Music History for

January 14


1780 - Composer Francois-Joseph Dizi was born.

1900 - The Giacomo Puccini opera "Tosca" had its world premiere in Rome. The opera made its U.S. debut on February 4, 1901.

1936 - Harriet Hilliard, vocalist and wife of bandleader Ozzie Nelson, sang, "Get Thee Behind Me Satan."

1960 - Elvis Presley was promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army.
Today in Elvis History

1967 - The first Human Be-in took place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

1970 - A display of John Lennon's erotic "Bag One" lithographs opened in London. 2 days later Scotland Yard seized prints as evidence of pornography.
John Lennon Merchandise

1970 - Diana Ross performed for the last time with the Supremes during a show in Las Vegas, NV.

1972 - Elvis Presley reportedly drew the largest audience for a single TV show to that time when he presented a live, worldwide concert from Honolulu, HI.

1973 - Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead) was arrrested on drug charges in California.

1978 - The Sex Pistols played their last concert before breaking up. The show was in San Francisco, CA.

1989 - Paul McCartney released his album "Back In The U.S.S.R." exclusively in Russia.
Today in Beatles History

1995 - Pearl Jam performed with Neil Young for a Voters for Choice benefit in Washington.

1997 - The Beach Boys guest starred on ABC-TV's "Home Improvement".

1998 - Pat DiNizio, of the Smithereens, launched his first solo tour in Pontiac, MI.

1999 - Garth Brooks appeared on Sesame Street. He sang the song called "Together We Make Muisc".

1999 - Metallica sued Victoria's Secret, claiming that the manufacturer infringed on its trademark by marketing a line of "Metallica" lip pencils.

2002 - Adam Ant was taken to the Royal Free Hospital by police. He was taken under the Mental Health Act which allows doctors to hold Ant for up to 28 days while they assessed his condition. Ant had been arrested on firearms offenses on January 12.