Music History for
1757 - Composer Ignaz Joseph Pleyel was born.
1821 - Carl Maria von Weber's opera "Der Freischutz" was first performed in Berlin.
1905 - Composer Eduard Tubin was born.
1948 - Columbia Records publicly unveiled its new long-playing
phonograph record, the 33 1/3, in New York City.
1967 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience made its debut performance at
the Monterey Pop Festival in California.
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1976 - ABBA performed for Sweden's King and his Queen-to-be on the eve of their Royal Wedding.
1977 - Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) was slashed on his face and
hands by some kids armed with knives.
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1995 - Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace) was arrested in Camden, NJ, on robbery and aggravated assault charges.
1996 - Beck's fourth album "Odelay" was released.
1998 - David Cassidy began selling a two-CD set exclusively on the cable TV shopping network QVC.