Music History for

May 9


1740 - Composer Giovanni Paisiello was born.

1814 - Composer Adolph von Henselt was born.

1865 - Composer August de Boeck was born.

1939 - Ray Eberle recorded "Stairway to the Stars" with the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

1944 - Jimmie Davis became the Governor of Louisiana. He wrote the song "You Are My Sunshine."

1958 - Alan Freed was indicted for inciting unlawful destruction of property in Boston.

1962 - Brian Epstein met with EMI producer George Martin. Martin signed the Beatles to record demos on June 4, 1962. It was their first recording contract.
Today in Beatles History

1964 - Chuck Berry began his first British tour.

1965 - Vladimir Horowitz played his first public concert in 12 years at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1967 - "Damita Jo Day" was celebrated in her hometown of Austin, TX.

1973 - Mick Jagger added $150,000 of his own money to the $350,000 raised by the Rolling Stones' January benefit concert for victims of a Nicaraguan earthquake.

1978 - Fee Waybill (Tubes) fell of a stage during a show in England, resulted in a broken leg.

1985 - Phil Collins released the single "Sussudio."

1990 - Sinead O'Connor refused to perform on "Saturday Night Live" after Andrew Dice Clay was named as host.

1998 - Puff Daddy and Jimmy Page were musical guests on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." They performed their collaboration "Come With Me."

1998 - Lester Butler died at the age of 39 of a drug overdose.

2000 - A U.S. federal appeals court upheld a $5.4 million jury decision that Michael Bolton had plagiarized parts of the song "Love is a Wonderful Thing." The original song, of the same name, was released in 1966 by the Isley Brothers.

2002 - It was announced that Ozzy Osbourne and his family had signed deal that included two books.