Music History for

March 18


1844 - Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was born.

1882 - Composer Gian Francesco Malipiero was born.

1902 - Enrico Caruso recorded 10 arias for the Gramophone Company. He was the first well-known performer to make a record.

1910 - The first opera by a U.S. composer performed at the Met in New York City.

1940 - Glen Gray and his orchestra recorded "No Name Jive."

1962 - Gary "U.S." Bonds performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1965 - Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Bill Wyman were arrested for "insulting behavior" in London. The act was urinating on the wall of the Francis Garage.
Rolling Stones

1977 - The Clash's first single "White Riot" was released.

1978 - California Jam II was held in Ontario, CA. Over 250,000 people were in attendance.

1982 - Teddy Pendergrass was severely injured in a car accident in Philadelphia resulting in him being paralyzed from the waist down.

1992 - Donna Summer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1993 - The Rolling Stones announced that Darryl Jones was going to be the replacement for Bill Wyman. Wyman had announced that he would no longer be touring with the band.

1994 - Four guns and 25 boxes of ammo were confiscated from Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) after his wife, Courtney Love, called police fearing he was going to commit suicide. He did commit suicide about 3 weeks later.

1994 - The city of Kenner, LA, name a street after Lloyd Price.

1995 - In New York, Madonna celebrated the premiere of her "Bedtime Story" video with a pajama party. The gathering was for 1,500 guests that were in pajamas and had teddy bears.

1996 - The Sex Pistols announced that they were reuniting for a 20th anniversary tour.

1997 - Yanni became one of the few western composer/performer to play at the Taj Mahal in India.

1997 - Taylor Hawkins replaced William Goldsmith as the drummer for the Foo Fighters.

1997 - Joni Mitchell announced that she had reunited with a daughter she had given up for adoption many years earlier.

1998 - Michael Jackson and his son went shopping at a toy store in Munich, Germany. Jackson was dressed as an Arab woman.
Today in Michael Jackson History

1999 - France's largest music retailer, Fnac, became the first major music retailer in Europe to sell song downloads on its Internet site.

2000 - The U.S. Postal Service issued a 20-cent stamped postcard that featured the historic Ryman Auditorium, the home of the Grand Ole Opry for more than 30 years.

2002 - George Michael's single "Freeek!" was released in Britain.

2002 - In Concord, CA, about 1,500 teenagers swarmed a music store to get autographs from the band B2K. The Sun Valley Mall was temporarily shut down due to the unexpectedly large crowd.

2016 - Legacy Recordings released "Elvis Presley: The Album Collection." The 60 CD box set included all of the albums Elvis recorded and RCA released in his lifetime.