Music History for

January 5


1880 - Composer Nicolai Karlovich Medtner was born.

1957 - Pat Boone began filming the movie "Bernardine."

1959 - "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" backed by "Raining in My Heart" was released by Coral Records. It was the last release of Buddy Holly before his death. 1976 - Mal Evans was shot to death by police at his Los Angeles apartment. Evans allegedly pointed a loaded rifle at officers causing them to fire upon him. Evans was a former roadie and bodyguard of the Beatles.
Today in Beatles History

1978 - The Sex Pistols' U.S. concert debut took place.

1978 - Prince made his solo performance debut in Minneapolis, MN.

1975 - "The Wiz" opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre. The show transferred to the Broadway Theatre on May 25, 1977.

1984 - The Police, announced a farewell concert for March 2 in Australia. The group had been together for 9 years.

1998 - Sonny Bono died in a skiing accident.