Music History for

December 3


1729 - Composer Padre Antonio Francisco Javier Jose Soler was born.

1925 - "Concerto in F," by George Gershwin, had its world premiere at New York's Carnegie Hall. Gershwin himself played the piano.

1960 - The Lerner and Loewe musical "Camelot" opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre.

1961 - The Beatles met Brian Epstein for the first time at his record store in Liverpool.
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1965 - In Sacramento, CA, Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) was shocked and knocked unconscious during a concert when his guitar made contact with his microphone during a performance of "The Last Time."

1966 - In Honolulu, HI, The Monkees performed a live concert for the first time.

1967 - The Supremes were guest on "Tennessee" Ernie Ford's TV special.

1968 - Elvis Presley's NBC-TV special "Elvis" was aired.

1969 - John Lennon was asked to play the title role in "Jesus Christ, Superstar." The offer was revoked the next day.
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1973 - Ringo Starr released the song "You're Sixteen." It was his second straight number one single.
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1979 - At Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum eleven Who fans were trampled to death in the rush to gain admittance for general (unreserved) seats to the band's concert.

1986 - A lawsuit was filed against Judas Priest and CBS Records, alleging that two fans shot themselves after listening to the band's music for six hours. The suit was dismissed in 1990.

1990 - Nightline aired Madonna's video for "Justify My Love." The previous week MTV had banned the video.

1991 - Gilby Clarke replaced Izzy Stradlin as rhythm guitarist for Guns 'N' Roses.

1991 - Alan Freed received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1995 - Prince opened the inaugural VH1 Fashion Awards.

1997 - Janet Jackson got an injunction against Eric Leon Christian, who she claimed had been harassing her.

2002 - It was announced that Peter Garrett had quit Midnight Oil after 25 years.

2002 - Christina Aguilera's album "Stripped" was released in the U.S.

2004 - The iTunes Music Store was launched in Canada.