Music History for
1849 - Georgetown University in Washington, DC, presented its
first Doctor of Music Degree. It was given to Professor
1880 - Composer Ernest Bloch was born.
1938 - Artie Shaw recorded "Begin the Beguine."
1976 - Hall & Oates' "She's Gone" was re-released. It was originally released on February 9, 1974.
1978 - The movie "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,"
starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees, opened in New
York City, NY.
1979 - Little Richard, billed as the Reverend Richard Penniman,
spoke to a revival meeting in San Francisco about the
dangers of rock & roll.
1987 - The movie biography of Ritchie Valens, "La Bamba," opened.
1990 - Pantera released "Cowboys From Hell." It was their first
major label release.
1990 - A wrongful death trial involving Judas Priest opened in
Reno, NV. Parents had charged in a lawsuit that the
band's "Stained Class" album contained subliminal messages
that drove two teen-agers to attempt suicide. The judge
cleared the group.
1995 - A three-night celebration of Frank Sinatra's 80th birthday
began at Carnegie Hall.
1995 - Public Enemy postponed its televised farewell concert in
Great Britain because Flava Flav broke his arm in a scooter
1998 - Tanya Tucker filed a $300,000 lawsuit against Capitol
Records Nashville. The charge was that the label has
willfully neglected her career.
1998 - Aerosmith announced that they were postponing the first 13
dates of their U.S. tour. Drummer Joey Kramer had received
second-degree burns in a gas station fire.
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2007 - The game "Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80s" was released in North America.