Music History for

May 16

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1929 - Paul Whiteman and his orchestra backed Bing Crosby recorded "Sposin’."

1946 - The Irving Berlin musical, "Annie Get Your Gun," opened at New York’s Imperial Theatre for the first of 1,147 performances.

1965 - The Rolling Stones appeared with Chuck Berry on the television show "Hollywood A-GO-GO."

1965 - The Beach Boys appeared on the "The Ed Sullivan Show" and performed "Help Me Rhonda."

1966 - The Beach Boys album "Pet Sounds" was released.

1968 - Tony Joe White recorded "Polk Salad Annie."

1969 - Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane) was arrested for possession of marijuana at the Royal Orleans Hotel in New Orleans.

1969 - Pete Townshend (Who) was arrested onstage after mistakenly kicking a New York police officer.

1970 - Randy Bachman left the Guess Who.

1970 - Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane) was arrested for marijuana possession and for contributing to the deliquency of minors in Bloomington, MN.

1980 - Dr. George C. Nichopoulos was indicted in Memphis on 14 counts of overprescribing drugs to Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and nine other patients.

1981 - Martin Chambers (Pretenders) married Tracy Atkinson.

1983 - The television special "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever" aired. It was a taping of the first time that Michael Jackson performed the moonwalk for a live audience.
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1984 - Prince's "When Doves Cry" was released.

1986 - Caitlin O'Riordan (Pogues) and Elvis Costello were married.

1991 - Ray Charles was inducted into the Atlanta Celebrity Walk.

1992 - Weird Al Yankovic's "Smell Like Nirvana" hit #35 in the U.S.

1998 - Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones) fell off a chair while reaching for a book in his Connecticut home and injured his chest and ribs. A few concert dates were cancelled.

1999 - Paul Brandt and Claudia Church leave for Bosnia to entertain U.S. troops there.

2000 - The Artist announced that he was reclaiming the name "Prince" since his contract with Warner-Chappell had expired. The contract officially ended on December 31, 1999.

2000 - The "What My Heart Has Seen" exhibition opened at the Catto Gallery in London. The art is the work of Tony Bennett.

2000 - The Britney Spears album "Oops!..I Did It Again" was released.

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