Music History for

January 18


1835 - Composer Cesar Cui was born.

1841 - Composer Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier was born.

1939 - Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded "Jeepers Creepers."

1944 - The first jazz concert was held at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

1965 - Barbra Streisand and Bobby Darin sang for Lyndon Johnson's presidential inauguration.

1969 - Pete Best won his defamation suit against the Beatles. He was asking for 8 million dollars, but won considerably less.
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1973 - The Rolling Stones' benefit concert raised $200,000 for Nicaraguan earthquake relief. Mick Jagger donated $150,000 more.
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1974 - Bad Company was formed by ex-members of several groups. Those groups included Free, Mott the Hoople and King Crimson.

1978 - Neil Sedaka received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1980 - Capricorn Records filed for bankruptcy.

1987 - Steve Winwood married Eugenia Grafton.

1991 - Three people were crushed to death at an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City by people who rushed the stage.

1991 - The 10 day Rock In Rio Two festival opened in Brazil.

1995 - Jerry Garcia crashed a rented BMW into a guardrail near Mill Valley, CA. He was unhurt.

1996 - Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson.
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