Music History for

August 9


1874 - Composer Reynaldo Hahn was born.

1932 - Helen Morgan joined the Victor Young orchestra to record "Bill," from Broadway’s "Showboat."

1963 - The TV program "Ready Steady Go!" premiered England.

1969 - The non-album single "Hot Fun in The Summertime" was released by Sly and the Family Stone.

1978 - Muddy Waters performed at a White House picnic for U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

1991 - Rick James pled innocent to charges that he imprisoned, tortured and sexually assaulted a woman in his California home.