Music History for

December 21


1810 - Composer Ludwig Schuncke was born.

1850 - Composer Zdenek Fibich was born.

1956 - LaVern Baker recorded the song "Jim Dandy."

1960 - Elvis Presley was inducted into the Los Angeles Indian Tribal Council coinciding with the opening with his movie "Flaming Star."

1968 - Crosby, Stills and Nash performed together in public for the first time.

1968 - Janis Joplin gave her first solo performance in Memphis, TN.

1969 - Diana Ross gave her last television performance as a member of the Supremes on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1970 - Elvis Presley went to the White House to volunteer his services to U.S. President Nixon on fighting the nation's drug problems. He gave Nixon a chrome-plated Colt .45 and Tricky Dick gave Elvis a Narcotics Bureau badge.

1972 - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas gave their farewell performance in Detroit, MI.

1976 - "Barry Manilow on Broadway" opened for a two-week run in New York.

1992 - David Crosby was a guest on ABC-TV's "Roseanne."

1996 - Tony Bennett was rushed to a hospital for an emergency operation for an erupted hernia. Bennett was just arriving at the White House for a holiday dinner with U.S. President and Mrs. Clinton when he fell ill.

1993 - Shaquille O'Neal's "I Know I Got Skillz" single was certified Gold by the RIAA.