Music History for

July 24


1849 - Georgetown University in Washington, DC, presented its first Doctor of Music Degree. It was given to Professor Henry Dielman.

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 accident.

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.