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 and pianist Ignacio Cervantes was born.
1942 - Harry James and his Orchestra recorded "Iíve Heard that Song
Before." Helen Forrest provided vocals.
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.
1976 - Blue ÷yster Cult's song "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" 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
1981 - Debbie Harry released the solo album "Koo Koo" in the U.K.
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.