Music History for

November 2


1739 - Composer Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf was born.

1915 - Composer Douglas Lilburn was born.

1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" premiered.

1963 - Dion stormed out of a taping of the English TV show "Ready Steady Go!" He complained that the go-go dancers were distracting him from his performance.

1963 - Kate Smith gave her first full concert to paying customers.

1966 - Mississippi John Hurt died at the age of 73.

1974 - George Harrison began his first tour in eight years. He was the first former Beatle to attempt a nationwide solo tour.

1978 - The Police released the debut album "Outlandos d'Amour."

1979 - The movie "Quadrophenia" opened. The movie features Sting.

1989 - The musical "Meet Me in St. Louis" opened.

1990 - "Graffiti Bridge," Prince's fourth film, co-starring Tevin Campbell and Mavis Staples opened.

1998 - Atlantic Records launched an online music video service, Instavid.

2003 - Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs ran in the New York City Marathon. He finished in 4 hours, 14 minutes and 54 seconds. He raised $2 million dollars for children.