Music History for
1775 - Composer William Crotch was born.
1878 - Composer Joseph Holbrooke was born.
1895 - Composer Gordon Jacob was born.
1918 - Composer George Rochberg was born.
1934 - "Love in Bloom", by Bing Crosby with Irving Aaronson’s
orchestra, was recorded.
1954 - Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place
in Memphis, TN. He recorded "That's All Right (Mama)" and
"Blue Moon of Kentucky."
1958 - Ray Charles' performance at the Newport Jazz Festival was
recorded for a live album.
1964 - Gerry & the Pacemakers released their single "How Do You Do It" in the U.S.
1968 - Bill Graham opened The Fillmore West in San Francisco, CA.
1969 - The Rolling Stones gave a free concert for 250,000 fans in London's Hyde Park to introduce Mick Taylor as their new guitarist.
1975 - Bad Company's "Feel Like Making Love" was released.
1978 - The EMI record pressing plant in Britain stopped printing
the Rolling Stones album cover for "Some Girls" due to
complaints from celebrities.
1983 - Bauhaus' farewell concert took place in London.
1995 - The U.S. Justice Department decided not to take antitrust
action against Ticketmaster.
2002 - Jimi Hendrix's family won an injuntion against a New York-based music production company from releasing recordings that Hendrix had performed.
2015 - In Chicago, IL, The Grateful Dead performed the final show of their Fare Thee Well shows.