Music History for
1845 - The French Army introduced the saxophone to its military
band. The musical instrument was the invention of Adolphe
Sax of Belgium.
1847 - Composer Ignatio Cervantes was born.
1942 - Harry James and his band recorded "Iíve Heard that Song
Before." Helen Forrest sang the song.
1964 - Jim Reeves died when his single-engine Beechcraft crashed
near Nashville, TN.
1969 - A Moscow police chief reported that thousands of Moscow
telephone booths had been made inoperable by thieves who
had stolen phone parts in order to convert their acoustic
guitars to electric.
1971 - A security guard was stabbed to death at New York's Forest
Hills Stadium on the second night of the Who's U.S. tour.
1976 - Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear The Reaper" was released
1976 - Orleans' "Still The One" was released.
1979 - James Taylor played a free concert in New York's Central
Park to help the city's campaign to restore the park's
1980 - John Phillips (Mamas and Papas) was arrested by the FBI for
possession of cocaine. He was sentenced to five years in
prison. He lectured against drugs for 250 hours as an
1981 - Debra Harry released the solo album "Koo Koo." Harry was
the singer for the group Blondie.
1995 - Selena's "Dreaming of You" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard
chart. It was her first English album. Selena became the
first Latin artist to debut at No. 1.
2007 - The iTunes Music Store reached 3 billion songs sold.