Music History for
1805 - Composer Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann was born.
1956 - Buddy Holly got a prescription for contact lenses. He
couldn't get used to wearing them so he continued to use
his trademark glasses.
1956 - The Platters released their self-titled debut album on Mecury Records.
1959 - Cliff Richard's first movie, "Serious Charge," premiered.
1968 - Paul McCartney and John Lennon were guests on NBC's
"Tonight Show" with guest host Joe Gragiola..
Today in Beatles History
1968 - The Rascals recorded "People Got to Be Free."
1976 - Keith Relf (Yardbirds) died from electrocution while playing an improperly grounded electric guitar. He was 33 years old.
1982 - The Clash released the album "Combat Rock."
1985 - Michael Jackson received a humanitarian award from U.S. President Ronald Reagan at the White House.
Today in Michael Jackson History
1988 - Atlantic Records celebrated its 40th anniversary with a televised cable show.
1992 - KISS released the album "Revenge."
1998 - Frank Sinatra died after a heart attack at the age of 82.
1998 - George Michael pled no contest in the Beverly Hills Municipal
Court to committing a lewd act in a park restroom. He was
fined $810, given 80 hours of community service, and ordered
to undergo counseling.