Music History for

March 24


1721 - In Germany, Johann Sebastian Bach published the Six Brandenburg Concertos.

1941 - Glenn Miller began work on his first motion picture for 20th Century Fox. The film was "Sun Valley Serenade."

1958 - Elvis Presley was sworn in as a private in the U.S. Army.
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1965 - Bill Wyman was knocked unconscious by an electrical shock from a microphone stand. It was the first date of the Rolling Stones anniversary tour.

1966 - The New York State Assembly passed a bill making it a misdemeanor to sell bootlegs.

1973 - Lou Reed was bitten on his rear end by a fan during a concert in Buffalo, NY. The male fan was ejected from the show.

1978 - The British courts granted British record companies the rights to seize bootleg and pirate recordings.

1991 - The Black Crowes were dropped as the opening act on ZZ Top's tour for repeatedly criticizing Miller Beer. Miller Beer was sponsoring the tour.

1992 - A Chicago judge ruled in the Milli-Vanilli class-action suit that $3.00 cash rebates would be given to anyone that could prove that they bought the group's music before November 27, 1990 (the date the lip synching scandal broke).

1998 - Type O Negative released its first home video. It was for the song "After Dark."

1998 - Amway Corp. announced that it had agreed to pay $9 million to settle a lawsuit over the company's use of songs by top artists in videotaped sales pitches.