Music History for

December 12


1792 - In Vienna, 22-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven received one of his first lessons in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn.

1887 - Composer Kurt Atterberg was born.

1955 - Bill Haley and the Comets recorded "See You Later Alligator."

1957 - Disc Jockey Al Priddy of KEX, Portland, Oregon, was fired for playing Elvis Presley's rendition of "White Christmas." He had violated the radio station's ban against the song.

1964 - The Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" was released.

1968 - "Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus" was recorded. It was not shown publicly until its release in late 1996.

1970 - Little Richard was charged with "larceny by trick" in Miami Beach, FL, by Blacks, Inc. The group claimed that Little Richard pocketed $250 he solicited for the group. The charges were later dropped.

1970 - In New Orleans, LA, the Doors made their last appearance with Jim Morrison.

1970 - Steven Stills' "Love The One You're With" was released.

1971 - Filming began on the Diana Ross movie, "Lady Sings the Blues."

1974 - Mick Taylor left the Rolling Stones.

1980 - Marie Osmond's solo TV series debuted on NBC.

1985 - Dionne Warwick received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1987 - U2 opened for itself by pretending to be a country-rock group called The Dalton Brothers during a concert in Hampton, VA.

1992 - The Nirvana album "Incesticide" was released.

1996 - Clint Black got a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2001 - Flutist James Galway received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.

2002 - It was announced that Les Paul planned to give memorabilia from his music career to Waukesha County's historical society for an exhibit. Paul said that he planned to donate about 2,000 records and original sheet music.