Music History for
1841 - Composer Karl Tausig was born.
1961 - Bob Dylan made his Carnegie Chapter Hall debut in New York City. The show was seen by 50 people who paid two dollars each at Carnegie Hall.
1971 - Bob Dylan recorded the song "George Jackson." Jackson was a black militant what had been killed in a California prison shootout.
1973 - Soft Machine and Pink Floyd held a benefit concert for Robert Wyatt who had been paralyzed earlier in the year.
1978 - Greg Reeves, sued his former band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young for $1 million in unpaid back royalties.
1988 - The U2 concert movie "Rattle and Hum" opened in the U.S. and the U.K. It opened in Ireland on October 27.
1990 - The musical "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opened on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre.
1991 - Bobby "Blue" Bland, Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, The Isley Brothers, The Yardbirds, and Sam & Dave were elected to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
1992 - Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin sign a $39 million publishing contract with Warner-Chappell music.
1995 - Michael Jackson premiered his single "Earth Song" on the German game show "Wanna Bet?".
Today in Michael Jackson History
1996 - Michael Jackson announced that he and a friend, Debbie Rowe, were expecting a child, but he denied that the couple had used artificial insemination and that Rowe had been paid to carry the baby.
1998 - Amazon.com formed "Advantage ForMusic," which allowed unsigned artists and independent labels to sell music online.
2002 - The book "Journals" was released. The book, about Kurt Cobain, contained letters and diary entries from the 1980s until 1994.
2010 - In Santa Monica, CA, Metallica headlined the launch event for Activision's "Call of Duty: Black Ops" video game at Hanger 8.
2010 - The five members of the Backstreet Boys performed on "Oprah." It was the first time all five had performed together since 2006.