Music History for
1822 - Composer Josef Joachim Raff was born.
1950 - Frank Sinatra made his TV debut on NBC's "Star-Spangled
1957 - "That'll be the Day" b/w "I'm Looking For Someone To Love" by the Crickets was released.
1961 - Johnny Cash appeared on NBC's "The Deputy."
1963 - Bob Dylan released album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan."
1964 - Eleven boys were suspended at a Coventry, England, school
for having a hair style like Mick Jagger.
1967 - Columbia and RCA Victor announced that they would raise the
list price of mono albums by a dollar on June 1. It was the
first increase since 1953.
1977 - In the U.K., the Sex Pistols single "God Save the Queen" was released. The song was banned on May 31 by the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority.
1983 - Metallica finished recording the album "Kill 'Em All."
1987 - During a show in Rome's Flaminio Stadio, U2's sound system
set off earthquake alarms in two neighborhoods.
1988 - Van Halen's "Monster Of Rock" touring festival opened at the
Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin.
1989 - Stevie Wonder was given the Badge Of Solidarity from the
Polish Labor Movement in Warsaw.
2003 - Liza Minelli sang an a cappella version of "Liza With a Z" with Luciano Pavarotti live via satellite for a charity show on Italian television. She had been hospitalized two days early after falling and breaking her right kneecap.
2016 - The Monkees album "Good Times!" was released. The album was recorded to commemorate the band's 50th anniversary.