Music History for

May 8


1742 - Composer Johann Baptiste Krumpholtz was born.

1745 - Composer Carl Philipp Stamitz was born.

1829 - Composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk was born.

1941 - Anita O’Day recorded "Let Me Off Uptown" with Gene Krupa and his band.

1970 - The Beatles album "Let it Be" was released.
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1972 - Billy Preston became the first rock performer to headline at Radio City Music Hall.

1977 - Olivia Newton-John made her New York City debut with a concert at the Metropolitan Opera House.

1990 - Tom Waits won $2.5 million when a Los Angeles court ruled that Frito-Lay unlawfully used a Waits sound alike in its Doritos ads.

1992 - Will Smith (the Fresh Prince) and songwriter Sheree Zampino were married.

1998 - Johnny Winter was inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk.

1998 - The Smashing Pumpkins filed a suit against Westwood One. The claim was that the radio syndicator had breached an oral and implied agreement when they licensed a 1991 interview with the band.

2002 - It was announced that Mariah Carey had signed a deal that included her own label.