Music History for

June 15


1734 - Composer Johann Ernst Altenburg was born.

1763 - Composer Franz Danzi was born.

1843 - Edvard Hagerup Grieg was born. He was a pianist, conductor, composer, and a teacher.

1864 - Composer Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz was born.

1865 - Composer Paul Gilson was born.

1894 - Composer Robert Russell Bennett was born.

1900 - Composer Otto Luening was born.

1910 - David Rose was born. He was the composer of "Little House on the Prairie" and "Bonanza". He won four Emmys and 22 Grammys in his career, which spanned 65 years.

1958 - The Platters sang "Twilight Time" on Ed Sullivan.

1967 - Peter Green left John Mayall's Blues Breakers to form Fleetwood Mac.
Fleetwood Mac Merchandise

1968 - The Beatles' announced the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as a public mistake at a press conference in New York.
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1974 - Paul McCartney & Wings announced the addition of Geoff Britton, who replaced Denny Seiwell.
Today in Beatles History - Beatles apparel and gear

1989 - Nirvana's album "Bleach" was released. This album was their first album.

1989 - Public Enemy broke up after group member Professor Griff made anti-semetic remarks. They reassembled 2 months later.

1998 - The Spice Girls began their first North American tour in Miami.

1999 - Epic Records released "No Boundaries: A Benefit For The Kosovar Refugees."

2004 - The iTunes Music Store was launched in France, Germany and the UK.

2010 - Devo released the album "Something for Everybody." It was their first album in 20 years.