Music History for

June 11

Today's:


1672 - Composer Francesco Antonio Bonporti was born.

1704 - Composer Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas was born.

1864 - Composer, conductor and musician Richard Georg Strauss was born.

1928 - King Oliver and his band recorded "Tin Roof Blues."

1940 - The Ink Spots recorded "Maybe."

1965 - The Rolling Stones released the EP "Got Live If You Want It" in the U.K.

1990 - Olivia Newton-John became a United Nations environmental ambassador.

1993 - The Ike and Tina Turner film biography "What's Love Got To Do With It" opened.

1995 - Courtney Love (Hole) was hospitalized after having a reaction to a prescription medicine.

1996 - A Metallica concert at a small club in San Francisco was broadcast live via the Internet.

1998 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) skipped a scheduled court date and checked himself into a drug treatment facility.

1998 - Amazon.com expanded its product line from books only to compact discs as well.

1999 - Ricky Martin performed on NBC's "Today" show in New York City.

2002 - The television series "American Idol" debuted. The show featured judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell.

Today's: