Music History for
1791 - Composer Carl Czerny was born in Vienna.
1801 - Composer Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda was born.
1836 - Composer Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes was born.
1844 - Composer Charles-Marie-Jean-Albert Widor was born.
1893 - Composer Andres Segovia was born.
1911 - Gustav Mahler conducted his last concert. He collapsed immediately afterward from a severe streptococcal infection. He died on May 18.
1958 - The first Flying V, by Gibson, was shipped from a factory in Kalamazoo, MI.
1968 - McGraw-Hill, Inc. outbids eight other American publishers for the U.S. rights to Hunter Davies' authorized biography of the Beatles. They paid $150,000 for the rights.
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1970 - The Jackson 5 made their TV debut on "American Bandstand."
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1977 - Neil Diamond's in-concert TV special aired on NBC.
1981 - Prince appeared on "Saturday Night Live" and performed "Party Up." It was his first appearance on the show.
1987 - Sly Stone was jailed on drug charges.
1995 - For the first time in seven years, Bruce Springsteen performed live with the E Street Band. The New York City nightclub appearance was for a video for Jonathan Demme's film "Murder Incorporated."