Music History for
1681 - Composer Georg Philipp Telemann was born.
1804 - Composer Johann I Strauss was born.
1955 - Elvis Presley was interviewed by Jimmy Dean on Jimmy's
Today in Elvis History
1956 - The movie "Rock Around the Clock" (with Bill Haley) made
its premier in Washington, DC.
1958 - Perry Como's "Catch A Falling Star" was certified as the
first gold single.
1960 - Sam Cooke began his first tour of the West Indies.
1963 - Gerry & the Pacemakers released their first British single, "How Do You Do It."
1963 - Gerry Marsden (Gerry & the Pacemakers) was fined 60 pounds
for evading British customs with a German guitar.
1965 - Petula Clark made her American TV debut on CBS' "Ed
1980 - Quincy Jones got a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
1981 - Eric Clapton was admitted to United Hospital in St. Paul,
MN, after a serious attack of bleeding ulcers. Clapton
cancelled a 60-date tour of the U.S.
1992 - Farm Aid was attended by about 40,000 people in Irving, TX.
1995 - Prince released the single "Purple Medley."
Today in Prince History
1998 - Ray Charles made his first solo performance in 53 years on
the television shopping network QVC.
1998 - Jo Dee Messina made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
1999 - Marilyn Manson injured his ankle during a show in Inglewood, CA.
2003 - Israel "Cachao" Lopez received the 2,219th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.