Music History for

August 16


1795 - Composer Heinrich August Marschner was born.

1863 - Composer Henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne was born.

1940 - Frankie Masters and his orchestra recorded "Marching Along Together."

1962 - Ringo Starr was picked to replace Pete Best as the drummer for the Beatles. Best had been with the group for about 2 1/2 years.
Today in Beatles History

1966 - The Monkees' first single "Last Train to Clarksville" was released.

1974 - In New York, the Ramones made their debut CBGB's .

1977 - Elvis Presley died at the age of 42 in Memphis, TN. He died of coronary arrhythmia.
Today in Elvis History

1983 - Paul Simon and Carrie Fisher were married. They divorced in 1985.

1984 - RCA Victor Records released the Elvis Presley single "Baby, Let's Play House."
Today in Elvis History

1985 - Madonna and Sean Penn were married in Malibu, CA. They were divorced in 1989.

1986 - The Bon Jovi album "Slippery When Wet."

2003 - A U.S. postage stamp featuring Henry Mancini was unveiled. The design showed Mancini conducting while titles of his works scroll past on a screen behind him.

2005 - "Tommy Lee Goes to College" debuted on NBC-TV. The classes were taken at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

2005 - At her home outside London, Madonna suffered serveral broken bones in a horse riding accident. She was treated and released after cracking three ribs and breaking her collarbone and hand.

2011 - The digital single "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton was released in the U.S.