Music History for

May 20


1941 - Harry James and his orchestra recorded "You Made Me Love You."

1942 - "I've Got A Gal in Kalamazoo" was recorded by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra.

1954 - Bill Haley and the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" was released. It was not successful until it was released in 1955 on the soundtrack to "Blackboard Jungle."

1960 - Alan Freed, a disc jockey, was indicted for income tax evasion stemming from payola.

1968 - Pete Townshed and Karen Astley were married.

1969 - Peter Cetera (Chicago) was beaten up by four men at a Chicago Cubs-Dodgers baseball game. The men objected to the length of Cetera's hair. Cetera underwent four hours of emergency surgery.

1970 - The Beatles film "Let It Be" opened in the U.K.
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1977 - The stage show "Beatlemania" opened at the Winter Garden Theater, New York.
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1978 - "The Buddy Holly Story" premiered in of Lubbock, TX.

1980 - KISS released the album "Unmasked."

1980 - In Hamburg, Germany, Joe Strummer (The Clash) was arrested for hitting a violent audience member with his guitar during a show.

1992 - Aerosmith donated $10,000 to support "Corporal Politics," a controversial art exhibition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1996 - The Metallica single "Until It Sleeps" was released world-wide, excluding North America, where it was released the next day.

1998 - Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) started serving a 6-month sentence for felony spousal abuse.

2008 - The U.S. Congress passed a resolution that designated Frank Sinatra Day to honor his contributions to American culture.