Music History for

May 11


1791 - Composer Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek was born.

1895 - Composer William Grant Still was born.

1957 - Buddy Holly and the Crickets auditioned for "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts" and were rejected.

1957 - The Everly Brothers made their debut on "Grand Ole Opry" in Nashville, TN.

1964 -The Beach Boys single "I Get Around" was released.

1965 - Liza Minnelli opened in "Flora the Red Menace."

1965 - The Byrds made their TV debut with "Mr. Tambourine Man" on NBC's "Hullabaloo."

1967 - The ABC-TV special "Rodgers & Hart Today" aired. It starred Bobby Darin, the Supremes, Petula Clark and the Mamas & the Papas.

1970 - The triple album "Woodstock" soundtrack was released on Cotillion Records.

1972 - John Lennon appeared on the "Dick Cavett" TV show and said that the FBI had tapped his phone.
Today in Beatles History

1985 - Madonna's single "Crazy For You" hit #1.

1990 - Ritchie Valens was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame posthumously.

1995 - Jimmy Vaughan, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunited for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn. All five had played with Vaughan at his last show on August 26, 1990, before he was killed in a helicopter crash.

2015 - Fox announced that American Idol would conclude at the end of its fifteenth season.