Music History for

March 5

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1735 - Handel's Organ Concerto in B flat major, Op 4 No 2 was performed for the first time.

1853 - Composer Arthur William Foote was born.

1887 - Composer Heitor Villa-Lobos was born.

1955 - Elvis Presley made his first TV appearance on the "Louisiana Hayride" show.

1960 - Elvis Presley was honorably discharged from the Army.

1963 - Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in a plane crash near Nashville, TN.

1968 - Jerry Lee Lewis opened in the rock musical adaptation of "Othello" in Hollywood, CA.

1969 - The magazine "Creem" was published for the first time.

1969 - Dusty Springfield collapsed while taping a TV appearance.

1979 - MCA Records dissolved it recent acquisition, ABC Records.

1982 - Blues Brother John Belushi died of drug overdose in the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles at the age of 33.

1994 - Grace Slick was arrested for pointing a shotgun at police in her home.

2002 - MTV began airing "The Osbournes." The reality television show followed the daily activities of rock musician Ozzy Osbourne and his family.
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