Music History for

December 5


1687 - Composer Francesco Xaverio Geminiani was born.

1791 - Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna, Austria, at the age of 35.

1870 - Composer Vitezslav Novak was born.

1965 - The Beatles played in their hometown of Liverpool for the last time.

1980 - John Lennon gave his last interview. It was with Jonathan Cott of Rolling Stone.
Today in Beatles History

1993 - Douglas Hopkins, ex-Gin Blossoms lead guitarist committed suicide at his home in Tempe, AZ, at the age of 32. Hopkins was fired the previous year due to a drinking habit.

1997 - Carl Edward Hunter, manager of Ray Charles, was arrested in Japan on suspicion of marijuana possession.

1997 - Toni Braxton filed suit against LaFace Records and its distributor Arista Records, claiming that her 1989 recording contracts were invalid.

2002 - Elton John was a guest star on NBC's "Will and Grace."

2011 - The Amy Winehouse album "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" was released in the U.K. It was a posthumous compilation album that featured unreleased songs and demos.