Music History for
1896 - The opera "Andrea Chenier" by Umberto Giordano premiered in Milan, Italy.
1939 - Hal Kemp and his orchestra recorded "Three Little Fishies."
1958 - Eddie Cochran recorded "Summertime Blues."
1964 - Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London announced the Beatles would be cast in wax.
Today in Beatles History
1966 - Gary Lewis recorded "Green Grass."
1967 - Van Morrison recorded "Brown Eyed Girl."
1969 - Joe Cocker played his first American concert.
1970 - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's "Woodstock" was released.
1972 - Elvis Presley recorded "Burning Love." It would turn out to be his last major hit.
1973 - Led Zeppelin's album "Houses of the Holy" was released.
1976 - Genesis began its first North American tour since Peter Gabriel's departure. Phil Collins was the new lead singer.
1979 - Eric Clapton and Patti "Layla" Boyd were married. Patti was George Harrison's ex-wife.
1982 - In Los Angeles, David Crosby was arrested for possession of Quaaludes and drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of cocaine and carrying a concealed .45-caliber pistol.
1994 - Pink Floyd released the album "The Division Bell" in the U.K.
1995 - Lyle Lovett and Julia Roberts announced that they were separating. They had been married for 21 months.
1996 - Phil Collins announced that he was leaving Genesis to concentrate on his solo career.
2001 - Puffy (also known as Puff Daddy) told MTV he now wanted to be known as P. Diddy.
2002 - The National Museum of American History put a cornet that had belonged to Louis Armstrong on display.
2002 - Gloria and Emilio Estefan obtained a permanent restraining against Venezuelan actor-singer Juan Carlos Diaz.