Music History for

June 20


1756 - Composer Joseph Martin Kraus was born.

1819 - Composer Jacques Offenbach was born.

1937 - W2XBS (later WCBS-TV) televised the first TV operetta. The work was the "Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert and Sullivan.

1966 - The Beatles album, "Yesterday & Today" was released by Capitol Records.
Today in Beatles History

1969 - Jimi Hendrix earned the largest paycheck (to that time) for a single show when he earned $125,000 for a single set at the Newport Pop Festival in Northridge, CA.

1973 - American Bandstand celebrated its 20th anniversary with a 90-minute television special. Little Richard, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Cheech and Chong and Three Dog Night made appearances.
Today in American Bandstand History

1977 - Steve Winwood's first solo album was released.

1989 - The "Batman:Motion Picture Soundtrack" was released by Prince.

1995 - George Jones and Tammy Wynette released their reunion album "One."