Music History for

March 26


1827 - Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died.

1828 - In Vienna, Austrian composer Franz Schubert gave his only public concert.

1941 - Jimmie Lunceford and his orchestra recorded the tune "Battle Axe."

1957 - Ricky Nelson recorded his first songs.

1964 - "Funny Girl" opened on Broadway starring Barbra Streisand.

1964 - Pete Best (Beatles) appeared live on the TV show "I've Got a Secret."
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1965 - It was announced that Jeff Beck would take Eric Clapton's place in the Yardbirds.

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono began their "bed-in" for peace in Amsterdam.
Today in Beatles History

1970 - Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) pled guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl in Washington, DC.

1975 - The film "Tommy" premiered in London. The movie was based on the rock opera by The Who.

1977 - The first single by Elvis Costello, "Less Than Zero", was released.

1980 - Jon Paulus (Buckinghams) died of a drug overdose at the age of 32.

1986 - Guns N' Roses was signed to Geffen Records.

1995 - Rapper Eazy-E died of AIDS at the age of 31.

1995 - An opera based on the life of tennis player Martina Navratilova premiered at New York's Carnegie Hall.

1998 - Chuck Negron filed a suit against his former Three Dog Night band mates. He alleged that they had breached a 1990 settlement agreement and interfered with his career.

2013 - The single "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams was released.