Music History for
1871 - Composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was born.
1897 - Composer Quincy Porter was born.
1959 - Buddy Holly's funeral was held in Lubbock, TX.
1961 - The Jive Five recorded "My True Story".
1964 - The Beatles arrived in New York to begin their first U.S. tour.
Today in Beatles History
1969 - "This Is Tom Jones" premiered on ABC-TV.
1979 - The Clash kick off their first American tour at the Berkeley Community Theatre outside San Francisco.
1979 - Stephen Stills became the first rock performer to record on digital equipment in Los Angeles' Record Plant Studio. He recorded a new version of the song "Cherokee."
1986 - The Rolling Stones shot the video for "Harlem Shuffle" in New York City.
1988 - The TV mini-series "Elvis and Me" (based on Priscilla Presley's book) began on ABC.
1993 - Carmen Electra's self-titled debut album was released.
1994 - Shannon Hoon of the Blind Melon's was ejected from the American Music Awards for loud and disruptive behavior. He was eventually charged with battery, assault, resisting arrest and destroying a police station phone.
1995 - Tupac Shakur was sentenced to 1 to 4 1/2 years in jail for first-degree sexual assault.