Music History for

May 24


1781 - Composer Louis-Francois Dauprat was born.

1964 - On "The Ed Sullivan Show," a taped Beatles performance was played. The Beatles performed "You Can't Do That" from the set of "A Hard Day's Night."
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1967 - The Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble" premiered in New York. It was released across the U.S on April 5.

1974 - On "Midnight Special," Richard Pryor was host to Olivia Newton-John and Boz Scaggs.

1979 - Genesis manned a box office selling tickets to their benefit show at L.A.'s Roxy.

1982 - Topper Headon left the Clash.

1982 - Jefferson Starship, the Grateful Dead, Boz Scaggs, and Country Joe McDonald played at San Francisco's Moscone Center to raise money for the Vietnam Veterans Project.

1983 - Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet broke up the band Yaz.

1986 - Garth Brooks and Sandy Mahl were married.

1986 - Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, and Peter Tork reunited as the Monkees. They kicked off their reunion tour at the Concord Hotel, in New York's Catskills Mountains.

1989 - The Mavis Staples album "Time Waits For No One" was released.

1989 - "Weird Al" Yankovic recorded "Generic Blues," "Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota," "Hot Rocks Polka," "Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters," and "Spam." The five tracks all appeared on the soundtrack to his film "UHF."

1990 - Axl Rose and Erin Everly filed for divorce. They had been married for less than a month.

1998 - The first Native American Music Awards took place at the Fox Theater at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CN.

1998 - Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell proclaimed May 24th "Van Halen Day" in Philadelphia.
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1999 - David Bowie wrote and recorded the song "What's Really Happening" during a live Webcast. The song appeared on the album "hours."

2000 - Chuck D testified to the U.S. Congress about the benefits of Napster and online music distribution.

2000 - Puff Daddy settled the last lawsuit that had arisen from a 1991 stampede at a New York charity event.