Music History for
1860 - Composer Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek was born.
1905 - Composer Matyas Seiber was born.
1920 - The Symphony Society of New York presented a concert at the
Paris Opera House. It was the first American orchestra to
make a European tour.
1956 - Gene Vincent and his group, The Blue Caps, recorded "Be-Bop-A
1957 - The "Alan Freed Show" premiered on ABC-TV. It was the first prime-time network rock show.
1959 - Dick Clark announced the first movie to be released from his
production company. The film was "Harrison High."
1959 - The winners of the first annual Grammy Awards were announced.
1964 - The Moody Blues formed in Birmingham, England.
1969 - Richard Tapper (TIME (Trust in Men Everywhere)) was shot
three times on his way to a jam session.
1976 - KISS performed their first concert in their hometown of
New York City.
1987 - Paul Butterfield died of complications of a drug overdose
at the age of 44.
1991 - Phil Collins and Al Jarreau received Honorary Doctor of Music
Degrees from Berklee College of Music during cermonies in
1992 - Dudu Mntowaziwayo Ndlovu (Dudu Zulu), a band member of Johnny
Clegg & Savuka, died of a gunshot wound in Zululand, South
Africa, at the age of 33.
2000 - It was announced that KISS would auction off almost everything
they own from its touring days. The auction was scheduled for
June 24-25, 2000.