Music History for

May 12

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1739 - Composer Jan Krtitel Vanhal was born.

1754 - Composer Franz Anton Hoffmeister was born.

1755 - Composer Giovanni Battista Viotti was born.

1842 - Composer Jules-Emile-Frederic Massenet was born.

1845 - Composer Gabriel-Urbain Faure was born.

1855 - Composer Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov (Anatoly Liadov) was born.

1903 - Composer Sir Lennox Berkeley was born.

1955 - Gisele MacKenzie played a singer on the NBC-TV program, "Justice."

1960 - Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley appeared on the same TV special and performed the other's hit. Elvis sang "Witchcraft" and Sinatra sang "Love Me Tender."

1963 - Bob Dylan walked out of dress rehearsals for "The Ed Sullivan Show" when CBS censors told him he could not perform "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues."

1965 - "Satisfaction" was recorded by the Rolling Stones.


1967 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their debut album "Are You Experienced."

1967 - Archie Bell (Drells) was drafted into the U.S. military for a tour of Vietnam.

1969 - Fashion designer Jeannie "Genie the Tailor" Franklyn and drummer Martin Lamble (Fairport Convention) were killed in a car accident in London.

1971 - Jerry Lee Lewis was granted a divorce from his cousin Myra.

1971 - Mick Jagger and Bianca Perez Morena de Macias were married.

1972 - The Rolling Stones released the album "Exile on Main St."

1977 - "Hotel California" earned a gold record for the Eagles.

1985 - An honorary Doctor of Music degree was given to Lionel Richie from his alma mater Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.

1999 - George Jones pled guilty to driving while impaired and violating the Tennessee's open-container law in Franklin. He was fined $550.

2002 - At Miami International Airport, Dionne Warwick was arrested when baggage screeners found 11 marijuana cigarettes inside her lipstick container.

2002 - Tom Hamilton's (Aerosmith) home in Cape Cod was destroyed by a fire. The house was under construction at the time.

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