857 - Composer Cecile Chaminade was born.
1923 - Benny Goodman, at the age of 14, took a job as a clarinet
player on a Chicago-based excursion boat on Lake Michigan.
1960 - 25,000 copies of "Tell Laura I Love Her" were destroyed by
Decca Records. It was said that the song was "too tasteless
and vulgar for English sensibility."
1970 - Janis Joplin bought a headstone for the grave of blues singer
Bessie Smith. Smith was one of Joplin's idols.
1975 - Hank Williams, Jr. fell 500 feet down a mountain in Montana.
After, two years of surgeries he returned to music.
1983 - The Metallica single "Whiplash" was released. It was their first single.
1986 - David Crosby (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) was released from
prison after serving a sentence for drug and weapons possession.
1989 - Danny Elfman's musical score "Batman: Motion Picture Score" was
1992 - James Hetfield (Metallica) was injured by a stage explosion
at a concert in Montreal. A riot occurred at the same show
when Axl Rose cut Guns 'N' Roses' set short because of
a sore throat.
2000 - Attorney generals in 28 states filed a lawsuit that alleged
that record companies forced discount stores to raise CD prices
2006 - Travis Barker (Blink-182) filed for a divorce from ex-beauty queen Shanna Moakler.