Music History for

June 5

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1865 - "Onward Christian Soldiers" was presented for the first time.

1941 - Gene Krupa and his band recorded "After You've Gone" with Roy Eldridge on trumpet.

1942 - Sammy Kaye and his orchestra recorded "I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen."

1956 - Elvis Presley made his second appearance on Milton Berle’s "Texaco Star Theatre".
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1956 - Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula" was released.

1959 - Bob Zimmerman graduated from high school in Hibbing, MN. He later changed his name to Bob Dylan.

1964 - David Jones and The King Bees had their first record, "Liza Jane", released. David Jones later became known as David Bowie.

1969 - The Doors documentary "Feast of Friends" premiered.

1971 - James Taylor's "You've Got A Friend" was released.

1972 - Maureen McGovern quit her job as a full-time secretary for a new career as a full time singer.

1974 - Sly Stone married Kathy Silva onstage during a concert in New York City.

1974 - Patti Smith recorded her first song. It was her version of "Hey Joe."

1977 - Alice Cooper's pet boa constrictor was bitten by a rat it was trying to eat, and died.

1979 - Muddy Waters (64 years old) married Marva Jean Brooks on her 25th birthday.

1995 - Kelley Deal (Breeders) pled guilty to drug possession charges. She was sentenced to treatment in a rehabilitation center.

1996 - An arrest warrant was issued for former Milli Vanilli member Rob Pilatus after he disappeared from a drug treatment center in Los Angeles. He turned up 6 days later at another center.

2001 - Alicia Key's debut album "Songs in A Minor" was released.

2003 - The Metallica album "St. Anger" was released.

2014 - It was reported that the Malaysian Home Ministry's Publication Control and Quranic Text unit had banned the Jimi Hendrix Experience album "Axis: Bold as Love." The decision was made based on the album's cover too closely resembling various forms of the Lord Vishnu.

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