Music History for
1660 - Composer Alessandro Scarlatti was born.
1752 - Composer Ludwig August Lebrun was born.
1843 - Composer Carl Michael Ziehrer was born.
1905 - Composer Alan Rawsthorne was born.
1938 - Ella Fitzgerald recorded "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" with Chick Webb’s band.
1956 - For the first time in "Billboard" chart history, five singles were in both the pop and the R&B top 10. The singles were Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel," Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes," Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally," the Platters' "Magic Touch," and Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers' "Why Do Fools Fall in Love."
1960 - Production began on Elvis Presley's "G.I. Blues." It was
his first post-Army movie.
Today in Elvis History
1960 - Ben E. King left the Drifters and signed a deal with ATCO
1965 - Rolling Stones made their second appearance on the "Ed
1972 - Les Harvey (Stone the Crows) was electrocuted on stage in
Swansea, Wales. He died several hours later at the age of
1977 - Eric Clapton recorded "Wonderful Tonight."
1979 - The Who performed their first concert after the death of
Keith Moon. Kenney Jones, formerly of the Faces, was the
1979 - The Who's movie "Quadrophenia" premiered in London.
1980 - The South African government banned the Pink Floyd song "Another Brick in the Wall (PartII)."
1992 - Bonnie Raitt received an honorary Doctor of Music Degree from
Berklee College of Music during commencement cermonies in
1998 - Loretta Lynn made the announcement backstage at the Grand Ole
Opry that she intended to return to college and get a degree.