Music History for

December 13


1838 - Composer Alexis Vicomte de Castillon was born.

1928 - George Gershwin's musical work "An American in Paris" was premiered by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

1961 - The Beatles signed with manager Brian Epstein.
Today in Beatles History

1966 - Jimi Hendrix released the single "Foxy Lady." The title was misprinted as "Foxey Lady" on the U.S. version of the album "Are You Experienced."

1974 - George Harrison had lunch with U.S. President Gerald Ford at the White House.

1975 - Foghat's "Slow Ride" was released.

1985 - Phil Collins made his U.S. TV acting debut on "Miami Vice" playing a drug dealer.

1991 - "John Denver's Montana Christmas Skies" special aired on CBS.

1993 - Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash joined Billy Joel on stage in Los Angeles to play a solo on the tune "Shameless."

1994 - Prince performed the song "Dolphin" on the David Letterman show.

2001 - The two surviving members of Nirvana, Krist Novoselic and David Grohl, filed a countersuit against Courtney Love. The charge was that she has manipulated the memory and work of her dead husband, Kirk Cobain, for the benefit of her own career.