Music History for

May 1

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1786 - The Mozart opera "The Marriage of Figaro" premiered in Vienna.

1872 - Composer Hugo Alfven was born.

1931 - Kate Smith began her radio career on CBS.

1939 - "Lonesome Road" was recorded by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

1965 - The Supremes' "Back In My Arms Again" was released.

1967 - Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu were married. They were together until 1973.

1969 - Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash taped a TV special at the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville, TN.

1969 - Jimi Hendrix was arrested at Toronto International Airport for possesion of narcotics and was released on $10,000 bail.


1970 - Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin combined for the first time on Eltonís first American album "Elton John".

1972 - The Eagles' "Take It Easy" was released. It was their first single.

1972 - Paul Simon released his self-titled solo debut album.

1973 - Bachman-Turner Overdrive released its first LP (self-titled) with former Guess Who guitarist Randy Bachman.

1973 - "Marvin Gaye Day" was declared in Washington, DC.

1974 - The Carpenters performed at U.S. President Nixon's request at a White House dinner for West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.

1979 - Elton John became the first pop music star to perform in Israel.

1982 - KISS released the album "Killers."

1984 - Mick Fleetwood filed for bankruptcy in the U.S.

1989 - Police in California were called to a jewelry store after employees reported a suspicious person. The person turned out to be Michael Jackson shopping in disguise.
Today in Michael Jackson History

1998 - Garth Brooks announced that the 4 millionth ticket had been purchased to his current world tour.

1998 - Snoop Doggy Dog and MC Delmar Arnaud were each found with less than an ounce of marijuana and were arrested and booked on one count of misdemeanor marijuana possession each.

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