Music History for

March 15


1835 - Composer Eduard Strauss was born.

1864 - Composer Johan Halvorsen was born.

1945 - "Billboard" magazine began listing a top albums chart. The first #1 was "The Nat King Cole Trio."

1956 - The Lerner and Loewe musical "My Fair Lady" opened on Broadway.

1968 - "LIFE" magazine called Jimi Hendrix "the most spectacular guitarist in the world."

1974 - The Emerson, Lake and Palmer movie "Pictures at an Exhibition" premiered in Los Angeles, CA.

1976 - The album "Destroyer" was released by KISS.

1978 - The movie "American Hot Wax" premiered.

1988 - Mick Jagger made his first solo appearance on stage at Osakajo Castle Hall, Osaka, Japan.

1999 - Relatives of Buddy Holly filed a suit against MCA Records for allegedly hoarding royalty payments, forging contracts and illegally producing albums without the consent of the family.

2004 - A federal judge denied Axl Rose's request for a restraining order to block the release of a Guns N' Roses greatest hits collection. Rose sued because he said he had not approved the album. Universal Music Group said that they had every right to release the album since Rose had not delivered the contracted album "Chinese Democracy." The album has been in the making for more than seven years.