Music History for

May 5


1708 - Composer Johann Adolph Scheibe was born.

1819 - Composer Stanislaw Moniuszko was born.

1869 - Composer Hans Erich Pfitzner was born.

1891 - The Music Hall (later Carnegie Hall) had its grand opening with its first public performance. The first performer was Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

1900 - "The Billboard" (later called "Billboard") began weekly publication instead of monthly after six years of publication.

1955 - The musical "Damn Yankees" opened in New York City. It ran for 1,019 performances.

1962 - Chris Montez recorded "Let's Dance."

1968 - Buffalo Springfield performed their final concert in Long Beach, CA.

1969 - Stevie Wonder met President Nixon at the White House.

1972 - Paul Simon, Chicago and Carol King performed at a benefit for U.S. Presidential candidate George McGovern.

1984 - Chrissi Hynde (Pretenders) and Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) were married.

1986 - It was announced that Cleveland, Ohio, had been chosen as the city where the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would be built.

1995 - Steven Adler was arraigned on a felony count of possession of heroin, as well as 2 misdemeanor drug charges.

1998 - The Michigan state legislature introduced a bill that would limit concert attendance by minors under the age of 18.

1999 - Garth Brooks was named artist of the decade at the 34th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.