Music History for
1983 - Composer Charles Lecocq was born.
1931 - The Broadway musical "The Band Wagon" opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City.
1952 - Frank Sinatra recorded "Birth of the Blues."
1964 - "The Hollywood Palace" hosted the first appearance of the Rolling Stones.
1972 - The Rolling Stones began their "Exile On Main Street"
North American tour in Vancouver with Stevie Wonder as
the opening act.
1987 - George Michael's "I Want Your Sex" was banned by the BBC.
1987 - Bryan Adams recorded a live version of the Christmas song
"Run Rudolph Run."
1990 - Michael Jackson was admitted to St. John's Hospital in Santa
Monica after complaining of chest pains. Test showed that
he had bruised ribs from dance practice.
Today in Michael Jackson History
1991 - Willie Nelson began selling his "Who'll Buy My Memories - The IRS Tapes" album through phone orders. It was later released in stores. The album was made up of songs that had been seized by the U.S. government and would go towards paying off his $16 million tax bill.
1998 - Van Halen cancelled a show at the Docks club in Hamburg,
Germany, after a piece of ceiling plaster fell and hit
Alex Van Halen. He suffered a bruised arm.
2009 - The Black Eyed Peas album "The E.N.D." (short for The Energy Never Dies) was released in Japan. It was released in the U.S. on June 9.
2013 - The Lorde single "Royals" was released in the U.S.
2014 - Led Zeppelin's first three albums were released in remastered and expanded box sets.