Music History for
1695 - Composer Giuseppe Sammartini was born.
1838 - Composer Max Bruch was born.
1850 - Composer Franz Xaver Scharwenka was born.
1856 - Composer Giuseppe Martucci was born.
1872 - Composer Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin was born.
1938 - Trummy Young played trombone and sang with the Jimmie Lunceford
Orchestra in New York City while recording "Margie.
1957 - Elvis Presley made his last appearance on the "Ed Sullivan
Show" in New York City.
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1958 - Gibson patented its Flying V electric guitar.
1958 - Bobby Helms filmed a role in the movie "The Case Against Brooklyn".
1963 - The musical "Oliver" premiered on Broadway at the Imperial Theater.
1966 - Duke Ellington’s concert recorded at 5th Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, was broadcast on CBS-TV.
1968 - Dick Clark premiered his TV series "Happening '68." The show ran through September of 1969.
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1975 - About a thousand Led Zeppelin fans riot while waiting for tickets to go on sale at Boston Garden. About $30,000 was done in damage and the show was cancelled by Boston Mayor Kevin White.
1976 - The album, "Frampton Comes Alive", was released by Herb Alpert's A&M Records in the U.S.
1977 - EMI terminated its contract with the Sex Pistols only 3 months after signing it. No reason was given.
1982 - The Prince single "Let's Work" was released.
1987 - Elton John cancelled all live performances for a year after
having throat surgery.
1993 - Bill Wyman announced that he has officially left the Rolling Stones.
1997 - The Metallica single "King Nothing" was released.
2005 - Georgeann Walsh Ward filed a suit against Gene Simmons and Viacom for her portrayal as "wild" and "unchaste" in a VH-1 "Sex Talk" episode.
2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached 6 billion songs sold.
2017 - The final episode of the final season of "American Idol" aired.