Music History for
1908 - Oscar Hammerstein signed Luisa Tetrazzini to a five-year contract.
1957 - Buddy Knox became the first artist in the Rock and Roll era to write his own number one hit. "Party Doll" hit #1 on this US Singles Chart.
1966 - Barbra Streisand's "Color Me Barbra" special aired on CBS-TV.
1967 - The cover of the Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was staged and photographed.
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1968 - The Yardbirds performed and recorded "Live Yardbirds" at the Anderson Theater.
1974 - The Ramones performed in front of an audience for the first time.
1975 - Jeff Beck released his solo album "Blow by Blow" in the U.S.
1976 - In London, the Sex Pistols played their first show at The 100 Club.
1978 - Paul Simonon and Topper Headon of the Clash were arrested in London for shooting pigeons from the roof of a rehearsal hall.
1989 - Gladys Knight performed solo for the first time since her grammar school years without The Pips during a gig in Las Vegas.
1999 - KISS cancelled three concert dates in Russia due to anti-American sentiment over the U.N. bombing of Yugoslavia.
2001 - LeAnn Rimes reached an out of court settlement with her father and her former manager. The suit claimed that the two had stolen $12 million from her.
2010 - Usher's album "Raymond v. Raymond" was released in the U.S. and Canada.
2015 - A one night only event showing concert footage from Led Zeppelin's career was shown in theaters across the U.S.