Music History for

January 6


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.