Music History for
1686 - Composer Nicola Antonio Porpora was born.
1838 - 138 singing teachers traveled to Boston, MA, to attend the
first music convention.
1939 - "The Wizard of Oz" premiered in New York. Judy Garland
became famous for the movie's song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
1960 - The Beatles began their first engagement away from England.
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1969 - After three days, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in New
York came to an end.
1970 - Christine McVie joined Fleetwood Mac as the group's first female member.
1977 - Florists Transworld Delivery (FTD) reported that in one day
the number of orders for flowers to be delivered to Graceland
had surpassed the number for any other event in the company's
1977 - The Police played their first gig without original guitarist
Henri Padovani at Rebecca's Club in Birmingham, England.
1983 - Prince's song "Delirious" was released.
1984 - The first night of his Breaking Hearts Tour, Elton John
announced that he was retiring from touring.
1984 - Motley Crue gave its performance debut at the Monsters of Rock
festival at Castle Donington, England.
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1986 - Rick Allen (Def Leppard) played his first concert with his
band since losing his left arm in a car accident.
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1986 - 42 people were beaten or stabbed at a Run D.M.C. concert in
Long Beach, CA.
1995 - Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) attempted suicide by slashing his
wrists at a Sunset Strip hotel. He was hospitalized and
1995 - Security guards carried Courtney Love offstage after she began
fighting with Hole fans because they weren't cheering loud
enough during the last night of the Lollapalooza tour in
Mountain View, CA.
1998 - Eddie Serrano, a former member of Cannibal and the
Headhunters, was injured in a hit-and-run accident.
Serrano was on a bicycle or a motorcycle when a car hit him.
1998 - Carlos Santana received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.