Music History for

December 7


1637 - Composer Bernardo Pasquini was born.

1840 - Composer Hermann Goetz was born.

1842 - The New York Philharmonic gave its first concert.

1863 - Composer Pietro Mascagni was born.

1956 - Alan Freed's "Rock Rock Rock" film (with Connie Francis singing for Tuesday Weld) was released.

1963 - The Beatles appeared on the British TV show "Juke Box Jury."
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1966 - Nancy Sinatra appeared on "Frank Sinatra: A Man & His Music Part II" on CBS-TV.

1984 - Michael Jackson testified in Chicago, IL, that he wrote the song "The Girl is Mine," not an Illinois man. Jackson won the case.
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1986 - Huey Lewis and the News sang the U.S. national anthem a capella before a San Francisco 49ers-New York Jets NFL football game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA.

1993 - Guns N' Roses announced they would keep the tune written by Charles Manson "Look At Your Game, Girl" on their album, "The Spaghetti Incident?" The decision to keep the song came when the band learned that the royalties would go to the son of one of Manson's victims.

1996 - Jerry Lewis' white and red pinstriped devil suit was stolen from his dressing room at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. Lewis needed the costume, valued at $9,000, to play the role of Satan in the musical Damn Yankees.

1998 - Arturo Sandoval was granted U.S. citizenship after a six-year struggle with the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

1999 - Blue Man Group released their debut album entitled "Audio."