Music History for

March 19


1859 - The opera Faust by Charles Gounod premiered in Paris.

1864 - Opera "Mireille" premiered in Paris.

1873 - Composer Max Reger was born.

1892 - In St. Petersburg, Russia, Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite" was first performed. This performance was a selection of eight numbers from the "Nutcracker" ballet.

1907 - Composer Elizabeth Maconchy was born.

1941 - Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded "Green Eyes" and "Maria Elena."

1957 - Elvis Presley bought the mansion he called Graceland.
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1958 - "Our Song" was released by Tom and Jerry. Later they used their real names, which were Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

1962 - Bob Dylan released his self-titled debut album.

1966 - Gary Leeds (Walker Brothers) was abducted by British students trying to raise money for charity.

1968 - Donovan traveled to India to study transcendental meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

1974 - The Jefferson Airplane began their first tour under their new name Jefferson Starship.

1975 - The third album from KISS, "Dressed to Kill," was released.

1975 - The movie version of "Tommy" opened in New York City. The movie was based on the rock opera by The Who.

1980 - The autopsy of Elvis Presley was subpoenaed in the "Dr. Nick" drug case. "Dr. Nick" was Dr. George Nichopoulos who was Presley's personal physician.
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1982 - Randy Rhoads died at the age of 25 in a plane crash. The plane was buzzing Ozzy Osbourne's tour bus when it crashed. The pilot and another female passenger were also killed.

1985 - "Spin Magazine" began publishing.

1987 - Ozzy Osbourne released the album "Tribute." It was a live album recorded in honor of Randy Rhoads. Rhoads had died in 1982.

1993 - Drummer Jeff Ward was found dead in his home in Chicago. It was believed he had committed suicide.

1996 - The second part of the Beatles "Anthology" was released.
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1999 - George Jones left the hospital after being severely injured in a car accident on March 6, 1999.

2002 - Ozzy Osbourne and his family did an interview with CNN's Andersen Cooper. The topic was the MTV reality show "The Osbournes."

2010 - Justin Bieber's album "My World 2.0" was released.