Music History for
1883 - Composer Sir George Dyson was born.
1892 - Marie Dressler made her debut in "The Robber of the Rhine" in New York City.
1941 - Frank Sinatra joined Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra in recording "This Love of Mine."
1955 - "Billboard" reported that "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" was the most popular song in the U.S.
1957 - The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) was established. The NARAS is known for organizing the Grammy Awards.
1966 - The Rolling Stones single "Paint It Black" hit #1 in the U.K.
1966 - Ike & Tina Turner released "River Deep, Mountain, High."
1969 - Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) and girlfriend Marianne Faithful were arrested in their London home on marijuana possession charges.
1969 - Judy Collins appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.
1973 - Ronnie Lane left the band Faces.
1976 - The Allman Brothers Band broke up after Gregg Allman testified against his personal road manager in a drug case. The band reformed in 1978.
1977 - Bruce Springsteen settled out of court with his former manager Mike Appel. The settlement allowed Springsteen to began recording again.
1977 - John Davidson escaped a fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky, which killed 164 people and injured 130 others.
1979 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund held a news conference to announce plans for a memorial honoring those who served in the war.
1983 - "Weird Al" Yankovic left his job as a mail clerk.
1986 - Dick Clark's "America Picks the No. 1 Songs" TV special aired.
1987 - Whitney Houston released her album "Whitney."
1996 - Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) was arrested after allegedly overdosing on a speedball of cocaine and heroin at the Los Angeles Sunset Marquis hotel on the Strip.
1998 - Elton John and Bernie Taupin won an Ivor Novello Award for their re-written version of "Candle in the Wind '97."