Music History for
1933 - Caterina Jarboro became the first black prima donna of a U.S. opera company. She sang "Aida" at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
1937 - Hal Kemp and his orchestra recorded "Got a Date with an
1963 - The Beach Boys released the single "Surfer Girl."
1967 - Vanilla Fudge made its concert debut in New York.
1969 - Aretha Franklin was arrested for disorderly conduct after
creating a disturbance in a Detroit parking lot.
1972 - The variety show, "The Bobby Darin Amusement Company"
premiered on CBS.
1977 - Elvis Costello's first album, "My Aim Is True," was
released in Britain. It was later released in the U.S.
1977 - Tony Orlando announced his retirement from show business.
1979 - Little Richard, known as Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke
at a revival meeting in North Richmond, CA. He warned the
congregation about the evils of rock & roll music.
1996 - The parents of a teen-age murder victim sued the band
Slayer contending that the band's lyrics were "satanic"
and inspired 3 teen-age boys to rape, torture and stab
the girl to death.
2003 - KISS released the album "Symphony: Alive IV."