Music History for
1670 - Composer Giovanni Bononcini was born.
1953 - Elvis Presley recorded "My Happiness" as a gift for his
mother. It was his first recording.
Today in Elvis History
1960 - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters released "The Twist." The
song didn't become a hit until later in the year when Chubby
Checker covered it.
1960 - Elvis Presley's "It's Now Or Never" was released.
1968 - The Grateful Dead released their 2nd album, "Anthem of the
1970 - Pink Floyd and Deep Purple played a free concert at London's
Pink Floyd Merchandise
1974 - The U.S. Justice Department ordered John Lennon out of the
country by September 10. The Immigration and Naturalization
Service denied him an extension of his non-immigrant visa
because of his guilty plea in England to a 1968 marijuana
Today in Beatles History
1984 - Prince's 7" single "Let's Go Crazy"/"Erotic City" was released in the U.S.
1988 -The Beach Boys single "Kokomo" was released.
1988 - A California appeals court upheld a lower courts' decision
to dismiss a case against Ozzy Osbourne and CBS Records. In
1984 a teenager allegedly killed himself after listening to
Ozzy's "Suicide Solution."
Ozzy Osbourne Merchandise
1992 - Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were married.
1995 - The oldest known musical instrument in the world was found
in the Indrijca River Valley in Slovenia. The 45,000
year-old relic was a bear bone with four artificial holes
along its length.
1995 - Selena's "Dreaming of You" was posthumously released.
2000 - Metallica played at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA.
The crowd was 1,000 contest winners of the "Blind Date"
competition organized by Miller Genuine Draft.
Metallica music - Metallica apparel and gear
2001 - MTV premiered the original movie "Hysteria - The Def Leppard Story."
Def Leppard Merchandise
2005 - The iTunes Music Store reached 500 million songs sold.
2006 - Carmen Electra filed for a divorce from Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers).